Seventh International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization

April 4th-6th 2017

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


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We would like to invite you to submit your original research paper to the 7th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO’17) to be held from April 4–6, 2017 at the American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. ICMSAO’17 provides a venue for engineers and scientists from all over the world to share their latest research results in the areas of modeling, simulation and optimization. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST/11). Prospective authors are invited to submit original work related to, but not limited to, the following topics. A student poster competition is also organized during the conference. The conference is technically sponsored by IEEE and IEEE UAE Section.

For more information about the conference, please visit our website:

Artificial Intelligence Industrial Engineering/Engineering Systems Management
Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering Statistics and Probability
Civil Engineering Mathematical Modeling and Simulations
Electrical Engineering Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics

A student poster competition is also organized during the conference. The conference is technically sponsored by IEEE and IEEE UAE Section.

For more information about the conference, please visit our website:

Important Dates

Full paper submission: December 03, 2016
Student posters submission: December 03, 2016
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2017
Camera ready manuscripts: February 15, 2017


Conference Co-Chairs

Mohamed El-Tarhuni, UAE

Hana Sulieman, UAE

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Assim Sagahyroon, UAE

Taher Abualrub, UAE

Track Chairs


Artificial Intelligence

Mohammad Jaradat, UAE

Ashraf Saleem, Oman


Biomedical Engineering

Hasan Al-Nashash, UAE

Awad Al-Zaben, Jordan
Chemical Engineering

Paul Nancarrow, UAE

Denis Ring, Ireland


Computer Engineering

Raafat Aburukba, UAE
Weiming Shen, Canada


Civil Engineering

Rami Haweeleh, UAE
Murat Tanarslan, Turkey


Electrical Engineering

Hasan Mir, UAE

Kainam Wong, Hong Kong


 Engineering Systems ManagementMalik Ndiaye, UAE
Said Salhi, United Kingdom 

Mechanical Engineering

Maen Alkhader, UAE

T. Venkatesh, USA


Applied Mathematics

Marwan Abu Khaled, UAE



Statistics and Probability

Shou-Hsing Shih, UAE

Alberto Gandolfi, UAE


Mathematical Modeling and Simulations

Youssef Belhamadia, UAE

Peter Minev, Canada


Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics

Taher Abualrub, UAE

Irfan Siap, Turkey


Publicity ChairsJamal Abdalla, UAEHussain Al-Ahmad, UAE

Kutsi Erduran, Turkey


Publication ChairMahmoud Ibrahim, American University of Sharjah, UAE 
Local ArrangementsNasser Qaddoumi, UAE  Web and ITAniss Zakaria, UAEFarouk Achoui, UAE


Conference SecretarySalwa Mohamed, UAE   
ICMSAO Steering Committee

Jamal Abdalla (UAE), Mahmoud Anabtawi (UAE), Mohamed El-Tarhuni (UAE), Ismail Kucuk (Turkey), Hana Sulieman (UAE)

Call For Papers

Over the past decade, ICMSAO conferences have been held in the U.A.E, Malaysia, Tunisia and Turkey. ICMSAO’17
will be held in the U.A.E to provide a venue for engineers and scientists from all over the world to share their latest research results in the areas of modeling, simulation and optimization. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST/11). The conference is technically sponsored by IEEE and IEEE U.A.E Section. Prospective authors are invited to submit original work related to, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering/Engineering Systems Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematical Modeling and Simulations
  • Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics


  1. At least one author must register with the conference by March 1, 2017.
  2. For authors presenting multiple papers, one FULL registration is valid for up to two papers. Authors with more than two papers need to register for each extra paper separately on EDAS at a fee of $200 per extra paper.
  3. To register for the conference, please go to EDAS, click on the “My Papers” button. Click on the link labeled “Registration” and follow the instructions. Note that to get the IEEE or SIAM membership discount you need to updated your profile on EDAS and provide your membership number.
  4.  Payments are accepted using credit cards, PayPal or wire transfer (through EDAS). Note that wire transfer charges need to be covered by the author.

Registration fees covers access to all conference activities (excluding tutorials), coffee breaks and banquet dinner.

Author Registration Fees

Registration Type Early Registration
(by February 8, 2017)
Late Registration
(after February 8, 2017)
IEEEor SIAM Member $400 $500
Non-Member $500 $600

Authors are encouraged to take advantage of the early registration rates and complete their paper registrations by February 8, 2017. However, registration will be open for authors until March 1, 2017. At least one author must register at the regular rate even if the paper is presented by a student. Registration fees cover up two papers; authors with three or more accepted papers will be required to pay $200 for registering each additional paper. The registration fees covers access to both ICMSAO and ICCST sessions, Gala Dinner, conference bag and proceedings.

Non-Author Registration Fees

Non-author registration will be open until and throughout the conference duration.

IEEEor SIAM Member $400
Non-Member $500

Student Registration Fees:

Students are offered a reduced registration rate but they need to show a proof of enrollment as a student.

Student - IEEE Member $200
Student - Non-IEEE Member $250

Keynote Speakers

Keynote 1

Tuesday, April 4, 2017                   10:15–11:05                         Hall A – Main Building

Towards Social Computers


Professor Eric Postma

Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS)

's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Fuelled by the sheer volumes of data and computing power, the rapidly progressing developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning led to recognition algorithms with unprecedented performances. Current image recognition performances are nearing a level approaching that of human performance. On some specialized domains, computers even outperform humans in image recognition abilities. The impressive developments enable a next step in the integration of computers and computing devices in our everyday world. In order to achieve a seamless integration of computers in our daily life, computers should be able to communicate in a human-like manner. The long-standing challenge to achieve human-level verbal communication, i.e., speech recognition and speech production, obscured the importance of its non-verbal counterpart. Non-verbal communication is crucial to the social interactions between humans. Examples of nonverbal expressions are vocal expression, such as vocal pitch or intensity, and facial expressions such as smiling or frowning. Nonverbal expressions provide indispensable contextual cues to social interactions. Our research focusses on the understanding, modelling and simulation of the interactive nonverbal dynamics of communicating humans, with the aim to develop computers, robots or intelligent agents with social capabilities. We formalize the nonverbal interactions between human-human or human-computer dyads in terms of dynamical systems theory. In this formalization, dyadic nonverbal communication gives rise to an attractor manifold representing the complex expression dynamics of both interlocutors. This allows us to study and simulate the causal interactions between communicating faces and voices by means of the powerful tools offered by dynamical systems theory. The result is a characterization of the dynamical building blocks of nonverbal communication. In the presentation, the results obtained will be demonstrated and their contribution to the development of social computers will be explained by means of illustrative examples.

