DAY ONE - MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2007
Time Description Location
07:00 - 11:30 REGISTRATION Mezzanine
09:00 - 12:00            Opening Ceremony Dana Hall
Under the Patronage of His Highness
Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain                            
  Guest of Honor: 
H.H. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi      
Minister of Economy - United Arab Emirates
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH BREAK (Sponsored by Al - Falak) Awal Hall
13:00 - 13:40
Keynote Speaker I: Dana 2 
(Chair: Abdul Rahman Al-Ghunaim, Kuwait )
"Propelling Technology Innovations: Endless Opportunities"
Mr. Abdulrahman F. Al-Wuhaib,
Senior VP, Operations Services, Saudi Aramco
Abstract: Included in the Conference CD
13:40 - 14:20
Keynote Speaker II:  Dana 2 
(Chair: Abdul Rahman Al-Ghunaim, Kuwait )
"Perspective of Renewable Energy and the Changing World"
Dr. Ali Sayigh,
Chairman of WREC and Director General of WREN, Brighton, UK
Abstract: Page No. 40
14:20 - 14:45 COFFEE BREAK (Sponsored by Abdulkarim Holding Co.) Exhibition
Invited Speaker I:  Dana 1
(Chair: Mr. Mohammad AL-Juwair, Saudi Aramco)
"Overview of Next Generation/4G Technologies & Hyperconnectivity" 
Mr. Scott Wickware,
Vice-President, Marketing & Strategy, Carrier Networks, Nortel, France
Abstract: Page No. 41
Aruba CEO
Invited Speaker II: Dana 2
(Chair: Jaafar Ibrahim, Saudi Arabia)
"A Vision of the Secure Mobile Enterprise"
Dr. Dominic Orr,
President & CEO, Aruba Networks, USA
Abstract: Page No. 41
15:15 - 15:30 COFFEE BREAK (Sponsored by Abdulkarim Holding Co.) Exhibition
15:30 - 16:50 Session 1
      1. Paper title “Techniques and Algorithms for Access Control List Optimization” Dana 1
Authors: Ibrahim M. Al Abdulmohsin
Affiliation: Communications Engineering & Technical Support Department, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Page No. 46
2. Paper title “An Anti Personal Landmine Detection Scheme Based on Microwave Imaging”
Authors: A. Swydan, M. Elghafri, M. Al Wadeya, M. El-Tarhuni, and N. Qaddoumi
Affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Abstract: Page No. 46
3. Paper title “Metrics Performance Evaluation: Application to Face Recognition”
Authors: Naser Zaeri, Abeer AlSadeq, and Abdallah Cherri
Affiliation: Electrical Engineering Dept., Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait
Abstract: Page No. 47
4. Paper title “Vertical Handoff Characterization for SIP and mSCTP Based UMTS-WLAN Integration Solutions”
Authors: Syed Asadullah, Ashraf S. Mahmoud, Marwan Abu-Amara, Tarek Sheltami
Affiliation: Computer Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Page No. 47
15:30 - 16:50 Session 2
      (Chair: Ghaleb B. Al-Dandan, Saudi Arabia) Dana 2
(Co-chair: Dr. Talal AlKharobi, Saudi Arabia)
1. Presentation Title: "Virtualization – Bringing Reality to your Asset Management”
Mr. Issam Karkoutli
Managing Director of Middle East, INOVx Solutions,  USA
Abstract: Page No. 48
2. Presentation Title: "Remote control & Monitoring"
Jouni Olavi Paavonen, 
Chief Designer, FF-Automation, Finland
Abstract: Page No. 48
3. Presentation Title: "Broadband VSAT Services - New Perspective for Oil and Gas Applications"
Mohammed Al-Jaroudi, 
IT Specialist, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Page No. 49
15:30 - 16:50 Session 3
      (Chair: Dr Khalid Biyari, Saudi Arabia) Dana 3
(Co-chair: Dr. Mohammed Sqalli,  Saudi Arabia)
1.  Paper title “Message Concealment Techniques using Image based Steganography”
Authors: Farhan Khan and Adnan Abdul-Aziz Gutub
Affiliation: Department of Computer Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, 31261, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Page No. 49
2. Paper title “Automatic conversion of XML-based contents into efficient executables for resource-limited environments”
Authors: Imran A. Zualkernan, Yaser A. Ghanam, Amir S. Kalbasi, and Mohammed F. Shoshaa
Affiliation: American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Abstract: Page No. 49
3. Paper title “Handling the Data Rate Difference between GPS and INS Using AFS”
Authors: Salam A. Ismaeel
Affiliation: Computer Man College for Computer Studies, Khartoum/Sudan
Abstract: Page No. 50
4. Paper title “Analytical Model for Performance Evaluation of Load Balancing Algorithm for Grid Computing”
Authors: Abderezak Touzene, Hussein Al Maqbali
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University
Abstract: Page No. 50
15:30 - 16:50 Session 4
      (Chair: Dr Ibrahim Hamoudi, Saudi Arabia) Dana 5
(Co-chair: Dr. Abu Hamed Abdur-Rahim, Saudi Arabia)
1. Paper title “Dynamic Performance Improvement of an Isolated Wind Turbine Induction Generator”
Authors: A.H.M.A. Rahim, M. Ahsanul Alam and M.F. Kandlawala
Affiliation: King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Page No. 50
2. Paper title “Impact of Modeling Magnetic Saturation on the Estimation of Synchronizing and Damping Torques of Synchronous Machine”
Authors: Fawzi A. Rahman AL Jowder
Affiliation: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, University of Bahrain, Isa Town, Kingdom of Bahrain
Abstract: Page No. 51
3. Paper title “A Novel Digital Firing Scheme for Soft Starting of Three-Phase Induction Motors”
Authors: Ali. M. Eltamaly, A. I. Alolah and R. M. Hamouda
Affiliation: Electrical Eng. Dept., College of Eng., King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Page No. 51
4. Paper title “Impact on Power Planning due to DSM in Commercial and Government Sectors with Rebound Effect – A Case Study of Northern Grid of Oman”
Authors: Arif S. Malik
Affiliation: College of Engineering, PO Box 33, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khod 123, Sultanate of Oman
Abstract: Page No. 51
16:50 - 19:30 CONFERENCE BREAK  
19:30 - 21:30 Gala Dinner:  (Co-sponsored by Bahrain Ministry of Electricity & Water and SOFCON)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Awal Hall
04202005_AppointNasr4697 Keynote Speaker III: 
(Chair: Mohammed Al-Dhamen, Saudi Arabia)
"Vision & Development of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)" 
Mr. Nadhmi Al-Nasr,
Interim President of King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Included in the Conference CD