|14 Nov, 2016||First call for Papers and Workshop proposals||19 Dec, 2016||Second call for papers|
|12 Dec, 2016||Workshop proposals||19 Dec, 2016||Notification of accepted workshops|
|19 Feb, 2017||Full paper submission||17 Mar, 2017||Notification of Accepted papers|
|03 Apr, 2017||Camera ready||1 Dec, 2016||Registration open|
|25 Apr, 2017||Pre-conference Workshops & Tutorials||26-27 Apr, 2017||Main Conference|
Call for Papers
We invite researchers to submit articles that provide a timely and concise account of innovative research ideas and application results, reporting significant theoretical findings and application case studies in (but not limited to) the following tracks of the conference:
|Big Data||Robotics||Artificial Intelligence||Internet-of-Things||Networking and communications||Bioinformatics|
|E-learning||Theoretical computer science||Software engineering||Natural Language Processing||Machine Learning||Data Mining|
|Signal and Image Processing||Speech Recognition and Synthesis||Security and Information Systems||Web technology||Multimedia Systems and Services||Geographical Information Systems|
|Green Computing||Modelling and Simulation||Cloud Computing||Social Networks Analysis|
List of national research priorities:
|Network Security and application||Big Data||Data Mining||Application of Arabic Natural Language Processing|
Researchers are invited to submit articles (5-7 pages), that provide a timely and concise account of innovative research ideas and application results, reporting significant theoretical findings and application case studies.
Papers should be submitted to Easychair system. The URL is: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ntit2017
Camera ready format of final manuscripts
Camera ready of your final manuscript must follow the final manuscript format instruction available here . Authors can use the MS Word template for formatting their final manuscript in camera ready format. Please format your final manuscript accordingly and submit the paper to easychair. Deadline for submitting the camera ready version of the paper is 03.04.2017.
|Prof. Bassam Hammo (Chairman)||King Abdullah School for Information Technology||The University of Jordan|
|Prof. Azzam Sleit||Dean of King Abdullah School for Information Technology||The University of Jordan|
|Prof. Ziad Al-Saad||Vice president of Academic Affairs||Yarmouk University|
|Dr. Feras Hanandeh||Dean of The Faculty of Prince Al-Hussien bin Abdullah II for Information Technology||The Hashemite University|
|Prof. Ghassan Kanaan||President||Amman Arab University|
|Prof. Arafat Awajan||Dean of King Hussein Faculty of Computing Sciences||Princess Sumaya University for Technology|
|Dr. Majdi Sawalha||King Abdullah II School for Information Technology||The University of Jordan|
Industrial Steering Committee Members
|Mr. Michael Wakileh||Chief Executive Officer||Progressoft Jordan|
|HE. Atef Al Tal||Chairman of the Board of Directors & Md||King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB)|
|Mr. Simon Kim||Managing Director, Samsung R&D Institute Jordan||Samsung Electronics|
|Mr. Ahmad Hanandeh||CEO||Zain Jordan|
|Mr. Ayman Mazahreh||General Manager||Specialized Technical Services (STS)|
|Prof. Azzam Sleit||The University of Jordan (Chairman)||Prof. Bassam Hammo||The University of Jordan|
|Dr. Majdi Sawalha||The University of Jordan||Prof. Nadim Obeid||The University of Jordan|
|Dr. Hazem Hiary||The University of Jordan||Dr. Hamad Al-Sawalqah||The University of Jordan|
|Dr. Loai AlNemer||The University of Jordan||Dr. Jafar Al-Qatawna||The University of Jordan|
|Dr. Jamal AlSakran||The University of Jordan||D. Yazan Al-Shamaileh||The University of Jordan|
|Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jarrah||The University of Jordan||Dr. Mohammad Abushariah||The University of Jordan|
|Dr. Khair Eddin Sabri||The University of Jordan||Prof. Fawaz Al Zaghoul||The University of Jordan|
|Dr. Samer Samarah||Yarmouk University||Dr. Mohammed Al-Zamil||Yarmouk University|
|Dr. Mohammed Akour||Yarmouk University||Dr. Bilal Abu Al-Huda||Yarmouk University|
|Dr. Mohammad Azzeh||Applied Science University||Dr. Moath Zghoul||Al-Balqa' University|
|Dr. Nouh Alhindawi||Jadara University||Dr. Maen Hammad||The Hashemite University|
