Department of Computer and Communications Engineering
    SELECTED REFEREED INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
    OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING
    AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

    1. E. Kfoury, J. Saab,  P. Younes and R. Achkar, “A Self Organizing Map Intrusion Detection System for RPL Protocol Attacks” 17th IEEE International Conference on Wireless Telecommunications (WTS 2018), Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 18-20 April 2018

    2. R. Achkar, J. Narcis, W. Abou Awad and K. Hitti, “Smart X-Ray Scanners Using Artificial Neural Networks”, IEEE, 20th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2018, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, 27-29 March 2018, pp 6-8

    3. G. Abou Kassm and R. Achkar, “LPR CNN Cascade and Adaptive Deskewing” Complex Adaptive Systems, Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier, Volume 114, November 2017, pp 296-303. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.09.043, www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18770509/114.

    4. G. Abou Haidar, R. Achkar and H. Dourgham, “A Comparative Simulation Study of the Real Effect of PCM & DPCM Systems on Audio and Image Modulation” IEEE International Multidisciplinary Conference on Engineering Technology (IMCET 2016), Beirut, Lebanon, 2-4 November 2016, pp 144-149.

    5. R. Achkar, R. Geagea and H. Mehio, “Smart-Coach Personal Gym Trainer An Adaptive Modified Back-propagation Approach” IEEE International Multidisciplinary Conference on Engineering Technology (IMCET 2016), Beirut, Lebanon, 2-4 November 2016, pp 218-223.

    6. R. Achkar, M. El-Halabi, E. Bassil, R. Fakhro and M. Khalil, “Voice Identity Finder Using the Back -Propagation Algorithm of an Artificial Neural Network” Complex Adaptive Systems, Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier, Volume 95, November 2016, pp 245-252. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2016.09.322, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050916324954.

    7. M. Owayjan, R. Achkar, M. Iskandar, “Face Detection with Expression Recognition using Artificial Neural Networks” 3rd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering (MECBME), Beirut, Lebanon, 6-7 October 2016, pp. 116-120

    8. N. El Halabi, R. Achkar, R. Abi Zeid Daou, A. Hayek and J. Boercsoek, “Design and testing tool for a Safe Monitoring System for Neurodegenerative Disorder Patients” 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications (ACTEA 2016), Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, 13-15 July 2016, pp 172-177.  

    9. R. Achkar,J. Farhat, E. Bassil and Z. Barakat, “3D Replica Conferencing System” 15th IEEE International Conference on Wireless Telecommunications (WTS 2016), London, UK, 18-20 April 2016  

    10. M. El-Halabi, R. Achkar, “Physical-Layer Security for Multi-Antenna Wiretap Channel in the Wideband Regime” 11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and communications (WiMob), Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19-21 October 2015, pp.  517-521.

    11. R. Achkar, G. Abou Haidar, H. Dourgham, D. Semaan, H. Araji, “Mobile Controlled Wheelchair” 9th IEEE European Modelling Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, EMS 2015, Madrid, Spain,  6-8 October, 2015, pp. 429-434.

    12. R. Achkar, G. Abou Haidar, T. Azzam, A. Bou Hamdan, “Data Collection Kits for Vehicles- Blue Box System” 2015 World Symposium on Computer Applications & Research - Int. Conf. on Signal Processing and Remote Sensing (ICSPRS’ 2015), 21-23 March 2015, Rome, Italy.

    13. C. Saide, R. Lengelle, P. Honein, C. Richard, and R. Achkar, “Nonlinear Adaptive Filtering using Kernel-based Algorithms with Dictionary Adaptation”, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, March 2015. Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI: 10.1002/acs.2548

    14. A. Harmouch, M. Ziadé, H. Haddad, R. Achkar, H. Baytieh, W. Kamali, A. Elrafhi, R. Barake, “On the Miniaturazation of Cylindrical Omnidirectional Slotted Waveguide Antennas for Wireless Applications”, The Third International Conference on Digital Information, Networking, and Wireless Communications (DINWC2015), 3-5 February 2015, Moscow, Russia, pp. 134-139

    15. R. Achkar, G. Abou Kasam, H. Khoury, “3D simulator using Zorb ball”, 8th IEEE European Modeling Symposium EMS 2014, 21-22 October 2014, Pisa, Italy, pp. 344-347

