IEEE ComSoc – Bahrain Chapter

 Highlights of Some of Chapter Activities {2017 – date}

ExCom Members of IEEE ComSoc Bahrain Chapter – 2021

20 May 2021

Invitation: “Free Live” event
Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Forum (AIoT @ UoB) 
Thursday 20 May 2021 {11:00 am-1:00 pm / Bahrain Local time: GMT+3}
Online via Zoom 

IEEE ComSoc Bahrain chapter are pleased to invite you to the AIoT@UoB Forum on recent advances of applications of AI and IoT in Engineering as part of CoE series of webinars co-organized by College of Engineering, University of Bahrain in collaboration with IET. 

– More information about the forum including Biographies of Speakers and the program (attached)
– To join the forum, please use the Zoom scheduled meeting link  (max. 100 attendees).
– There will be questions & answers and discussion time with the forum distinguished speakers. 
– Free Live” event,  Registration Link:  

18 May 2021

IEEE ComSoc Bahrain Chapter (Technical Sponsorship) 

28 February 2021

4 November 2021


26-28 Nov 2019

Chapter Achievement

The 2019 2nd IEEE Middle East and North Africa Communications Conference

Conference URLwww.

(IEEE MENACOMM’19) in Bahrain 19-21 November 2019

By Mohab Mangoud – IEEE MENACOMM’19 General Co-Chair and IEEE ComSoc Bahrain Chapter Chair

The 2nd IEEE Middle East and North Africa Communications Conference (IEEE MENACOMM’19) was held on 19-21 November 2019 at The Diplomat Radisson Blu hotel in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. The conference was organized and sponsored by IEEE Communications Society Bahrain Chapter (ComSoc Bahrain chapter), University of Bahrain (UoB) and Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE). IEEE MENACOMM’19 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc chapters consortium (Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia) in addition to three newly joined ComSoc chapters (Iraq, and Morocco and Oman). The Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the Conference accepted 61 papers, out of 164 paper submissions of scientific papers, yielding an acceptance rate of 37%.  The conference papers were distributed and presented in 12 technical sessions.  In addition to a “special video and live streaming interactive session”, that was an added facility provided for those who couldn’t attend to present their work. All papers will be indexed by IEEEXplore. The conference attracted more than 200 scientists and researchers from 30 different countries around the world to discuss the latest advanced technologies in communications in the following three Tracks were: (1) Emerging Communications Technologies and Future Trends. (2) Physical Layer and Fundamentals. (3) Network, MAC and Cross layer Design.  

Conference Report

Organized by

  1. University of Bahrain
  2. IEEE ComSoc Bahrain Chapter
  3. Bahrain Society of Engineers 

The 2019 Annual IEEE Middle East & North Africa COMMunications (MENACOMM 2019) Conference, is an annual international conference that is sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and will be organized by IEEE Communications Society Bahrain Chapter and the college of Engineering, University of Bahrain (UoB) in cooperation with IEEE Saudi Arabia ComSoc Chapter, with a steering committee consortium of IEEE ComSoc chapters from MENA Region and academic partners such as the ICT–Federation of Arab Engineers and various international renown universities. We look forward to meeting you in Manama, Bahrain College of Engineering University of Bahrain at IEEE MENACOMM 2019.

March 2019

IEEE ComSoc Bahrain chapter is participating as an affiliated partner, MEET ICT Conference, 19th -21 March 2019, Gulf Conventional center, Gulf Hotel , Bahrain, Gulf Convention Center, Gulf Hotel under the patronage of H.E. Engr. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication and will be attended by renowned speakers and delegates from across the globe. Also, Prof. Mohab Mangoud is a speaker as one of Distinguished Panelist on Panel Discussion on “SKILLS FOR FUTURE JOBS” which will be held during the second day of MEET ICT Conference, 20th of March

Dec 2018
ComSoc (DLT) Distinguished Lecturer Tour  (4 Dec 2018)  @ Kingdom of Bahrain

The DLT tour will be on the topic of security, and will be entitled

“Denial of Service Attacks in VANETs — An Issue, or a Fatality?”

