Communication & Information Research Center

The Communication and Information Research Center (CIRC) was established in 2002 with a mission to promote and advance research and education through Government/University /Industry partnerships in focused and shared competitive ICT research programs. Its vision is to promote joint research and development (R&D) efforts in various areas of Telecommunications and Information Technology, with relevance to the priority needs of the Sultanate. 


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It is with a great pleasure and enthusiasm to welcome you to the Communication and Information Research Center (CIRC) website!

The center was established in 2002 to play a vital role as a dynamic research hub that is dedicated to conducting cutting-edge research for society and industry needs, and advancing knowledge and innovation in various emerging and advanced technologies in the field of information and communication, including but not limited to internet of things, smart sensing, antennas and radars for satellites, next-generation wireless networks, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and cybersecurity.

As we navigate the complexities of the digital era and the rapid growth of emerging communication technologies, our commitment to excellence becomes more critical than ever. In line with Oman Vision 2040, the center fosters interdisciplinary research collaboration with various identities, including government and industry bodies, and academia aiming to contribute with impact to the development of communication and information technologies to solve society needs through applied research and strategic partnerships.

Among the core of CIRC’s activities, the center offers consultancy services, technical support, workshops and training to both academia and industry partners in the field of advanced communication and information technologies, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Additionally, the center strives to enhance its visibility and potential collaboration and services to extend over the region and beyond.

I thank you for visiting our website, and I hope you find its contents useful.

Vision:

CIRC aspires to have a national and regional leading role in research and also to be internationally recognized as an excellent hub of innovative research in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Mission:

The research mission of CIRC is to develop a research culture and capacity, generate knowledge and find solutions to the current and future challenges for ICT strategic issues in the Sultanate with the collaboration of national and international partners.

Objectives: 

CIRC strives to achieve the following objectives:

  • Conduct original research in the field of information and advanced communication technologies and artificial intelligence.
  • Engage in technology development projects with industry aimed at creating new tools, platforms, or develop innovative systems to improve communication processes or information access.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and capacity building through providing proper training and workshops to SQU researchers, students, and staff in the field of information and communication technologies.
  • Engage with the community and build national and international collaboration through consultancy services, co-funded projects with research institutions and academia, organization of relevant activities and events valuable to the Omani society and the region.

 

Recent and Coming Activities: 

 

1- International Conference for Artificial Intelligence: Applications, Innovation and Ethics, December 2024.

2- First Omantel Applied Research Fund Forum, April 2024.

3- Third Information Security Gathering, April 2022.

4- Fifth Free and Open Source Software Conference, February 2022.

5- International Symposium for Telemedicine and AI in Medicine, February 2020.

6- Fourth Free and Open Source Software Conference, February 2019.

7- Second Blockchain Symposium, December 2018.

IoT Lab
The Communication and Information Research Center (CIRC) has established the Internet of Things laboratory in April 2019 funded by Omantel and mOmkin to enhance IoT usage in Oman and the region by conducting training and research and enhancing teaching and learning. Internet of Things Laboratory has sufficient advanced resources e.g. computers, switches, access points, smart board, and others to do research and run most of the software scenarios, software development and testing. The IoT lab has different IoT tools including: Arduino kit, Raspberry-Pi 3 kit, IoTify simulator, Open Rex and more. The IoT Lab has the following objectives:

  • Promote awareness on the use and development of Smart city solutions.

  • Provide an attractive environment for research and networking between IoT and smart city users and experts.

  • Share mutual experiences and discuss prospective implementations of Smart Cities

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FOSS Lab
Communication and Information Research Center (CIRC) has established in 2013 Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) laboratory jointly with Information Technology Authority (ITA). The purpose of the FOSS lab is to enhance FOSS usage in Oman by research and delivering training and workshops. The lab hosts and offers variety of short courses for the students and the community in many diverse subjects. CIRC is supervising the students’ free & open source software society (FO3S) and opens the lab for them to use in training and to accomplish their projects.

