Erasmus+ – Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Knowledge Alliances (Call EAC/A03/2016) 
Collaborative Online Offline Researcher Platform
Collaborative Online Offline Researcher Platform
Radical Mediated Modification of Natural Product

Book Chapters

  • A. Kilani, A. Ben Hamida, H. Hamam (2016) . “Artificial intelligence review, history and applications”, accepted in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Ed. 4, IGI Global, 2016.
  • N. Heni, H. Hamam (2016). “Databases and information systems” in “Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA)”, IGI Global, 123-149, ISBN13: 9781466688414, 2016.
  • F. Ncibi, H. Hamam, E. Ben Braiek (2016). “Android for Enterprise Automated Systems” in “Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA)”, IGI Global, 19-42, ISBN13: 9781466688414, 2016.
  • S. Srihi, F. Fnaiech, A. Balti, H. Hamam (2016). “Information security” in “Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA)”, IGI Global, 244-266, ISBN13: 9781466688414, 2016.
  • Ferati M., Vogel B., Kurti A., Raufi B., Astals D.S. (2016) Web Accessibility for Visually Impaired People: Requirements and Design Issues. In: Ebert A., Humayoun S., Seyff N., Perini A., Barbosa S. (eds) Usability- and Accessibility-Focused Requirements Engineering. UsARE 2012, UsARE 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9312. Springer, Cham.
  • Evjola Spaho, Alda Xhafa, Donald Elmazi, Fatos Xhafa, Leonard Barolli, “A Study on Performance of Hill Climbing Heuristic Method for Router Placement in Wireless Mesh Networks”, Computational Intelligence in Wireless Sensor Networks, Recent Advances and Future Challenges, Springer, Volume 767, pp. 33-48.

Peer-reviewed Journal papers

    • Hamam (2017), “Special Relativity Facing Some Paradoxes”, Physics Essays 30, 88-92, 2017.
    • Sliti, H. Hamam and H. Amiri (2017) “CLBP for Scale and Orientation Adaptive Mean Shift Tracking” Elsevier JKSU.
    • Ajdari, J., Mustafa, N., Zenuni, Xh., Raufi, B., Ismaili, F. (2016). Impact of table partitioning on the query execution performance. In: IJCSI International Journal of Computer Science Issues, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 52-58. (IF: 0.242)
    • Miralda Cuka, Ilir Shinko, Evjola Spaho, Tetsuya Oda, Makoto Ikeda, Leonard Barolli: A simulation system based on ONE and SUMO simulators: Performance evaluation of different vehicular DTN routing protocols. J. High Speed Networks 23(1): 59-66 (2017).
    • Admir Barolli, Shinji Sakamoto, Tetsuya Oda, Evjola Spaho, Makoto Ikeda, Leonard Barolli: Performance Evaluation of WMN-GA System in Node Placement in WMNs for Different Distributions of Mesh Clients and Different Selection and Mutation Operators. Informatica, Lith. Acad. Sci. 27(3): 489-502 (2016).
    • Donald Elmazi, Shinji Sakamoto, Tetsuya Oda, Elis Kulla, Evjola Spaho, Leonard Barolli: Two Fuzzy-Based Systems for Selection of Actor Nodes inWireless Sensor and Actor Networks: A Comparison Study Considering Security Parameter Effect. MONET 21(1): 53-64 (2016).
    • Lashi, F., Kapaj, I., & Keco, R. (2017). Customer Preference for Consuming Organic Red Meat – Case Study of Albanian Market. European Journal of Economics and Business Studies Vol. 7 Nr. 1, 89-93. Finland, Helsinki.
    • Lashi, F., Kapaj, I., & Keco, R. (2017). Customer preferences towards food safety and traceability systems for meat value chain in Albania. Journal of European Academic Research. 55-66, Vol III, March 2017 – ISBN 1387-3812. Czech Republic, Praha.
    • I. Cekiri, F.Lashi (2017). Higher education contribution and approach toward government public services delivery: Retirement Calculation Software – Case Study, Conference in Computing, Information Technology and Business Applications (ICCITBA), Albania, Durres.
    • Lashi (2016). Conference in Computing, Information Technology and Business Applications (ICCITBA), Albania, Durres.
    • Arı, Z. Kanat, H. Dinçer, “Design, computational screening and synthesis of novel non-peripherally tetra hexylthio-substituted phthalocyanines as bulk heterojunction solar cell materials”, Solar Energy 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.solener.2016.04.041.
    • Ajdari, J., Mustafa, N., Zenuni, Xh., Raufi, B., Ismaili, F. (2016). Impact of table partitioning on the query execution performance. In: IJCSI International Journal of Computer Science Issues, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 52-58. (IF: 0.242)
    • Ismaili, F., Ukalli, K., Zenuni, X., Raufi, B., Ajdari, J., 2016. SEEU Study Programs Curricula in Linked Open Data. International Journal of Advances in Computer Science & Its Applications Volume 6: Issue 3 [ISSN 2250-3765], p. 13-17.
    • Abazi – Caushi, B., Ismaili, F., Caushi, A., Zenuni, X., Raufi, B., 2016. Institutional Effectiveness Prediction Using Data Mining Techniques. International Journal of Advances in Software Engineering & Research Methodology, Volume 3: Issue 2 [ISSN 2374-1619], p. 9-13.
    • Entela Hodaj, Olga Tsiftsoglou, Sokol Abazi, Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina & Diamanto Lazari; Lignans and indole alkaloids from the seeds of Centaurea vlachorum Hartvig (Asteraceae), growing wild in Albania and their biological activity; Natural Product Research, 2016, 1-6. (IF=1.057)
    • Dorisa Çela, Ridvan Nepravishta, Diamanto Lazari, Roberta Gaziano, Gabriella Moroni, Francesca Pica, Maurizio Paci, Sokol Abazi; Report on maloine, a new alkaloid discovered from G. maloi: Structural characterization and biological activity; Journal of Molecular Structure; 2017, 1129, 121-127. (IF=1.780)
    • Entela Hodaj-Çelikua, Olga Tsiftsoglou, Lulëzim Shuka, Sokol Abazi, Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina and Diamanto Lazari; Antioxidant Activity and Chemical Composition of Essential Oils of some Aromatic and Medicinal Plants from Albania; Natural Product Communications, 2017, Vol. 12 No. 5 785 – 790 (IF=0.884)
    • Mechanisms underlying the tracheorelaxant effect of VAC extracts, Shpëtim Thaçi, Berat Krasniqi, Miribane Dërmaku-Sopjani, Elton bahtiri, Sokol Abazi, Mentor Sopjani. Submitted
    • Insight into the mechanisms underlying the bronchodilatatory properties of S. raeseri extracts, Berat Krasniqi, Shpëtim Thaçi, Miribane Dërmaku-Sopjani, Sokol Abazi, Mentor Sopjani. Submitted

