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Highlights of Chapter Technical and Social Activities

24th May 2023

Introduction to Latex Overleaf


On October 24, 2023, IEEE ComSoc Bahrain and the University of Bahrain jointly organized an online seminar titled “Introduction to LaTeX Overleaf.” Dr. Aysha Al-Sayed, an assistant professor from the University of Bahrain’s Computer Engineering Department and a board member of IEEE ComSoc Bahrain, delivered the seminar. The event aimed to introduce participants to LaTeX and Overleaf, emphasizing their usefulness in document typesetting. LaTeX is a widely used typesetting system for academic and scientific document preparation, enabling users to create high-quality papers, reports, and presentations with precision and consistency. Overleaf is an online collaborative platform that simplifies the use of LaTeX. During the seminar, attendees learned the basics of LaTeX syntax, document structure, and how to create sections, tables, equations, figures, and references. The seminar also highlighted the benefits of using LaTeX and Overleaf, including improved document appearance, readability, and the collaborative features of Overleaf. By the end of the seminar, participants gained a comprehensive understanding of LaTeX and Overleaf, empowering them to efficiently create professional-looking documents for their academic and professional endeavors.

18th May 2023

The Power of ChatGPT: What a Faculty Need to Know!

Prof. Mohab Mangoud, Vice Chair of IEEE ComSoc Bahrain Chapter, and Faculty of EEE Department presented the power of ChatGPT to University of Bahrain Faculty. During the seminar, he touched on what ChatGPT essentially is, transformers, and Large Language Models. He also provided UOB Guests and Staff, with best practices for using ChatGPT in education and applications of using ChatGPT for teaching. Prof. Mohab also presented the different challenges and opportunities of ChatGPT in education such as bias in training data and what that implies, misinformation, and potential risk for plagarism and how to overcome these risks.


11th May 2023

IoT: The Key Enabler of a Smart Quality Life

13th March 2023

IEEE ComSoc Awareness Event at University of Bahrain

Dr Reham, Secretary, IEEE ComSoc Bahrain Chapter in IEEE ComSoc Awareness Day

The IEEE ComSoc Bahrain Chapter has participated in the Professional Societies Awareness Day that was organized by University of Bahrain, IT College on Monday, 13th March. Dr. Reham Almesaeed, IEEE ComSoc Bahrain Secretary, represented the Chapter in the event. Members of the ComSoc Student Branch (Ali Redha, Farah Alkhunaizi, and Maryam Hamad) have also contributed to the event in raising awareness among IT students. Dr. Reham has made a presentation on the Chapter key facts, goals and recent activities.  Around 70 students attended the event, where many showed interests in joining the IEEE Communication Society and have been guided by Student Branch representatives on how to join the Society.

Jun-Sept 2022

Bahrain IoT and AI Challenge 2022

Bahrain IoT & AI Challenge Closing Ceremony

The Bahrain IoT and AI Challenge was organized by the University of Bahrain’s College of Engineering as part of a larger regional competition involving 12 Arab countries. The challenge aimed to build national and regional capacity in the areas of Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among young people. The first edition saw the participation of 17 graduation projects and 12 startups, who underwent a training program before showcasing their ideas to a judging team. The winners qualified for the next phase of the competition and IEEE Communication Society Bahrain Chapter played a role as a technical partner, with some of its members serving as project managers and judges. The chapter was also awarded for its contribution to the challenge during the closing ceremony. Read more below in the Global Communications Newsletter page 3:

20 May 2021

“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}

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

18 May 2021

IEEE ComSoc Bahrain Chapter (Technical Sponsorship) 

28 February 2021

4 November 2021

ExCom Members of IEEE ComSoc Bahrain Chapter – 2021

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26-28 Nov 2019

Chapter Achievement

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

Conference URLwww. MENACOMM2019.org

(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. 

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: http://www.iccece19.theiaer.org (currently under construction)
– IEEE iCETiC ’19: Date: 19-20 August 2019, Venue: University of Essex, UK
Website: http://www.icetic19.theiaer.org (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


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)

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



Seminars Conferences, and Workshops

For further information, please contact Chapter Chair

Wafeeq Ajoor,
Executive IT Advisor, NHRA
email: wajoor@ieee.org
URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wafeeq-ajoor-908793b9/