About the Presenter

Eric Postma is a professor in Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University, The Netherlands and at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. His main research interests are in computational models of vision and in the analysis of vocal and facial social signals. In addition, he works on a wide variety of data science problems involving signal and image processing. His seminal work on the automatic recognition of paintings (“artist attribution”) initiated in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum in The Netherlands gave rise to an international joint effort to develop digital methods to the analysis of art works. His work has been often covered in the international media. Professor Postma has published papers in international scientific journals ranging from cognitive science to artificial intelligence. He was Editor-in-Chief of special issues of the journals Pattern Recognition Letters and Signal Processing. In most of his work, the combination of (mainly visual) sensing and machine learning plays an important role. He supervised over 20 PhD students on topics such as intelligent agents, image recognition, painting analysis, social signal processing, manifold learning and deep learning. Professor Postma is a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, leads the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence group at Tilburg University, and is a member of the scientific core group of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science in ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

Keynote 2

Tuesday, April 4, 2017                   11:20–12:10                         Hall A – Main Building

A Perspective on Contemporary Composite Materials


Dr. Peter W.R. Beaumont
BSc (Hons) B Surrey (Honorary) MA (Cantab) DPhil DSc


It is fitting on the occasion of half a century of carbon fiber to place on record the development of structural fiber composites from the emergence of the science of composites and the evolution of a number of neighboring disciplines. In the blink of an eye, we have in the contemporary composite material discovered a clearly defined and distinct discipline, which in practice doubles up as a multi-discipline with a substantial number of independent branches, each one with its multifarious journals and textbooks.

On 15th June 1960, 5 years before the discovery of the modern carbon fiber, a fashionable professor at Cambridge, Alan Cottrell gave an invited lecture at The Royal Society in London. Professor Cottrell enunciated as follows: "...the practical approach is to admit the existence of cracks and notches and to try to render them innocuous. If there is a transverse notch cutting across a parallel array of fibers in a rod of some material like adhesive, the forces from the cut fibers can be transmitted to the intact fibers close to the notch tip only by passing as shearing forces through layers of the adhesive."

Basically what this means is that we require in the design of a damage-tolerant composite material the presence of a microscopically weak structure built into a macroscopically strong solid that ensures any crack present becomes benign. In essence, Professor Cottrell had proposed a very striking phenomenon, the possibility of ductility in a non-ductile material system in which a crack is unable to extend if faced with an interface which yields easily in shear.

In 50 years writers on the subject have collectively produced an impressionistic map of the science and mechanics of composite materials, seen as a pointillistic portrait of the discipline of composites, to be viewed from a slight distance. Over 5 decades of research we observe the materials scientist and engineer working at several levels of organization, each of which is underpinned by the next level. What emerges is the evolution of a number of neighboring disciplines; in mechanical design and processing: in experimentation and analysis; in mathematical and continuum modelling; in constitutive and physical modelling (or micro-mechanics or damage mechanics); and in computational mechanics and virtual simulation aided by computer power. Fine-scale phenomena become embedded in calculations representing larger-scale behavior, arriving at intelligent mechanical design based upon the application of the principles of integrated multi-scale mechanics and hierarchical models and analyses. The important consequence is that the design problem has a better definition.

Thus, the composite of low density and near-net-shape fabricability, as well as manufacturing robustness is provided with remarkable damage tolerance. We arrive at the ideal definition of an engineering composite resembling the strong solid as postulated by Cottrell 50 years ago.

About the Presenter

Dr. Peter W.R. Beaumont obtained the DPhil degree and the Doctor of Science degree at the University of Sussex, England. He is Emeritus Reader in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. Previously, he was assistant professor in the School of Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles, USA.

His research on the fracture and fatigue of engineering materials including advanced structural composite materials, duplex polymeric systems and engineering ceramics has resulted in 200 scientific publications in scientific journals and international conference proceedings, encyclopedia, research treatise, engineering design books and material design guides. He is the author of the textbook Failure Analysis of Composites and co-editor of several books on composite materials. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Applied Composite Materials and is on editorial boards of journals in the field.

Throughout his research, the objective is to make interdisciplinary links between engineering principles and other applied sciences to material behavior, including materials in the reconstruction of the ailing human frame. Some of this work has led to a new formulation of the principles of damage mechanics of composite materials.

Keynote 3

Wednesday, April 5, 2017                        9:00–9:45                  Hall A – Main Building

Lightweight Composite Structures for Energy-Absorbing Applications


Dr. Wesley Cantwell

Associate Dean for Research

Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

This talk will discuss the energy-absorbing capability of high-performance composites based on, for example, glass and carbon fiber reinforced epoxy resins. Composites are often considered as offering relatively poor properties under dynamic loading, particularly under localized transverse impact loading. Here, the impact response of composite structures will initially be discussed briefly, where the different failure mechanisms that occur during dynamic loading of fiber-reinforced composite structures will be elucidated. The influence of key materials and test parameters, such as material properties, specimen geometry and strain-rate will be discussed briefly. The possibility of developing impact-resistant sandwich structures based on graded core designs will also be considered.

The talk will then continue with a discussion of how the aforementioned failure mechanisms contribute to the outstanding energy-absorbing characteristics of correctly-designed composite structures. Attention will focus on how correctly-designed composite tubes can be employed to absorb energy under extreme loading conditions, such as that associated with low velocity impact loading. The influence of composite tube geometry, in particular, will be assessed focusing on how the use of very small diameter composite tubes (low diameter to thickness ratio) can be used to develop a new range of energy-absorbing cores with very high values of energy-absorption for use in dynamic loading events. One example of such a structure is a composite tube reinforced foam core material, where specific energy absorption values can be as high as 100 kJ/kg. An examination of the composites after testing indicates that they are reduced to fine powder, indicating that significant energy has been dissipated in the process of failure. The energy-absorbing response of these structures will be compared with previously-published data on core system, such as aluminum honeycombs and plain polymer foams.

Finally, the talk will conclude with a discussion regarding how such materials can be used to enhance the blast resistance of lightweight structures. Recent data from blast tests on a range of reinforced designs will be presented and the great potential offered by these new designs will be highlighted.