  • Wireless Communication and Mobile Networking
  • Sensor Networks
  • Wireless, Mobile Ad hoc and Mesh Networks
  • QoS in Heterogeneous Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Security: Ad hoc, Sensor and ubiquitous Networks
  • Performance Evaluation: Markovian Process, SAN, Queuing Networks
  • Cloud Computing
Prof. Jalel Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Orsay (Paris 11) and University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles from 2000 to 2011. He is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011. Dr. Ben-Othman’s research interests are in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, Broadband Wireless Networks, multi-services bandwidth management in WLAN (IEEE 802.11), WMAN (IEEE 802.16), WWAN (LTE), VANETS, Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks, security in wireless networks in general and wireless sensor ad hoc networks and vehicular ad hoc Networks. His work appears in highly respected international journals and conferences, including, IEEE ICC, Globecom, LCN, MSWIM, VTC, PIMRC etc. He has supervised and co-supervised several graduate students in these areas. He is widely known for his work on wireless ad hoc and sensor Networks, in particular, security. He gave several talks on these topics, as Keynote in conferences Road Transportation System Strategy and Standardization (Korea), WCCCS’13, NSERC DIVA Distinguished Lecture Series (Canada), P2MNET’10, PEDISWESA’09, and as invited talks in GIST (Korea), Seoul National University, KRRI (Korea), USTHB (Algieria), Fes University (Marocco), Hanoi Science and Technology University (Vietnam), Reims (France), Martinique (France), University of Ottawa (Canada), INRS (Canada), Gliwice (Pologne)……. He is an editorial board member of Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC), Wiley Security and Communication Networks (SCN), Inderscience Int. J. of Satellite Communications Policy and Management, IEEE comsoc Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN) and International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services IJANS. He is also an Associate Editor of Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS). He is also editor of Elsevier ICTexpress. He has served as a member of Technical Committees of more than 80 international IEEE/ACM conferences and workshops including ICC, Globecom, MSWIM, LCN. He is a member of IEEE and ACM. He has served as General co-chair of international conference on wireless networks and mobile communications (WINCOM’15), and program chair of IEEE New technologies mobility and security (NTMS’15). He has served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom Ad hoc and Sensor and and Mesh Networking (Globecom, 2011, 2014). He will serve as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom Wireless and Mobile Networks symposium (Globecom, 2016), and as a TPC Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom Wireless Communications Symposium (Globecom 2010). He has served as TPC Co-Chair IEEE International Conference on Communications Ad hoc and Sensor and and Mesh Networking (ICC 2012, ICC 2014). He is serving as TPC Co-Chair IEEE International Conference on Communications Wireless and Mobile Networks symposium (ICC 2016). He also has served as TPC Co-Chair Wireless Networking Symposium of The IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), ACM International Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks (Q2SWinet 2010, 2011, 2012), and other conferences as for ICNC, WSCP, CNIT. He has served as Workshop chair for 9th international Workshop on Wireless local Networks (WLN09) and 10th international Workshop on Wireless local Networks (WLN10). He served as a publicity chair of several conferences such as the 12th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM 09), IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WOWMOM 2010), 25th Biennial Symposium on Communications. He has also served as Tutorial chair for Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2014). He served as Local Arrangement Chair for the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Computer Communication (ISCC 09). As IEEE Comsoc Member, he has actively participated to the activities. He was the secretary, Vice chair and currently chair of the IEEE Ad Hoc and sensor networks technical committee since january 2012. He is IEEE Comsoc distinguished lecturer since January 2015. He is member of the IEEE comsoc technical service board since January 2016. He is an active member of IEEE Communication softaware, CIS-TC, and WTC.

April 2018 

IEEE Bahrain ComSoc Chapter become a member of the founders of MENACOMM, ComSoc regional conference

(2018 IEEE Middle East & North Africa COMMunications Conference) and technical sponsorship:

Aug 2018/2019

IEEE Bahrain ComSoc Chapter technical sponsorship: – IEEE iCCECE ’19: Date: 22-23 August 2019, Venue: Greenwich University, UK
Website: (currently under construction)
– IEEE iCETiC ’19: Date: 19-20 August 2019, Venue: University of Essex, UK
Website: (currently under construction)

Feb. 2018

IEEE ComSoc Bahrain chapter Signed MOU to be strategic partner with Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH) and Worksmart for Events ManagementW.L.L. and to participate as part of the annual MEET ICT and BITEX, hereinafter called the Information and Communications Technology initiative.Last conference was held on 13th & 14th of February, 2018 at the Gulf Convention Center – Gulf Hotel, Bahrain. 2-day conference packed with comprehensive sessions and BITEX ICT exhibition where the top ICT companies and personalities.

April 2017

IEEE Bahrain ComSoc chapter & IET Bahrain Local Network Would like to Invite you to attend The Joint
Technical Seminar On Sunday 9 April 2017 @ 7 PM Bahrain Society of Engineers,  Juffair 
“5G Mobile Networks : The Next Breakthrough Technology “

Event Program 
– Mr. Wafeeq Ajoor, SMIEEE, BH-COMSOC Vice Chair:  5G Mobile Technology: The Enabler of 2020 Networked Society (ITU Vision)

– Dr. Mohab Mangoud, SMIEEE , BH-COMSOC Chair: Millimeter Wave Communications (mmWave) for 5G: Opportunities and Challenges

– Mr. Saleh Tarradah, FIET Member of the Capital Municipal Council:  Fast 5G for Municipal IT System


Event details :  Comsoc-IET event


Inviting ComSoc members and Participation of Bahrain – ComSoc
in MEETICT Event : Feb 2017 @ Gulf Hotel, Bahrain.
Bh-ComSoc was an integral part of the Bahrain International Technology Exhibition 2017

ComSoc Bahrain Chapter Booth

Jan 2017

After Formation of the chapter. A call for volunteers was announced to the founding Members and Chapter Excom was elected in Jan 2017.

Bahrain Comsoc chapter Ex. Com meeting 18 Jan 2017 (First meeting) : Planning 2017 Activities

Minutes of the meeting : Bahrain-ComSoc-#1-2017

Chapter Chair: Mohab Mangoud (right front)

Chapter Vice-Chair: Wafeeq Ajoor (left back)

Chapter Treasurer: Homam Khawajki (right back)

Chapter Secretary: Asim Mehmood (left front)

October 11, 2016

Bahrain ComSoc Chapter Founders (ComSoc members)

40315470Mohab Mangoud
41256714Wafeeq Ajoor
00845891Fadiah Hijazie
91239271Ahsanullah Bhutto
92928892Ahmed J. Jameel
91248470Gajendra Rao
41439339Homam Khawajki
93354259Hassan ALSAEED
93040641Rafik Fahim
92324245Fadhel Essa
94063888Haya Aldoseri
 93244758Sana Almansoori
94063901Sushad Shumsudin
93501723Asim Mehmood
94506745 Nasir Mehmood Iqbal

For further information, please contact chapter chair & Webmaster

Prof. Mohab A. Mangoud,
Professor of Wireless Communications