The first scientific conference was held by the Geographic Information System Department (GIS)

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on the 29th October 2019. Dr Rushdy Samad, Dr Yadgar Rasool, Vice Presidents of Soran University and a number of researchers from Iraq and Kurdistan were in attendance for this first  ‘Conference of the Current State of Research and Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing in Kurdistan-Iraq’.

On the first day of the conference, the audience received a warm welcome from Dr. Samir Mustafa. Then, on behalf of the President of Soran University, Dr. Mohammed Ali Husain gave a speech welcoming the audience and thanking the conference organizers, stating the importance of such activities particularly those which are directly connected with social development and its various dimensions.     

Dr. Kamal Odisho, Head of the Scientific Research Center, then gave a speech focusing on the important characteristics of the Scientific Research Center and its different departments.

Dr Rahel Hamad, Head of GIS Department, gave a speech where he talked about the strategy of the department and the scientific stages of it.

Finally the research projects were presented with thirteens presented on the first day and the second day the conference continued with a group of workshops.