Posted on October 01, 2014

Qatar University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering will organize and host the 11th edition of the ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances of computer systems and their applications.

The event will be held on November 10-13 under the patronage of H.E. Dr Hessa Bint Al-Jaber, Qatar Minister of Information and Communication Technology, and under the scientific patronage of the ACS and IEEE institutions. Details of the conference were made at a press briefing held at QU yesterday which was led by College of Engineering (CENG) dean Dr Rashid Alammari and ICTQatar head of marketing and public relations Mr Hussain Abdulla Salatt. The briefing also included an agreement signed by the two parties for Gold sponsorship of the conference.

Dr Alammari expressed his pride in the College and the Department being selected to organize and host the conference, saying:  "We look forward to welcoming all the participants to Qatar and to demonstrating, along with our partners, the pace of development in ICT that is happening in the country. At the College, we continue to seek ways to further our academic and research progress by engaging dialogue from experts worldwide, and ensure continuing quality and excellence in the computer and engineering fields in line with the objectives of QNV 2030. I also extend many thanks of appreciation to ICTQatar for their sponsorship of the event at such a high level".

The AICCSA comes with international recognition and will see the participation of researchers from 33 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and from US and Australia with several keynote speakers from prestigious institutions such as Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (US), and the scientific and organizational involvement of local partner institutions QCRI, ICTQatar and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).

QU students, through support from conference sponsors, will participate in conference activities to benefit from opportunities to network with international students, professors and industry professionals, and deepen their knowledge of current and emerging ICT fields.Qatar University to host [qatarisbooming.com].jpg

A total of 260 conference papers have been received, with 40% being accepted for presentation at the conference.  Accepted papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and included in IEEE Xplore online library.  Topics include Cloud and Distributed Computing, High Performance Computing, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Analytics  BPM, Web Services, Security, Privacy, Data and Knowledge Management, Natural Language Processing, e-Learning, m-learning, among many others.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, special ICT sessions and panels will highlight the expertise of Qatari companies and discuss ICT challenges  and innovations to tackle them.  A panel discussion will also present Qatar national research and development priorities in ICT in order to foster international collaborations with participating companies and universities. A one-day PhD symposium for research students will allow them to show their work to the international community and enlarge their professional network.

Also on the program are one-day tutorials delivered by recognized experts and open to any organization wishing to leverage its knowledge; and two half-days workshops on Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, for the benefit of industry engineers and university scholars.

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