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Communication and Information Research Center

List of Publications

 

Year

 

Book Chapters

2024

Al-Mulla, Y.; Ali, A.; Alalawi, M. and Bait-Suwailam, M. Remote Sensing Techniques for Invetigating Natural Resources Deterioration: Application on Agricultural Degradation in Sultanate Oman, in Natural Resources Deterioration in MENA Region, Springer, [Ed.]

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-58315-5

 

Outcome from collaboration with RSGIS Research Center

2022

Bait-Suwailam, M.; Tbaileh, R.; Al Lawati, H. and Al-Mulla, Y. Smart Microwave Sensors for Soil Moisture Detection in Soil Moisture textbook [Ed.], ISBN: 978-1-83768-111-2, IntechOpen publisher, London, UK, 2022.

https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.109152

 

Outcome from MSc thesis supervision

2019

Bait-Suwailam, M. Electromagnetic Field Interaction with Metamaterials in Electromagnetic Fields and Waves textbook [Ed.], ISBN: 978-1-78923-956-0, IntechOpen publisher, London, UK, February 2019.

https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.84170

 

Outcome from Sabbatical Research Leave (2018-2019)

 

 

Year

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2024

Moradi, A. and Bait-Suwailam, M. Magnetostatic waves in metallic rectangular waveguides filled with uniaxial negative permeability media. Journal of Applied Physics, 135, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0187806.

 

Outcome from International Collaboration

2024

Ajmi, H.A.; Bait-Suwailam, M.; Khriji, L.; Al-Lawati, H. Prediction Enhancement of Metasurface Absorber Design Using Adaptive Cascaded Deep Learning (ACDL) Model. Electronics, 13, 822, 2024. 

https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13050822

 

Outcome from PhD thesis supervision

2024

M. I. Khattak, M.; Y. Hui, Y.; Ahmed, A.; Khan, A. and Ullah, I. RPRA: Reputation-Based Prioritization and Resource Allocation Leveraging Predictive Analytics and Vehicular Fog Computing. Elsevier Ad hoc Networks, vol. 155, no. 103401, Mar. 2024. 

2024

Koirala, N.; Hossen, A., Isaias, I.U.; Volkmann, J.; Muthuraman, M.  Assistive techniques and their added value for tremor classification in multiple sclerosis. Neural Regeneration Research, Vol. 19, No. 5, May 2024.

2024

Touzene, A., AL-Farsi, A., & AL-Zeidi, N. (2024). High Performance NMF Based Intrusion Detection System for Big Data Iot Traffic. International Journal of Computer Networks and Communications, 16(2), 43–58. https://doi:10.5121/ijcnc.2024.16203.

2023

Bait-Suwailam, M. Towards Identification of Red Palm Weevil Gender using Microwave CSRR Sensors.  Sensors, vol. 23, no. 15, 2023.

 

Outcome from external research project [EG/OT-SQU/22/05]

2023

Bait-Suwailam, M.; Jervase,  J.; Al-Lawati, H. and Nadir, Z. Computer-Aided Tool for Enhancing Students’ Learning and Visualization Skills in Electromagnetics. International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 53-60, 2023.

 

Outcome from Internal Research project [IG/ENG/ECED/4]

2023

Al-Alawi, A.; Al-Gheilani, S.; Al-Zeidi, A. and Bait-Suwailam, M. Assessment of Integrated Antennas with Photovoltaic Solar Cells for Smart Grid Applications. Engineering and Technology Journal, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 309-315, 2023.

 

Outcome from Internal Research project [IG/ENG/ECED/4]

2023

Khattak, M.; Hui, Y.; Ahmed, A.; Khan, A.; Hawbani, A. and Ullah, I.  TSM: Temporal segmentation and modules-based computation offloading using predictive analytics and NR-V2X. Elsevier IoT, Vol. 24, no. 100912, Dec. 2023.

