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General Program

General Program

Speakers from Industry

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Technical Program

Monday, February 2

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

S1: Communication and Signal Processing 1

Room: Lecture Theater 2
Chair: Ali H Muqaibel (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia)
3:30 Brain Tumor Segmentation Using Cuckoo Search Optimization for Magnetic Resonance Images
Ben George Ephrem (Higher College of Technology, Muscat, Oman); Jeba Rosline (Higher College of Technology, Oman); Gnana Rajesh (Musanna College of Technology, Oman)
3:45 MANETs and VANETs Clustering Algorithms: A Survey
Saleha AlMheiri (AADC, UAE); Hend Alqamzi (UAE University, UAE)
4:00 Practical Performance Evaluation of Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) Networks: Application to Saudi Arabia
Ali H Muqaibel (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia); Ayham Jadallah (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
4:15 Microwave Active Phase Splitters for Quadrature Demodulators
Sergey Georgievich Krutchinsky (Taganrog Institute of Technology, Southern Federal University, Russia); Nikolay N. Prokopenko, Evgeniy Starchenko, Alexander Gavlicky and Petr Budyakov (Don State Technical University, Russia)
4:30 Noninvasive Blood Glucose Level Measurement Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Hasan Al‐Nashash (AUS, UAE); Asif Rahman, Ahmed Yousif Al-luaibi, Ahmed Ghusain and Mohammad Al-Sayah (American University of Sharjah, UAE)
4:45 Reliability Analysis of Delay Strategy for Packet-Based Heterogeneous Small-Cell Networks
Konstantinos Lizos (University of Oslo, Norway); Saied M. Abd El-atty (Menoufia University-Faculty of Electronic Engineering & Salman Bin Abdulaziz University, Egypt)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

S2: Power System and Energy 1

Room: Lecture Theater 3
Chair: Essam Eddin Rashad (Tanta University, Egypt)
3:30 Indirect Space-Vector PWM Technique for Three to Nine Phase Matrix Converters
Sherif Dabour, Said Allam and Essam Eddin Rashad (Tanta University, Egypt)
3:45 A Review of Concepts in Power System Stability
Y Al Shamli (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman); Nasser Hosseinzadeh (Sultan Qaboos University & College of Engineering, Oman); Hasan Yousef (Sulatn Qaboos University, Oman); Amer S. Al-Hinai (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
4:00 Consolidated Demand Bid Model and Strategy in Constrained Direct Load Control Program
Muhammad Babar (TU/e & National University of Science and Technology, The Netherlands); Imthias Ahamed, Parambath (Dhofar University, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman, Oman); Essam A. Al-Ammar (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia); Aqueel Shah (PNEC, Pakistan)
4:15 Markov Modeling of Solar Radiation and Storage Sizing
Hussein Abdellatif (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia); Ibrahim Elamin (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia)

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

S3: Power System and Energy 2

Room: Lecture Theater 4
Chair: Hatem Zeineldin (Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, UAE)
3:30 Indirect Adaptive Fuzzy Logic Frequency Control of Multi-area Power System
Hasan Yousef (Sulatn Qaboos University, Oman); Khalfan Al Kharusi (Distribution Code Review Panel, Oman)
3:45 A Grid-Connected HVDC Shunt Tap Based on Series-Input Parallel-Output DC-AC Multi-Module 2-Level Voltage Source Converters
Ahmed Elserougi (Texas A&M University at Qatar & Alexandria University at Egypt, Qatar); Ahmed Massoud (Qatar University, Qatar); Ayman Abdel-Khalik (Alexandria University, Egypt); Ahmed Shehab (Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar)
4:00 Optimal Placement of Multiple-Type FACTS Devices Using Differential Evolution Algorithm to Maximize Power System Loadability and Voltage Stability
Muhammad Ijaz (Dhahran Saudi Arabia & KFUPM, Saudi Arabia); Bilal Jehanzeb and Ibrahim Elamin (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia)
4:15 Sensorless Closed Loop V/f Control of Medium-Voltage High-Power Induction Motor with Synchronized Space Vector PWM
Chimezie Adiuku, Abdul Rahiman Beig and Saikrishna Kanukollu (The Petroleum Institute, UAE)
4:30 Characteristic Comparison of Reduced Switch Converter Based Energy Conversion Systems
Abdul Mannan Rauf (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE); Vinod Khadkikar (Masdar Institute, UAE)