Peer-reviewed Conference papers

  • Yaich andH. Hamam (2017) “Secure banking transactions through a hardware/software combined solution”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 143-147, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Jebali andH. Hamam (2017) “Low-cost Portable Video Transmission System Based on Visible Light Communication”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 78-81, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Kallel andH. Hamam (2017) “Intelligent control system based on RFID technology”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 101-104, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Lazzez andH. Hamam (2017) “A new 1-to-N smart wireless display”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 64-69, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Zayoud andH. Hamam (2017) “Accurate Secure Passive RFID Based Fueling System”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 74-77, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Kilani andH. Hamam (2017) “Interactıve system based on a camera-projector and ınfrared poınter motıon detectıon”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 70-73, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Chakroun andH. Hamam (2017) “Optimized energy recovery from used batteries before recycling”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 112-115, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Alimeti(2017) “Some Advantages of Using the Septenary Numeral System”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 169, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Raufi, B., Ismaili, F., Ajdari, J., Zenuni, X., 2017. Modelling A Context-Aware Friend-Of-A-Friend (FOAF) Applications for Mobile Platforms. In 2nd International World Conference on Technology Innovation and Enterpreneurship Istanbul.
  • Ajdari, J., Abdullai, A., Zenuni, X., Raufi, B., Ismaili, F., 2017. Definition and implementation of procedures for IT assets managing. In 2nd International World Conference on Technology Innovation and Enterpreneurship Istanbul.
  • Zenuni, X., Ajdari, J., Ismaili, F., Raufi, B., 2017. Automatic Hate Speech Detection in Online Contents for Albanian Language. In 2nd International World Conference on Technology Innovation and Enterpreneurship Istanbul.
  • Ismaili, F., Shabani, L., Raufi, B., Ajdari, J., Zenuni, X., 2017. Enhancing Breast Cancer Detection Using Data Mining Classification. In 2nd International World Conference on Technology Innovation and Enterpreneurship Istanbul.
  • Raufi, B., Ismaili, F., Ajdari, J., Zenuni, X. (2016). Knowledgebase Harvesting for User-Adaptive Systems through Focused Crawling and Semantic Web. In: 17th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies (CompSysTech´16), ACM.
  • Ferati, M., Kurti, A., Vogel, B., Raufi, B. (2016). Augmenting requirements gathering for people with special needs using IoT: a position paper. New York, ACM.
  • Çaushi, B.A., Ismaili, F, Çaushi, A., Zenuni, Xh., Raufi, B. (2016). Institutional Effectiveness Prediction Using Data Mining Techniques Proc. of the Intl. Conference on Advances in Information Processing and Communication Technology – IPCT 2016.
  • Ismaili, F., Ukalli, K., Zenuni, Xh., Raufi, B., Ajdari, J. SEEU Study Programs Curricula in Linked Open Data. In Proc. of the Intl. Conference on Advances in Information Processing and Communication Technology – IPCT 2016.
  • Evjola Spaho, Leonard Barolli, Vladi Kolici, Algenti Lala: Performance Comparison of Different Routing Protocols in Sparse and Dense VDTNs. AINA 2016: 698-703.
  • Evjola Spaho, Leonard Barolli, Vladi Kolici, Algenti Lala: Evaluation of Single-Copy and Multiple-Copy Routing Protocols in a Realistic VDTN Scenario. CISIS 2016: 284-289.
  • Evjola Spaho, Kevin Bylykbashi, Leonard Barolli, Vladi Kolici, Algenti Lala: Evaluation of Different DTN Routing Protocols in an Opportunistic Network Considering Many-to-One Communication Scenario. NBiS 2016: 64-69.
