His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori

Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates

His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori has been appointed as Minister of Economy in the UAE, effective 17th of February, 2008. His Excellency Sultan holds a Bachelor's degree (B. Sc.) in Industrial Engineering & Management Systems from Arizona State University - USA. He also has a Diploma in Computer System Analysis from the Institute of Computer Technology, Los Angeles, California - USA.

In addition to his position as Minister of Economy, His Excellency Sultan holds the positions below:

  • Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Consumer Protection
  • Chairman of the Coordinating and Economic Cooperation Committee
  • Chairman of the National Committee for the Follow-up Program of Investment Climate
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Securities and Commodities Authority
  • Chairman of the insurance Authority
  • Chairman of the Federal Civil Aviation Authority
  • Member of the Ministerial Committee for Legislation
  • Member of the National Committee on Population Composition
  • Member of the Committee of Finance and Economy

In addition to his position, His Excellency Sultan holds the previous positions below:

  • ​Senior Airport Coordinator, then Vice President Operations at Dubai Civil Aviation Authority during the period of 1988 – 1991
  • Director - Dubai Cargo Village during the period of 1991 - 1996
  • Deputy Director General - Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry during the period of 1996 - 1998
  • Group Managing Director of Saeed & Mohamed Al Naboodah Group during the period of 1998 - 2004
  • Vice President of Dubai Islamic Bank during the period of 1999-2008
  • Chairman of Aman (Dubai Islamic Insurance Company) during the period of 2002-2008
  • Minister of Transport and Communications during the period of 2004 - 2006
  • Minister of Government Sector Development during the period of 2006 – 2008
  • Member of GCC Consulting Authority for Supreme council

Call For Papers

The 1st AUE International Research Conference (AUEIRC)

The 1st American University in the Emirates International Research Conference (AUEIRC) will provide a platform for discussing recent trends in creative business and social innovation. AUEIRC will highlight the various aspects of creative business and social innovations that can scale for the benefit of communities.

Aims and Scope:

AUEIRC aims to bring together academics, practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students to share and discuss challenges and solutions in contemporary disciplines. The scope of the conference includes a broad range of topics on areas that impact contemporary society.


Prof Miroslav Mateev (Deputy Chair), American University in the Emirates, Dubai

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Suzanne Ortega

Board of Trustees Member, American University in the Emirates

Professor Suzanne Ortega became the sixth President of the Council of Graduate Schools on July 1, 2014. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as the University of North Carolina Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (2011-14). Previous appointments included the Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of New Mexico, Vice Provost and Graduate Dean at the University of Washington and the University of Missouri.  Professor Ortega serves has served on a number of professional association boards and committees, including, the Executive Boards of the Council of Graduate Schools, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the National Academies of Science Committee on the Assessment of the Research Doctorate, the National Science Foundation’s Human Resources Expert Panel, the North Carolina E-learning Commission, the North Carolina Public School Forum, the UNC TV Foundation, and the UNC Press Board of Governors.

Prof. Galal Hassan Galal-Edeen

Cairo University & UCL, University of London

Prof. Galal Hassan Galal-Edeen (Cairo University & UCL, University of London) is a professor of Information Systems Engineering and a Certified Usability Analyst. He is visiting professor to University College London, the University of London, Nile University, Egypt and the American University in Cairo. He has applied experiences in information systems analysis, specification, high-level design and usability evaluation. He also served as Cairo University Chair on Innovation and supported university staff, students and industry in their innovation efforts and trained university staff and industry in innovation management and research proposal writing, among other professional development areas. He has degree qualifications in management sciences, systems analysis and design, information systems engineering, architecture and spatial design, and gained professional certifications or trainings in innovation management.

Prof. Ali Emrouznejad

Aston University

Ali Emrouznejad is a Professor and Chair in Business Analytics and has been working in various areas of Operations Research and Statistic generally and Data Envelopment Analysis specifically since 1993. He holds an MSc in applied mathematics and received his PhD in operational research and systems from Warwick Business School, UK. Having got PhD in DEA, in 1998, he has joined to the development team of Performance Indicators (PI) in Higher Education (HE) at HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England). The PI in HE has widely published and it is now annual publication of HESA (Higher Education Statistical Agency). He has worked on several research projects including: “assessing cost efficiencies in higher education” funded by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and “Analysis of efficiencies and productivity evolution in manufacturing industries with CO2 emissions in China” funded by Royal Academy of Engineering. His areas of research interest include performance measurement and management, efficiency and productivity analysis as well as data mining and big data.

