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Monday, June 25: Workshop on "Software for the Arabic language"
Tuesday, June 26: Tutorials
Wednesday, June 27: Conference papers | Special Session
Thursday, June 28: Conference papers
Friday, June 29: Conference papers | Organizational meetings (ACS, AICCSA)
Saturday, June 30: Tourist trip (if sufficient interest)

Monday June 25, 2001
2:00 - 5:30 PM

"Software for the Arabic language"


Tuesday June 26, 2001
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM Tutorials

Wednesday June 27, 2001
8:00 AM

Registration Opens

8:30-9:00 AM Welcome Ceremonies / Introductions
9:00-10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Bashar Nuseibeh, Open University, UK
Title: If Software is the Solution, What is the Problem?
         The Case for Requirements Engineering
Chair: P. Flener, Uppsala University, Sweden
10:00 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 noon Track 1

SEF1: Software Metrics
Chair: K. Saleh, American University of Sharjah, UAE

Measuring the Coupling of Procedural Programs
J. Al-Ghamdi(1), M. Shafique(1), S. Al-Nasser(2), T. Al-Zubaidi(3)

(1)King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
(2)Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
(3)Algosiabi Information Systems, Saudi Arabia

A Measure for Component Interaction Test Coverage
A. Williams, R. Probert
University of Ottawa, Canada

Formalizing Full Function Points Using Room
H. Diab, M. Frappier, R. St-Denis
University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Track 2

AIF1: Genetic Programming
Chair: H. El-Bakry, Mansoura University, Egypt

Highlights on the Evolutionary Engineering Approach: The EE-Method
A. Lehireche, A. Rahmoun, A. Gafour
University Djilali Liabs of Sidi Bel-Abbs, Algeria

A Generic Functional Genetic Algorithm
J. Hawkins, A. Abdallah
South Bank University, U.K.

A Genetic-Based Neuro-Fuzzy Generator: NEFGEN
A. Rahmoun, S. Berrani
University of Djilali Liabs of Sidi Bel-Abbas, Algeria
Track 3

DCF1: Analysis of Distributed Systems
Chair: A. Zomaya, University of Western Australia, Australia

Scalability Analysis and Domain Decomposition of Large Eddy Simulations of Ship Wakes
A. Osman, H. Ammar, A. Smirnov, S. Shi, I. Celik
West Virginia University, U.S.A.

Implementation of DDARC: Software Architecture for Debugging Distributed Programs
S. Rai(1), D. Sampath(2), N.S. Srivathsa(3)

(1)DDORG, India
(2)Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
(3)Sun MicroSystems, India

Performance Analysis of Extended Vector-Scalar Operations Using Reconfigurable Computing
I. Damaj, H. Diab
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
12:00 noon - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 PM SEF4: Object Based Software Engineering
Chair: K. Barkaoui, CNAM, France

CorbaViews: Distributing Objects with Views
H. Mili, H. Mcheick, J. Dargham, S. Sadou
Universit du Qubec Montral, Canada

Enhancing Schedulability: A Real-Time Object Slicing Approach
M. Kimour(1), M. Bendelloul(2), Z. Bouras(1)

(1)University of Annaba, Algeria
(2)University of Quebec, Canada

Object Based Software Engineering with Hidden Sorted ECATNets and Hidden Labeled Rewriting Logic
M. Bettaz
Philadelphia University, Jordan
AIF2: Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Chair: A. Rahmoun, University of Djilali Liabs of Sidi Bel-Abbas, Algeria

Genetic optimisation of Variable Structure PID control systems.
O. Ismail, W. Bedwani
Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt.

FBLLB: A Fuzzy-Based Traffic Policing Mechanism for ATM Networks
M. Salamah, H. Lababidi
Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey

DB-TUTOR : An Intelligent Tutoring System Using a Troublemaker Companion
T. Bouhadada , M. Laskri
University of Annaba, Algeria
DCF2: Techniques of Distributed Systems
Chair: D. Sampath, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

On a Parallel Extended Euclidean Algorithm
S.M. Sedjelmaci
Universit Paris Nord. Institut Galile, France

A Functional View of Computer Graphics
A. Abdallah(2), T. Theoharis(1)

(1)University of Athens, Greece
(2)South Bank University, U.K.

