Through continuation of the ongoing UTAS-Nizwa SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WEBINARS 2021, The Department of Information Technology conducted a Virtual Research Forum on “Computing Research in Time of Pandemic — CRiToP 2021’’, to explore emerging research and current trends.
Dr Ahmed Al-Shahri, Dean, UTAS-Nizwa, heartily welcomed speakers, guests and participants, their ideas and contributions to the webinar, as did Dr Duhai al Shukaili, the Webinar Chairman.
Dr Nasser Al-Zeidi from Sultan Qaboos University spoke of the necessity of workload migration supporting Time-Critical Fog Applications, and the importance of functionality of devices with computational intelligence and integration over networks, that lead to smart devices with consequential impact on the future of smart cities, and security systems.
Dr Haitham Al-Hajri, a Cyber Security Specialist, discussed the Impact of Pandemic on Digital Societies highlighting the rise of smart cybercrimes associated with the pandemic. He also mentioned the importance of the research and development during the pandemic.
Dr Issa bin Nasser Al-Ghatrifi highlighted the necessity of decision-making abilities, planning, transition, readiness on security, and training requirements for implementation.
Ms. Maha Al-Anqoudi highlighted the use of online learning and the increasing number of students in online education and explained course capabilities and their correlation with student’s performance using text-mining, similarity measurement, patterns and other prediction models and methods, and Dr Rolando M Lontok Jr presented on efficacy of portable laboratories in implementing immersive virtual reality as a teaching-learning model. CRiToP 2021, in summary, highlighted the necessity of research, reducing impact, and adding further benefits to stakeholders during the pandemic. UTAS-Nizwa webinars will continue with its fourth event on June 16 by the English Language Centre.