ITAC 2021

Immense advancements (growth) in computing technologies are now built on emerging technologies and rapid advances in key areas of computer and information technology, such as emerging technologies in the Internet of Things and Communications, Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence and Fourth Industrial Revolution, Trends of processing of Big Data challenges, Computer Systems and Information Management and Processing, Advances in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, etc. There is a huge amount of technology currently available, the content of which is not specified or could be significantly unemployed. Meaningfully deploying the content of these techniques relies on a comprehensive understanding of their theoretical principles. This is therefore a challenging task due to the vast number of technologies that are available today.

We cordially invite you to attend the First Interntional Conferernce in Information Technology and Applied Computing (ITAC 2021) to be held during April 4-5, 2021, in The  City of Erbil, Iraq. The theme for this conference is Information Technology and Applied Computing. Original contributions related to this theme are especially solicited, including theories, methodologies, and applications in science, engineering and technology. ITAC 2021 conference aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of education, research, innovation, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in education, research, innovation, and related areas. Topics covering industrial issues/applications and academic research into intelligent computing will be welcome

Call for Papers

The main aims of calling for this conference is to gather the state-of-art solutions to provide a robust system with the ability to operate in dynamic and changing environments, including methods for industry and real-world problems. All the submitted papers should be addressing either a theoretical or practical perspective are highly recommended and welcome, as well as contributions presenting relevant applications. All areas related to Information Technology and Applied Computing are of interest, including, but not being limited, to the following areas:

Conference Tracks:

 

1.Future Computing and Applications

Algorithm Design and Analysis; Cognitive Science; Operating Systems; Computer Animation; Numerical Analysis and Algorithms; Sentiment Analysis; Sensor-based computing; Dependable computing; Quantum Computing Theory; Big data oriented computing; Scientific Computing; Spatial computing; Wireless computing; Cloud computing; Ambient computing; Unconventional computing; Context Awareness and Ubiquitous Computing; Pervasive Computing; Computing in IoT; Software Testing; Mobile Edge Computing; Urban computing;

 

2.Emerging Technologies in IoT and Communications

Cognitive Radio; Software Defined Radios; 5G Communications; Antennas; Radar; Propagation; Green Communications; Optical Communications; Telecommunication Systems; Networking; Mobile Network Services & Applications; Adhoc and Sensor Networks; Network Protocols; Wireless Sensor Networks; Internet and Emerging Technologies; IoT architecture and applications; IoT-based Energy Efficiency/Energy harvesting; Industrial IoT; Internet of Robotic Things; Machine-to-Machine and Vehicular Communications; Robot Interfaces and Interactions.

3.Computer Systems and Information Management and Processing

Information Systems and Theory; Decision Support Systems; Information Systems Planning & Management; Computer Systems and Information Security; Network Security; Cryptography; Cyber-security; Cyber-physical Systems; Decision Support Systems; Database Management Systems; E Healthcare Management Systems; Business; E-Government; Software Design; Programming Paradigms; Software Development Process; Large-scale Distributed Systems; Parallel Programming Techniques; Datacenters; Data Management and Visualization; Cloud Data Management and Storage; Big Data Algorithms, Algorithms and Applications; Data Mining; Computer Aided Design; Information Technology; Computer Software and Applications; Software Maintenance; Computer Architecture; Multimedia Systems and Services; Virtual Reality; Distributed information systems; Quality of Service;  Knowledge Management; Software Engineering; Real-Time Systems; Software Defined Systems; Distributed Computer Control Systems

4.Advances in Artificial Intelligence and  Fourth Industrial Revolution

Evolutionary Computing; Fuzzy Systems; Knowledge Representation and Reasoning; Decision Making Systems; Neural Networks; Pattern Recognition; Machine Learning; Deep Learning; Expert Systems; Natural Language Processing; Swarm Intelligence; Game Theory; Modelling and Simulation; Nanotechnology; Multi Agent Interaction; Intelligent Control, Automation and Robotics; Intelligent Transportation System; Smart City; Smart Healthcare; Smart Energy; Images Processing; Bioinformatics; Manufacturing; Vehicle Engineering

 

Important Dates

– 1st January 2021                              Paper Submission (deadline)

– 15th February 2021                         Paper Acceptance/Rejection.

– 10 March 2021                                 Submission of camera-ready papers

– 15th March 2021                              Final Registration.