|Majdi Sawalha (Chair)||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Ibrahim Aljarah||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Omar El Ariss||Penn State University||USA||Ja'Far Alqatawna||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Jason Jaskolka||Stanford University||USA||Jamal Alsakran||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Dave Levin||University of Maryland||USA||Khair Eddin Sabri||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Claire Brierley||The University of Leeds||UK||Lama Rajab||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Eric Atwell||The University of Leeds||UK||Loai Alnemer||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Charith Chitraranjan||University of Moratuwa||Sri Lanka||Mariam Itriq||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Gianfranco Politano||Politecnico Di Torino||Italy||Mohammad Abdel-Majeed||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Muath Alzghool||Al-Balqa University||Jordan||Mohammad Abushariah||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Mohammed Salem Atoum||Irbid National University||Jordan||Mohammad Zoubi||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Mohammed Abu Shquier||Jeresh Private University||Jordan||Nadim Obeid||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Hesham Abusaimeh||Middle East University||Jordan||Reem Al-Fayez||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Bayan Abushawar||Open Arab University||Jordan||Rizik Al-Sayyed||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Ahmad Sharieh||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Rola Al-Khalid||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Amjad Hudaib||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Salsabeel Alfalah||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Ammar Huneiti||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Sherenaz Al Haj Baddar||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Aseel Anani||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Tahani Al-Khateeb||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Azzam Sleit||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Thair Hamtini||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Bashar Al-Shboul||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Yazn Alshamaila||The University of Jordan||Jordan|
|Bassam Hammo||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Abd Alraoof Bsoul||Yarmouk University||Jordan|
|Dima Suleiman||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Ahmad Saifan||Yarmouk University||Jordan|
|Esra Alzaghoul||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Ahmed Manasrah||Yarmouk University||Jordan|
|Fawaz Masoud||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Belal Abu Ata||Yarmouk University||Jordan|
|Hamad Alsawalqah||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Iyad Al Azzam||Yarmouk University||Jordan|
|Hazem Hiary||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Malek Barhoush||Yarmouk University||Jordan|
|Hiba Khadrawi||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Mohammed Al Zamil||Yarmouk University||Jordan|
|Hossam Faris||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Samer Samarah||Yarmouk University||Jordan|
|Huda Karajeh||The University of Jordan||Jordan||Nouh Al Hindawi||Jadara University||Jordan|
Dr. Mohammed Haji
Dr. Mohammed Haji, a senior solution architect within EMEA at Couchbase. He has worked extensively on large distributed, low latency high throughput mission critical applications. This ranges from investment banks, Telco's, instant credit card fraud detection, and online gaming.
He has helped many institutes that were facing constant down time, performance degradation to being the most preformat and able to handle large major calendar events such as Cyber Monday and Black Friday.
Dr. Mohammed Haji has published many industry and academia articles and most recently a co-author of a book called "Pro Couchbase Base Server" also available on Amazon.
Dr. Rana Dajani
Ph.D. Molecular Cell Biology, a Fulbright Alumnus, Harvard Radcliff Fellow 2017, Eisenhower Fellow 2014, founder of the Service Learning Center and former director of the center of studies at the Hashemite University in Jordan.
Dr. Dajani is a higher education reform expert, and a member in the UN women Jordan advisory council.
Furthermore, she established a network for women mentors, which received the PEER Award 2014, and is a strong advocate for the theory of Biological Evolution and Islam. Proclaimed one of the most influential women scientists in the Islamic World, and 12 among the 100 most influential Arab women in 2015 and the 2017 Global Changemaker Award.
Dr. Dajani has developed a community-based model and philosophy “We love reading” to encourage children to read for pleasure, which received multiple awards including the Synergy Award for Arab World Social Innovators 2009, the Library of congress literary award 2013 best practices, and King Hussein Medal of Honor 2014, among others.
Rawan Soudah has started and fast-tracked her career at ProgressSoft Corporation, by delving into the diverse payments domain that the company specializes in. Rawan has been a key team member in the wide range of products offered by the company, such as Mobile Payment, Mobile Payment Clearing, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), and Real-Time Gross Settlement Systems (RTGS).
