Conference Program


NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Registration
Room: Registration Area Time: 08:00 – 18:00
 
Opening
Room: Auditorium Time: 09:00 – 09:30
Miroslav Mateev - Vice President for Research and Advancement, American Univesity in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Professor Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq - President and CEO, American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Abhilasha Singh - Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Keynote Speaker
Room: Auditorium Time: 09:30 – 10:15
Suzanne Trager Ortega
President of the Council of Graduate Schools (United States)
Member of AUE Board of Trustees (United Arab Emirates)
 
Coffee Break
Room: Multipurpose Room Time: 10:15 – 10:30
 

Session 1, Creative Business and Social Innovation

Room: 1 | Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Chair: Miroslav Mateev - American Univesity in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Credit Risk Assessment Using Random Forest and Support Vector Machine Based Data Analytics
Presenter: Abhijeet Guha Roy - BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Basma El-Demerdash - Cairo University (Egypt)
Authors: Abhijeet Guha Roy - BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (United Arab Emirates)
Siddhaling Urolagin - BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: A Critical Evaluation of the Effects of Social Media Advertisements Targeted to Children: A Case Study of UAE
Presenter: Tarik Emre Yildirim - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Matthew A. Gilbert - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Tarik Emre Yildirim - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Asli Milla - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Strengthening Your Social Media Marketing with Live Streaming Video
Presenter: Matthew A. Gilbert - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Tarik Emre Yildirim - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Matthew A. Gilbert - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Importance of Vision in Exceptional Career Excellence
Presenter: Tahir Masood Qureshi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Rajalakshmi Subramaniam - Anna University (India)
Authors: Tahir Masood Qureshi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Marija Ristic - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Determinants of Entry Modes Choice for MNEs: Exploring Major Challenges and Implications for Saudi Arabia
Presenter: Youngeun Park - Prince Sultan University (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Discussant: Asma Salman - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Youngeun Park - Prince Sultan University (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Alawiya Allui - Prince Sultan University (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Raneem Alselaimi - Prince Sultan University (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
 

Session 2, Smart Technologies and Innovation

Room: 2 | Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Chair: Imran Latif - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
 
Paper: Analyzing the Role of Human Computer Interaction Principles for E-Learning Solution Design
Presenter: Zahra Al Mahdi - Middle East College (Oman)
Vikas Rao Naidu - Middle East College (Oman)
Discussant: Rowena Ocier Sibayan - Gulf College (Oman)
Authors: Zahra Al Mahdi - Middle East College (Oman)
Vikas Rao Naidu - Middle East College (Oman)
Preethy Kurian - Middle East College (Oman)
 
Paper: The Onion Router (TOR): Is the Onion Network Suitable for Cloud Technologies?
Presenter: Elior Vila - University of Elbasan (Albania)
Discussant: Imran Latif - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Authors: Galia Novakova Nedeltcheva - Sofia University (Bulgaria)
Elior Vila - University of Elbasan (Albania)
Marina Marinova - Sofia University (Bulgaria)
 
Paper:
Presenter: Fayiz Asad - BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (United Arab Emirates)
Kaavya Prakash - BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Rumiana Antonova - Sofia University (Bulgaria)
Authors: Fayiz Asad - BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (United Arab Emirates)
Kaavya Prakash - BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (United Arab Emirates)
Siddhaling Urolagin - BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Progress of Open Platform for Networking Functions Virtualization and Development of the Digital Transformation
Presenter: Rumiana Antonova - Sofia University (Bulgaria)
Discussant: Muhammad Afzaal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Rumiana Antonova - Sofia University (Bulgaria)
Stela Ruseva - Sofia University (Bulgaria)
Nikola Naidenov - Sofia University (Bulgaria)
 
Paper: Cloud RAN Architecture for Smart Cities
Presenter: Imran Latif - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Discussant: Elior Vila - University of Elbasan (Albania)
Authors: Imran Latif - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Laurent Roullet - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Alberto Conte - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Lionel Natarianni - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Abdelkrim Hebbar - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Abdelkader Outtagarts - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Gopalasingham Aravinthan - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Huu Trung Thieu - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Andrea Enrici - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
 