Tuesday, February 3

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

S4: Power System and Energy 3

Room: Lecture Theater 2
Chair: Mohammad Aldeen (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
11:00 High Transmission At Oblique Incident Using Single Layer Thin Film Coating for Solar Cell
Mohamad Habli (Lebanese International University, Lebanon); Hussein Haidar and Mohamad Jawad (LIU, Lebanon)
11:15 A Review of Reactive Compensation in the Main Interconnected System of Oman
Jimmy Peng (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE); Amer Al-Hinai (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology & Institute Center for Energy, UAE); Hisham Abdullah Al-Riyami (Oman Electricity Transmission Company, Oman)
11:30 Disturbance Rejection Strategies for AC/DC Microgrids
Po-Chun Liu (Masdar Institute, UAE)
11:45 Voltage Stability Assessment of a Microgrid
Yousuf Al Jabri (Sultan Qaboos University & Rural Areas Electricity Company, Oman); Nasser Hosseinzadeh (Sultan Qaboos University & College of Engineering, Oman); Rashid Al-Abri and Amer S. Al-Hinai (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
12:00 Optimal Scheduling of Energy Storage System with Distribution Feeder in Distrbution System
Muhammad Fahad Zia (KFUPM, Pakistan); Ibrahim Elamin (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia)
12:15 Faults Detection and Mitigation in Excitation Control of Synchronous Machines in Large-scale Power Grids
Mohammad Aldeen and Sajeeb Saha (The University of Melbourne, Australia); Rob Evans (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

S5: Computing and IT 1

Room: Lecture Theater 3
Chair: Tarek A. Helmy (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
11:00 Bus Detection System for Blind People Using RFID
Dawood Al-Abri (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman); Medhat Awadalla, Rajaa Bait Suwailam, Arwa Al Yafai and Jalila Al Kalbani (SQU, Oman)
11:15 A Case Study of the Employment of Social Media in Government Agencies in Oman
Saqib Ali and Ali Al Badi (Sultan Qaboos Uinversity, Oman)
11:30 A Performance Study Framework for Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Networks
Tariq Almandhari (Sultan Qaboos University & Omantel, Oman); Fahad Bait-Shiginah (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
11:45 Business Perception to Learn the Art of Operating System Auditing: A Case of Local Bank of Oman
Saqib Ali (Sultan Qaboos Uinversity, Oman)
12:00 RFID-based System for School Children Transportation Safety Enhancement
Dawood Al-Abri (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman); Medhat Awadalla, Anwar Al Lawati, Shaikha Al Jahdhami, Asma Saleh AL-Balushi and Dalal AL-Adawi (SQU, Oman)
12:15 Quality of Service Evaluation of VoIP Over Wireless Networks
Khamis AlAlawi (University of Derby & Ministry of Defence, Oman); Hussain Al-Aqrabi (University of Derby, United Kingdom)

S6: Control and Industrial Technology 1

Room: Lecture Theater 4
Chair: Ahmed Abu-Hajar (Petroleum Institute, UAE)
11:00 Smart Buildings and the Human-Machine Cloud
Nikolaos Mavridis (MIT, USA); Georgios Pierris (University of South Wales, United Kingdom); Chiraz Benabdelkader (New York Institute of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE); Aleksandar Krstikj (University of Southern California, USA); Christos Karaiskos (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)
11:15 Low Pass Conditioning Filter in the Dq Synchronous Frame of DFIG Systems Based on the Power Transfer Matrix
Ahmed Abu-Hajar (Petroleum Institute, UAE); Ahmed Al-Durra (Petrolum Institute, UAE); S. M. Muyeen (The Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi, UAE)
11:30 Real-Time DWT-Based Compression for Wearable Electrocardiogram Monitoring System
Asiya Al-Busaidi and Lazhar Khriji (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman); Farid Touati (Qatar University, Qatar); Mohd. Fadlee A. Rasid (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia); Adel Ben Mnaouer (Canadian University of Dubai & School of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology, UAE)
11:45 Evaluation of the Induced Voltage in Driven Electrodes of Piezoelectric Tube Actuators for Sensorless Nanopositioning
Morteza Mohammadzaheri (Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar); Mohsen Bazghaleh (University of Adelaide, Australia); Steven Grainger (The University of Adelaide, Australia); Reza Tafreshi and Mohammad Hassan Mohammad Khorasani (Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar)
12:00 Adaptive PID Controller Based on Lyapunov Function Neural Network for Time Delay Temperature Control
Muhammad Saleheen Aftab (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman); Muhammad Shafiq (SQU, Oman)
12:15 Decentralized Sliding Mode Control for Load Frequency Problem in Three - Area Power Systems
Maksymilian Klimontowicz (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE); Amer Al-Hinai (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology & Institute Center for Energy, UAE); Jimmy Peng (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

