The Community for Technology Leaders
2013 ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA) (2005)
Cairo, Egypt
Jan. 3, 2005 to Jan. 6, 2005
ISBN: 0-7803-8735-X
TABLE OF CONTENTS

External reviewers (PDF)

pp. vi-vii
Papers

A dynamic resource scheduling scheme for CDMA2000 systems (Abstract)

Song Ci , Dept. of CSESP, Michigan Univ., Flint, MI, USA
pp. 7

Maximum lifetime broadcasting in wireless networks (Abstract)

S. Sahni , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci. & Eng., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
J. Park , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci. & Eng., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
pp. 8

Multivariate statistical analysis for network attacks detection (Abstract)

Guangzhi Qu , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Arizona Univ., USA
S. Hariri , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Arizona Univ., USA
pp. 9

Consistent graph layout for weighted graphs (Abstract)

J. DeBoni , Intelligent Syst. Lab., Indiana Univ., South Bend, IN, USA
D. Vrajitoru , Intelligent Syst. Lab., Indiana Univ., South Bend, IN, USA
pp. 13-I

Finding maximum-cost minimum spanning trees (Abstract)

A. Elmasry , Dept. of Comput. Eng. & Syst., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
A. Belal , Dept. of Comput. Eng. & Syst., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 14-I

Determining all pairs edge connectivity of a 4-regular graph in O(|V|) (Abstract)

D.W. Matula , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
A. Fit-Florea , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
pp. 15-I

Fast, effective vertex cover kernelization: a tale of two algorithms (Abstract)

M.A. Langston , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
F.N. Abu-Khzam , Div. of Comput. Sci. & Math., Lebanese American Univ., Beirut, Lebanon
pp. 16-I

RNG-based searching and broadcasting algorithms over Internet graphs and peer-to-peer computing systems (Abstract)

J. Solano , Ciudad Univ., Mexico, Mexico
O. Escalante , Ciudad Univ., Mexico, Mexico
T. Perez , Ciudad Univ., Mexico, Mexico
pp. 17-I

An all-to-all broadcasting algorithm for faulty hypercubes (Abstract)

H. Masuyama , Inf. & Knowledge Eng., Tottori Univ., Japan
E. Masuyama , Ciudad Univ., Mexico, Mexico
pp. 18-I

Autonomous resource management and control algorithms for distributed wireless sensor networks (Abstract)

S. Muhammad Ali , CHLA, Southern California Univ., CA, USA
S. Monacos , CHLA, Southern California Univ., CA, USA
L. Chandramouli , CHLA, Southern California Univ., CA, USA
A. Talukder , CHLA, Southern California Univ., CA, USA
R. Bhatt , CHLA, Southern California Univ., CA, USA
R. Pidva , CHLA, Southern California Univ., CA, USA
pp. 19-I

Classification of radiological exams and organs by belief theory (Abstract)

X. Ripoche , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
J. Atif , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
P. Bourdot , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
A. Osorio , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
A. Tarault , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
pp. 20-I

Efficient partition of state space for parallel reachability analysis (Abstract)

M. Bourahla , Comput. Sci. Dept., Biskra Univ., Algeria
M. Benmohamed , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
pp. 21-I

Acyclic circuit partitioning for path delay fault emulation (Abstract)

M.H. Gunes , Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
F. Kocan , Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
pp. 22-I

On sparse matrix-vector product optimization (Abstract)

Z. Mahjoub , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
N. Emad , Versailles Univ., France
O. Hamdi-Larbi , Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
pp. 23-I

Reusability metrics for software components (Abstract)

M. Dobre , Comput. Sci. & Eng. Dept., Bucharest Univ., Romania
O.P. Rotaru , Comput. Sci. & Eng. Dept., Bucharest Univ., Romania
pp. 24-I

Algorithms for selecting materialized views in a data warehouse (Abstract)

N.A.R. Yousri , Comput. Sci. Dept., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
N.M. El-Makky , Comput. Sci. Dept., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
K.M. Ahmed , Comput. Sci. Dept., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 27-I

Automatic construction of multidimensional schema from OLAP requirements (Abstract)

J. Feki , Faculte des Sci. Economiques, Gestion de Sfax, Tunisia
F. Gargouri , Comput. Sci. Dept., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
A. Nabli , Faculte des Sci. Economiques, Gestion de Sfax, Tunisia
pp. 28-I

Multilevel chunking of multidimensional arrays (Abstract)

K.M. Ahmed , Dept. of Comput. Sci. Fac. of Eng., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
A.S. Sawires , Dept. of Comput. Sci. Fac. of Eng., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
N.M. El Makky , Dept. of Comput. Sci. Fac. of Eng., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 29-I