About the Presenter

Dr. Wesley Cantwell is the Director of the Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC) and the Associate Dean for Research at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. Prior to arriving in the UAE, he worked for 18 years at the University of Liverpool, UK, where he directed a research group on composite materials. Following his academic studies, he spent nine years at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, working on a range of topics including lightweight materials for the power generation industry. He has been a visiting academic at Virginia Tech in the USA and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Dr. Cantwell obtained his bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Southampton, UK, and his master's and PhD degrees in the same subject from Imperial College, London. His research interests include the impact and blast response of composite materials, lightweight structures for energy absorption, lattice structures, hybrid metal-composite structures, composites manufacturing as well as 3D metal printing.

Keynote 4

Wednesday, April 5, 2017                        10:00–10:45             Hall A – Main Building

Modeling, Simulation and Optimization Techniques for Hyperloop One Terrestrial Transportation Technology


TJ Ronacher

Director of Hyperstructures

Hyperloop One, Los Angeles, USA


Hyperloop One, a company based in Los Angeles, California, is leading the effort to commercialize the future of transport for moving passengers and/or cargo at airline speeds at a fraction of the cost of air travel. Hyperloop One is designing, testing and building this new mode of transportation. The architecture is structured around a custom linear electric motor that accelerates and decelerates an electromagnetically levitated pod through a low-pressure tube. The vehicles will glide silently for miles at speeds of up to 300 m/s with no turbulence. The system is designed to be entirely autonomous, on-demand, energy efficient, quiet and safe—built on columns or tunneled underground, which eliminates the dangers of at-grade crossings and requires smaller rights of way than high-speed rail or a highway.

The engineering design challenges span a wide-range of disciplines, comprising the following: geotechnical, civil-structural, dynamics, mechanical, vehicle/aerospace, aerodynamics, vacuum and pressure management systems, high voltage power systems and power electronics, energy systems and electromagnetism. Intelligently combining and fully integrating these diverse systems requires multidisciplinary optimization for defining the product system architecture as well as for route planning.

Multiple analysis software are used across engineering disciplines and several different analysis types are critically applied, leveraged and relied on by the engineering development team. These include static structural, modal, harmonic, transient, rigid body dynamics, optimization, thermal, buckling, rotor dynamics, electro-magnetic, CFD aerodynamics.

This talk will cover an introduction to Hyperloop One technology, followed by highlighting the modeling, simulation and optimization techniques that are being used in the engineering development processes.

About the Presenter

TJ Ronacher is the Director of Hyperstructures at Hyperloop One, leveraging his experience and proven success in complex structural and thermal analysis, design and engineering development to build the world's next breakthrough in transportation.

Formerly, as Senior Mechanical Engineer at Virgin Galactic, Ronacher was responsible for the thermal design of the LauncherOne vehicle currently under development.

Previously, Ronacher was the Principal Design Engineer and Engineering Manager at Seal Science, where he led all product design and development. He introduced new analytical techniques that allowed Seal Science to capture new customers by enhancing their predictive capabilities. He created a test lab to provide empirical verification for the nonlinear, hyper-elastic models he developed.

Ronacher began his career at SpaceX where he was the lead analyst on many untestable, flight critical components. He was solely responsible for the design of the Dragon spacecraft thermal protection system, which routinely sees more than 3000 °F upon return from the International Space Station. His analytical expertise allowed the nozzle extension of the Merlin Vacuum Engine to be deemed flight safe without ground test. He led an extensive research program for high temperature composites by developing manufacturing, analytical and test procedures for dealing with this new high strength, light-weight material.

Ronacher earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and a BSME from UC Berkeley.

Industry Session

  1. Rapid Simulation Capabilities for Aerospace and Defense

Wednesday, April 5, 2017                        13:30–14:05             Hall B – Main Building


Diogo Rodrigues

Analytical Graphics Inc.

Complex, autonomous and inter-dependent systems have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. As levels of complexity, autonomy and inter-dependency increase so does the need to augment the traditional Research, Design, Testing and Evaluation (RDTE) process with state-of-the-art collaborative engineering processes and technologies. By no means is this a straightforward process, but it can be done effectively and systematic through the use of rapid simulation tools aimed to validate architectures and subsystems working together and likely operational scenarios. Rapid simulation will allow for insightful understanding of each potential solution, adequate mapping of the failure modes and potential courses-of-action. These technologies can also help find optimum solutions in complex trade spaces in a short amount of time since they can be put to work uninterruptedly. This presentation aims to cover the benefits of such capabilities applied to aerospace and defense systems and highlight how they can be used across the entire program lifecycle.

About the Presenter

Diogo Rodrigues is General Manager, LASS TECH Consulting. After working eight years for AGI managing the European, South American and Middle Eastern Markets, Rodrigues founded LASS TECH Consulting, which aims to provide technical and commercial consultancy services for innovative companies seeking to establish a solid presence in the Middle East. LASS TECH Consulting is also the Master Representative for AGI in the Middle East. Besides bringing diverse experience in the aerospace and defense market, Rodrigues has also introduced COTS technology to several new customers, explored new use cases and helped organizations fully leverage from the benefits of using COTS technology. Prior to AGI, Rodrigues conducted space mission analysis work for the European Space Operations Center (ESOC), NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and Dassault Aviation. Rodrigues holds a Master of Science in Space Studies from the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg and an aerospace engineering degree from Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon.

  1. Platform-based Approach to Engineering and Science Applications

Wednesday, April 5, 2017                        14:05–14:40             Hall B – Main Building


Leen Adnan

National Instruments, UAE

In this presentation, we will introduce a development environment designed specifically to accelerate the productivity of engineers and scientists using LabVIEW. The development environment allows engineers and scientists to provide solutions to the most challenging problems, taking them from simulation to implementation. Applications in various industries will be presented, highlighting some technical case studies in fields such as robotics, power, structural health, oil and gas, etc.

About the Presenter

Leen Adnan graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. Adnan started with National Instruments (NI) as an applications engineer, gained technical experience in NI platforms and various industries, and now she is working as a field engineer based in the UAE.

Travel and Accommodation

Travel and Visa Information:

Sharjah International Airport is within a short drive to the conference venue at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) where it takes about 7 minutes by Taxi. AUS is about about 20 minutes to down town Sharjah. If you are traveling through Dubai International Airport then it will take about 25 minutes to the AUS campus and also to down town Sharjah, assuming normal traffic conditions. Abu Dhabi International Airport is a two-hour drive from Sharjah.

More information about Sharjah is available at

Visa Arrangements:

Before you travel to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed. Different airlines and travel agencies can arrange for UAE visa so please check online for different offers. AUS has an agreement with the following travel agency if you wish to make a visa arrangement through them. You must submit the needed information below as early as possible to avoid any delays. Please coordinate with the agency directly and mention that you are coming to the ICMSAO conference organized by AUS. Note that, we are not involved in the visa process so please contact the agency directly.

