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About AIRC 2021

It is our great honor and pleasure to welcome you to 2021 3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control (AIRC 2021) which will be held during December 8-10, 2021 in The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.

AIRC is an annually held international conference and it's supported by The British University in Egypt. AIRC 2021 is intended to provide an international forum for those who wish to present their latest research results, innovative ideas, and experiences in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control. This conference will also provide the excellent opportunity to meet experts, exchange information, and strengthen the collaboration among researchers, engineers, and scholars from both academia and industry, while enjoying the cultural heritage and natural beauty of  Cairo, coupled with the friendliness of its people.

You are cordially invited to submit your recent research work to AIRC 2021 and we are looking forward to seeing you in Cairo, Egypt!

Notification!

As coronavirus spreads worldwide, some authors cannot attend the conference because of travel restrictions. We welcome those authors to join in the conference by media method, like online / video presentation, etc. Online sessions will be arranged accordingly besides oral and poster sessions.

Conference Proceedings

 

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    The submitted papers will be peer reviewed by the international technical committee members or reviewers. The accepted and registered papers will be published in:
    AIRC 2021 Conference Proceedings, which will be archived in online Library.

    Good News:AIRC 2020 Conference Proceedings has been indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus.
    Good News: AIRC 2020 Conference Proceedings has been online in ACM Digital Library.
    Good News:
    AIRC 2019 Conference Proceedings has been indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus.
    Good News: AIRC 2019 Conference Proceedings has been online in ACM Digital Library.

Call for Papers | Flyer

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    Artificial Intelligence

    * AI architectures and applications
    Agents
    * Information retrieval and integration
    * Data mining
    * Computer vision and image reconstruction
    * Computer Games
    * Natural language processing
    * Knowledge-based systems
    * Probabilistic and uncertain reasoning
    * Expert systems
    * Fuzzy systems
    * Pattern recognition
    * Genetic algorithms
    * Particles swarm optimization
    * Neural network
    * Artificial life
    * Machine learning
    * Deep/Continual/Adversarial learning
    * Robust/Explainable decisions
    * Compostable AI systems
    * Domain specific hardware
    * Cloud-edge systems
    * Brain-computer interface
    * Cognitive mechanisms

    Intelligent Robotics

    * Robot design
    * Robot kinematics/dynamics/control
    * AI in robots
    * Sensor/actuator networks
    * Multi-sensor data fusion
    * Distributed and cloud robots
    * Bio-inspired robots
    * Service robots
    * Humanoid robots
    * Human-robot interaction
    * Medical robots (surgery, rehabilitation)
    * Autonomous land/underwater/aerial robots
    * Soft robotics and liquid metal robots
    * Robot perception/vision
    * Multi-finger manipulators
    * Micro/nano systems
    * Multimodal interface
    * Human-robot-environment interaction
    * Coexisting-cooperative-cognitive robots
    * Multi-robot systems/Swarm robot/Collaborative robots
    * Localization and navigation

    Control Engineering

    * Man-machine interactions
    * System integration
    * Nonlinear systems and control
    * Discrete event systems
    * Hybrid systems
    * Adaptive and robust control
    * Data/Event driven modeling and control
    * Networked control systems
    * Process control
    * Control of biological systems
    * Cooperative control
    * Multi-agent systems
    * Optimal control
    * Fault diagnosis
    * System identification
    * Intelligent Transportation Systems
    * Nano-scale automation and assembly
    * Power system control
    * Cyber physical systems
    * Factory modeling and simulation
    * Production planning, scheduling and control
    * Intelligent manufacturing
    * Embedded system and wireless sensor network
    * Computational intelligence in automation

Organizing Committee

Advisory Committee

Prof. Mohammad S. Obaidat, University of Sharjah, UAE (IEEE Life Fellow)

Prof. Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus (IEEE Fellow)


Honorary Chair

Prof. Yehia Bahei Eldin, Acting President, The British University in Egypt, Egypt


Conference Chair

Prof. Omar H. Karam, The British University in Egypt, Egypt (IEEE Member)

Conference Co-Chair

Prof. Ashraf Elnagar, University of Sharjah, UAE (IEEE Senior Member)


Program Chairs

Prof. Mohammed CHADLI, University Paris-Saclay, IBISC Lab. UEVE, France (IEEE Senior Member)

Prof. Amir Hussain, Edinburgh Napier University, UK (IEEE Member)