Preparing complex data for warehousing (Abstract)

F. Bentayeb , LIRIS, Universit'e Claude, Villeurbanne, France
O. Boussaid , LIRIS, Universit'e Claude, Villeurbanne, France
A. Tanasescu , LIRIS, Universit'e Claude, Villeurbanne, France
pp. 30-I

Toward dynamic ensembles: the BAGA approach (Abstract)

Zhengxin Chen , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Nebraska Univ., Omaha, NE, USA
Xuanfu Wu , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Nebraska Univ., Omaha, NE, USA
pp. 31-I

Block clustering via the block GEM and two-way EM algorithms (Abstract)

M. Nadif , Univ. de Metz, France
G. Govaert , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Nebraska Univ., Omaha, NE, USA
pp. 32-I

MCAR: multi-class classification based on association rule (Abstract)

Y. Peng , LIRIS, Universit'e Claude, Villeurbanne, France
P. Cowling , Modelling Optimisation Scheduling & Intelligent Control Res. Centre, Bradfor Univ., UK
F. Thabtah , Modelling Optimisation Scheduling & Intelligent Control Res. Centre, Bradfor Univ., UK
pp. 33-I

Efficient replication control in distributed real-time databases (Abstract)

A. Aslinger , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Virginia Univ., Charlottesville, VA, USA
S.H. Son , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Virginia Univ., Charlottesville, VA, USA
pp. 34-I

Data broadcast classification (Abstract)

A.S. Al-Mogren , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Riyadh Coll. of Technol., Saudi Arabia
M.H. Dunham , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Virginia Univ., Charlottesville, VA, USA
pp. 35-I

An efficient constraint planning algorithm for multidatabases (Abstract)

R. Sunderraman , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, GA, USA
P. Madiraju , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, GA, USA
pp. 36-I

HDC - hot data caching in mobile database systems (Abstract)

V. Kumar , SCE, Missouri Univ., Kansas, PA, USA
P.K. Chrysanthis , SCE, Missouri Univ., Kansas, PA, USA
N. Prabhu , SCE, Missouri Univ., Kansas, PA, USA
pp. 37-I

Towards an improved twin-page method for rapid transaction undo recovery (Abstract)

A.M. Abdelbar , Dept. of Comput. Sci., American Univ., Cairo, Egypt
pp. 38-I

Mapping faults to failures in SQL manipulation commands (Abstract)

A.M. Abdelbar , DCA-FEEC-Unicamp, Campinas State Univ., Brazil
P.R.S. Vilela , SCE, Missouri Univ., Kansas, PA, USA
M. Jino , SCE, Missouri Univ., Kansas, PA, USA
pp. 39-I

Update propagation based on tree structure in peer-to-peer networks (Abstract)

M. Nakadori , Dept. of Multimedia Eng., Osaka Univ., Japan
W. Uchida , SCE, Missouri Univ., Kansas, PA, USA
K. Maeda , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
T. Hara , Dept. of Multimedia Eng., Osaka Univ., Japan
S. Nishio , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
pp. 40-I

A grid infrastructure for mixed bioinformatics data and text mining (Abstract)

J. Ratcliffe , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
A. Chortaras , Imperial Coll. London, UK
M. Ghanem , Imperial Coll. London, UK
Y. Guo , Imperial Coll. London, UK
A. Rowe , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
pp. 41-I

Automated discovering concurrent models from data tables - an overview of algorithms (Abstract)

Z. Suraj , Comput. Sci. Foundations, Inf. Technol. & Manage. Univ., Rzeszow, Poland
K. Pancerz , Comput. Sci. Foundations, Inf. Technol. & Manage. Univ., Rzeszow, Poland
pp. 43-I

Towards a multi-representation ontology-based information systems mediation (Abstract)

D.A. Bensaber , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Sidi Bel Abbes Univ., Algeria
S.M. Benslimane , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Sidi Bel Abbes Univ., Algeria
M. Malki , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Sidi Bel Abbes Univ., Algeria
pp. 44-I

Enhanced visual evaluation of feature extractors for image mining (Abstract)

M. Malki , Comput. Sci. Dept., Sao Paulo Univ., Sao Carlos, Brazil
A.J.M. Traina , Comput. Sci. Dept., Sao Paulo Univ., Sao Carlos, Brazil
A.J.M. Traina , Comput. Sci. Dept., Sao Paulo Univ., Sao Carlos, Brazil
pp. 45-I

Preemptive rate-based operator scheduling in a data stream management system (Abstract)

A. Labrinidis , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA
M.A. Sharaf , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA
P.K. Chrysanthis , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA
pp. 46-I

Mapping XML DTDs to relational schemas (Abstract)

