ICCSE 2018 Program Details

Day 0: Saturday March 10


1:30 - 4:00 PM: Tutorial #1 Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing (Prof. Atiya) - Al Dana Hall, Sheraton Kuwait
4:00 - 4:30 PM: Break & Prayer & Poseter Session - Al Dana Hall, Sheraton Kuwait
4:30 - 6:30 PM: Tutorial #2 Robust Endpoint Security Strategy (Dr. Rasheed) - Al Dana Hall, Sheraton Kuwait

Day 1: Sunday March 11

8:00 - 9:00 AM: Keynote #1 Smart Cities: Information and Communications Technologies (Prof. Mouftah) - Al-Dana Hall, Sheraton Kuwait
9:00 - 10:00 AM: Opening Ceremony & Registration - Al-Dana Hall, Sheraton Kuwait
10:00 - 10:30 AM: BREAK & Poster Session - Author(s) available- Registration continues

10-30 AM - 12:15 PM:

     Paper Session #1: Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing

     Venue: Emerald Hall 1, Sheraton Kuwait
     Session Leader: Prof. Fawaz Al-Anzi


     Papers:

  1. Title: A Literature Survey of Arabic Speech Recognition
    Authors: Fawaz Al-Anzi and Dia Abuzeina (Kuwait University)
  2. Title: Tifinagh Character Recognition: a survey
    Authors: Mohamed Fakir Youssef Ouadid, Abderrahmane Elbalaoui and Brahim Minaoui (Université Sultan Moulay Slimane)
  3. Title: Predicting Protein Subcellular Localization with Deep Learning
    Authors: Hamza Zidoum and Mennatollah Magdy (Sultan Qaboos University)
  4. Title: Anger Detection in Arabic Speech Dialogs
    Authors: Ashraf Khalil (King Faisal University), Wasfi Al-Khatib, El-Sayed M. El-Alfy and Lahouari Cheded (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals)
  5. Title: Deep Galaxy V2: Robust Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Galaxy Morphology Classifications
    Authors: Nour Eldeen M. Khalifa, Mohamed Hamed N. Taha, Aboul Ella Hassanien and Ibrahim M. Selim (Cairo University)
  6. Title: Emojis-Based Sentiment Classification of Arabic Microblogs Using Deep Recurrent Neural Networks
    Authors: Sadam Al-Azani and El-Sayed M. El-Alfy (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals)

     Paper Session #2: Networks

     Venue: Emerald Hall 2, Sheraton Kuwait
     Session Leader: Prof. Anwar Alyatama


     Papers:
  1. Title: Adaptive spectrum allocation algorithm for elastic optical networks with survivability
    Author: Anwar Alyatama (Kuwait University)
  2. Title: Securing Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks: Working with What the Node Can Offer
    Author: Shaikha Alkhuder (Kuwait University)
  3. Title: Anomaly Detection: Firewalls Capabilities and Limitations
    Authors: Sultan Alsehibani and Sultan Almuhammadi (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals)
  4. Title: Zero P3 - Forcing in Networks
    Authors: T.M. Rajalaxmi and Jessy Sujana (Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering)
  5. Title: Closeness Centrality in Neural and Interconnection Networks
    Authors: T.M. Rajalaxmi and Jane Olive Sharon (Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering)
  6. Title: Spiral Torus: A Potential Fixed Interconnection Architecture
    Authors: D. Antony Xavier, M. Albert William (Loyola College), S. Kulandai Therese (Mary's College), Andrew Arockiaraj and S. Arul Amirtha Raja (Loyola College)


12:15 - 1:30 PM: BREAK & Prayer & Poster Session - Registration continues
1:30 - 2:30 PM: Keynote #2: Robust Computing Systems (Prof. Siegel) - Al-Dana Hall, Sheraton Kuwait

2:30 - 4:00 PM:

