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 “Security and privacy aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) for libraries” Workshop

Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

​​​​The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic in today’s world. The rapid mobility and growth of IoT has led to an astonishing number of endpoints that organizations must manage and secure. The global research and advisory firm Gartner predicts that more than 20 billion connected things will be in use by 2020. That is up from 11 billion in 2017. 

Furthermore, G​artner predicts that, through 2020, the biggest inhibitor to further growth will be a lack of prioritization and implementation of security best practices and tools in IoT initiative planning


​Workshop Overview

​The workshop will cover the following:

  • modern technologies and information security
  • the Internet of Things (IoT), and supportive technologies
  • Internet of things and libraries
  • brain–computer interface (BCI) technology​

​Workshop Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • IoT and its accompanying technologies
  • investment in, and use of, IoT by libraries
  • the role and use of BCI technology in providing library services for people with special needs.

Workshop Language

  • ​​Arabic​.​

​​Workshop Moderator

Prof. Dr. Khaled Mohamed Fargoun

  • Professor of Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Former Dean and Vice Dean for Student Affairs of the Fac​ulty of Education, Helwan University.
  • Professor Fargoun has a Master's Degree and Professional Doctorate in Information and Education Technology from the University of Köln, Germany. 
  • He has also conducted considerable research and moderated many workshops on the use of modern learning resources in education, including: connecting BCI technology to the Internet of Things; computerization of contextual awareness and the use of ambient intelligence; virtualized learning through cloud computing; emerging technology and knowledge society; accelerated learning and smart surfaces; the use of HoloLens technology to support learning environments; and the use of Haptic-Optical Clone Technology in educational Augmented Reality.​


Workshop Format

​The workshop will adopt and utilize the following forms and mechanisms:
  • ​Brainstorming
  • Presentations
  • Working groups
  • Training exercises
  • Case studies


​Targeted Audience

​The workshop is suitable for:

  • librarians
  • postgraduate researchers in the field of library and information science
  • academic specialists in library and information science.

​Date and Time

  • ​March 3–4, 2019 (Sunday and Monday)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


  • Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE.​

Workshop Cost

  • Student: USD200.
  • SLA–AGC members: USD300.
  • Non-SLA–AGC members: USD350.
  • Note:

       - Includes workshop registration fees.

​        - Does not include SLA–AGC conference registration fees.

       - Registrants will be responsible for their own accommodation, visa and flight tickets.

Payment Method

  •  Via bank transfer to the following account:
Riyad Bank – Malaz, Riyadh, S.A. – KSA
Account No.: 2860431149901
Riyadh Bank, Saudi Arabia
IBAN: SA63 2000 0002 8604 3114 9901
Swift Code: RIBLSARI
Beneficiary Name: Arabian Advanced Systems
Email the transfer receipt to:


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