A.A. Abdel-aziz , Inst. of Stat. Studies & Res., Cairo Univ., Egypt
H. Oakasha , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA
pp. 47-I

Scalability of OAT (Abstract)

M.H. Dunham , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
Yongqiao Xiao , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
Lin Lu , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
J. Mizher , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
pp. 48-I

LNV: relational database storage structure for XML documents (Abstract)

M.E. El-Sharkawi , Dept. of Inf. Syst., Cairo Univ., Egypt
N.A. El-Hadi El Tazi , Dept. of Inf. Syst., Cairo Univ., Egypt
pp. 49-I

Optimal multi-class guard channel admission policy under hard handoff constraints (Abstract)

H. Hassanein , Telecommun. Res. Lab. Sch. of Comput., Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont., Canada
N. Nasser , Telecommun. Res. Lab. Sch. of Comput., Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont., Canada
pp. 53-I

Performance evaluation of a TCP/IP transmission using hybrid Petri nets (Abstract)

M. Bitam , Lab. d'Automatique de Grenoble, France
H. Alla , Lab. d'Automatique de Grenoble, France
pp. 54-I

Evaluation of scalable TCP (Abstract)

M. Tekala , Dept. of Telecommun. & Media Informatics, Budapest Univ. of Technol. & Econ., Hungary
R. Szabo , Dept. of Telecommun. & Media Informatics, Budapest Univ. of Technol. & Econ., Hungary
pp. 55-I

A new approach to manage roaming in IPv6 (Abstract)

O.R. Rojas , Lab. CNRS-PRiSM, Univ. de Versailles, France
S. Sfar , Lab. CNRS-PRiSM, Univ. de Versailles, France
J.B. Othman , Lab. CNRS-PRiSM, Univ. de Versailles, France
pp. 56-I

A fault tolerant topology control in wireless sensor networks (Abstract)

S.H. Son , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Virginia Univ., Charlottesville, VA, USA
Yong Chen , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Virginia Univ., Charlottesville, VA, USA
pp. 57-I

Performance comparison of Kalman filter based approaches for energy efficiency in wireless sensor networks (Abstract)

H. Sharif , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Virginia Univ., Charlottesville, VA, USA
Song Ci , Dept. of CSESP, Michigan Univ., Flint, MI, USA
pp. 58-I

Architectures for streaming data processing in sensor networks (Abstract)

J. Fu , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas Univ., Arlington, TX, USA
R. Elmasri , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas Univ., Arlington, TX, USA
Kyungseo Park , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas Univ., Arlington, TX, USA
Choong Hun Kim , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas Univ., Arlington, TX, USA
pp. 59-I

On the design of hybrid prioritized multiple access protocols for bank data center LANs (Abstract)

M. Sklira , .Department of Informatics, Aristotle Univ., Thessaloniki, Greece
A.S. Pomportsis , .Department of Informatics, Aristotle Univ., Thessaloniki, Greece
pp. 60-I

Multi-services MAC protocol for wireless networks (Abstract)

L. Mokdad , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas Univ., Arlington, TX, USA
J.B. Othman , Lab. CNRS-PRiSM, Univ. de Versailles, France
H. Castel-Taleb , .Department of Informatics, Aristotle Univ., Thessaloniki, Greece
pp. 61-I

An overview of geographic protocols in ad hoc and sensor networks (Abstract)

A. Helmy , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Southern California Univ., USA
K. Seada , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Southern California Univ., USA
pp. 62-I

Performance of a shuffle exchange network using Markov chains (Abstract)

D. Benazzouz , LM2S Laboratoty, Univ. M'Hamed Bougara, Boumerdes, Algeria
pp. 63-I

Performance evaluation of the uplink of WCDMA in the TDD mode for wireless Internet services (Abstract)

M.M. Matalgah , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Mississippi Univ., USA
M.H. Ismail , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Mississippi Univ., USA
pp. 64-I

A dynamic range resource reservation protocol for QoS support in wireless networks (Abstract)

I. Jawhar , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL, USA
Jie Wu , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL, USA
pp. 65-I

Performance evaluation of QoS routing algorithms (Abstract)

K. Maalaoui , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL, USA
M. Tezeghdanti , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas Univ., Arlington, TX, USA
J.-M. Bonnin , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas Univ., Arlington, TX, USA
A. Belghith , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL, USA
pp. 66-I

Secured net-banking by /spl theta/-Vigenere in Syverson's protocol (Abstract)

A. Abdelaziz , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL, USA
G. Nacira , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Badji Mokhtar Univ., Annaba, Algeria
pp. 67-I