2023

Rahman, S.; Khan, A.; Usman, M.; Bilal, M.; Cho, Y. and El-Sayed, H. Dynamic Repositioning of Aerial Base Stations for Enhanced User Experience in 5G and Beyond. Sensors, vol. 23, no. 16, p. 7098, Aug. 2023.

2023

Tarhuni, N.; Al Saadi, I.; Asif, H.; Mesbah, M.; Eldirdiry, O. and Hossen, A. Machine-Learning-Based griund-Mobile Coverage Prediction Using UAV Measurements. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, 12, 44, 2023.

2022

Bait-Suwailam, M.; Ahmed, A. and Almoneef, T. Detection of Reinforced Concrete Blocks Using Two-Port Microwave CSRR Sensor. IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 89437-89444, August 2022.

 

Outcome from International Collaboration and research visit [EG/OT-SQU/22/05]

2022

Bait-Suwailam, M.; Al-Nassri, N. and Al-Khanbashi, F. Assessment of Electromagnetic-Based Sensing Modalities for Red Palm Weevils Detection in Palm Trees. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems (ASTES) Journal, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 28-33, 2022.

 

Outcome from FYP supervision and funded external research project [EG/OT-SQU/22/05]

2022

Alhaqabani, H.; Bait-Suwailam, M.; Aldhaeebi, M. and Almoneef, T. Wideband Diversity MIMO Antenna Design with Hexagonal Slots for 5G Smart Mobile Terminals. Progress in Electromagnetic Research C, vol. 120, pp. 105-117, 2022.

 

Outcome from International Collaboration and International Co-supervision.

2022

Al-Aamri, A.; Nadir,Z.; Bait-Suwailam, M. and Al-Lawati, H. Characterization of Propagation Models at 5G Network and Effect of SAR on Human Brain. International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 351-357, 2022.

 

Outcome from MSc Co-Supervision

2022

Khan, A.; Siddiqui, A.; Ullah, F.; Bilal, M.; Piran, M. and H. Song, H. VP-CAST: Velocity and position-based broadcast suppression for VANETs. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 18512-18525, Oct 2022.

2022

Al Abri, T.; Onen, A.; Al Abri, R.; Hossen, A. ; Al Hinai, A; Jung, J. and Ustun, T. Review on energy application using blockchain technology with an introduction in the pricing infrastructure. IEEE Access, August 2022.

2022

Hossen, A.; Anwar, A.; Koirula, N.; Ding, H.; Budker, D.; Wickenbrock, A.; Heute, U.; Deuschl, G.; Groppa, S. and Muthuraman, M. Machine learning aided classification of tremor in multiple sclerosis. www.thelancet.com, Vol. 82, August 2022.

2021

Bait-Suwailam, M. Numerical Study of Red Palm Weevil Pest Detection in Palm Trees Using CSRR-Based Microwave Sensor. Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters (PIERL), vol. 100, pp. 63-71, 2021.

 

Outcome from external research project [EG/OT-SQU/22/05]

2021

Bait-Suwailam, M.; Almoneef, T. and Saed, S. Wideband MIMO Antenna with Compact Decoupling Structure for 5G Systems. Progress In Electromagnetic Research Letters (PIERL), vol. 100, pp. 117-125, 2021.

 

Outcome from International Collaboration and Research Visit

2021

A. Khan, A.; Mukhtar, M.; Ullah, F.; Bilal,M. and Kwak, K. EA-RDSP: Energy aware rapidly deployable wireless ad hoc system for post disaster management. CMC-COMPUTERS MATERIALS & CONTINUA, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 1725–1746, July 2021.

2021

Khan, A.; Mukhtar, M.; Ullah, F.; Bilal, M.; and Kwak, K.-S. EA-RDSP: Energy aware rapidly deployable wireless ad hoc system for post disaster management. CMC-COMPUTERS MATERIALS & CONTINUA, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 1725–1746, July 2021.

