General Information

The International Conference on Computer and Applications ICCA'18 (Third Edition) is an annual event focusing on state of the art technologies pertaining to digital information, communications and multimedia. It is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to meet and discuss the recent trends in computer applications. It opens a new horizon for research collaboration locally and internationally.
The two-day conference will consist of oral and poster presentations with plenary sessions. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published as a collective work in an electronic format and will be submitted for indexing in IEEE Xplore. The proceedings of ICCA’17 are published in IEEE Digital Library .
ICCA’18 is a good opportunity for participants to meet with leading researchers working on cutting edge engineering research projects. The conference represents an exceptional opportunity to find potential collaborators and introduces your University and institutions in front of key academic leaders.
The conference is technically co-sponsored by SPRINGER-VERLAG, IEEE Lebanon Section, and IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY.


• Connected health • Bioinformatics • Information security
• Assistive technology • Biometry • Education
• Grid computing • Transportation • Social computing
• Haptics • Information forensics • Robotics
• Networks algorithms • Web engineering • Big data analytics
• Ontology • Constraints satisfaction • Cloud computing
• Fuzzy logic • Soft computing • Neural networks
• Machine learning. • Artificial Intelligence • Arabic applications
• Embedded systems • Computer graphics • Smart cities
• Computational modeling    and simulation • Algorithms and
• Geospatial data
• Natural language
• Knowledge extraction
   and reasoning
• Edutainment and serious
• Image and pattern
• Virtual and augmented
• Cryptography, and
• Internet of things (IoT)
   and cyber-physical
• Materials & devices for next generation
   computing and communications

Important Dates

Papers submission is done through EDAS management system ( ). Authors who cannot access EDAS, can send their submission to Authors should submit a signed letter stating that they will not submit their paper(s) to other conferences or journals before the final notification of the conference chairs.

The call for submissions and submission guidelines and policies are available at:

Submission Deadline Author Notification* Advance Registration Camera Ready
February 11, 2018 By March 21, 2018 OPEN: Should be within 3 Days after acceptance notification June 17, 2018

keynote speakers

Prof. Dr. A. Rüstem Aslan,

Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Department of Astronautical Engineering Contact:


Prof. Aslan graduated as an Aeronautical Engineer from the ITU Department of Aeronautical Engineering. He received his MSc degree from the same department in 1985. Then, he completed the Diploma Course of the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Belgium) with a scholarship in 1986. He received his Ph.D. from the same institute (aeronautics and aerospace department) together with Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1991. He worked as an adjunct professor in Old Dominion University, USA, from mid 2001 to mid 2002. Prof. Dr. A. Rüstem Aslan served as the head of the Department of Astronautical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) from 2004 to end of 2013. He is currently the Manager of Space Systems Design and Test Lab. where many nanosatellites developed since 2007, and Chair of Rotorcraft Technologies Graduate Program, in addition to other various duties.

Dr. Aslan’s research interests include the design, analysis and development of nanosatellites (four in orbit), manned and unmanned rotorcraft systems, computational fluid dynamics and aerodynamics, and defense and education technologies. Dr. Aslan has authored/ co-authored over hundred and seventy technical publications (full-length). Dr. Aslan in addition to academic teaching and advising duties in the field of aerospace engineering, reviews papers for several international journals and acts as consultant and inspector for large scale national and industrial projects. His about sixty research projects have been sponsored by various civil and military funding agencies and industries. He has been leading many satellite projects with successful launches into orbit, including the first satellite made in Turkey. Prof. Aslan is teaching Spacecraft System Design at ITU and Air Force Academy. He is a member of IAF, founding member of the Turkish Amateur Satellite Society, AMSAT-TR (TAMSAT) and Turkish Universities Space Technologies Society (UTEB/UNISEC-TR), and UNISEC-GLOBAL. He is also the National Panel Member in NATO STO-AVT and co-chair of the Small Satellites Research Group. Dr. Aslan, also, regularly delivers seminars and speeches on space technologies in different institutions such as elementary and high schools, clubs, universities, retirement houses, meetings, TV programs, etc. to increase ‘space awareness’ of the general public.