Assoc. Prof. Walid Hussein, The British University in Egypt, Egypt


Program Co-Chairs

Prof. Jiann-Shiou Yang, University of Minnesota, USA (IEEE Senior Member)

Assoc. Prof. Sule Yildirim Yayilgan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway


Publication Chair

Zbigniew Modelski, Warsaw Institute of Automation, Poland


Technical Committee

Prof. Suzaimah Ramli, National Defence University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Aman Behal, University of Central Florida, USA

Prof. Yuan-Kai Wang, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Prof. Ruwan Gopura, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Prof. Guimin Chen, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Prof. Kamran Iqbal, University of Arkansas, USA

Prof. Jiyao An, Hunan University, China

Assoc. Prof. Qiuguo Zhu, Zhejiang University, China

Assoc. Prof. Aysegul Ucar, Firat University, Turkey

Assoc. Prof.  Wudhichai Assawinchaichote, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand

Assoc. Prof. Zhiqiang Miao, Hunan University, China

Assoc. Prof.  Beligiannnis Grigorios, University of Patras, Greece

Dr. Zain Anwar Ali, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Dr. Mingbiao Yu, Southeast university, China

Dr. Nikola Ivkovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

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Keynote Speakers

 

Prof. Mohammad S. Obaidat (IEEE LIFE FELLOW)
University of Sharjah, UAE

Biography: Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat (Fellow of IEEE 2005, Life Fellow of IEEE 2018) is an internationally known academic/researcher/scientist/ scholar. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. He has received extensive research funding and published To Date (2019) about One Thousand (1,000) refereed technical articles-About half of them are journal articles, over 95 books, and over 70 Book Chapters. He is Editor-in-Chief of 3 scholarly journals and an editor of many other international journals.  He is the founding Editor-in Chief of Wiley Security and Privacy Journal.  Moreover, he is founder or co-founder of 5 International Conferences.
Among his previous positions are Advisor to the President of Philadelphia University for Research, Development and Information Technology, President and Chair of Board of Directors of the Society for Molding and Simulation International, SCS, Senior Vice President of SCS, Dean of the College of Engineering at Prince Sultan University, Chair and tenured Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science and Director of the MS Graduate Program in Data Analytics at Fordham university, Chair and tenured Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Graduate Program at Monmouth University, Tenured Full Professor at King Abdullah II School of Information Technology, University of Jordan, The PR of China Ministry of Education Distinguished Overseas Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China and an Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Amity University- A Global University. He is now the Founding Dean and Professor,  College of Computing and Informatics at The University of Sharjah, UAE.
He has chaired numerous (Over 175) international conferences and has given numerous (Over 175) keynote speeches worldwide. He has served as ABET/CSAB evaluator and on IEEE CS Fellow Evaluation Committee. He has served as IEEE CS Distinguished Speaker/Lecturer and an ACM Distinguished Lecturer. Since 2004 has has been serving as an SCS Distinguished Lecturer. He received many best paper awards for his papers including ones from IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, AICSA, CITS, SPECTS, DCNET International conferences. He also received Best Paper awards from IEEE Systems Journal in 2018 and in 2019 (2 Best Paper Awards). In 2020, he received 4 best paper awards from IEEE Systems Journal. In 2021, he also received the IEEE Systems best paper award.
He also received many other worldwide awards for his technical contributions including: The 2018 IEEE ComSoc-Technical Committee on Communications Software Technical Achievement Award for contribution to Cybersecurity, Wireless Networks Computer Networks and Modeling and Simulation, SCS prestigious McLeod Founder's Award Presidential Service Award, SCS Hall of Fame –Lifetime Achievement Award for his technical contribution to modeling and simulation and for his outstanding visionary leadership and dedication to increasing the effectiveness and broadening the applications of modeling and simulation worldwide. He also received the SCS Outstanding Service Award. He was awarded the IEEE CITS Hall of Fame Distinguished and Eminent Award.  
He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of SCS.