Session 3 | Education and Social Innovation

Room: 3 | Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Chair: Jennifer Nightingale - Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (United States)
 
Paper: Learning Analytics: A Data-Centric Teaching Skill of the 21st Century Educator
Presenter: Alrence Santiago Halibas - Gulf College (Oman)
Discussant: Konrad Gunesch - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Alrence Santiago Halibas - Gulf College (Oman)
Bobby Sathyaseelan - Gulf College (Oman)
Mohamed Shahzad - Gulf College (Oman)
 
Paper: Socially Innovating International Education by Transnationalizing Global Standards of Excellence with the Identity form of Cosmopolitanism in Conceptual Framework and Empirical Application
Presenter: Konrad Gunesch - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Alrence Santiago Halibas - Gulf College (Oman)
Authors: Konrad Gunesch - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Child-Inclusive Mediation in England and Wales
Presenter: Amel Ketani - Surrey University and BPP University (United Kingdom)
Discussant: Janet Madhu - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Amel Ketani - Surrey University and BPP University (United Kingdom)
 
Paper: Integration of Applied Linguistics and Business Communication: A Pilot Study
Presenter: Janet Madhu - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Amel Ketani - Surrey University and BPP University (United Kingdom)
Authors: Janet Madhu - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)

Session 4 | Creative Industries and Social Innovation

Room: 4 | Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Chair: Arafat Alnaim  - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: The Role of Sustainable Management in the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, with Reference to Interior Design Firms in the Kingdom of Bahrain
Presenter: Hisham Adnan Al-Azzawi - Royal University for Women (Bahrain)
Discussant: Shlagha Agarwal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Hisham Adnan Al-Azzawi - Royal University for Women (Bahrain)
Amna Shubbar - Royal University for Women (Bahrain)
 
Paper: Smart Art for Smart Cities
Presenter: Heather Shipman - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Arafat Alnaim  - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Heather Shipman - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: The Impact of Creative Pedagogies on Fashion Design Education - Fashion Design Program at the American University in the Emirates as a Case Study
Presenter: Shlagha Agarwal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Hisham Adnan Al-Azzawi - Royal University for Women (Bahrain)
Authors: Shlagha Agarwal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Lunch
Room: Multipurpose Room Time: 12:30 – 13:30
 
Keynote Speaker
Room: Auditorium Time: 13:30 – 14:15
  Galal Hassan Galal-Edeen
Cairo University & UCL, University of London (United Kingdom)
Professor of Information Systems Engineering and a Certified Usability Analyst

Session 5 | Creative Business and Social Innovation

Room: 1 | Time: 14:15 - 16:00
Chair: Asma Salman - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Forecasting of the Internet Usage in the World Regions
Presenter: Ksenija Dumicic - University of Zagreb (Croatia)
Discussant: Zornitsa Nikolova -  Leanify Ltd. (Bulgaria)
Authors: Ksenija Dumicic - University of Zagreb (Croatia)
Berislav Zmuk - University of Zagreb (Croatia)
 
Paper: Enterprise Product Management in the Digital World
Presenter: Zornitsa Nikolova -  Leanify Ltd. (Bulgaria)
Discussant: Ksenija Dumicic - University of Zagreb (Croatia)
Authors: Zornitsa Nikolova -  Leanify Ltd. (Bulgaria)
Roumiana Antonova - SAP Consultant and IT Lector (Germany)
 
Paper: Measuring Ciphertext Randmoness Using DieHard Randomness Index
Presenter: Mohammed M. Alani - Al-Khawarizmi International College (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Assem Tharwat - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Mohammed M. Alani - Al-Khawarizmi International College (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Developing an Input Oriented Data Envelopment Analysis Model with Fuzzy Uncertainty in Variables
Presenter: Basma El-Demerdash - Cairo University (Egypt)
Discussant: Abhijeet Guha Roy - BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Basma El-Demerdash - Cairo University (Egypt)
Assem Tharwat - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Ihab El-Khodary - Cairo University (Egypt)<
 
