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Day 1 - Monday 19 March 2018

16:00 – 17:30      Parallel Research Paper Presentations – Session 3

•    Energy and Environment Pillar: Energy Efficiency And Water Technologies
           o    ‘Profitability Analysis for a Distributed Grid Connected Photovoltaic System in Qatar’
                 Omar Ellabban - Iberdrola Technology Center, Qatar

o    ‘Application of Hydrophobic Membranes for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal from Sour Water’
      Joel Minier-Matar - ConocoPhillips Global Water Sustainability Center, Qatar

o    ‘Dynamic Impacts of Climate Changes and Agricultural Sustainability on Food-Water Poverty in a Panel of Selected MENA Countries’
       Hatem Jemmali - University of Manouba, Tunisia

o    ‘Advanced Multi-Effect Distillation Plant: Novel Design’
      Abdelnasser Mabrouk - Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

o    ‘Challenges and Solutions for Treated Sewage Effluent Reuse’
       Kavithaa Loganathan - Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

o    ‘Modeling A Regional Energy System In A Smart City & Low Emissions Perspective: The Example Of Qatar’
       Maxime Schenckery - ePwak Energy Research, France

o    ‘Efficient Inhibition of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Inject Sea Water by “Green” Chitosan/ZnO nanocomposite’
      Kashif Rasool - Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

o    ‘Transmission Grid Topology Control Using Critical Switching Flow Based Preventive Stabilizing Redispatch’
       Tian Lan - Texas A&M University, US

•    Health and Biomedical Pillar: Diabetes – Treatment and Management of Complications
           o    ‘Management Of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers At Primary Care Level In Qatar: An Alternative Paradigm In Wound Healing’
                  Hashim Mohamed - Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

o    ‘Enhancement Of Differentiation Of Multipotent Pancreatic β Cell Precursors From Human Embryonic Stem Cells’
       Bushra Memon - Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

o    ‘Corneal Confocal Microscopy Detects Alterations in Corneal Endothelial Cell Morphology in Patients Admitted with Acute Ischemic Stroke’
       Adnan Khan - Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

o    ‘Endothelial Based Cardiac Regeneration’
      Arash Rafii Tabrizi - Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

•    Computing and Information Technology Pillar: Sensing Networks
           o    ‘An Integrated Multiparametric System For Infrastructure Monitoring And Early-Warning Based On Internet Of Things’
                  Hasan Tariq - Qatar University

o    ‘Applied Internet of Things (IoT): Car monitoring system for Modeling of Road Safety and Traffic System in the State of Qatar’
       Mohamed Kharbeche - Qatar University

o    ‘A Cyber-physical Testbed for Smart Water Networks Research, Education, and Development in Qatar’
      Mahmoud Nasr - Texas A&M University at Qatar

o    ‘Compressive Sensing-Based Remote Monitoring Systems for IoT applications’
Hamza Djelouat - Qatar University

•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Pillar: Culture and Communication
           o    ‘The Role of Qatari Media in Forming Citizens’ Attitudes Toward the Government Effort in Confronting the Effects of the Blockade of Qatar’
                 Ashraf Galal Hassan Mohamed Bayoumy - Qatar University

o    ‘Social Media Usage and Women’s Empowerment in Qatar: Evidence from a National Representative Survey’
       Mohammad Hassan Al-Ansari - Qatar University

o    ‘Health Information And Monitoring Among Qatari Adolescents, 2017: An Overview’
       Dr. Salma Mawfek Khaled - Qatar University

o    ‘Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Perspective - The Qatar Case Study’
      Pablo Rodríguez del Pozo - Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Day 2 - Tuesday 20 March 2018

07:30 – 08:00      Registration
08:30 – 10:00      Plenary Talks & Panel Discussion – ‘Delivering Impactful Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy’

•    Professor Mariam A. Al-Maadeed
Vice President - Research & Graduate Studies, Qatar University, Qatar

•    Professor Teck Seng Low 

CEO, National Research Foundation, Singapore

•    Dr. Orkun Hasekioğlu 
Vice President, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey  
(TÜBİTAK)

•    Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman
President & CEO, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Malaysia

•    Dr. Hamad Al-Ibrahim (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, Qatar Foundation Research and Development 

10:00 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 12:00      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 1 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

10:30 – 17:30      The Future 20 Startups Presentations (at The Future 20 Pavilion)

12:00 – 13:00      ARC’18 Poster Display, Startups Exhibition, Networking

12:30 – 13:30      Buffet Lunch

13:30 – 15:00      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 2 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

15:00 – 15:30      Break
15:30 – 16:30      Qatar National Research Strategy - Review Session 3 (Parallel Workshops)

•    Energy and Environment
•    Health and Biomedical
•    Computing and Information Technology
•    Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

16:30 – 17:00      Break

17:00 – 17:30      Closing Plenary – Summary of Qatar National Research Strategy Review Sessions