    16. R. Achkar, G. Abou Haidar, R. Abou Dayya, A. Salloum, K. Daoud “Remote Generator Control Using Android Applications”, 8th IEEE International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation AMS 2014, 23-25 September 2014, Taipei, Taiwan & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 220-224

    17. G. Abu Haidar,  R. Achkar, R. Maalouf, B. Mcheik, H. Allam, and M. Abdul Rahim, “Smart Walker”, 11th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS 2014), 27-29 August 2014, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 415-419

    18. N. Halabi, R. Achkar, and G. Abu Haidar “The Effect of Cell Phone Antenna’s Radiations on the Life Cycle of Honeybees”, accepted paper for the 17th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - Information & Communication Systems, Beirut, Lebanon, April 2014.
    19. M. Owayjan, G. Freiha, R. Achkar, E. Abdo, S. Mallah, Firoxio: Forest Fire Detection and Alerting System”, accepted paper for the 17th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - Information & Communication Systems, Beirut, Lebanon, April 2014.
    20. G. Freiha, R. Achkar, M.Owayjan, M. Mokhadder "Smart Assistive Accident Free Wheelchair System", International Conference on Robotics, Biomimetics, Intelligent Computational Systems (ROBIONETICS 2013), 25-27 November 2013, Jogjakarta, pp. 67-72
    21. R. Achkar, C. Abou Haidar, N. Makhoul, and H. Ossaile “Gas Ascertainment via Smartphone”, 7th IEEE GCC 2013 Conference, 17-20 November 2013, Doha, Qatar, pp 220-224.
    22. C. Saide, R. Lengelle, P. Honein, C. Richard, and R. Achkar "Adaptation en ligne d’un dictionnaire pour les methods a noyau.” Actes du 24e Colloque sur le Traitement du Signal et des Images, Brest, France, Septembre 2013.
    23. N. Halabi, R. Achkar, and G. Abu Haidar “The Effect of Cell Phone Radiations on the Life Cycle of Honeybees”, IEEE EUROCON 2013, 1-4 July 2013, Zaghreb, Croatia, pp 529-535
    24. C. Saide, R. Lengelle, P. Honein, and R. Achkar "Online Kernel Adaptive Algorithms With Dictionary Adaptation for MIMO Models" Signal Processing Letters, IEEE, Volume 20, Issue 5, May 2013, pp 535-538.
    25. R. Achkar, G. Abou Haidar, C. Mansour, N. Halabi “Real-Time Application of DPCM & ADM Systems”,  Journal of Communication and Computer, Volume 10, Number 4, April 2013, pp. 545-553.
    26. Owayjan M., Saasouh R., Al-Dibs B., Jardak R., and Al-Banna F. “Radio Frequency Identity Prototype for Lebanese Vehicles”. Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications (ACTEA 2012), 5 pp., December 12-15, 2012, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
    27. Owayjan M., Kashour A., Al Haddad N., Fadel M., and Al Souki G. “The Design and Development of a Lie Detection System using Facial Micro-Expressions”. Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications (ACTEA 2012), 6 pp., December 12-15, 2012, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
    28. R. Achkar, G. Abou Haidar, R. Pharaon, A. Rokaya, and M. Al Ahmar, “i-Display Using Smart Phone Application”, EMS 2012, IEEE 6th European Modeling Symposium on Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation, November 14-16, 2012, Valetta, Malta.
    29. R. Achkar and M. Owayjan, "Implementation of a Vision System for a Landmine Detecting Robot Using Artificial Neural Network", International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications (IJAIA), September 2012, Volume 3, Number 5, pp. 73-92.
    30. C. Saide, R. Lengelle, P. Honein, C. Richard, and R. Achkar, "Dictionary Adaptation for Online Prediction of Time Series Data with Kernels", 2012 IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP) - IEEE SSP'12, Ann Harbor, MI, USA, August 2012, pp. 608-611.
    31. R. Achkar, G. Abou Haidar, and C. Mansour, "Real-Time Application of DPCM & ADM Systems", 8th IEEE IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP, Poland, July 2012, pp. 1-6.
    32. Owayjan M., Wehbe T., Bou Daher E., and Ayoub O. “The Design and Development of a Multi-Lingual Braille System Output Device with Audio Enhancement”, Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE2012), pp. 427-432, May 17-20, 2012, Shanghai, China.
    33. C. Mansour, R. Achkar, and G. Abou Haidar, "Simulation of DPCM & ADM Systems", IEEE 14th International Conference on Modeling and Simulation, UKSim 2012, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, March 2012, pp. 416-421.