A Survey and a Taxonomy of Approaches for Testing Parallel and Distributed Programs
M. Al-Ladan
Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
3:00 - 3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:00 PM SEF3: Software Engineering Management
Chair: Abdelhamid El Iraki, School of Mineral Industry, Morocco

Towards a New Approach on Software Process Evolution
M. Ahmed-Nacer
USTHB University, Algeria

Facilitating Group Formation and Role Allocation in Software Engineering Groups
G. Dafoulas, L. Macaulay

A Service Oriented Standardised System for Virtual Private Networks
H. Antonopoulou(2), N. Bogonikolos(2), K. Giotopoulos(1,2),
S. Likothanassis(1) A. Tsakalidis(1), B. Vassiliadis(1,2)

(1) Computer Technology Institute, Greece
(2) ZEUS Consulting S.A., Greece
AIF5: Pattern Recognition
Chair: G. Papadimitriou, Aristotle University, Greece

Hand-Written Indian Numerals Recognition System Using Template Matching Approaches
F. Al-Omari
Yarmouk University, Jordan

Principal Component Analysis of Multispectral Image Using Neural Network
S. Chitroub, A. Houacine, B. Sansal
University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria

Combination of Vector Quantization and Hidden Markov Models for Arabic Speech Recognition
H. Bahi, M. Sellami
University of Annaba, Algeria
DCF3: Synthesis of Distributed Systems
Chair: A. Abdallah, South Bank University, U.K.

Distributed Mutual Exclusion Token-Permission Based on Prioritized Groups
A. Housni, M. Trehel
Universite de Franche Comte, France

Perceived Consistency
A. El Saddik, G. On, M. Zink, C. Griwodz, M. Liepert
Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

A New Forwarding Policy for Load Balancing in Communication Networks
M. Heusse
ENST de Bretagne, France
5:00 - 5:30 PM Coffee Break
5:30 - 6:50 PM SES4: Software Engineering Management
Chair: V. Cortellessa, West Virginia University, USA

Toward a Comprehensive Framework for Software Process Modeling Evolution
O. Eljabiri, F. Deek
New Jersey Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Distributed Object Computing and its Application in Electronic Commerce Systems
K. Saleh(1), C. Demarais(2), R. Koppler(2)

(1)American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
(2)University of Ottawa, Canada

CSPRSG's Strength Measures Based on the Classes of Transformation
H.M. Hamid, I. Osman
Sudan University of Science & Technology, Sudan

GOMSE: A Group Oriented Modeling and Simulation Environment
B. Belattar(1), A. Korichi(2)

(1)University of Batna, Algeria
(2)Centre universitaire de Ouargla, Algeria
AIS1: Pattern Recognition
Chair: A. Abbas, Balamand University, Lebanon

Segments Matching Using a Neural Network Approach
O. Djekoune, K. Achour, H. Zoubiri
Advanced Technologies Development Center, Algeria

Arabic Handwritten Text Recognition
S.S. Saloum
Izhevsk State Technical University, Russia

A Neural Network Approach for the Segmentation of Handwritten Arabic Text
A. Hamid, R. Haraty
Lebanese American University, Lebanon

Human Face Detection Using Fast Co-operative Modular Neural Nets
H.M. El-Bakry
Mansoura University, Egypt
DBS1: Database Structures
Chair: Y.W. Teh, University of Malaya, Malaysia

A Three-tier Architecture for Ubiquitous Data Access
S. Helal, J. Hammer, J. Zhang, A. Khushraj
University of Florida, U.S.A.