     Paper Session #3: Special Session on Oil/Gas Industry

     Venue: Emerald Hall 1, Sheraton Kuwait
     Session Organizer: Dr. Mohammad Hussain


     Papers:

  1. Title: Impact of Open Platforms to Operation Technology (Process Control)
    Speaker: Eng. Mahdi Akbar (EQUATE)
  2. Title: Iot in Oil/Gas
    Author: Prof. Magdy Bayoumi (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
  3. Title: IT/OT Integration in Oil Industry
    Author: Dr. Reem Al-Shammari (KOC)
  4. Title: Digital Transformation in the E&P Industry
    Speaker: Mr. Pom
  5. Title: A Smart SCADA System for Oil Refineries
    Authors: Ashraf Zaher and Mahdi Fadhli (American University of Kuwait)

     Paper Session #4: Special Session on Health Informatics

     Venue: Emerald Hall 2, Sheraton Kuwait
     Session Organizer: Dr. Dari Alhuwail


     Papers:
  1. Title: Reporting on the Use of mHealth and Novel Health IT tools for the Development of the Childhood On set Diabetes eRegistry (CODeR) in the State of Kuwait
    Author: Dr. Dari Alhuwail (Kuwait University)
  2. Title: Steps in the Right Direction: Dasman's Health Informatics Journey
    Author: Mr. Humoud Al-Jalahma (Dasman Diabetes Institute)
  3. Title: Modeling for Health Policy and Medical Decision Making
    Author: Dr. Abdullah Alibrahim (Kuwait University)
  4. Title: Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map diabetic patients in the State of Kuwait - a pilot study
    Author: Dr. Saad Alsharrah (Dasman Diabetes Institute)


4:00 - 4:30 PM: BREAK & Prayer & Poster Session - Registration continues
4:30 - 5:30 PM: Invited Talk #1: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as a Service for Wireless Networks (Prof. Kamal)
5:30 - 6:30 PM: Talk for Graduate Students: Giving Technical Presentations and Doing Technical Writing (Prof. Siegel)

Day 2: Monday March 12

8:00 - 9:00 AM: Keynote #3: Machine Learning (Prof. Atiya) - Al-Dana Hall, Sheraton Kuwait

9:00 - 10:00 AM:
     Paper Session #5: Algorithmic Applications

     Venue: Emerald Hall 1, Sheraton Kuwait

     Papers:

  1. Title: Segmentation of Optic Disc from Fundus images
    Authors: Mohamed Fakir, Abderrahmane Elbalaoui and Youssef Ouadid (Université Sultan Moulay Slimane)
  2. Title: A Comparative Study on Shadow Detection Methods Based on Features
    Authors: Suhaib Musleh, Muhammad Sarfraz and Ludovit Niepel (Kuwait University)
  3. Title: Comparison between Epsilon Normalized Least means Square (?-NLMS) and Recursive Least Squares (RLS) Adaptive Algorithms
    Authors: Ali Salah Mahdi, Lwaa Abdulameer and Ameer Morad (University of Baghdad)
  4. Title: A Hybrid Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Topology Optimization of Local Area Networks
    Authors: Salman Khan (University of Bahrain) and Mostafa Abd-El-Barr (Kuwait University)

     Paper Session #6: IT in Health

     Venue: Emerald Hall 2, Sheraton Kuwait

     Papers:
  1. Title: Hybrid Multistage Fuzzy Clustering System for Medical Data Classification
    Authors: Maryam Abdullah, Fawaz S. Al-Anzi (Kuwait University) and Salah Al-Sharhan (Gulf University of Science and Technology - Kuwait)
  2. Title: MobiCare: e-Health and Emergency Wireless Monitoring System
    Authors: Ali Kelkawi, Hadi Najafpour, Ahmad Khalifa and Mounib Khanafer (American University of Kuwait)
  3. Title: Cross-Sectional Evaluation of Hospital Websites in Kuwait
    Authors: Fatima Boujarwah, Dari Alhuwail and Zainab Almeraj (Kuwait University)
  4. Title: IoT Healthcare Applications : A Survey
    Authors: Parthiban Natarajan (VIT Bhopal University) and Bhalaji N (Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering)


10:00 - 10:30 AM: BREAK & Poster Session - Author(s) available- Registration continues

10-30 AM - 12:15 PM:

     Paper Session #7: IS Applications I

     Venue: Emerald Hall 1, Sheraton Kuwait

     Papers:

  1. Title: Virtual Environment for Automobile Driving Test
    Authors: Arwa Ali and Muhammad Sarfraz (Kuwait University)
  2. Title: The Future of Data Storage: A Case Study with the Saudi Company
    Authors: Lecturer. Azzah Alghamdi and Prof. Thomas Thomson (Imam Abdalrahman bin Faisal University)
  3. Title: VAK Personalized Learner-Sourced E-Notes
    Authors: Hebah Alanbaei, Maha H. Faisal and Asmaa A. Alsumait (Kuwait University)
  4. Title: OS-DSS: Genetic-skyline based Decision Support System for grocery Online Shopping
    Authors: Samiha Brahimi, Reem Alzahrani and Raghad Almubarak (Imam Abdalrahman bin Faisal University)
  5. Title: Mobile Commerce Applications and Adoption for Kuwait
    Authors: Fatima Jaz, Fawzeyah Alsabah and Muhammad Sarfraz (Kuwait University)
  6. Title: Motor Watch - Motor Fault Signature Analysis
    Authors: Haidy H. Al-Leythi, Zainab A. Mohammed, Detlef Hummes, Amjad Hussain (American University of Kuwait), Bernhard Fruth and Cyrille Caironi (Power Diagnostic Service Gmbh)

     Paper Session #8: Image Processing

     Venue: Emerald Hall 2, Sheraton Kuwait

     Papers:
  1. Title: Robust Medical Image Watermarking Using Frequency Domain and Least Significant Bits Algorithms
    Authors: Ersin Elbasi (American University of the Middle East) and Volkan Kaya (Cankaya University)
  2. Title: Enhancement of DCT-based Image Compression using Trigonometric Functions
    Authors: Mohammed Lotfi Hachemi, Mohammed Omari and Mekki Baroudi (University of Adrar)
  3. Title: Dates Maturity Status and Classification using Image Processing
    Authors: Tasneem Najeeb and Maytham Safar (Kuwait University)
  4. Title: Image Splicing Forgery Detection Using DCT Coefficients with Multi-Scale LBP
    Authors: Atif Shah and El-Sayed El-Alfy (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals)
  5. Title: A NOVEL PROBABILISTIC IMAGE AUTHENTICATION METHOD BASED ON UNIVERSAL HASH FUNCTION FOR RGB IMAGES
    Authors: Fatih Özyurt, Türker Tuncer and Engin Avci (Firat University)
  6. Title: A Visual Cryptography Application Based on Chaos for Binary Medical Images
    Authors: Derya Avci, Engin Avci, Songül KarakuS and Türker Tuncer (Firat University)


12:15 - 1:30 PM: BREAK & Prayer & Poster Session
1:30 - 2:30 PM: Invited Talk #2: Clean Water and Clean Energy Decision Optimization (Dr. Al-Nory)
2:30 - 4:00 PM: Invited Talk #7: Effective Stakeholder Engagement for Successful Software Development Projects (Prof. Kassem Saleh)
4:00 - 4:30 PM: BREAK & Prayer & Poster Session
4:30 - 6:30 PM: Panel (Tutorial #3): Deploying Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cites (Prof. Mouftah)

Day 3: Tuesday March 13

8:00 - 9:00 AM: Invited Talk #4: Silicon Brain (Prof. Bayoumi) - Al-Dana Hall, Sheraton Kuwait
9:00 - 10:00 AM: Invited Talk #5: Network Function Virtualization: What, Why and How? (Prof. Kamal)
10:00 - 10:30 AM: BREAK & Poster Session - Author(s) available- Registration continues