– 4th April -5th April 2021                 ITAC 2021, Erbil City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

 

 

Note: Paper Submission will be available very soon 


Registration Fees:

All high quality accepted paper that submitted to the ITAC 2021 will be Free of Charge. 

The registration fees have been supported by the main Sponsored of ITAC 2021 ( Al-iraqia university, Tishk Interntional University, Al-Maarif University College, and  Salahaddin University). 

 

                 General Chair of ITAC 2021

– Dr. Hoshang Kolivand, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

   Technical Program Committee Chair

  • Prof. Dr. Dhiya Aljumaily, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Technical Program Committee Co- Chair

  •  Assist Prof. Dr. Li Zhang, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Duriad Yehya Mohammed, Al-Iraqia University, Iraq
  •  Prof. Dr. Qaysar S. Mahdi, Tishk International University, Iraq
  •  Professor Dr. Essam Khalaf Abdullah, Salahaddin University, Iraq
 

 International Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Panos Liatsis, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
  • Prof. Mourad Oussalah, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Dr Mathias Fonkam, American University of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Prof. Abir Hussain, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Prof. Dr. Farid Meziane, University of Derby, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Dhiya Aljumaily, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Dr. Ajita Rattani, Wichita State university ,USA
  • Dr  Alexei Lisitsa, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Miloudi Mohamed Tahar, UNESCO Paris, France
  • Dr Farhan Mohamed, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr William Hurst, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands
  • Dr. Mohammed Zidan, Zewail City of Science and Techonlogy, Egypt 
  • Dr. Jabir Alshehabi Al-Ani, Lancaster University, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Ghani Hashim, Henri Poincaré, France
  • Dr. Hanan Abdaulrahman Alharbi, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • DR. MOHAMMAD SARFRAZ, Aligarh Muslim University, India
  • Dr. Alaa Fareed Abdulateef, Universiti Utara Malaysia UUM, Malaysia
  • Dr. Hamid A. Jalab, University Malaya, Malaysia
  • Dr. John Henry, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Dr Adel Al-Jumaily, Uinversity of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Omar Salim Abdullah, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
  • Dr. Thar Baker, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Rozlan Bin Alias, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
  • Dr. Qais Saif Qassim, Ibri College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman, Oman
  • Dr. Suparawadee Trongtortam, Naresuan University, Thailand
  • Dr. Amando P. Singun Jr, Higher College of Technology, Muscat, Oman
  • Dr Salama A Mostafa Alabdullah, University Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia.
  • Dr Sud Sudirman, Liverpool John moors university, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Wafaa M. Salih Abedi, City University College of Ajman, UAE
  • Dr. Omar Alani, Salford University/Manchester, Uk
  • Dr. Muhsen Hammoud, Federal University of ABC, Brazil
  • Dr. Malik Ghazi Qasaimeh,  Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan.
  • Dr. Yousif Ahmed Hamad, Siberian Federal University, Russia 
  • Dr. Pimsara Yaklai, Naresuan University, Thailand
  •  Dr. Li Zhang, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Ala Al Kafri, Liverpool John moors university, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Rozaida Ghazali Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
  • Dr. Francis Li, Salford University/Manchester, UK
  • Dr Ibrahim Idowu, Liverpool John moors university, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Philip Duncan, Salford University/Manchester, UK 
  • Dr. Chitinout Wattana, Naresuan University, Thailand
  • Dr. Saleh Mustafa Abu-Soud, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan.
  • Dr. Joshua Meggitt, Salford University/Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Dr Phillip Kendrick, Liverpool John moors university, United Kingdom
  • Dr Moamin A Mohmoud , University Tenga National, Uniten, Malaysia
  • Dr. Ali Al Atababy, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Syed Zahurul Islam, UTHM, Malaysia
  • Dr. Ammar Al Mhdawi, Newcastle University, UK
  • Dr. Bal Singh, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Flt.Lt. Wachira Punpairoj, Naresuan University, Thailand
  • Dr. Omar Alobaidi, Sussex University, UK
  • Dr. Attakrai Punpukdee, Naresuan University, Thailand
  • Associate. Prof. Dr. Mohammed Adbulhakim Alsaadi, University of Nizwa, Oman.
  • Dr. Pual Fergus, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Mohamed Alloghani, Abu Dhabi Health Service Company(SEHA), United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Udomlak Srichuachom, Naresuan University, Thailand
  • Dr. Shamaila Iram, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Omar Aldhaibani,  Liverpool John moors university, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Faris Amin M. Abuhashish, AOU, Jordan
  • Dr. Rahmita Wirza O.K. Rahmat, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. Jamila Mustafina, Kazan Federal University, Tatarstan, Russia
  • Dr. Casimiro Aday Curbelo Montañez, Information Technology and Services OWIT, Spain
  • Dr.Pimsara Yaklai, Naresuan University, Thailand
  • Dr. Farhan Mohamed, UTM, Malaysia
  • Dr. James Hahn, George Washington University, United State
  • Dr. Sin Ying Tan, Liverpool John moors university, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Zeyad Abd Algfoor, UTM, Malaysia
  • Prof. David Al-Dabass, UK Simulation Society, UK
  • Dr. Kevin Kam Fung Yuen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Dr.Maneerut Chatrangsan, Naresuan University, Thailand
  • Dr. Jade Janet Kayley Hind, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Dr. Carl Chalmers, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Dr. Ahmad Hoirul Basori, FCITR- King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Hasan Chizari, Imperial College of London, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Parvaneh Esmaeili, Near East University, Turkey
  • Dr. Mutinta Mwansa,  Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Dr.Anurut Asawasakulsorn, Naresuan University, Thailand
  • Dr Fanny Klett, Director German Workforce Adl Partnership Lab, Germany
  • Dr Aine Mac Dermott, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.
  • Dr Robert S Laramee, Univerisity of Nottingham, UK
  • Dr. Mohammed Alkhafajiy, University Of Reading, United Kingdom
  • Dr. David Tully, Scenegraph Studios, UK