  • Ilir Shinko, Tetsuya Oda, Evjola Spaho, Admir Barolli, Vladi Kolici, Leonard Barolli: A GA-Based Simulation System for WMNs: Performance Analysis of WMN-GA System for Different WMN Architectures and Uniform Distribution Considering DCF and EDCA. AINA 2016: 174-180.
  • Elis Kulla, Evjola Spaho, Makoto Ikeda, Leonard Barolli: Energy Concerns inWireless Sensor and Actor Networks: A Simulation Case. AINA 2016: 198-205.
  • Mirjeta Alinci, Takaaki Inaba, Donald Elmazi, Evjola Spaho, Vladi Kolici, Leonard Barolli: Improving Reliability of Cluster Nodes in MANETs: A Fuzzy-Based Approach. AINA Workshops 2016: 577-584.
  • Donald Elmazi, Shinji Sakamoto, Tetsuya Oda, Elis Kulla, Evjola Spaho, Leonard Barolli: Effect of Security Parameter for Selection of Actor Nodes in WSAN: A Comparison Study of Two Fuzzy-Based Systems. AINA 2016: 957-964.
  • Yi Liu, Shinji Sakamoto, Evjola Spaho, Keita Matsuo, Leonard Barolli, Fatos Xhafa: A Fuzzy-Based Reliability System for JXTA-Overlay P2P Platform Considering as New Parameter Sustained Communication Time. AINA 2016: 1168-1175.
  • Yi Liu, Shinji Sakamoto, Leonard Barolli, Evjola Spaho, Makoto Ikeda, Fatos Xhafa: Effects of Sustained Communication Time on Reliability of JXTA-Overlay P2P Platform: A Comparison Study for Two Fuzzy-Based Systems. CISIS 2016: 44-52.
  • Mirjeta Alinci, Takaaki Inaba, Donald Elmazi, Evjola Spaho, Vladi Kolici, Leonard Barolli: A Fuzzy-Based System for Improving Node Security in MANET Clusters. CISIS 2016: 53-60.
  • Donald Elmazi, Evjola Spaho, Elis Kulla, Tetsuya Oda, Makoto Ikeda, Leonard Barolli: Selection of Actor Nodes in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks Considering as a New Parameter Actor Congestion Situation. NBiS 2016: 29-36.
  • Yi Liu, Tetsuya Oda, Evjola Spaho, Keita Matsuo, Leonard Barolli, Fatos Xhafa: A Fuzzy-Based Reliaility for JXTA-overlay P2P Platform Considering Data Download Speed, Peer Congestion Situation, Number of Interaction and Packet Loss Parameters. NBiS 2016: 273-279.
  • Mirjeta Alinci, Takaaki Inaba, Donald Elmazi, Evjola Spaho, Vladi Kolici, Leonard Barolli: Improving Node Security in MANET Clusters: A Comparison Study of Two Fuzzy-Based Systems. NBiS 2016: 355-363.
  • Lashi, F., & Kapaj, I. (2016). European accession opportunities and challenges for traceability food safety systems in Albania. Vlora.
  • Lashi, F., Kapaj, I., & Keco, R. (2017). Customer Preference for Consuming Organic Red Meat – Case Study of Albanian Market. European Center for Science Education and Research, International Conference on Social Sciences, ICSS XI, January 2017, Helsinki.
  • Lashi, F., Kapaj, I., & Keco, R. (2017). Customer preferences towards food safety and traceability systems for meat value chain in Albania. E-Conference, Book of Proceedings, P10, ISBN 1387-3812. Czech Republic, Praha. March 2017.
  • I, Lashi. F (2017). Higher education contribution and approach toward government public services delivery: Retirement Calculation Software – Case Study, Conference in Computing, Information Technology and Business Applications (ICCITBA), Book of Proceedings Vol 1, 170-174. Albania, Durres.
  • F (2017). Customer preference for red meat purchase in Albania based on their income level. Conference in Computing, Information Technology and Business Applications (ICCITBA), Book of Proceedings Vol 1, 205-210. Albania, Durres.
  • Info Tech-2016. Impacts of Pre-copy and Post-Copy Live Migration in XEN. Igli Tafa, Paola Kotta, Flavia Radomi, Ilir Çela Polytechnic University of Tirana (Albania).
  • Ari, “Computational screening of tetra phenoxy-substituted phthalocyanines as bulk heterojunction solar cell materials”, 1st International Conference in Computing, Information Technology and Business Applications (ICCITBA), Durres, Albania, 2017.
  • Ari, “Computational screening of tetra thiophenyl-substituted phthalocyanines as bulk heterojunction solar cell materials”, 5th International Virtual Conference on Advanced Scientific Results (SCIECONF-2017), Slovakia.