Paper: An Optimization Model for Solving Stochastic Cooperative Games
Presenter: Marwa Mostafa - Cairo University (Egypt)
Discussant: Mohammed Youssef - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Marwa Mostafa - Cairo University (Egypt)
Assem Tharwat - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Ihab El-Khodary - Cairo University (Egypt)

Session 6 | Smart Technologies and Innovation

Room: 2 | Time: 14:15 - 16:00
Chair: Razi Iqbal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: The Role of e-Governance in IoT Semantic Interoperability
Presenter: Kamen Spassov - e-Governance Laboratory (Bulgaria)
Discussant: Razi Iqbal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Kamen Spassov - e-Governance Laboratory (Bulgaria)
Lyubomir Blagoev - e-Governance Laboratory (Bulgaria)
 
Paper: ERP Security, Audit and Process Improvement
Presenter: Georgi Georgiev - Sofia Univertity (Bulgaria)
Discussant: Muhammad Afzaal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Georgi Georgiev - Sofia Univertity (Bulgaria)
Christian  Nakov - Sofia Univertity (Bulgaria)
Maria Kirkova - Sofia Univertity (Bulgaria)
Rumiana Antonova  - Sofia Univertity (Bulgaria)
 
Paper: IoT Based Water Usage Monitoring System Using LabVIEW
Presenter: Arun Mozhi Devan, P. - Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College (India)
Discussant: Kamen Spassov - e-Governance Laboratory (Bulgaria)
Authors: Pooventhan, K. - Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College (India)
Mukesh Kumar, C. - Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College (India)
Midhun Kumar, R. - Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College (India)
 
Paper: Humanities Scholars Information Seeking Behavior in an ICT Environment
Presenter: Mohammad Khaled Issa Alshboul  - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Rumiana Antonova  - Sofia Univertity (Bulgaria)
Authors: Mohammad Khaled Issa Alshboul  - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Othman A Obeidat - Al-Balqa Applied University (Jordan)
N. Sundar - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: PROBSOL: A Web-Based Application to Develop Problem-Solving Skills in Introductory Programming
Presenter: Sohail Iqbal Malik - Buraimi University College (Oman)
Discussant: Anas Aloudat - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Sohail Iqbal Malik - Buraimi University College (Oman)
Roy Mathew - Buraimi University College (Oman)
Maytham Mustafa Hammond - Buraimi University College (Oman)

Session 7 | Media for Smart Cities

Room: 3 | Time: 14:15 - 16:00
Chair: Golam Mustafa - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Diplomacy in the Internet Age – Challenges and Opportunities for the UAE
Presenter: Melissa Marilyn Cyrill - Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)
Discussant: Bassant Eyada - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Melissa Marilyn Cyrill - Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)
Aftab K. Pasha - Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)
 
Paper: City as a Platform: The Case Study of Berlin and Warsaw
Presenter: Jacek Mikucki - University of Warsaw (Poland)
Discussant: Khulood Jamal Ahmed - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Jacek Mikucki - University of Warsaw (Poland)
Michal Glowacki - University of Warsaw (Poland)
 
Paper: The Impact of Smart Technology on Advertising Trends: A Case Study on Pepsi Egypt
Presenter: Bassant Eyada - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Mai El-Nawawy - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Melissa Marilyn Cyrill - Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)
Authors: Bassant Eyada - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Mai El-Nawawy - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Evaluating the Strength of Middle Eastern Monarchies and Republics
Presenter: Khulood Jamal Ahmed - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Jacek Mikucki - University of Warsaw (Poland)
Authors: Khulood Jamal Ahmed - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)

Session 8 | Governance and Legislation

Room: 4 | Time: 14:15 - 16:00
Chair: Zaman F. Kala - University of Bolton (United Kingdom)
 
Paper: State Responsibility in Combating Dangerous Climate Change: The Critical Role of Domestic and International Justice
Presenter: Mahir Al Banna - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Hanan Almawla - University of Bahrain (Bahrain)
Authors: Mahir Al Banna - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: The Way to Impartial Justice: Carving an Approach to Effective Decision Making Process in International Court of Justice: The Role of Individual Judges and Behavioural Attitudes
Presenter: Adit Sharma - National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam (India)
Rajshree Acharya - National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam (India)
Discussant: Amer Fakhoury - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Adit Sharma - National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam (India)
Rajshree Acharya - National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam (India)
 