Mr. Wael Elrifai

Director of Enterprise Solutions / Pentaho


Mr. Wael Elrifai is an avid technologist and management strategist, bridging the divide between IT and business as Pentaho’s EMEA Director of Enterprise Solutions. He’s been working in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data for the past decade. Mr. Wael has served clients across North America, EMEA, and APAC and has presented at conferences worldwide as well as having been quoted in the Financial Times and Forbes, among others.

With graduate degrees in both electrical engineering and economics, Mr. Wael is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Special Interest Group for Artificial Intelligence, the Royal Economic Society, and Chatham House. Mr. Wael also serves on the boards of two charitable organizations and enjoys tinkering with “bleeding edge” technology, private aviation, and adventure travel.

Mr. Ali Saleh

Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, MENAT/SSA GE Digital


Mr. Ali Saleh is Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of GE Digital for the Middle East, Africa & Turkey. He is a GE veteran with over two decades of experience in digital industrial transformation, information technology, engineering and turnkey projects in the US, France and Middle East.

He leads GE’s strategic growth initiatives, supporting partners in the region to look at digital industrial transformation, and focuses on further strengthening localized innovation in the digital space through industry and academia linkages. In addition to leading all GE Digital commercial activities including Sales, Commercial Operations, Marketing, and Professional Services, Ali also works with the broader GE Digital organization, including Channels & Alliances, Support, and Foundries teams, and to accelerate regional business development opportunities.

Mr. Saleh has a strong understanding of the region, especially in the IT, engineering, and healthcare sectors, having served over 16 years in the region. Previously, he was President & CEO of GE Healthcare, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to this, Mr. Saleh had a long history with GE Healthcare, serving as General Manager for Market Development for the Eastern & African Growth Markets region; as Region Service Manager for the Middle East; Chief Marketing Officer for Services in Emerging Markets; and General Manager for Healthcare Solutions & IT. He served as Executive Director and Board Member of three Saudi joint ventures.

Mr. Saleh also worked as General Manager for GE Global eXchange Services and as Country Sales Manager for GE Information Systems in the Middle East. He started his career as an Engineering Integration Specialist for GE Information Services in Maryland, USA.

Mr. Saleh holds a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also holds an Associate’s Degree in Engineering Science from Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, USA.


All accepted and registered papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library (authors should sign akso the IEEE copyright form ). Please note IEEE cannot guarantee the proceedings of any conference will be published in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. Every conference is subject to a quality review upon receipt, as such, IEEE reserves the right to withhold publishing of proceedings that do not meet the IEEE quality standards.

Authors can also publish an extended version of their paper in the
International Journals of Computing and Information Sciences - IJCIS (doi:
) issue. The potential date of the special issue is December 2018. No additional cost will be requiered from the authors.

Alternatively, the program committee will select the best papers to be published by Springer-Verlag in a book on "Recent Trends in Computer Applications for Sustainable Development" and in a special issue of the journal of Complex & Intelligent Systems (Indexed in Web Of Science ). The selected papers should be extended by at least 35% in order to be considered as chapters in the book.

Registration Information

The registration fee covers one paper publication only in IEEE eXplore (Conference ID: 43450), lunches and coffee breaks during the conference period. All accepted papers should be registered by THREE DAYS MAXIMUM after the acceptance notification in order to be considered in the proceedings. No reimbursement will be made after the author's registration and payment. Authors should sign the IEEE copyright form and submit it along with their camera-ready by July 17, 2018. At least one author should register and present the paper.
Authors facing a problem in payment using PayPal can contact the finance office at ICCA'18 REGISTRATION to select the proper mode of payment and get the detailed instructions. The focal point is Eng. Dana Bandock

organization committee

Conference Chairs
Prof. Amin Haj-Ali (Lebanon) Prof. Jihad M. AlJaam (IEEE, IJCIS)
Prof. Ahmad ElRafhi (Lebanon)

Technical Programs Chairs
Prof. Adnan Harb (BIU) Dr. Samih Abdul-Nabi (BIU)
Prof. Fouad Hajj-Hassan (LU)

