Project meetings: 2 December 2017 - EUN, Cairo University (MAP)
 09:00 - 17:30  EUMEDCONNECT3 and AfricaConnect2 Cluster3 Meeting
                           Internet2 SIG Middle East Meeting (Closed Meetings)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 
DAY1: Sunday, December 3rd,  2017
 
 08:30 - 09:00  Registration – League of Arab States, Cairo (MAP)
 09:00 - 09:50  Session (1): High Level Opening ceremony and welcoming remarks with AROQA
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HE Ambassador Dr. Badereddine Al Alali, Arab League Assistant Secretary General and Head of the Social Affairs Sector, League of Arab States, Egypt
HE Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman of ASREN and AROQA, Jordan
HE Ambassador Mr. Ivan Surkoš, Head of the Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Egypt
HE Dr. Khaled Atef Abdel Ghaffar, Minister, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt
HE Prof. Mohamed Swehli, Secretary General, The Arab Board of Health Specializations, Jordan
 09:50 - 10:10  Keynote (1)
 

Michael Foley, “NRENs: Access Pathways to Global Knowledge”, Former Lead Distance Learning Specialist at the World Bank, Ireland

 10:10 - 10:30  Appreciation and Recognition

 Moderator: Salem Alagtash, Arab States Research and Education Network, Jordan
                     Yousef Torman, Arab States Research and Education Network, Jordan
 10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break
 11:00 - 12:30  Session (2): ASREN NRENs New Success Stories
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CHAIR: 
Ahmed Hassan, Managing Director, Egyptian Universities Network (EUN), Egypt
David West, Project Manager, AfricaConnect2 & EUMEDCONNECT3, United Kingdom
Saleh Sharaeh, Executive Director, Jordanian Universities Network (JUNet), Jordan
Habib Youssef, Director General, The Computing Center Al Khwarizmi (CCK), Tunisia
Yousif Asfour, CIO, American University at Beirut (AUB), Lebanon

Salem Alagtash, German Jordanian University & ASREN, Jordan

 12:30 - 14:00  Lunch Break
 14:00 - 14:15  Keynote (2)
 
Karim Abdelghani, “ITU Measuring the Information Society Report 2017: Focus on the Arab Region”, Programme Coordinator, ITU Arab Regional Office, Egypt
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 14:15 - 15:30  Session (3): e-Infrastructures Boosting Education (1)
 
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CHAIR: 
Richard French, “Is the Global NREN community ready to support Transnational Education?”, TNE Business Development Manager, Jisc, United Kingdom
Suzanne Samir, "The Role of Libraries: Dissemination of Technology in the Education Process”, Head of Educational Services Section, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
Rami Zaki Iskander, “e-Learning in the Egyptian Public Universities:Overview and Future Prospective”, Director of National E-learning Center, Supreme Council of Universities, Egypt
Yasser Dakroury, “EELU Innovative Learning Model to Qualify STEM Teachers”, President, Egyptian E-Learning University, Egypt

Iman Abu El Maaly, “NRENs and Library Consortia: Towards an Effective and Collaborative Relationship”, Associate Professor, Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), Sudan

 15:30 - 16:00  Coffee Break
 16:00 - 17:00  Session (4): Research & Collaboration
 
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CHAIR: 
Islam Abou El-Magd, "Value of Earth Observation in the Decision Making Process for Socio-economic Development"Head of Environmental Studies Department & International Relation Coordinator, NARSS, Egypt
Mohamed Yasser Khalil, "SESAME Lights the Middle East and Neighboring Countries"Director of Administration, Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), Jordan
Kevin Sale, “From Science DMZ to a Global Research Platform”, Networks & Communications Manager, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), KSA

Fares Boubakour, “Transport and Mobility Facing Sustainability Challenges: from the Classical Solutions to the Innovative Solutions based on Intelligent Transportation Systems”, University Pole of Kolea, Algeria

 16:30 - 17:00  ASREN Shareholders Meeting (Closed to ASREN members and by invitation)
 
DAY2: Monday, December 4th, 2017
 
 08:30 - 09:00  Registration – League of Arab States, Cairo (MAP)
 09:00 - 09:20  Keynote (3)
 

Fahd A. Batayneh, “Accelerating the Digital Economy in the MENAT Region”, Manager, Global Stakeholder Engagement, ICANN, Jordan

 09:20 - 10:30  Session (5): Cross-Border Collaboration
 
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CHAIR: 
Louis Hyunho Choi, “Introduction of Asi@Connect Project for Collaborations in the Field of ICT”, Senior Administrative Manager, TEIN* Cooperation Center, South Korea
Edward Moynihan, “The NEAAR Collaboration: Developing Networking and Human Expertise in Support of International Science”, Principal, Indiana University, USA
Hadia Elminiawi, “DNS-Entrepreneurship Centre Regional Experience”, Director, DNS-Entrepreneurship Center, NTRA, Egypt

Omo Oaiya, “WACREN - Connecting West and Central Africa to the Global R&E Network”, CTO, West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), Nigeria

 10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break
 11:00 - 12:30  Session (6): Technologies and Trends
 
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CHAIR: 
Enrique Gomez ,”European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)”,  Program Officer, European Commission, DG Connect, Luxembourg (Remote Participation)
Ognjen Prnjat, “VI-SEEM Project”, European and Regional e-Infrastructure Manager, The Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET), Greece
Karl Meyer, GÉANT Services, Product Management Officer, GÉANT, United Kingdom (Remote Participation)
Kevin Meynell, Content and Resource Manager, ISOC Internet Society, Netherlands

Elisabetta Zuanelli, “Pragmema Cybersecurity Ontology Platform (POC)”, Professor, University of Rome, Italy

 12:30 - 14:00  Lunch Break
 14:00 - 15:30  Session (7):
 
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CHAIR:  
Mazin Qumsiyeh, “Research, Education, and Conservation in Developing Countries in a Networked Global Ecosystem”, Professor and Director, Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability, Bethlehem University, Palestine
Ahmed Dabbagh, "Vocational Education Towards Knowledge-Based Economy and 4th Industrial Revolution in the Arab World", Chief Education & Technology services Officer, Emirates College of Technology, UAE
Hani Ghali, “Development of Interactive M-Learning Teaching and Learning Platform at the British University in Egypt”, The British University in Egypt, Egypt
Abdulhakim E. Khmag, “Land Cover Change Detection in South Tripoli City, Libya”, Libyan Academe for High Education, Libya
Khaled Farj, “Libyan Higher Education Towards E-learning”, Faculty of Science, University of Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi, Libya
 15:30 - 16:00  Session (8): Joint Closing with AROQA
 
Yousef Torman and Salem Alagtash, ASREN
Welcome by the host of e-AGE 2018
Thank You, Appreciation and Group Photo.
 16:00 - 17:00  Coffee Break
 
 Workshop: 5 – 6 December 2017 - Cairo
 09:00 - 17:00  Serge Droz, Jaap van Ginkel, “Workshop on Computer Security Incident Response Team”