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August 19, 2013

Call For Submission Of Abstracts On Qatar’s Research Grand Challenges

Researchers and students are invited to submit an abstract based on original research for consideration at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (QF-ARC) 2013.The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 September.
If selected, candidates will have the opportunity to present their research at Qatar’s flagship research and development conference, and connect with leading experts in their fields locally, regionally and internationally.

The theme of this year’s conference is ’Qatar’s Cross-cutting Research Grand Challenges.’” Qatar Foundation Research & Development encourages applicants to align their abstracts with oneof the 12 research grand challenges that have been identified for this year’s conference, including protecting the nation’s cyber infrastructure, developing and deploying solar energy solutions, ensuring sustainable water supply, integrating health management systems, and supporting Arabic culture, arts, heritage, media and language.

Every submission will be reviewed by a panel of experts in each of the research categories. Grading and selection criteria will be based upon research quality, originality and merit, written content, and relevance to the research grand challenges. Student abstracts will be considered for poster presentations. Abstracts submitted by expert researchers could be scheduled for either an oral or poster presentation.

The abstracts selected will be part of a special conference proceedings publication by QScience, a scientific publishing house in Qatar adhering to the highest scholarly publishing standards. Participants presenting outstanding research will also be recognized at a special ceremony on the closing day of the conference.

The conference will be held from 24-25 November at Qatar National Convention Centre, and will provide national stakeholders, as well as international partners, with the chance to network and learn all about Qatar’s latest research initiatives. The conference will also feature stands for local exhibitors, offering them and the visiting delegates an exciting opportunity to interact directly.

All abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission page. For more information visit:

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