Multi-scale network traffic prediction using k-factor Gegenbauer ARMA and MLP models (Abstract)

A. Khotanzad , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
N. Sadek , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
pp. 68-I

Towards autonomic Web services (Abstract)

A. Zeid , Dept. of Comput. Sci., American Univ., Cairo, Egypt
S. Gurguis , Dept. of Comput. Sci., American Univ., Cairo, Egypt
pp. 69-I

Proactive control of distributed denial of service attacks with source router preferential dropping (Abstract)

H. Hassanein , Sch. of Comput., Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont., Canada
P. Martin , Sch. of Comput., Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont., Canada
Yinghong Fan , Sch. of Comput., Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont., Canada
pp. 70-I

An optimal shared protection scheme for optical networks (Abstract)

A. Maach , Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Eng., Ottawa Univ., Ont., Canada
H. Mouftah , Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Eng., Ottawa Univ., Ont., Canada
G. v Bochmann , Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Eng., Ottawa Univ., Ont., Canada
pp. 71-I

Practical techniques for defending against DDoS attacks (Abstract)

A. Yonezawa , Graduate Sch. of Inf. Sci. & Technol., Tokyo Univ., Japan
E.Y. Chen , Graduate Sch. of Inf. Sci. & Technol., Tokyo Univ., Japan
pp. 72-I

On multicast scheduling and routing in multistage Clos networks (Abstract)

Bin Tang , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Stony Brook Univ., NY, USA
pp. 73-I

Multicast address management in the Internet: a study of the port blocking problem (Abstract)

H. Abdel-Wahab , Graduate Sch. of Inf. Sci. & Technol., Tokyo Univ., Japan
I. Salama , Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Eng., Ottawa Univ., Ont., Canada
E.E. Mohamed , Coll. of Inf. Technol., United Arab Emirates Univ., United Arab Emirates
pp. 74-I

Heterogeneous and dynamic multipoint service in ATM networks (Abstract)

A. Belghith , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de Tinformatique, Tunisia
N.B. Alimakni , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de Tinformatique, Tunisia
pp. 75-I

Fixed cellular network optimisation (Abstract)

S. Tabbane , Unite de recherche en Technol. de l'Information et de la Commun., Ecole Superieure des Commun. de Tunis, Cite El Ghazala, Tunisia
F. Tabbana , Unite de recherche en Technol. de l'Information et de la Commun., Ecole Superieure des Commun. de Tunis, Cite El Ghazala, Tunisia
M. Frikha , Unite de recherche en Technol. de l'Information et de la Commun., Ecole Superieure des Commun. de Tunis, Cite El Ghazala, Tunisia
pp. 76-I

Current trends and challenges towards wireless Internet (Abstract)

M. Solidakis , NTUA, Zografou, Greece
C. Basios , NTUA, Zografou, Greece
pp. 77-I

Evolution to 4G wireless: problems, solutions, and challenges (Abstract)

R.A.C. Barbour , Sch. of Inf. Technol., Illinois State Univ., USA
J. Qaddour , Sch. of Inf. Technol., Illinois State Univ., USA
pp. 78-I

Extending CAN segments with IEEE 802.11 WLAN (Abstract)

I. Erturk , Dept. of Electron. & Comput. Educ. Dept., Kocaeli Univ., Turkey
C. Ceken , Dept. of Electron. & Comput. Educ. Dept., Kocaeli Univ., Turkey
C. Bayilmis , Dept. of Electron. & Comput. Educ. Dept., Kocaeli Univ., Turkey
pp. 79-I

Simulated analysis of server placement on network topology designs (Abstract)

S.J. Habib , Dept. of Comput. Eng. Dept., Kuwait Univ., Safat, Kuwait
pp. 80-I

Incentive service model for P2P (Abstract)

K. Wongrujira , Sch. of Electr. & Telecommun. Eng., New South Wales Univ., Australia
Tim Hsin-ting , Sch. of Electr. & Telecommun. Eng., New South Wales Univ., Australia
A. Seneviratne , Sch. of Electr. & Telecommun. Eng., New South Wales Univ., Australia
pp. 81-I

An implementation of reliable group communication based on the peer-to-peer network JXTA (Abstract)

G. Wirtz , Otto-Friedrich-Univ. Bamberg, Germany
K. Loesing , Otto-Friedrich-Univ. Bamberg, Germany
pp. 82-I

Towards an independent component model (Abstract)

M. Fathey , Dept. of Comput. Sci., American Univ. in Cairo, Egypt
A. Zeid , Dept. of Comput. Sci., American Univ. in Cairo, Egypt
A. Fattah , Dept. of Comput. Sci., American Univ. in Cairo, Egypt
A. El-Kadi , Dept. of Comput. Sci., American Univ. in Cairo, Egypt
pp. 83-I

