Conference Program and Agenda

You can view a PDF version of the program here and of the E-Book here.

Conference Overview 

The conference will be virtually held on June 23 (Wednesday) and June 24 (Thursday), 2021 through Webex.

On the first day, there will be an opening ceremony followed by six concurrent presentation sessions (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2). This will be followed by a professional development workshop. 

On the second day, full IEEE conference papers will be presented, followed by the closing remarks.

Day 1 (June 23, Wednesday)

Webex link:

Time Speaker
9:45-10:00 Getting Ready

Opening Ceremony

Welcome Message from Professor Clayton MacKenzie

Provost, Zayed University


Welcome Message from Professor Michael Allen

Assistant Provost for Research, Zayed University


Welcome Message from Professor Hany El Kadi

Dean, College of Technological Innovation


Keynote #1 Mr. Eyas Hawari, Regional Cloud & AI Sales Director, Huawei

"The Critical Role of Advanced Technologies in Our Future"


Keynote #2 Prof. Raed Shubair, Professor & Chair of IEEE at New York University (NYU), Abu Dhabi, UAE

"Personalized Medicine: Re-engineering Healthcare of the Future Through Communication and Computation Technologies"

11:30-12:00 Free time

Presentation Sessions A1, B1, C1 (Click on each session link to view more details.)


Presentation Sessions A2, B2, C2 (Click on each session link to view more details.)


Dr. Sana Kaddoura, Assistant Professor, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi UAE

Professional Development Workshop for Faculty Members, "Good Practies to Boost Students' Engagement During Online Teaching in COVID-19 Pandemic"

Chair: Dr. Fatma Outay

Day 2 (June 24, Thursday)

Webex link:
Time Speaker
9:45-10:00 Getting Ready

Special Track Presentations (Click on the session link to view more details.)

13:00-13:30 Announcement of Best Presentations and Closing Remarks

Presentation Schedule

Each Webex session link can be accessed by clicking on each link under the Activity column.

Session  Date/Time Activity

Wednesday, June 23

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Session A1

Session B1

Session C1

Wednesday, June 23

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Session A2

Session B2

Session C2

Thursday, June 24

10:15 - 12:00 PM

Special Track (Full Paper Presentations)

Keynote Speakers


Eyas Hawari
Regional Cloud & AI Sales Director

Eyas Hawari is a management professional & a computer engineer with 16+ years’ experience in the IT sector, ensuring customer success across the Enterprise, Government and SMB Segment with core competencies in driving revenue growth across emerging industries, markets and geographies. Specific expertise in digital transformation and cloud migration domains, SaaS, cyber security, consulting and managed services.


Raed M. Shubair
Senior Advisor, Office of Undersecretary for Academic Affairs of Higher Education, Ministry of Education
Professor & Chair of IEEE at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi, UAE

Raed M. Shubair (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. (with Distinction and First Class Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from Kuwait University, Kuwait, in June 1989, and the Ph.D. (with Distinction) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in February 1993, for which he received the University of Waterloo Distinguished Doctorate Dissertation Award. He is a Senior Advisor in the Office of Undersecretary for Academic Affairs, Ministry of Education, UAE. He is also a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering and Chair of IEEE at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi. His current and past academic and research appointments also include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, and University of Waterloo. He has been a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering with Khalifa University (formerly, Etisalat University College), UAE, which he joined in 1993 up to 2017, during which he received several times the Excellence in Teaching Award and Distinguished Service Award. He has over 380 publications in the form of articles in peer-reviewed journals, papers in referred conference proceedings, book chapters, and US patents. His publication span several research areas, including 6G and terahertz communications, modern antennas and applied electromagnetics, signal and array processing, machine learning, IoT and sensor localization, medical sensing and nano-biomedicine. He is recipient of several international awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from ACES Society, USA and from MIT Electromagnetics Academy, USA. He organized and chaired numerous technical special sessions and tutorials in IEEE flagship conferences. He delivered more than 60 invited speaker seminars and technical talks in world-class universities and flagship conferences. He served as an invited speaker with the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Frontiers Symposium. He is a standing member of the editorial boards of several international journals and serves regularly on the steering, organizing, and technical committees of IEEE flagship conferences in Antennas, Communications, and Signal Processing, including several editions of IEEE AP-S/URSI, EuCAP, IEEE GloablSIP, IEEE WCNC, and IEEE ICASSP. He has served as the TPC Chair of IEEE MMS2016 and TPC Chair of IEEE GlobalSIP 2018 Symposium on 5G Satellite Networks. He holds several leading roles in the international professional engineering community. He holds several leading roles in the international professional engineering community. He is a Board Member of the European School of Antennas, Regional Director for the

IEEE Signal Processing Society in IEEE Region 8 Middle East and served as the founding chair of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Educational Initiatives Program. He is a Fellow of MIT Electromagnetics Academy and a Founding Member of MIT Scholars of the Emirates. He is Editor for the IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, and Editor for the IEEE Ooen Journal of Antennas and Propagation. He is a Founding Member of five IEEE society chapters in UAE, which are IEEE Communication Society Chapter, IEEE Signal Processing Society Chapter, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Chapter, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Chapter, and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chapter. He is the Founder and Chair of IEEE at New York University Abu Dhabi. He is an officer for IEEE ComSoc emerging technical initiative (ETI) on Machine Learning for Communications. He is the founding director of IEEE UAE Distinguished Seminar Series Program for which he was selected to receive, along with Mohamed AlHajri of MIT, the 2020 IEEE UAE Award of the Year.

Workshop Speaker


Dr. Sanaa Kaddoura
Assistant Professor
Zayed University

Sanaa Kaddoura holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Beirut Arab University, Lebanon. She is currently employed as an assistant professor of cybersecurity at the Department of Computing and Applied Technology, College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. She is a fellow of Higher Education Academy, Advance HE (FHEA) since 2019 and a certified associate from Blackboard Academy. In addition to her research interests in cybersecurity, social networks, machine learning and natural language processing, she is an active researcher in higher education teaching and learning related to enhancing the quality of instructional delivery to facilitate students' acquirement of skills and smooth transition to the workplace.