  National Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Moayad Yousif Potrus, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr. Mohammed W. Al-Neama, University of Mosul, Iraq
  • Dr. Salah Awad Salman, University of Anbar, Iraq
  • Dr Mohammed Shweesh Ahmed, Tikrit University, Iraq
  • Dr. Alaa Yaseen Taqa, University of Mosul, Iraq
  • Prof. Belal Al-Khateeb, University of Anbar, Iraq
  • Dr Abid Salih Kumait, University of Kirkuk, Iraq
  • Dr. Khattab M Ali Alheeti, University of Anbar, Iraq
  • Dr. Qusay Fadhel Al-Doori, University of Technology , Iraq
  • Dr. Ahmad Saeed Mohammad, Mustansiriyah University, Iraq
  • Dr.  Basim al-khashab, University of Mosul, Iraq
  • Dr. Muntaser A. Salman, University of Anbar, Iraq
  • Prf. Dr. Imad Hussain Al Hussaini, Technology University, Iraq
  • Dr Hiba Basim Alwan Hussain Al-Dulaimi, Ministry of Finance – National Board of Pensions – Information Centre and Computer Systems, Iraq
  • Prof. Dr. Jabir Salman Aziz, Al-Nahrain University, Iraq
  • Dr. Huthaifa Q Qadori, Al-Maarif University College, Iraq
  • Dr. Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr. Idress Mohammed Husien, Kirkuk University , Iraq
  • Prof. Fawzi Al-naima, Al-Mamoon University Colleg, Iraq
  • Dr. Mohammed Basil Alani, Al-Maarif University College. 
  •  Dr. Abbas Mohamad Ali, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr. Athraa Juhi Jani, Mustansiriyah University, Iraq
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sabah Abd-Alameer, University of Technology, Iraq
  • Jwan K. Alwan, University of Information Technology and Communication, Iraq
  • Prof. Tahseen Ahmed Tahseen, University of Tikrit, Iraq
  • Dr. Hasan Jaleel Hasan, University of Technology, Iraq
  • Dr. Hassan A. Jeiad, University of Technology, Iraq
  • Dr. Mohammed A. Abdulhameed, Imam Azam College, Iraq
  • Dr. Ahmed Sabaawi, Ninevah University ,Iraq
  • Dr.Ruslan Saad Abdulrahman Al-Nuaimi, Al-Nahrain University, Iraq
  • Dr. Omed Salim Khalind, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr. Hassan A. Jeiad, University of Technology, Iraq
  • Dr. Haydar M. Al-Tamimi, University of Technology, Iraq
  • Dr. Abdul Monem S. Rahma, University of Technology, Iraq
  • Dr. Khudhair Thamir Abed, Al-Maarif University College, Iraq
  • Dr Oras Ahmed Al-Ani, Electrical Engineering Technical College, Iraq
  • Dr. Ahmed Jamel, Al-Maarif University College, Iraq
  • Dr. Polla Abdul Hamid Fattah, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr. Yossra Hussain Ali Jawad, University of Technology, Iraq
  • Dr. Sarmad M. Hadi, Al-Nahrain University, Iraq
  • Dr. Gullanar Mohammed  Hadi, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr. Omar Hussein salman, Al Iraqia University, Iraq