Secure transmission of sensitive data using multiple channels (Abstract)

A.S. Abdelhamid , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Autom. control, Alexandria Univ., Egypt
A.A. Belal , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Autom. control, Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 87-I

Cooperative caching techniques for increasing the availability of MANET certificate authority services (Abstract)

H. Abdel-Wahab , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA, USA
L.A. Al-Sulaiman , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA, USA
pp. 88-I

A XML format secure protocol - OpenSST (Abstract)

Wangjun Huang , Dept. of Comput. Sci., American Univ. in Cairo, Egypt
C. Meinel , Dept. of Comput. Sci., American Univ. in Cairo, Egypt
Chunyan Jiang , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA, USA
Xinhua Zhang , LIASIT, Luxembourg, Denmark
pp. 89-I

A robust watermarking algorithm for copyright protection (Abstract)

R.S. Al Omari , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Jordan Univ., Amman, Jordan
A. Al-Jaber , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Jordan Univ., Amman, Jordan
pp. 90-I

Attacking ElGamal based cryptographic algorithms using Pollard's rho algorithm (Abstract)

A. Nasser Kassar , Lebanese American Univ., Beirut, Man., Lebanon
R.A. Haraty , Lebanese American Univ., Beirut, Man., Lebanon
H. Otrok , Lebanese American Univ., Beirut, Man., Lebanon
pp. 91-I

An encryption algorithm based on alphabetic trees (Abstract)

S.M. Arafat , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Ain Shams Univ., Egypt
pp. 92-I

Multi-speaker voice cryptographic key generation (Abstract)

L.P. Garcia-Perera , Dept. of Comput. Sci., ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
J.C. Mex-Perera , Dept. of Comput. Sci., ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
J.A. Nolazco-Flores , Dept. of Comput. Sci., ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
pp. 93-I

An ontology-based multiagent approach to outbound intrusion detection (Abstract)

A. Galvan , Inst. Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
J.A. Nolazco , Inst. Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
S. Mandujano , Inst. Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
pp. 94-I

Neighbor stranger discrimination: a new defense mechanism against Internet DDOS attacks (Abstract)

S. Itani , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., American Univ. of Beirut, Lebanon
D. Abdelahad , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., American Univ. of Beirut, Lebanon
N. Aaraj , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., American Univ. of Beirut, Lebanon
A. Kayssi , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., American Univ. of Beirut, Lebanon
pp. 95-I

A formal examination of roles and permissions in access control (Abstract)

P. Balbiani , Inst. de recherche en informatique de Toulouse, Universit'e Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
pp. 96-I

Classifying file type of stream ciphers in depth using neural networks (Abstract)

Ming-Tan Sun , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
J.C.R. Tseng , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., American Univ. of Beirut, Lebanon
J.G. Dunham , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX, USA
pp. 97-I

Design, implementation and testing of mobile agent protection mechanism for MANETS (Abstract)

K.E.A. Negm , Etisalat Coll. of Eng., Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
pp. 98-I

Research in testing COTS components - built-in testing approaches (Abstract)

S. Beydeda , Bundesamt fur Finanzen, Bonn, Germany
pp. 101-vii

Analysing spatial-temporal data based on generic GIS (Abstract)

I. Hamdi , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de I'informatique, Campus Univ. de Manouba, Tunisia
L.R. Farah , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de I'informatique, Campus Univ. de Manouba, Tunisia
M.B. Ahmed , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de I'informatique, Campus Univ. de Manouba, Tunisia
pp. 102-vii

A new Internet meta-search engine and implementation (Abstract)

M.J. Hu , Sch. of Inf. Technol., Deakin Univ., Geelong, Vic., Australia
J.H. Abawajy , Sch. of Inf. Technol., Deakin Univ., Geelong, Vic., Australia
pp. 103-vii

Memory estimation and allocation algorithms for MDVM system (Abstract)

S. Bagchi , Sch. of Inf. Technol., Deakin Univ., Geelong, Vic., Australia
pp. 104-vii

A user modeling approach to improving estimation accuracy in location-tracking applications (Abstract)

M. Ahmed , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., American Univ. of Beirut, Lebanon
Y. Ebrahim , Guelph Univ., Guelph University, Ont., Canada
Siu-Cheung Chau , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de I'informatique, Campus Univ. de Manouba, Tunisia
W. Abdelsalam , Guelph Univ., Guelph University, Ont., Canada
pp. 105-vii

ESPERANTO: a middleware platform to achieve interoperability in nomadic computing domains (Abstract)

