more than nine months of hard work, the eleventh of
October is closing in and it seems that this year's conference is going to
be a phenomenon. SC2004 is the Seventh conference in our science conference
series which has started on the eleventh of October of 1998 in the marvelous
capital city of Sana’a which is this year the Arabic Cultural Capital.
The SC series was the birth child of a visionary group of people, I was
fortunate to be among them. Our vision started to be realized in September
of 1996 when His Excellency President Ali Abdullah Saleh headed the
inauguration ceremony of our beloved Yemeni Scientific Research Foundation (YSRF).
Today, YSRF as well as its annual science conference are not only a reality
but also a bright point of light in our national presence.
This year, we at
YSRF feel extremely blessed because we will have among us a superb group of
scientists coming from around the globe from 25 countries which include some
of the most prominent scientists in their fields such as Professor Farouk
El-Baz of Boston University, and professor Helmut Hahn president of Berlin
Medical. Therefore we not only welcome them but also promise to make their
and your visit a memorable one. Our Yemeni, Arabic and Islamic hospitality
is well known and also something we cherish very much.
We know that
SC2004 will prove to be the greatest science meeting Yemen has experienced
thanks to the scientists, organizers and sponsors.
In the name of
our chairman Dr. Abdulkareem El-Iriani and the organizing committee as well
as myself, I take a great pleasure in welcoming all of you to the science
Dr. Moustafa Bahran
Vice Chairman - YSRF Board of Directors