Paper: The Legal Regulation of Ambush Marketing at Major Sporting Events
Presenter: Zaman F. Kala - University of Bolton (United Kingdom)
Discussant: Saleh Shraideh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Zaman F. Kala - University of Bolton (United Kingdom)
 
Paper: Insurance for IPRs in GCC States: A Way Forward for Businesses in the Region
Presenter: Hanan Almawla - University of Bahrain (Bahrain)
Discussant: Amer Al Keswani - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Hanan Almawla - University of Bahrain (Bahrain)
 
Coffee Break
Room: Multipurpose Room Time: 16:00 – 16:30

Session 9 | Creative Business and Social Innovation

Room: 1 | Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Chair: Tahir Masood - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Don't Dream its Uber: Impact of Disruptive Technology on the Taxi Trade in England and Wales
Presenter: Andrew Noble - CU Coventry (United Kingdom)
Discussant: Nikolina Ljepava - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Andrew Noble - CU Coventry (United Kingdom)
 
Paper: Case Study: The First Superbrand in Knowledge Economy in the UAE
Presenter: Nikola Perovic - Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Abdullah Al-Haddad (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Nikola Perovic - Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Social Identification, Brand Image and Customer Satisfaction as Determinants of Brand Love
Presenter: Abdullah Al-Haddad (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Nikola Perovic - Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Abdullah Al-Haddad (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Impact of Corporate E-learning Systems in Enhancing the Team Performance in Virtual Software Teams
Presenter: Rajalakshmi Subramaniam - Anna University (India)
Discussant: Asli Milla - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Rajalakshmi Subramaniam - Anna University (India)
Senthilkumar Nakkeeran - Anna University (India)

Session 10 | Smart Technologies and Innovation

Room: 2 | Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Chair: Dhouha Kbaier Ben Ismail - University of Bedfordshire (United Kingdom)
 
Paper: Indoor Positioning with Benefits
Presenter: Zoltan Horvath - University of Pecs (Hungary)
Discussant: Ons Shamaileh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Zoltan Horvath - University of Pecs (Hungary)
Donludee Jaisut - Kasetsart University (Thailand)
Kitti Sugar - University of Pecs (Hungary)
 
Paper: Optimizing Turbo Codes for Secret Key Generation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Presenter: Dhouha Kbaier Ben Ismail - University of Bedfordshire (United Kingdom)
Discussant: Abedallah Abualkishik - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Dhouha Kbaier Ben Ismail - University of Bedfordshire (United Kingdom)
Petros Karadimas - University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Gregory Epiphaniou - University of Bedfordshire (United Kingdom)
Haider Al-Khateeb - University of Bedfordshire (United Kingdom)
 
Paper: Smart Adaptable Road Navigation System
Presenter: Anthony Ijeh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Dhouha Kbaier Ben Ismail - University of Bedfordshire (United Kingdom)
Authors: Anthony Ijeh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Ahmed AL-Masri - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Manal Nasir - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Ahmed Bin Touq - United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)
Daniel Onah - University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
 
Paper: The Value of Intelligent Cybersecurity Strategies For Dubai Smart City
Presenter: Khulood Ali AlZaabi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Paul Mears - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Khulood Ali AlZaabi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Beach Safety in Smart Cities: The Case of Dubai
Presenter: Manal Nasir - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Khulood Ali AlZaabi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Manal Nasir - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Ahmed Bin Touq - United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)
Anthony Ijeh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Ahmed AL-Masri - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)

Session 11 | Education and Social Innovation

Room: 3 | Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Chair: Suzanne Trager Ortega, President of the Council of Graduate Schools (United States)
 
Paper: Online Summative Assessment and its Impact on Academic Performance, Students’ Perception and Reducing Anxiety: University of Sharjah Case Study
Presenter: Hussein M Elmehdi - University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Reshmy Krishnan - Muscat College (Oman)
Authors: Hussein M Elmehdi - University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Al-Mehdi Ibrahim - University of Manitoba (Canada)
 