 

Prof. Marios Polycarpou (IEEE FELLOW)
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Biography: Marios Polycarpou is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus. He is also a Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts, and an Honorary Professor of Imperial College London. He received the B.A degree in Computer Science and the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, both from Rice University, USA in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. His teaching and research interests are in intelligent systems and networks, adaptive and learning control systems, fault diagnosis, machine learning, and critical infrastructure systems. Dr. Polycarpou has published more than 350 articles in refereed journals, edited books and refereed conference proceedings, and co-authored 7 books. He is also the holder of 6 patents.
 Prof. Polycarpou received the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC and the recipient of the 2014 Best Paper Award for the journal Building and Environment (Elsevier). He served as the President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2012-2013), as the President of the European Control Association (2017-2019), and as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2004-2010). Prof. Polycarpou serves on the Editorial Boards of the Proceedings of the IEEE, the Annual Reviews in Control, and the Foundations and Trends in Systems and Control. His research work has been funded by several agencies and industry in Europe and the United States, including the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, the ERC Synergy Grant and the EU Teaming project.

 

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Mohammed CHADLI
University Paris-Saclay, IBISC Lab. UEVE, France

Biography: Mohammed Chadli (Senior Member’99, IEEE) received the MScEng (DEA) from the Engineering School INSA-Lyon (1999), the PhD thesis in Automatic Control from the University of Lorraine (UL), CRAN-Nancy France in 2002 and his habilitation in 2011 at the University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV) Amiens, France. He was Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the UL “Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine” (2000-2004). Since 2004, he was Associate Professor at the UPJV and currently Full Professor at the University Paris-Saclay, Univ Evry, IBISC Lab., France. He was a visiting professorship at the TUO-Ostrava (Czech Rep.), UiA (Norway), SMU-Shanghai (2014-2017), NUAA-Nanjing (2018, 2019) and the University of Naples Federico II (Italy). Dr Chadli’s research interests include fuzzy/LPV and switched systems, singular systems, robust control, fault detection and isolation (FDI), fault tolerant control (FTC) via LMI, SOS and Lyapunov methods. On the application side he is mainly interested in automotive control and renewable energy. He is co-author of books and book chapters (Wiley, Springer, Hermes), and numerous articles published in international journals and conferences. Dr. Chadli is a senior member of IEEE, an Editor/Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member of several international journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Automatica, the IET Control Theory and Applications, the Franklin Institute Journal, Asian Journal of Control. He is also Moderator for IEEE TechRxiv and was a Guest Editor for Special Issues in international journals.

 

Prof. Amir Hussain
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Biography: Amir Hussain received his B.Eng (highest 1st Class Honours with distinction) and Ph.D degrees, from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., in 1992 and 1997, respectively. Following postdoctoral and academic positions at the Universities of West of Scotland (EPSRC postdoctoral fellow: 1996-98), Dundee (Research Lecturer: 1998-2000) and Stirling (Lecturer: 2000-4; Senior Lecturer: 2004-8; Reader: 2008-12; Professor: 2012-18) respectively, he joined Edinburgh Napier University (in Scotland, UK) in 2018 as Professor and founding Head of the Data Science and Cyber Analytics (DSCA) Research Group (over 20 academics and research staff). He is also founding Head of the Cognitive Big Data and Cybersecurity (CogBiD) Research Lab. He currently holds a number of Visiting Professorships, including at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Shanghai University and Anhui University, China, and Taibah University, Saudi Arabia. He has previously held Visiting Professorships at Synthetic Intelligence Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and Oxford Computational Neuroscience, University of Oxford, UK. He has been invited Advisor/Consultant for various international Governments and organisations, including (currently) at: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait Government; and the National Centre of Big Data & Cloud Computing (NCBC), Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Government.

 

 Speakers of AIRC 2020  

 Speakers of AIRC 2019  

Submission

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Author Instructions

1. The submissions should contain original, high quality, not submitted or published elsewhere work.

2. Manuscripts must be written in English.

3. Papers should be submitted electronically in pdf format according to the paper template and should be 4-10 pages including all figures, tables, and references.

4. If the paper is more than 5 pages, additional pages will be charged (50USD per page).

 

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Important Dates

Submission Deadline (Full Paper & Abstract)

   October 1st, 2021

Notification Date (Full Paper or Abstract)

   October 25th, 2021

Registration Deadline

  November 10th, 2021

Conference Dates

  December 8-10, 2021

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Submission Method

Full paper should be prepared according to the following template:

Conference Proceedings Template

For those who want to do presentation only without paper publication, abstract should be prepared according to the following template:

Abstract Template


Online Submission Link

1. Electronic Submission System

2. Conference Email: airc_conf@outlook.com.

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AIRC Policy

All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Articles submitted to the conference should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We firmly believe that ethical conduct is the most essential virtual of any academic. Hence any act of plagiarism is a totally unacceptable academic misconduct and cannot be tolerated.

