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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. To Download pdf poster, please click here


• 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
June 27, 2018 By July 10, 2018 OPEN: Should be within 3 Days after acceptance notification July 15, 2018


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.

Call for Special Sessions

ICCA 2018 welcomes submissions for special sessions that offer visions of emerging fields in the areas of Computer and Communication. Accepted Special Sessions will occur during the conference schedule. The minimum number of oral presentations should be more than 4.

The required information needed for a special session proposal is the following:
– Title of the special session and the name of the organizers;
– A short description on how the session will be organized;
– The authors and abstracts of few papers to be included in the special session;
– Short Bio of the session organizers and contact information;

Important Dates:
– Deadline for special session proposal: June 27, 2018.
– Notification of Acceptance: 3 days after submission.
– Submission Deadline for special session papers: June 27, 2018:
– Final paper notification of session and paper acceptance: July 10, 2018
– Camera ready papers Submission: July 15, 2018

Interested applicants should submit the requested documents to:
• Dr. Samih Abdulnabi (
• Dr. Adnan Harb (
• Prof. Fouad Hajj-Hassan(
• Dr. Fadi Yomout(
• Prof. Ali Hamieh(

Special Sessions

Reconfigurable Computing
Organizer and Chair: Dr. Ali Chamas Al Ghouwayel (LIU, Lebanon)
This session will provide a forum for researchers and engineers to present their latest research on all aspects of reconfigurable computing, FPGA devices and embedded systems. The topics of interests include (but are not limited to):
1. FPGA‐based Computation
2. Novel Reconfigurable Architectures for Signal Processing Applications
3. Low‐power Signal Processing Architecture and Implementation
4. Embedded Systems
5. Re‐configurable Integrated Circuits
6. High Level Synthesis Tools
7. Design Tools for Signal Processing on Reconfigurable Platforms
8. Novel Algorithms for Signal Processing Reconfigurable Platforms
9. Discrete Applications Processor
All papers should be submitted through EDAS system where the interested author should mention the session code (SP2) during their submission.
All peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

CubeSat Technologies: Mission Analysis and Subsystems Design.
New special session organized by Dr. Louay Abdallah, LIU ( ) and Dr. Ghaleb Faour (CNRS, Lebanon, )

Sending a nanosatellite into space in emerging countries is a success in itself. In turn, such project gives high international visibility for Universities, Research Centers and Industry partners.
Researchers working on the following topics are invited to submit their papers in this special session:
  • Novel Missions Analysis
  • New ideas for CubeSats Payloads
  • Subsystems Design and Development:
    • o Mechanical Structure Subsystem
    • o Communication/RF Subsystem
    • o Antenna Design for CubeSats
    • o Altitude Determination and Control Subsystem
    • o Electrical Power Subsystem
    • o Control Data Management Subsystem
    • o CubeSat Thermal Management
    • o Ground station design
  • Deployers and Launch Opportunities for CubeSats


Authors are encouraged to submit high quality, original work written in English that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by other conferences or journals according to the following IEEE format MS WORD OR LATEX Templates Paper submission is done through EDAS ( management system. Authors who cannot access the EDAS system, can send their submission to ICCA'18 SUBMISSION. Authors should submit a signed letter stating that they will not submit their paper to other conferences or journals before the final notification of the conference chair.
Special privileges will be given to young researchers (i.e., PhDs, Research Assistant, Postdoctoral fellow) to publish their work and participate in the conference. In fact, we would like to encourage them to be more engaged in research. ICCA'18 will be an excellent opportunity for young researchers to meet with world-class scholars and discuss with them their findings.

Camera-Ready - IEEE PDF eXpress :
• You are encouraged to correct all content, spelling, and grammatical errors before using IEEE PDF eXpress.
• After using IEEE PDF eXpress, submit your IEEE Xplore®-compatible PDF by 26 June 2018 Enter 43450X for the Conference ID, then your email and selected password.
IEEE Copyright: A copyright form per paper should be provided with your final version. PDF Download. You can sign the IEEE electronic copyright directly through EDAS system from your account. Please login to your account with your credentials, go to your paper and you will find the copyright icon. Click on it and follow the steps.

