World experts to discuss future technologies

World experts in mobile and wireless networking will meet in Dubai to discuss the future of the industry at the 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC’13) later this month.

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Published: Sun 21 Apr 2013, 4:13 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:33 AM

The event is hosted and organized between 23rd-25th April by the Canadian University of Dubai, and co-sponsored by the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE) and the International Federation for Signal Processing (IFIP) - the world’s largest professional associations for the advancement of technology.

Education and business leaders from the public and private sectors from across the UAE will attend WMNC’13 at Atlantis, The Palm to discuss brand new research that will revolutionise the future of wireless and mobile networking usage and technology WMNC’13 is the world’s leading discussion forum for researchers, practitioners and students interested in new developments in mobile and wireless networks, services, applications and mobile computing. Some 134 research papers will be presented and discussed by a panel of over 80 experts.

Chairing the event is Prof Rachid Benlamri, an expert in wireless and mobile networking. He said: “The Canadian University of Dubai is proud of its own research partnerships with top research laboratories around the world. We hope that by hosting WMNC’13 we can share our passion for discovery with the wider UAE community.

Prof Karim Chelli, President and Vice-Chancellor of the Canadian University of Dubai added “Through WMNC’13 and other events, the Canadian University of Dubai aims to bring the best minds to Dubai in support of education and innovation, not just for the benefit of our students and scholars, but also the wider UAE community.”

In line with the future strategy for Dubai, key members of the Dubai eGovernment Department have been invited to attend. The Dubai eGovernment Department’s strategy is: “to utilize both centralization and decentralization to help government departments optimally utilize their resources and provide online services to customers in a cost effective manner for both parties.”

Buti Saeed al Ghandi, Chancellor of the Canadian University of Dubai stated “As an educational institution it is our social responsibility to support the initiatives of Government throughout the UAE. Mobile and wireless technologies play a key role in these initiatives so we are pleased to be able to bring together world-class experts and Government stakeholders for discussion and presentations that are very relevant to Dubai’s future growth.”

Leaders in the fields of networking, wireless and mobile communication, and cloud computing will be flown in especially for the conference. Prof Muriel Medard from MIT, Boston, Prof Norman Beaulieu from Alberta, Canada, Professor Abbas Jamalipour from Sydney, Australia and Professor Bayan Sharif from Khalifa University in the UAE will deliver keynote speeches to hundreds of delegates from 37 countries.

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