Paper: Evidence-Based Tobacco Control Interventions and Mobile Apps Based on Federally Funded Research Projects
Presenter: Alexander Prokhorov - MD Anderson Cancer Center (United States)
Discussant: Jennifer Nightingale - Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (United States)
Authors: Alexander Prokhorov - MD Anderson Cancer Center (United States)
Salma Marani - MD Anderson Cancer Center (United States)
Mario Luca - MD Anderson Cancer Center (United States)
 
Paper: Using a Simulation Game to Teach the Concept of ERP
Presenter: Jennifer Nightingale - Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (United States)
Discussant: Alexander Prokhorov - MD Anderson Cancer Center (United States)
Authors: Jennifer Nightingale - Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (United States)
 
Paper: Achieving Cognitive Skills in Multimedia through Revised Bloom Taxonomy
Presenter: Reshmy Krishnan - Muscat College (Oman)
Discussant: Hussein M Elmehdi - University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Reshmy Krishnan - Muscat College (Oman)

Session 12 | Smart Technologies and Innovation

Room: 4 | Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Chair: Talal Ashraf Butt - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: A Review Study on the Accuracy of Conversion between IFPUG FPA and COSMIC Function Points
Presenter: Abedallah Abualkishik - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: José Neves - Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Authors: Abedallah Abualkishik - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Multi-Channel Buffer Enabled Technique for Video Streaming in IEEE 802.15.4
Presenter: Razi Iqbal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Luae' Al-Tarawneh - Royal Scientific Society (Jordan)
Authors: Razi Iqbal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: A Gulf College Case Study: Technology Enhanced Students’ Learning Geared with Mobile Devices
Presenter: Rowena Ocier Sibayan - Gulf College (Oman)
Discussant: Hussein M Elmehdi - University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Rowena Ocier Sibayan - Gulf College (Oman)
Alrence Halibas - Gulf College (Oman)
Kenneth O. Sibayan - Trend Micro (Philippines)
Paper: Big Data Security and Privacy Concerns: A Review
Presenter: Akbar Khanan - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Discussant: Talal Ashraf Butt - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Akbar Khanan - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Salwani Abdullah - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Abdul Hakim H. M. Mohamed - A'Sharqiyah University (Oman)
Amjad Mehmood - Kohat University of Science and Technology (Pakistan)
Khairul Akram Zainol Ariffin - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
 
Paper: Medical Grade QoS Improvement Using IEEE802.11e WLAN Protocol
Presenter: Luae' Al-Tarawneh - Royal Scientific Society (Jordan)
Discussant: Razi Iqbal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Luae' Al-Tarawneh - Royal Scientific Society (Jordan)
 
Gala Dinner
Location: Anise Restaurant, Dubai Festival City Time: 19:00 – 22:00

NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Registration
Room: Registration Area Time: 08:00 – 09:00
 
Keynote Speaker 
Room: Auditorium Time: 09:00 – 9:45
Ali Emrouznejad
Aston University (United Kingdom)
Professor and Chair in Business Analytics
Coffee Break 
Room: Multipurpose Room Time: 09:45 – 10:15

Session 13 | Creative Business and Social Innovation

Room: 1 | Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Chair: Mohammed Youssef - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Risk Exposure, Liquidity and Bank Performance: New Evidence from the Recent Financial Crisis of 2007-2008
Presenter: Miroslav Mateev - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Mosab I. Tabash - Al Ain University of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Miroslav Mateev - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Petko Bachvarov - University of Bath (United Kigndom)
 
Paper: Banking Sector Performance and Economic Growth: An Empirical Evidence of UAE Islamic Banks
Presenter: Mosab I. Tabash - Al Ain University of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Miroslav Mateev - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Mosab I. Tabash - Al Ain University of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Modern Versus Traditional Assets Allocation Models on Imperfect Markets: Which One is More Convenient for Investors?
Presenter: Jelena Janjusevic - Heriot Watt University (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Murat Akbalik - Marmara University (Turkey)
Authors: Jelena Janjusevic - Heriot Watt University (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Poverty and the Resource Curse: Evidence from a Global Panel of Countries
Presenter: Nicholas Apergis - University of Piraeus (Greece)
Discussant: Mohammed Youssef - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Nicholas Apergis - University of Piraeus (Greece)
Marina-Selini Katsaiti - United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: An Estimation for Bitcoin Price Volatility
Presenter: Murat Akbalik - Marmara University (Turkey)
Discussant: Jelena Janjusevic - Heriot Watt University (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Murat Akbalik - Marmara University (Turkey)
Melis Zeren - Marmara University (Turkey)
Omer Sarıgul - Marmara University (Turkey)

