International Conference on
Innovation in information technology and business


Conference Date
November 9th and 10th, 2022

About the ICIITB

The First International Conference on Innovation in information technology and business (ICIITB) will be taking place in Muscat, Oman, on November 9th and 10th, 2022. The Conference will be carried out in a hybrid format, allowing world-scattered academicians, researchers, and industry professionals to participate in this unique Conference for Oman and the GCC region.


Modern College of Business and Science, Muscat, Oman


Wednesday to Thursday (9:00 - 17:00) November 9 - 10, 2022

Why Attend the ICIITB Conference

The participants of the Conference will get an opportunity to contribute to the contemporary implementation of cutting-edge research and development in the area of artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, and the IoT in the business environment. The participants will get a first-of-a-kind networking and knowledge sharing opportunity to be a part of an event in Oman, that will gather recognized researchers from the GCC, Europe, the USA, and other parts of the World. Select research papers will also be published in a Springer-published Conference proceedings.

  • All accepted papers will be published by Springer Nature Atlantis Press in a form of Proceedings - the Proceedings has already been added as the upcoming:
  • Additionally, Proceedings will be indexed in Google Scholar and all other relevant indexing databases. Moreover, request for indexing in Scopus and Web of Science (WoS) has also been issued.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ali

H.E. Dr. Ali bin Amer Al Shidhani

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology for Communications and Information Technology
  • August 2020, he became the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology for Communications and Information Technology.
  • During 2019, Dr. Ali Al Shidhani worked as the Group VP of Technology at ASYAD Group. His role was to develop and steer technology and innovation strategy for ASYAD Group.
  • Between November 2014 and January 2019, he Worked as the Director of the Research Centers department and Acting Director of the Institute of Advanced Technology Integration, as well as the Director of the Communications and Information Sector at the Research Council of Oman.
  • Prior to that, he was a visiting researcher at City University London where he researched the topic of information security in future cities.
  • Since October 2001 to October 2014, he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University.
  • He published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences in addition to a book chapter.
  • He also evaluated several master's and doctoral theses and supervised several graduation projects for bachelor's and master's students, and contributed to the launch of many initiatives,: including: the program for transferring graduation projects to emerging startups ( and the smart cities platform ( The EJaad platform for joint research between the industrial sector and the academic sector ( and the national network for technology transfer in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • He is also a member of several national ICT committees and has delivered numerous presentations in ICT in national and international conferences and forums.
  • In 2010, he received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • In 2003, he received his Masters of IT in Data Communications from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • In 2001, he received his B. Eng degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University in 2001.


Prof. Nebojsa Bacanin

Name in Serbian: Nebojša Bačanin-Džakula
Nebojsa Bacanin received his Ph.D. degrees from Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade in 2015 (study program Computer Science, average grade 10,00) and from Faculty of Business Studies, Megatrend University in 2014 (study program Economics/Computer Science, average grade: 9,33). He started University career in Serbia 15 years ago. He was the vice-dean of the Graduate School of Computer Science at Megatrend University. He currently works as an associate professor at Singidunum Univeristy and as the Vice-Rector for Research at Singidunum University.



Dr. Ahmed Al Maashri

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University. He is the Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University. He has Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering The Pennsylvania State University, USA. In 2018, he was elected as the Chairman of the IEEE Oman Section. He has served as a member of the ECE Accreditation Committee (2005 – 2007). Also, took part in ABET accreditation process (2013 – 2014), where he contributed to auditing the self-study report. He took part of the curriculum modernization to restructure the degree plan for the Computer Systems and Networks specialization.


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  • Full Paper Submission: October 10th 2022.

  • Acceptance Notification: October 25th 2022.

  • Payment deadline: upon submission, will be communicated to the authors of the accepted papers directly.

  • Conference Dates: November 9th and 10th 2022.

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