  • Dume andG. Karapici (2017) “Combinations of Real-time LabVIEW models with Physical systems”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 74-77, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Anjeza Pasku and Elton Pasku (2017) “Comparing between ordered monoids and ordered
  • monoids of upper sets”, Proceedings 1st International Conference in Computing, Information Technology and Business Applications in ICCITBA 1, 37-39, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Shasivari and E. Pasku (2017) “Theory of Ordered Semigroups from a Categorical Prospect”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 2-11, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Orgest BEQIRI and Petraq PETRO (2017) “On Inverse Γ-Rings”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 26-36, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Fabiana Muharremi (Çullhaj) (2017) “A discussion on Grobner Basis Theories”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 12-19, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Blerina Boçi, Dorina Guxholli, Fabiana Muharremi, Neime Gjikaj (2017) ‘Homological Finitess Conditions for Monoids”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 74-77, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Silvana LIFTAJ, Luljeta GJONI, Mimoza KARAFILI (2017) “On A Generalization of Fixed Point Theorem in Quasi-2-Banach Space”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 70-73, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Evgjeni Xhafaj, Lindita Mukli, Daniela Halidini (Qendraj), Dorina Guxholli and Etleva Halidini (2017) “Classification of the Factors Influencing Household Expenditure According to CART Method. A Case Study in the Albanian Households”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 47-49, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Daniela Halidini (Qendraj), Neime Gjikaj, Evgjeni Xhafaj, Robert Kosova, Aida Bitri (2017) “Using the Surrogate Variables for The Missclassification Values in DTREG And Weka Package”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 41-43, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Anxhela Gjeçka, Alsa Kaziu, Edjola Naka and Krisel Tola (2017) «SAX Algorithm for Consumer Price Index. The Best Algorithm for the Sequence”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 50-53, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Ismaili, F., Shabani, L., Raufi, B., Ajdari, J., Zenuni, X., 2017. Enhancing Breast Cancer Detection Using Data Mining Classification. In 2nd International World Conference on Technology Innovation and Enterpreneurship Istanbul.
  • Raufi, B., Ismaili, F., Ajdari, J., Zenuni, X., 2017. Modelling A Context-Aware Friend-Of-A-Friend (FOAF) Applications for Mobile Platforms. In 2nd International World Conference on Technology Innovation and Enterpreneurship Istanbul.
  • Ajdari, J., Abdullai, A., Zenuni, X., Raufi, B., Ismaili, F., 2017. Definition and implementation of procedures for IT assets managing. In 2nd International World Conference on Technology Innovation and Enterpreneurship Istanbul.
  • Zenuni, X., Ajdari, J., Ismaili, F., Raufi, B., 2017. Automatic Hate Speech Detection in Online Contents for Albanian Language. In 2nd International World Conference on Technology Innovation and Enterpreneurship Istanbul.
  • Raufi, B., Ismaili, F., Ajdari, J., Zenuni, X. (2016). Knowledgebase Harvesting for User-Adaptive Systems through Focused Crawling and Semantic Web. In: 17th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies (CompSysTech´16), ACM.
  • Abazi, B., Caushi, A., Ismaili, F., 2016. E-learning systems in Higher Education Institutions: An outlook of their use in the Western Balkan Region. Durres, Proceedings of 4 th UBT Annual International Conference on Business, Technology and Innovation.
  • Caushi, A., Abazi, B., Ismaili, F., 2016. Measuring e-Government Maturity: Comparative analysis of e-Government indexes. Ohrid, Proceedings of ICT Innovations.