    34. R. Achkar, M. Owayjan, and C. Mrad, "Landmine Detection and Classification Using MLP", IEEE Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence Modeling and Simulation, CIMSim 2011, Langkawi, Malaysia, September 20-22, 2011, pp. 1-6.
    35. G. Nasr, R. Achkar, and F. Fayad, "Stereo-Vision Calibration by Multi-Layer Perceptrons of an Artificial Neural Network", IEEE 7th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis, ISPA 2011, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 4-6, 2011, pp. 621-626.
    36. Rached M, Chit A, Owayjan M, “Digital Semi-Controlled Rectifier using a Microcontroller”. In: Elleithy K. et al., Editors. Technological Developments in Networking, Education and Automation, First Edition, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 287-290, 2010.
    37. Chit A, Owayjan M, Al-Samhouri L, Assaad R, “The Talking Cane”. Abstract: The Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS). 17th International Scientific Conference, p. 160, November 12-13, 2010, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Jounieh, Lebanon.
    38. Y. Harkouss, S. Mcheik, and R. Achkar, “Accurate Wavelet Neural Network for Efficient Controlling of an Active Magnetic Bearing System”, Journal of Computer Science, Vol. 6, Issue 12, pp. 1452- 1459, November 2010.
    39. R. Achkar and M. Owayjan, “Control of an Active Magnetic Bearing with Multi-Layer Perceptrons Using the Torque Method”, IEEE Tenth International Conference on Intelligent System Design and Applications, Cairo, Egypt, November 2010, pp. 214-219.
    40. R. Achkar and C. Nasr, “Real Time Application of an Active Magnetic Bearing Controlled with MLP”, Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Neural Networks In Engineering (ANNIE ‘10), Missouri, USA, vol.20, pp. 573-580, November 2010.
    41. Carine El Kassis, José Picheral, and Chafic Mokbel, “Advantages of non-uniform arrays using root-MUSIC”, Signal Processing - Elsevier, Vol. 90, Issue 2, pp. 689-695, February 2010.
    42. R. Achkar and C. Nasr, “Real Time Application of an AMB using MLP: Study of Robustness”, IEEE Second International Conference on Computational Intelligence Modeling and Simulation, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 9- 14, September 2010.
    43. A. Harmouch and E. Nassar, “Design of a Compact and Super Broadband Volumetric Folded Dipole Antenna for Mobile Applications”, Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2010), March 22-26, 2010, Xian, P.R. China.
    44. A. Harmouch and W. Kamali, “Effects of Metallic Strips on the Radiation Characteristics of Dish Reflector Antennas”, Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2010), July 2- 6, Cambridge, MA, USA.
    45. Rached M, Chit A, Owayjan M. “Digital Semi-Controlled Rectifier using a Microcontroller”. Proceedings of the IEEE International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE’09), 4 pp., December 4-12, 2009, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
    46. Chit A, Owayjan M, Krayem R, Khalil E. “Dimmable 220 V LED Lamp”. Proceedings of the WFEO International Engineering Congress on Alternative Energy Applications: Option or Necessity? (EC 2009), 5 pp. November 2-6, 2009, Kuwait.
    47. Owayjan M and Abou Ammo A. “Design and Development of a Hybrid Feedback Control System for an RF Remote-Controlled Robot”. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications (ACTEA 2009), pp. 41-45, July 15-17, 2009, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
    48. A. Harmouch, A., E. Nassar, H. Kais, N. Rishani, “Compact and Super Broadband Volumetric Folded Dipole Antenna for Mobile Applications”, Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications (ACTEA 2009), July 15-17, 2009, Beirut, Lebanon.
    49. A. Harmouch, E. Nassar, D. Akiki, W. Beaineh, N. Chamy, “FDTD Simulation of Reflector Antenna with Metallic Strips for Side Lobe Reduction”, Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications (ACTEA 2009), July 15-17, 2009, Beirut, Lebanon.
    50. A. Harmouch and H. Al Sheikh, “Miniaturization of folded dipole antenna”, Twelfth International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetic Theory, 2008 (MMET 2008), June 29-July 2, 2008, pp. 196-198.






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