S7: Power System and Energy 4

Room: Lecture Theater 2
Chair: Hatem Zeineldin (Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, UAE)
1:30 A Simple CB-PWM Technique for Five-Phase Matrix Converters Including Over-Modulation Mode
Sherif Dabour, Said Allam and Essam Eddin Rashad (Tanta University, Egypt)
1:45 A Sustainable hybrid/ Off Grid Power Generation Systems Suitable for a Remote Coastal Area in Oman
Radha Rani Gogula (Shinas College of Technology, Oman)
2:00 Load Reliability Analysis Using ARMA Wind Speed Modeling
Asad Faraj Bizrah and Mohammad AlMuhaini (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
2:15 Open-Circuit Fault Detection of Five-Phase Voltage Source Inverters
Sherif Dabour (Tanta University, Egypt); Mahmoud Masoud (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
2:30 Five-phase Uncontrolled Line Commutated Rectifier: AC Side Compensation Using Shunt Active Power Filter
Mahmoud Masoud (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
2:45 Load Model Effect on Distributed Generation Allocation and Feeders' Reconfiguration in Unbalanced Distribution Systems
Aboelsood Zidan (Assiut University, Egypt); Rashid Al Abri (Sultan Qaboos University, Canada); Ehab El-Saadany (Waterloo University, Canada)

S8: Communication and Signal Processing 2

Room: Lecture Theater 3
Chair: Mostefa Mesbah (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
1:30 Study of A Microstrip Patch Antenna with Multiple Circular Slots for Portable Devices
Waqas Farooq and Masood Ur Rehman (University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom); Qammer Hussain Abbasi (Texas A & M University, Qatar); Khawaja Maqbool (Bahria University, Pakistan); Khalid A. Qaraqe (Texas A&M University at Qatar, USA)
1:45 Securing Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks Connectivity with Roadside Units Support
Hamada Alshaer (Khalifa University, UAE)
2:00 Energy Efficient Carrier Aggregation for LTE-Advanced
Basel Barakat (University y of Greenwich, United Kingdom); Kamran Arshad (University of Greenwich, United Kingdom)
2:15 Enhancing of Chaotic ON-OFF Keying Scheme
Nizar Albassam (MEC, Oman); Eratt Parameswaran Sumesh (Middle East College & National Institute of Technology, Calicut,India, Oman)
2:30 Human Attention-Based Image Regions of Interest Extraction Using Computational Intelligence
Mohammad Al-Azawi (De Montfort University & Oman College of Management and Technology, Oman); Yingjie Yang and Howell Istance (De Montfort University, United Kingdom)
2:45 Performance of Optically-Preamplified PDM-BPSK-M-ary PPM and PDM-QPSK-M-ary PPM Systems with Finite Extinction Ratio
Sanaa Hamid, Mohamed Hassan and Aly Elrefaie (American University of Sharjah, UAE)

