Isam Shahrour

How the smart city could help urban sustainability and resilience?

Isam Shahrour is an esteemed professor at Lille University and a member of the prestigious French Water Academy. He obtained his degree from the National School of Bridges and Roads in Paris.

Previously, Isam Shahrour held the position of Vice President for Research at Lille1 University from 2007 to 2012, and served as the Director of the Civil and Geo-Environment Engineering Laboratory from 2010 to 2019. During his tenure, he fostered robust international collaborations, particularly with China, the United States, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Dr. Cosmas Zavazava

The role of ITU in accelerating digital transformation through emerging technologies and innovation

Cosmas Zavazava assumed the role of Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on January 1, 2023.

With an impressive career spanning over 30 years in the field of telecommunications, including more than 20 years within the Development Sector of ITU, Dr. Zavazava has consistently championed and successfully executed impactful information and communication technology projects across the globe.

Jamal Al-Tawil

Jamal Al-Tawil is an accomplished Technology Engineering Director at PalTel Group, bringing with him extensive experience in managing and working across various technology domains. With a diverse background in IP, IT, Transmission, broadband, and voice networks of both fixed and mobile network infrastructure, Jamal has been an integral member of the executive team at PalTel Group for numerous years.

Silvia Masiero

Encountering Injustice: Oppression and Liberation in Information Systems Research

Silvia Masiero holds the position of Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Oslo. Her expertise lies within the domain of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), and she has contributed as an author to over 30 peer-reviewed publications. Silvia has developed a keen interest in exploring the impact of digital platforms on socioeconomic development processes.

Dr. Randy Martin 

Importance of Collaborative and Current Research in Engaging and Motivating Students

Dr. Randy Martin is a Research Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Utah State University with a joint appointment at the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL), he also serves as an Associate Director of the Utah Climate Center and serves as a member and the Chair of the State of Utah’s Air Quality Board. He received his B.S. in Environmental Engineering at Montana Tech in 1982 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington State University in 1987 and 1992, respectively.

Dr. Saleem Zoughbi

For twenty years Dr. Zoughbi was an associate professor and chairperson several times in information systems at the Al-Quds University and Bethlehem University in Palestine. He subsequently moved to international development work and joined UN ESCWA in Beirut, then United Nations University in Macau, China, and currently he is a senior adviser in the UN APCICT for government capacity building and change management. . He has been providing technical assistance and advisory services to over 45 countries extending from the South Pacific to Latin America but with a particular focus on the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Paolo Bottoni

Managing Supply Chains as Smart Contracts on Blockchains

Paolo Bottoni is a distinguished Full Professor of Computer Science at Sapienza University, known for his expertise in formal methods and model-driven development of software systems. He has a strong research interest in various areas, including multimedia applications for digital annotation and cultural heritage, formal language theory, and blockchains.

Abdallah Shanableh

Abdallah Shanableh is a distinguished Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering and the esteemed founding Director of the Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering at the University of Sharjah (UoS) since 2014. He earned his PhD and MSc degrees as a Fulbright Scholar from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and his BSc from the University of Jordan. With an illustrious career, he has held several significant leadership roles at UoS, including Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Research Groups Department, and Central Research and Studies Department.

Dr. Wael Alhajyaseen

Dr. Wael Alhajyaseen is an Associate Professor at the Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center in the College of Engineering, Qatar University. He holds an M.S. degree in transportation engineering from the University of Jordan (2005) and a Doctor of Engineering degree in civil engineering from Nagoya University (2010).

As the Chair of the Traffic Safety Analysis and Policy Group of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), Dr. Alhajyaseen has made notable contributions to the field of Traffic Engineering. His expertise and dedication have earned him several regional and international awards, including the prestigious Yasoshima Yoshinosuke Prize presented by the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies in 2009.

Dr. Khaled Hamad

Dr. Khaled Hamad is an esteemed civil (transportation) engineering professor at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates since 2009. He holds a Ph.D. and MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware in the USA, and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from An-Najah National University, Palestine.

Dr. Hamad is an active member of renowned professional organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). His research interests revolve around intelligent transportation systems, traffic operations, highway safety, and sustainable transportation and infrastructure systems.

Prof. Issam A. Al-Khatib

Prof. Issam A. Al-Khatib is a distinguished Professor at Birzeit University in Palestine, known for his expertise in various fields such as water resources management and quality, environmental assessment, wastewater management, advocacy, coordination, and networking. With a remarkable career spanning several areas of research, Prof. Al-Khatib has made significant contributions to the academic and professional community.

Zuheir N Khlaif

Zuheir Khlaif is an esteemed lecturer in the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teachers Preparing at An-Najah National University. His primary research focus revolves around the integration of emerging technologies, particularly Artificial Intelligence (AI) in public and higher education as well as society at large. With a profound interest in this field, Khlaif has made significant contributions to the academic community.