International Conference on
Research Trends in Science and Technology

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


Tuesday March 8, 2005

Beirut Campus

8:30 – 8:50 AM


8:50 – 9:20 AM

Keynote Address, Prof. E. Sheka
“Quantum Nanotechnology”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

9:20 – 9:50 AM

Keynote Address, Prof. P. Ajayan, USA
“Developing Carbon Nanotube Architectures for Applications”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

9:50 – 10:30 AM

Keynote Address, Prof. M. Eddaoudi, USA
“Molecular Building Block Approach to the Design and Synthesis of Zeolite-net-like Metal-Organic Frameworks (ZMOFs) with extra-large cavities”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Parallel Sessions

Session “A” Artificial Intelligence
Conference Room A
Chair: F. Abu Khuzam

  1. B. Alawieh, Canada
    “Modeling and Control of Planar Cart Inverted Pendulum Using Adaptive Neural Networks”
  2. N. Mansour, Lebanon
    “Comparison of Neural Networks for Intrusion Detection”
  3. Kouatli, Lebanon
    “An Object Oriented Approach Towards the Definition of Fuzzy Sets in Genetic-fuzzy Systems Using the Concept of Fuzzimetric Arcs”
  4. Haidar, Lebanon
    “A Neural Network for ECC Solutions”
  5. Haidar, Lebanon
    “Logic Oriented Neural Networks and its Applications”
  6. T. Sasipraba, India
    “Adaptive Resource Allocation for Multimedia QOS Management in Wireless Networks”
  7. E. Khorshid, Kuwait
    “A Comparative Study on Constraints Infeasibility Detection Methods: Genetic Algorithm Versus SQP”

Session “B:” Environmental Applications – Space Techniques
Conference Room B
Chair: K. Seddon

  1. H. Tayim, UAE
    “Trends in Research Related to Global Environmental Issues”
  2. H. Hammoud, Lebanon
    “Bioremediation of Metals Polluted Water by Marine Algae”
  3. K. Khalaf, Lebanon
    “Preliminary risk assessment of the Occupational hazards to the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), in Zouk and Jieh power stations, Lebanon”
  4. R. Ilgar, Turkey
    “Ecological View Upon on Middle Easte River to Cross the Frontier”
  5. S. Korfali, Lebanon
    “Floodplain Soils as Storange System for River Metal Pollution”
  6. H. Hajji, France
    “A Multidimensional Data Model for Natural Hazards Management”
  7. A. ABDERREZAGUE, Alegria
    “Microsatellite Solar Array Dimensioning Applied in Mission Analysis and Design Using Builder C++”
  8. A. BENBOUZID, Alegria
    “Earth-observation Microsatellite CCD Camera Controller Design”

Session “C:” Nanotechnology/Material Science
Conference Room C
Chair: P. Ajayan

  1. Q. Chen, Keynote Speaker, China
    “Synthesis of diamond and carbon-based materials by reduction of carbon dioxide”
  2. B. Mehta, India
    “Core-shell nanoparticle structure: stability, structural and optical properties”
  3. P. Slater, UK
    “Development of Apatite-type oxide ion conductors: influence of rare earth size”
  4. P. Slater, UK
    “Developing an Apatite for Fuel Cells”
  5. C. Zybill, Egypt
    “The Mechanism of Polarisation Inscription into Ferroelectric (111) PZT and (100) SBT Films – Crystal Engineering on a Nanoscale”
  6. T. Elzein, France
    “Polymer Thin Films for Surface Patterning”

12:45 – 1:45 PM

Lunch – Cafeteria

1:45 – 2:15 PM

Keynote Address, Prof. K. Seddon, UK
“Ionic Liquids and Green Chemistry: An Introduction”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

2:15 – 2:45 PM

Keynote Address, Prof. N. Branda, Canada
“Photoswitching of Structure/Function Relationships in Materials Science”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

2:45 – 3:15 PM

Keynote Address, Prof. G. Rapenne, France
“Nanomachines: Towards the control of the rotation at the molecular level”
Irwin Hall Auditorium

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:30 PM

Parallel Sessions

Session “A:” Computing Applications
Conference Room A
Chair: Y. Massoud

  1. I. Damaj, Lebanon
    “Reconfigurable Hardware Synthesis of the Serpent Cryptographic Algorithm”
  2. A. Ghaoui, Lebanon
    “Arabic Language Modeling based on Morphological Class”
  3. A. Abdelmadjid, Algeria
    “Comparison of the Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar GPSG with the Head Driven Phrase Structure Grammar HPSG”
  4. R. El-Hajj, Lebanon
    “HMM-Based Arabic Cursive Handwritten Recognition System”
  5. E. Al-Daoud, Jordan
    “Sparse Elliptic Curve Cryptography to Improve the Electronic Payment Systems”
  6. E. Al-Daoud, Jordan
    “Efficient Electronic Payment Systems Using Sparse Elliptic Curve Cryptography”
  7. S. Hadji, Algeria
    “Extraction of Tree Dimensional 3-D form Only One High Resolution Radar Image”

Session “B:” Supra-Molecular Chemistry
Conference Room B
Chair: Prof. A.F. Danil de Namor

  1. M. Lehmann, Keynote Speaker, Germany
    “Supramolecular order of stilbenoid dendrons: Importance of weak interactions”
  2. N. Kuhnert, Keynote Speaker, UK
    “Triangular macrocycles From molecular recognition to nanomachines”
  3. T. Gunnlaugsson, Keynote Speaker, Irland
    “Responsive luminescent lanthanide complexes: from sensing/switching to supramolecular architectures”
  4. B. Hasenknopf, Keynote Speaker, France
    “Organic Derivatives of Polyoxometalates with Specific Functions: From Materials to Biomedical Applications”
  5. H. Hammud, Lebanon
    “Synthesis of Some Metal Complexes of N-[(Benzoylamino)-Thioxomethyl]-Aminoacid (HL)”

Session “C:” Mathematics
Conference Room C
Chair: V. Kiryakova

  1. V. Kiryakova, Keynote Speaker, Bulgaria
    “Results for Classes of Univalent Functions Related to Generalized Fractional Calculus’ Operators”
  2. A. Badra, France
    “Diophantine Equations Associated to Cohen-Kaplansky Domains”
  3. M. Abdulrahim, Lebanon
    “The Branching Theorem and its Applications”
  4. A. El-Kassar, Lebanon
    “GCD Matrices Over Principle Ideal Domains (PIDs)”
  5. H. Farran, Kuwait
    “Geodesic Foliations”

3:30 – 6:30 pm

Tutorials – Lecture Series
  1. BIOINFORMATICS: Prof. Sami Khury, USA
    LAU Byblos Campus – Science Building Room 606

8:15 pm

Conference Dinner

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