Transformation Rules from Semi-Structured XML Documents to Database Model
Y. Badr(1), F. Laforest(1), A. Flory(1), M. Sayah(2)

(1)LISI-INSA de Lyon, France
(2)Lebanese University, Lebanon

The Cost Model for XML Documents in Relational Database Systems
J. Kim , W. Lee W, K. Lee
Ewha Womans University, Korea

A Distance-Based Approach for Database Re-Engineering
A. Barbar, M. Collard
University of Nice, France
08:00 - 09:00 PM Special Session: Teaching Science and Computer Science in Arabic, Before it is too late
A. Mili, West Virginia University, USA

Thursday June 28, 2001
8:00 AM

Registration Desk Opens

08:30 - 09:30 AM Keynote Speaker: Salim Hariri, University of Arizona, USA
Title: Next Generation Internet Technology and Services:
         Challenges and Research Opportunities
Chair: M. Bettaz, Philadelphia University, Jordan

09:30 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 PM Track 1

SEF2: Software Testing
Chair: R. Probert, University of Ottawa, Canada

A Knowledge Base for Program Debugging
A. Tubaishat
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

An Integrated Testing Technique for Component-Based Software
S. Beydeda, V. Gruhn
University of Dortmund, Germany

Some Parameters for Timed System Testability
S. Salva, H. Fouchal
University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Track 2

WEF1: Web Applications Management
Chair: Y. Monsef, Lebanese University, Lebanon

Automated Detection of Internet Usage Policy Violation
S. Al-Khayatt, R. Neale
Sheffield Hallam University, U.K.

Connectionist Approach for Website Visitors Behaviors Mining
Kh. Benabdeslem(1,2), Y. Bennani(1), E. Janvier(2)

(1)University of Paris 13, France
(2)NumSight, Suisse

Improving Web Database Access Using Decision Diagrams
D. Popel, N. Al Hakeem
University of Wollongong, U.A.E.
Track 3

DBF1: Data Engineering
Chair: L. Brunie, INSA de Lyon, France

Generating Implicit Association Rules from Textual Data
Ch.C. Latiri, S. BenYahia
Facult des Sciences de Tunis, Tunisia

Discovery of Fuzzy Sequential Patterns for Fuzzy Partitions in Quantitative Attributes
R.S. Chen, G.H. Tzeng, C.C. Chen, Y.C. Hu
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Adaptive Query Processing in E-Commerce Environment
Y.W. Teh, A.B. Zaitun, S.P. Lee
University of Malaya, Malaysia


12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 PM SES1: Programming Languages
Chair: G. Dafoulas, UMIST, U.K.

On the Interaction of Programming By Contract and Liskov Substitution Principle
W. AL-Ahmad
Amman University, Jordan

The Arabic Object-Oriented Programming Language Al-Risalh
M. Amin
Umm Al-Qura University, Suadia Arabia

Seamless Integration of Control Flow and Data Flow in a Visual Language
H. Randriamparany, B. Ibrahim
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Taxonomy of Process Modeling Languages
K.Z. Zamli, P.A. Lee
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Uml-L:An Uml Based Design Description Language
H. Hamed(1), A. Salem(2)

(1)DePaul University, U.S.A.
(2)Ain Shams University, Egypt
AIF4: Problem Solving
Chair: C. George, United Nations University, Macau

Constraint-Based Timetabling - A Case Study
A. Abbas(1), E.P.K. Tsang(2)

(1)University of Balamand, Lebanon
(2)University of Essex, U.K.

