Today, Sunday, March 6, 2022, the First International Conference for Smart Mobility was launched at the headquarters of the International University of Alamein in the new city of Alamein, under the auspices of Professor Dr. Essam ElKordi, President of Alamein International University and Professor Dr.Hisham Gaber, Vice President of the University for Academics. The Conference will run on March 6 and 7, 2022.
The Conference was attended by Prof. Dr. Roshdi Zahran , President of the Board of Trustees of AIU, Prof .Dr. Mahmoud Sakr , President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Eng. Ashraf Hosni, Vice President of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Prof.Dr. Alaa Khamis AI & Smart Mobility Technical Leader at General Motors, Canada, Eng .Ravikiran Annaswamy, Global President of the Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The Conference was also attended by international and local experts from government, academic and industrial institutions, deans of different faculties and program managers at AIU.
The Conference was organized by the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, headed by Prof. Dr. Moustafa AlNainay, Dean of the Faculty, under the auspices and strategic partnership of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and under technical auspices from the Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The Conference is co-organized also by an alliance comprising the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, and the Egyptian-Japanese University of Science and Technology.
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Essam ElKordi, President of Alamein International University, welcomed the attendees at AIU. He added that the university’s hosting of the first international conference for smart mobility comes within its strategic plan towards developing and supporting influential applied scientific research to serve and empower the community, and contribute to the development of the New City of Alamein and other smart cities. The Conference represents a very important scientific, economic and governmental forum to review and discuss technological issues, legislation and laws, as well as future plans for smart cities, which will contribute significantly to the development of smart mobility systems, which have become one of the main pillars in the fourth-generation cities.
For his part, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Sakr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, praised the alliance organizing the Conference, adding that the Academy adopts the idea of alliances in joint work, with the aim of uniting efforts and funding, and that the role of each entity in the alliance is important in achieving the implementation of mega projects.
On the other hand, Eng. Ashraf Hosny, Vice President of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, stated that he always pushes for effective participation, in all sectors, in the field of communications, and that the NTRA believes in scientific research, and is open to cooperation with all state agencies. He hoped that this Conference would be the beginning of a series of successes offered by the university, in cooperation with the NTRA.
For his part, Eng. Alaa Khamis AI & Smart Mobility Technical Leader at General Motors, Canada stated that despite the rapid development that occurred recently in the field of smart mobility, it is still in its infancy. Its wide spread and social acceptance depends not only on the maturity of this technology, but also on the availability of a sophisticated governance framework that sets safety standards, legal responsibilities and proper city planning.
Eng. Ravikiran Annaswamy, Global President of (IEEE) was also keen to participate in the conference, via video conference, expressing his happiness to participate in this Conference, which brings together international experts, allowing the exchange of experiences and knowledge.
On his part, Prof. Dr. Mustafa AlNainay, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, thanked the alliance that organized the Conference for the intensive work over the previous days, and thanked all experts, from inside and outside Egypt, for their participation in the first edition of this Conference, which is beneficial to all participating parties.
The scientific program of the Conference included seminars and panel discussions on 3 basic factors on which smart mobility depends: technology, governance, and city planning, which are components that are not separate but affect each other.