Session 14 | Smart Technologies and Innovation

Room: 2 | Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Chair: Adel Khelifi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: The Role of the RTA in the Transformation of Dubai Into a Smart City
Presenter: Hatem Ahmed Adela - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Salaheddin Abosedra - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Hatem Ahmed Adela - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: A MRI Based View of Brain Tumor Outcome Prediction
Presenter: José Neves - Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Discussant: Radim Dolák - Silesian University in Opava (Czech Republic)
Authors: José Neves - Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Cristiana Neto - Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Ines Dias - Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Maria Santos - Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Victor Alves - Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Filipa Ferraz - Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Joao Neves - Mediclinic Arabian Ranches (United Arab Emirates)
Henrique Vicente - University of Évora (Portugal)
 
Paper: Exploring the Challenges of Open Source Software and its Economic Impact on the Cybersecurity Market
Presenter: Adel Khelifi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Talal Ashraf Butt - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Adel Khelifi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Ismail Alsharif - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Security and Privacy in Smart Cities: Issues and Current Solutions
Presenter: Talal Ashraf Butt - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Adel Khelifi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Talal Ashraf Butt - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Muhammad Afzaal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Process Mining of Event Logs from Horde Helpdesk
Presenter: Radim Dolák - Silesian University in Opava (Czech Republic)
Discussant: José Neves - Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Authors: Radim Dolák - Silesian University in Opava (Czech Republic)
Josef Botlik - Silesian University in Opava (Czech Republic)
 

Session 15 | Governance and Legislation

Room: 3 | Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Chair: Amer Fakhoury - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: تنفيذ أحكام التحكيم الاجنبية في الامارات العربية المتحدة وفقاً لاتفاقية نيويورك لعام 1958 -دراسة قانونية
Presenter: Naser Alsherman - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Amer Al Keswani - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Naser Alsherman - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: القرار الأمنى فى مواجهة الأزمة الأمنية (مفهومه ــ أساليب ومراحل اتخاذه)
Presenter: Wael Algendy - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Amer Fakhoury - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Wael Algendy - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: قواعد اصدار احكام التحكيم في القانون الاماراتي (دراسة مقارنة )
Presenter: Khalid Al Shoha - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Abed AL Faid - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Khalid Al Shoha - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: الشكلية في عقد البيع العقاري في قانون المعاملات المدنية الاماراتي - دراسة مقارنة
Presenter: Majid Al Kasassbeh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Jamal Alassaf - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Majid Al Kasassbeh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: اشكالية تحكيم منازعات الملكية الفكرية في دولة الامارات العربية المتحدة
Presenter: Amer Al Keswani - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Tarek Mohamed - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Amer Al Keswani - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)

Session 16 | Education and Social Innovation

Room: 4 | Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Chair: Wasim Ahmad - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: مسوّغات استخدام التقنيات في تعلّم اللغة العربية
Presenter: Thaer Oudeh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Mohammad Jalal Al. Shaikhly - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Thaer Oudeh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper:  أهمية المنهج العلمي للبيروني في البحث التاريخي
Presenter: Mohammad Jalal Al. Shaikhly - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Thaer Oudeh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Mohammad Jalal Al. Shaikhly - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: التشريعات الرياضية بين الواقع والمأمول
Presenter: Ali Jafar Mohammed Samaka - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Tariq Morchid - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Ali Jafar Mohammed Samaka - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Lunch
Room: Multipurpose Room Time: 12:15 – 13:30

Session 17 | Creative Business and Social Innovation

Room: 1 | Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Chair: Assem Tharwat - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: A Proxy Approach to Dealing with the Infeasibility Problem in Super-Efficiency Data Envelopment Analysis: Evidence from the European Union Banking Sector
Presenter: Panagiotis Zervopoulos - University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Sviatlana Hlebik - Banking Group Credit Agricole Italia (Italy)
Authors: Panagiotis Zervopoulos - University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Gang Cheng - Peking University (China)
 