M. Cinque , Guelph Univ., Guelph University, Ont., Canada
A. Migliaccio , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., American Univ. of Beirut, Lebanon
D. Cotroneo , Guelph Univ., Guelph University, Ont., Canada
S. Russo , Lab. d'Informatique pour la Mecanique, Sci. de lngenieur, France
C. di Flora , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de I'informatique, Campus Univ. de Manouba, Tunisia
pp. 106-vii

An extensible framework for automatic negotiation in distributed online bargaining applications (Abstract)

A. Neho , Departement d'Informatique et de Recherche Operationnelle, Univ. de Montreal, Que., Canada
pp. 107-vii

A comparative study of specification methods for electronic commerce systems (Abstract)

B. Ola , Dept of Comput. Sci., Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg, Man., Canada
S.A. Ehikioya , Dept of Comput. Sci., Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg, Man., Canada
pp. 108-vii

Using AUML to derive formal modeling agents interactions (Abstract)

L. Kahloul , LIRE, Constantine Univ., Algeria
K. Barkaoui , Dept of Comput. Sci., Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg, Man., Canada
Z. Sahnoun , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de I'informatique, Campus Univ. de Manouba, Tunisia
pp. 109-vii

Software product line engineering for Web services and UML (Abstract)

H. Gomaa , Dept. of Inf. & Software Eng., George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, USA
M. Saleh , Dept. of Inf. & Software Eng., George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, USA
pp. 110-vii

An integrated environment for communicating UML statechart diagrams (Abstract)

J. Padget , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Bath Univ., UK
V.S.W. Lam , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Bath Univ., UK
pp. 111-vii

Software requirement risk assessment using UML (Abstract)

K. Appukkutty , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
K.G. Popstajanova , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
H.H. Ammar , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
pp. 112-vii

A formal model for mobile agent systems using Z (Abstract)

A.H. Kacem , Lab. LARIS, Sfax Univ., Tunisia
M. Loulou , Lab. LARIS, Sfax Univ., Tunisia
M. Jmaiel , Lab. LARIS, Sfax Univ., Tunisia
pp. 113-vii

Integrating balanced scorecard domain formalization with underlying project plan formalization (Abstract)

D. Riesco , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
G. Montejano , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
C. Salgado , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
A. Dasso , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
R. Uzal , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
A. Funes , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
M. Peralta , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
pp. 114-vii

Studying semantic sharing problem within enterprise information systems (Abstract)

R. Rifaieh , LIRIS-INSA, Lyon, France
N.A. Benharkat , LIRIS-INSA, Lyon, France
pp. 115-vii

COTS-based development process meta-modeling (Abstract)

L.L. Jilani , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de l'Informatique, Campus Univ. la Manouba, Tunisia
H.H.B. Ghezala , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de l'Informatique, Campus Univ. la Manouba, Tunisia
S.B. Sassi , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de l'Informatique, Campus Univ. la Manouba, Tunisia
pp. 116-vii

Pseudo dynamic metrics [software metrics] (Abstract)

M. Shereshevsky , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
H.H. Ammar , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
R. Gunnalan , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
pp. 117-vii

A technique based on the OMG metamodel and OCL for the definition of object-oriented metrics applied to UML models (Abstract)

A. Dasso , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
A. Funes , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
D. Riesco , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
R. Uzal , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
N. Debnath , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Winona State Univ., MN, USA
L. Baigorria , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
G. Montejano , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
pp. 118-vii

IMAC: an importance-level based adaptive CPU scheduling scheme for multimedia and non-real time applications (Abstract)

Dafu Deng , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Wuhan, China
Hao Chen , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Wuhan, China
Qionghua Hu , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Wuhan, China
Hai Jin , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Wuhan, China
Xiaofei Liao , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Wuhan, China
pp. 119-vii

On the automatic configuration of application-oriented operating systems (Abstract)

A.A. Frohlich , Lab. for Software-Hardware Integration (LISHA), Santa Catarina Fed. Univ. (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil
G.F. Tondello , Lab. for Software-Hardware Integration (LISHA), Santa Catarina Fed. Univ. (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil
pp. 120-vii

Dynamic activities on an agent-based workflow management system (Abstract)

Chi-Cheng Li , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Eng., National Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan
Jian-Wei Wang , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Eng., National Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan
Feng-Jian Wang , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Eng., National Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan
pp. 122-vii

Towards a formal methodology for developing multi-agent applications using temporal Z (Abstract)

A.H. Kacem , Lab. LARIS, Sfax Univ., Tunisia
A. Regayeg , Lab. LARIS, Sfax Univ., Tunisia
M. Jmaiel , Lab. LARIS, Sfax Univ., Tunisia
pp. 123-vii

Quantifying software architectures: an analysis of change propagation probabilities (Abstract)