2021

Siddiqui, U. A.; Ullah, F.; Iqbal, A.; Khan, A.; Ullah, R.; Paracha, S.; Shahzad, H.; and Kwak, K.-S. Wearable-sensors-based platform for gesture recognition of autism spectrum disorder children using machine learning algorithms. Sensors, vol. 21, no. 10, p. 3319, May 2021.

2021

Deepa, N.; Prabadevi, B.; Maddikunta, P. K.; Gadekallu, T. R.; Baker, T.; Khan, A.; and Tariq, U. An AI-based intelligent system for healthcare analysis using ridge-adaline stochastic gradient descent classifier. The Journal of Supercomputing, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 1998–2017, 30 May 2020.

2021

Hossen, A. Discrimination between Parkinson tremor and essential tremor using artificial neural network with hybrid features. Technology and health care, 1, pp.1-12, 2021.

2021

Fradi, M.; khriji, L.; Machhout, M. and Hossen, A. Automatic heart disease class detection using convolutional neural network architecture-based various optimizers-networks. IET Smart Cities, 3, pp. 3-15, 2021.

2020

Bait-Suwailam, M.; Almoneef, T. and Saed. Flexible Metamaterial Electromagnetic Harvester using Modified Split-Ring Resonator. Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 95, pp. 135-144, 2020.

 

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Outcome from International Collaboration and Research Visit

2020

Bait-Suwailam, M.; Labiano, I. and Alomainy, A. Impedance Enhancement of Wearable Grounded Loop Antenna Using High-Impedance Surface (HIS) for Healthcare Applications. Sensors, 20, p. 3809, 2020.

https://doi.org/10.3390/s20143809

 

Outcome from International Collaboration and Sabbatical Research Leave (2018-2019)

2020

Bait-Suwailam, M.; Alomainy, A. and Ramahi, O. Power Plane Populated with Complementary Split-Ring Resonators for Wideband Simultaneous Switching Noise Mitigation. International Journal of Electronics Letters, July 2020.

https://doi.org/10.1080/21681724.2020.1789758

 

Outcome from International Collaboration and Sabbatical Research Leave (2018-2019)

2020

Hossen, A.; Khriji, L.; Al Ghunaimi, B.; Al Barwani, S. and Jaju, D. Wavelet analysis for early identification of HRV changes in offspring with genetic predisposition to hypertension in Oman. Technology and Health Care, October 2020.  

2020

Ullah, R.; Hasan, L.; Ullah, F.; Khan, A.; and Cho, Y.-Z. Modelling reachability in transport networks: Using alternative visual representations in interactive linked-views to gain valuable insights. Mobile Information Systems, vol. 2021, no. 8813163, February 2021.

2020

Awan, S. E.; Awais, M.; Qayyum, A.; Rehman, S. U.; Khan, A.; Ali, H.; and Raja, M. A. Z. Numerical computing paradigms for the dynamics of squeezing rheology of third grade fluid. Thermal Science, vol. 24, no. 6 Part B, pp. 4173–4182, January 2020.

2020

Khan, A.; Munir, A.; Kaleem, Z.; Ullah, F.; Bilal, M.; Nkenyereye, L.; Shah, S.; Nguyen, L. D.; Islam, S. R.; and Kwak, K.-S. Rdsp: Rapidly deployable wireless ad hoc system for post-disaster management. Sensors, vol. 20, no. 2, p. 548, January 2020.

2020

Kaleem, Z.; Khan, A.; Hassan, S. A.; Vo, N.-S.; Nguyen, L. D.; and Nguyen, H. M. Full-duplex enabled time-efficient device discovery for public safety communications. Mobile Networks and Applications, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 341–349, 2020.

2020

Ali, S. and Hossen, A. Identification of obstructive sleep apnea using artificial neural networks and wavelet packet decomposition of HRV signal. TJER, Vol. 17, 2020, 24-33.

2020

Hossen, A.; Deuschl, G.; Heute, U.; Groppa, S. and Muthuraman, M. Discrimination of physiological tremor from Pathological tremor using signals from the periphery. Technology and Health Care, 1-16, 2020.

