The conference will be held at the premises of Cairo University, situated in Cairo, Egypt, a city of the seven wonders of the ancient world.



Photo of the Nile River with the Cairo-Tower to the right and the Opera-House to the left.

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle East and Africa and lies at the centre of all routes leading to, and from the three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. It is the Jewel of the Orient, the City of the Thousand Minarets, the cradle of civilization and the beacon of religion.

Greater Cairo extends on the banks of the River Nile to the south of its delta. Here the Nile divides into its two distributaries: Rosetta and Damietta. It is the city where past and present meets. On its east side stands the evidence of 2000 years of
Islamic, Christian Coptic, and Jewish culture still flourishing to this day. On its west side lays the Ancient Egyptian city of Memphis (Giza), the renowned capital of the Old Kingdom and the site of the Pyramids, the only wonder surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World. Indeed, a journey through Cairo is a journey through time... A journey through the history of an immortal civilization.

The city of Cairo, being one of the largest cities in the world, provides great culture with art galleries, museums and ancient temples. 

Today, Greater Cairo encompasses various historic towns and modern districts into one of the most populous cities in the world. A journey through Cairo is a virtual time travel: from the Pyramids, Saladin's Citadel, the Virgin Mary's Tree, the Sphinx, and ancient Heliopolis, to Al-Azhar, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-A'as, Saqqara, the Hanging Church, and the Cairo Tower. It is the Capital of Egypt, and indeed its history is intertwined with that of the country. Today, Cairo's official name is Al-Qahira (Cairo), although the name informally used by most Egyptians is "Masr" (Egyptian Arabic name for Egypt).

Visa Information

All participants must have visa. Your tour agency should also be able to advise you directly regarding visas. For further information you should contact directly the Egyptian Embassy in your country. Upon your registration we can send an invitation letter to proceed with your visa at the Egyptian embassy in your country.


The weather in Cairo is always warm or hot and the nights cool, with only two seasons: a very hot summer between May and October, and a mild winter from November to April. Cairo is very dry, receiving an average only about a centimeter of rain a year, but it does have high humidity levels in summer.






 Welcome to AAWG4


 AAWG4 Conference


 About Cairo


 Cairo University


 Abstract Information






 Trips and Tours





 Invited Talks


 Important Dates