Name of Agency:    Sina Star Tourist Agency

Contact person:   Mr. Ali Al Hoti (Manager)

Mobile:   +97150 422 4 113

E-mail address:

The requirements are:

  1. Clear passport copy with 6-month validity on the date of travel
  2. passport photograph on white background
  3. Invitation letter from the conference (we can provide this letter for presenters and their accompanying family members but you need to inform us no later than February 20, 2017)
  4. AED 350 visa fee (AUS special rate to be paid directly to the agency.

Note: Sharjah International Airport is located a short drive from the AUS campus. The drive from Dubai International Airport takes approximately 30 minutes to the hotels in Sharjah assuming normal traffic conditions. The taxi fare can vary between 35-50 UAE Dirhams (1 US Dollar = 3.65 UAE AED) depending on traffic conditions. Abu Dhabi International Airport is a two-hour drive from Sharjah.

More information about Sharjah is available at

Centro Sharjah

centro sharjah hotel

Special Room Rates

  • 10% discount on our best available rate on all rooms category.
  • Inclusive of the complimentary buffet breakfast.
  • With complementary Internet access at the room and lobby


Complimentary transfer to and from the AUS conference venue. Timing to be informed in advance.

Cancellation and No-Show Policy

Reservations or bookings require a valid credit card (guest's credit card number and expiry date) to guarantee the booking and to keep the reservation in the system for guests arriving at a later time. Non-guaranteed reservations/bookings may only be kept in the hotel's system. Any cancellation received three days before arrival will attract no cancellation fees. Any no show rooms will attract full stay accommodation fee.

All the above rates are subject to availability and previous reservation is required with enough notice period.

For reservations, you may contact:


PO Box 3677, Sharjah, UAE
Tel: + 971 6 508 8155 or + 971 6 508 8000
Fax: + 971 6 508 8111

Holiday International Hotel

holiday international hotel

The Holiday International Hotel, located on the edge of Khaled Lagoon overlooking the beautiful cornice, offers the convenience of a central location. A mere 20-minute drive from Dubai and Sharjah airports, the hotel is a short walk from the Sharjah Souk and has easy access to shopping malls, the Sharjah Expo Exhibition Centre and entertainment centers.

Room Rates

Single Room AED 250.00 Net BB per room per night
Double Room AED 275.00 Net BB per room per night
Meal Supplement Lunch or Dinner
Adult AED 75.00 Net per person

The above rates are net, inclusive of tax, service charge, buffet breakfast, with complementary Internet access at the room and lobby

For reservations, you may contact:


PO Box 5802, Sharjah, UAE
Tel: + 971 6 573 6666
Fax: + 971 6 572 5060

Hilton Hotel, Sharjah

hilton sharjah hotel

Set near the heart of the Emirate along the magnificent Khalid Lagoon, Hilton Sharjah is a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and 25 minutes from Sharjah International Airport. The hotel is near popular Sharjah attractions, including Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Qasba Entertainment Zone and Sharjah Art Museum. Choose from 259 elegant guest rooms and suites with stunning lagoon or city views.

Room Rate

Single Room AED 600.00 net bed and breakfast per room per night

Terms and Conditions

  • Above rate is inclusive of breakfast and 10 percent municipality and service tax.


PO Box 3930
Sharjah, UAE
Tel +971 6 519 2222

Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah

This stunning resort hotel in Sharjah is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers with its proximity to prime shopping and business areas, the Arabian Gulf's spectacular beaches and the glimmer city of Dubai. Other features, such as private beach and a lagoon, ensure a memorable and unique stay.

Room Rates

Single Room AED 630.00 net bed and breakfast per room per night
Double Room AED 690.00 net bed and breakfast per room per night

Terms and Conditions

  • Above rate are inclusive of 10 percent municipal taxes and 10 percent service charges.
  • Above rates are net and non-commissionable.
  • Above rates are inclusive of one buffet breakfast for single and two for double.
  • Above rates are inclusive of 24 hour-Internet access.
  • Free group transfer to AUS and back for minimum of 10 rooms booked in house.


Corniche Street, PO Box 3527
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel +971 6 565 7777
Fax +971 6 565 0090

Sharjah Grand Hotel

Sharjah Grand Hotel

Ideally located on the beach of the Arabian Gulf and just 12 kms from Dubai and Sharjah International airports, the highly acclaimed Sharjah Grand Hotel with its 220 beautifully furnished rooms is the convenient spot for tourists and business explorers. This four-star fine beach resort is known for its friendly atmosphere and excellent service.

All rooms are spacious and furnished in style, with either a scenic view of the Gulf or the picturesque city of Sharjah. The rooms are equipped with an international controlled direct dialing telephone, LCD television, satellite receiver, in-house movie, a mini-bar, in-room safety deposit box and free Internet usage up to 1 GB.

Rooms Rates

Single Room (City View - with Breakfast AED 270 + 20% tax & service charge
Double Room (City View - with Breakfast) AED 320 + 20% tax & service charge
Extra Bed - with Breakfast AED 100 + 20% tax & service charge
Extra Bed - without Breakfast AED 50 + 20% tax & service charge
Confirmed Sea View AED 50 + 20% tax & service charge

*Above-mentioned rates are subject to 10 percent Municipality Tax and 10 percent Service Charge, inclusive of buffet breakfast.

Terms and Conditions

  • Complementary airport pickup and drop for group arrivals only. Individual airport transfers will be charged at AED 90 per trip.
  • Complimentary daily group transfer (12 pax minimum) from the hotel to AUS and from AUS to hotel.
  • Complementary Wifi.
  • Complimentary shuttle bus service to Dubai and Sharjah City centers operating three times daily through air-conditioned bus with specified drop and pick-up time.

Cancellation and No-Show Policy

  • All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card details (guest's credit card number with expiry date; one night stay must be pre-authorized at the time of booking).
  • Cancellation five days prior to arrival-no charge. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, 100 percent of the total booking will be charged.
  • All rooms are subject to availability.


