April 18th, 2017

WSAS Section Strategic Plan Organization and Activities (PowerPoint)

April 8th, 2017

The IEEE Western Saudi Arabia Section, the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapters Co-sponsored 2017 2nd International Conference on Anti-Cyber Crimes (ICACC) held during March 26-27, 2017, at King Khalid University. ICACC is an annual conference that brings together leading academicians, researchers, students, authorities, and agencies responsible for security, safety and law enforcement to interact and exchange pertinent ideas related to Anti-Cybercrimes. ICACC 2017 is the 22nd IEEE sponsored conference in the Kingdom, and the dignitaries from IEEE Western Saudi Arabia Section and King Khalid University participated in various committees of the conference. ICACC 2017 has made an impact in the region and has received 72 papers that span authors from 32 Universities of 14 countries among which 25 papers were selected for oral presentation and 24 papers for poster presentation after rigorous review from at least three potential reviewers for each submitted paper.

March 31st, 2017

The IEEE Western Saudi Arabia Section, the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapters for extending technical co-sponsorship and thereby including the ICACC 2017 proceedings in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.  The entire IEEE Western Saudi Arabia Section deserves recognition, mainly, Dr. Hafidh Al Samarrai, Dr. Adnan Al Bar and Dr. Akila Sarirete for their continuous support during ICACC 2017. Dr. Hafidh Al Samarrai supported us a lot by clarifying our doubts, providing us suggestions and guidelines.


March 16th, 2017

Chair of Students Activities

Western Saudi Arabia IEEE Section Bylaws

Roles and Responsibilities

1) Make sure that there are students chapters/branches in all the universities and colleges in the region of the Section and establish them if they don’t exist.
2) Make sure that each chapter has a full team consisting of a chair, vice chair, secretary and a treasurer.
3) Follow up with the chapters in order to plan, organize and report a minimum of four activities a year.
4) He will immediately replace the chair if he/she does not organize an activity for three month, and report this replacement to the excom.
5) Be in charge of organizing the Extreme Programming Competition and make sure that there are teams in all chapters.
5) Organize a minimum of five membership development activities a year, in coordination with Membership Development Chair.
6) Organize the annual Students Competition of the WSA IEEE’s Section.
7) Give a report on the above in the periodic meetings of the Excom of the Section.

March 16th, 2017

Chair of Membership Development
Western Saudi Arabia IEEE Section
Roles and Responsibilities
1)Receiving mailings of membership materials from IEEE Operations Center
2)Developing a local Membership Development plan and/or plan of Membership Development activities.
3)Monitoring a current record of membership
4)Working with other volunteer leaders to develop, execute and monitor plans and goals for membership growth, retention, and recovery
5)Analyzing membership information and trends to identify membership problems and opportunities
6)Ensure adequate supplies of membership development materials are available for distribution at appropriate venues within your entity (chapter meetings, conferences, job fairs, etc).
7)Communicating regularly with the Regional or Society Membership Development Officer.
8)Providing quarterly membership status report with recommendations to Regional or Society Membership Development Officer.
9)Coordinating membership exhibits for local meetings and conferences, including but not limited to use of IEEE Cooperative Displaying program, soliciting materials for exhibits, identifying volunteers to staff booth
10)Optimizing local recruitment efforts by ensuring that Membership Development activities parallel headquarters’ programs and processes
11)Cultivation of prospect lists for membership.

December 2nd, 2011

Women in Engineering Forum
“Empowering Young Professionals & Graduate Students”
December 17, 2011, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia … Reed more

September 16th, 2011

Dr. Hafidah  IEEE, Western Saudi Arabia Section Chair, announce the formation of both Photonics and Computer Societies and the launch of their activities.

July 24th, 2011

We  are proud to announce to our members that Dr. Hafidah  IEEE, Western Saudi Arabia Section Chair, has been appointed as a member of the IEEE Region 8 Strategic Planning Subcommittee.

June 20th, 2011

Congratulation for PES chapter of IEEE Western Saudi Arabia, for recieving the highest award in Region 8, for their high performance chapter activates in 2010. Congratulation for Eng. Bander and the rest of the team.

June 12th, 2011


Date: Wednesday June 15, 2011

Time: 7:30 – 9:00PM

King Abdulaziz University
King Faisal Conference Hall

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Fiber impairments

  • Attenuation
  • Dispersion

-Modal dispersion

  • Nonlinearity


Light Sources

  • Optical fiber communication system
  • OTDM
  • CWDM
  • DWDM

Enabling Technologies

  • Wavelength Conversion

-Optical-Electrical-Optical (OEO)

  • Passives (MUX/DEMUX, OADM)
  • Optical Amplifiers
  • Dispersion Compensation Modules

-Dispersion Compensation Fiber

  • Optical supervisory channel (OSC)
  • Channel Power Monitoring


Dr. Ahmad Atieh
Received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa in 1997, M. Sc. from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1987, and B. SC. degree from Yarmouk University in 1985. His fields of expertise are in optical fiber com-munication systems, nonlinear optics, and optical amplifiers and renewable energy. Prior to BTI Systems Inc, he worked at National Research Council and JDS Uniphase. He has over 50
publications and 20 issued patent and patent pending.

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