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26 June, 2016

Prestigious IEEE conference to make mena debut in dubai in november

Dubai, June 26, 2016Widely regarded as one of the premier international forums on computer networking, the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Computer Society Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) is coming to Dubai in November.

Over 150 international delegates to attend the event being hosted by Canadian University Dubai at The Address, Dubai Mall, from November 7 to 10
Dubai, June 26, 2016

Widely regarded as one of the premier international forums on computer networking, the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Computer Society Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) is coming to Dubai in November.

Despite competitive bids from universities in Singapore and Germany, the School of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology at Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has succeeded in bringing the 41st edition of the international conference to MENA for the first time.

The annual event promotes exchange of ideas and results on theoretical and practical aspects of networking among researchers, users, and product developers. This year's conference will be co-hosted by CUD at The Address, Dubai Mall, from November 7 to 10.

The IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading membership organization dedicated to computer science and technology. Serving more than 60,000 members worldwide, the organization is the trusted information, networking, and career-development source for a global community of technology leaders that includes researchers, educators, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students.

Having had a long-standing involvement with the LCN conference since 2005, Associate Professor Dr. Adel Ben Mnaouer, of the School of Engineering at CUD, has successfully earned the backing of the steering committee of the LCN to bring this flagship conference to the region. Dr. Mnaouer also has strong academic and research credentials in the field of networking, and a portfolio of $3 million in funded research and innovation projects.

General Chair of the conference committee, Dr. Salil Kanhere, said, "This will be the first journey of IEEE LCN to Asia and the Middle East and North African region. LCN is one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Computer Society; major developments from high-speed networks to the global Internet to specialized sensor networks have been reported at past LCNs.

"The 2016 conference has received a record number of submissions from all across the world and it is expected that the event will be a huge success with over 150 international delegates expected to attend from academia and industry. The committee would like to thank Canadian University Dubai for supporting and hosting this event."

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Dr. Mnaouer, who is General Co-Chair of the LCN 2016, said, "We are delighted that IEEE LCN has decided to bring this major conference to the MENA region for the first time, and in particular, to Dubai. With a growing research and innovation agenda, the UAE is well-positioned to host this group of eminent scientists from across the globe, to share their research, network and to set the agenda for future technological development. We are also honored that IEEE LCN has partnered with CUD in this flagship event, reflecting the importance of higher education in advancing the innovation agenda." 

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Naheed Maalik, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communication, Canadian University Dubai.
P.O.Box 117781, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Phone: +971 4 7096801, +971 50 2277301
Email: Naheed@cud.ac.ae
Website
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