The goal of the Communication and Information Research Center is to team with industrial partners to generate solutions to current and future technical challenges related to ICT topics. These solutions are most likely to involve the amalgamation off-the-shelf technology, advanced prototype technology and basic information technology research.
To fulfill this mission, the Center will achieve the following five key objectives:
1. Identify relevant world-class technologies and transfer it to industry.
2. Increase the flow of “Sultan Qaboos University” trained researchers skilled in the understanding and application of the strategic technologies.
3. Organize seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences on ICT issues with the assistance of local, regional and international sponsors.
4. Prepare prototypes, publish digests, directories, conference proceedings and special issues of existing University journals to disseminate research results.
The Center’s activities in Information and Communication Technology include:
. Applied research
. Product prototype development
. Evaluation of technologies, services, products and policies
. Raising awareness on Information and Communication Technologies
. Contribution to sustainable technology transfer in the Sultanate
. Continue education and training, in the form of short courses, seminars, and workshops