  • Dr. Dler Salih Hasan, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr.Akeel A. Thulnoon, University of Anbar, Iraq
  • Associate Professor Dr. Essa Ibrahim Al-Juborie , university of kirkuk, Iraq
  • Dr.Mohammed Khalid AlOmar, Almaaref University College, Iraq
  • Dr. Omer Abdulrahman Dawood, University of Anbar, Iraq
  • Dr. Ali Mahmood, university if Tikrit, Iraq
  • Prof. Siddeeq Yousif Ameen, Duhok Polytechnic University, Iraq
  • Dr. Mohammed Hammed Yasen, university of kirkuk, Iraq
  • Dr.Mohammad Abdulrahman Al-Mashhadani, Al-Maarif University College, Iraq
  • Dr. Emad Ahmed Mohammed, Northern Technical University, Iraq
  • Dr. Haider Abdula Haddad, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr. Baraa Albaker, Al-iraqia University, Iraq
  • Dr. Taban Fouad Majeed, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr. Ahmed Hussain Ali, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Iraq
  • Dr. Taban Fouad Majeed, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr. Shaimaa Awadh Alayoubi, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr. Ibraheem Nadher Ibraheem, AL- Mustansiriya University, Iraq
  • Dr.Ahmed Jasim Mohammed, University of Anbar, Iraq
  • Dr. Maytham M. Hammood, University of Tikrit, Iraq
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. AHMED Hashim Mohammed, AL-MUSTANSIRIYAH UNIVERSITY, Iraq
  • Dr.Qahtan majeed yas, university of Diyala, Iraq
  • Noor Haitham Saleem Al-Ani, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Iraq
  • Dr. Mohammed Basil Alani, Almaaref University college, Iraq
  • Dr. Yusra faisal, University of Mosul , Iraq
  • Dr. Taban Fouad Majeed, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Dr.Faten Azeez Alani, University of Mosul , Iraq
  • Dr. Omar Abdulmunem Aldabbagh, University of Mosul , Iraq
  • Dr. Mohammed I. Khalaf, Al-Maarif University Colleage, Iraq
  • Dr. Hanaa Fathi Mahmood, University of Mosul , Iraq
  • Dr. Moceheb Lazam Shuwandy, Tikrit University, Iraq
  • Dr. Osamah Al-Mashhadani, Alma’moon Univseirty College
  • Dr. Mafaz Alanezi, University of Mosul, Iraq
  • Dr. Harith Kamel Banieh, Anbar University, Iraq
  • Dr. Esra Adnan Abdul Jalil, Anbar University, Iraq
  • Dr. Mohammed Alzaidi, Almaaref University college, Iraq
  • Dr. Najwa Shehab Ahmed, University of Nahrain, Iraq
  • Dr. Azmi Shawkat Abdel Baqi, university of Anbar, Iraq
  • Dr. Noor Qusay Abdulmohsen, Al-Nahrain University,Iraq
  • Dr. Hussam jasim, University of Anbar, Iraq
  • Dr. Huda Kadhim Tayyeh, University of Information Technology and Communication, Iraq
  • Dr. Ali Al-Nooh, University of Mosul, Iraq
  • Dr. Zohair Al-Ameen, University of Mosul, Iraq
  • Dr. Anwar Yahya Ibrahim, Babylon University, Iraq