All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other's identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.

Registration Guideline

Items

Regular Registration

Local Special Price

Onsite Registration

Author (AIRC Reviewer)
450 USD
400 USD
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Author (Student)
430 USD
380 USD
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Author (Regular)
500 USD
450 USD
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Author (IEEE Student Member)
400 USD
350 USD
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Author (IEEE Member)
450 USD
400 USD
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Author (Online Presentation)
380 USD
330 USD
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Additional Paper
350 USD
300 USD
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Presentation Only
380 USD
330 USD
430 USD
Presenter (Online Presentation)
280 USD
230 USD
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Listener
250 USD
200 USD
300 USD
Listener (Online)
200 USD
150 USD
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Additional Page (more than 5 page)
50 USD / Per Page
50 USD / Per Page
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Extra Proceedings (Hard Copy)
50 USD
50 USD
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Online Presentation
As coronavirus spreads worldwide, some authors cannot attend the conference because of travel restrictions. We welcome those authors to join in the conference by media method, like online / video presentation, etc. Online sessions will be arranged accordingly besides oral and poster sessions.

Author registration fee includes
Attendance to all sessions; 15 minutes (Q&A included) presentation time; Certificate, Name tag, Conference bag, Souvenir; Lunch, coffee breaks and Dinner; Conference Program; Chance to be selected as the winner of best presentation (one winner in each session); Full paper be published into the conference proceedings or journal; Conference Proceeding or journal, online and indexing service

Presentation Only registration fee includes
Attendance to all sessions; 15 minutes (Q&A included) presentation time; Certificate, Name tag, Conference bag, Souvenir; Lunch, coffee breaks and Dinner; Conference Program; Chance to be selected as the winner of best presentation (one winner in each session); Abstract will be listed in the conference program, but it won't be published into the conference proceedings

Listener registration includes
Attendance to all sessions; Certificate, Name tag, Conference bag, Souvenir; Lunch, coffee breaks and Dinner; Conference Program

Refund Policy
If the participants request cancellation and refund due to personal reasons, the following refund policy applies. 
* 60 days ahead of the conference: 70% of payment refund 
* 30-60 days ahead of the conference: 50% of payment refund 
* Within 30 days ahead of the conference: no refund 
Cancellation and refund request must be made formally via email. No shows will not be refunded. The organizing committee is not responsible for problems beyond our control, such as weather conditions, campus conditions, travel difficulties, visa problems, etc. 
* The organizing committees reserves the right to change the dates and place of the conference due to force majeure. 
* Losses thus incurred from the force majeure events shall not be liabled and refunds policy shall not apply as well.

 

Conference Program

December 8, 2021

   10:00-17:00 Conference Material Collection

The first day is all about registration, participants are supposed to sign in at the conference venue and collect all the conference materials at the registration counter on this day. However, the registration is still open on the 2nd day of the conference.

 

December 9, 2021

   09:00-09:10 Opening Remarks

   09:10-09:55 Keynote Speech I

   09:55-10:20 Group Photo & Coffee Break

   10:20-11:05 Keynote Speech II

   11:05-11:50 Keynote Speech III

   12:00-13:30 Lunch

   13:30-15:45 Parallel Sessions

   15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

   16:00-18:00 Parallel Sessions

   18:20-20:30 Banquet Dinner

 

December 10, 2021

   09:00-12:00 Parallel Sessions

   14:00-17:00 Academic Visit

 

Attention! For safety consideration, please take good care of your belongings in the public places. Please bring your name badge for entering the conference hall. Please do not lend your name badge to people who are not involved with the conference. Please do not take irrelevant people to enter the conference rooms. The Organizers shall not be held responsibility for any loss of personal finance or belongings.