Others

  • Peer-reviewed: Enriko Ceko (2016) “Quality Management Tools” Monography.
  • Peer-review: Enriko Ceko, Naim Mëçalla (2016) “Total Management of Quality”, textbook.
  • A student from Saarland University, Germani, had a stage of Research in our Chemistry Laboartory for the period November 2016-January 2017, studying the CO2 extraction of Vitex agnus castus
Student/ Researcher Subject Master: M

Doctorate: D

Postdoc: P

Supervisor: S

Co-superv. :C

Supervision/Co-Supervision
T. Yaich Secure banking transactions through a hardware/software combined solutions M S H. Hamam
A. Jebali Low-cost Portable Visible Light Communication M S H. Hamam
F. Kallel Intelligent control system based on RFID technology M S H. Hamam
Y. Lazzez 1-to-N smart wireless communication M S H. Hamam
A. Kilani Interactive system based screens in natural environments M S H. Hamam
R. Zayoud Accurate Secure Passive RFID Based Systems D S H. Hamam
J. Chakroun Optimized energy recovery from used batteries before recycling D S H. Hamam
O. Sliti Complete local binary pattern for Scale and Orientation Adaptive Mean Shift Tracking D S H. Hamam
A. Mithi Electro-Mechanical Rehabilitation and Installation of a New Control and Monitoring System of Komani Hydro-Power Plant M S A.    Alimeti
Muhamed Elezi Conception of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Using TLS and IPSec Protocols, Comparative Analysis between Different IPSec Modes of Encryption for Secure Data Communication M S B. Raufi
Egzona Qalaj Conception and development of Friend of a Friend (FOAF) applications for mobile platforms M S B. Raufi
E. Hoxha Implementation of DWH –BI in bank of second level M S I.TAFA
I.Mile Implementation of strategies for isolation of OS Solaris and evaluation of performance and it`s scalability M S I.TAFA
G. Dume

Polytechnic University of Tirana

Real-Time Control of a Synchronous Generator in a LabVIEW platform D S G. Karapici
Kaltrina Ukalli SEEU Study Programs Curricula in Linked Open Data M S F.Ismaili
Hazbi Ziberi A New ERP Model that Would Meet the Requirements

of Small Businesses in Macedonia

M S F.Ismaili
Besir Aliti Comparative Analysis of Real Time Replication Service

Efficiency on Enterprise Level

M S F.Ismaili
Elisian Ceco Dehydration of collagen using subcritical CO2 M S S. Abazi
Margerita Ndreu The formulation of new creams made from CO2 extract M S S. Abazi
Meri Beqiri Use of ginestea for making bio fibers M S S. Abazi
  • CIT Review – Issue VII: Alimeti (2017), “Apparent Issues in Albania”, CIT Review – Issue VII, January—March 2017
  • SCIECONF, Scientific Conference, Reviewer: M.Ari (June 2017).
  • CIT Review: Qano. Preparation of materials for numbers 10, 11 and 12 issues.
  • Conference 1: COORP Researchers Cooperation Platform, 8 June 2016; Capacity building, training researchers from 11 universities on International Calls for research projects identification, project assessment, networking and research consortium building.
  • Conference 2: 1st International Conference in Computing, IT and Business Application, ICCITBA 6 May 2017-Durres, Albania.
  • Seminar 1: Academic Decision Making, 14 November 2016, Habib Hamam
  • Workshop 1: Quality Assurance and Measurement of Skills, 11 November 2016, Habib Hamam
  • Workshop 2: Accreditation Systems, 21 February 2017, Habib Hamam
  • Workshop 3: Exam Design, 2 March 2017, Habib Hamam
  • Prof H. Hamam is Associate editor of IEEE – Canadian Review
  • Alimeti is and editor of CIT Review.
  • Raufi is a Program Committee member HiPerGrid.
  • Raufi is a Member of Human-Computer Interaction & Visualization (HCIV) Working Group.
  • Dr Evjola Spaho is a Guest editor in IJWGS, 2017 Vol. 13 No. 2, Special Issue on Advances in the Integration of IoT and Cloud Computing.
  • Dr Evjola Spaho is an International Liaison co-chair EIDWT-2017.
  • Dr Evjola Spaho is a Track Co-chair in Vehicular Networks and Applications, IEEE AINA 2017.
  • Ass. Igli Tafa as a member of IJCSMS – India Journal since 2014.
  • Assoc.Dr. Vasil Qano is Member of Editorial Board of IEEE – Canadian Review
  • Assoc.Dr. Vasil Qano is Member of Editorial Board of Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Florije Ismaili is a reviewer in International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks
  • Florije Ismaili is a senior member in Universal Association of Computer and Electronics
  • Florije Ismaili is a member in Information Systems and Databases Research Group – South East European University
  • EMAT laboratory, Université de Moncton, Canada
  • Solutions Galore Inc., Canada
  • FIT Japan
  • UPC Spain
  • Istanbul Technical University, Department of Chemistry, Prof Dincer
  • Automatic Control Department, Polytechnic University of Tirana
  • ALBAS, editorial house, Tirana, Albania
  • Bern University – Scopes project, Prof Renaud
  • Prishtina University – Prof Sopjani
  • Saarland University – Prof Jacob
  • Visible light communication

Purpose: Visible light communication is a promising substitution to radio frequency communication due to the wide frequency spectrum and to the security since the light can’t pass through walls. In this paper, we present a low-cost energy efficient system based on visible light communication for video transmission.

