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Under the Patronage of HE. Mr. Boutros Harb - The Minister of Telecommunications

The 2nd International Conference on Open Source Software Computing (OSSCOM 2016)

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Agenda

Day One: 1 December 2016

Venue: American University of Beirut, Lebanon

08:00-9:00

Registration

09:00-09:50

Session 1: Joint Opening (ASREN, AROQA, OSSCOM)

- Dr. Mohammad Harajli, Provost, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
- H.E. Yasser AbdulMunem, Director of Education and Scientific Research, League of Arab States, Egypt
- H.E. Dr. Sabry Saidam, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Palestine
- H.E. Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman of Arab States Research and Education Network, Jordan
- H.E. the Minister of Telecommunications, Lebanon

09:50-10:10

Keynote (1): Stéphanie Truillé-Baurens, “International Cooperation in an Era of Information Explosion”, International Cooperation Officer, European Commission, Belgium

10:20-10:30

Appreciation and Recognition (Partners, Sponsors and hosts)

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-11:15

Keynote (2): Hana A. El-Ghali, “Tertiary Education in the MENA Region: Achieving Competitiveness and Employability through Good Governance", American University of Beirut and the World bank, Lebanon

Day Two: 2 December 2016

Venue: Lebanese University Central Administration, Mathaf, Beirut, Lebanon

Workshop I

09:00-13:00

Data Mining with Spark
Dr. Pascal Fares, ISSAE CNAM, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

Workshop II

09:00-18:00

Network Administration Under Linux
Dr. Jawad Khalife, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

Workshop III

14:00-18:00

Parallel Programming Using OpenMP
Prof. Enrique Arias Antúnez, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain

Workshop IV

14:00-18:00

Managing shared hosting with FreeBSD, nginx, MariaDB, Salt, and ZFS
Mr. Mohammad H. Al-Shami, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, Amman, Jordan

18:00-21:00

OSSCOM consortium meeting (members only, by invitation)

Day Three: 3 December 2016

Venue: Lebanese University Central Administration, Mathaf, Beirut, Lebanon

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-10:20

Session 1: Opening remarks

- Prof. Fouad Ayoub, President, Lebanese University, Lebanon

- Fr. Walid Moussa, President, Notre Dame University

- Prof. Elias Hachem, Director, ISSAE CNAM, Beirut, Lebanon

- Dr. Aref Al-Soufi, National Erasmus+ Office coordinator

- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Herpers, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

- H.E. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman of ASREN, Jordan

10:20-10:50

Coffee Break

10:50-11:10

Keynote (1): Mr. Nabil Boukhaled, Internet Society – Lebanon Chapter
“Synergy and Dependency of the Opens – Internet and FOSS”

11:10-12:30

Session 2: Openness for Innovation and Business
Chair: Walid Karam

- Roula Moussa, Netways

- Michel Chammas, Bsynchro, “How insurtech is disrupting the industry”

- Naji Abizeid, ELCIM “ELCIM: Bridging companies with innovation”

- Bassem Dghaidy, SE Factory “Automating daily life with OS technologies, Data Analysis & Open Data”

- David Munir Nabti, “Open Source & Social Innovation: Addressing Global Challenges with Scalable Social Businesses”, AltCity, Lebanon

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:20

Keynote (2): Dr. Cherif Bedran, Information Management Ltd.
“Do Incubating Cobras Dream of Open source?”

14:20-15:30

Session 3: Open Education, learning, Resources, and culture
Chair: George Ghinea

- Jawad Khalife “LU IT Department Efforts in disseminating Open Source Culture”, Lebanese University

On behalf of Hassan Zeineddine“Open Source Learning Management System at the Lebanese University”, Lebanese University

- Pierre Gedeon, Notre Dame University, Lebanon, “The Competence Quotient: From Open Education to Open Learning”

- Enrique Arias, UCLM, Spain, Title: Research and Education in Parallel Programming using Open Source Software

- Pascal Fares, ISSAE CNAM-Lebanon, “Open Source Experiences”

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-16:20

Keynote (3): Mohamed Al-Maraghy, Mazadah International
“Cloud Computing and the impact on the business”

Parallel sessions – Technically sponsored by IEEE

16:30-17:30
Session: 4A(Room: Ground Floor Auditorium)

Session 4A: Open Source Software Security
Chair: Mwaffaq Otoom

- Test Suite Effectiveness: An Indicator for Open Source Software Quality
Alenezi, Hussien, Akour, and Al-Saad

- On Tackling Social Engineering Web Phishing Attacks Utilizing Software Defined Networks (SDN) Approach
Masoud, Jaradat, and Ahmad

- Toward Extending Apache Thrift Open Source to Alleviate SOAP Service Consumption
Sefid-Dashti and Babamir

- The Malware Detection Challenge of Accuracy
Akour, Alsmadi, Alazab, and Al-Saad

- Innovative Methodology for Elevating Big Data Analysis and Security
Aloune, Hababeh, Al-Hawari, Alajrami

16:30-17:30
Session: 4B(Room: Under Ground Floor Room 1)

Session 4B: Open Source Software Applications and Services
Chair: Mohmmad Al Daoud

- Automated Analysis of Flow Cytometry Data: A Systematic Review of Recent Methods
Ghaleb, Mohammed and Ramadan

- 3D Gesture-Based Control System using Processing Open Source Software
Ahmad, Majzoub, and Charanek

- Evaluating the Use of Moodle to Achieve Effective and Interactive Learning: A Case Study at the German Jordanian University
El Bahsh and Daoud

- Aiding Cancer Research by data analysis with the Rcran statistical Environment
Barghash, Helms, and Kessler

16:30-17:30
Session: 4C(Room: Under Ground Floor Room 2)

Session 4C: Open Source Software Business Engineering
Chair: Pascal Fares

- Monitoring ”Grid-Cloud” model using Complex Event Processing (CEP)
LADOUR and El-Maouhab

- A Collaborative Approach to Managing Business Processes
Meziani

- IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Based On VMware SRM Solution for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Alshammari and Alwan

- A New Data-Intensive Task Scheduling in OptorSim, an Open Source Grid Simulator
Moghadam and Babamir

- The Role of Open Source Software in Program Analysis for Reverse Engineering
Ghaleb

17:30-17:40

Closing

18:00-21:00

OSSCOM consortium meeting (members only, by invitation)