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Software Engineering

Discussion Panel


A "Crash Course" on Software Development 


Software Engineering, What And Why 

Keynote Speech 

One of the Pioneers in the History of Computing

Meet Professor David Parnas

Under the Auspices of H.E. Eng. Yasser El Kady

Minster of Communications and information Technology

AMECSE 2016 Conference Proceedings are Now Available on the ACM Digital Library

Thanks to all the delegates who were present at AMECSE 2016 in Cairo, Egypt. Hope to see you next year in AMECSE 2017.

The proceedings are now available on the ACM Digital Library. You can check it online by visiting the following link:

About AMECSE Conferences


Africa and Middle East Conference on Software Engineering (AMECSE 2016) is the second edition of AMECSE conference series. This edition will be organized In-Cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT.

The theme of this edition is the triple helix of OPEN—DEVELOP—INNOVATE, where AMECSE 2016 aims at promoting the interdependence and correlation of openness, development, and innovation to enhance the quality of life and grow the economy of our region.

AMECSE 2016 specifically promotes how the triple helix’s components of openness, development, and innovation integrate to form a Software Engineering ecosystem and stimulate entrepreneurship.  Learn More about AMECSE Conferences.


AMECSE 2016 accepted papers will be published in the ACM Conference Proceedings Series. The ACM – ICPS has assigned the ISBN 978-1-4503-4293-3 for AMECSE 2016 proceedings. 

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Keynote Speakers

 Professor David Parnas

Ph.D., P.Eng.(Ontario); 
Dr.h.c.: ETH Zürich, Louvain, Lugano ,TU Wien
 Fellow: RSC, ACM, CAE, GI, IEEE; MRIA;  

One of the Pioneers in the History of Computing

One of the creators of the concepts of modularization & encapsulation in programming of Software Engineering.

Professor Emeritus at McMaster University, Canada and University of Limerick, Ireland
President of Middle Road Software, Ontario

Talk Title: Software Engineering, What And Why 

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Alain Chesnais

Distinguished ACM Speaker
Chief Scientist at TrendSpottr, Canada

Real Time Predictive Analytics for Social Media

Okwu Marcus Eke

Software Architect, Nigeria

Africa and Software of Things: Engaging the Knowledge Olympiad

Megha Kumar

Senior Research Manager, Software, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, IDC

Be Disrupted or Transform

Dr. Raed M. Sharif

Senior Program Officer for the Networked Economies program at IDRC’s Regional Office in Cairo, Egypt

Unleashing the Power of Data-Driven Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region

Ali Rebaie

Data Science Advisor, Industry Analyst

Big Data, Fog Computing, and the new experience economy

Hicham Arafa

R&D Director, Valo Egypt

Bringing Higher Value from your off-shore Development Center Through Innovation


Tutorial Attendance is included in registration package. However, you need to indicate the selected tutorials to attend. This will be done in a separate selection form after your registration.

Professor David Parnas

Together with Dr. Hesham Shokry,  University of Limerick, Ireland 

A “Crash Course” in Software Development


While the only way to learn how to develop software is to develop software, this tutorial will introduce participants to some of the capabilities that are essential for software developers. Illustrations will be provided to introduce the participants to ways that they can do their job better. The capabilities discussed are:

  1. Document driven distributed development
  2. Communicating precisely between developers and stakeholders
  3. Communicating precisely among developers
  4. Designing and maintaining multi-version software
  5. Software quality assurance

Find Detailed Tutorial Schedule Here

Accepted Tutorials


Agile Software Development and DevOps

AHMED MISBAH, Team Leader, Orange Labs Egypt

Enterprise Innovation

MOTAZ AGAMAWI, Senior Innovation Manager, Valeo Egypt

Publishing GIS Open Data

AHMED OSMAN & GEORGE IOANNOU, Manager & GIS Manager, Cartologic

Innovative Software Requirements

ISLAM EL-MADDAH, Professor, Ain shams University

Functional and Reactive Programming for Scalable Architectures

MOHAMED RAGAB & KHALED HAFEZ, Architect/Technologist Lead at Orange Labs Egypt

Open Data at a Glance

ENAS ASHRAF, Senior R&D Engineer, ITIDA

Innovating in a Digital Edge 

OKWU MARCUS, Software Architect, AFICTA

Get 20% Discount if you Register before May 17

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Registration Category ACM or ACM Cairo Chapter Members Non-ACM and Non-ACM Cairo Chapter Members
Paper Author* $100 (900 EGP) $110 (1000 EGP)
Attendee** $75 (700 EGP) $90 (800 EGP)
Student*** $40 (350 EGP) $50 (450 EGP)


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Conference Venue

InterContinental Cairo Citystars Cairo, Egypt
Omar Ibn El-Khattab, Masaken Al Mohandesin, Nasr City, Cairo Governorate

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What People Say About AMECSE

Testimonials from AMECSE 2014 Speakers

My expectations form AMECSE 2014 is to learn, interact and network with people. I expect in further AMECSE’s to continuously meet people with whom i can build business partnerships and do investments.

Clement Uwajeneza, Aficta Board Member, Founder & Managing Director, AxIS, Rwanda

I think AMECSE 2014 was very successful. This is the first of a series of conferences which I personally hope will continue and also extend lots of technologies to the African continent.

Stefan Schuster, Project Director, TECNALIA Research & Innovation,

I was very surprised and very happy to see this kind of events happen in this part of the world. I hope to encourage students and research to look more into open data and its applications. I hope this conference is the first but not the last.

Biplav-Srivastava, Distigusihed ACM Speaker, India

Co-Located Events

11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training

eLearning Africa 2016, Cairo, Egypt, May 24-26 2016

eLearning Africa is the largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa, enabling participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities.