Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 2nd International Conference and Business Expo on Wireless & Telecommunication The Oberoi Centre, Dubai, UAE.

Day 1 :

  • Telecommunication

Session Introduction

Sendos Mohamad

GForces, UAE

Title: GForces’ NetDirector Footfall
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Sendos Mohamad is a Project Manager at GForces Management – MENA. A University of Sharjah graduate major: Management Information Systems.

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Impressions are made within seconds, and can set the tone for the rest of the interaction, even if it happens months down the line. When a consumer is visiting a lot, typically, a purchase is not made at that moment. The process is enlogated by having to compare models, search for prices, and even be approved for loans. So, when the customer is on the lobby floor, make sure they have everything they need to make an informed purchase and give you an opportunity to track potential sales leads, all without even shaking their hand. GForces’ NetDirector Footfall is providing guest WIFI services to showrooms, and it has never been easier to bring to your company. Understanding Your Customers Your best salesmen can read a customer as they walk in the door. What if you could bring that intuitiveness to your whole dealership? Footfall is an innovative program that a representative to see which customers are online, as well as a small profile that the customer provided. Basic details such as a name and email are critical for follow-up information, and making sure that if someone was “just looking” you could remind them a few months down the line, and open the conversation. At the 2015 Auto Expo, Footfall showed 2,3000 users of the WIFI service, of that, 517 were registered. That is a 20% conversion rate, just for using the WIFI. Provide More, With Less Effort With effortless installation and backing by Cisco, you have a powerful WIFI signal that covers 5,000 SQ FT of your showroom. While you may have an existing server, why bog down your system, when you can have a dedicated system that can handle over 40 GB of data transfer, daily? Your company can monitor customers from their first visit online, to when they walk onto the lot. With customized dynamics, your sales teams is empowered to help consumers make the best choices for their lifestyle, quickly and easily. This gives your employees time to connect and build valuable relationships. Make More Out of Your Connections Break down mobile usage by platform (Apple, Windows, and Andriod) to give new life to your marketing team. Footfall is a product that will revolutionize your showroom, not only through increased conversions, thusly more sales leads, but in generating foot traffic in the first place. Your marketing and sales team will know where to place the ads, and when you should promote your sales. Start reaching your market, and start seeing meaningful results. Having WIFI at your facility for customers is no longer an option; it’s a requirement. No matter if you run a dealership with maintenance facility attached, or you own a used car lot, to future-proof your brand, GForces’ NetDirector Footfall is your only option.

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Tsang-Ling Sheu received the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1989. From Sept. 1989 to July 1995, he worked with IBM Corporation at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. In Aug. 1995, he became an associate professor, and was promoted to full professor in Jan. 2006 at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Sun Yat- Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. His research interests include wireless networks, mobile communications, and multimedia networking. He was the recipient of the 1990 IBM outstanding paper award. Dr. Sheu is a senior member of the IEEE, and the IEEE Communications Society.

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This paper presents a dynamic power adjustment (DPA) scheme for a reader to speedily read tags’ identification codes in a RFID system. By using TDMA frames, the proposed DPA can adaptively increase or decrease the transmission power in a reader. There are three states in a TDMA slot: successful read, collision, and idle. Based on the three states, a factor to adjust the transmission power is computed by considering two aspects. The first aspect increases the power to read more tags if the number of idle state far exceeds the number of collision state. The second aspect cut power to reduce the number of tag readings if the number of idle state is much smaller than the number of collision state. The proposed DPA is simulated using NS-2. In the simulation, we design three topologies which place tags in three different distributions, even, random, and hot-spot. From the simulation results, we demonstrate that the proposed DPA takes much less time in tag identification, particularly when tags are placed in hot-spot distribution. Keywords: RFID, TDMA, Identification time, Power, NS-2.

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Issa Salim

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Well-iris is a new wellness program that utilizes the ubiquity and ease of use of the wireless technology to assist users to follow a holistic wellness program in their daily life. It combines wearable wireless sensors with a wellness mobile application running a personalized program of various therapies. The program combines various wellness assessments that is gathered through in-person or online interviews, and through wearable wireless sensors to evaluate the users’ wellness. It registers bioresonance readings, life stress and energy levels, nutritional screening results, and other wellness information. It then creates a wellness program of various therapies for the user to follow, including bioresonance therapy administered through wireless wearables, nutritional supplements reminders using wireless sensors, stress and energy therapies running on the mobile application, group support sessions, etc. These therapies can be personalized through an online or in-person review session with wellness specialists. The program is then monitored using both wearable sensors and through feedback collected from the mobile application.

Mahesh Nair

Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Title: Hybrid Fusion Receiving System to Improve Spectrum Monitoring Efficiency
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Mr. Mahesh Nair, a Senior Member of IEEE is working with the Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi as Faculty Electronics Engineering. He is pursuing his PhD in Multi Sensor Data Fusion. Has published several papers in international conferences and journals.

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Improving spectrum management and monitoring efficiency is the need for the day as the spectrum usage is skyrocketing and proper management of the spectrum opens doors to an effective usage of it. The traditional approach of spectrum monitoring is not very efficient as the spectrum allocation is carried out on a static allocation policy. The spectrum management is inefficient as the governmental agencies allocate the spectrum to users for large geographical regions on a long term basis and mostly it is underutilized. With the increasing demand of the spectrum, it is important to have dynamic spectrum monitoring and allocation policy to manage the spectrum more efficiently. Fusion of signals from multiple receivers, at sensor, data or information level, will result in accurate spectrum monitoring and thereby the accurate assessment of usage of different bands by primary, secondary or illegal users. Wireless communication is very much in demand these days and the quality of reception is of utmost importance especially in medical, military and industrial applications. This study is to investigate how information, data or hybrid fusion of same signals from multiple receivers improves the accuracy of reception when compared to reception by a single receiver. This study will focus on the use of hybrid sensor and information fusion to improve signal reception for a Multi Receiving digital communication System using Bi-linear Time-Frequency Analysis as a tool for parameter extraction, in a multi-path fading environment. Performance of classifiers is evaluated by comparing their performance at different SNRs. Due to the different propagation characteristics to each receiver; the classification accuracy will be different. This method aims at combining the signal at sensor level and decision level hence making it a novel hybrid method of multi sensor information fusion. Findings of this research will have a tremendous impact on the international community as this can be applied particularly to countries and cities where there is heavy usage of RF spectrum.

Khelifa Benahmed

University of Tahri Mohammed, Bechar-Algeria

Title: Wireless Sensor Networks and its applications in Surveillance
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Khelifa, has done his research for Ph.D. degree in the field of sensor networks wireless at the school of computing and mathematical sciences at Liverpool john moores university, UK. He has 26 years of experience in education and research at the University Tahri Mohamed Bechar, Algeria. Khelifa has also several international publications in the fields: wireless sensor networks, security, surveillance, smart grid, Internet of things, and smart irrigation. Khelifa holds Engineer, Magister degrees and PhD in Computer sciences in University of Oran Algeria.

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Recent advances in wireless networks sensors (WSN) have greatly encouraged their use in many applications of monitoring such as the environmental, health, forest fire, smart home or even the power grid control and irrigation of the fields of agriculture. Several parameters can be captured, treated and transmitted by a WSN as gas, temperature, humidity, motion of presence. The challenges arising from these applications, subject of several themes of scientific research. These challenges, as well as technical developments that happened to help remedy this, will be the subject of this presentation. Several other recent technologies such as the internet of things associated with wireless sensor networks can give a plus to these achievements. This presentation will provide a technical assessment of each of the technology mentioned. We will also present our recent research results in the areas of smart irrigation using wireless sensor networks and the internet of things and the monitoring of the smart grid for security reasons. We end this presentation by an overview on our ongoing projects and those planned for the future.

Carlene Campbell

University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK

Title: Wireless Sensor Networks for Monitoring Coastal Erosion
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Carlene Campbell received her Ph.D. degree in Wireless Sensor Networks from the School of Engineering and Information Sciences at Middlesex University, United Kingdom (UK), her MSc. in Telecommunications and Computer Network Engineering at London South Bank University, and her BSc in Computer and Management Studies at the University of Technology, Jamaica. She currently Lectures on the Computer Networks course at University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), United Kingdom. She is Director of Research Degree for the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (FACE). Dr Campbell is currently supervising two full-time PhD students and is actively engaged in research where is with an interdisciplinary research project which combines wireless sensor networks (WSN) and monitoring coastal erosion. She has contributed in a number of research publications in conferences and international referred journals. Dr Campbell is journal editorial and reviewer for number of Scientific-professional journals. She has experiences as Internal Examiner for PhD degree.

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Huge amounts of money are spent every year to protect beaches against destructive processes such as erosion, which is becoming an increasingly common and destructive process worldwide due to rising sea levels. As such a means to monitor and predict the effects of processes affecting the coastline has the potential to yield significant savings by making it possible to predict coastal processes ahead of time, thus allowing alleviative or preventative measures to be taken before it is too late. Current methods of monitoring coastal erosion are restricted to measurements of affected areas. Whilst this makes it possible to quantify the effects that erosion have on the coastline, it only provides a partial view of this phenomenon, due to the inability to measure what is occurring beneath the sea’s surface. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are an enabling technology in this regard, providing a means to monitor locations that cannot easily be reached manually, automatically and over a long time-period. This presentation will provide an overview of the applications of WSNs in coastal monitoring, with a focus on an ongoing research project concerning the design of a novel floating WSN capable of measuring sediment movement beneath the sea’s surface using sound pulses. This system will have global application in gathering previously unavailable data on the effects of coastal erosion beneath the sea’s surface. By enabling the collection of this important data, this system will contribute significantly towards predicting the long-term evolution of the coastline worldwide.

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Multiple antennas have proved to be a key enabler for 5G wireless networks. In this talk, we will review a number of fundamentals aspects of multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems as well as the advanced MIMO techniques to be deployed in high-demanding 5G networks. First, we will discuss multiplexing gain versus diversity gain which is the fundamental trade-off MIMO systems. Then, two techniques, groupwise space time block code (GSTBC) and lattice-reduction based detection, are discussed to demonstrade the achieved diversity/multiplexing gains. By employing a diagonal structure, GSTBC allows affordable complexity at the receiver while still retaining certain diversity gain advantage. The second technique is based on lattice reduction method to enable optimal signal detection at the receiver where high data rate is targeted. Finally, we will discuss the Massive MIMO technique that will be used for 5G architecture, where hundreds or thousands of antennas will be deployed.

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Dr. Huan X Nguyen received his BSc degree at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam) in 2000. He then pursued his PhD at the University of New South Wales (Australia) during 2003-2006. Since then, he has worked in various posts at several universities in the UK. He is currently the Senior Lecturer at School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University (London, UK). His research interests include PHY security, energy harvesting, MIMO techniques, network coding, relay communication, cognitive radio, and multi-carrier systems. Dr Nguyen is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is currently serving as Editor of the KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems.

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Dong-Hee Shin, who completed his master and PhD at Syracuse University, is a full Professor of the Department Interaction Science at Sungkyunkwan University. Dr. Shin established the Department of Interaction Science, the first one in Korea as a new model of interdisciplinary study of human, technology, and interaction. Dr. Shin is a Principal Investigator of BK21 Plus Project, a national human resources development project initiated by the Ministry of Education, Korea. Dr. Shin has successfully acquired research funds total amount of over 140 million since 2004. Prior to joining SKKU, Dr. Shin was an assistant professor at the College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University (2004-2009). He has been researching on telecommunications management and policy and he had various consultancy experiences in the field of telecommunications and information industry. In 2011, Dr. Shin has been awarded SKK University Fellow, the highest honor in the university. His work has appeared in leading information science, human computer interaction, communications, telecommunications, and policy journals including Journal of the American Society for Information Sciences and Technology, Telecommunications Policy, Behaviour and Information Technology, Information and Management, Journal of Information Science, Computers in Human Behavior, Telecommunications System, CyberPsychology and Behavior, and New Media & Society. Some of his papers are among the most downloaded, the most popular papers published in the respective journals. For example, his paper (The effects of trust, security and privacy in social networking: A security-based approach to understand the pattern of adoption. Interacting with Computers, 22 (5), 428-438) was the most downloaded paper in 2006 Elsevier. He has written 50 articles in SSCI/SCI journals since 2005 and has authored or co-authored more than 60 internationally recognized journals. He has been awarded Outstanding Researcher by Penn State University in 2007.

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The exponential growth of services via the Internet of Things (IoT) is making it increasingly important to cater to the quality expectations of end users. Quality of experience (QoE) can become the guiding paradigm for managing quality provisioning and application design in the IoT. This study develops a predictive model for QoE in the IoT. It first characterizes quality of service (QoS) using a field experiment and subjective evaluation to compare QoS to QoE. It then performs a survey to identify user behavior factors in IoT. It finally proposes a user experience model of IoT, conceptualizing QoE and highlighting relationships with other factors. The model establishes a foundation for future IoT service categories through a heuristic quality assessment tool from a user-centered perspective. The results provide a ground truth basis for developing future IoT services with QoE requirements, as well as for dimensioning the underlying network provisioning infrastructures, particularly with regard to mobile access technologies.

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Ashraf Taha is a Researcher in Informatics Research Institute. He has participated with Fuijitsu company as an executive for exchange the main structure of the Internet by wireless network with security solutions and applying VOIP application to the network for Institute. Ashraf holds BS in Electronics Engineering, MSc in Computer Science & Engineering, PhD in Electrical Engineering, and Postdoctoral in Video Streaming over Internet from Louisville University, Kentucky, USA. The current job is Assistant Professor in College of Computer & Information Sciences, King Saud University, KSA.

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With the development of smart phones, video streaming over mobile wireless networks has rapidly taken a huge growth in the recent years. The aim of this presentation to provide an overview of the mobile video streaming background. In addition, I will highlight a set of the current open research challenges in delivering streaming videos over cellular networks and possible ways to tackle those problems. In particular, the content of this presentation will be organized into four sections. The first section will provide an overview of the set of platforms that are focused on providing scalable performance for mobile video delivery. The second section will discuss some important challenges for efficient mobile video delivery and consider some potential solutions as well. The third section will discuss an adaptive multiview video streaming that exhibits resilience to network bandwidth variations and client view selection uncertainty. Finally, a discussion of open research challenges, the main obstacles, and future research directions will be presented in the last section.

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Dr. Vijayan Asari is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Endowed Chair in Wide Area Surveillance at University of Dayton, USA. He is the director of the Center of Excellence for Computer Vision and Wide Area Surveillance Research at UD. Dr. Asari received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Dr. Asari holds three patents and has published more than 500 research papers in the areas of image processing, pattern recognition and machine learning. Dr. Asari received several teaching, research, advising and leadership awards. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and SPIE.

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The pipeline industry has millions of miles of pipes buried along the length and breadth of the country. Since none of the areas through which pipelines run are to be used for other activities, it needs to be monitored so as to know whether the right-of-way of the pipeline is encroached upon at any point in time. Rapid advances made in the area of sensor technology have enabled the use of high end video acquisition systems to monitor the right-of-way of pipelines. Huge amounts of data are thus made available for analysis. However, it would be very expensive to employ analysts to scan through the data and identify threats along the right-of-way in the vast expanse of wide area imagery. This warrants the deployment of an automated mechanism that is able to detect threats and send out warnings in the event of any hint of a threat. The images captured by aerial data acquisition systems are affected by a host of factors that include light sources, camera characteristics, geometric positions and environmental conditions. UD Vision Lab is developing a multistage framework for the analysis of aerial imagery for automatic detection and identification of machinery threats along the pipeline right of way which would be capable of taking into account the constraints that come with aerial imagery such as low resolution, lower frame rate, large variations in illumination, motion blurs, etc. The visibility and features of objects may not be clear because of partial or total occlusion of light sources by buildings and trees which create a shadow. The complexity of large variations in the appearance of the object and the background in a typical image causes the performance degradation of detection algorithms. Our novel preprocessing technique improves the performance of automatic detection and identification of objects in an image captured in extremely complex lighting conditions. This step consists of a new non-linear transformation technique which is capable of simultaneous enhancement of both dark and brighter regions by preserving the main structure of illuminance-reflectance characteristics of an image. A background elimination method employing a relative variance and local entropy based analysis has been developed and it is found to be very effective in reducing the search regions in the aerial imagery for threat detection. Our object detection algorithm can automatically detect and identify machinery threats such as construction vehicles and equipment in the regions designated as the pipeline right-of-way. Our detection algorithm makes use of monogenic signal representation to extract local phase information. A novel classifier using a matching criterion along with a threshold for minimum distance is used to filter out false detections. The algorithm has been successfully tested on the aerial imagery containing different classes of construction equipment. We develop a context information extraction method for aiding the final decision making in the threat detection process. The presence of regions in the image with roads, buildings, and tree canopies can be successfully segmented using local phase and local contrast information features. This would also help in eliminating the search regions for machinery threats. We develop a real time 3D scene reconstruction technique for aiding machinery threat detection by scene change detection. The 3D reconstruction is based on a transformation of a feature point disparity map to a scene depth map and point localization to obtain a point cloud with color information which is obtained by analyzing the regions around each feature in the input images. UD Vision Lab is planning to establish a data management and storage system to collect and manage the data captured by the cameras in small aircrafts and UAVs. These data have to be directly transmitted from the aircrafts and should be collected by Vision Lab through UD’s networking system. We are expecting Terra Bytes of data transmission during the data acquisition experiments. We recently enhanced our network infrastructure to enable data transmission, data management, data processing and automatic decision making in real time.

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Dr. Ben Mnaouer is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering, Canadian University Dubai, UAE. Senior Member of IEEE Communication Society. He has Over 18 years of teaching at undergraduate and graduate level. His research portfolio include 3 QNRF funded projects worth US$ 3 million. Two US patents, Over 74 refereed Journal and Conference publications. Supervised PhD and Masters to completion in CS and CE. Dr. Ben Mnaouer is active in TPCs and Organization committees of Major IEEE Communications, IEEE Computer, IFIP/IEEE conferences. He holds a PhD in ECE from Yokohama National University (1997), a Master of Eng. degree in EE from Fukui University (1993), Japan. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science from the l’Ecole SUP’COM Tunisia. Dr. Ben Mnaouer was listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in Engineering in 2000, and is a recipient of the Japanese Monbusho Scholarship for Graduate Studies.

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The Hype of the Internet of Things (IoT) versus Cyber-physical Systems advent, as a relationship of competition, complementarity or else overlapping technologies, is bringing lots of attention, curiosity and treasure (ROI) hunting. The polls, predictions and market studies projections are giving very high figures of IoT enabled devices soon operational on the consumer electronics arena (currently, materializing at high pace) and of billions of dollars of investments and returns enticing researchers, developers and investors alike. On the other hand, the Big Data domain and how it is expected to get fatter with input from the foreseen large deployments of IoT systems is expected to put more stress, burden and challenge on data analytics researchers, who need to provide smarter and smarter expert systems and data miners that need to filter out data and infer trends, patterns, and projections as accurate as possible. In this presentation, we start from real million US$ worth research projects, one just completed (On Ubiquitous-Heath monitoring), and one currently active (On Air Quality Diagnostics using autonomous environmentally-power harvesting sensing platforms), and the third just started, on Wireless Networks of Column Sensors-supported Structural health monitoring for early Warning Systems. These three projects incorporate and rely for specific critical situation on the Internet of Things, as a necessity, Not as a fantasy. Thus, we give a high-level view of the technologies enabling IoT systems and define the scope of when IoT enabling is vital for an application/project. We emphasize the interplay of IoT and Cyber-physical systems by defining boundaries of each and overlapping thereof. Finally, we assess and define the essence of IoT systems into the Big Data

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Professor Elizabeth Chang is Professor of Logistics and Canberra Fellow at the UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Professor Chang leads the logistics research group targeting the key issues in big data management, Defence logistics and sustainment, predictive analytics, situation awareness, IoT and cyber-physical systems, trust, security, risk and privacy. In the 2012 edition of MIS Quarterly volume 36, issue. 4, Special Issues on Business Research, Professor Chang was ranked fifth in the world for researchers in Business Intelligence. She is an IEEE Fellow, has delivered 44 Keynote/Plenary speeches, over 600 publications and H-Index 36.

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The increasing uncertainty of the business environment and complexity of high operational tempo has increased the demand for timely, accurate and ease of use information. However, a range of challenges are currently present. a) each enterprise relies on several desperate IT systems which have limited interoperability; b) relevant information could emerge from thousands of data sources (particularly in wireless and mobile environment), making data capture, storage and analysis difficult; c) Too much data and information makes decision making difficult, even for Data Expert. This keynote presents emerging technologies for just-in-time human-centred Recommender System and its application to Logistics network situation awareness powered by Internet of Things – where simplified data-set and decision support are given through automated data usage and decision mining processes and in real time. This keynote introduces the framework for real time massive data mining and predictive analytics. We demonstrate this through predictive situation context and situation aspect analytics and the intelligent situation awareness platform. We also present the comparison of 40 years of data mining technologies, and an overview of the state-of-the-art Recommender systems, viability of “plug n play” functions for any enterprise systems. Finally, we present our statistics of end-users stresses with Guided analytics and Self-service BI. This is followed by the illustration on the need for moving forward from data visualization to Recommender systems, to reduce temporal and cognitive load of the human users, decision makers or data expert.

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Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Voudouris, PhD (Bradford), Dipl.Ing. (Patras), is Professor of wireless communication systems at the Department of Electronics Engineering of the Technological Institute (TEI) of Athens, Greece, and heads the Wireless Communications & eApplications Research (WiCEAR) Group. Currently, he is on leave at the Higher Colleges of Technology, Electronics Engineering Department at Abu Dhabi, UAE. Before, he worked in UK, Cyprus, Greece, and Belgium as a telecoms expert. He coordinated the FP7 ICT REWIND project, focusing on the development of a Relay Station prototype for IEEE 802.16j WiMAX networks. He scientifically lead the WiCEAR group, in NexGenMiliwave project (development of a 60GHz transceiver) within the concept of Corallia Cluster. Prof. Dr. Voudouris has published over 80 scientific papers in international journals and conferences, attracting over 120 citations.

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Undoubtedly, 5G equipment will need versatile antennas, covering both back hauling functions as well as access. One of the candidate technologies for serving the future 5G multi-band/multi-mode terminals is the Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW) one. This work focuses on presenting recent research on application of Substrate Integration Waveguide technology in designing of antenna array for 5G frond-end passive circuits. In particular, the work is concentrated to the ISM 60GHz band. This particular band is very attractive for frequency reuse networks, providing high-speed and secure wireless communications, due to high oxygen absorption. Further to the SIW design procedure presentation, measured versus simulated results will be presented regarding both the antenna array and the passive front-end comprised by the diplexer and the band pass filters for up and down link operations. All design simulations were performed by using Ansof HFSS v.14. The dielectric substrate chosen for all designs is Rogers RT/duroid 5880 with εr=2.2, tanδ=0.0009 and thickness h=0.508 mm. The return loss varies below -12dB in the whole 60 GHz band, covering a useful bandwidth of nearly 5GHz, while the gain is 21.6dBi and half-power beamwidth is 15.5o and 10.7o in azimuth and elevation planes respectively. The SIW planar diplexer, the bandpass filters and the antenna array are integrated in a common substrate, providing thus a fully integrated SIW millimeter-wave front-end suitable for the new 5G services. Channel to channel isolation varies below 60dB, while the return loss is less than -12dB across the band. In conclusion, SIW design is an attractive candidate technology for the future 5G terminals.

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Dharma Rajan is a leading expert in Cloud technology working as lead Solution Architect at VMware, USA. His areas of expertise span infrastructure virtualization, hybrid cloud, NFV and cloud security. Prior to joining VMware, Dharma has worked at Ericsson, USA for over a decade building 4G platform architecture, carrier grade networks and network management systems. He has also worked at Cisco Systems, USA on Enterprise architecture. He has 20+ Technical publications. He is an invited speaker at major industry events and world conferences. He holds a MS in Computer Engineering from NCSU, USA and M.Tech in CAD from IIT-Kanpur, India

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Communication Service Providers (CSP) are in the transformation journey to next generation cloud infrastructure. Cloud computing, Mobile cloud, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) provide the technology pathway to meet next generation application needs and be a revenue enabler to meet today’s business challenge. Underpinning this is the virtualization of core infrastructure, be it compute, storage and networking. Virtualizing the key mobile networking functions be it for Access Network - 4G/5G LTE, CDMA, non-3GPP Wi-Fi; Transport networks - Radio Access Network (RAN), eNodeB, Content Delivery network (CDN); and Core networks - Evolved Packet Core (EPC), IP Multimedia subsystem (IMS), VoLTE is now reaching a phase where high end trials and production level deployments are starting to happen. This workshop will focus on the different NFV models. It will walk through requirements that should be satisfied by NFV to meet the business needs. We will discuss the different architecture models, NFV standards compliancy from a design of Virtual Compute, Storage, and Networking infrastructure. The workshop will also focus on available operational delivery models an the IT and Core network teams of a CSP need to consider to successfully deploy and operationalize for production. The key for success elements like operational transformation, carrier-grade quality, management, orchestration, automation and requirements that satisfy CPE OAM&P FCAPS, OSS and BSS mandates will be dealt with thus providing a end-to-end solution architecture. Finally the road ahead with opportunity and challenges will be shared. Audience will be engaged to listen and dialogue initiated to discuss and user experience they like to share or issues for which they are interested in discussing a solutions. This will be a very interactive workshop with ability for audience to share their experience and also learn about the right way to implement NFV

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Aydin Azizi is a university professor in the German University of Technology, also he is the Research Focal Point of The Research Council of OMAN (TRC). He’s research area is Mechatronics focusing on developing and investigating different Artificial Intelligent Techniques to model, predict and control of nonlinear systems. Aydin holds BSc. MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Ali Vatankhah Barenji is a Research Fellow in Eastern Mediterranean University. He’s research area is Manufacturing focusing on Wireless sensor technology and RFID systems. Ali holds BSc. MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Majid Hashemipour is a Professor in Eastern Mediterranean University. He’s research area is Manufacturing and Mechatronics. Majid holds BSc. MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

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This investigation is undertaken to develop a model to predict the microstructure and mechanical properties of Friction Stir Welded (FSW) thick pure copper plates using Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and optimize it utilizing Ring Probabilistic Logic Neurons (RPLN) and Genetic Algorithms (GA). This paper introduces Ring Probabilistic Logic Neuron (RPLN) as a time efficient and accurate algorithm to deal with RNP. Performance of the RPLN is compared with evolutionary Genetic Algorithm (GA). The simulation results show that performance of the RPLN algorithm compared to GA’s is more reliable to deal with optimizing problems, and it is capable of achieving a solution in fewer convergence time steps with better.

Mario Marques da Silva

Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal

Title: A MIMO Optimization for Physical Layer Security
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Mário Marques da Silva is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Department of Sciences and Technologies at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. He is also a Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Lisbon, Portugal. He received his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering in 1992, and the M.Sc and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computers Engineering (Telecommunications), respectively in 1999 and 2005, both from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. Between 2005 and 2008 he was with NATO Air Command Control & Management Agency (NACMA) in Brussels (Belgium), where he managed the deployable communications of the new Air Command and Control System Program. He has been involved in multiple networking and telecommunications projects. He is the author of four CRC Press books and of several dozens of journal and conference papers, a member of IEEE and AFCEA, and reviewer for a number of international scientific IEEE journals and conferences. Finally, he has chaired many conference sessions and has been serving in the organizing committee of relevant EURASIP and IEEE conferences

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The use of multiple antennas at both the transmitter and receiver aims to improve performance or to increase symbol rate of systems, but it usually requires higher implementation complexity. Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) architectures can be used for combined transmit and receive diversity, for the parallel transmission of data or spatial multiplexing. When used for spatial multiplexing, MIMO technology promises high bit rates in a narrow bandwidth. Therefore, it is of high significance to spectrum users. In this case, MIMO system considers the transmission of different signals from each transmit element so that the receiving antenna array receives a superposition of all transmitted signals. Mobile communication systems must support multiple users achieving at the same time privacy of users contents. Security common solutions are based on encrypted algorithms from higher layers, such as private and public encrypted keys. Other possibility is to implement physical layer security schemes. One advantage of physical layer security relies on their ability to be combined with other security schemes from higher layers. Due to the broadcast nature of MIMO systems, security is a critical issue. However, the constellation shaping on the desired direction introduced by a new proposed transmitter means that we have directivity at the transmitted constellation that can be employed to assure security at physical layer. Privacy is achieved since each user must know the set of coefficients associated to each BPSK component as well as the array configuration; otherwise receives useless data. Therefore, the inherent security lies on the constellation directivity, i.e., the direction in which the constellation is optimized, which can be improved by changes on coefficients’ phases or using constellations that are decomposed with a higher number of BPSK components. The several cases analyzed in this speech show effectiveness of the proposed approach to implement a security scheme at physical layer level

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M. M. Eissa (M’96–SM’01) was born in Helwan, Cairo, Egypt, on May 17, 1963. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Helwan University, Cairo, in 1986 and 1992, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Research Institute for Measurements and Computing Techniques. Hungarian Academy of Science Budapest, Hungary, in 1997 (PhD Study is cooperated with Duisburg University-Institute of Electrical Engineering-GERMANY). Currently, he is a Professor with Helwan University. In 1999, he was invited to be a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. He was a chair Prof. at King Abdul-Aziz University-KSA for sponsored project "Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency" from Saudi Electricity Company during period 2008-2010. From 2012, he is the PI for a large scale project "SMART GRID FREQUENCY MONITORING NETWORK (FNET) ARCHITECTURE AND APPLICATIONS-220kV/500kV" NTRA-Egypt (www.helwan-ntra.com)-2012, END-USER Egyptian Electricity Company.

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Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS) based on Frequency Disturbance Recorders (FDRs) deployed on Egyptian Power grid for mapping and visualization of all system parameters. The FDRs are deployed on live 220kV/500kV grid system. The project is funded from the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA). The Egyptian Wide Area Monitoring System (EWAMS) achieved at HUHS Helwan University Host Server that gather information from many FDR units geographically dispersed throughout the boundary of the power grid. The data manipulated and managed on a center containing many servers. The Synchrophasor system with wide deployment of using (FDRs) phasor measurement units and high-speed communications to deliver and collect synchronized high-speed grid operating data, along with analytics and other advanced on-line applications will improve real-time situational awareness and decision support tools to enhance system stability. The EWMS is a good environment for many applications that can help the utilities to enhance their Grid.

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Liu Xuxun, Ph.D, associate professor, graduate supervisor, received his Ph.D degree in communications and information systems from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2007, and then joined in South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China in 2008. He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles, which have been cited more than 300 times. One of his paper has been cited more than 200 times, and has been selected one of the best papers of the same domain by BioMedLib. As a member of IEEE and ACM, he has also served as a reviewer for several academic journals, such as IEEE Transactions, IEEE Journal, and IEEE Letters.

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Uneven clustering is one of the feasible methods for energy hole avoidance and lifetime prolonging in a wireless sensor network. Usually all weight in clustering and routing, such as residual energy of a sensor, distance between different nodes, and so on, are invariable all the time. In fact, with the running of the network, the relative importance of all factors makes the change. A weight-adjustment based uneven-clustering (WABUC) protocol, is proposed for energy hole avoidance in wireless sensor networks. The characteristics of the paper are to adjust the weight of residual energy of a sensor, distance between different nodes to avoid energy hole. Simulation results show that this approach is better that others in terms of energy hole avoidance and achieves an obvious improvement on the network lifetime.

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Ahmad ALMousa has completed his bachelor's degree at the age of 23 years from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Telecommunication and electronics field. He is a Telecommunications and Electronics design engineer/ /RF design & optimization at KADDB since August 2012 till now. He has published one paper in 2015. He has participated at Eurosatory 2014 exhibition in Paris and at Sofex 2014 in Amman as a research engineer for the newest products, techniques and suppliers in telecommunication, electrical and electronic fields. He has designed, implemented and test many RF and electronics technical projects ( Jammers , data and audio wireless systems, intercoms, High power RF Amplifiers, RF filters, mixers ,oscillating circuits).

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Increasing the Saturated Output RF Power for semiconductor RF Amplifiers Using a Passive Technique is an approach that allows using cheap, small size and low power semiconductor RF amplifiers in the circuitry instead of a single high power traveling wave tube TWT. Also it will help us to overcome the heat problems since this method depends on passive components. The measurement results verified that the approach of the technique is indeed functional, and the efficiency was enhanced while increasing the output RF power. A comparison between the saturated RF output power of the (HMC453ST89E) before and after using the passive technique where it shows how the RF power level will increase when using the Passive techniques. A clear improvement in the system efficiency, reliability and availability over active very high power amplifiers like TWT. This technique could be applied in transmitters, wireless applications, radars and microwave systems.

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Amjad Ali received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He completed the Ph.D. degree from Electronics and Radio Engineering Department at Kyung Hee University of South Korea in 2015 and recently serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan. His main research interests include cognitive wireless networks (interference modeling, dynamic spectrum access, power and admission control, spectrum management, spectrum trading, MAC protocols, performance modeling, and optimization), 5G cellular networks (spectrum/resource management, coexistence, distributed wireless access, scheduling, power control, network selection, mobility/ handover management), Internet of Things, multimedia cloud computing, and smart grid and vehicular networks.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision of the future Internet, in which every object in the world wants to actively exchange information. However, providing the efficient channel access to every communicating object and ensuring the required Quality of Service (QoS) demands especially for mission-critical applications and services is highly challenging and yet not been explored. In this presentation, first I will argue that the cellular cognitive radio technology is the one of the key technology to enable this future vision. Moreover, I will present and discuss a priority-based framework that jointly deals priority-based Secondary User (SU) call admission and channel allocation scheme for mission-critical SUs applications and services.

Fatma Taher

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, UAE

Title: Computer Aided Diagnosis System for Early Lung Cancer Detection
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Dr. Fatma Taher is an assistant professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, UAE. Her research interests are in the areas of signal and image processing, medical image analysis, especially in detecting of the cancerous cells, multimedia and watermarking detection. She received her PhD from Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, UAE, in 2014. So that she is the first UAE local that graduated with PhD in Engineering inside the UAE, and Khalifa University considered as the first University to grant PhD degrees in computer engineering. Dr. Fatma Taher has published more than 20 papers in international Journals and conferences. She served as a member of the technical program committees of many international conferences such as IEEE ICECS 2013, ICTIST 2011. Dr. Fatma is the vice chair of IEEE Women in engineering Society in UAE as well as the chair of the Education Committee in BCS Society in UAE. Dr. Fatma received many awards such as: Prize for the best PhD excellence Award in leadership day for Khalifa University, 12th February 2012. Best paper award in the BCS International IT Conference Towards 21st Century Innovations, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31st March-1st April 2013.

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In this artical, a new computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system for early lung cancer detection based on the analysis of sputum color images is proposed. A set of features is extracted from the nuclei of the sputum cells after applying a region detection process. For training and testing the system we used two classification techniques: artificial neural network (ANN) and support vector machine (SVM) to increase the accuracy of the CAD system. The performance of the system was analyzed based on different criteria such as sensitivity, precision, specificity and accuracy. The evaluation was done by using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve. The experimental results demonstrate the efficiency of SVM classifier over the ANN classifier with 97% of sensitivity and accuracy as well as a significant reduction in the number of false positive and false negative rates.

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Roy R. Consulta is currently a student of De La Salle University under Doctorate in Information Technology (DIT) program. He is a recipient of Human Resource Development Program (HRDP) scholarship program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines. He was conferred Masters in Engineering with the specialization in Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program (TEMEP) at Seoul National University in 2007. He was a recipient of International IT Policy Program (ITPP) of the government of South Korea. His undergraduate course is Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at Adamson University in Manila, Philippines. He is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Officer at Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). He has published more than 5 research papers in reputed journals (i.e. Elseviers, etc.) related to mobile technology and ICT.

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This theory paper examines the baseball field theory in Telecommuting discipline in an archipelagic environment with respect to Virtual Organization and Management perspective in delivering work productivity in a diffused(ing) manner. With the realm of triangulation, this paper will showcase the mobile technology platform and devices in putting-up the trends in ubiquitous situation utilizing the Telecommuting idea. Finding the right threshold (Ledoux & Ohori, 2011), known to be tasks and responsibilities of every participants (employees and the like) in the delivery of its services and productivities are the goals and objectives of this literature. This paper is intended to study and recommend the telecommuting policies that can govern in using the method of the triangulation pattern and computations through the baseball field (diamond) theory. This paper can also generate topographical patterns (Pogo, 1935) and locations of the participants and employees that are in practice of telecommuting using the triangulation process. This paper hypothesized that in this study government adoption (even with the private sector or entity) of the virtual organization through telecommuting would depend on its primary constrains of the government in addressing the commuters welfare including family values, environmental concerns (such as air pollution), and traffic congestions. This paper also hypothesized that adoption of telecommuting would depend with the agency or organization constraints (regardless of its size), its workforce. In addition, through triangulation on the basis of a baseball field (diamond shape), government top-level management can implement policies in adopting telecommuting discipline, using the location-based scheme to telecommute.

Ahmad F. Shubita

University of Petra, Faculty of Information Technology, Jordan

Title: Using 3D Virtual Environment as an Educational Tool in a Middle Eastern University
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Ahmad F. Shubita is an assistant professor at the University of Petra, Amman, Jordan. He received his Ph.D. degree in Software Engineering from University of Loughborough, UK in 2010 and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology, USA, in 2005. He received his B.Sc degree in Computer Information Systems from University of Jordan, Jordan, in 2004. He had four years’ experience in the IT industry and five years in the education sector. His research interests are: software development methodologies, requirements engineering, software quality management, enterprise engineering, artificial intelligence, and virtual worlds.

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Virtual environment is anything that the users desire it to be; it is their personal virtual life. Using the 3-D virtual environment for educational purposes, often managed over the Web, the users can interact via their own graphical, humanoid, self-representations known as ‘avatars’. The virtual world Second Life (SL) is used in this research where instructors can use SL as an environment to communicate with students, and to create objects that can be used to teach course content and skills. The idea of using the virtual environment for educational purposes will be the first applied in a Middle Eastern university, it resolved around building a virtual land for the Faculty of IT of one of the universities in Jordan (University of Petra) which will enable anyone to access and communicate with the faculty virtually from anywhere in the world. This virtual land may help in solving the students’ problems, providing details about contents and services the faculty provides, supporting social awareness of students, and increasing the communication and discussions possibilities on a wide scale.

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Huseyin Bicen was born in Nicosia on December 31, 1986. In 2007, at the Near East University, Ataturk Faculty of Education, in Computer Education and Instructional Technologies department, as a lecturer he began lecturing computer and educational technologies related courses. Since July 2015, he has been Associate Professor on the same Department. Since October 2013, he has been director of Distance Learning Centre and Department of Technology and Design Teaching. Hüseyin Bicen has two (2) national academic content book published by reputable publishing houses. Five (5) of his articles was indexed at Social Sciences Index (SSCI) and twenty (20) were indexed in the Educational field indexes (British Education Index, ERIC, Science Direct, Scopus..Etc.). There also are so many reports that had been presented and published at the international conferences.

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This article examines whether using Facebook and other mobile applications for educational purposes affects the opinions of pre-service teachers attending relevant classes. A quantitative and experimental approach is adopted that makes use of blended and online groups, as well as pre- and post-tests. The study spanned more than eight weeks (45 hours in total). Learning materials were uploaded to the course’s Facebook page using mobile applications such as SlideShare, Viddy, Dropbox, and WiZiQ. Facebook, contributed to a notion whereby students perceived themselves to be participants in an actual classroom. This configuration allowed them to share information visually and vocally, subsequently enriching course content; in parallel, it also facilitated access to classroom materials regardless of locality, thus increasing learner motivation. Participants comprised third-year pre-service teachers. The research results revealed that Facebook integration exhibited a positive effect on student learning, motivation, success, classroom interest, creativity, and self-expression. The positive viewpoints expressed in this study are likely attributable to Facebook’s facilitation of information sharing via various mobile applications, coupled with the ability to follow other users and information sources. The tools discussed are simultaneously mobile and web-based, allowing students to pursue their education in either environment using a smart device or PC respectively.

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Dr. Eirini Karapistoli is the CTO of Capritech Limited, UK. She holds a PhD (2009) in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She was also a recipient of a postdoctoral research grant (2012-15) from the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology. Dr. Karapistoli has a broad expertise in network security, network infrastructure optimization and network intrusion detection as well as in the area of cybersecurity and privacy engineering. She is also competent in project management holding an MBA degree (2013) from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. In the past, Irene has participated in several EU-funded FP7 and H2020 projects.

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The cyber threat landscape is evolving rapidly in a multitude of industries. The telecom industry has not been an exception. The industry is becoming an attractive prospect for those with malicious intent because it has access to a lot of personal data. Nowadays, ISPs and telecom providers are facing an unprecedented level of cyber attacks and threats with the potential to undermine the pillars of their critical infrastructures. During the past few years, we have seen several high-profile breaches involving the theft of data from numerous telecom companies. Victims of recent cyber attacks include well-known telecom groups such as Talk Talk and France’s Orange. With cyber crimes being considered a high-level threat globally, telecom providers are forced to adopt advanced security solutions to withstand reputation-draining security data breaches. Although these organizations spend money to implement security controls in order to mitigate the risk associated with cyber attacks and data breaches, there is an undisputed challenge to be tackled that is “how much cybersecurity do telecom companies really need?” This presentation will provide an overview of the technologies involved in managing cybersecurity risks shedding lights on the cybersecurity investment decisions that need to be taken by telecom providers to protect their systems and digital assets from cyber attackers.

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Sina Torabi is an ambitious entrepreneur who is the Co-Founder & CEO at Mosaikx. He believes in the power of people collaborating in making the future; whether its a company, product or a nation.

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Wearable tech is the future of our interactions with computers and the surrounding whereas Artificial Intelligence is still far away from us, not to say its impossible to get to because nothing is impossible. At this time in human history, we are able to practice real AI in our lives in a way that was never possible and that's through wearable technology. Using human computer interaction and machine learning techniques, we can lead computers to control our lives and bring the value of computer analysis into our daily lives. Outline: •Artificial Intelligence is not there yet, but wearable tech it is possible to analyze tons of data and KPI’s for marketing intelligence •The biggest trends and most advanced tech improvements in wearable tech •How you can create music or draw something just by thinking about them using wearable tech •Wearables can replace the senses and lacking of the human body •Wearables can help people relieve stress, focus and accomplish more •Wearables helped millions of people with their health and fitness, so they can help with finance, productivity, lifestyle and much more Benefit •Learning about the biggest achievements and developments in the world of tech •find out about opportunities that wearables can offer both in personal and professional level •How people can spend less time interacting with technology and enjoy more of their moments.

Hosam El-Ocla

Lakehead University, Canada

Title: Mobile application in Wireless Networks
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Hosam El-Ocla received the M.Sc. degree in the Electrical Engineering Department of Cairo University in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree from Kyushu University in 2001. He joined Lakehead University in 2001 as an Assistant Professor and has been an Associate Professor since 2007. His research interests include computer communications and networks. He was invited for research visits to Manchester University (2007) and Ariake National College of Technology (2009). Dr. El-Ocla is a technical committee member on telecommunications of (IASTED) (2005–2008), and technical committee member on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation of IASTED (2012–2018). In addition, he is a Professional Engineer of Ontario (P.Eng.)

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These days mobile applications are considered as a primary technology all over the world serving a wide spectrum of daily uses such as sports, entertainment, health, and life security. In this work, we design a mobile application DNUN (Danger Notification and User Navigation) in which it is paired with the geolocation system for navigation to the location of an object for further use from anywhere on the globe. Moreover, DNUN guides application’s users when the position tracking of an object is missed. Users’ notification of the object position is operated through both broadcast and multicast transmissions. Time delay and throughput are vital factors with DNUN particularly in danger situations. We associate DNUN with a TCP congestion control mechanism. In this regard, we propose and verify a modified version of TCP Reno that we call TCP Congestion Control Enhancement for Random Loss (CERL). TCP CERL is a sender-side modification of TCP Reno based on a dynamically set threshold value. It improves the performance of TCP in wireless networks potentially having random losses. It uses the round trip time (RTT) measurements made throughout the time duration of the devices communication to estimate the queue length of the link, and hence estimates the congestion status. TCP CERL is different from other TCP variants in the sense of reducing the congestion window and slow start threshold when random loss is discovered. In single connection tests using ns-2 simulation, TCP CERL achieved 175%, 153%, 85%, 64% and 88% throughput gain over TCP Reno, TCP NewReno, TCP Vegas, TCP WestwoodNR and TCP Veno, respectively.

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Dr. Bhumip Khasnabish is a Senior Standards Specialist/Director of ZTE TX Inc., USA. His research interests include network and system virtualization, network coding, open networks and systems, and software-defined networking and services. Bhumip initiated cloud and data center activities in the IETF, chaired the T&I committe of ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF), and founded and chaired both the ATIS NG-CI task force and the MSF Services WG. In addition, he is a member of the leadership teams of both DMTF and ONF. Bhumip authored several books, book chapters, and journal and conference papers. He is also an inventor in 30 US patents.

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This paper presents a system for policy and reward based real-time sharing (and leakage) of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in smart body sensor object networks. Smartness can be incorporated in the body sensor objects by embedding (a) virtualization, (b) predictive analytics, and (c) proactive computing and communications capabilities. A few use cases including the relevant (i) privacy protection mechanisms, (ii) local, regional, and global policies, (iii) rewards, and (iv) protocol requirements are also presented. General usage and deployment etiquette along with the relevant local, rigional, and global regulatory implications are then pointed out.

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Abbas Jamalipour is with the University of Sydney, and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IEICE, and the Institution of Engineers Australia, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He has authored six technical books, ten book chapters, over 350 technical papers, and five patents in areas of wireless communications. He was the Editor-in-Chief IEEE Wireless Communications, Vice President-Conferences and a member of Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society, and has been an editor for several journals. He was a General Chair or Technical Program Chair for many IEEE of conferences. He is currently on the Board of Governors, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is the recipient of 15 Best Paper Awards and a number of prestigious IEEE awards.

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The exponential growth of cellular network traffic and flattening spectral efficiency are two of the biggest challenges facing beyond 5G wireless cellular networks. On the demand side, network traffic is exponentially growing and becoming much more diverse while on the supply side; the available spectrum and spectral efficiency are flattening out. One way for overcoming the problem of increasing per-user capacity and spectral efficiency is to make cells smaller and bring base stations closer to mobile hosts, thus reducing the number of users per cell and improving per link SNR. As a result, network deployments in beyond 4G wireless cellular networks will inevitably become extremely dense. The current architectures are however unable to support such extremely dense cellular and wireless deployments. One way to improve the cellular network architecture is to apply the fundamentals of software defined networking (SDN) to design layers of system and abstractions that simplifies the deployment and management of extremely dense wireless cellular networks. SDN can programmatically decouple network architectures from infrastructure, thus making it easier for deploying new applications and services, as well as for tuning network policy and performance. When the SDN theory is applied, base stations perform basic packet-processing functions under the command of a logically centralized controller. Thus, SDN enables distribution of data-plane rules over multiple, low-cost network switches, hence reducing the scalability of the packet gateway and enabling flexible handling of data traffic over the cellular network. In this talk a new architecture design for future wireless cellular networks will be explored.

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Pedro Silva Girão (M’00–SM’01) is a Full Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, and a Senior Researcher, the Head of the Instrumentation and Measurements Group, and the Coordinator of the Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies of the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT). His main research interests include instrumentation, transducers, measurement techniques, and digital data processing, particularly for biomedical and environmental applications. Metrology, quality, and electromagnetic compatibility are also areas of regular activity. Dr. Girão is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE/I&MS, and a regular reviewer of IEEE Trans. On Instrumentation and Measurement, Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Sensors Journal, and Signal Processing Letters and member of the technical program committee of IEEE IMTC, SPICES, SSD, CIVEMSA, Sensors and MeMeA (co-chair in 2014) and maintains a strong relationship with IMEKO, being a member of the Advisory Board and Honorary Chair of TC-19.

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Wireless sensor networks are, as the name indicates, wireless networks whose nodes are devices with sensing capabilities usually materialized by what is commonly called smart sensors. This type of distributed measuring system, which is still at an early stage of development, finds application in an increasing number of fields: environmental monitoring, habitat monitoring, health monitoring, military surveillance, precision or smart agriculture, process monitoring, stock control, just to mention a few. IT is a multidisciplinary subject involving in particular sensors, electronics, signal processing, programming and telecommunications. In the talk, and after introducing and framing wireless sensor networks, the different aspects involved in the design and implementation of such type of measuring systems are presented and discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the state-of-the-art and principal difficulties still to overcome in the different components of the network. To open the discussion on the subject, the talk will end with the presentation of up to four examples taken from the author’s experience: rivers/lakes/ocean water quality monitoring, ambulatory patients’ health monitoring, smart agriculture in greenhouses, and composting monitoring and control

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Anwar Hassan Ibrahim (January, 1976) is currently working as Assistant Professor and Coordinator in Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Qassim University since 2014. He held a Master and PhD in Communication Engineering from National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia. He joined University Technology Malaysia as a visiting lecturer for one year (2007 – 2008). He also worked at Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) as senior lecturer for 5 years (2009 - 2014) where he rose to be the head of ECE (Electronics and communication Engineering) and postgraduate of Electrical Department before he was recruited to work in Qassim University.

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There is a rapid growing among communications proficient that Outernet and its associated expertise is set to soon replace the current LTE technology. Outernet signal is rather interesting to introduce Free Worldwide Wi-Fi access beamed from space provided a completely free internet. Perhaps this can be clarified by the short-term of free unlimited WiFi. In addition this technology is capable to handle the growth of information trends, particularly the development of internet technologies and opportunities including cloud computing. Therefore a realization of the transformation gives you an idea about the steady and properly guide and management. Furthermore, the LTE was formed to secure faster mobile data. The Methods engaged in this migration consist of design, implementation and opportunities in Saudi Arabia. This paper focuses on predictability of adopting Outernet, and detailed the assessment of the transition systems and its related benefits. Moreover, the trends for each transition system are overviewed.

Abdulwahab Alkharashi

Saudi Electronic University, Saudi Arabia

Title: Cloud Security and Privacy Impacts In Data Storage
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Abdulwahab Alkharashi is lecturer of Computer Science at the School of Informatics and Computing, Saudi Electronic University. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Indiana University-Bloomington. Abdulwahab earned the M.S. degrees in Computer Science from DePaul University and the B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University.

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Cloud computing has become a global data center solution serving many users or costumers in a variety of business or personal purposes. During the past, most organizations have relied on traditional network methods to store processed data. This process requires higher costs and maintenances. Cloud computing provides access to data in web application fashion in order to remotely access the data services whenever is needed. Since this is a sharing process in computing and resources among organizations, there will be some major security impacts when it comes to data storage. Separating the data is an approach that will increase the security, consistency, privacy, and availability of the data.

Prashant Pillai

University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Title: Secure Smart Grid Communications
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Prashant Pillai is the Deputy Head of Electrical Engineering and Director of PG Research at the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Bradford, UK. He has over 14 years of research experience in the area of mobile, wireless and satellite communications and specializes in System architecture design, protocol development and network security. He is a member of IET, a Senior Member of IEEE and a fellow of the HEA. He is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Aerospace and Electronic Systems. Prashant holds an MSc in Informatics and a PhD in the field of network security.

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Smart Grid technology facilitates the integration of storage and renewables with the grid to ensure sustainability of electricity supply, mitigate rising power outages and help meet the rapidly rising demand for clean energy in urban and rural areas. Reliable, fast and secure communication infrastructure is required to attain these benefits of smart grids. Several communication architectures and protocols have been defined for efficient smart grid communications using terrestrial telecommunication technologies. ETSI Open Smart Grid Protocol, DNP-3, IEC 61850, etc, define the communications between devices in transmission, distribution and substation automation systems. IEC 62351 defines cyber security for the communication protocols defined by the previous four sets. This talk will also introduce the security and QoS requirements for smart grid communications and present the integration of Satellites with terrestrial communications for the purpose of connecting virtual power plants. Key security vulnerabilities, types of attacks and arising security challenges will be detailed. The talk will also present a comparison of some of the proposed security solutions and show the weakness in these. Finally the talk will present some novel cyber security mechanisms to provide efficient security in a modern power system.

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Korhan Cengiz is a PhD candidate in Electrical-Electronics Engineering Department in Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is a lecturer in Electrical-Electronics Engineering Department in Trakya University. He is head of the department of communications in Trakya University. He has published more than 5 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial and editor-inichief board member of repute.

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The reduction of energy consumption has become a key research area for the information and communication technology (ICT) industry, due to economical, environmental, and marketing reasons. While the environmental direction aims at minimization of greenhouse gas emissions by enforcing the usage of renewable energy in the ICT industry, economical and marketing directions lead researchers to design low-power components or develop and enhance energy-saving protocols without an impact on the level of the performance. With the steady increase in the cost of energy, the expanding number of energy-hungry components and widespread usage of ICT industry, most of the protocols that have become an integral part of our lives but are yet developed without any energy constraints in mind in the past will need to be restructured or developed again. For this reason, researchers are studying on all layers of the Internet protocol stack to develop energy-efficient protocols and algorithms. This study reviews recent approaches for energy efficiency studies for each layer in the Internet protocol stack from the physical layer to the application layer. It is expected that with the deployment of current research output, the studies performed at each layer will result in significant energy savings for the ICT industry which in turn will have a positive impact on our lives for their economical and environmental results.

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Dr. Raed Mesleh received his Ph.D. from Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany. From February 2016, he joined German Jordanian University. From October 2010 to January 2016, he was with University of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia. From 2007 to 2010 he was with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow. He was visiting scholar at several well-established organizations. His main research interests are in wireless communication and optical wireless communication with particular focus on MIMO techniques and MIMO cooperative communication. He is an inventor and co-inventor of seven patents, three of them are already granted, and published more than 100 papers at top-tier journals and international conferences. His citations exceed 2600.

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In recent years, the demand for wireless services and the number of mobile subscribers have seen tremendous growth. This growth motivated mobile operators and researchers to develop new transmission technologies, protocols and network infrastructure solutions to enhance the achievable throughput and the overall spectral efficiency. Future technologies include, (i) disruptive network designs including sensor networks, delay tolerant networks (DTN), vehicular networks, and cognitive networks, (ii) innovative signal processing algorithms at the physical layer as well as novel environment-aware applications, (iii) implementation of information theory aspects together with system design as, wireless network coding, physical-layer security, and interference alignment. Besides, the energy consumption of future wireless radio systems should be reduced, which creates inter-disciplinary research challenges including semiconductor technology, hardware, networks, services, and radio transmission. So far, wireless bandwidth has always lacked behind wired bandwidth. But the future is likely to make wireless the dominant medium for connectivity; not only will it be used for Internet access but also it will replace the piles of wires at home and in the office. The scarcity of the wireless spectrum is the main factor that limits the vision for wireless access everywhere anytime, and perhaps the toughest challenge that wireless research has to undertake. Overcoming this challenge requires innovations in various areas including novel ways for spectrum sensing and reuse, mechanisms for using higher frequencies such as 60 GHz and the visible light, novel ideas for dealing with interference, high-density MIMO, and generally more efficient protocols and systems. The talk will cover these technologies and will discuss their implementations in future 5G wireless systems. As well, existing technologies and their limitations in current standards will be discussed. Finally, future directions and research problems will be highlighted.

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Dr. Zgallai received his MSc degree in Communications and Signal Processing from the University of London, London, UK and a Diploma of Imperial College (DIC), London, UK. He received his PhD degree in Digital Signal Processing Applications from City University London, London, UK. He authored more than 30 publications published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, FHEA. He is a member of Texas Instruments Expert Advisory Panel. He has been an external examiner at international HE institutions, including the UK and Malaysia.

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There has been rapid development in the area of wireless telecommunications in the last few years. This in turn resulted in many applications that gained popularity. At the same time it provided affordable solutions to many consumers. It also provided services to those who wouldn’t have had that opportunity otherwise. This includes healthcare services and access to knowledge and information in rural areas. There are many challenges that faces the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf region in this area. The aim of this presentation is first to discuss those challenges. This will include the educational, research and development aspect. It will also cover the market and sales part. It will also cover the area of service, coverage, population, education, and policies to aid the spread of services. It will then assess the opportunities available in the market at the moment and provide an assessment for the future trends and impact on the expectations, the required investments, and the return expected.

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Associate Professor (Reader) at the British University in Dubai (BUiD); Honorary Lecturer (Fellow) at Cardiff University - Welsh School of Architecture (WSA); and Professor of Sustainable Architecture, at the School of Architecture & Interior Design at Canadian University Dubai (CUD). He is a Chartered Architect (RIBA) and a Chartered Engineer (CIBSE) with over 16 years of experience in the field of Architecture and Sustainable Built Environment. As well as having supervised 12 successful PhD students, he has published over 180 refereed academic journal and international conference papers in related fields.

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While the energy efficiency is often the focus when retrofitting existing buildings and designing new buildings, it has been equally important to eliminate their carbon emissions as seen in schemes with zero-emission and low-impact buildings in order to tackle climate change and global warming environmental issues. However, the working and home environment is driven increasingly by energy efficiency and electronic communications whether it be the internet, smart energy metering, telephone, computer data or multimedia exchange. The wireless performance of building design is not understood and the construction industries do not consider wireless system performance in their designs or specification despite the rapid employment of metal skins and windows and facades containing metallised layers for energy conservation, both of which are a significant problem for wireless signal propagation. Hence, there is a significant need to understand the performance of buildings and construction materials for efficient energy consumption and for the efficient propagation of radio waves. The study has been undertaken within the framework of an EU funded project, namely ‘Wireless Friendly Energy Efficient Buildings’ (WiFEEB), and the paper presents the key findings resulting from the WiFEEB project and addresses how buildings and the built environment can be both energy efficient and wireless friendly. Our objectives have been to develop and verify the new concept of the wireless friendly, energy efficient building. The wireless propagation properties of building and insulation materials have been assessed and presented.

Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab

University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Title: Wireless Computing: from Mobile Computing to IoT
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Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab is a senior lecturer and former Head of Intelligent System Lab at the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). He has actively involved in many academic activities such as being invited speaker at ICRITO 2015 (India), IPIARTI 2015 (UTP), IPIARTI2014 (UNIMAP) and IPIARTI 2012 (UiTM). He hold several research grants, won several medals in research and innovation showcases and awarded several publication award and teaching awards. He has authored and co-authored 2 books in database system (2013) and this book received consolation prize by Society of Science and Mathematics Malaysia (PESAMA) in 2014 and WAP application (2009), published several both local and international book chapters (11), technical papers in conferences and peer-reviewed journals (>100) papers. He also involve in publishing articles in periodicals such as newspaper (Utusan Malaysia) and national magazine (Dewan Kosmik). He also served as guest editor for Special Issue in Wireless and Mobile Networks in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (2011) and as Deputy Editor in Chief for Int. Journal of Software Engineering and Computing since 2009 and scholarly contributed as committee for conferences, editorial team and manuscript reviewers and also invited to be session chair in conferences. Latest, he also invited to be Advisory Committee for ICACM 2016 at Pune, India, and Track Chair for IEOM 2016 in Kuala Lumpur.

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Wireless computing is getting an attention nowadays. With the rapid growing of portable and mobile devices and sensors, the concept has been around for some time now but has been mainly utilizing communication protocols that exist for voice based communication. Wireless computing, as it name suggest, it focused on the application of wireless computing applications that are running utilizing the wireless computing platform. Term wireless is not intended to replace wired data communication but instead to be utilized in areas that it would be otherwise impossible to communicate using wires. Instead of smart phone and laptop which equipped with wireless access capability, most of the special purpose device such as sensors and cameras also having the same capability to access internet and send the data. This enable the concept of ‘Internet of Things’ which communication of devices is automatically done with minimum human interaction. This talk will discuss the trends of wireless computing applications which applications from mobile computing to Internet of thing applications.

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With the recent advances in microelectronics fabrication, low-power communications, information processing and networking protocols, wireless sensing technology has experienced a revolutionary progress in the past decade. It has shifted from a pure lab-based technology to a real-world industry with a wide range of applications in habitat monitoring, agriculture, surveillance and security systems, smart health, transportation, aviation, and smart grid. However, there are a category of applications, where the conventional sensors fail to operate due to extremely harsh environmental conditions. For instance, no active battery-operated active sensor can be deployed to monitor a jet engine temperature. Passive sensor technology is the only solution for these scenarios. In this research, we focus on a special variant of passive sensors developed based on Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology. In this solution, an electromagnetic wave is radiated by an interrogator system and the passive sensors receive the signal, manipulate it and radiate back a copy of the received signal. An advanced signal processing of the backscattering signal reveals an Important set of information about the environmental conditions (such as temperature and stress), and hence these devices can be used for remote sensing. However, an important challenge in using these devices is the interference problem, since the classical TDMA, FDMA and CDMA techniques can not be used for multiple access. The second challenge is the short range of communication links. In this research, we first quantify these challenges and explore the state of the art solutions to solve these problems. Further, we propose an advanced signal processing method for interference reduction dilemma. The proposed algorithm includes two sequential phases: i) configuration detection and ii) interrogation. This algorithm enables multiple passive sensor interrogation using a central interrogator system equipped with a circular antenna array. This technology can solve several unsolved sensing problems in aviation, space exploration, under-ground and underwater sensing applications

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Dr. Al-Dubai is Reader in the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University. He leads the Networks research group. He received his PhD in computing and communications from the University of Glasgow in 2004. He has been working on the area of communication algorithms, distributed computing and next generation networks. He has been the recipient of several international academic awards and recognitions. He is a senior member of the IEEE and fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. He is a member of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committe on Transportation. He is a member of the Europe Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform

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The Vehicular Ad hoc Network (VANET) is a new technology and a key component of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) architecture that aims at promoting road safety, and providing more entertainment facilities on the road. VANET has received recently great attention from industry, academia and national government agencies. Recent research efforts have placed a strong emphasis on novel VANET design architectures and implementations. Despite many studies on VANETs, most of them focused on discriminating the nodes’ mobility environment, i.e. nodes in VANETs are vehicles moving on roads surrounded by obstacles and at higher speeds than that in many other types of MANETs. This distinctive mobility environment makes designing efficient routing protocol a very challenging task. Recently, there has been more interest in using road side units RSUs not only to provide services but also to support routing with the aim of enhancing scalability and mitigating the overhead of the additional requirement a location service places on geographic routing. Despite many studies on the infrastructure-assisted routing protocols found in the literature, this routing strategy is still in its infancy. These available solutions suffer from low readability and deficiency in dealing with both vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. In an attempt to fill in this gap, in this presentation, novel routing protocols within smart city platforms, will be introduced and discussed. These protocols integrate both features of reactive and proactive routing schemes. They maintain proactive routes towards RSUs while they reactively seek for other nearby nodes in the network

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Hamed Al-Raweshidy is Professor of Communications Engineering and has been awarded BEng and MSc from University of Technology, Baghdad in 1977 and 1980 respectively. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma from Glasgow University, Glasgow, UK in 1987. He was awarded his PhD in 1991 from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK. He has worked with The Space and Astronomy Research Centre (Iraq), PerkinElmer (USA), Carl Zeiss (Germany), British Telecom (UK), Oxford University, Manchester Met. University and Kent University. Professor Al-Raweshidy is currently the Director of The Wireless Networks and Communications Centre (WNCC) at Brunel University London, UK. WNCC is the largest centre at Brunel University London and one of the largest Communications Research Centres in the UK

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The cellular network performance is measured by its spectral and energy efficiency. Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) are usually placed according to a grid model based geometry in the Heterogeneous-Cloud Radio Access Network (H-CRAN). However the placement of their Base Band Unit Pool (BBU pool) is crucial. Evaluating the optimal position of the BBU pool in multi-RRHs multi-user (UE) OFDM resource allocation (RA) is hardly required. Aiming more practical implementation, replacing the traditional grid shaped with Poisson Point Process based RRHs is strongly preferable. The objective is to maximize the system capacity by optimizing the position of the BBU pool. Parameterized power model with evolved assumption further to the State Of The Art (SOTA) power models is required to evaluate the amount of power reduction. The effect of the optimum solution upon users’ capacity and the power consumed is therefore investigable. C-RAN has the ability to dynamically change its BBU to RRH configuration. Self Orginsing Network (SON) features work perfectly with C-RAN i-e the dynamic BBU-RRH mapping ability of C-RAN can be exploited by SON technology in order to achieve better network performance, maximised QoS and minimum power consumption. C-RAN itself is a cost efficient way for deploying dense networks, however, significant power saving can be achieved if combined with SON concepts. For example in an unbalanced Cloud Radio Access Network, a BBU might be underutilised while other BBUs in the BBU pool might have enough space to accommodate its load. An intelligent SON feature can be integrated in C-RAN to offload all the traffic from the underutilised BBU and switching it off for power saving. In addition to power saving, maximum QoS, improved network performance and increased capacity can be achieved in C-RAN through self optimisation. Proper BBU to RRH configuration is realised proactively via SON self- optimisation Features

Fatma OUTAY

Zayed University, UAE

Title: Connected Vehicle technology
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Dr. Fatma OUTAY is an Assistant Professor in the College of Technological Innovation (CIT) at Zayed University, Dubai. She is a senior researcher in Computer Science and Mobile Networks and Telecommunications. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Paris Sud 11 (France). Dr. Fatma has been An assistant Professor at the high school of Business in Tunisia from 2004 to 2007. In earlier 2006, Dr. Fatma has participated in “Smart Home for elderly people” project as an invited senior researcher at University of Florida before joining the University of Paris Sud 11 as a Lecturer/ATER in 2007. In 2010, she joined the University of Paris 12 as an Assistant Professor prior to joining Telecoms Sud Paris in 2011 as a Post Doc researcher. In 2008, She also led an international research project “CMCU: Committee Mixt of Universities Cooperation” in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of High Education and EGIDE France which is a key partner of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other institutions

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Vehicle crashes on the roads and highways cost loss of lives and damages to properties. According to several published statistics, almost a quarter of the crashes happen during severe weather conditions. In this project, we introduce the concept of cooperative driving techniques through Connected Vehicles (CV) for future driver assistance to minimize crashes. This concept intends to minimize accidents, traffic congestions, and consequently, the environmental costs of road traffic. Connected vehicles safety applications can increase situational awareness and significantly improve crash avoidance and crash mitigation systems through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) data transmission. This project will first look at the feasibility of this Connected Vehicle technology in the context of the UAE and the needed adaptations, and will then seek a technical contribution consisting of an effective implementation of a robust communication protocol between vehicles to minimize crashes

Smail TEDJINI

Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Title: Augmented UHF Tags
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Smail TEDJINI, Doctor Physics Grenoble University 1985. 1981-1986 Assistant Professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology, Senior Researcher of CNRS (Research French National Center) 1986 to 1993. He became University Full Professor 1993. Since 1996 he is Professor at esisar: Dpt. of Grenoble-inp. His main teaching topics concern Electromagnetism, RadioFrequency, Wireless Systems and Optoelectronics. He served as coordinator/member in numerous academic programs both for education and research. He was coordinator for Ph.D., Master and Bachelor programs for Grenoble University. Some programs are under international collaboration with universities from Europe, USA, Canada, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt, Maghreb. He founded the LCIS lab and served as its Director. He also served as the Director of esisar. He has more than 30 year experience in Education, Research and Management of university affairs. Now, he is project manager within ORSYS group that he leaded until 2014 and founded 15 years ago. He supervised more than 35 PhDs, has more than 300 publications and patents. He organized several conferences/workshops. Senior Member IEEE, Past-President and founder of the IEEE-CPMT French Chapter, Vice-President of IEEE Section France and elected as the Vice-Chair of URSI Commission D “Electronics & Photonics” in 2008. He was reelected as vice-chair of IEEE-Francesection and served as the Chair of URSI Commission “D” for the triennium 2011-2014. In 2015 he was elected President of URSI-France

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In this talk, we will explore some of the advances in the concepts and designs of UHF RFID tags. Some methods that allow RFID tags to acquire new capabilities, in particular sensing, will be discussed. Conventional RFID tags based on IC as well as chipless tags will be considered and examples of transforming these tags in sensors will be discussed. As example of tag sensors we will discuss the transformation of UHF RFID tag into a sensor of the permittivity of the substrate and we apply this concept for food quality monitoring by detecting the contamination of meat. Moreover using sensitive material, such as nanowires, could be used to monitor some of the environment parameters like temperature and humidity. Chipless examples using this evolution will be discussed. On the other hand, the exploitation of the nonlinearities generated by RFID chips could be considered for the design of semi-passive sensor. So an energy source is needed in this case, and one way is to collect the wasted energy generated by the nonlinear behavior of the RFID chip. So, the last part of the communication will discuss some new ideas extending the capabilities of RFID tags by exploiting their nonlinear behavior

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PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Brasilia where she also completed a Masters in the same area. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pernambuco. He works as an engineer in the design and planning of fixed telecommunications networks, mobile and long distance submarine cables. It is responsible for telecommunication network projects in several countries in South America and the United States. He was a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Brasilia and is currently a professor and researcher at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology Brasilia. Has interests in the fields and associated technologies: Internet, IP, MPLS, LTE, BGP; IS-IS; OSPF; Next Generation Optical Transport Network (OTN NG); GMPLS; Submarine cables; Software Defined Networks (SDN); Traffic Characterization; Self-similar & Multifractal Models; Erland (Poisson Models); Effective Bandwidth; Network Analisys; Computer Network; Planning; Decision-Making; Smart Network Management; Optical Burst Switching (OBS); Optical Packet Switching (OPS); modeling and buffers performance analysis

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In this recent work I have study the way that an Autonomous systems provide network control without external monitoring. This can be a problem when the traffic is asymmetric with a higher portion being inbound, as networks are generally designed for symmetrical loads. This problem occurs frequently in networks within South American countries as the inbound and outbound portions of traffic are unbalanced by a factor greater than 5:1. Furthermore, national content is usually hosted in the USA, exacerbating the problem. In this study, networks in Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela are analyzed and characterized. Decision-making techniques were proposed as a tentative external control method or, in some cases, as a proactive attempt to interfere in an internal decision [6]. The new adaptive algorithm outperformed manual human intervention, which has potential utility to assist longterm capacity planning of the interconnection between autonomous systems [7]. The capacity plan for the Network Virtualization Function is also an important field of my dissertation. Because I still working as an network architect and engineer, this theory is currently feedback by real situations. The network under the test is running in 5 countries over 22,000km submarine cable with the lowest route latency in the region. The specialist knowledge, the way network administrators take their decisions for a BGP peering, the capacity plan, the management and new services virtualization function are important for my applied research

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