Conferences

Conference Committees

General Chair, Co-Chair, Vice-Chair, Program Chair

  1. Chair, Track on Vocational and Tertiary Education, held at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum, Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2015.
  2. Co-Chair, Program Committee, ACS/IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS’2004), American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, July 19-23, 2004. http://icps2004.cse.ogi.edu/  
  3. Vice-Chair, Program Committee, ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Tunisia, July 14-18, 2003.
  4. Exhibits Chair, Organizing Committee, 7th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS’2K), Jounieh, Lebanon, December 17-20, 2000.
  5. General Chair, The Second LAAS International Conference on Computer Simulation, (ICCS’97), held at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, AUB, September 1-4, 1997. This conference attracted 77 participants including 6 keynote speakers.
  6. General Chair, The First LAAS International Conference on Computer Simulation, (ICCS’95), held at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, AUB, September 1-4, 1995. This conference attracted 68 participants including 4 keynote speakers. This refereed conference on computer simulation was the first of its kind in Lebanon and the region, which provided participants with the opportunity to meet with their peers. The conference provided an international forum for acquiring and sharing unpublished papers on state-of-the-art methods and techniques of solution using computer simulation.

Organizing Committees, Program Committees, and Others

  1. Member, Technical Program Committee, The 2011 International Conference on the Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT’11), Dubai, UAE, October 26-27, 2011. http://www.ctit.ae/
  2. Member, International Program Committee, The 1st International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2011), Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, July, 29-31 2011. http://www.simultech.org
  3. Member, Program Committee, The 2009 International Conference on the Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT09), Dubai, UAE, December 15-16, 2009. http://www.ctit.ae/
  4. Member, Program Committee, Second International Symposium on Innovation in Information and Communication Technology (ISIICT 2009), Philadelphia Univ, Amman, Jordan, Dec. 15-17, 2009 http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/isiict2009/
  5. Member, International Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Convergence and Hybrid Information Technology (ICHIT 2008), Daejeon, South Korea, August 28-29, 2008. ichit2008.org
  6. Member, International Technical Program Committee, 2008 High Performance Computing & Simulation Conference (HPCS 2008), held in conjunction with the 22nd European Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ECMS’08), Nicosia, Cyprus, June 3-6, 2008. http://cisedu.us/cis/hpcs/08/index.html
  7. Member, Program Committee, 2008 International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2008), Perugia, Italy, June 30 – July 3, 2008. http://www.iccsa.org
  8. Member, Program Committee, 2007 International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSAC 2007), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 26 – 30, 2007. http://www.iccsa.org
  9. Member, Technical Program Committee, 2006 International Conference on Hybrid Information Technology (ICHIT06), South Korea, November 9-11, 2007. ichit2007.org
  10. Member, Program Committee, International Conference on Computational Science 2006: “Advancing Science through Computation” (ICCS 2006), University of Reading, UK, May 28-31, 2006. http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2006/
  11. Member, Program Committee, 2006 International Conference on Hybrid Information Technology (ICHIT’06), Cheju Island, Korea, November 9-11, 2006. http://www.serg.or.kr/index.html
  12. Member, International Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2006), Glasgow, UK, May 8-11, 2006.
  13. Member, Steering Committee, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS’2005), Santorini, Greece, July 11-14, 2005. http://icps2005.cs.ucr.edu/
  14. Member, International Technical Program Committee, 2005 High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPC&S 2005) Conference, Riga, Latvia, June 1 – 4, 2005. http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/hpc05/