Paper: Confidence, Overconfidence and Banking Behavior
Presenter: Sviatlana Hlebik - Banking Group Credit Agricole Italia (Italy)
Discussant: Panagiotis Zervopoulos - University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Sviatlana Hlebik - Banking Group Credit Agricole Italia (Italy)
Damiano B. Silipo - Università della Calabria (Italy)
Giovanni Verga - Università di Parma (Italy)
 
Paper: Analysis of the Challenges and Obstacles for Implementing Accreditation Standards in Business Schools: A Case Study
Presenter: Assem Tharwat - American University in the Emirates  (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Mounir Kehal  - American University in the Emirates  (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Doaa Nada - Future Academy (Egypt)
Assem Tharwat - American University in the Emirates  (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Impact of FDI on GDP and Unemployment in Macedonia Comparing to Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Presenter: Agim Mamuti - American University in the Emirates  (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Asma Salman - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Agim Mamuti - American University in the Emirates  (United Arab Emirates)

Session 18 | Creative Business and Social Innovation

Room: 2 | Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Chair: Dalila Boughaci - University of Science and Technology (Algeria)
 
Paper: Digital Currencies and the Power Shift in the Economy
Presenter: Asma Salman - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Salaheddin Abosedra - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Asma Salman - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: A Cooperative Classification System for Credit Scoring
Presenter: Dalila Boughaci - University of Science and Technology (Algeria)
Discussant: Akram Haddad - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Dalila Boughaci - University of Science and Technology (Algeria)
Abdullah A.K. Alkhawaldeh - The Hashemite University (Jordan)
 
Paper: The Perceived Trustworthiness of Electronic Word of Mouth (eWOM) in Influencing Purchase Attitudes of Dietary Supplements Amongst Female Adolescents in Saudi Arabia
Presenter: Hebah Jamal - Middlesex University London (United Kigndom)
Discussant: Anand Agrawal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Hebah Jamal - Middlesex University London (United Kigndom)

Session 19 | Smart Technologies and Innovation

Room: 3 | Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Chair: Nida Khan - University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
 
Paper: Smart Technologies for Future Cities: Citizen-Centric Approach to Governance Through Technology
Presenter: Ayman Obeidat - Roads and Transport Authority (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Nida Khan - University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Authors: Ayman Obeidat - Roads and Transport Authority (United Arab Emirates)
Mohammed Youssef - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Nikolina Ljepava - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Memristor-Based Tunable Analog Filter for Physiological Signal Acquisition for Electrooculography
Presenter: Juhi Faridi - Aligarh Muslim University (India)
Discussant: Ahmed AL-Masri - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Juhi Faridi - Aligarh Muslim University (India)
Mohd. Samar Ansari  - Aligarh Muslim University (India)
 
Paper: Urban Development Trends and Challenges: The Case of Dubai
Presenter: Ahmed Bin Touq - United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Manal Nasir - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Ahmed Bin Touq - United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)
Anthony Ijeh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Feasibility Analysis of Blockchain for Donation-Based Crowdfunding of Ethical Projects
Presenter: Nida Khan - University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Rachid Ouaich - ConexCap (Luxembourg)
Discussant: Ayman Obeidat - Roads and Transport Authority (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Nida Khan - University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Rachid Ouaich - ConexCap (Luxembourg)
 
Paper: Smart City Framework Development: Challenges and Solutions
Presenter: Ahmed AL-Masri - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Rachid Ouaich - ConexCap (Luxembourg)
Authors: Ahmed AL-Masri - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Anthony Ijeh - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Manal Nasir - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)

Session 20 | Media for Smart Cities

Room: 4 | Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Chair: Naheda Makhadmeh - Yarmouk University (Jordan)
 
