e-AGE - “International Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructures in a Global Environment” is an annual international conference organized by the Arab States Research and Education Network, ASREN. Since the launch of ASREN in December 2010 at the League of Arab States, it was decided to organize e-AGE every year in one of the Arab countries. e-AGE is in line with ASREN’s major objectives that are related to dissemination and awareness, promotion of research collaboration and joint activities, and establishment of research networks in the Arab region and worldwide.
e-AGE brings together scientists and representatives of ASREN, GÉANT, INTERNET2, WACREN, Ubuntunet Alliance, APAN, RedCLARA and other regional and national R&E networks. It also brings together the region’s foremost innovators, leaders and scientists to discuss and debate on topics of research and education networks and e- infrastructure deployment. The objective is to support education and research to address today’s most pressing problems in health, climate change, food and water scarcity, renewable energy, and environment.
Through the past 12 years, e-AGE conferences have been held in a number of Arab cities with high-level patronage and attendance of ministerial and decision-making officials (in 2020 and 2021 the events were held virtually due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions). Distinguished keynote speakers and authors have participated in panels and roundtable discussions to share experiences and debate on critical topics and requirements of research and education e-Infrastructures in the Arab region and beyond.
The conferences have successfully created forums for discussion, dissemination, and awareness among policy makers, research communities, and Arab NRENs, mainly on the importance of e-infrastructures and its development in the Arab region.
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