H.H. Ammar , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
W. Abdelmoez , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
Bo Yu , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Wuhan, China
M. Shereshevsky , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
S. Bogazzi , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
M. Korkmaz , Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
R. Gunnalan , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
pp. 124-vii

An explicit modeling approach for wholes in the object-oriented development process (Abstract)

A. Malagoli , Modena & Reggio Emilia Univ., Italy
L. Pazzi , Modena & Reggio Emilia Univ., Italy
pp. 125-vii

TREX: a temporal reference extractor for Arabic texts (Abstract)

R.A. Haraty , Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon
S.A. Khatib , Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon
pp. 126-vii

Recovery of temporal information from off-line Arabic handwritten (Abstract)

A.M. Alimi , Res. Group on Intelligent Machines (REGIM), Sfax Univ., Tunisia
A. El Baati , Res. Group on Intelligent Machines (REGIM), Sfax Univ., Tunisia
A. Ennaji , Lane Dept. of Comput. Sci., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV, USA
M. Charfi , Res. Group on Intelligent Machines (REGIM), Sfax Univ., Tunisia
pp. 127-vii

The human genome project: software challenges and future directions (Abstract)

N. Stojanovic , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Texas Univ., Arlington, TX, USA
pp. 128-vii

Towards a standard approach for medical images segmentation (Abstract)

E. Zagrouba , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de l'lnformatique, Campus Univ., La Manouba, Tunisia
W. Barhoumi , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de l'lnformatique, Campus Univ., La Manouba, Tunisia
pp. 130-vii

Watershed segmentation for carotid artery ultrasound images (Abstract)

A. Fenster , Res. Group on Intelligent Machines (REGIM), Sfax Univ., Tunisia
M.R. El-Sakka , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de l'lnformatique, Campus Univ., La Manouba, Tunisia
A.R. Abdel-Dayem , Ecole Nationale des Sci. de l'lnformatique, Campus Univ., La Manouba, Tunisia
pp. 131-vii

A generic reference software architecture for load balancing over mirrored Web servers: NaSr case study (Abstract)

T.J. Brown , Queen's Univ., Belfast, UK
R. Bashroush , Queen's Univ., Belfast, UK
P. Kilpatrick , Queen's Univ., Belfast, UK
I. Spence , Queen's Univ., Belfast, UK
pp. 132-vii

A mediation framework for Web services in a peer-to-peer environment (Abstract)

C. Ghedira , Queen's Univ., Belfast, UK
Z. Maamar , Queen's Univ., Belfast, UK
J. Fayolle , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Wuhan, China
M. Mrissa , Univ. Bordeaux 1, France
D. Benslimane , Queen's Univ., Belfast, UK
pp. 133-vii

On specifying an environment of software agents and Web services (Abstract)

S.K. Mostefaoui , Queen's Univ., Belfast, UK
Z. Maamar , Zayed Univ., United Arab Emirates
pp. 134-vii

Testing Web services (Abstract)

N. Mansour , Div. of Comput. Sci. & Math., Lebanese American Univ., Beirut, Lebanon
R. Siblini , Div. of Comput. Sci. & Math., Lebanese American Univ., Beirut, Lebanon
pp. 135-vii

Usability tri-parametric artifacts: a knowledge reporting artifact for software development reusability (Abstract)

O. Al-shara , Dept. of Inf. Technol., Higher Colleges of Technol., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
pp. 136-vii

The EE-method, an evolutionary engineering developer tool: neural net character mapping (Abstract)

A. Lehireche , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Djilali Liabes Univ., Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
A. Rahmoun , Div. of Comput. Sci. & Math., Lebanese American Univ., Beirut, Lebanon
pp. 137-vii

Towards a rigorous architectural reuse (Abstract)

A.B. Hamadou , Queen's Univ., Belfast, UK
F. Gargouri , Queen's Univ., Belfast, UK
H. Ben-Abdallah , Div. of Comput. Sci. & Math., Lebanese American Univ., Beirut, Lebanon
N. Bouassida , Lab. LARJM, Inst. Superieur d'Informatique et de Multimedias de Sfax, Tunisia
pp. 138-vii

An infrastructure to help development with reuse (Abstract)

H.H.B. Ghezala , RIADI-GDL Lab., Ecole Nationale des Sci. d'Informatique, La Manouba, Tunisia
R.B. Hajri , RIADI-GDL Lab., Ecole Nationale des Sci. d'Informatique, La Manouba, Tunisia
L.L. Jilani , RIADI-GDL Lab., Ecole Nationale des Sci. d'Informatique, La Manouba, Tunisia
pp. 139-vii

Component-based development of process control systems (Abstract)