  15. Member, Program Committee, Workshop on Protection by Adaptation (PBA’05), held in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS’2005), Miami, USA, 24-28 May 2005. http://www.iceis.org/
  16. Member, Program Committee, International Conference on Computational Science 2005: “Advancing Science through Computation” (ICCS 2005), Atlanta, USA, May 22-25, 2005. http://conferences.mathcs.emory.edu/iccs2005/committee.html
  17. Member, International Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2005), Singapore, May 9-12, 2005, http://www.iccsa.org/committees.html
  18. Member, Technical Program Committee, 2004 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2004), San Jose, California, USA, July 25-29, 2004. http://www.scs.org/confernc/ssimc/ssimc04/cfp/spects04.htm
  19. Member, Steering Committee, ACS/IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS’2004), American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, July 19-23, 2004. http://icps2004.cse.ogi.edu/cfp.htm
  20. Member, International Program Committee, The IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM 2004), Rhodes, Greece, June 28-30, 2004.
  21. Member, Program Committee, 2004 International Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications (ESA’04), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 21-24, 2004.
  22. Member, International Program Committee, 2004 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA’04), Las Vegas, USA, June 21-24, 2004.
  23. Member, International Technical Program Committee, 2004 High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPC&S 2004) Conference, Magdeburg, Germany, June 13 – 16, 2004.
  24. Member, Program Committee, International Conference on Computational Science 2004 (ICCS 2004), Krakow, Poland, June 6-9, 2004. http://www.cyfronet.krakow.pl/iccs2004/committee.html
  25. Member, Program Committee, Second International Symposium on Innovation in Information and Communication Technology (ISIICT 2004), Philadelphia Univ., Amman, Jordan, April 21-22, 2004. http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/it/isiict.pdf
  26. Member, International Technical Committee, 2003 High Performance & Large Scale Computing Conference (HP&LSC 2003), Nottingham, UK, June 9-11, 2003.
  27. Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2003), Melbourne (Australia) and St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), June 2-4, 2003.
  28. Member, Technical Program Committee, 2003 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2003), Montreal, Canada, July 20-24, 2003. http://scs.org/confernc/ssimc/ssimc03/cfp/spects03.htm
  29. Member, International Technical Program Committee, 2003 High Performance & Large Scale Computing (HP&LSC’03) Conference, in conjunction with the 17th European Simulation Multiconference (ESM 2003), Nottingham, UK, June 9-11, 2003.
  30. Member, Scientific Committee, Arab Symposium for Communications, 23rd Arab Engineering Conference, (Development and Integrity of the Communications and Information Technology Networks in The Arab Region), Order of Engineers, Beirut, Lebanon, October 30-31, 2002. http://www.ordre-ing-bey.org.lb/symposium/default.htm
  31. Member, International Program Committee, 15th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS 2002), Louisville, Kentucky, USA, September 19-21, 2002. http://www.isca-hq.org/PDCS-2002-call.htm
  32. Member, International Program Committee, The 2002 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA’02), Las Vegas, USA, June 24-27, 2002.
  33. Member, Organizing Committee, The ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Beirut, Lebanon, June 26-29, 2001. http://www.lau.edu.lb/news-events/conferences/aiccsa2001/confcom.html
  34. Member, Technical Committee, 2000 SCS Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS’2000), Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 16-20, 2000.
  35. Member, International Program Committee, The 2000 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA’2000), Monte Carlo Resort, LA, June 26-29, 2000.
  36. Member, Scientific Committee, The 13th Science Meeting, organized by The National Council for Scientific Research and The Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS), held at AUB, November 2-4, 1999.
  37. Member, Program Committee, MICCT’99: First Mediterranean International Conference on Computer Technology, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria, May 3-5, 1999.
  38. Member, Organizing Committee, The 12th Science Meeting, organized by The Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS), held at AUB, May 4-6, 1994.

