Dubai to host international wireless convention

Canadian University to organise Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference

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Dubai to host international wireless convention Benlamri: We hope that by hosting WMNC'13 we can share our passion for discovery.
By  Stephen McBride Published  April 21, 2013

Global specialists in mobile and wireless networking will meet in Dubai to discuss the future of the industry at the sixth Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC'13) later this month.

The event is to be hosted 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).

Education and business leaders from the UAE public and private sectors will attend WMNC'13 at Atlantis, The Palm to discuss new research that that is expected to heavily influence the future of wireless and mobile networking. 

The event is designed to serve as a 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.

Mr Buti Saeed al Ghandi, chancellor of the Canadian University of Dubai said, "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."

Many organisations are expected to attend the forum including both major UAE telcoms operators - Etisalat and du - and a host of others, such as government ministries, municipalities, universities, airlines, IT firms and banks.

Specialists in the fields of networking, wireless and mobile communication, and cloud computing are also expected to be there. 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 delegates from 37 countries.

This year's research papers cover a range of practical applications that are predicted to have far-reaching consequences for users of mobile and wireless networks. Body area sensor network for evaluating fitness exercise; remote health monitoring using social media systems; cross-platform mobile applications for Android and iOS; and the impact of trust in vehicular applications are some of the papers that will be presented.

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