Local Organizing Committee
Dr. Ali Bazzi (Lebanon) Dr. Hussein Hijazi (Lebanon)
Dr. Ismail Sayyad (Lebanon) Dr. Milad Ghantous (Lebanon)
Dr. Mohamad Haj-Hassan (Lebanon)Dr. Mohammad Raad (Lebanon)

Managing Editor
Dr. Nabil Khelifi (Springer)

Publicity Chairs
Prof. Samir Abou El Seoud Prof. Dhyaa Azzawy
Prof. Hamid Mcheick

Finance Chair
Eng. Dana Bandock

Technical Committee
Prof. Abdel Badi Salem (Egypt) Prof. Abdelaziz Bouras (Qatar)
Prof. Adnan Harb (Lebanon) Prof. Adrian Constantin (Austria)
Prof. Ahmad Muhieddine (Lebanon) Dr. Ahmed Farouk (Egypt)
Prof. Albert Zomaya (Australia) Prof. Ali Assi (Lebanon)
Prof. Ali El-Zaart (Lebanon) Dr. Ali Hage-Diab (Lebanon)
Prof. Ali Haidar (Lebanon) Dr. Ali Harmush (Lebanon)
Prof. Ali M. Jaoua (Qatar) Prof. Athanasios Vasilakos (Sweden)
Prof. Azlinah Mohamed (Malaysia) Dr. Bassam Hussein (Lebanon)
Dr. Borhan Marzougui (UAE) Prof. Chadi Assi (Canada)
Dr. Daouad Daouad (Jordan) Prof. Dhyaa Azzawy (Iraq)
Prof. Ezekiel F. Adebiyi Nigeria Dr. Fadi Zaraket (Lebanon)
Dr. Falah Awwad (UAE) Prof. Hamid Mcheick (Canada)
Prof. Hassan Ali Artail (Lebanon) Prof. Hojjat Adeli (USA)
Dr. J. Subash Bose (KSA) Dr. Jalal Akaichi (Tunis)
Prof. Jianfeng Ma (Japan) Dr. Justin Varghese (KSA)
Dr. Khalid Abualsaud (SIEEE) Dr. Maher Assaad (UAE)
Dr. Majdi Rawashdeh (Jordan) Prof. Majida AlAsady (Iraq)
Dr. Mehdi Ehsanian (Iran) Dr. Mohamad EID (IEEE)
Prof. Mohamed Jemni (Tunis) Dr. Mohamed M. Yeddes (Tunis)
Prof. Mohammad Khalil (IEEE) Dr. Mohammad S Abou Chahine (Lebanon)
Dr. Mohammed AbouBakr Elashiri (Egypt) Prof. Mohsen Gizani (FIEEE)
Dr. Mohsin Bilal (KSA) Prof. Mudasser F. Wyne (USA)
Dr. Muhammad Khan (UK) Dr. Nabil Sahli (Oman)
Dr. Nader Hossain (Canada) Dr. Najeh Lakhoua (Tunisia)
Dr. Naren Jeeva (India) Prof. Nima Bari (USA)
Dr. Noora Fetais (IEEE) Prof. Omara Karam (Egypt)
Prof. Osman Ibrahim (Egypt) Prof. Patrick S. P. Wang (USA)
Prof. Peter Mark Athanas (USA) Dr. Rajkumar Ganesan (USA)
Prof. Sabah Mohammed (Canada) Prof. Sadok Benyahia (Tunis)
Dr. Saleh Al Hazbi (Qatar) Dr. Ziad Noun (Lebanon)
Dr. Salem Salem (Lebanon) Prof. Samir A. Elsaoud (Egypt)
Dr. Saudia Subash (India) Dr. Sugam Sharma (USA)
Dr. Sumaya Al-Maadeed (IEEE) Prof. Taleb Obaid (Iraq)
Prof. Wald. Koczkodaj (Canada) Prof. Wenliang Du (USA)
Prof. Youcef Baghdadi (Oman) Prof. Zakaria Maamr (IEEE CS)

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the 5* RAMADA PLAZA hotel - RAOUCHE in the heart of BEIRUT.