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The Industrial Revolution Four (IR4) has a great impact on every aspect of life from social norms and national political attitudes to economic development and international relations. It brings with it a lot of possibilities and new solutions to many global challenges. Yet, at the same time, it comes with a lot of obstacles. It is hoped that the conference will provide an exceptional value for students, academics, researchers and policy makers.

Goals of the Conference

  • Highlight the role of IR4 as a factor for the realization of Oman Vision 2040.
  • Envision the role of the higher education institutions in the IR4
  • provide an interdisciplinary platform to discuss the most recent innovations and trends in the fields of IR4 by bring together academics, researchers, industry and other stakeholders.
  • Emphasize the role of IR4 on the development of various fields: education, information technology, business, engineering, healthcare and others.
  • Scrutinize the challenges that stand in the way of establishing successful executions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

About UTAS - Ibra

University of Technology and Applied Sciences - Ibra is one of the established technical college in the Sultanate of Oman since 2001.

The idea to improve College of Technology to Higher College of Technology is through the help of the Academic committee who worked and developed a new B.Tech program which was first offered in the 2003-2004 Academic Year.

The College believed that all individuals, regardless of economic or social status, are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect and should be provided with opportunities to develop their skills and benefit the welfare of society.

Both technological and general education are essential parts of the Ibra College Technological curriculum, enabling students to develop self-awareness and social responsibility necessary to successfully compete in their chosen occupational fields. The programs offered by University of Technology and Applied Sciences - Ibra are directed towards serving the needs of all individuals within the community, as well as the needs of the community as a whole.

Conference Committee

Dr. Azzah Ahmed Said Al-Maskari, University Dean, Conference Chairperson


Dr. Fatma Nasser Al-Harthy

Dr. Yousuf Khamis Al Mabsali

Mr. Wahab Salim Naser Al Hussini

Dr. Thuraya Khalifa Salim Al-Riyami

Dr. Habiba Mohammed Said Al-Mughairi

Ms. Faiza Rashid Ammar Al-Harthy

Dr. Sami Al-Ghnimi

Dr. Ghadna Sulaiman Saif Al Maskari


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Important Dates

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8th June 2021

The conference will be conducted online through the IR4-Era virtual conference page. Virtual Conference link

Submit your paper through IR4-Era online submission form by following this link


The abstracts submission deadline is on 14th January 2021

The conference themes are:
  1. Cybersecurity and the IR4
  2. 4IR technologies and Immersive Solutions in Power Generation and Management, Water Desalination, Agriculture, Smart Cities & Logistics
  3. Life Applications of IR4 technologies
  4. Global Economy & Industry in the age of IR4
  5. IR4 and Financial Technology
  6. Enhancing knowledge management in the IR4 era
  7. Exploring New Frontiers of Entrepreneurship in IR4
  8. IR4 Skills for Graduates: opportunities and challenges
  9. Artificial intelligence and Education
  10. Teaching and learning in the IR4
  11. Challenges facing the successful implementation of IR4.

You may send your inquiries at ir4era.utas@ict.edu.om

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