Message from Conference General Chair

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Institute of electrical and Electronics Engineers GCC Sections, I am pleased to extend you a warm welcome to the 4th IEEE-GCC Conference and Exhibition.

From a modest beginning in 2002, we have come a long way in building upon the success of previous years to host this conference at the Gulf International Convention and Exhibition Center, Kingdom of Bahrain during 11-14 November 2007. Complete details of the various sessions are provided in this guide. The increasing attendance and the deep involvement of the IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, is proof of the growing importance of this event.

We are introducing an Industry Technology Track this year that covers areas of great interest to our local industry such as International Standards, the most important contribution of the IEEE to the world. It is the IEEE Standards and guidelines that have lead to the current state of technological compatibility, be it in the fields of electrical, electronics, communications or information technology equipment and networks. Other session topics of great importance to our local industry are also included such as Next Generation Networks, Applications in Oil & Gas Industry and Power Electronics.

Another major development is the recent formation of a Gulf Education Society Chapter with members from all GCC countries. IEEE-GCC Members have been able to make very valuable contributions to the IEEE operations in the Middle East, Africa and European regions.

The quality of our technical content has been improving over the years. The Technical Committee Chair will be sharing details on this.

With an exhibition area of over 2,500 sq.m. and the participation of over 600 delegates from a cross section of industry and academia, this event offers a golden opportunity to organizations to promote products, services, ideas and business in a comprehensive way as it attracts decision makers from regional, governmental, scientific, business and technological community. As the leading event of such nature in the region, it provides a platform for professionals to exchange latest knowledge, experience and lessons learned to achieve the highest standards in their work.

I take this opportunity to extend my warm appreciation to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and other GCC Governments for their cooperation, to the various sponsors for their support and to the excellent teams guided by able Chairmen of the various committees who have worked day and night in organizing this event.

I wish you a most rewarding time here in Bahrain and I thank you for attending this event. Please feel free to share your comments and suggestions with the various committee members.

Nabil Al-Dabal
Conference General Chair
The 4th IEEE-GCC Conference