About Conference

Middle East College plays a significant role in promoting best practices in both research and teaching & learning in the Sultanate of Oman. The academic departments at MEC strive to strengthen the nexus between research and teaching and inculcate a research culture among its students to enhance the learning process.


Conference Objective

The student-led research conference on Smart technologies, Communication, Engineering, Archives & Management provides a platform where students can showcase their research work and innovative ideas in varied fields. In addition, it serves to enhance research collaboration between staff and students. The overall objective of conference is to provide a platform to student-led research presentations in the emerging fields of Smart technologies, Communication & Management. It also provides an opportunity for the student community of Oman to explore and share their innovative work. The conference is organized by MEC to invite students to show case their research skills through paper and poster presentations and exhibit innovative project work as well as discuss ideas on developing a new technology within a span of 5 hours.


The knowledge produced during the deliberations will enlighten the academic community in general and students in particular. The Keynote addresses scheduled during the conference will offer a unique opportunity for students to discuss and debate the recent research areas. This conference is featured with invited speeches, oral presentations, poster presentations, hackathon and other technical workshops.


Abstract Submission: Submissions of an abstract in the fields of Smart Technologies, Communication, Engineering, Archives and Management are solicited.


The submitted abstract will go through a blind peer review process. Authors will be requested to submit the full paper if the abstract gets accepted. Papers submitted and presented at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings. Shortlisted paper will be sent to be published in the American Journal of Student Research (



Additional Activities

MEC Hackathon 2019

Theme: 'Hack the future'



What to Hack?

Beginner Hack,  Social Good, Smart Health and Smart Education


The Hackathon will be judge based on 5 factors :
- Creativity :- Bring an amazing factor for problem solving
- Usability :- Usefulness of the product
- Technicality: - The technology used
- Scalability: - Potential for future enhancements.
- Business value: - Solving the problem in line with the business goals.


The teams will be evaluated according to the following criteria and only SEVEN registration will be called for participation.  .

  • Initial proposed solution and its relevance to the above themes 
  • Team members knowledge and expertise to implement the proposed solution
  • Team members specializations (preference will be given to diverse specializations as required by the proposed solution)


Only ONE Team per institution will be allowed from outside MEC.

Eligibility Criteria  

  • Participant must be students of any institution within the Sultanate of Oman or GCC.
  • A minimum of 2 or maximum of 3 members must be there in each team
  • All participants must be present during the duration of the event.



The list below (none inclusive) is a general expectation of the types of solutions that maybe proposed by participating teams: 

  • Mobile application prototype
  • Web Application prototype



Educational Workshop

a. CV building and interview skills

b. How to write an effective project report / desertion



Click here to Register for Hackathon & Workshops