S9: Electronics & Instrumentation 1

Room: Lecture Theater 4
Chair: Muhammad Shafiq (SQU, Oman)
1:30 Monitoring of Microalgae Lipid Accumulation System Overview
Leena Saqer, Mahmoud Al Ahmad and Hanifa Taher (United Arab Emirates University, UAE); Sulaiman Al-Zuhair (UAE University, UAE); Ali Al Naqbi (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)
1:45 The Radiation-Hardened Voltage References on Bipolar and JFET Transistors
Evgeniy Starchenko, Nikolay N. Prokopenko and Petr Budyakov (Don State Technical University, Russia)
2:00 Reconfigurable Fully Differential First Order All Pass Filter Using Digitally Controlled CMOS DVCC
Iqbal Ahmad Khan (Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia); Muhammad Idrees Masud and Syed Moiz (Umm Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia)
2:15 Microwave and mm-Wave Active-RC and RLC Filters
Sergey Georgievich Krutchinsky (Taganrog Institute of Technology, Southern Federal University, Russia); Nikolay N. Prokopenko and Petr Budyakov (Don State Technical University, Russia)
2:30 Observations in ZnO Thin Films Based Pressure Sensors
Mahmoud Alahmad (UAEU, UAE); Nedal Al Taradeh (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)
2:45 Intermixing Effects on Emission Properties of InGaN/GaN Coupled Quantum Wells
Tri B. Susilo (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia); Boon S. Ooi (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Mohammad Aziz Alsunaidi (King Fahd University of Pet & Min, Saudi Arabia)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

S10: Engineering Education & Development

Room: Lecture Theater 2
Chair: Nasser Hosseinzadeh (Sultan Qaboos University & College of Engineering, Oman)
3:30 Collective Assessment Pattern Toward ABET Accreditation of the ECE Program At Sultan Qaboos University
Faiçal Mnif and Mohamed Ould-Khaoua (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman); Joseph Jervase (Sultan Qaboos University, UAE); Nasser Hosseinzadeh (Sultan Qaboos University & College of Engineering, Oman)
3:45 ECE First: An Attempt to Reinstate the Favorability of ECE Program
Ali Al Shidhani, Ahmed Al Maashri, Dawood Al-Abri, Fahad Bait-Shiginah and Salem Al-Hinai (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
4:00 An Educational Web Application for Academic Advising
Rasha Shakir AbdulWahhab (College of Applied Sciences, Oman)
4:15 Understanding the Factors That Affect Female Enrollment and Retention in Collegiate STEM Programs
Rosemary L. Edzie and Mahmoud Alahmad (University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA); Alan Alahmad (MIT, USA)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

S11: Control & Industrial Technology 2

Room: Lecture Theater 3
Chair: Vinod Khadkikar (Masdar Institute, UAE)
3:30 Simultaneous State and Parameter Estimation of a Class of MIMO Nonlinear Systems
Salim Ibrir (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
3:45 Advancing Electric Vehicle Penetration
Alan Alahmad (MIT, USA); Michael Hempel (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA); Mahmoud Alahmad (University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA); Hamid Sharif (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA); Nasser Aljuhaishi (Kuwait University, USA)
4:00 Cooperative Garbage Collecting Robots
Manal Al-Sharrah, Mohammed ElAbd, Duha Ismaeil and Manar Al-Bader (American University of Kuwait, Kuwait)
4:15 Sensor Fault Diagnostic and Fault-Tolerant Control for the Altitude Control of a Quadrotor UAV
Ahmad Drak (United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), UAE); Hassan Noura (United Arab Emirates University, UAE); Younes Al Younes (Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE); Mohammad Hejase (United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), UAE)
4:30 Voltage and Reactive Power Control in a Distribution System Using Hybrid SA-DBPSO Algorithm
Abdolhamid Rahideh (Shiraz University of Technology, Iran); Mohsen Gitizadeh (Sihraz University of Technology, Iran); Ali Sadrzadeh (Fars Regional Electric Company, Iran)
4:45 A Simple Composite Fuzzy/PI Controller for High Performance Control of Brushless DC Motor Drive
Mahmoud Kassas (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia); Adeel Sabir (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

S12: Industrial Challenges & Applications

Room: Lecture Theater 4
Chair: Abdelsalam Elhaffar (University of Benghazi, Libya)
3:30 A Model Describing Hazard Identification Effectiveness of Workers in the Construction and Maintenance Industry
Emmanuel A Gonzalez, Rolly S. Presto and Alexander Remacha (Jardine Schindler Elevator Corporation, Philippines); Arnold N. Santos (Modern College of Business and Science, Oman)
3:45 Public Acceptance of Renewable Energy and SmartGrid in Saudi Arabia
Dilek Dustegor, Nahid Sultana, Noor Felemban and Deemah Al-Qahtani (University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia)
4:00 Implementation of Wireless Power Transfer System for Smart Home Applications
Hilal A. Fadhil (University Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia)
4:15 Development of Demand Forecast Model for the Transmission System Master Plan of Oman (2014-2030)
Hisham Abdullah Al-Riyami (Oman Electricity Transmission Company, Oman); Adil AlBusaidi (Oman Electricity Transmission Company, Egypt); Ahmed Al-Nadabi, Musabah AL-Siyabi, Meera Al-Abri and Zahra Al Rawahi (Oman Electricity Transmission Company, Oman); Joseph Dubois and Vincent Lambillon (Tractebel Engineering, Belgium); Shafique Mirza (Tractebel Engineering, UAE); Arnaud Bastens (Tractebel Engineering, Belgium); Omar H. Abdalla (University of Helwan & Faculty of Engineering, Egypt)

