Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2013
ARC' 13, fourth in the series of conferences launched in 2010, was held from 24-25 November under the theme "Qatar's Cross-cutting Research Grand Challenges”. The flagship conference was attended by over 2,000 delegates, providing a unique platform for the interdisciplinary knowledge sharing and collaboration needed to develop holistic solutions to the unveiled research grand challenges most pressing for Qatar.
Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, ARC’13 was Qatar Foundation Research and Development's signature event. It positioned Qatar as a leading international center for research and development excellence and innovation, gathering international scientists, researchers, and subject matter experts. Members of Qatar's research community, academia, industry, public and private organizations and professional societies, took part in various sessions of the conference, including keynote panels and lectures, research poster and oral presentations, and high-powered debates which were a new and engaging attraction to the conference.
A record number of over 1,000 scientific abstracts were received for ARC’13 of which close to 450 high-quality abstracts were accepted for poster presentations. Additionally, the authors of 50 exceptional abstracts had the opportunity to deliver oral presentations on their research and contend for the best research presentation award.
The conference focused on and celebrated innovative research within the pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS), namely Energy and Environment, Computing and Information Technology, Health, and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. The two-day conference also included a series of presentations and panel discussions, where delegates delved into crucial issues such as Qatar's cyber and water security; solar and renewable energy solutions; health management systems, as well as the preservation of its Arabian heritage and language.
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