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​Journal Papers

  • “Adaptive Fuzzy Logic-Based Framework for Handling Imprecision and Uncertainty in Classification of Bioinformatics Datasets”, Tarek Helmy, Zeehasham Rasheed, Mohamed Al-Mulhem, International Journal of Computational Methods, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Sep., 2011, pp. 513-534.
  • “PVeStA: A Parallel Statistical Model Checking and Quantitative Analysis Tool”, AlTurki, M.A., and Meseguer, J., Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 6859, August 2011, pp. 386-392.
  • “Preparing a Database for Makki and Maddani Quran,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M. and Abdel-Aal, R. E., Communications of Arab Computer Society, vol. 4, no. 2, December 2011.
  • “Design of Damping Controllers in Electrical Power Systems Using Continuous Genetic Algorithms,” Abido, M. A. and El-Alfy, E.-S. M., Computer Research Journal, Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils, vol. 10, no. 2, 2011.
  • “A More Effective Steganographic Approach for Color Images by Combining Simple Methods,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M. and Al-Sadi, A., Journal of Computer Science and Engineering, Phillips Publishing, vol. 4, no. 1, October 2011.
  • "Towards Measuring Object-Oriented Class Stability," M. Alshayeb, M. Naji, M. Elish, and J. Al-Ghamdi, IET Software, vol. 5, issue 4, 2011, pp. 415-424.
  • "The Impact of Refactoring to Patterns on Software Quality Attributes," M. Alshayeb, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, vol. 36, issue 7, 2011, pp. 1241–1251.
  • "A Classification of Refactoring Methods Based on Software Quality Attributes," K. Elish and M. Alshayeb, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, vol. 36, issue 7, 2011, pp. 1253–1267.
  • "Investigation of Aspect-Oriented Metrics for Stability Assessment: A Case Study," M. Elish, M. Al-Khiaty, and M. Alshayeb, Journal of Software, Vol. 6, NO. 12, 2011, pp. 2508-2514.
  • “Colony of Cooperating Agents Based Independent Job Scheduling in a Computation Grid", Tarek Helmy, Zeehasham Rasheed,  International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetic, Volume 4 Issue 2, 2011, pp. 243 - 264.
  • “Dynamic Load-Balancing Based on a Coordinator and Backup Automatic Election in Distributed Systems“, Tarek Helmy, Fahd Al-Otaibi, International Journal of Computing & Information Science, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2011, pp. 37-45.
  • “On the k-ary hypercube tree and its average distance”, M. H. Alsuwaiyel,, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Vol. 88, No. 11, 2011, 2258-2274.
  • “Barriers in the selection of offshore software development outsourcing vendors: an exploratory study using a systematic literature review”, Siffatullah Khan, Mahmood Niazi and Rashid Ahmad, Information and Software Technology Journal, 53(7), 2011, 693-706.
  • “Empirical Comparison of Three Metrics Suites for Fault Prediction in Packages of Object-Oriented Systems: A Case Study of Eclipse,” M. Elish, A. Al-Yafei and M. Al-Mulhem, Advances in Engineering Software, vol. 42, no. 10, 2011, pp. 852-859.
  • “A Hybrid of Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm and HMM-Fuzzy Model for Time Series Prediction,” Hassan M Rafiul, NathBaikunth, Kirley Michael and KamruzzamanJoarder, Neurocomputing VOL 81, 2012, pp. 1-11.
  • “A Computational Model for Context-Based Image Categorization and Description”, Tarek Helmy, International Journal of Image & Graphics, Vol. 12, No. 1, March 2012, pp. 1-19.
  • “An empirical investigation of success factors for offshore software development outsourcing vendors”, Siffatullah Khan, Mahmood Niazi,IET Software Journal 6(1), 1-15, 2012.
  • “A Framework for Improving Quality in Misuse Case Models”, M. El-Attar, Business Process Management Journal 18 (2): 168 – 196, 2012.
  • “Design Requirements in Software and Engineering Systems,” A. Eleiche, I. Ahmad and M. Elish,Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 70-81, 2012.