Tel +971 6 528 5557
Fax +971 6 5282861

Golden Tulip Hotel Apartments- Sharjah


Room Rates

Room Type

Room Rate

City View

Room Rate

Lagoon View

Studio Standard

SGL. 270.00 / DBL. 300.00

SGL. 300.00 / DBL. 330.00

Junior Suite

SGL. 300.00 / DBL. 330.00


1 Bedroom Standard

SGL. 330.00 / DBL. 360.00

SGL. 360.00 / DBL. 390.00

2 Bedrooms Standard



3 Bedrooms Standard



Terms and Conditions:

  • Above rates mentioned are in UAE Dirhams (AED), per room, per night.
  • Inclusive 10% Municipality Fee & 10% Service Charge.
  • Complimentary WIFI internet usage in rooms (max up to 03 device)
  • Including buffet breakfast served at Tulip Restaurant between 06:30 till 10:30 am on daily basis.


  • Free transportation from Hotel to University and vice versa
  • Hotel arranges airport transfers to Sharjah & Dubai (Terminal 1, 2 and 3) only.
  • Transfer to or from Dubai & Sharjah International airport is for the cost of AED 120 net per car per trip.
  • Complimentary airport transfers available to SHJ or DXB airports for bookings having a minimum length of 04 nights and above


Al Fardan Center - Corniche Center, Sharjah
Telephone: +971 6 5197777
Fax: +971 65197778
Reservations: 800 358 0846

