01 February 2024
Professor Anas Al-Soud as Key Speaker at the International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Sustainability and Smart Systems in Bahrain
The Vice President of Al-Ahliyya Amman University for International Relations and Quality Affairs, Professor Anas Al-Soud, actively participated in the International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Sustainability and Smart Systems hosted by the University of Applied Sciences in Bahrain. The event, attended by Dr. Diana Abdulkarim Al-Jahrami, the Secretary-General of the Higher Education Council in Bahrain, took place at the University of Applied Sciences in Manama. The conference, featuring researchers from 64 countries globally, covered 364 scientific papers across 72 discussion sessions on January 28-29, 2024.
Professor Al-Soud delivered a presentation highlighting the top ten emerging technologies in sustainability and smart systems worldwide, based on the World Economic Forum's mid-year report. He elucidated the operational mechanisms of these technologies and how they can be leveraged across various sectors. Emphasizing the need for universities to adopt these technologies as research priorities, he underscored their potential contributions and applications.
Professor Waheeb Al-Khaja, the President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Applied Sciences in Bahrain, welcomed the keynote speakers, researchers, and participants, emphasizing the conference's goal of providing a multidisciplinary forum for knowledge exchange and discussions on the latest innovations in sustainable development, artificial intelligence, e-learning, financial technology, engineering and construction technologies, and sustainability and innovation in civil and architectural engineering.
Professor Al-Khaja affirmed the university's commitment to keeping pace with scientific developments in sustainability, enhancing them through curricula, projects, and applied research. He highlighted the university's infrastructure, prioritizing sustainability and contributing to the knowledge economy by providing outstanding higher education, meeting labor market needs, and supporting creative research.
Dr. Hatem Al-Masri, Acting President of the University of Applied Sciences and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Development, clarified that emerging technologies refer to a set of promising technical innovations expected to have a tangible impact on daily life. He noted that the conference offers an opportunity to bring together innovators and researchers in such technologies that integrate digital, physical, and biological worlds. These technologies span all specialties and industries, capturing global interest, especially from nations striving to enhance their knowledge economy.
It's worth mentioning that the conference encompasses seven axes revolving around the latest developments and initiatives in modern technology and sustainable development. These axes include artificial intelligence, computers and information technology, digital education, financial technology, engineering and construction technologies, and sustainability and innovation in civil and architectural engineering.