Method: We propose a system that could be easily implemented without doing a major modification to the existing infrastructure. This system is compatible with the commonly used devices without the need of installing drivers. The main research challenges are the following: 1) Remove the noise which is the ambient light and recover data, 2) Reach transmission debit that allows high-quality video running fluidly, 3) The distance between the transmitter and the receiver should be long enough to be implemented in real life.

Publications: A. Jebali and H. Hamam (2017) “Low-cost Portable Video Transmission System Based on Visible Light Communication”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 78-81, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.

 

  • Interactive system based screens in natural environments

Purpose: Interactive projection is one of the new interesting technologies. It provides a new experience for users to interact and communicate with computers in an efficient and clever way.

Method: The proposed system is based on the interactive projection technology. Thanks to a system projector-camera and an interactive pointer, it transforms any field of projection (a surface table, a wall etc.), into an interactive space. This pointer contains an infrared source. By a simple click, the user points on a position on the projected screen. The camera detects the infrared signal coming from the pointer. Finally, the system points on the exact chosen position which makes the pointer a virtual cursor. We successfully implemented the proposed system to accurately interact with the projected screen. Its simplicity and minor cost proved it effective in applications like education. In perspectives, an interactive system based on the fingertip detection will be studied.

Publications: A. Kilani and H. Hamam (2017) “Interactive system based on a camera-projector and infrared pointer motion detection”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 70-73, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.

 

  • Intelligent system for monitoring a parking

Purpose: The monitoring and control of moving objects in an open space requires deploying significant human time and effort, as for example the monitoring of cars in the parking areas.

Method: To overcome this problem, we propose an automated RFID technology system to monitor the parking. Our system functionality is not limited to reading the tags, but it also deduces the number of the empty places and the number of not registered cars. To ensure these functionalities we must extract the exact distances between the antenna and the tags through the values of the RSSI.

Publications: F. Kallel and H. Hamam (2017) “Intelligent control system based on RFID technology”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 101-104, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.

 

  • Low Current Energy Saving

Purpose: The optimization of energy consumption and the protection of the environment against pollution have been noticeably the first issue for many countries. In this paper, we propose a special design for energy recovery from used batteries into a renewable power source.

Method: The work consists in advancing an intelligent flexible control structure able to extract the residual energy according to the dynamic behavior of the chemical batteries. For this issue, a Proportional-Integral (PI) and Fuzzy-Logic (FL) based algorithm was suggested and designed to adapt the dynamic aspect of the batteries’ charge and discharge. To obtain the optimum residual energy, both methods are compared using MATLAB- SIMULINK software. In our case, the Fuzzy-Logic controller method has improved the performance and the speed of the system. A hardware implementation was also provided to validate the theoretical concept and the proposed models.

Publications: J. Chakroun and H. Hamam (2017) “Optimized energy recovery from used batteries before recycling”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 112-115, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.

 

  • Passive RFID Based Fueling System

Purpose: The Fueling of vehicles is a daily operation that needs to be managed and secured. Some difficulties are faced and need an effort of intelligent design. These difficulties include long waiting queues, non-continuous availability, and fraud. In this work, we propose a solution to avoid the fraud.

Method: We developed an intelligent system based on RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technology to solve the issue of possibility of fraud especially with the complicity of the employees in the fuel station. Since the place of fueling includes inflammable material, we must avoid the risk of causing a spark. We opted for the passive RFID technology, since semi-passive or active tags include batteries which present a safety risk. Our work consists in designing the required system by optimizing the topology of antennas and tags. The first major challenge is that the environment includes human beings and therefore the presence of water. This presents a serious difficulty when reading UHF tags. The second major challenge is the presence of metals on the pump hose.

Publications: R. Zayoud and H. Hamam (2017) “Accurate Secure Passive RFID Based Fueling System”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 74-77, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.

 

 

  • Secure banking transactions through a hardware/software combined solutions

Purpose: The credit card frauds increase with the use of online banking, presents a serious challenge. It requires intelligent solutions based on research.

Method: Method: It consists in 1) Using customized hardware (portable device) for on-line transactions (and private data exchanges in general). 2) Making the software more secure by rendering the password time-dependent. The device is provided by the bank, which saves the list of passwords for one year in the memory of the device. The bank keeps a copy of this list. Whenever a requested of transaction arrives to the bank, the latter compares the arriving password to the corresponding one in the database of the bank. Of course, we can add encryption stages in the process. An addition level of security could be performed. This stage consists in biometric authentication by using the finger prints for example. By research we designed a combined hardware-software system.