List of Accepted Papers

ICMSAO, 2017

List of Accepted Papers


Seq EDAS Paper No. Title Track Authors with Affiliation and Country
1 1570290311 A Few Properties of Circulant Graphs: Self-complementary, Isomorphism, Cartesian Product and Factorization Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics V. Vilfred (Central University of Kerala, India)
2 1570302560 Inversion of Air-Coupled Surface Wave Data from Pavement Testing by Artificial Neural Network Civil Engineering Hiba Al-Adhami and Nenad Gucunski (Rutgers University, USA)
3 1570322166 The Hypergraphs Generated by Catacondensed Hexagonal Systems Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics Khaled Salem (The British University in Egypt, Egypt)
4 1570322191 Signal Detection in SAR Against the Clutter Reflections Background Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Leonid Dorosinskiy and Andrew Kurganski (Ural Federal University, Russia)
5 1570322261 Radar Signal Classification Algorithms Synthesis and Analysis Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Leonid Dorosinskiy and Filipp Myasnikov (Ural Federal University, Russia)
6 1570322320 Semi-analytical Solutions for the Delayed Diffusive Food-Limited Model Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Hassan Alfifi (University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia)
7 1570322455 Generalized Projective and Injective Modules Applied Mathematics Inayatur Rehman (Dhofar University, Oman); Asima Razzaque (Education University Lahore, Pakistan)
8 1570322626 Order-raising Sliding Mode Control for a Class of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems Electrical Engineering Mohamed Serry (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
9 1570322660 Finite Element Analysis of Clamping Form in Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Xiaolong Wang and Aimin Wang (Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R. China)
10 1570322878 Dynamic Modeling and Simulation for Virtual Evaluation of Inverted Wheeled Robot Controllers Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Khalifa Harib, Kamal Moustafa and Shaima Al Hebsi (UAE University, United Arab Emirates)
11 1570322882 New Results and Conjectures on 2-partitions of Multisets Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics Ovidiu Bagdasar (University of Derby, United Kingdom); Andrica Dorin (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
12 1570323725 Security Approach for LSB Steganography Based FPGA Implementation Computer Engineering Abdullah AlWatyan, Wesam Mater, Omar Almutairi, Mohammed Almutairi and Aisha Al-Noori (Kuwait University, Kuwait); Sa'ed Abed (Kuwait University; College of Computing Sciences and Engineering, Kuwait)
13 1570324183 Numerical Analysis of Free Vortex Flow in a Combustor Model Mechanical Engineering Wahib Salim and Saad Ahmed (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
14 1570324385 Research on the Modeling and Influence of Flexible Sub-frame on Vehicle Performance Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Liang Xu, Rui Guo, Haiyan Song, Xin Jia and Guan Xin (Jilin University, P.R. China); Shuai Zhao (China Automotive Technology and Research Center, P.R. China)
15 1570324439 Reliability Modelling and Analysis of a Single Machine Subsystem of a Cable Plant Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Syed Zegham Taj and Syed Rizwan (Caledonian College of Engineering, Oman); Babakalli Alkali and David Harrison (Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom); Gulshan Taneja (Maharshi Dayanand University, India)
16 1570324562 Modeling Received Signal Strength for Indoors Utilizing Hybrid Neuro-Fuzzy Network Artificial Intelligence Basem Amer (Royal Military College of Canada; University of Azzawia, Libya); Aboelmagd Noureldin (Royal Military College of Canada, Canada)
17 1570324650 Patient-Specific Seizure Onset Detection based on CSP-Enhanced Energy and Neural Synchronization Decision Fusion Biomedical Engineering Marwa Qaraqe (Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar)
18 1570324738 Nonlinear Estimation for Kinematic Calibration of 3PRR Planar Parallel Kinematics Manipulator Mechanical Engineering Abdur Rosyid, Bashar El-Khasawneh and Anas Alazzam (Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates)
19 1570324889 Numerical Simulation of Integrating PCM in Multilayer Wall Construction in UAE Mechanical Engineering Abdallah Ghazal (United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates); Youssef Zurigat (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
20 1570324994 Induced $L_2$-norm Observer-Based Controller Design for Continuous-Time Polytopic LPV Systems Electrical Engineering Motahare Abbasghorbani and Mohammad Hasan Asemani (Shiraz University, Iran)
21 1570325018 Hexacopter Maneuverability Capability: An Optimal Control Approach Applied Mathematics Camilo Morales (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia); Diana Ovalle (Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia); Alain Gauthier (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
22 1570325044 Integrated One-Dimensional Modeling of Asphaltene Deposition in Wellbores/Pipelines Mechanical Engineering Qiangshun Guan, Yit Fatt Yap and Afshin Goharzadeh (Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates ); John C, Chai (University of Huddersfield, United Arab Emirates ); Francisco Vargas and Walter G. Chapman (Rice University, USA); Min Zhang (Nanjing University of Science and Technology, P.R. China)
23 1570325049 Modeling of Two-Phase Flow with Deposition in Vertical Pipes Mechanical Engineering Xuan Li, Yit Fatt Yap and Afshin Goharzadeh (Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates ); John C. Chai (University of Huddersfield, United Arab Emirates); Min Zhang (Nanjing University of Science and Technology, P.R. China)
24 1570325053 Green Traveling Purchaser Problem Model: A Bi-Objective Optimization Approach Engineering Systems Management Sadeque Hamdan (SEAM, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE); Rim Larbi (Industrial Engineering, United Arab Emirates ); Ali Cheaitou and Imad Alsyouf (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
25 1570325062 A Novel Dual-Gate Nano-Scale InGaAs Transistor with modified Substrate Geometry Electrical Engineering Baldeo Sharma and Shankaranarayana M. Bhat (National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India)
26 1570325072 Comparison of Xpert MTB/RIF and GenoType MTBDRplus for Rapid Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Statistics and Probability Urvah Shabbir, Bilal Wajid and Sana Akhtar (University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan)
27 1570325091 Bus Bar to Bus Bar Display Electrical Engineering Sayed Abdel Aziz and Muhammad Rizwan (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, United Arab Emirates )
28 1570325093 3-Zero-Divisor Hypergraph Regarding an Ideal Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics Aysegul Bayram Elele (University of Testing & Yildiz Technical University, Turkey); Gulsen Ulucak (Gebze Technical University, Turkey)
29 1570325094 A Collaborative Filtering based Model for Recommending Graduate Schools Artificial Intelligence Ayanava; Madhav Iyengar; Shikhar Singh (BITS Pilani, Dubai, United Arab Emirates )
30 1570325101 Forecasting of Peak Electricity Demand Using ANN-GA and ANN-PSO Approaches Electrical Engineering Anwar Hasan Jarndal and Sadeque Hamdan (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
31 1570325130 A Two Stage Green Supplier Selection and Order Allocation Using AHP and Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm Optimization Engineering Systems Management Sadeque Hamdan and Anwar Hasan Jarndal (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
32 1570325149 Energy Management Optimization for an Extended Range Electric Vehicle Artificial Intelligence Alhamede Abdelgadir and Jamal Y. Alsawalhi (Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates )
33 1570325150 Finite Element Parametric Study of the Shear Behavior of GFRP-RC Short Beams Civil Engineering Abdulla Sagher and Farid Abed (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
34 1570325151 Obtaining Process Intelligence from Process Records: Towards Quality-by-Design Chemical Engineering Denis Ring (University College Cork, Ireland)
35 1570325157 Green Supplier Selection and Order Allocation with Incremental Quantity Discounts Engineering Systems Management Sadeque Hamdan and Ali Cheaitou (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
36 1570325161 An Exact Epsilon-Constraint Method for Solving the Multi-Objective 2-dimensional Vector Packing Problem Applied Mathematics Nadia Dahmani (Emirates College of Technology, United Arab Emirates ); Saoussen Krichen (ISG, Tunisia); El-Gazali Talbi (Universite de Lille 1, INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France)
37 1570325163 Reliability Assessment of Standalone Wind-Based Energy Storage System Using Monte Carlo Simulation Electrical Engineering Nemer Amleh and Mohammad AlMuhaini (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
