The e-AGE platform had established itself as an important venue for networking among experts and scientists from all over the world. In e-AGE 2015, we will keep the focus on Intercontinental Connectivity of the Pan Arab Network. The e-Infrastuctures evolving in the Arab region at both national and regional levels as more than 15 Arab countries now have NREN in place or starting their NREN. At the regional level, ASREN announced the operation of the Arabian Global Educational Open PoP (AGE-OP) in London Telicity in cooperation with GEANT Association, Ankabut announced the operation of the first Arab Global Educational Open Exchange AGE-OX in Fujairah in cooperation with Internet2.
It is the time now for e-AGE 2015 to pay more attention to users, applications, services and inclusion of stakeholders in research and education and related services to enable and to facilitate collaboration to encourage resources and knowledge sharing. We will facilitate discussion and more sessions, panels, meetings and workshops to present and exchange research and education experience and innovations. Access to resources, services and applications will be another area of focus during the conference. In short words, e-AGE 2015 is coming with “Revealing and Harvesting Knowledge” as the main theme of the conference and all activities will be centered on it.
Following on the success of e-AGE in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, e-AGE 2015 will include events, workshops and meetings centered on the following themes:
The 8th Event on Euro-Mediterranean e-Infrastructure
The 5th annual meeting of ASREN
AROQA 7th Annual Conference
EUMEDCONNECT3 and AfricaConnect2 Project Meetings
Moreover, special sessions will be dedicated to specific domains, mainly focusing on experiences in connectivity and e-Infrastructure, applications and services across a variety of scientific domains. It is also important to show how research infrastructure creates tangible benefits to communities and collaborations. It is still critical to demonstrate how research connectivity can promote collaboration and innovation. Different discussions will be stimulated during e-AGE to drive outcomes and concrete results on practical steps towards developing a regional e-Infrastructure.