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Day 1, 12 December 2013

08:00 – 09:​00      Registration
09:00 – 10:​00      Opening (Joint for ASREN e-AGE 2013  and AROQA 5th annual conference) [VIDEO]
-  H.E. Moncef Bin Salem, Minister, MOHESR, Tunisia [VIDEO]
-  H.E. Faeqa Saeed Alsaleh, Assistant Secretary General for Social Affairs, LAS, Egypt [VIDEO]
-  H.E. Ali Al-Adeeb, Minister, MOESR, Iraq (Represented by Dr. Mohammed Atiya-Sarag, Director General, Research   and Development Directorate) [VIDEO]
-  H.E. AIi Abu Zuhri, Minister, MOHESR, Palestine [VIDEO]
-  H.E. Bashir M. Eshtewi, Deputy Minister, MOHESR, Libya
-  Mr. Kamel Braham, World Bank [VIDEO]
-  H.E. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman, Chairman, ASREN, Jordan [VIDEO]
-  Appreciation [VIDEO]
-  Signing MOU between MOHESR of Iraq and ASREN [VIDEO]
  *Opening Session Moderator: Salem Alagtash, Managing Director, Research, Education and Administration, ASREN, Bahrain
10:00 – 10:30      Keynotes
-  Yousef Torman, “Regional Updates”, Managing Director, Technology, Networking and Infrastructures, ASREN, Jordan [VIDEO]
-  Roberto Barbera, “Science Gateways”, University of Catania and INFN, Italy [VIDEO]
10:30 – 11:00      Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30     Session1: “Connect…”
-  Habib Yousef, "CCK: Past, Present and Future", General Manager, Computing Center Al Khwarizmi, Tunisia (CHAIR) [VIDEO]
-  Hyong Soon KIM, "KOREN, the progress of ICT research infrastructure in Korea", Director, KOREN, Korea [VIDEO]
-  Alberto Perez Gomez, “RedIRIS – New network infrastructure and new challenges”, Deputy Director for RedIRIS & International Relations of Dominios.es, Spain [VIDEO]
12:30 – 14:00      Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30      Session2: “Access: R&E Enablers”
-  Hedi Haddada, "International cooperation of the CNRS", Research Director, CNRS, France, (CHAIR) [VIDEO]
-  Magda Hussein Zaki, “The Role Arab League“, Director of Education and Scientific Research, LAS, Egypt [VIDEO]
-  Hans Frese, “Filling gaps and needs of NRENs – the SILK experience“, Technical Advisor, NATO, Germany [VIDEO]
-  Patrick FASSNACHT, “CERN: the main three axis - Research, Innovation and Training”, Adviser to DG for MENA, CERN, Switzerland [VIDEO]
15:30 – 16:00       Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30      Session3: “Roundtable Discussion on ASREN and e-Infrastructures developments in the Arab World” [VIDEO]
-  Federico Ruggieri, CHAIN-REDS Project Manager, University of Rome III, Italy, (CHAIR)
-  David West, EUMEDCONNECT3 Project Manager, DANTE, UK
-  Salem Alagtash, Managing Director, Research, Education and Administration, ASREN, Bahrain
-  Mohamad Eljazzar, Manager, Information Security, Qatar University , Qatar
-  Tiwonge Msulira Banda, F&A Manager, UbuntuNet Alliance, Malawi





18:00  19:30    Welcome Reception by  Computing Center Al Khwarizmi [VIDEO]

Day 2, 13 December 2013

08:00  09:00      Registration
09:00 – 10:30      Session 4: “NRENs, Changes, Challenges and Opportunities”
-  Johnathon Chapman, “NREN 3.0 –Globalization”, Chair, Internet2 Emerging NRENs Middle East Special Interest Group, (CHAIR) [VIDEO]
-  John Dyer, “The evolution & development of Research & Education Networks”, Business & Technical Strategist, TERENA, Netherlands [VIDEO]
-  Yves Poppe, “Evolution of the Middle Eastern subsea cable capacity”, Director of Business Development and Strategy, Data Services, Tata Communications, Canada [VIDEO]
-  Rodney Wilson, “Ultra-high Speed, long reach 400G Transmission made real”, Senior Director, External Research, Ciena [VIDEO]
-  Fahd Batayneh, “Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) – A Community Driven Approach“, Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, ICANN, Jordan [VIDEO]
10:30 – 11:00      Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30      Session5: “Innovate…"
-  Najoua Kamoun, “Institute Of Physicochemical Analysis“, General Director, INRAP, Tunisia [VIDEO]
-  Guido Zebisch, “Facilitating Knowledge Transfer: ALECSO´s Quatrilingual Arabic Technical Online Dictionary”, ARABTERM Project Coordinator, Morocco (presented via recorded video) [VIDEO]
-  Hafedh Belmabrouk, “National Center for Nuclear Science and Technology – CNSTN", Director General , CNSTN, Tunisia [VIDEO]
-  Jauad El Kharraz, “Arab World Association of Young Scientists”, Secretary General, ArabWAYS, Morocco (Presentation only)
12:30 – 14:00      Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30      Session6: “eScience Across Borders”
14:30 – 16:00      Session7: “Round Table Discussion on Clouds for Research and Education” [VIDEO]
-  Ognjen Prnjat, “Regional Development Approaches to Shared Computing Infrastructures”"Oceanos and synnefo - clouds for global R&E", European and Regional e-Infrastructure Manager, GRNET, Greece, (CHAIR)
-  Rafael Mayo-García, “A CHAIN-REDS Perspective about Data Access and Metadata Management”, Senior Researcher, CIEMAT, Spain [VIDEO]
-  Salem Alagtash, Managing Director, Research, Education and Administration, ASREN, Bahrain
-  Vincenzo Puliatti, Chairman, IT Synergy, Egypt
16:00 – 16:30      End of e-AGE 2013 (Joint Closing for ASREN e-AGE 2103 and AROQA 5th Annual Conference) [VIDEO]
-  Questions, Comments, Announcements, Yousef Torman, Managing Director, Technology, Networking and Infrastructures, ASREN, Jordan
-  Tunis Declarations, Salem Alagtash, Managing Director, Research, Education and Administration, ASREN, Bahrain
-  Thank You by ASREN Team
16:30 - 17:00     Coffee Break