International Scientific Committee

The International Scientific Committee is the body through which AUEIRC serves its worldwide readership according to fields of specialized interest.

Professor Abhilasha Singh

Provost, American University in the Emirates, UAE

Professor/Dr. Nabeel Jurdi

American University in the Emirates, UAE

Prof. Walter Leal Filho

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Prof. Robert Gyorodi

University of Oradea, Romania

Prof. Fatima Kukeeva

Resource Center for American and Democratic Studies, Kazakhstan

Prof. Nik Bessis

Edge Hill University, UK

Prof. Ksenija Dumicic

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Mohamed Youssef

American University in the Emirates, UAE

Prof. David Weir

York St John University, UK

Prof. Dusko Tomic

American University in the Emirates, UAE

Prof. Tarek Mohamed

American University in the Emirates, UAE

Prof. João Paulo Vieito

Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Dr. Adel Khelifi

American University in the Emirates, UAE

Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Dr. Thabit Sultan Mohammed

Dhofar University, Oman

Dr. Sarah Khalil Elmasry

University of Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Rula Azawi

Gulf College, Oman

Dr. Rasha Hattab

University of Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Nazih Khaddaj Mallat

Al Ain University of Sciece and Technology, UAE

Dr. Munir Majdalawieh

Zayed University, UAE

Dr. Moutaz Haddara

Westerdals - Oslo University, Norway

Dr. Mohammed Abaidullah Anwar

Al Ghurair University, UAE

Dr. Mohammad Ebrahim Banihabi

Universit of Tehran, Iran

Dr. Mario Majcen

California University of Pennslyvania, USA

Dr. Maria Chatzichristodoulou

London South Bank University, UK

Dr. Maria Casoria

Royal University of Women, Bahrain

Dr. Khalifa Al Fadhel

University of Bahrain, Bahrain

Dr. Kamen Spassov

Sofia University, Bulgaria

Dr. Jennifer Nightingale

Slippery Rock University, USA

Dr. Jeananne Nicholls

Slippery Rock University, USA

Dr. Grimot Nane

Green Economics Institute, UK

Dr. Fehmida Hussain

Middlesex University Dubai, UAE

Dr. Beatriz Itzel Cruz Megchun

American University of Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Basem Shomar

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar

Dr. Ama Eyo

Bangor University, UK

Dr. Ahmad Bin Touq

United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Dr. Adil Hassan Khalid

Sohar University, Oman

Dr. Abdelhadi Halawa

Millersville University, USA

Dr. Peter Oyelere

United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Dr. Michal Glowacki

University of Warsaw, Poland

Dr. Tawfik Ben Amor

University of Manouba, Tunisia

Dr. Ninouh Tarek

University of Tebessa, Algeria

Dr. Eyad Yacoub Yaqob

Arab American University, Palestine

Dr. Arafat Al Naim

American University in the Emirates, UAE

Mr. Seth Thompson

American University of Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Francesca Ruisi

University of Jordan, Jordan

Dr. Dhouha Kbaier Ben Ismail

University of Bedfordshire, UK

Dr. Maaruf Ali

University of Suffolk, UK

Dr. Adel Ahmed

Al Ain University of Science and Technology

Dr.Daniel Onah

University of Warwick, UK

Prof. Mirjana Pejic-Bach

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Dr. John D. Ranney Gannon

University in Erie, Pennsylvania United States.

Irena Palić

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Dr. Berislav Žmuk,

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Carl M. Rebman

University of San Diego, USA

Dr. Nahed Baba

Ain Shams University, Egypt

Prof. Dalila Boughaci

University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria

Dr. Shaima Elbardawil

University of Sharjah, UAE

Topics of Interest

Creative Business and Social Innovation

  • Accounting and Finance
  • E-Commerce and Marketing
  • Hospital and Healthcare Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Trade and Economy
  • Operation and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic and Change Management
  • Bitcoin
  • Digital/ Virtual Currencies
  • Cryptocurrency

Creative Industries and Social Innovation

  • Creative Industries, Education and Social Innovation
  • Film and TV Production

Education and Social Innovation

  • Counselling for School Success
  • Education Technology and Pedagogy

Governance and Legislation

  • Conflict of laws
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Labour Law
  • Legislation
  • Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Trade Law

Media for Smart Cities

  • Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • Mass Media and Public Relations
  • Strategy, Security, Smart Cities and Communication Methods
  • Countering Extremism & Terrorism
  • Geostrategic Security Challenges & Crisis Management

Smart Technologies and Innovation

  • Communications
  • Cyber Security
  • E-Business
  • E-Learning
  • Electronics
  • Information Security
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Machine Vision
  • Technology Trends

Submit your Abstract/Paper

Submission Guidelines

All papers are subject to a double-blind peer review process by at least two reviewers. Submission guidelines can be accessed by clicking this hyperlink.

