International Conference on
Research Trends in Science and Technology

March 7-9, 2005 • Beirut & Byblos, Lebanon


Monday March 7, 2005

Beirut Campus

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM


10:00 – 10:40 AM

Opening Ceremony – Irwin Hall Auditorium

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Keynote Address, Prof. Y. Massoud, USA
“Nanophotonic Interconnects: A Future Catalyst for High Performance Computing in the Nanoscale Era”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

11:20 – 11:50 AM

Keynote Address, Prof. A.F. Danil de Namor, UK
“Supramolecular Chemistry: Selective Recognition of Ionic Species by Calixarene and Calixpyrrole Derivatives. From Fundamental Science to the Applications”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Keynote Address, Prof. P. Langendöfer, Germany
“Privacy and Convenient Up Time of Mobile Devices: An Antagonism”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

12:40 – 01:40 PM

Lunch — cafeteria

1:40 – 2:10 PM

Keynote Address, Prof. J. Oldenburg, Germany
“Linking Vitamin K to Blood Coagulation”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

2:10 – 2:40 PM

Keynote Address, Prof. N. Debnath, USA
“Software Models and Metrics Research – The Foundation and the Future in Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics and Information Technology”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

2:40 – 3:10 PM

Keynote Address, Prof. B. Arndtsen, Canada
“Metal Catalyzed Multicomponent Coupling Reactions: Developing A Simple Building Block Approach to Synthesis”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

3:10 – 3:20 PM

Coffee Break

3:20 – 5:50 PM

Parallel Sessions

Session “A” Information Technology
Conference Room A
Chair: N. Debnath

  1. M. Langston, USA
    “On the Relative Efficiency of Maximal Clique Enumeration Algorithms, with Application to High-Throughput Computational Biology”
  2. R. Haraty, Lebanon
    “Eye2See: A Mobile Surveillance System for Pocket PCs”
  3. B. Alawieh, Canada
    “The Key to a Successful IT Infrastructure Management – The ITIL Framework Approach”
  4. W. Dawoud, Egypt
    “Feature Based 3-D Surface Reconstruction Directed by Grid Space Projection”
  5. K. Reshmy, India
    “Infrastructure and Automatics Identification of Versions of Ontologies in Semantic Web”

Session “B:” Chemical Synthesis
Conference Room B
Chair: B. Arndtsen

  1. R. West, Keynote Speaker, USA
    “A New Theory of Rotational Isomeric States: Polysilanes Lead the Way”
  2. I. Beletskaya, Keynote Speaker, Russia
    “Transition metal catalyzed reactions of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond formation”
  3. S. Abu-Orabi, Keynote Speaker, Jordan
    “Utilization of 1,3–dipolar cycloaddition reaction of organic azides in the synthesis of 5–membered ring heterocyclic compounds”
  4. H. Sleiman, Keynote Speaker, Canada
    “DNA Nanostructures as Templates for the Organization of Functional Units on the Nanoscale”
  5. K. Asali, Jordan
    “Dinuclear group 6 metal carbonyl complexes singly, doubly and triply bridged by bisphosphines and/or dithiaalkane ligands”
  6. A. Abu-Surrah, Jordan
    “Alternating Copolymerization of Alkenes andCarbon Monoxide: A Comparative Study about Stability, Activity and Activation Processes for Four Pd(II)–Based Catalyst Systems”
  7. A. Atfeh, Syria
    “Reactions of Substituted Benzyl Azides with some Activated Unsaturated Compounds”

Session “C:” Physics – Quantum Mechanics
Conference Room C
Chair: E. Sheka

  1. P. Carloni, Italy
    “Molecular Simulation Studies of Ion Channels”
  2. H. Abdel-Halim, Jordan
    “Second-Harmonic Generation in the Solid State”
  3. M. Abbass, Eygpt
    “Calculation of the total-to-peak ratio of a low-energy HPGe gamma-ray detector”
  4. C. Azar, Lebanon
    “Two-dimensional aperture in a parallel plate waveguide”
  5. S. Doma, Eygpt
    “Schroedinger Fluid and the Quadrupole Moments of Axially Deformed Nuclei in the p-Shell”
  6. N. Yassine
    “Theoretical and Numerical Investigation of Shock Wave Structure in Dusty Gases”
  7. E. Rachid, Lebanon
    “Spectral Domain Rays Tracking”

Session “D:” Optimization
Conference Room: Faculty Launch
Chair: M. Ladan

  1. S. Azar, Lebanon
    “Cost Minimization in the Lebanese Banking Industry”
  2. E. Aghbali, Iran
    “The Ranking Iran’s Banks By Taxonomy Numerical Analysis”
  3. M. Ladan, Lebanon
    “A Numerical Algorithm to Approximate Risk-Minimizing Rules”
  4. N. Noueihed, Lebanon
    “A Numerical Solution to a General Classical Inventory Model”
  5. A. Assi, Lebanon
    “BDD Minimization Based on Minimal Cumulative Sub-functions Complexity”
  6. R. Jabr, Lebanon
    “Robust Self-Scheduling in a Competitive Energy Market”

Session “E:” Science Education
LRC 21
Chair: I. Usta

  1. P. Young, USA
    “Publishing Scientific Research Papers in International Journals”
  2. H. Al–Fawareh, Jordan
    “Educational Software Interfaces for Teaching Arabic Handwriting”
  3. B. Shakhashiri, USA
    “Enhancing the Quality of Science Education”
  4. B. Yalaoui, Algeria
    “Cognitive Map Model in Argumentation Theory”

3:30 – 5:50 pm

Tutorials – Lecture Series
  1. Inverse Problems in the Applied Sciences and Recovery Problems from Partial Information: Prof. M. Zuhair Nashed, USA
    LAU Beirut Campus – Irwin Conference Room A
  2. Lectures on nonequilibrium statistical mechanics: Prof. B.C. EU
    LAU Beirut Campus – Faculty Lounge
    1. Transport Coefficients of Liquids
    2. Generalized Thermodynamics
    3. Microchannel flows and Kinetic Theory

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