Camera Ready
The final deadline to submit your final version is July 17, 2018. MS Word template: ieeeconf_A4.docx - LaTeX style file:
1. Proofread your manuscript before uploading it in EDAS. 2. Check your manuscript for IEEEXplore compatibility using IEEE PDF eXpress:
a. Go to IEEE PDF eXpress: 
b. Create IEEE PDF eXpress account. ICCA'18 code is 43450X
c. Upload your manuscript for conversion
3. Submit your final, IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF to ICCA'18 through EDAS.

A4 Paper
Paper Size (8.27x11.69)in (21x29.7)cm
Top margin (1st page) 1.0in 2.54cm
Top margin (rest) 0.75in 1.9cm
Left margin 0.75in 1.9cm
Right margin 0.52in 1.32cm
Bottom margin 1.44in 3.67cm
Text Width 7.0 in 1.78 cm
Text height 9.5 in 24.13 cm
Column Width 3.4 in 8.63 cm
Column Separation 0.2 in 0.5 cm

Procedure for IEEE Xplore-Compatible PDF:
First-time users: Previous users, but using it the first time for a new conference:
Click "New Users - Click Here". Enter 43450X for the Conference ID, your email address, and enter the password you used for your old account.
Enter the conference code 43450X, your email address, and choose a new password. Continue to enter information as prompted. When you click "Login", you'll receive an error saying you need to set up an account. Simply click "Continue". By entering your previously used email address and password commination, you will enable your old account for access to this new conference.
You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup. Check that the contact information is still valid, and click "Submit".
You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup.

Ethical Requirements
The conference chairs requires that authors of submitted paper should provide a separate letter uploaded with the paper stating that:
• The paper is original and was not published before.
• It is the own work of the author(s).
• The paper is submitted solely to ICCA'18 and will not be submitted to any other conference or journal before the final decision of ICCA'18 chairs.
• The paper does not have any plagiarism contents.
• The author will register the paper by three days after the acceptance notification.

Registration Information

The registration fee covers one paper publication only in IEEE eXplore (Conference ID: 24063 Register Here) , 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

Author with a full paper Student (NONE AUTHOR and WITHOUT A PAPER) Attendee (NONE AUTHOR)
$ 525 $ 210 $ 300

IEEE Registration
IEEE Author with a full paper IEEE Student (NONE AUTHOR and WITHOUT A PAPER) IEEE Attendee (NONE AUTHOR)
$ 420 $ 180 $ 250
Local IEEE Author with a full paper Local IEEE Student (NONE AUTHOR and WITHOUT A PAPER) Local IEEE Attendee (NONE AUTHOR)
$ 375 $ 150 $ 200

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) Prof. Ali Hamie (AUL)
Dr. Samih Abdul-Nabi (BIU)
Prof. Fouad Hajj-Hassan (LU)
Dr. Fadi Yamout (BIU)

Local Organizing Committee
Dr. Ali Bazzi (Lebanon) Dr. Zaher Merhi (Lebanon)
Dr. Hussein Hijazi (Lebanon) Dr. Majd Ghareeb (Lebanon)
Dr. Ismail Sayyad (Lebanon) Dr. Ali Ghouwayel (Lebanon)
Dr. Milad Ghantous (Lebanon) Dr. Ousama Tahan (Lebanon)
Dr. Zouhair El Bazzal (Lebanon) Dr. Mohamad Haj-Hassan (Lebanon)
Dr. Mohammad Raad (Lebanon) Dr. Abedelmehsen Ahmad (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)
Dr. Samer Lahoud (Lebanon) Dr. Mohamad Mroué (Lebanon)
Prof. Nizar Al Holou (USA)


Suggested Hotel

Room Type Single room Double room
Room Rate US$100 + %VAT for single room US$110 + %VAT for double room
Number of Rooms To be advised
Arrival Date 24 July 2018
Departure Date 27 July 2018
- Above rates are inclusive of breakfast buffet and internet in room.
- Coffee, tea tray in rooms will be offered complimentary.
- Above rates are subject to 11% VAT.