Publications: T. Yaich and H. Hamam (2017) “Secure banking transactions through a hardware/software combined solution”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 143-147, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.

 

  • Visible light communication

Purpose: Display systems are frequently used in supermarkets, airports, shops, etc. These systems often need a significant effort of installation and manipulation. To overcome this drawback, a new technique is proposed.

Method: Based on RSSI calculation, the method consists in identifying the nearest screen (terminal) that will receive the data. Wireless network sensor technology was implemented due to its simplicity and reliability. It is a cheaper efficient technology that simplifies data exchange between devices. Using the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) methodology we can measure the distance between our new proposed device and installed displays. This helps us identify which display to be used.

Publications: Y. Lazzez and H. Hamam (2017) “A new 1-to-N smart wireless display”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, 64-69, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.

 

  • Critics of Special Relativity

Purpose: Time dilation is one of the consequences of Special Relativity (SR) or the Special Theory of Relativity (STR). We discovered that it faces a serious paradox.

Method: For one given object (or person), time flows slower the faster the object travels. The object is traveling inside a system, whether the universe, the given galaxy, the solar system or even a smaller system. We will have two worlds: the world of the fast-moving object and another world, namely the rest of the system, which is observed by the moving object as stationary. We may consider them as two worlds, since each has its own time running differently. Since one world is included in the other, both worlds interact with each other in many aspects, including energy, flow of material, pressure, and temperature to name few. Since energy (just like temperature and the flow of material) depends on time, the situation gives birth to a number of paradoxes. During the interaction between both worlds, which time should we refer to and, therefore, which energy, flow of material and temperature should we consider? Should we consider the time of World 1 (the fast-moving object) or that of World 2 (the relatively stationary environment or system)? The present article illustrates these paradoxes through thought experiments and scenarios. In the end, we should either 1) find an explanation to these paradoxes within the framework of SR, 2) modify some aspects of SR or add more postulates to cover these paradoxes, or 3) abandon SR if neither 1) nor 2) is possible.

Publications: H. Hamam (2017), “Special Relativity Facing Some Paradoxes”, Physics Essays 30, 88-92, 2017.

 

  • CLBP for Scale and Orientation Adaptive Mean Shift Tracking

Purpose: We address the problem of tracking an object with pose and appearance changes, under possible occlusions by presenting an effective way to embed the texture information provided by the Local Binary Pattern (LBP), Local Ternary Pattern (LTP) and the Complete Local Binary Pattern (CLBP) in the mean shift framework.

Method: We combine the information of color distribution with variants of Local Binary Pattern texture for the purpose of robust tracking. Four adaptive scale and orientation mean shift trackers are proposed; the LBP MS, LTP MS, CLBP MS1 and the CLBP MS2. The last tracker can handle both textured and non-textured objects, and deals with the specific weaknesses of motion trackers, such as failures under specific conditions. As it can exploit more of the image information, we use seven public videos that contain a variety of challenges to illustrate the accuracy of the proposed approaches. The trackers successfully cope with fast moving objects, target scale and orientation changes, and prove to be more stable and less prone to drift away from the target than purely colored or feature-based ones.

Publications: O. Sliti, H. Hamam and H. Amiri (2017) “CLBP for Scale and Orientation Adaptive Mean Shift Tracking” Elsevier JKSU.

 

  • Implementation of DWH-BI for a bank of second level

Purpose: Implementation of DWH-BI for a second level bank. Implementation of Data Mart and Data Cubes. Generation the reports by using BI

Method: SQL Server 2012 implementation for managing data and BI by using Oracle 11g for generation reports for: GL, Customer, Products, Transactions, Branches

 

  • CIII-AT-0042-13-1718 – Image Processing, Information Engineering & Interdisciplinary Knowledge (CEEPUS Project)

Purpose:

  1. A) Educational: The following schools will be organized

A.1) Organization of “School of Pediatric Traumatology” Prishtina / Kosovo

A.2) Organization “School of Pediatric Oncology” Prishtina / Kosovo

A.3) Organization of “School of Pediatric Hematology”, Dep. of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University Graz/A.

A.4) “Summer Academy of Pediatric Medicine” – joint effort of Division of Pediatric Radiology, Dep. of Radiology, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery (“Pediatric Center Graz”), Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, all Medical University Graz / Austria

A.5) Organization of the “Summer School for Image Processing 2018” in Graz / A (for SSIP please see http://www.inf.u-szeged.hu/~ssip)

A.6) Organization and Participation on the “CT School 2017” of the Clinical Center Novi Sad (http://www.ctschool.eu/)

A.7) Organization of a Pediatric Radiology course in Bucharest /Ro in cooperation and funding by the European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR – www.espr.org)

Furthermore, our network promotes and enhances individual student mobility as we did for summer internships between participating institutions.