Conference Papers

  • ”Performance Modeling of Intel and Portland Compilers Using Westmere‐Based Infiniband HPC Cluster”, Muhammed Al-Mulhem, Raed AlShaikh, The 2011 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'11), July 18-21, 2011, Las Vegas USA, pp 869-874.
  • “Requirements Specification of Context-Aware Pervasive Systems”, Mahmood, S., Al-Mulhem, M., Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai, China, 2011, pp. 156 – 159.
  • "Complexity Analysis and Playing Strategies for Ludo and its variant race games," Alvi F., and Ahmed M., IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG), Seoul, South Korea, Aug 31-Sept. 3, 2011, pp.134-141.
  • “A Comparative Study of PVD-Based Schemes for Data Hiding in Digital Images,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M. and Al-Sadi, A., Proc. of the 9th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, (AICCSA 2011), Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, December 27-30, 2011.
  • “Migrating Functional Requirements in SSUCD Use Cases to a More Formal Representation”, M. El-Attar, J. Miller, 6thInternational Conference on Software Engineering Advances, Barcelona, Spain. 2011. (Best Paper Award)
  • “UseCaseDiff: An Algorithm for Differencing Use Case Models”, M. El-Attar, 9th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Research, Management and Applications, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 2011.
  • “Use Case-Based Effort Estimation Approaches: A Comparison Criteria”, M. W. Kamal, M. Ahmed, M. El-Attar, 2ndInternational Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems, Pahang, Malaysia. 2011.
  • “Improving Quality in Misuse Case Models: A Risk-Based Approach”, M. El-Attar, I. Ahmed, 4th ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science, Sanya, Hainan Island, China. 2011.
  • “A Systematic Approach to Assemble Sequence Diagrams from Use Case Scenarios”, M. El-Attar, International Conference on Systems Engineering and Modeling, Shanghai, China. 2011.
  • “Design Requirements in Software and Engineering Systems,” A. Eleiche, I. Ahmad and M. Elish, Proceedings of 12th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference, Beijing, China, 2011, pp. 343-353.
  • “A New Multidimensional Storage Structure”, DhiaaMusleh, Salahadin Mohammed, MuhammedAl-mulhem, 4th International Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology (ICCET 2012), May 27-28, 2012, Phuket, Thailand.
  • “Sibilings Labeling Scheme for Updating XML trees Dynamically”, Hamdi Al-Jamimi, Ahmed Barradah and Salahadin Mohammed, 4th International Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology (ICCET 2012), May 27-28, 2012, Phuket, Thailand.
  • “An Empirical Evaluation and Improvement of the Item Balancing Algorithm in P2P Systems”, Tarek Helmy, Ahmed Al-Herz, IEEE Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management, Vol. 1 NCM Track, ISBN: 978-89-88678-67-1, PP. 35-40, Seoul, Korea April 24-26, 2012.
  • “Building An Annotated Corpus and Detection of Anger in Arabic Speech Dialogs,” Khalil, A. A., Al-Khatib, W. G., Cheded, L. and El-Alfy, E.-S. M.,Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing, Rabat, Morocco, May 2–3, 2012.
  • “Automatic Identification Based on Hand Geometry and Probabilistic Neural Networks,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M.,Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE/IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS 2012), Istanbul, Turkey, May 7-10, 2012.
  • “High-Capacity Image Steganography Based on Overlapped Pixel Differences and Modulus Function,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M. and Al-Sadi, A.,Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies (NDT 2012), UAE, 2012. Also published in  Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS 7899) Series of Springer LNCS.
  • “Improved Personal Identification Using Face and Hand Geometry Fusion and Support Vector Machines,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M. and BinMakhashen, G. M.,Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies (NDT 2012), UAE, 2012. Also published in theCommunications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS 7899) Series of Springer LNCS.
  • “Evaluation of Support Vector Machine with Universal Kernel for Hand-Geometry Based Identification,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M. and BinMakhashen, G. M.,Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT’12), Al-Ain, UAE, March 2012.
  • “Improved Pixel Value Differencing Steganography Using Logistic Chaotic Maps,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M. and Al-Sadi, A.,Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT’12), Al-Ain, UAE, March 2012.
  • “Pixel-Value Differencing Steganography: Attacks and Improvements,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M. and Al-Sadi, A.,  Proceedings of International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (ICCIT2012), Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia, March 12-14, 2012.
  • “Security Improvement of PVD Steganographic Method against Histogram Attack,” Al-Sadi, A., and El-Alfy, E.-S. M.,  3rd Saudi Scientific Conference for Students of High Education, Al-Kbobar, Saudi Arabia, April 30-May 3, 2012.
  • “High-Capacity Steganographic Scheme Based on Overlapping PVD Method,” Al-Sadi, A., and El-Alfy, E.-S. M.,3rd Saudi Scientific Conference for Students of High Education, Al-Kbobar, Saudi Arabia, April 30-May 3, 2012.
  • “Performance Evaluation of Delay-Sensitive Services Over the Internet Using Multipath Routing,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M.,Proceedings of International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (ICCIT2012), Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia, March 12-14, 2012.
  • “Using Radial-Basis Function Networks and Ring-edge Energy Features for Automatic Classification of Deformable Geometric Shapes,” El-Alfy, E.-S. M., Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2012), Portugal, Feb. 6-8, 2012.
  • “Systematic Literature Reviews in Global Software Development: A Tertiary Study”, J. M. Verner,   O. P. Brereton,   B. A. Kitchenham,   M. Turner, M. Niazi,International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2012)  Spain, May 2012
  • “Causes of Requirement Change – A Systematic Literature Review”,MuneeraBano, Salma Imtiaz , NaveedIkram , Mahmood Niazi, Muhammad Usman,International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2012)  Spain. May 2012
  • “GlobReq: A Framework for Improving Requirements Engineering in Global Software Development Projects: Preliminary Results”, Mahmood Niazi, Mohamed El-Attar, Muhammad Usman and NaveedIkram,International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2012)  Spain. May 2012
  • “Critical Challenges in Offshore Software Development Outsourcing: An Empirical Study”, Siffatullah Khan and Mahmood Niazi, International IASTED Conference on Software Engineering SE 2012, June 2012 Greece.
  • “Are Use Case Modeling Features Underutilized? A Lightweight Survey That Raises Concerns,”M. Alsaleh, M. El-Attar, M. Niazi, K. Halawani, 7th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering, Wroclaw, Poland. 2012.
  • “A Systematic Review on the Impact of CK Metrics on the Functional Correctness of Object-Oriented Classes”, Y. Khan, M. Elish, M. El-Attar, 12th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. 2012.

Technical Reports

  • "Adaptive error recovery for transient faults in elliptic curve scalar multiplication", A. Alkhoraidly and M. A. Hasan, CACR Technical Report 2011-23, University of Waterloo, July 2011.
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