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e-AGE 2011

The 1st International Platform on Integrating Arab e-infrastructure in a Global Environment, e-AGE 2011 took place in Amman during December 12-14, 2011 under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein.  It was attended by more than 200 high level representatives including ministers, policy makers, academics, network professionals, researchers, scientists, and government officials from 30 different countries. e-AGE 2011 was an important gathering for networking among officials, experts and scientists from all many countries, including Jordan, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Tunis, Morocco, Lebanon, Sudan, Qatar, Somalia, Cyprus, USA, Peru, Canada, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, UK, Korea, Ethiopia, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Greece, Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland. 

In conclusion, participants emphasized that Arab countries face scientific, knowledge, and cultural challenges and that Arab youth, representing experts, specialists and researchers, are knowledge creators towards innovation and development - “the best way to predict the future is to create it”. e-Infrastructures support the development of knowledge through access to resources, computing facilities and services.

For more insights on e-AGE 2011 please visit http://eage2011.asrenorg.net. A comprehensive summary report is also available at: http://www.asrenorg.net/publication/59/325-eage2011-summary-report.html