Khalifa University organizes the 6th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions

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Published December 12th, 2011 - 09:52 GMT
During the Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions
During the Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and Vice Chairman of Khalifa University’s Board of Trustees, Khalifa University started today the 6th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST2011). 

Opened by His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili, His Excellency Mr. Hussain Al Hammadi, members of Khalifa University’s Board of Trustees, in addition to both, Dr. Tod Laursen, Khalifa University’s President and Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, the University’s Executive Vice President, the ICITST is an internationally moderated conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on the evolution of information technology. 

The three-day conference aims to provide a highly professional and academic research forum that promotes collaboration between academia and industry. In particular, the objectives of ICITST are to bridge the knowledge gap between academia and the industry, and to promote the value of research in secured Internet transactions, as well as, the importance of information technology evolution to secured transactions. 

Commenting on the conference, Dr. Mohammed Al Mualla, Khalifa University’s Interim Provost said: “The topic of internet security is becoming one of the most important aspects of adopting advanced networking and computing infrastructural systems. “ 

“We, at Khalifa University, put special emphasis on quality research and conducting superior academic programs on issues related to  security, which, in turn, serve the growing needs of the market and the 2030 vision.”, Dr. Mohammed said. 

Patrick GENTY, Senior Representative of Dassault Aviation said: “We are delighted to be able to support Khalifa University in their initiative as we work closely with them. The topic of information security is especially important because we hold sensitive and critical information. We also support any research efforts to secure the future of the field and improve the knowledge base in the UAE.” 

The conference will have five main tracks and seven workshops running simultaneously. The workshops will touch on a number of relevant areas, such as: information security, e-Learning security, Radio-frequency identification (RFID) security and cryptography, ubiquitous computing security issues, distributed systems security, cloud applications and security, as well as, a student workshop on cryptology. 

A total of 140 papers spread over 30 technical sessions will be presented at the conference. These papers were written by 385 authors from 43 countries. The conference will also host five renowned keynote speakers in the fields of Security, Cybernetics, and Ubiquitous Computing. The conference will also include a panel discussion, providing an opportunity for public discussion. 

The event is sponsored by Dassault Aviation (Platinum), and Emirates Advanced Investments and Cassidian (Gold). The conference is also technically supported by the Infonomics Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the British Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) Middle East Section, SAP, World Scientific and Palgrave MacMillan. The proceedings of the conference will be published by the IEEE.

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Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

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