The British University in Dubai (BUiD) held its sixth Doctoral Research Conference (BDRC 2022) online, facilitated through Blackboard. The BDRC was set up to develop the research capabilities of students who contribute to wider society, regionally and internationally.
BDRC 2022 provided students with an international forum where they could share and publish their research. As a multidisciplinary conference, it enabled students to discuss research and training in education, business, law, engineering, sustainable design and innovation.
The conference was opened by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, who
greeted the participants and attendees: “This conference is a perfect platform for facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas. It offers an important interaction between academic staff and students. It gives our students an inspiring experience that plays an important role in their learning journey.”
Professor Henry S. Thompson, professor of web informatics at the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation, University of Edinburgh, delivered a keynote presentation in which he discussed cognitive science and artificial intelligence. Professor Thompson was a member of the SGML Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which designed XML (Extensible Markup Language).
Eight Best Presentation Awards were announced for 41 research papers presented in different areas. The best 18 papers from the conference will be published at a later date.
Dr Khalid Almarri, Dean of Research, concluded, “We were the first university in the UAE to organise a large doctoral research conference in 2015. We have come a long way since then: this year our conference proceedings will be published by Springer and will be Scopus-indexed. We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments, and this conference provides an excellent opportunity for them to showcase their research and share their findings.”
BUiD offers programmes in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in areas of education, engineering, IT, project management, sustainability, computer science, business, finance, and law.