2019

Bait-Suwailam, M. and Alomainy, A. Flexible Analytical Curve-Based Dual-Band Antenna for Wireless Body Area Networks. Progress in Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 84, pp. 73-84, 2019.

 

Outcome from International Collaboration and Sabbatical Research Leave (2018-2019)

2019

Ullah, F.; Anwar, H.; Shahzadi, I.; Ur Rehman, A.; Mehmood, S.; Niaz, S.; Mahmood Awan, K.; Khan, A. and Kwak, D. Barrier access control using sensors platform and vehicle license plate characters recognition. Sensors, vol. 19, no. 13, p. 3015, 2019.



 

 

Year

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers/Abstracts

2023

Omar Wazwaz, and Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, “Assessment and Monitoring of Coastline Changes in Dhofar Governorate, Sultanate of Oman using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques,” In the 2023 IEEE international Conference on Aerospace Electronics and Remote Sensing Technology (ICARES), Bali, Indonesia, 26-27 October, 2023.

 

Outcome from Postgraduate course project (ECCE6150 Microwave Remote Sensing – SP23).

2023

Tamadhar Al-Hashmi and Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, “Assessment and Impact of Oil Spills in Northern Coastal of Oman,” Accepted in the 5th International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing, 7-21 November, 2023.

 

Outcome from Postgraduate course project (ECCE6150 Microwave Remote Sensing – SP23).

2023

Haitham Al-Ajmi, Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, and Lazhar Khriji, “A Comparison Study of Deep Learning Algorithms for Metasurface Harvester Designs,” In the International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Communication, Networking and Services (ICCNS2023), Valencia, Spain, 19-22 June 2023.

 

Outcome from PhD supervision.

2023

Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, and Yaseen Al-Mulla “Soil Moisture Detection Using Metamaterials-Based Absorber,” In the 9th International Conference on Antennas and Electromagnetic Systems (AES), Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain, 5-8 June 2023

 

Outcome from external research project [EG/OT-SQU/22/05]

2023

Abdulrahim Al Maskari, Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, and Yaseen Al-Mulla “A Comparative Study of Vegetation Land Cover in Close-Proximity to Water Dams using Landsat-8 and Sentinel Satellite Imagery,” In the 2nd International Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences, Konya, Turkey, 15-18 October 2023.

 

Outcome from MSc supervision.

2023

Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, “Enhancing Students’ Understanding of Electromagnetic Concepts through Free-Open Source Application,” In the 6th Sohar University Teaching and Learning Conference, Sohar University, Sohar, 15 March 2023.

2023

Touzene, A., AL-Farsi, A., & AL-Zeidi, N. A. (2023). Non-Negative Matrix Factorization based Intrusion Detection System for IoT Traffic. In 13th International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Applications(ICCSEA2023)-Proceedings(pp.11–20). https://doi:10.5121/csit.2023.132402.

2022

Haitham Al-Ajmi, and Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, “A Wideband Electromagnetic Energy Harvester Design for Internet of Things (IoT) Applications,” In the International Conference on Electrical and Computing Technologies and Applications, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 23-25 November, 2022.

 

Outcome from PhD supervision.

2022

Ahmed Al-Alawi, Said Al-Gheilani, Ahmed Al-Zeidi, and Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, “Numerical and Experimental Assessment of Integrated Antennas with Photovoltaic Solar Cells,” In the 11th National Symposium on Engineering Final Year Projects, University of Nizwa, Nizwa, 10 May 2022.

 

Outcome from Final Year course project (ECCE5099 Project II – SP22).

2022

Yaseen Al-Mulla, K. Parimi, and Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, “Remote Sensing and Deep Learning Techniques for Impact Assessment of Shaheen Cyclone on Vegetation Cover at Al Batinah Governorate of Oman,” In Proceedings of Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XXIV Conference, Berlin, Germany, 5-7 September 2022.