For the past 7 years, Rawan has been a Business Analyst enthusiastically working with key stakeholders from the customer side to understand their concerns and collaborate with them in optimizing their payments infrastructure. She also joins forces with the development teams to covey the customers’ vision to them and ensure that all their needs and expectations are met. During the past 3 years, Rawan has been the product owner of the EFT and RTGS Systems.
Rawan holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.
Main Conference Program
Day One: Tuesday, 25 April 2017
|8:00 – 10:00||Registration and Welcome Coffee||Foyer|
|10:00 – 11:00||
H.E. Prof. Azzam Sleit
Prof. Bassam Hammo
|Dr. Majdi Sawalha||Auditorium|
|11:00 – 11:30||Coffee Break|
|11:30 – 12:30||
Keynote Speech 1:
Dr. Rana Al-Dajani
|Prof. Bassam Hammo||Auditorium|
|12:30 – 14:00||
Session No.1: Software Engineering 1
1. End to End Performance Monitoring Approach
2. A Proposed Index for Evaluating Component
3. Towards Improving Customer Behavior
4. An Attempt towards formalizing UML Class
5. Formal Specification of Constraints on Role
|Prof. Fawaz Alzaghoul||Auditorium|
|14:00 – 15:00||Lunch||Restaurant|
|15:00 – 16:30||
Session No.2: Algorithms
1. Intelligent Data Extraction System Using Regular Expressions
2. β-Hill Climbing Technique for the Text Document Clustering
3. Parameters Estimation of the COCOMO Model Using Hybrid Algorithm of Genetic Algorithm and Cuckoo Search Algorithm
4. Enhancing the Visual Perception of Graph Communities
5. Discrete Times Event Representation using MapReduce
|Prof. Ahmad Sharieh||Auditorium|
|15:00 – 16:30||
Session No.3: Machine Learning & Data Mining
1. Features Selection effect on Predicting the Popularity of Online News
2. Sylvester: An Approach to Emotion Classification
3. An Image Processing Approach for Cucumber Powdery Mildew Infection Detection
4. Educational Data Mining (EDM): A Review and Future Visions
5. A New Implementation of Deep Neural Networks for Optical Character Recognition and Face Recognition
|Prof. Nadim Obeid||Samsung Lab|
Main Conference Program
Day Two: Wednesday, 26 April 2017
|9:00 – 9:30||Welcome Coffee||Foyer|
|9:30 – 10:30||
Keynote Speech 2:
Dr. Mohammed Haji
|Dr. Majdi Sawalha||Auditorium|
|10:30 – 11:30||
Session No. 4: Software Engineering 2
1. Cloud Testing: Steps, Tools, Challenges
2. The Impact of Big Data Analytics on Business Competitiveness
3. Towards The Separation Of Concerns Between Model Design And Validation
|Prof. Amjad Hudaib||Auditorium|
|11:30 – 12:00||Coffee Break||Foyer|
|12:00 – 12:30||
Keynote Speech 3: How do we do it at ProgressSoft
|Prof. Bassam Hammo||Auditorium|
|12:30 – 13:30||
Session No.5: Arabic NLP 1
1. A Proposed Model for Extracting Information from Arabic-Based Controlled Text Domains
2. Construction of an English-Arabic Political Parallel Corpus
3. A study of Arabic Keyboard Layout
|Prof. Bassam Hammo||Auditorium|
|12:30 – 13:30||
Session No.6: Information Technology 1
1. Probably Secure Channels in SPS language
2. Homomorphic Encryption in E-Voting Systems: The University of Jordan Case Study
3. Online Social Media-based Sentiment Analysis for US Airline companies
|Prof. Azzam Sleit||Samsung Lab|
|13:30 – 14:30||Lunch||Restaurant|
|14:30 – 15:30||
Session No.7: Arabic NLP 2
1. Part-of-Speech Tagging for Classical and MSA Arabic Text Using NLTK
2. Enhancing the Arabic Sentiment Analysis Using Different Preprocessing Operators
3. Arabic to English Machine Translation
|Prof. Sane Yagi||Auditorium|
|14:30 - 15:30||
Session No.8: Information Technology 2
1. Towards A Sustainable Open Education Resources Model through Gamification
2. A Case Study for Evaluating Facebook Pages with respect to Arab Mainstream News Media
3. Community Trust Distribution in Vehicle Ad-hoc Networks
|Chair: Dr. Khair Eddin Sabri||Samsung Lab|
|15:30 – 16:00||
Dr. Majdi Sawalha
Committed to a boundless aspiration towards innovation since its inception in 1989, ProgressSoft has been focusing its proficiency in real-time payments and imaging technologies to deliver a set of solutions tailored for the needs of the banking and financial sectors.
