AMECSE 2017 Tentative Program. Stay Tuned for the Final Program.
Day 1
12 Dec 2017
Day 2
13 Dec 2017
8:30 - 10:00


AMECSE 2017 Welcome & Opening Session

H.E. Eng. Yasser El Kady,Minster of Communications and information Technology

Ms. Asmaa Hosny, ITIDA CEO and Conference Honorary Chair

Dr. Hossam Osman, Conference Chair

Dr. Haitham Hamza, Program chair

H. E. Eng. Yasser El Kady
Ms. Asmaa Hosny
Dr. Hossam Osman
Dr. Haitham Hamza

Digitally enabling the youth of Egypt – IBM’s Digital – Nation Africa

Tim Peck, IBM


The speech will introduce the audience to IBM's latest academic initiative Digital Nation - Africa. It is launching this program as part of IBM's commitment to the ECO system development and Academic support in Africa and the Middle East. It allows millions of young people to discover the magic of the Digital world and help in the digitization of many services and foster growth. It is an online learning environment that digitally enables youth starting from school students 15 years old, till young entrepreneurs 35 years old and beyond. The goal is to empower 25 million Africans over the next 5 years with digital skills and Tools and improve their day to day life and access to a wider range of opportunities.
Timothy Peck

Massive Online Analytics for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Albert Bifet, Distinguished ACM Speaker, Associate Professor at Telecom ParisTech and Honorary Research Associate at the WEKA Machine Learning Group at University of Waikato


Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) have the potential to fundamentally shift the way we interact with our surroundings. The challenge of deriving insights from the Internet of Things (IoT) has been recognized as one of the most exciting and key opportunities for both academia and industry. Advanced analysis of big data streams from sensors and devices is bound to become a key area of data mining research as the number of applications requiring such processing increases. Dealing with the evolution over time of such data streams, i.e., with concepts that drift or change completely, is one of the core issues in stream mining. In this talk, I will present an overview of data stream mining, and I will introduce some popular open source tools for data stream mining.
Albert Bifet
12:00 - 12:30

Coffee Break

Parallel Sessions

Main Hall: FiWare-IoT School Competition Hall 1: Session 1 Hall 2: Session 2 Hall 3: Session 3 Hall 4
  • Enabling the Effective Teaching and Learning of Advanced Robotics in Higher Education Using an Active TUI Framework

Clifford De Raffaele (Middlesex University Malta, Malta); Serengul Smith and Orhan Gemikonakli (Middlesex University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

  • Implementing ERP System in an Egyptian Research Center - Lessons from Practice

Mohamed A. Abd Elmonem (Researcher at Institute of Statistical Studies and Research, Cairo University, Egypt); Eman Nasr (Independent Researcher, Egypt); Mervat Gheith (Cairo university, Egypt)

  • A Requirements Elicitation Tool for Cloud-Based ERPs Software Product Line

Mohamed A. Abd Elmonem (Researcher at Institute of Statistical Studies and Research, Cairo University, Egypt); Eman Nasr (Independent Researcher, Egypt); Mervat Gheith (Cairo university, Egypt)

  • Applying Scrum with Kanban Flavor: A Case Study

Reham Saleh, Ahmed Ameen (SECC, Egypt)

  • Test Code Reuse from OSS: Current and Future Challenges

Soha Makady (Cairo University, Egypt); Robert Walker (University of Calgary, Canada)

  • Risk-Based Test Estimation

Yasser Ghanim (Software Engineering Competence Center, Egypt)

  • Detecting Design Patterns from Source Code Using Static Analysis Techniques

Khaled Abdelsalam (Faculty of Computers and Information - Cairo University, Egypt); Amr Kamel (Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University, Egypt)

  • Towards A Comprehensive Serious Educational Games' Ontology

Ahmed Abou Elfotouh (Institute of Statistical Studies and Research (ISSR) - Cairo University, Egypt); Eman Nasr (Independent Researcher, Egypt); Mervat Gheith (Cairo university, Egypt)

  • The Quest for Fully Smart Autonomous Business Networks in IoT Platforms

Ahmed Ali (Senior R&D Engineer, Egypt); Iman El-Dessouky (R&D Consultant, Egypt); Mahmoud M. Abdallah (SECC, Egypt); Azza Nabih (Information Technology Industry Development Agency, Egypt)

  • Privacy-Preserving Autonomous Cab Service Management Scheme

Ahmed Sherif (Tennessee State University, USA); Ahmad Alsharif, Mohamed M E A Mahmoud and Jacob E Moran (Tennessee Tech University, USA)

  • Scalable Distributed-Computing IoT Applied Architecture with Semantic Interoperable Gateway

Nissreen El-Saber (Zagazig University & Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Egypt); Abdallah Seif (Zagazig University, Egypt)

  • Semantic Technology in Internet of Things Mashup Platforms

Aya Khattab (Cairo University, Egypt)

14:45 - 15:30

Lunch Break

8:30 - 10:00


Disrupt the Undisrupted

Dr. Ashraf Hassan Abdelwahab, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) 4Afrika initiative, Microsoft


This talk focuses on new technologies that are currently changing our world, creating new business models, and revamping existing services. Digital Transformation is not just a new way to organize your data, it is more of a new vision to your world. IoT, Machine Learning and AI tools, Blockchain, and more are new platforms that will change the world around us in the coming few years. This transformation (like any revolution) should be accompanied by new, policies, regulations and competencies to make it happen without affecting the citizen’s privacy and security. I’ll touch on these aspects of the DT revolution as part of my presentation.
Dr. Ashraf Hassan Abdelwahab

Future Internet: The Forgotten Enabler for Truly Smart Cities

Stefano De Panfills, COO, FIWARE Foundation
Stefano De Panfilis

Smart City Maps: Current Work Done in Dokki Region

GM. Mohsen Kamal El-Shoura, GUDC Manager
GM. Mohsen Kamal El-Shoura
12:00 - 12:30

Coffee Break

Panel: Data Monetization and Business Models for Sustainable Smart Cities

Moderator: Haitham S. Hamza, Ph.D., SECC-ITIDA, Egypt
To be announced shortly

IoT Egypt Forum Workgroups

Chair: Haitham Hamza (Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Egypt)
  • IoT Regulations’ Requirements for Devices and Communication

Dr. Hesham El-Deeb ( Eelectronic Research Institute, Egypt)

Dr. Ayman M. Bahaa (Ain Shams University / MIU)

  • IoT Use-case Scenarios

Dr. Ayman AbuSehly (ZAS Soft)

Mahmoud El Sayed (ISKRAEMECO, Egypt)

  • IoT Body of Knowledge (BoK)

Dr. Nadia Hegazy (Eelectronic Research Institute, Egypt)

Dr. Tamer Elzayyat (Alexandria University)

14:45 - 15:30

Lunch Break

Closure Cermony

AMECSE 2017 Closure Ceremony

Best Paper Award, Guests Honoring,  FIWARE-IoT CAMPIE School Winners