Recently, a global trend has emerged towards the use of wireless local area, mobile, and cellular networks. Additionally, sensor networks are also spreading as quickly and gaining their share of interest by the research community. It is expected that these networks will have many applications in agriculture, environment, medicine and healthcare, construction, and crowd management and safety which contribute to fostering economic and social development and welfare.

For this purpose, the Sensor Networks and Cellular Systems (SNCS) Research Center was established at the University of Tabuk through a contract signed on 27/2/2011 between the Ministry of Higher Education and the University of Tabuk. The overarching aim of the Center is to contribute to the development of a research base for engineering, science, and technology as well as to promote technologies in the areas of cellular systems and sensor networks.