      Secretary Committee

  • Dr. Omar Hussein salman, Al-Iraqia University, Iraq
  • Mardin Abdullah Anwer, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Mohammed Bahgat Naeem, Al-Maarif University College, Iraq
  • Marwan Aziz Mohammed, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Mohanad Abdulsttar Hameed, Al-Maarif University College, Iraq
  • Bnar Faisal Abdulrahman Daham, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Kanar Shukr Muhamad, Salahaddin University, Iraq
  • Ayman Jaleel Abdulelah, Al-maarif University College
  • Ahmed Shamil Mustafa, Al-Maarif University College

ITAC 2021 Conference will be held in:

The social and cultural center Building

Salahaddin University–Erbil

Engineering campus 

Address : Kirkuk Road Behind College of Science

 

About the Venue

The social and cultural center of Salahaddin University–Erbil is located on the engineering campus on the Kirkuk road. It is one of those SU venues that over services to the academic circle from within and outside the university and the region. The center contains many facilities and spaces that made it to be one of the busiest convention centers in Erbil the capital.

It has around lobby that can hold up to 150 people, a large 300 seats conference room , in addition to a smaller 100 seats hall, two small activities seminar rooms of 25 seats, a 25 seat computer lab, two dining areas that together can accommodate about 200 people, a fitness center with a summer swimming pool, an outdoor theater with a capacity of 200 people terrace dining room, and that’s of course in addition to parks, children’s play rooms , and other management and control rooms and the kitchens.

The center has facilities, equipment and technology required to hold seminars, conferences and fairs and it has been used by most of the universities educational institutions, government departments and offices as well as business, private sector and NGOs based in Erbil for its convenient pricing and location. These spaces are reserved by the Center’s administration office.

·          Visa Invitation Letters 

All Participants from overseas (Non-Iraqi citizenship) are required to obtain visas in order to travel to Iraq. So, kindly contact us for  an official invitation letter through Info@acritt.org.uk. It is important to send a valid passport(photocopy)  with a recent photograph.

 

·          Requirements for Obtaining Iraqi Visas for Foreign Nationals

·                    

·           Complete the Visa Application Form, type the information requested into the appropriate spaces on the form and print the completed application.

·           Submit two recent identical front-view color photographs with white background measuring 2 inches × 2 inches (5 × 5 centimeters).

·           Actual Passport and a Color copy of passport – passport must be valid for six months from the date the visa application is submitted.

·           A Color copy of Driver license (For Religious visa Requests).

·           An official letter stating the purpose of travel (visit, work…etc), duration of stay, and/or an invitation letter from Iraqi authorities, the host company, meeting or exhibition organizers in Iraq.

·           Applicants must provide with their applications a valid phone number.

·           Please allow 15 business days for visas to be processed. Applicants will be contacted once the embassy is in receipt of the approval from authorities in Iraq.

·           Approved applicants will be issued single-entry visas valid for three months from the date of issuance.

·           In some cases, multi entry-visas valid for six months and one year will be granted.

Applicants are then required to send – via registered mail – their passports along with an addressed pre-paid return envelope with sufficient postage along with a visa fee as shown below:

·          $50 (fifty US Dollars) cash for single-entry visas ( the Embassy can only accept Cash) .

·          $50 (fifty US Dollars) A Transit visa ( the Embassy can only accept Cash) .
$50 (fifty US Dollars) A Visit visa ( the Embassy can only accept Cash)

·          $50 (fifty US Dollars) A Religious visa ( the Embassy can only accept Cash) .

·          $40 (forty US Dollars) A Tourist visa ( the Embassy can only accept Cash) .
$100 (one hundred US Dollars)cash for multi-entry for (3-6) months maximum visas(the Embassy can only accept Cash) .

·          $150 (one hundred fifty US Dollars) cash for multi-entry for one year visas ( the Embassy can only accept Cash) .

Please be advice the Embassy will be only dealing with the following mailing Carrier USPS priority express, UPS. The embassy is not responsible for any loss or damage due to any mishandling by delivery services.

Requirements for Obtaining Iraqi Visas for Foreign Nationals Married to Iraqi Citizens

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·           Please note that this is visa applies to female applicants married to Iraqi citizens only.

·           Complete the Visa Application Form, type the information requested into the appropriate spaces on the form and print the completed application.

·           Submit two recent identical front-view color photographs with white background measuring 2 inches × 2 inches (5 × 5 centimeters).

·           Color copy Marriage Certificate authenticated by the US Department of State.

·           Proof of Iraqi origin is a must—copy of Iraqi Identity Card or Iraqi Nationality Certificate—of the husband.

·           Actual, undamaged passport valid for at least six months from the date the visa application is submitted.

·           Visas fees are waived for applicants of Iraqi origin.

·           Please allow two weeks for application to be processed.

·           Submit your application to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC in person or via registered mail, along with a with an addressed pre-paid return envelope with sufficient postage.

·           Please be advice the Embassy will be only dealing with the following mailing Carrier USPS priority express, UPS.

·          The embassy is not responsible for any loss or damage due to any mishandling by delivery services.

