The e-AGE conference had established itself as an important venue for networking among experts and scientists. In 2017, e-AGE will be held under the patronage of His Excellency Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, the secretary general of the League of Arab States in Cairo, Egypt during 3 – 4 December 2017.
In e-AGE 2017, the focus will be on Intercontinental Connectivity, and how internetworking has contributed to Science and Innovation. The e-Infrastructure has evolved in the Arab region at both national and regional levels as more than 17 National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in the Arab countries. At the regional level, ASREN announced the operation of the Arabian Global Educational Open PoP (AGE-OP) in London in cooperation with GEANT. In short words, e-AGE 2017 is coming with “EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION” as the main theme of the conference and all activities will be centered on it.
e-AGE 2017 will include events, workshops and meetings centered around the following themes:
- The 10th Event on Euro-Mediterranean e-Infrastructure
- The 7th annual meeting of ASREN
- AROQA 9th Annual Conference
- EUMEDCONNECT3 and Africaconnect2 Project Meetings
- Technical workshops on R&E networking
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.