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March 4, 2002
March 5, 2002

Wednesday March 6, 2002
Byblos Campus

8:45 - 9:15 AM: Coffee

9:15 - 09:50 AM:

Keynote Address, Prof. A.G. Hobeika, U.S.A.
Selina Korban Auditorium
The Future of the Car

10:00 - 11:15 AM: Parallel Sessions

Session "A.1"
Science Bldg. Rm 607
Artificial Intelligence Applications
Chair: G. E. Nasr

  1. R. Ayoubi, Lebanon
    Fault Tolerant Multilayer Perceptron on Ring Architecture

  2. F. Alkhal, Lebanon
    Modeling and Forecasting Residential Electric Load by Artificial Neural Networks: A Case Study

  3. C. Mokbel, Lebanon
    A New Neural Network-Based Handwritten OCR System

  4. G. Nasr, Lebanon
    Modeling Water Demand Using BPN Neural Networks

Session "B.1"
Science Auditorium
Power Quality
Chair: R. Ghajar

  1. Y. Kanaan, Lebanon
    A Comparative Evaluation of Averaged Model Based Linear and Nonlinear Control Laws Applied to a Single-Phase UPF Two-Stage Boost Rectifier

  2. A. Hellany, Lebanon
    Power Quality and Electromagnetic Compatibility Environment in Modern Power Systems

  3. R. Ghajar, Lebanon
    Evaluation of the Electric Generating System at LAU’s Byblos Campus

  4. A.S. Maouche, Lebanon
    Reliability Evaluation in Electrical Power Networks

11:15 - 11:30 AM: Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:45 PM: Parallel Sessions

Session "A.2"
Science Bldg. Rm 607
Digital Signal Processing and Internet Applications
Chair: S. S. Saab

  1. H. Diab, Lebanon
    A Web Based Training Tool on GSM Switching Subsystems

  2. A. El-Hajj, Lebanon
    On the Integration of Synchronous Tools in Asynchronous Learning Networks

  3. H. Mokbal, Lebanon
    Robust Automatic Speech Recognition Of Arabic Over the Telephone Network

  4. A. Al-Alaoui, Syria
    Novel Lowpass IIR Digital Differentiators

  5. A. Al-Alaoui, Syria
    A digital Controller Design Using A Novel S-to-Z Transform

Session "B.2"
Science Auditorium
Chair: P. P. Zouein

  1. I. Moghrabi, Lebanon
    Multistep Global Optimization Methods

  2. I. El-Khawas, Lebanon
    A Cost-Benefit Analysis Based Mathematical Model to Study Alternative Solutions for Squatter Settlements

  3. M. Salameh, Lebanon
    Effect of Machine Breakdown on the Finite Production

  4. S. Azar, Lebanon
    Official Intervention and the Canadian Dollar (1952-1960)

Session "C.2"
Science Bldg. Rm 606
Biotechnology-Drug Design
Chair: F. Hashwa

  1. P.E. Nielsen, Denmark
    Towards New Antibacterial Drugs Via Pna Antisense ark

  2. G. Antranikian, Germany
    Biotechnology of Extremophiles: spotlight on a rapidly moving field

  3. M. A. Moufarij, Austria
    Modulation of Cisplatin Antitumour Activity By Nucleoside Analogues

  4. H. Hammoud, Lebanon
    Preparation and Bioactivity of Copper and Cobalt Complexe with Lebanon 4-Chloro-3-Nitrobenzoil and Nitrogen Donor Ligand

12:45 - 1:45 PM: Lunch Break

1:45 - 2:15 PM:

Keynote address, Prof. D. M. Rowe, U.K.
Selina Korban Auditorium
Thermoelectricgeneration and the Role of New Materials

2:15 - 3:30 PM: Parallel Sessions

Session "A.3"
Science Bldg. Rm 607
Information Technology
Chair: R. Haraty

  1. E. El-Qawasmeh, Jordan
    Integer Overflow Revisited

  2. L. Hamandi, Lebanon
    Design and Implementation of an Arabic Morphological Analysis System

  3. H. Diab, Lebanon
    New Application on State-of-the-Art Rc Multiprocessing Systems

  4. M. Nour
    Performance Evaluation of the Distributed Shared Memory Algorithms Based on Data Migration & Replication

  5. O. Ariss, Lebanon
    MLS/ERD: A Tool for Building Multilevel Secure Entity Relationship Diagrams

Session "B.3"
Science Auditorium
Infrastructure and Natural Resources Management
Chair: C. Issa

  1. A. H. Taki, U.K.
    Computations of Airflow in a Displacement Ventilation/Chilled Ceiling Environment

  2. G. N. Karam, Lebanon
    Structural Evaluation and Strengthening Strategy for a Reinforced Concrete Commercial/Residential Complex in Northern Beirut

  3. Y. Timsah, Lebanon
    Slab Opening Irregularity Effects on Seismic Response of Buildings

  4. C. Issa, Lebanon
    Advanced Wood Engineering: Glulam Beams

3:30 - 3:45 PM: Coffee Break

3:45 - 5:00 PM: Parallel Sessions

Session "A.4"
Science Bldg. Rm. 607
Software Tools in Engineering
Chair: J. Chatila

  1. A. El-Hajj, Lebanon
    A Linear and Nonlinear Control System Educational Tool

  2. K. Kabalan, Lebanon
    A CAD Package for Finite State Machines

  3. A. N. Kassar, Lebanon
    A Parttioning Spreadsheet Approach to Solve the Examination-Scheduling Problem

  4. R. Ghajar, Lebanon
    Simulation of Six-Phase Symmetrical Components Using Visual Basic 6.0

Session "B.4"
Science Auditorium
Structural Analysis and Modeling
Chair: M. Tabbara

  1. A. Masri, Lebanon
    Dynamic Response of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
    Retrofitted by Structural Steel

  2. M. Tabbara, Lebanon
    Designing Crash Barriers from Lightweight Concrete

  3. H. Basha, Lebanon
    Advanced in Structural Modeling of Special Truss Moment Frames

  4. Y. Daou, Lebanon
    A Review of the Development Lengths for Reinforcing Steel in High Strength Concrete Beams

  5. K. Soudki, Canada
    FRP Repair of Corrosion-Damaged Reinforced Concrete Beams


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