An Intelligent Approach for Solving the Airlines Crew Rostering Problem
W. El Moudani(1,2), F. Mora-Camino(1,2), C. A. N. Cosenza(3)

(1)LAAS du CNRS, Toulouse, France
(2)Air Transport Deparment, ENAC/DGAC, France
(3)COPPE/UFRJ Centro de tecnologia, Brazil
DBF2: Multimedia Databases
Chair: S. Helal, University of Florida, USA

A Hyper-Spaced Data Model for Content and Semantic-Based Medical Image Retrieval
R. Chbeir, Y. Amghar, A. Flory, L. Brunie
LISI-INSA de Lyon, France

Modeling Data Repository and Formalizing Content-Based Queries for Image Database
S. Atnafu(1), L. Brunie(1), H. Kosch(2)

(1)INSA de Lyon, France
(2)University Klagenfurt, Austria
2:30 - 3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:00 - 4:40 PM SES2: Software Engineering Techniques
Chair: N. Debnath, Winona State University, USA

Interactive Electronic Technical Manual Object Model (IETMOM)
D. Ghobashy, H. Ammar
West Virginia University, U.S.A.

A Reuse Based Approach for Requirements Engineering
O. Rouds(1), M. Fredj(2)

(1) Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingenieurs, Morocco
(2) LSR-IMAG, France

An Environment for Formal Lingware Engineering
B. Gargouri, M. Jmaiel, A.B. Hamadou
LARIS Laboratory, Tunisia

Building UML-Based Use Case Sub-Tool for Component-Based Software Development
F.E. Eassa, O.A. Abulnaja
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Automatic Signature Files Update In Antivirus Software Using Active Packets
M.I. Buhari, M. Akbar, S.B. Junaidu, H.M. Saleem
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
WES1: Web Engineering
Chair: A. Tubaishat, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Bargaining in E-Commerce: A Special Negotiation Scheme
R. Mourtada(1), F. Szidarovszky(2)

(2)University of Arizona, U.S.A.

Evaluation and Validation Tests of Multimedia ISO9004 Arabic Prototype
Y. Monsef
Lebanese University, Lebanon

A New Digital Report for Disseminating Meeting Outcomes
M. Aparicio(1), C.J. Costa(2)

(1)Lusocredito, Portugal
(2)ISCTE, Portugal

CBR-Based Collaborative Interface Agents: Architectural Issues
M. Malek(1), R. Kanawati(2)

(1)LAPI-EISTI, France
(2)LIPN-CNRS, University of Paris 13, France

Creation of a Personal Space with HyWebMap
I. Saleh, N. Bouhai, F. Papy
University paris 8, France
DCS1: Distributed Computing
Chair: A. El Saddik, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

On Designing a Systolic Network for the Resolution of Linear Systems Using the "Gauss-Seidal" Method
F.Z. Hadjam, A. Rahmoun
University of Djillali Liabes, Algeria.

Location Management Schemes in Mobile Computing: A Survey
R. Subrata, A. Zomaya
University of Western Australia, Australia

An Enviroment Physically Distributed in Java
D. LOPES, Z. Abdelouahab
Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil
4:40 - 5:00 PM Coffee Break
5:00 - 6:40 PM SES3: Software Testing and Reliability
Chair: H. Fouchal, University of Reims, France

Methods and Metrics for Selective Regression Testing
R. Bahsoon(1,2), N. Mansour(2)

(1) University College London, U.K.
(2) Lebanese American University, Lebanon

A Unified Symbolic Execution System
C. Koutsikas(1), N. Malevris(2)

(1)National Technical University of Athens, Greece
(2)Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Prediction of Software Reliability: A Comparison between Regression and Neural Network Non-Parametric Models
S. Aljahdali(1), D. Rine(1), A. Sheta(2)

(1)George Mason University, U.S.A.
(2)Electronics Research Institute, Egypt

CORBA-Based E-Commerce Application Testing Architecture
R.L. Probert, W. Li
University of Ottawa, Canada

An Analysis of Software Engineering Metrics in OO Environment
N. Debnath(1), R. Lee(2), H. Abachi(3)

(1)Winona State University, U.S.A.
(2)Central Michigan University, U.S.A.
(3)Monash University, Australia
AIS2: Neural Nets
Chair: B. Prasad, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA

Neural Speech Synthesis System for Arabic Language Using CELP Algorithm
S. Ben Sassi, R. Braham, A. Belghith
Ecole Nationale des Sciences de l'Informatique, Tunisia

