QMIC Hosts Workshop on Smart Mobility for Sports Security in International Event

QMIC Hosts Workshop on Smart Mobility for Sports Security in International Event

Doha, March 19, 2013: The Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) participated in the Securing Sport Doha 2013 exhibition and seminar, being held at Katara between March 18 and March 19, 2013. QMIC participated as a conference partner and exhibitor, as well as hosted a workshop on Smart Mobility for Sports Security.

Securing Sport Doha 2013 brings together the most influential decision-makers, practitioners and experts to share their best practices. This year, Securing Sport, will be focusing on sport security, safety and integrity. The lectures and workshops will offer unique perspectives and contemporary solutions about issues involving sport security.

In the workshop, Smart Mobility for Sports Security, QMIC will focus on two challenges that every sport event faces. Transportation management and the safety of VIPs, sports teams, and spectators. As an integrated suite of intelligent transportation, logistics, and road safety applications, Masarak can provide vital mobility services for traffic and crowd management that are necessary for the success of sport events. QMIC will use this workshop to shed some light on the services and applications of Masarak: for traffic and crowd management, road safety, and VIP fleet and public transport management. QMIC will give a glimpse of futuristic mobile and connected vehicles’ technologies and their role in improving sports events security and safety.

Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, Executive Director of QMIC said, “Participating in Securing Sport 2013, gives us an opportunity to showcase the solutions we have for creating more secure and safe sporting events. We have also been given the chance to meet with global organizations and stay up to date with international standards in securing sport. An event like this is the perfect way to showcase the role of Masarak in supporting the important Sports Industry after its official launch in February 2013”.

Masarak™ is a comprehensive open intelligent platform and an integrated suite of Intelligent Transport, Logistics Management, and Road Safety services and applications fully developed in Qatar and optimized for serving the needs of different sectors in Qatar and the region. Masarak is one of QMIC’s smart living services built on top of QMIC’s Labeeb™ M2M platform.

Securing Sport 2013 has created a networking opportunity for researchers, sports organizers and decision makers to discuss the imperative strategies regarding the future of sports security. This is helping QMIC get closer to one of its vital goals of growing the digital sports industry in Qatar, by offering locally-built solutions tailored for this region’s weather, population and logistics.

About QMIC

QMIC is an applied research and development center founded by Qatar University in Collaboration with and at the Qatar Science &Technology Park (QSTP) to leverage the use of emerging mobility and wireless technologies in creating solutions and smart applications for use in a number of markets including Transportation, Utilities, Healthcare, and Environment.

QMIC was founded with the objective of filling the existing gap in the region for institutions focusing on applied research and solutions delivery.

QMIC has strategic objectives in the areas of local capacity building, innovations leadership, and in becoming a virtual R&D center for local and regional partners.

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