CICEM2013 Keynote Speakers
Enhancing User Interface Testing Coverage Through Mutation
Dr. Izat Alsmadi
Yarmouk University, Jordan
The main advantage of using mutation in testing is to test and improve the system ability to detect bugs. It also helps improving coverage through exposing software or code areas that may not be exposed by other types of testing. However, the value of mutation testing is usually overlooked as mutation testing consumes extra resources from the already limited ones. This talk presents an automatic technique to generate valid and mutant test cases. Traditional mutation techniques change one or more parameters in the software specification,
design or code and then try to find the test cases that can detect or kill those mutations.
Dr. Izzat Mahmoud Alsmadi is an associate professor in the department of computer information systems at Yarmouk University in Jordan. He obtained his Ph.D degree in software engineering from NDSU (USA). His second master in software engineering from NDSU (USA) and his first master in CIS from University of Phoenix (USA). He had B.Sc. degree in telecommunication engineering from Mutah university in Jordan. He has published several books, journals and conference articles mainly in software engineering and information retrieval fields.
The Chasm between Academia and ICT Industry
Khair Ardah is a founder of ExcellentTrain Company where he performs consulting, and training activities. He has done a lot of seminars and research on web application and web services security. Khair started with web application security in mid 2005. He participated in several local and international conferences in different areas like SQL Server, Business Intelligence, SharePoint, and Web Security. Over the years, Khair got certified in Microsoft technologies like: MCP, MCAD.Net, MCSD.Net, MCDBA, MCT, MCTS in SharePoint 2010 Configuration, MCTS in SharePoint 2010 Development, and MCTS in SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence.
Voice over IP (VoIP) Technologies
Dr. Ala' Fathi Khalifeh
German Jordanian University
Dr. Ala’ Khalifeh received the B.S., M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University ofJordan in 2001, 2004, respectively and the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Irvine -USA in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the communication department at the German Jordanian University. Dr. Khalifeh is the recipient of the Fulbright scholarship(2005-2007) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Departmentof State. In April 2008, he was selected as a Pedagogical Fellow (PF) by the University of California,Irvine and received the Alpha Phi Beta Kappa award for his excellent academic and leadership merits. Dr. Khalifeh’s researchis in communications technology and networking with particular emphasis on optimal resource allocations for multimedia transmission over wired and wireless networks, VoIP, and multimedia signal processing. He has published around 15 refereed conference and journal papers and a book chapter.
The Art of Perfect Bloom Structures
Dr. Amjad M Daoud,
Jordan ACM, Jordan
Perfect Bloom (PBS) is a probabilistic succinct structure that is suitable for big data. PBS uses a perfect hash function of a static set S of keys to map all keys in S to distinct locations with no collision. The PBS uses an additional bitvector to tell if a key is inserted so far or not. When all input keys are restricted to S, the PBS will return "Definitely Not Found" quickly. Otherwise if the key is in S, at least one entry will have a count of 1, returns "Definitely Found", and the perfect hash function will return its associated value. The perfect bloom demo is available at http://iswsa.acm.org/bloom.html.
Dr. Daoud earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 1993; has taught Oracle Development, Query Optimization, Oracle Parallel Server, Oracle performance tuning, Java Server Pages (JSP) at PSUT, Petra University, and Isra University where he founded the ACM Jordan ISWSA chapter and the Research Bulletin of Jordan ACM (ijj.acm.org). Dr. Daoud has worked for Digital, Oracle, EMC and Network Appliance mainly on storage system for large Oracle databases. At Virginia Tech, he worked on automatic parallelization of scientific code using Parafrase on supercomputers like Alliant FX/8, Sequent, and Cray X-MP. Later he developed perfect hashing and order-preserving perfect hashing algorithms for fast storage and retrieval. Dr. Daoud completed a Masters in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Jordan in 1986; and BEng. in Electrical Engineering from Yarmouk University in 1984.
SESAME and linkSCEEM as Regional Research Opportunities in Jordan
Computing Group Leader
Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications
in the Middle East (SESAME), Jordan
(Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East)
is a major scientific facility under construction near Amman (Jordan), which is
expected to begin operation in 2015. SESAME will foster scientific and
technological excellence in the Middle East and the Mediterranean region, build
scientific bridges between neighboring countries, and foster mutual
understanding through international cooperation. The Members of SESAME are
currently Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the
Palestinian Authority and Turkey. As in everyday life, in advanced scientific
research we learn by ‘seeing’ things using light – except that scientists use
light that ranges beyond the visible, in the infrared and the ultraviolet, to
X-rays and beyond. Advanced sources of light (like lasers and synchrotrons) have
become prime factors in promoting scientific and technological progress. In
recent decades, the extraordinary power of synchrotron light has made it an
essential tool for studying matter on scales ranging from biological cells to
atoms, using radiation from the infrared to X-rays. It has had an immense impact
in fields that include archaeology, biology, chemistry, environmental science,
geology, medicine and physics.
Salman Matalgah is the Computing Group leader in the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), Jordan.
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