  1. B) Research – Multicenter Studies: MR Urography, 4D Segmentation of the Heart, Head Trauma in Children, Lung Ultrasound in Preterm Babies, Radiation induced DNA double strain breaks in Pediatric Radiology
  2. C) Tele teaching
  3. D) Knowledge Exchange in the field Pediatric Radiology and Radiation Protection

Method: activities within CEEPUS Network A42 consists of pure educational (6 Schools, tele teaching), research (multicenter studies), patient care (sharing experience and novel techniques) with special focus on empowerment of young scientists (all partners signed “Draft on These en Cotutelle” and the “These en Cotutelle” is executed) to fund raising (2 third party projects until now – another is currently under construction).

 

  • CIII-HU-0019-13-1718 – International Cooperation in Computer Science (CEEPUS project)

Purpose:

– undergraduate, graduate and PhD student exchange;

– lecturer exchange, visits;

– double degree programmes

– common curricula development in informatics;

– intensive courses on selected topics (OO Programming, Functional Programming, Dynamic Systems, Natural Language Processing, Stochastic Applications, Network security etc.);

– joint PhD and MSc thesis supervision (these en cotutelles);

– joint practical training;

– cooperation with industrial (silent) partners in education activities;

– joint PhD programme development;

Method: – Central-European Functional Programming School: organizing CEFP 2017, dissemination of CEFP 2015;

– cooperation in the editorial Board of ERSICT Journal

– cooperation with regional conferences involving Master and PhD students:

SQAMIA 2017 – Maribor;

SISY 2018 Subotica

SAMI 2017 Herl’any, Slovakia

MACS 2018 Budapest

CSCS 2017 Szeged

 

  • CIII-SK-0044-12-1718 – Applied Economics and Management (CEEPUS project)

Purpose: Based on good practice and experience from the previous academic years, we are planning to:

– continue the networking between universities in the field of applied economics and management and carry out coordinating network activities, and in order to make the network activities more efficient, we have decided to replace three previous partners with four new institutions;

– enable undergraduate student, doctoral student and teacher exchanges to facilitate the emphasis areas at the host institutions, with using the library and other resources;

– organize and manage the work of experts’ groups in applied economics and management (namely in the field of economics, management, marketing and applied agri-sector economics as well as emerging market studies);

Method:

– implement participation in lectures, workshops, conferences and seminars devoted to areas of expertise – special focus on guest lectures aimed at the transfer of know-how and enriching the education process;

– implement the International Master double degree study program “Business Economics” offered by two universities of the network – the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and the University of Agriculture in Krakow;

– involve teachers from our partner universities in lecturing the managerial course MBA at the coordinating institution, the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra;

– based on the module cooperation within the doctoral study program “Economics and Management” between the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and the University of Agriculture in Krakow we plan to use CEEPUS doctoral mobilities and staff mobilities to support this form of PhD program;

– introduce doctoral, Master and Bachelor theses with CEEPUS partners as consultants;

– prepare, adapt and deliver common curricula and teaching materials to wider educational community in the field of managerial courses, agricultural economics, finance, marketing and business studies;

– share distance learning experience;

– promote free mover mobilities based on acceptance letters;

– assist partner universities in higher involvement in the process of internationalization;

– network partners continue cooperation as members of the Visegrad University Association that supports Central European educational activities, CEEPUS partners’ initiatives including;

– prospectively, to provide an opportunity for Russian and Ukrainian universities to participate in our activities.

 

  • Radical Mediated Modification of Natural Products

Purpose: Modifying biologically active plant metabolite, in order to increase their biological activity.

Method: We are using radical chemistry in order to add substituent into the furane part of rotundifurane, in order to prove weather this part of the molecule is responsible for the biological activity or not, and to modify that activity.

 

  • Cardiovascular effects of VAC and the functions of SRE on uterus

Purpose: Study the effect of plant extracts in cardiovascular effects

Method: two plants have been extracted with ethanol solution and have been used to treat different parts of rabbit organs

  • We do not have a PhD program at CIT, which is a major issue for efficient research activities.
  • Access to research grants is very limited.
  • Labs in areas of Electric & Analog and Digital Electronic circuits and System Dynamics are missing
  • MATLAB, MULTISIM, LABVIEW software are not available in CIT.
  • Continue organizing the conference ICCITBA.
  • Applying for Research grants ERASMUS and ERASMUS PLUS.
  • Publishing more than 8 peer-review research articles.
  • Participation in 2 International Conferences
  • Managing more than 2 international projects.
  • Designing and realization of an multidisciplinary Lab for Education and Research in the area of Electronic Circuits and Real Time Control
  • Publication of a tutorial in Multisim Application on Simulation of Electric and Electronic Circuits
  • Publication of a tutorial in SCILAB Application on Simulation of Dynamic Systems.
  • Being certified in Cyber Security