Majlis Nafath

Nafath Majlis 2024

Will be held quarterly by Mada Center

in cooperation with our strategic partners.

1st Edition of Nafath Majlis

February 22, 2024

Doha, Qatar

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Sponsored By

University of Doha for Science and Technology

About Nafath Majlis

“Nafath Majlis will be held quarterly by Mada Center in cooperation with our strategic partners.
Nafath Majlis is a platform held throughout the year for exploring the cutting-edge of digital accessibility and assistive technology.
Each quarter, we invite fresh research and perspectives through a new call for papers, fostering a cycle of innovation and collaboration in these fields.
Nafath Majlis is dedicated to nurturing progress and sharing knowledge in the field of digital inclusion.”

1st Edition

Mada Qatar Assistive Technology Center In cooperation with University of Doha for Science and Technology is pleased to announce the 1st edition of Nafath Majlis to be held in Doha, Qatar on February 22, 2024, under the theme:

“Interdisciplinary Synergies:
Pioneering Advances in Assistive Technologies and Digital Accessibility“.

This first edition seeks to highlight transformative research and innovation at the intersection of multiple disciplines, all aimed at advancing assistive technologies and digital accessibility.

To attend please register through the following link:



Time Event
08:00 AM – 09:00 AM Registration
09:00 AM – 09:05 AM Mada Center Speech
09:05 AM – 09:10 AM University of Doha for Science and Technology Speech
09:10 AM – 09:25 AM About Majlis Nafath and Mada EdgeDr. Achraf Othman, Mada Center, Qatar
09:25 AM – 09:45 AM “AI and Assistive Technology: Applications and Challenges”Dr. Belkacem Chikhawi, UDST, Qatar (keynote speaker)
09:45 AM – 10:05 AM “Jumla Sign Language Project: An Overview”Dr. Oussama El Ghoul, Mada Center, Qatar (Keynote speaker)
10:05 AM – 10:20 AM “Is the Metaverse Accessible? An Expert Opinion”Dr. Christina Yan Zhang, The Metaverse Institute, UK
10:20 AM – 10:30 AM Discussion (Q&A)
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM “Enhancing Accessibility: Exploring the Impact of AI in Assistive Technologies for Disabled Persons”Dr. Sivakumar Manickam, Muscat College, Oman
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM “From Mind-Reading to Health-Reading Machines: Towards Contactless Health Diagnosis using Generative Artificial Intelligence”Professor Abdenour Hadid, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, UAE
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM “Enhancing Digital Accessibility and Learning Outcomes: Key2enable’s Assistive Technology for Children with Disabilities”Mr. Jose Rubinger, Key2Enable, UAE
11:30 AM – 11:40 AM Discussion (Q&A)
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM Prayer and Coffee Break
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM “A Perspective on Technology and Visually Impaired Students’ Learning of Mathematics”Dr. M. Corlu, UDST, Qatar (Keynote speaker)
12:20 PM – 12:35 PM “Ontological Scenario Model for Learners with Disabilities in a Recommender Framework based on Assessment Analytics”,Dr. Lilia Cheniti Belcadhi, University of Sousse, Tunisia
12:35 PM – 12:45 PM Discussion (Q&A)


Dr. Lilia Cheniti Belcadhi

Dr. Lilia Cheniti Belcadhi
University of Sousse, Tunisia.

Dr. Sivakumar Manickam

Dr. Sivakumar Manickam
Muscat College, Oman

Dr. Oussama Alghoul

Dr. Oussama Alghoul
Mada Center, Qatar

Jose Rubinger

Jose Rubinger
Key2Enable, UAE

Dr. Sencer Corlu

Dr. Sencer Corlu
University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Dr. Christina Yan Zhang

Dr Christina Yan Zhang
The Metaverse Institute, UK

Dr. Belkacem Chikhaoui

Dr. Belkacem Chikhaoui
University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Abdenour Hadid

Abdenour Hadid
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, UAE

2024 Nafath Majlis Editions

First Quarter
First Quarter
22 February 2024 – Confirmed

Second Quarter
Second Quarter
May 2024

Third Quarter
Third Quarter
July 2024

Fourth Quarter
Fourth Quarter
October 2024

Sponsorship opportunities for Nafath Participation

We understand the importance of sharing knowledge and fostering networks. To support this, we are pleased to offer travel and accommodation costs for one author per accepted paper to attend the event in Qatar. This will not only provide a platform for presenting your work but also serve as an


University of Doha for Science and TechnologyMada Center Sensory SoukQlickHealthKey2EnablecreatreaSBSmicrosoft

Scientists, researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals are invited to submit original and unpublished papers. Submissions should present novel perspectives, empirical studies, theoretical insights, case studies, or best practices within the realm of assistive technologies and digital accessibility.

We invite the submission of papers exclusively in English or Arabic, which have to be formatted in accordance with Nafath template guidelines (For more details about the instructions, please visit the following link: ).

Authors may submit their papers through our online submission portal available at:

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