Wednesday, February 4

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

S13: Computing and IT 2

Room: Lecture Theater 2
Chair: Afaq Ahmad (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
9:00 Performance Impact of Relay Cardinality on Sender-Driven Messages Dissemination in VANETs
Osama M. Hussain Rehman, Hadj Bourdoucen and Mohamed Ould-Khaoua (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
9:15 Arabic Stemming Techniques: Comparisons and New Vision
Ahmad A. Alzyoud and Wafaa Al-Rabyah (Yarmouk University, Jordan)
9:30 Factors Influencing the Intention to Buy From Online Stores: An Empirical Study in Jordan
Rasha Abu-shamaa and Emad Abu-Shanab (Yarmouk University, Jordan)
9:45 Personalizing Health and Food Advices by Semantic Enrichment of Multilingual Cross-Domain Questions
Ahmed Alnazer and Tarek A. Helmy (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
10:00 Detection of Compromised Smart Meters in the Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Zubair Baig (Edith Cowan University, Australia); Abdurraoof Salih Al Amoudy (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia); Khaled Salah (Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), UAE)
10:15 An Intelligent Dynamic Replica Selection Model Within Grid Systems
Nour Mostafa (American University of the Middle East, Kuwait); Ismaeel Al Ridhawi (American University of the Middle East & University of Ottawa, Kuwait); Ahmed Hamza (American University of the Middle East & Georgetown University, Kuwait)

S14: Control & Industrial Technology 3

Room: Lecture Theater 3
Chair: Salim Ibrir (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
9:00 Improving the Transient Response in Backstepping Control Designs: Application to Robotic Manipulators
Salim Ibrir (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
9:15 On the Subjective Difficulty of Joystick-based Robot Arm Teleoperation with Auditory Feedback
Nikolaos Mavridis (MIT, USA); Georgios Pierris (University of South Wales, United Kingdom); Paolo Gallina (University of Trieste, Italy); Zacharoula Papamitsiou (University of Macedonia, Greece); Umair Saad (New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE)
9:30 Active Disturbance Rejection Control of a Methanol-Water Separation Distillation Column
Fahad Al Kalbani (Newcasle University, United Kingdom); Jie Zhang (University of Newcastle, United Kingdom)
9:45 Model Reduction Procedure for Stable Nonlinear
Salim Ibrir (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia); Maamar Bettayeb (University of Sharjah, UAE)
10:00 Bakstepping Control of an Electro-hydraulic Servo System Subject to Disturbance and Parameter Uncertainty
Babajide Ayinde, Sami El Ferik and Salim Ibrir (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia); Moez Feki (Research Unit ICOS, Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Sfax (ENIS), Tunisia); Bilal Siddiqui (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
10:15 Graph Theoretic Incidence Matrix Approach for Evaluating Reliability of Mechatronics Systems Via a MATLAB Based Developed Tool
Afaq Ahmad and Mohd Ahsan Kabir Rizvi (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman); Ali Al-Lawati (SQU, Oman); Iftaquaruddin Mohammed and Arif S Malik (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)

