IoT Lab

About CIRC

  • The Center was established in 2002. It supports the development of scientific research and contributes to the sultanate by promoting the process of transferring sustainable technology to the country. In addition, the center implements research strategies which meet the information and communication technology requirements of Oman in both the short and long terms focusing on modern digital technologies associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

  • The center is currently hosted at villa 5, Sultan Qaboos University and has two modern labs: Free and Open Source lab and IoT lab. the center is directed by a member of the academic staff from College of Engineering. An Executive Board has been set to supervise the activities of the Center and ensure the directions of the activities of the center are consistent with its mission.


  • Identify relevant world-class technologies and transfer it to industry.
  • Increase the flow of “Sultan Qaboos University” trained researchers skilled in the understanding and application of the strategic technologies.
  • Organize seminars, symposiums, workshops and conferences on ICT issues with the assistance of local, regional and international partners.

Recent Research Projects

  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
  • Internet of Things and Smart Cities
  • M-Learning in Oman Development, Adoption and Dissemination.
  • Telemedicine in Oman

Recent and Coming Activities

International Symposium for Telemedicine and AI in Medicine February 2020



ISTAIM2020 Deliberates Intelligent Healthcare System

ISTAIM2020 Deliberates Intelligent Healthcare System

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The International Symposium for Telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (ISTAIM2020), organized by the Communication and Information Research Centre (CIRC) and the Medical Research Centre (MRC) at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) commenced on Monday, 17 February 2020.
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FOSSC 2019 Oman

FOSSC 2019 Oman

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Under the theme of “FOSS as Driver for Technology Transfer, Innovation & Entrepreneurship“, the fourth edition of the Free and Open Source Conference FOSSC was launched on 11 February at SQU Conference Hall under the patronage of H.E. Abdulmounim Alhasani, Minister of Information
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IoT Lab Opened at SQU

IoT Lab Opened at SQU

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The Internet of Things (IoT) Laboratory of the Communication & Information Research Centre (CIRC) at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) was opened on Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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