2022

Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, Joseph Jervase, Hassan Al-Lawati, and Z. Nadir, “Enhancing Students’ Critical Thinking and Visualization Skills of Three-Dimensional Problems in Electromagnetics,” In the IEEE EDUCON, Tunis, Tunisia, 28-30 March 2022. 

2021

Fahad Al Khanbashi, Nassr Al Nassri, and Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, “A Comparative Study of Electromagnetic-Based Sensing Modalities for Red Palm Weevil Detection in Palm Trees,” In the 3rd IEEE Middle East & North Africa Conference, Morocco, 3-5 December 2021. 

 

Outcome from Final Year course project (ECCE5099 Project II – SP21).

2021

Abdulrahim Al Maskri, and Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, “Numerical Analysis of Vegetation Land Cover Nearby Water Dams in Oman Using Satellite Imagery Data,” In the 2021 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Geoscience, Electronics and Remote Sensing Technology (AGERS), Indonesia, 29-30 September 2021.

 

Outcome from MSc supervision.

2021

Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, and Issam M. Bahadour, “Non-Invasive Microwave CSRR-Based Sensor for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Detection,” In the International Multi-Conference on Systems, signals and Devices, Tunis, 22-25 March, 2021.

 

Outcome from MOHERI external research project

2020

Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, Omar Al-Busaidi, Ahmed Al-Shahimi, and Mohammed Al-Shizawi, “A Non-Invasive Microwave-Based Sensing System for Water Accumulation Abnormality Detection in Lungs,” In the 1st International Biomedical Science Conference in Oman, SQU, Muscat, Oman, 26-27 Feb. 2020. (Abstract)

 

Outcome from Final Year course project (ECCE5099 Project II – SP20).

2019

Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, Thamer S. Almoneef, and Akram Alomainy, “A Dual-Band Wearable Frequency-Reconfigurable Metamaterial Absorber using Modified Split-Ring Resonators,” In the 2nd IEEE Middle East & North Africa Communications Conference, Manama, Bahrain, 19-21 November 2019.

 

Outcome from international research collaboration.

2019

Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, Haitham Al-Ajmi, and Mahmoud Masoud, “A Solar Energy Absorber Design Using Metamaterial Particles for Renewable Energy Solutions,” In the 2nd IEEE Middle East & North Africa Communications Conference, Manama, Bahrain, 19-21 November 2019.

 

Outcome from MSc supervision.

2019

Thamer S. Almoneef, Saud Saeed, Maged Aldhaeebi, and Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, “Wideband Metasurface for Microwave Energy Harvesting,” In the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 7-12 July 2019.

 

Outcome from international research collaboration.

2019

Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, Isidoro I. Labiano, and Akram Alomainy, “Effect of Textile Properties on a Low-Profile Wearable Loop Antenna for Healthcare Applications,” In the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019), Krakow, Poland, 31 March-5 April 2019.

 

Outcome from Research Sabbatical Leave.

2017

Haitham Al-Ajmi, and Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, “On the Switching Noise Mitigation in High-Speed PCBs Using Engineered Materials,” In the 9th IEEE GCC Conference & Exhibition, Manamah, Bahrain, 9-11 May, 2017.

 

Outcome from Internal Research Grant (IG/ENG/ECCD/14/01).

 

Research, Consultancy and Training on Communications and Information technology which includes:

1- Artificial Intelligence.

2- Biomedical Engineering.

3- Communication Systems

4- Coding & Cryptography

5- Computer Hardware Design

6- Computer Networks (Wired, Wireless, Optical...)

7- Database Systems

8- Data Transmission

9- Electronic Commerce Information Systems

10- Internet of Things (IOT)

11- Multimedia (Computer Graphics, Audio and Image and Video Processing)

12- Network Security Robotics & Automation

13- Software Engineering

14- Sensors Networks

15- Signal Processing

16- Telemedicine

17- Smart Cities

 

 

27th June 2024

Dr. M. Bait-Suwailam presented an invited talk "Role of Decoupling Techniques in MIMO Antenna Systems" at the 10th International Conference on Antennas and Electromagnetic Systems, Rome, Italy, 27th June 20

 

8 May 2024

Participation in the IoT & AI Challenge Competition

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The FOSS Student Society under CIRC has participated in the Oman IoT & AI Challenge competition, organized by UTAS Shinas, Oman.

 

25 April 2024

Participation in the IoT competition, organized by the Arab Open University, Muscat

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The FOSS Students Society sponsored by CIRC actively participated in the IoT competition hosted by the Arab Open University in Muscat on Thursday, 25 April 2024, and won the 1st prize... Congratulations!

 UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence

 

Chair: Prof. Abdulnasir Yahya Hossen

Communication & Information Research Center

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering\Sultan Qaboos University

 

Abstract: 

 

The UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence (AI) concentrates on the applications of AI in education, industry, and medicine with due consideration on ethical implications. The nature of the work is to study and design computer algorithms and systems in order to enhance education systems (teaching and learning), improve industry manufacturing and the quality of products, and enhance health services.

 Thus, the topic is an engineering topic related to natural sciences in which new advanced AI methods and programs are designed and used to enhance education, industry, and medicine in order to make them part of smart systems in which the latest technologies from the communication and information sciences can be utilized to replace the traditional systems. The chair will follow the recommendations on the ethics of AI contained in the Annex to the document 41 C/23 of the General Conference, Paris, 2021. 

This recommendation pays specific attention to the broader ethical implications of AI systems in relation to the central domains of UNESCO: education, science, culture, and communication and information. The chair will collaborate locally, regionally and internationally to disseminate and promote the values and principles of Ethics of AI.

 

Oman’ Vision 2040 serves as the country’s key guide and reference for national development planning. Some of the national priorities identified in Vision 2040 related to the UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence include:

 

  • Education, Learning, Scientific Research and National Talents
  • Health
  • Economic Diversification and Fiscal Sustainability 

 

The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developments represents a significant step forward in the recognition of the contribution of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to sustainable development. 

The UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence will support strengthening scientific and technological capacity nationally, regionally, and internationally, and will support, either directly or indirectly, a number of SDGs. These include: 

 

SDG 3: (Health) “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”). 

 

SDG 4: (Education) “Ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.  

 

SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”

 

SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals): “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”.

 

Objectives

  1. Foster an integrated and interdisciplinary system of research and documentation of activities in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  2. Advocate for improved AI competencies in curricula through education and training, industrial applications, and smart medical services and telemedicine.

  3. Enhance exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge across educational networks and in institutions addressing Artificial Intelligence including on machine learning, deep learning and smart systems, as well as related digital technologies.

  4. Strengthen capacities of young people on ethical use of artificial intelligence through scientific and specialized workshops and symposiums.

  5. Promote the dissemination of knowledge and implementation of the UNESCO recommendations on Ethics of AI at national, regional, and international levels.

  6. Cooperate closely with UNESCO, other UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks on relevant programs and activities.

Outcomes:

 

The expected outcomes of the UNESCO Chair include:

 

  1. Publications (publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers in journals and conferences) 
  2. Organization of workshops and conferences (scientific, technical training and institutional capacity-building) 
  3. Publicity (websites and social media and brochures (awareness and dissemination of knowledge and values and principles of ethics of AI))
  4. Lectures and seminars and webinars
  5. Teaching and training of students
  6. International collaboration (networking and visiting professorships and fellowships)
  7. Inter-university and national and regional cooperation 

Address                  

Communication & Information Research Center
P.O. Box 17, Postal Code 123
Sultan Qaboos University
P.O. Box 17, Al Khod, 

Postal Code 123

Email

circ@squ.edu.om

Fax

+968-2441-4336

Director

Dr. Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam

Email

msuwailem@squ.edu.om

Phone

+968-2414 3696

Coordinator

+968-2414-3697

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