10-30 AM - 12:15 PM:

     Paper Session #9: IS Applications II

     Venue: Emerald Hall 1, Sheraton Kuwait

     Papers:

  1. Title: Watch Your Smartwatch
    Authors: Manal Al-Sharrah, Ayed Salman and Imtiaz Ahmad (Kuwait University)
  2. Title: A Novel Quasi-Oppositional Jaya Algorithm for Optimal Power Flow Solution
    Authors: Warid Sayel Warid Alzihaymee (Southern Technical University), Hashim Hizam, Norman Mariun and Noor Izzri Abdul Wahab (University Putra Malaysia)
  3. Title: 3D Rigid Registration of CAD Point-Clouds
    Authors: Ammar Hattab and Gabriel Taubin (Brown University)
  4. Title: Applying Tropos for Web-based Multi-Agent eBookstore
    Authors: Amira Hosni (Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime), Hassan Bedor and Waleed Hassanin (Ain Shams University)
  5. Title: Real Time Re-routing of Public Transportation System
    Authors: Sahil Kalra, Sohel Momin, Tejas Kulkarni and Vaibhav Lohani (Pune Institute of Computer Technology)
  6. Title: An Elegant and Efficient Database Design for Home-Based Restaurants
    Authors: Latifa Almukhaizeem, Nourah Almatar, Muhammad Ihsanulhaq Sarfraz and Muhammad Sarfraz (Kuwait University)

     Paper Session #10: Computational Science Theory

     Venue: Emerald Hall 2, Sheraton Kuwait

     Papers:
  1. Title: PatternHunting DNA Compression Algorithm Using Length Limited Prefix Code Tree
    Authors: Rexline Gerard and Albert William Manuel (Loyola College)
  2. Title: Power Domination in Tree Derived Architectures
    Authors: J Anitha (Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences) and Indra Rajasingh (Vellore Institute of Technology)
  3. Title: Edge-Transmission in Graphs
    Authors: Indra Rajasingh (Vellore Institute of Technology), Paul Manuel (Kuwait University) and D. Azubha Jemilet (Vellore Institute of Technology)
  4. Title: Lucky and d-Lucky Numbers of Certain Graphs
    Authors: Ahima Emilet and Indra Rajasingh (Vellore Institute of Technology)
  5. Title: Geodesic Edge Coloring of Graphs
    Authors: D. Antony Xavier, M. Albert William and S. Arul Amirtha Raja (Loyola College)
  6. Title: Induced $P_{3}$-Packing $k$-Partition Number of Certain Graphs
    Authors: Maria Jesu Raja, Antony Xavier (Loyola College) and Indra Rajasingh (VIT University)


12:15 - 1:30 PM: BREAK & Prayer & Poster Session
1:30 - 2:30 PM: Invited Talk #6: Towards Digital Lifestyles; Technology, Innovation & Transformation (Dr. Gebali)
2:30 - 4:00 PM: Tutorial #4: Resource Management for High-Performance Computing Systems (Prof. Siegel)
4:00 - 4:30 PM: BREAK & Prayer & Poster Session

4:30 - 5:30 PM:

     Paper Session #11: IS Applications III

     Venue: Emerald Hall 1, Sheraton Kuwait

     Papers:

  1. Title: Citizens' Perspective on the Impact of Social Media on Politics in Kuwait
    Authors: Bedour Sharar and Mostafa Abd-El-Barr (Kuwait University)
  2. Title: Signature Analysis as a Medium for Faults Detection in Induction Motors
    Authors: Dr Detlef Hummes, Kareem A. Noor Al-Deen, Marina Karas, Ahmed M. Abdel Ghaffar, Dr Bernhard Fruth and Dr Cyrille Caironi (American University of Kuwait)


5:30 - 6:30 PM: Conference Panel & Closing Remarks