Palestine Technical College – Deir El-Balah (PTC) held on the 16th of May 2019 its first workshop in cooperation with industrial sector of computer engineering and information technology. The workshop aims to discuss the establishment of Master program on cyber physical systems according to market needs and requirements within the MS@CPS Erasmus+ Project.
Academic staff from engineering program and computer science departments at PTC and from IT and computer faculties at the Gaza Strip attended the meeting. From industry side, the meeting was attended by the projects officer Dr. Mazen Abu Qamar at the Palestinian Information Technology Association of Companies (PITA) in the Gaza Strip. The attendees discussed the modern technologies in this field and how to respond to market needs.
The meeting included two presentations given by Dr. Ezzaldeen Edwan, the local coordinator at PTC. The first presentation was an overview of the projects covering its goals and objectives and the second one was introductory one about the field of cyber physical systems and its potential for economy and society in the Gaza Strip. The representatives of the local companies contributed by providing their suggestions and notes according to their experience.
Finally, PTC representative agreed with PITA representative to present the project concept at the coming gathering of IT companies in Gaza for celebrating the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which will be held on the 21st of May 2019. Similar workshops will be held in the coming weeks at the other partner universities participating in the MS@CPS Erasmus+ project.