I.A.M. El-Maddah , Dept. of Comput. & Syst. Eng., Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, Egypt
pp. 140-vii

QoS scheduling components based on firm real-time requirements (Abstract)

M. Silly-Chetto , Lab. d'Informatique de Nantes Atlantique, France
A. Marchand , Lab. d'Informatique de Nantes Atlantique, France
pp. 141-vii

Supporting several real-time applications on the Java platform (Abstract)

M.T. Higuera-Toledano , Fac. Informatica, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Spain
pp. 142-vii

A pragmatic approach for testing robustness on real-time component based systems (Abstract)

A. Tarhini , LICA/CReSTIC, Univ. de Reims, France
A. Rollet , LICA/CReSTIC, Univ. de Reims, France
H. Fouchal , RIADI-GDL Lab., Ecole Nationale des Sci. d'Informatique, La Manouba, Tunisia
pp. 143-vii

Using GIS and knowledge-based system for agricultural land drainage planning (Abstract)

A.A. Elmoneim , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf., Cairo Univ., Egypt
M. Moustafa , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf., Cairo Univ., Egypt
A. Adly , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf., Cairo Univ., Egypt
L. Fattouh , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf., Cairo Univ., Egypt
pp. 144-vii

The integration of an emotional system in the intelligent system (Abstract)

M.B. Ammar , Res. Group on Intelligent Machines, Univ. of Sfax, Tunisia
M. Neji , Res. Group on Intelligent Machines, Univ. of Sfax, Tunisia
A.M. Alimi , Res. Group on Intelligent Machines, Univ. of Sfax, Tunisia
pp. 145-vii

Spoken information retrieval for multimedia databases (Abstract)

L.R. Salgado-Garza , Dept. of Comput. Sci., ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
J.A. Nolazco-FIores , Dept. of Comput. Sci., ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
P.D. Diaz-Lopez , Dept. of Comput. Sci., ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
pp. 146-vii

Automatic data management in architecture and engineering applications (Abstract)

B. Discepolo , Studio di Progettazione Od'A, Napoli, Italy
G. Ramella , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf., Cairo Univ., Egypt
A. Nutile , Studio di Progettazione Od'A, Napoli, Italy
G. Aurino , Studio di Progettazione Od'A, Napoli, Italy
pp. 147-vii

Autonomous decentralized database system restructuring for achieving timeliness (Abstract)

K. Mori , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Tokyo Inst. of Technol., Japan
W. Dake , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Tokyo Inst. of Technol., Japan
C.P. Leguizamo , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Tokyo Inst. of Technol., Japan
M. Takaishi , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Tokyo Inst. of Technol., Japan
S. Kimura , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Tokyo Inst. of Technol., Japan
pp. 148-vii

Performance analysis of locating files asynchronously in ad-hoc networks (Abstract)

I.I. Elghandour , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
M.H. Nagi , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
A.M. Hafez , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
K.M. Nagi , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 149-vii

Incorporating concepts for bioingormatics data modeling into EER models (Abstract)

Z. Raja , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Tokyo Inst. of Technol., Japan
R. Elmasri , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
Yiming Zhang , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
Feng Ji , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
B. Ritesh , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 189-192

Multimodal communication and articulation in e-learning (Abstract)

A. Elsayed , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
Yongqiang Qiu , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
R. Hartley , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 829-833

Proman, a computer supported collective Learning environment through the project based learning (Abstract)

A. Samet , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
A. Choura , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
A.M. Alimi , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 834-839

Privacy in E-learning: How to implement anonymity (Abstract)

E.R. Weippl , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
A. Min Tjoa , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 840-846

Investigating computer-supported cooperative learning: Applications for flexible learning environments (Abstract)

A. Murphy , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
G.A. Dafoulas , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
L.A. Frumkin , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
M. Mimirinis , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 847-852

The role of standardization in eLOC development (Abstract)

K. Kveton , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 853-856

Creation of an online e-learning community for intercultural learning: IntCultNet - A ladder of success (Abstract)

I. Aro , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
L.M. Gashi , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
K. Lindh , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 857-862

Deploying multicommunicative and @prende projects at Anahuac del Sur University (Abstract)

O.D. Alcantara , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 863-868

Introducing a dedicated tool for facilitating a semi-structured approach to CMC messaging (Abstract)

P.K. Oriogun , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 869-877

Resource-based learning and teaching-concerns, conflicts, consensus, community (Abstract)

S. Hatzipanagos , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
E. Berki , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
E. Georgiadou , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 878-882

A QoS Distributed Transport Service (Abstract)

V. Basto , University of Minho
V. Freitas , University of Minho
pp. 921-926

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