38 1570325166 Development of an Algorithm for Automating Gaze Data Analysis Gathered while using Upper Limb Prostheses Biomedical Engineering Ala'a Abu Zaid, Mohammad Sobuh, Musa Al Yaman (University of Jordan, Jordan)
39 1570325168 A Framework for Collaborative Cloud-based Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Smart Buildings Computer Engineering Sanja Lazarova-Molnar (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark); Nader Mohamed (Middleware Technologies Lab., Bahrain)
40 1570325173 Notes On Z2Z2[u]-Cyclic Self-Dual and Quantum Codes Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics Ismail Aydogdu (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey); Taher Abualrub (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates ); Irfan Siap (Turkey)
41 1570325190 Data Aggregate Point Placement for Smart Grid with Joint Consideration of Communication and Power Networks Electrical Engineering Amani Mahdy, Peng-Yong Kong, Bashar Zahawi (Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates ); George K. Karagiannidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
42 1570326202 Penta-Frequency CPW Bow-Tie Aperture Antenna For Mobile Communications Electrical Engineering Abdul-Kadir Hamid (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
43 1570326266 Optimizing the Parameters of a Biodynamic Responses to Vibration Model using Particle Swarm and Genetic Algorithms Artificial Intelligence Naser Nawayseh, Anwar Hasan Jarndal and Sadeque Hamdan (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
44 1570326293 Modelling of Ion Separation Phenomena in Nanoporous Structures for Electrochemical Sensing Mechanical Engineering Mohamed Serry (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
45 1570326327 Magnetic Particle Imaging Device for Solid Contaminants Imaging in Gas Pipelines Electrical Engineering Mohit Kalra (Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates)
46 1570326369 A Novel Hybrid Synchronous PWM Inverter Based IFO Drive System Electrical Engineering Adil Khurram, Habib-ur Rehman and Shayok Mukhopadhyay (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
47 1570326485 A New Hybrid Method MMAS-2Opt Algorithm For TSP Applied Mathematics Nassim Brahimi (Université de Bejaia, Algeria); Abdellah Salhi (University of Essex, United Kingdom); Megdouda Ourbih-Tari (Centre Universitaire Morsli Abdellah de Tipaza, Algeria)
48 1570326597 Detuning Correction Approach for High-dense Chipless RFID Tag Electrical Engineering Ayesha Habib, M. Nabeel Salimi, Sagheer Ahmed, M. Ali Afzal and Yasar Amin (UET Taxila, Pakistan); Hannu Tenhunen (University of Turku, Finland)
49 1570326632 Modeling and Analysis of a Regenerative Braking System with a Battery-Supercapacitor Energy Storage Electrical Engineering Andrew Adib and Rached Dhaouadi (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
50 1570326721 Performance Evaluation of Datacenter Network Topologies with Link Failures Computer Engineering Heba Helal and Rana Ahmed (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
51 1570326840 Simulation of Retrials Queuing Systems with the RDS Approach Applied Mathematics Kenza Tamiti (Université de Bejaia, Algeria); Megdouda Ourbih-Tari (Centre Universitaire Morsli Abdellah de Tipaza, Algeria); Abdelouhab Aloui (Université de Bejaia, Algeria)
52 1570326859 Artificially-Intelligent Imaging (AI2) Sensors: How Intelligent CMOS Imaging Devices Can Benefit Photovoltaics Artificial Intelligence Faycal Saffih (UAE University, United Arab Emirates)
53 1570326867 A General Iterative Method for Solving a Certain Class of Optimization Problems Applied Mathematics Armen Bagdasaryan and Seifedine Kadry (American University of the Middle East, Kuwait)
54 1570326870 Quadrotors Trajectory Tracking using a Differential Flatness-Quaternion based Approach Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Kheireddine Choutri and Mohand Lagha (Aeronautical Sciences Laboratory, Aeronautical and Spatial Studies Institute, University Blida1, Algeria); Laurent Dala (Northumbria University  Ellison Place  Newcastle, United Kingdom); Michael Lipatov (M-Industries Moscow, Russia)
55 1570326901 Simulation for the Production of Synthetic Natural Gas for Vehicles (SNGV) from Palm Waste via Gasification with In-Situ CO2 Capture Chemical Engineering Abrar Inayat and Chaouki Ghenai (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates ); Muhammad Ayoub (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia)
56 1570326924 An Optimal Mathematical Modeling for Manufacturing/Remanufacturing Problem under Carbon Emission Constraint Engineering Systems Management Salim Bouslikhane, Hajej Zied and Nidhal Rezg (University of Lorraine, France)
57 1570326942 Detection and Identification of Ferroresonance Electrical Engineering Heba Abu Sharbain, Ahmed Osman and Ayman El-Hag (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
58 1570326950 Teaching Biomedical Systems Design by Simulation. Case Study: ECG Systems, Cardiac Pacemeaker, and Oximetry Biomedical Engineering Sami Almashaqbeh, Hiam Alquran and Awad Al-Zaben (Yarmouk University, Jordan)
59 1570326953 Impact of PV and Wind Penetration into a Distribution Network Using Etap Electrical Engineering Rashed Waqfi and Mutasim I. H. Nour (Heriot Watt University, United Arab Emirates )
60 1570326955 Improved Maintenance Strategy for a Parallel Leased Machines System Engineering Systems Management Askri Tarek; Hajej Zied; Nidhal Rezg (University of Lorraine, France)
61 1570326982 Investigation of Voltage and Frequency Variation on Induction Motor Core and Copper Losses Electrical Engineering Mutasim I. H. Nour and Prabhu Thirugnanam (Heriot Watt University, United Arab Emirates )
62 1570326983 Proposal of an Alternative Material for the Energy Storage And Return Foot Mechanical Engineering Mohamed Anass, Vibhor Bhargava and Mohammad Nazzal (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
63 1570326984 Optimization of Corona Ring Design for High Voltage Insulators - Simulation by Comsol Multiphysics Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Alip Mohammed (Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates)
64 1570326988 Visual Human Action Classification for Control of a Passive Walker Biomedical Engineering Sajjad Taghvaei (Shiraz University, Iran); Yasuhisa Hirata (Tohoku University, Japan); Kazuhiro Kosuge (Graduate School of Engineering, Japan)
65 1570326994 Quantum Codes over Eisenstein-Jacobi Integers Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics Eda Yildiz and Fatih Demirkale (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey)
66 1570327002 Kinematic Synthesis and Optimization of Continuous Passive Motion Mechanisms for Knee Mechanical Engineering Sajjad Taghvaei, Zahra Rajestari and Navid Feizi (Shiraz University, Iran)
67 1570327015 Sensor Fusion for Ecologically Valid Obstacle Identification: Building a Comprehensive Assistive Technology Platform for the Visually Impaired Artificial Intelligence John-Ross Rizzo (NYU Langone Medical Center, USA); Yubo Pan (NYU, USA); Todd Hudson (NYU Langone Medical Center, USA); Edward K. Wong (NYU, USA); Yi Fang (NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates )
68 1570327115 Exponential Sliding Mode Controller for a Nonlinear Musculoskeletal Human Arm Model Mechanical Engineering Zahra Jafari Shahbazzadeh, Fatemeh Fotouhi Ardakani and Ramin Vatankhah (Shiraz University, Iran)
69 1570327117 Natural Frequency of Size-Dependent Microplates with Piezoelectric Layers Mechanical Engineering Arash Kazemi, Ramin Vatankhah and Mehrdad Farid (Shiraz University, Iran)
70 1570327145 Simulation and Analysis of Staff Scheduling in Hospitality Management Engineering Systems Management Seifedine Kadry and Armen Bagdasaryan (American University of the Middle East, Kuwait)
71 1570327705 A Decomposition of Complete Graph into Strongly Regular Graphs Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics Hadi Kharaghani (University of Lethbridge, Canada)
72 1570327833 Modeling and Optimization of Hybrid Solar-Diesel-Battery Power System Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Chaouki Ghenai and Tareq Salameh (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates ); Adel Merabet (Saint Mary's University, Canada); Abdul-Kadir Hamid (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
73 1570328344 Structural Control with Optimized Quasi-Bang-Bang Using Genetic Algorithm Artificial Intelligence Mohammad AlHamaydeh,  Mohammad Jaradat AlHamaydeh, Mohamed Serry (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates); Laith Sawaqed (JUST, Jordan); Khaled Hatamleh (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
74 1570328345 Solar Air-Conditioning: Case Study of Solar Absorption versus Photovoltaic Vapor Compression Systems Mechanical Engineering Mohammad O. Hamdan and Bassam Abu Nabah (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
75 1570328462 Stochastic Processes and Markov Chains in Shape and Material Optimization Problems of Composite Structures Mechanical Engineering Aleksander Muc and Mateusz Wygoda (Institute of Machine Design, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland)