Other Conference Activities

  1. Session Chair: IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS’2004). Keynote III Session: Reconfigurable Supercomputing. American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, July 19-23, 2004.
  2. Session Chair: International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM 2004). Session 3: Manufacturing Rhodes, Greece, June 28, 2004.
  3. Session Chair: IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA’2003). Session: Architecture (1). Tunisia, July 15, 2003.
  4. Session Chair: The Third Yearly Economic Forum: Financial Integration and Economic Volatility. Session: How Technology Will Transform Arab Banking Over The Next 5 Years: Integration Problems. Organized by Data & Investment Consult, held at Crown Plaza Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon, February 27, 2003.
  5. Session Chair: ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA’2001). Session: Analysis of Distributed Systems. Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon, June 27, 2001.
  6. Session Chair: On The Use of Information Technology in Higher Education In Arab Countries Conference. Session: Technology in Literary Studies and Design Arts. Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon, March 13, 2001.
  7. Session Chair: 2000 Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2000). Session 5: Routing II. Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, Canada, July 16-20, 2000.
  8. Session Chair: 7th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS’2K). Session: Adaptive Signal Processing. Jounieh, Lebanon, December 18, 2000.

Refereeing and External Review

Over a 30-year period (1986-2016), I have refereed over 350 papers for the following 16 journals and over 40 international conferences. I have also acted as an external referee (assessor) for many promotion applications to the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor as well as the reviewer for research proposals submitted to research organizations such as the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research and the Franco-Lebanese Cooperative Program for the Evaluation and Development of Research. I am also an external reviewer for the Oman Accreditation Council.

Journals

  1. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, USA.
  2. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, USA.
  3. IEEE Transactions on Computers, USA.
  4. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, USA.
  5. IEEE Transactions on Education, USA.
  6. International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology
  7. Transactions on Simulation, USA.
  8. International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, S.A.
  9. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, S.A.
  10. Advances in Engineering Software, UK.
  11. International Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks, ACTA Press, Canada.
  12. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier Science, Academic Press, USA. (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjpdc).
  13. Lebanese Science Journal, National Council for Scientific Research, Lebanon.
  14. International Journal of Computers and Applications, ACTA Press, Canada.
  15. The International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT), Jordan
  16. International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology (IJHIT), Science & Engineering Research Support Society, Korea.

Conferences

  1. The 2016 IEEE 59th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), 16-19 October 2016, Hotel Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  2. The 2009 International Conference on the Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT09), December 15-16, 2009, Dubai, UAE.
  3. 2008 High Performance Computing & Simulation Conference (HPCS 2008), held in conjunction with the 22nd European Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ECMS’08), Nicosia, Cyprus, June 3-6, 2008.
  4. The 2007 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
    (ICCSA 2007),
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 26-29, 2007.
  5. Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC 2006), a workshop of ICCSA 2006 (The 2006 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications), Glasgow, Scotland, UK, May 8-11, 2006.
  6. 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2006), Island of Kos, Greece, May 21-24, 2006.
  7. 20th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (ISCA2005), New Orleans, Lousianna, March 16-18, 2005.
  8. 2005 High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPC&S 2005) Conference, Riga, Latvia, June 1 – 4, 2005.
  9. International Conference on Computational Science 2005: “Advancing Science through Computation” (ICCS 2005), Atlanta, USA, May 22-25, 2005.
  10. 3rd FEA Student Conference (FEASC 2004), Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, May 27-28, 2004.
  11. 2004 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2004), San Jose, California, USA, July 25-29, 2004.
  12. The IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM 2004), Rhodes, Greece, June 28-30, 2004.
  13. 2004 International Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications (ESA’04), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 21-24, 2004.
  14. 2004 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA’04), Las Vegas, USA, June 21-24, 2004.
  15. 2004 High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPC&S 2004) Conference, Magdeburg, Germany, June 13 – 16, 2004.
  16. International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS’2004), San Jose, California, USA, July 25-29, 2004.
  17. ACS/IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS’2004), Beirut, Lebanon, July 19-23, 2004.
  18. International Conference on Computational Science 2004 (ICCS 2004), Krakow, Poland, June 6-9, 2004.
  19. 2nd International Symposium on Innovation in Information and Communication Technology (ISIICT 2004), Philadelphia Univ., Amman, Jordan, April 21-22, 2004.
  20. 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2003), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 14-17, 2003.
  21. IEEE 2003 Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2003), San Francisco, CA, USA, December 1-5, 2003.
  22. International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS’2003), Montreal, Canada, July 20-24, 2003.
  23. ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA’2003), Tunisia, July 14-18, 2003.
  24. 2003 High Performance & Large Scale Computing (HP&LSC’03) Conference, Nottingham, UK, June 9-11, 2003.
  25. The 14th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM’2002), Beirut, Lebanon, December 11-13, 2002.
  26. Arab Symposium for Communications, 23rd Arab Engineering Conference, (Development and Integrity of the Communications and Information Technology Networks in The Arab Region), Order of Engineers, Beirut, Lebanon, October 30-31, 2002.
  27. 15th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS 2002), Louisville, Kentucky, USA, September 19-21, 2002.
  28. International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS’2002), San Diego, California, July 14-19, 2002.
  29. The 2002 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA’02), Las Vegas, USA, June 24-27, 2002.
  30. 14th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS 2001), Anaheim, CA, August 21-24, 2001.
  31. International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS’2001), Orlando, Florida, July 15-19, 2001.
  32. The ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Beirut, Lebanon, June 26-29, 2001.
  33. The 7th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Jounieh, Lebanon, December 17-20, 2000.
  34. 2000 SCS Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS’2000), Vancouver, Canada, July 16-20, 2000.
  35. The 2000 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA’2000), Monte Carlo Resort, LA, June 26-29, 2000.
  36. The 13th Science Meeting, organized by The National Council for Scientific Research and The Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS), held at AUB, November 2-4, 1999.
  37. The 1st Mediterranean International Conference on Computer Technology, Algeria, May 3-5, 1999.
  38. The 2nd LAAS International Conference on Computer Simulation, AUB, Lebanon, 1-4, 1997.
  39. The 1st LAAS International Conference on Computer Simulation, AUB, Lebanon, 1-4, 1995.
  40. The 12th Science Meeting, organized by The Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS), held at AUB, May 4-6, 1994.