Restoration Method Using a Neural Network Model
N. Zenati, K. Achour
Center of Advanced Technologies, Algeria

Generation of the Sense of a Sentence in Arabic Language with a Connectionist Approach
K. Meftouh, M. Laskri
University Badji Mokhtar of Annaba, Algeria

Toward a Model of Agents Society: A Descriptive Approach
H. Belleili, M. Sellami
University of Annaba, Algeria
DBS2: Database Processing
Chair: O. Abulnaja, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

A Case Study with Relational Database Metrics
C. Calero, M. Piattini, M. Genero
University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Spatial Data Warehouses and Exploration Techniques: Overview and Application to Incendiary Domain
H.B. Zghal(1), S. Faz(2), H. Ben Ghzala(1)

(1)Ecole National des Sciences Informatique, Tunisia
(2)Institut National des Sciences Appliques et de Technologie, Tunisia

Data Mining using Classification Techniques in Query Processing Strategies
Y.W. Teh, A.B. Zaitun, S.P. Lee
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Spatial Decision Tree
K. Zeitouni, N. Chelghoum
University of Versailles St Quentin, France

Static and Dynamic Reverse Engineering of Relational Database Applications: A form-Driven Methodology
M. Malki(1), A. Flory(2), M.K. Rahmouni(3)

(1)University of Djillali Liabes, Algeria
(2)LISI Insa-Lyon, France
(3)University of Esenia, Algeria

Friday June 29, 2001
8:00 AM

Registration Desk Opens

08:30 - 09:30 AM Keynote Speaker: Mohammed Fayad, University of Nebraska, USA
Title: Building an Information Economy in the Middle East
Chair: N. Nada, George Mason University, USA.
09:30 - 10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon Track 1

SEF5: Software Engineering Techniques
Chair: S. Yacoub, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA

A Reuse Description Formalism
Z. Houhamdi(1), S. Ghoul(2)

(1)University of Biskra, Algeria
(2)University of Philadelphia, Jordan

An Execution Model for the Seamless Integration of Control Flow and Data Flow
B. Ibrahim, H. Randriamparany
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Modeling Resources in a UML-Based Simulative Environment
H. Ammar, V. Cortellessa, A. Ibrahim
West Virginia University, U.S.A.

Automatic Verification of Concurrent Object Properties
R. El-Baida, J. Bahsoun
Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France
Track 2

AIF3: Machine Learning
Chair: M. Laskri, University Badji Mokhtar of Annaba, Algeria

Absorbing Stochastic Estimator Learning Algorithms with High
Accuracy and Rapid Convergence

G.I. Papadimitriou, A.S. Pomportsis, S. Kiritsi, E. Talahoupi
Aristotle University, Greece

Neural Expert System with Two Engines of Rough Set
M. Yahia(1), R. Mahmod(2)

(1)University of Khartoum, Sudan
(2)University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

A Planning System for Blocks-World Domain
B. Prasad
Georgia Southwestern State University, U.S.A.
Track 3

WEF2: Web Applications Design
Chair: A. Sheta, Electronics Research Institute, Egypt

A security analysis for label switching routers
by M. Al-Ibrahim(1), M. Savsar(2), W. Adi(3)

(1) University of Wollongong, Australia
(2) Kuwait University, Kuwait
(3) Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

Democratic Data Fusion for Information Retrieval Mediators
Y. Tzitzikas
University of Crete, Greece

Keep it Small and Smart
A. El Saddik(1), R. Steinmetz(1,2)

(1) Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
(2) German National Research Center for Information Technology, Germany
12:00 noon Closing
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 PM Organizational Meetings (ACS, AICCSA)
3:00 - 3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30 - 6:00 PM Organizational Meetings (ACS, AICCSA) - Continued.
Follow Up Meetings.

Saturday June 30, 2001
Common Tourist Trip (if sufficient interest)

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