Conference Theme: AI for Sustainable Economy


Zayed University is pleased to host the 15th Annual Conference on Undergraduate Research on Applied Computing (ZURC2024) on the 17th and 18th of April 2024. The objective of this conference is to promote undergraduate research activity at educational institutions in the UAE, other Gulf countries, and the rest of the world, by providing a forum for students to present their work and interact with other young researchers, faculty, and industrial leaders. Topics of interest include anything to do with computing, please see the call for papers. In addition to oral presentations, posters, and demos, the conference program will include invited presentations from academia and industry.

The conference will be held at the Zayed University Convention Center (on-campus) in Dubai, UAE.


Organizing Committee

The conference is hosted by the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University.

General Chair

  • Omar Alfandi, Zayed University (UAE)

Conference Steering Committee

  • Qusay H. Mahmoud, Ontario Tech University (Canada)
  • Fatma Taher, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Huwida Said, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Hussein Fakhry, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Munir Majdalawieh, Zayed University (UAE)

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Hamda Al Breiki, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Maher Ala'raj, Zayed University (UAE)

Program Co-Chairs

  • Ahmed Shuhaiber, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Abdallah Tubaishat, Zayed University (UAE)

IEEE Publications Co-Chairs

  • Mohammad Tubishat, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Mohammad Kuhail, Zayed University (UAE)

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Emad Bataineh, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Nadia Dahmani, Zayed University (UAE)

Awards Co-Chairs

  • Samia Loucif, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Joao Negreiros, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Mohammed Hussain, Zayed University (UAE)

Registration Co-Chairs

  • Muna Bader, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Izzeddin Asad, Zayed University (UAE)
  • April Rains Maramara, Zayed University, (UAE)

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

  • Nagaraj Chandrashekaran, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Mohammed Shukkur, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Fuhaina Puaad, Zayed University (UAE)

Technical Program Committee

To be part of the Technical Program Committee, kindly register your info using the following form:

  • Abdallah Tubaishat, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Abeer AlHasan, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Elaf Alsisi, King Khalid University (KSA)
  • Enas Allozi, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Fuhaina Puaad, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Ikbal Taleb, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Maysam Abbod, Brunel University London (UK)
  • Mohammad Tubishat, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Mohammed Hussein, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Mohd Nazir, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Nabeel Al Qirim, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Rima Grati, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Syed Duani, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Babar Shah, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Heba Ismail, Abu Dhabi University (UAE) 
  • Kevser Akpinar, Rochester Institute of Technology (UAE)
  • Maher Alaraj, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Hamda Al Breiki, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Elfadil Abdalla Mohamed, Ajman University (UAE)
  • Emad Bataineh, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Mohamad Badra, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Rouba Borghol, Rochester Institute of Technology (UAE)
  • Asad Khattak, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Basel Mourad, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Mohammed Bahja, University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Mohamed Adel Serhani, University of Sharjah (UAE)
  • Nailah Al-Madi, Princess Sumaya University for Technology (Jordan)
  • Yacine Atif, University of Skovde (Sweden)
  • Hoda Alkhzaimi, New York University Abu Dhabi (UAE)
  • Lina Daouk, Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE)
  • Ahmad Al-Shamayleh, Al-Ahliyya Amman University (Jordan)
  • Rabiah Al-qudah, Abu Dhabi University (UAE)
  • Yasir Mahmood, United Arab Emirates University (UAE)
  • Yaser Allozi, University of Jordan (Jordan)
  • Manar Alkhatib, British University in Dubai (UAE)
  • Hatem Tamimi, Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE)
  • Saiqa Aleem, Thompson Rivers University (Canada)
  • Imed Ben Dhaou, Dar Al-Hekma University (KSA)
  • Nedaa Al Barghuthi, Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE)
  • Maha Hadid, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Loay Alzubaidi, Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE)
  • Arif Al Nahdi, Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE)
  • Rouba Borgol, Rochester Institute of Technology (UAE)
  • Rasha Abdin, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Samia Loucif, Zayed University (UAE)
  • Maurice Danaher, Zayed University (UAE) 
Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline

Call For Papers

Important dates:


  • Abstract SubmissionFebruary 15th, 2024 FINAL CALL:February 20th, 2024
  • Abstract NotificationsFebruary 20th, 2024 NEW DATE: March 5th, 2024
  • Amended Final Abstract SubmissionFebruary 29th, 2024 NEW DATE: March 10th, 2024

Special Track Full Paper

  • Special Track Full Paper SubmissionJanuary 15th, 2024 NEW DATE: February 29, 2024
  • Special Track Full Paper Notifications: March 15th, 2024
  • Special Track Full Paper Final Submissions: March 30th, 2024  

Pre-Registration: March 30th, 2024

Conference: April 17th and 18th, 2024


The 15th Annual Undergraduate Conference on Applied Computing (ZURC2024) seeks to establish a platform where both students and faculty can showcase their research concepts and engage with fellow emerging researchers hailing from educational institutions throughout the Arab world, as well as distinguished faculty members and IT industry leaders. Consequently, if you are an undergraduate student currently engaged in a computing-related final-year project, we enthusiastically encourage you to submit a one-page abstract for participation in a lightning talk, live demonstration, poster exhibition, or even a comprehensive research paper for a dedicated track. Every submission will undergo a thorough evaluation by esteemed faculty members, who will subsequently offer constructive feedback to the authors. Beyond the student presentations, the conference agenda will encompass presentations from academia and industry experts as well. We invite you to join us in presenting your project and expanding your professional network.

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  • Jan 15 2024

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