Promotion Committees

  1. External referee (2006), selected by Provost, for a promotion case (to the rank of Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Engineering, American University College of Science & Technology, Beirut, Lebanon.
  2. External referee (2006), selected by Vice President, for a promotion case (to the rank of Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer and Information Technology, Applied Sciences University, Amman, Jordan.
  3. External referee (2006), selected by President, for a promotion case (to the rank of Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Engineering, Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.
  4. External referee (2005), selected by President, for three promotion cases (two to the rank of Professor and the other to Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.
  5. External referee (2003), selected by President, for a promotion case (to the rank of Associate Professor) at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
  6. External referee (2001), selected by Dean, for a promotion case (to the rank of Associate Professor) at the Electronics Engineering Department, Princess Sumaya University College for Technology, Amman, Jordan.
  7. External referee (2001), selected by President, for a promotion case (to the rank of Associate Professor) at the Faculty of Engineering, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan.

Other

  1. Reviewer for research grant proposals submitted to the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), Lebanon, September 2010.
  2. External reviewer (http://www.oac.gov.om/about/reviewers/) for the Oman Accreditation Council (OAC) – later (May 2010) named Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) – for the period July 2007 until July 2013. The OAC is charged with assisting in the development of the Omani higher education sector through institutional quality audits and institutional and program accreditation processes. Member of the Panels for the Quality Audit of the Higher College of Technology, Muscat and the Caledonian College of Engineering, Muscat.
  3. Reviewer for articles for “Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Computer Engineering,” John Wiley & Sons, Inc., NJ, USA, May 2007.
  4. Peer reviewer for the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP), Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Qatar Foundation, 2007.
  5. Evaluation of research proposals submitted to the CEDRE (Programme dé Coopération pour l’Evaluation et le Développement de la Recherche) research program, Lebanese Ministry of Education.
  6. Evaluation of research proposals submitted to the National Council for Scientific Research, Lebanon.