Paper: China-GCC Relations: Prospects and Challenges
Presenter: Golam Mostafa - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Maryam Mohammed Alzaabi  - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Golam Mostafa - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Foreign Policy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE): Continuity and Changes
Presenter: Maryam Mohammed Alzaabi  - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Golam Mostafa - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Maryam Mohammed Alzaabi  - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Frames, Modalities, Topics and Sources: A Comparative Content Analysis of Natural Disaster, Terrorist Attack and Civil Unrest Crises by Egyptian Journalist Bloggers and Citizen Bloggers
Presenter: Naheda Makhadmeh - Yarmouk University (Jordan)
Discussant: Asad Khalid - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Naheda Makhadmeh - Yarmouk University (Jordan)
Geri  Zeldes - Michigan State University (United States)
 
Paper: A Case Study of Pakistani News Channels: Media Education and Training Journalists
Presenter: Asad Khalid - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Naheda Makhadmeh - Yarmouk University (Jordan)
Authors: Asad Khalid - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Coffee Break 
Room: Multipurpose Room Time: 15:30 – 16:00

Session 21 | Creative Business and Social Innovation

Room: 1 | Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Chair: Nikolina Ljepava - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Identifying and Ranking the Effective Drivers of Organizational Agility Utilizing Topsis and Taxonomy
Presenter: Donya Nader - MehrAstan University (Iran)
Abbas Mahmoudabadi - MehrAstan University (Iran)
Discussant: Tahir Masood Qureshi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Donya Nader - MehrAstan University (Iran)
Abbas Mahmoudabadi - MehrAstan University (Iran)
 
Paper: Evaluating Readiness of Youth to Start Business: A Study in Oman
Presenter: Bilal Pandow - MEC (India)
Discussant: Mohammad Khaled Issa Al-Shboul - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Bilal Pandow - MEC (India)
Ali Salem Omar - Middle East College (Canada)
 
Paper: Social Media and Disaster Management in India: Scope and Limitations
Presenter: Dhanashree Giri - Amity University, NOIDA (India)
Aman Vats - Amity University, NOIDA (India)
Discussant: Tarik Emre Yildirim - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Dhanashree Giri - Amity University, NOIDA (India)
Aman Vats - Amity University, NOIDA (India)
 
Paper: Smart City Services and the Quality of Life
Presenter: Marija Runic Ristic - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Nikolina Ljepava - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Anand Agrawal - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Marija Runic Ristic - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Nikolina Ljepava - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Aleksandar Aleksic - University of Kragujevac (Serbia)

Session 22 | Media for Smart Cities

Room: 2 | Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Chair: Nabeel Jurdi - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Hybrid Alliances: Business Security Continuity & Future Foresight in a World of Challenges and Opportunities
Presenter: Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant:  Dusko Tomic - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Downfall of The Abu Sayyaf
Presenter: Paul Mears - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Paul Mears - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
 
Paper: Industry Security in the UAE
Presenter: William Gueraiche  - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: William Gueraiche  - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)

Session 23 | Education and Social Innovation

Room: 3 | Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Session: 23 Education and Social Innovation
Room: 3 Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Chair: Mais Imad Al-Deen Al-Nasa'H - The University of Jordan (Jordan)
 
Paper: Automatic Detection of Students Learning Style in Learning Management System
Presenter: T.Sheeba Justin - Muscat College (Oman)
Discussant: N. Sundar - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: T.Sheeba Justin - Muscat College (Oman)
Reshmy Krishnan - Muscat College (Oman)
 
Paper: Public Library Services to Children in the United Arab Emirates: A Study
Presenter: N. Sundar - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Discussant: T.Sheeba Justin - Muscat College (Oman)
Authors: N. Sundar - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
N. Radhakrishnan - Periyar University (India)
 
Paper: Death and Factors of Adjustment Among Bereaved Parents
Presenter: Mais Imad Al-Deen Al-Nasa'H - The University of Jordan (Jordan)
Discussant: N. Sundar - American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Authors: Mais Imad Al-Deen Al-Nasa'H - The University of Jordan (Jordan)
Kimberly Asner-Self - Southern Illinois University (United States)
 
Best Paper Award
Location: Auditorium Time: 17:30 – 18:00
 
Data Envelopment Analysis Workshop
Location: Auditorium Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Presenter:
Ali Emrouznejad
Aston University (United Kingdom)
Professor and Chair in Business Analytics

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