Special Session 6

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Future of Higher Education

This special session is organised and supported by  the following educational partner

Tishk International University, Erbil


Session Chair:

  • Prof. Idris Hadi Salih, TIU, Erbil, Iraq
  • Prof. Sultan AbuOrabi, TIU, Erbil, Iraq

Session Co-Chairs:

  • Prof. Adnan Al-Anbuky, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Prof. Kasim Mousa Al-Aubidy, Philadelphia University, Jordan
  • Prof. Faouzi Derbel, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Prof. Olfa Kanoun, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
  • Prof. Nabil Derbel, Sfax University, Tunisia
  • Prof. Abdul Wahid Al-Saif, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia


Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to play a major role in higher education institutions over the next few years. Recently, many AI-based tools have emerged, such as adaptive learning platforms and intelligent teaching systems. These tools will have a profound impact on teaching, learning and digital transformation in educational institutions. These tools will also contribute to providing adaptive teaching and learning opportunities for students, meeting their individual needs. This special session aims to highlight on the importance of artificial intelligence and its role in the future of higher education in universities, in addition to reviewing existing experiences in a number of universities.


There is no doubt that the rapid developments in technologies based on artificial intelligence are capable of bringing about a qualitative revolution in higher education institutions by improving the learning outcomes of academic programs and linking them to market needs, enhancing qualitative scientific research, as well as enhancing the efficiency of administrative and academic processes. This special session welcomes submissions of unpublished research papers and studies covering topics related to AI-based educational systems, which include but are not limited to:

  • AI-based tools for adaptive learning platforms and intelligent tutoring systems.
  • On-line and blended learning.
  • Virtual and mixed-reality laboratories.
  • Automation of educational tasks in educational institutions.
  • Artificial intelligence and the challenges facing higher education institutions.
  • Ethical considerations and misuse of artificial intelligence in educational systems.

Paper Submission:

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (not exceeding 6 pages) conform to the IEEE format . All papers will be handled and processed electronically via the EDAS online submission system.