S15: Power System and Energy 5

Room: Lecture Theater 4
Chair: Jimmy Peng (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE)
9:00 Geometrical Approach for Wind Farm Symmetrical Layout Design Optimization
Sultan AL-Yahyai (Sultan Qaboos University & Mazoon Electricity Company, Oman); Yassine Charabi (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman); Adel Gastli (Qatar University, Qatar)
9:15 Street Lighting Using Solar Powered LED Light Technology: Sultan Qaboos University Case Study
Mahmoud Masoud (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
9:30 A Detailed Tuning Evaluation of Sensitivity Threshold Using LNRT for Bad Data Detection in State Estimation
Abubeker Alamin and Jimmy Peng (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE)
9:45 Maximum Power Tracking of a Grid-Connected Wind-Driven Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Generator Using Scalar Control
Mohamed Gamal (University of Tanta, Egypt); Said Allam and Essam Eddin Rashad (Tanta University, Egypt)
10:00 Improved Deterministic Real-Time Estimation of Maximum Power Point in Photovoltaic Power Systems
Salish Maharjan and Jimmy Peng (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE); Weidong Xiao (Masdar Institute, UAE)
10:15 Economic Dispatch in Power Systems
Fahad Al Farsi, Abdullah Al-Badi and Mohammed Albadi (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman); Nasser Hosseinzadeh (Sultan Qaboos University & College of Engineering, Oman)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

S16: Communication & Signal Processing 3

Room: Lecture Theater 2
Chair: Muhammad Raisuddin Ahmed (Military Technological College, Oman)
11:30 Modelling a Microwave Chaotic Generator for RADAR and Communication Systems
Mohammed Aseeri (University of Canberra & AIRSCC, Australia); Muhammad Raisuddin Ahmed (Military Technological College, Oman); Majharul Talukder (University of Canberra, Australia); Ahmed Al Ghamdi (Ministry of Interior Border Guard, Australia)
11:45 Integrated Decoupling and Matching Network for a Compact 3-element Array
Mohammed Albannay and Jacob Coetzee (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
12:00 Collaborative Sensing for Cognitive Radio Under Log-Normal Shadowing
Nedaa Al Hussien and Mohammed Adel Abdel-Hafez (United Arab Emirates University, UAE); Khaled Shuaib (UAE University, UAE)
12:15 Electromagnetics Interference (EMI) Radiation From Airflow Openings in Personal Computers Shielded Enclosures: An Experimental Study
Mohammed Bait-Suwailam and Dawood Mohammed Al-Abri (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman); Abbas Teirab (College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Tunisia); Joseph Jervase (Sultan Qaboos University, UAE); Zia Nadir (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
12:30 Adaptive Hierarchical Motion Estimation Optimization for Scalable HEVC
Abdelrahman Abdelazim (The American University of the Middle East, United Kingdom); Ahmed Hamza (American University of the Middle East & Georgetown University, Kuwait)
12:45 Extracting Fetal ECG From a Single Maternal Abdominal Record
Mohammad Ayat (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand); Hasan Al‐Nashash (AUS, UAE); Khaled Assaleh (American University of Sharjah, UAE)

S17: Power System and Energy 6

Room: Lecture Theater 3
Chair: Hassan Siahkali (Islamic Azad University, Iran)
11:30 Photovoltaic Systems Analysis Taking Into Consideration the Shadows Effect
Mahmoud Hassan (Universiy, Jordan); Layla Sharkawi (PSUT, Jordan)
11:45 Design and Performance Evaluation of Halbach Array Linear Generator for Wave Energy Converters
Ahmed ElGebaly (Tanta University, Egypt); Mohamed K. El-Nemr (Tanta University & EtaSoft Co., Egypt)
12:00 Correlative Angles Switching Technique for Switched Reluctance Motor Drive Systems
Samer Abohashesh (The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt); Mohamed K. El-Nemr (Tanta University & EtaSoft Co., Egypt); Essam Eddin Rashad (Tanta University, Egypt)
12:15 Main Criteria in Interconnection of Generating Units to Islanded Grids, Salalah IPP2 Case Study
Rahim Zeinali (Monenco Iran & MAPNA Group, Iran); Hassan Siahkali (Islamic Azad University, Iran)
12:30 Privatization of Electricity Distribution Sector in Iran
Monazzah Ebrahimi, Gardeshi (MONENCO Consultimg Engineers & University of Tehran, Iran); Hassan Siahkali (Islamic Azad University, Iran)
12:45 A Multi-Objective Model for Allocation of Magnetically Controlled Shunt Reactors
Monazzah Ebrahimi, Gardeshi (MONENCO Consultimg Engineers & University of Tehran, Iran); Rahim Zeinali (Monenco Iran & MAPNA Group, Iran); Hassan Siahkali (Islamic Azad University, Iran)