Conference Publications

Accepted papers will be published by Springer in edited volumes following their specific fields as printed volumes as well as online in the digital library SpringerLink. Authors of some selected best papers will be invited to submit the extended version of their AUEIRC papers for peer review after the conference. These papers will be published in a special issue of the AUE journal “Smart City Challenges and Solutions” (SCCS).

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission

    30 thJune , 2017
  • Acceptance Notification

    15thJuly , 2017
  • * Final Paper Submission

    15 thSeptember , 2017
  • Conference

    15 th– 16th November, 2017

* Only Full papers will be considered for publication.


Data Envelopment Analysis
College of Business Administration
November 16th 2017

American University in the Emirates, Dubai

18:00 – 18:05 Opening Remarks: Organizing committee
18.05 – 19.05 DEA Session
Prof. Ali Emrouzejad (Professor of Business Analytics, Aston University, UK). 

For Faculty
DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) is the optimization method of mathematical programming to generalize the Farrell (1957) single-input/ single-output technical efficiency measure to the multiple-input/ multiple-output case by constructing a relative efficiency score as the ratio of a single virtual output to a single virtual input.
This 2-hour workshop will present how to go about using DEA. Attendees will be recognized for their participation by American University in the Emirates.

19:05 – 19:20 Coffee Break
19: 20 – 20:00 DEA practical applications in UAE 

Prof. Ali Emrouzejad (Professor of Business Analytics, Aston University, UK).

For Faculty
Hands on approach to using DEA in UAE

20.00 – 20.10 Closing Notes: Organizing Committee

Gathering photos


Data Envelopment Analysis

Registration can start from now
and end on 16th of November


Registration can start from now and end on 14th of November

Registration Fees



$350 (AED 1,295)

With Gala Dinner

$410 (AED 1,515)



$250 (AED 925)

With Gala Dinner

$310 (AED 1,145)



$150 (AED 555)

With Gala Dinner

$210 (AED 775)

  • Each participant must register and pay the conference fee
  • Registration deadline is September 15th
  • Late registration after September 15thto be charged at $50
  • End of late registration is September 30th however participants can still register in the conference but we cannot guarantee their papers will be included in the conference proceeding if they register after September 30th
  • If you have any difficulties in payments, please contact us by E-mail at [email protected]


Steering Committee

Professor Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq


Professor Miroslav Mateev

Deputy Chair

Professor Golam Mustafa


Professor Assem Tharwat


Dr. Arafat Al Naim


Dr. Anthony Ijeh


Dr. Asma Salman


Dr. Mahir Albanna


Dr. Ahmed Al Masri


Mr. Ghayath Abbas


Mr. Ahmed Mohy


Mr. Sobhi Khalid


Mr. Atef Mahmoudi


Social Activities

Dubai Bus tour

Hop on our Dubai bus tour to experience a true fusion of traditional Arabian charm and futuristic dynamism. Enjoy panoramic views of Dubai's dramatic skyline, perfect sandy beaches and the world’s tallest building. Hop off to explore historical souks, forts and palaces.

Date: 17th November 2017
Time: 09:00AM-12:00PM
Price: Complementary

Gala Dinner

Grab this unique opportunity to sample delicious food at a top spot in Dubai, at an unbelievable price.

Themed night at Anise Restaurant, Intercontinental Hotel & Resort, Dubai Festival City

Date: 15th November 2017
Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $60

For more attractive places and activities in Dubai, Please visit Trip Advisor


Nearby accommodations are listed below.

Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the beautiful site of the American University in the Emirates, Dubai.

American University in the Emirates
Block 6,7
Dubai International Academic City,
Dubai, UAE

Contact Us

American University in the Emirates

P.O. Box: 503000, Dubai, UAE
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