76 1570329023 Fault Diagnosis of a Commercial PEM Fuel Cell System using LMS AMESim Electrical Engineering Reem I. Salim, Hassan Noura and Abbas Fardoun (United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates )
77 1570329117 A Discrete-Event Simulation Tool for Decision Support in Selection of Project Scheduling Strategies Engineering Systems Management Thomas Heine Rasmussen, Niels Hansen and Sanja Lazarova-Molnar (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
78 1570329118 Cyclic Codes Over Finite Quaternion Ring Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics Seda Akbiyik and Bayram Ali Ersoy (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey)
79 1570329201 Notched Anti-Podal Vivaldi Antenna for Biomedical Applications Biomedical Engineering Asim Alkhaibari , Abdel Fattah Sheta and Ibrahim Elshafiey (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
80 1570329205 Cloud of Things: Optimizing Smart City Services Computer Engineering Nader Mohamed (Middleware Technologies Lab., Bahrain); Sanja Lazarova-Molnar (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark); Jameela Al-Jaroodi (Robert Morris University, USA)
81 1570329218 Modeling and Simulation of a Moving Robotic Arm Mounted on Wheelchair Mechanical Engineering Laith Sawaqed and Ahmad Al-Ali (Jordan University of Science and Technology,  Jordan); Khaled Hatamleh (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates); Mohammad Jaradat (JUST, Jordan)
82 1570329268 Real Zeros and Critical Points of Random Polynomials Statistics and Probability Tulasi Ram Reddy Annapareddy (New York University, Abu Dhabi, India)
83 1570329318 Joint Optimization of Procurement, Production and Shipping Quantities Under Consignment Stock Partnership Engineering Systems Management Rami As'ad, Osama Alkhatib and Moncer Hariga (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
84 1570329319 CANTrack: Enhancing Automotive CAN Bus Security Using Intuitive Encryption Algorithms Computer Engineering Wael Farag (American University of the Middle East, Kuwait)
85 1570329322 Stable Under-Actuated Manipulator's Design For Mobile Manipulating Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MM-UAV) Artificial Intelligence Osama Mutie Abdul Hafez and Mohammad Jaradat (Jordan University of Science &; Technology, Jordan); Khaled Hatamleh (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
86 1570329326 ROS Validation for Non-holonomic Differential Robot Modeling and Control Artificial Intelligence Abdulrahman Renawi (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates ); Mohammad Jaradat (JUST, Jordan); Mamoun Abdel-Hafez (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
87 1570329327 Frequency Synthesizer Architectural Design for Digital Radar Testbed Electrical Engineering Hani AlRifai, Sirine Dhaouadi, Yamen Hatahet, Fares Almabrouk, Lutfi Albasha and Hasan Mir (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
88 1570329328 Consistency in Probabilistic Modeling Statistics and Probability Alberto Gandolfi (New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates & Università di Firenze, Italy)
89 1570329337 Structural Damage Fault Detection using Artificial Neural Networks Profile Monitoring Engineering Systems Management Mahmoud Awad, Mohammad AlHamaydeh and Ahmed Mohamed (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
90 1570329338 Optimal Design of Laminated Compressed Structures with Delaminations Mechanical Engineering Aleksander Muc (Institute of Machine Design, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland); Katarzyna Składanowska (Cracow University of Technology, Poland)
91 1570329340 A Five-Term Hybrid Conjugate Gradient Method with Global Convergence and Descent Properties for Unconstrained Optimization Problems Applied Mathematics Olawale Adeleke (Covenant University, Nigeria); Idowu Osinuga (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria)
92 1570329343 Sigma-Point Smooth Variable Structure Filters Applications into Robotic Arm Artificial Intelligence Mohammad Al-Shabi (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
93 1570329351 A Transformation for Open Path Multiple Depot Multiple Traveling Salesman Problem to Asymmetrical Traveling Salesman Problem Engineering Systems Management Mustafa Assaf and Malick Ndiaye (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates )
94 1570329352 Enhancement of Cross-Entropy Based Stopping Criteria via Turning Point Indicator Electrical Engineering Roslina Mohamad (Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia); Harlisya Harun (UniKL MIAT, Malaysia); Murizah Kassim (Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia)
95 1570329353 Key Parameters Influencing the Behavior of Steel Plate Shear Walls (SPSW) Civil Engineering Mohammad AlHamaydeh and Abdulla Sagher (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
96 1570329354 Impact of Diverse Seismic Hazard Estimates on Design and Performance of Steel Plate Shear Walls Buildings in Dubai, UAE Civil Engineering Mohammad AlHamaydeh and Laith Elayyan (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
97 1570329359 Modeling and Simulation of Static Power Dissipation in CMOS with SELBOX Structure Electrical Engineering Dana Younis, Narayanan Raghavan Madathumpadical and Hasan Al‐Nashash (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
98 1570329383 Optimal Model Reduction Schemes Based on H_ 2 Norm for Discrete Multivariable Systems Electrical Engineering Amel Baha Houda Adamou-Mitiche and Lahcène Mitiche (University of Djelfa, Algeria)
99 1570329384 Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer Using Mini Mental State Examination Method: MMSE Biomedical Engineering Dong Chan, Abeer Alsadoon, P.W.C. Prasad and Amr Elchouemi (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
100 1570329387 Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Using Contrast Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization (CLAHE) and Morphology Methods Biomedical Engineering Nabin Kharel, Abeer Alsadoon and P.W.C. Prasad (Charles Sturt University, Australia); Amr Elchouemi (Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Australia)
101 1570329422 The Effectiveness of Optimization Algorithms in Shape and Topology Discrete Optimisation of 2-D Composite Structures Mechanical Engineering Aleksander Muc (Institute of Machine Design, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland); Izabela Sanetra (Cracow University of Technology, Poland)
102 1570329581 On the Use of Artificial Neural Networks to Detect and Size Cracks in Conductors Electrical Engineering Alaa Ali, Mariam Al-Hudaidi, Habiba Tahir, Nasser Qaddoumi and Amer Zakaria (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
103 1570329592 A Novel Multilevel DC Chopper Supplying DC Motor Electrical Engineering Ali Ismail, Amr Elnady , Amer Mohammad Yusuf Mohammad  Ghias (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
104 1570329622 A Multi-Objective Optimization of Maintenance Policies using Weighted Comprehensive Criterion Method (WCCM) Engineering Systems Management Imad Alsyouf and Sadeque Hamdan (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
105 1570330338 Parallel Implementation for Deriving Preset Distinguishing Experiments of Nondeterministic Finite State Machines Computer Engineering Abdul Rahim Haddad, Khaled El-Fakih and Barlas Gerassimos (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
106 1570330687 Sobol Sensitivity for Machine Learning Statistics and Probability Dmitry Efimov (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
107 1570330847 A Posteriori Error Control & Adaptivity for Evolution Schrodinger Equations Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Theodoros Katsaounis (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Irene Kyza (University of Dundee, Greece)
108 1570331553 Modeling and Dynamics of Intramammary Infections Caused by Corynebacterium Species Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Amira Rachah (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway); Gunnar Dalen, Olav Reksen and Havard Norstebo (Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Norway); John Barlow (Animal and Veterinary Sciences, USA)
109 1570333163 Improvement of the Ignition Quality of the Diesel Fuel through Adsorption Desulfurization Process using Different Commercial Activated Charcoals Chemical Engineering Noora Darwish (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates ); Isam Al Zubaidy (University of Regina, Canada); Yehya El Sayed, Zarook Shareefdeen and Ziad Sara (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
110 1570334168 Control Oriented Modeling of Dynamic Torque Converter System Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Jin-Hyuk Lee (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
111 1570338561 Optimal Control Analysis of the Schistosomiasis Transmission Dynamics in the Human-Snail Hosts Mathematical Modeling and Simulation Emmanuel Bakare (Federal University Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria)
112 1570338777 A DST Precoding Based Uplink NOMA Scheme for PAPR Reduction in 5G Wireless Network Computer Engineering Imran Baig, CEng (Dhofar University Salalah, Oman)