AIRC History

Date

Place

Publication

Link

December 26-28, 2020 Virtual Conference International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM
ISBN: 978-1-4503-8926-6 | Ei Compendex | Scopus
AIRC 2020
December 14-16, 2019 The British University in Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM
ISBN: 978-1-4503-7671-6
| Ei Compendex | Scopus
AIRC 2019

Conference Venue

The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt

http://www.bue.edu.eg/ 

Address: The British University in Egypt, P.O. Box 43, El Sherouk City, Suez Desert Road, Cairo 11837, Egypt

Phone: +202 26890000; Mail: info@bue.edu.eg

The British University in Egypt is a private Egyptian university in El Sherouk, Cairo Governorate, Egypt. Founded in September 2005, through an inter governmental agreement, the University provides a British style of education and awards degrees validated by its partner UK universities and the Egyptian Supreme Council. Located some 30 km from downtown Cairo, the campus covers approximately 40 acres (fedans) of land with some 27000 m² space of modern purpose-built teaching facilities.

Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//30.1186755,31.6106162/@30.118676,31.610616,16z?hl=en-US

 

Invitation Letter

  • Please note that AIRC Conference is not authorized to assist with the VISA process. The invitation letter from the organizing committees will be sent upon the request only when you register successfully, which may help but cannot guarantee you a visa. 

  • Your name must be listed exactly as it appears on your passport. Any differences between the name on your passport and the name on your invitation letter or other documentation could lead to a delay and/or denial of your visa.

  • It takes time for the Embassy to process the VISA application, please register as early as you can to make sure you have enough time.

    Visa

    Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries that are eligible for visa on arrival. Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival to Egypt.

    Business Visa Application Requirements for a Egypt Visa
    Passport
    Photographs
    Business Cover Letter
    Visa Central Order Form
    Visa Application Form
    Proof of Travel Arrangements
    Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
    Urgent Applications

    Tourist Application Requirements for a Egypt Visa
    Passport
    Photographs
    Visa Central Order Form
    Visa Application Form
    Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
    Visa Upon Arrival
    Urgent Applications
    read more


Latest News

  • Augsut 10, 2021! AIRC 2020 Conference Proceedings has been indexed by Ei Compendex ans Scopus.
  • June 30, 2021! Accepted papers in AIRC 2020 Conference Proceedings has been online in ACM Digital Library.
  • March 25, 2021! 2021 3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control (AIRC 2021) will be held during December 8-10, 2021 in The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.
  • January 2, 2021! 2020 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control (AIRC 2020) has been held online during December 26th-28th 2020. (More)
  • December 3, 2020! As coronavirus spreads worldwide, considering the safety of all participants, AIRC 2020 will be held online during December 26-28, 2020!
  • August 30, 2020! AIRC 2019 Conference Proceedings has been indexed by Scopus.
  • July 22, 2020! AIRC 2019 Conference Proceedings has been indexed by Ei Compendex.
  • June 2, 2020! Accepted papers in AIRC 2019 Conference Proceedings has been online in ACM Digital Library.
  • April 25, 2020! Welcome Prof. Okyay Kaynak (IEEE Fellow), UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics, Bogazici University, Turkey to join in our technical committees.
  • April 10, 2020! 2020 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control (AIRC 2020) will be held during December 12-14, 2020 in The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.
  • December 20, 2019! AIRC 2019 has been held successful during 14-16 December 2019 in The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt. (More)
  • September 30, 2019! With the request of many authors, the submission deadline for AIRC 2019 has been extended to November 20, 2019.
  • July 31, 2019! AIRC 2019 papers will be published in International Conference Proceedings by ACM (ISBN: 978-1-4503-7671-6).
  • June 20, 2019! Prof. Aman Behal from University of Central Florida, USA will deliver a Keynote Speech entitle "Assistive Robotics: Challenges and Opportunities" in AIRC 2019.
  • May 05, 2019! Prof. Jiann-Shiou Yang, Prof. Varol Akman and so on joined in the conference committee.
  • April 10, 2019! Prof. Ahmed M. Hamad from The British University in Egypt will sit as Honorary Chair.
  • April 05, 2019! AIRC 2019 welcomes experts in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control to apply as conference committee members.
  • March 25, 2019! AIRC 2019 will be held in The British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.
  • March 15, 2019! The submission system for AIRC 2019 is opened.
  • March 10, 2019! AIRC 2019 official website is available now.
  • March 08, 2019! Prof. Omar H. Karam from The British University in Egypt will sit as one of the Conference Chairs of AIRC 2019.

 

Contact Us

  The British University in Egypt, P.O. Box 43, El Sherouk City, Suez Desert Road, Cairo 11837, Egypt
   Tel: 001(559)-8624927 (English)/+86-28-6302-3585 (Chinese)
   Email: airc_conf@outlook.com
   Website: www.airc.org

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