·          Requirements for Obtaining Iraqi Visas for Iraqi Nationals Holding Foreign Passports

·          Complete the Visa Application Form, type the information requested into the appropriate spaces on the form and print the completed application.

·          Submit two recent identical front-view color photographs with white background measuring 2 inches × 2 inches (5 × 5 centimeters).

·          Color copy of Birth Certificate.

·          Proof of Iraqi origin is a must—copy of Iraqi Identity Card or Iraqi Nationality Certificate—of either parent.

·          Actual, undamaged passport valid for at least six months from the date the visa application is submitted.

·          Visas fees are waived for applicants of Iraqi origin.

·          Applicants must provide with their applications a valid phone number.

·          Submit your application to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC in person or via registered mail, along with a with an addressed pre-paid return envelope with sufficient postage.

Please be advice the Embassy will be only dealing with the following mailing Carrier USPS priority express, UPS.

·          The embassy is not responsible for any loss or damage due to any mishandling by delivery services.

·          Please allow two weeks for application to be processed.

 

·          Immunization records are required upon arrival to Iraq.

Accommodations

1.  CRISTAL ERBIL HOTEL

Right in the heart of the city, Cristal Erbil Hotel offers you 100 luxuriously modern rooms & suites, fully-equipped to pamper your needs. This exquisite five-star hotel is conveniently located in one of Erbil’s landmark buildings alongside the 100m ring road, 15-minute drive from the airport. Cristal’s luxurious ambiance makes it the ideal place to enjoy the rich and sophisticated lifestyle. Each room here will provide you with a satellite TV, air conditioning, and an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath and a hairdryer. You can enjoy city view from the room. Extras include a minibar. At Cristal Erbil Hotel you will find a fitness center. Other facilities offered at the property include grocery deliveries, a ticket service, and a tour desk. The property offers free parking.

100m Rd. Badawa, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq | T +964-66-2113000 | Einfo.chek@cristalhospita
For more information, Please visit the website: https://www.cristalhospitality.com/hotels/cristal-erbil-hotel
 

 

2. Erbil Arjaan by Rotana Hotel

Located in the heart of Erbil’s thriving business district and extremely close to its major shopping areas, Erbil Arjaan by Rotana is the ideal choice of hotel apartments for corporate and leisure travellers visiting the city. Popular tourist attractions such as the historic Citadel and bustling downtown bazaars are also nearby, while the property is a 10-minute drive from Erbil International Airport.

An upscale property with 168 modern and fully-furnished serviced hotel apartments, Erbil Arjaan by Rotana is a home away from home, ideal for long-stay guests seeking comfort and convenience. From classic studios to one and two-bedroom suites, there is  choice to suit every travellers need.

Two international restaurants promise a tempting and extensive range of global cuisine catering to all tastes. For meetings and events, seven fully-equipped and flexible venues offer the latest audio-visual equipment and several seating plan options to meet the needs of a variety of social and business occasions.

From gym workouts to relaxing treatments, Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club will leave guests feeling refreshed and revitalised.

for more information, please visit the hotel website: 

https://www.rotana.com/arjaanhotelapartments/iraq/erbil/erbilarjaanbyrotana

3. ERBIL INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

Located in central Erbil, this property offers modern accommodations. It features free Wi-Fi in all areas, a free outdoor and indoor swimming pool and a free fitness centre.

All units feature carpeted floors and a flat-screen TV. The suite includes a living room and a fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom is fitted with a shower and a spa bath.

Guests can enjoy a variety of different cuisines throughout the day from the hotel’s 5 restaurants. A spa is available for free sauna and other services such as massages and Turkish baths that are available upon request.

Julie Archaeological Lighthouse is a 2-minute drive from Erbil International Hotel and Erbil International Airport is 15 minutes away by car.

for more information, please visit the hotel website: 

Home

  1. Erbil History

Erbil

Erbil is the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq. With the population of approximately 1.3 million in 2009, it is the fourth largest city in Iraq after Baghdad, Basra and Mosul.

Urban life in Erbil can be dated back to at least 6000 BC and it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. At the heart of the city is the ancient Citadel of Erbil, which is estimated to be close to 7000 years old. At the entrance is a large statue of Mubarak Ben Ahmad Sharaf-Aldin (1169-1239) known as Ibn Almustawfi. He wrote on the subject of history, literature and language. His self proclaimed masterpiece is a set of four volumes on the history of Erbil.