ProgressSoft nurtures a diversified client base that extends to 370 banks and central banks in 24 countries, where it successfully runs numerous countrywide implementations of its renowned Electronic Check Clearing solution, its Automated Clearing House solution, in addition to extensive bank-tailored deployments.
ProgressSoft provides solutions in the fields of Electronic Check Clearing (ECC), Mobile Payments, Mobile Payment Clearing, Real-time Gross Settlement (RTGS), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Automated Clearing House (ACH) - Direct Credit and Direct Debit, Corporate Banking & Cash Management, Real-time Securities Trading Settlement, Signature Verification and Intelligent Signature Recognition.
Jordan at a Glance
Jordan is a land steeped in history. It has been home to some of humankind’s earliest settlements and villages, and relics of many of the world's great civilizations can still be seen today.
As the crossroads of the Middle East, the lands of Jordan and Palestine have served as a strategic nexus connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. Thus, since the dawn of civilization, Jordan's geography has given it an important role to play as a conduit for trade and communications, connecting east and west, north and south. Jordan continues to play this role today.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which once captivated ancient travelers, continues to enthrall a whole new generation as a modern, vibrant nation.
From the haunting, primeval starkness of Wadi Rum, to the teeming centre of urban Amman, from the majestic ruins of bygone civilizations to the timeless splendor of the Dead Sea, Jordan is unveiled as a unique destination offering breathtaking and mysterious sights, high standard accommodations, exquisite cuisine and countless activities that can provide visitors with inspiration, motivation, and rejuvenation.
Marveling at herds of gazelles and Oryx and migrating birds, camping amidst the grandeur of Wadi Rum or Dana Reserve, trekking the ancient caravan trails from the highlands of Moab and Edom, hiking the wooded hills of biblical Gilead, or experiencing the unique, cleansing mud baths of the Dead Sea are just a few examples of the treasures awaiting visitors to this unique kingdom.
Jordan's ICT Sector
Jordan is already a regional leader when it comes to the ICT sector and one of the main launch pads of entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa. The sector is one of Jordan's fastest growing industries, contributing 12% of the GDP and creating over 80,000 value-added jobs (6% of the labor force). Jordan’s ICT exports grew eight-fold since 2001 and currently reach over 40 countries around the globe. Amman is recognized as one of the 10 best destinations to start a technology firm worldwide and a leading centre for developing Arabic internet content.
The ICT sector enjoys a mature ecosystem and the necessary supporting institutions needed to ensure success. The Kingdom’s ecosystem is more advanced than elsewhere in the region, given the availability of universities, tech firms, global players, investors, venture capitalists, accelerator incubators and mentorship programs. The sector also offers a reliable and robust broadband network with affordable services and wireless nationwide access.
Moreover, Jordan's greatest asset is its skilled, tech-savvy, connected and cost-effective labor force, which provides the sector with a competitive edge at the regional level. The ICT sector enjoys a mature ecosystem and the necessary supporting institutions needed to ensure success. The Kingdom’s ecosystem is more advanced than elsewhere in the region, given the availability of universities, tech firms, global players, investors, venture capitalists, accelerator incubators and mentorship programs.
About the University of Jordan
The University of Jordan (UJ), which was founded in 1962, has grown to become Jordan’s largest and leading institution of higher education, and has evolved into a comprehensive university with national and international prominence, it has offered a wide choice of academic programs for students who can choose from more than 250 Programs from 24 schools in various disciplines.
UJ offers 94 bachelors in different programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Rehabilitation Science, Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Information Technology, Art, Business Administration, Sharia’a, Educational Sciences, law, Physical Education, Arts and Design, International Studies, Foreign Languages, Archaeology and Tourism.
At graduate level, UJ provides 38 doctoral Programs, which represent more than 50% of doctoral programs in Jordan, and 111 master programs, which represent about 25% of master programs in Jordan, 16 higher specialization programs in medicine and one in dentistry, and 3 diploma programs.
Since its foundation, the number of UJ graduates have exceeded 200,000 graduates around the world, and UJ's employment reputation is 330 worldwide according to QS World Universities Ranking