Inside the citadel, you will find beautiful traditional rugs and textiles at the Kurdish Textile Museum also showcase and perseveres textile techniques by traditional tribes and endangered nomads of Kurdistan. The citadel also offers great views over the city.

The Hrrians were the first to establish Urbilum and expand their rule to the rest of northern Mesopotamia. The city has since been under the rule of many regional powers, including the Assyrians, the Arabs, the Seljuk and Ottoman Turks.

Erbil’s archaeological museum houses a large collection of pre-Islamic artefact, and is a centre for archaeological projects in the area. In the same area in the town centre is the Sheikh Chooli Minaret, built by Sultan Mozafar in between 543 and 586 AD and inscribed with Kufic calligraphy.

Erbil is also home to many parks. The largest and most central is the Sami Abdul Rahman Park. Stretching over many hectares, it is the ideal place to enjoy greenery, peace and quiet without having to leave the city.

The town of shaqlawa, about 50 kilomiters from the capital Erbil, lies at the base of Mount Safeen which is nearly 2,000 meters high at its peak. It has several fruit orchards, a food market, restaurants and hotels. Further away deeper into the mountains and gorges, Gali Ali Beg and Bekhal waterfalls and the water source at Jundyan offer beautiful scenery and a place to stop and enjoy lunch or a drink at the outdoor restaurants, or simply sit down to enjoy your own picnic in a quiet spot.

old Erbil

The Geographical Location of Erbil

Erbil also written Arbil, or Irbil ( Kurdish: ھەولێر Hewlêr; Arabic: اربيل‎, Turkish: Erbil; Syriac-Aramaic:  Arbaelo) is, with a population of approximately 1.3 million (2009), the fourth largest city in Iraq after Baghdad, Basra and Mosul. It is located 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of Mosul, and is the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The mayor of Erbil is Nihad Latif Qoja.

The origin of the word Erbil

The name Erbil was mentioned in Sumerian holy writings of third millennium BC as Urbilum, Urbelum or Urbillum, which appears to originate from Hurrian Arbilum, who inhbited the area. Later, the Akkadians and Assyrians by a folk etymology rendered the name as arba’ū ilū to mean four gods. The city became a centre for the worship of the Assyro-Babylonian goddess Ishtar. In classical times the city became known by its Aramaic name, Arbela. In Old Persian the city was called Arbairā.

Today, the modern Kurdish name of the city, Hewlêr, appears to be a corruption of the name Arbel by a series of metatheses of consonants.

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The Citadel

The Citadel of Arbil is a tell or occupied mound in the historical heart of Erbil, rising between 25 and 32 metres (82 and 105 ft) from the surrounding plain. The buildings on top of the tell stretch over a roughly oval area of 430 by 340 metres (1,410 ft × 1,120 ft) occupying 102,000 square metres (1,100,000 sq ft). It has been claimed that the site is the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world.[4] The earliest evidence for occupation of the citadel mound dates to the 5th millennium BC, and possibly earlier. It appears for the first time in historical sources during the Ur III period, and gained particular importance during the Neo-Assyrian period. West of the citadel at Ary Kon quarter, a chamber tomb dating to the Neo-Assyrian period has been excavated.[6] During the Sassanian period and the Abbasid Caliphate, Erbil was an important center for Christianity and the Assyrians. After the Mongols captured the citadel in 1258, Erbil’s importance began to decline.

During the 20th century, the urban structure was significantly modified, as a result of which a number of houses and public buildings were destroyed. In 2007, the High Commission for Erbil Citadel Revitalization (HCECR) was established to oversee the restoration of the citadel. In the same year, all inhabitants, except one family, were evicted from the citadel as part of a large restoration project. Since then, archaeological research and restoration works have been carried out at and around the tell by various international teams and in cooperation with local specialists, and many areas remain off-limits to visitors due to the danger of unstable walls and infrastructure. The government plans to have 50 families live in the citadel once it is renovated.

The only religious structure that currently survives in the citadel is the Mulla Afandi Mosque. When it was fully occupied, the citadel was divided in three districts or mahallas: from east to west the Serai, the Takya and the Topkhana. The Serai was occupied by notable families; the Takya district was named after the homes of dervishes, which are called takyas; and the Topkhana district housed craftsmen and farmers. Other sights to visit in the citadel include the bathing rooms (hammam) built in 1775 located near the mosque and the Textile Museum.


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