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Mohamed Mahyoub has won the Young Adult Learner of the Year National Award for the North.

Mohamed Mahyoud, is currently studying full-time for a PhD in Data Analytic & Artificial Intelligence and is a member of the Applied Computing Research Group. At 14, Mohamed emigrated from Yemen to the UK, however he didn’t speak any English. Now, less than 10 years later, he is a successful young man helping young people in his community, whilst studying for a PhD.

His learning has inspired him to launch NativeStart, a youth organisation supporting Yemeni and Arabic communities in Warrington. He also co-founded web development company, UKByte Ltd, providing employment and work experience for young people.

Mohamed’s nominator Janet Puzylo said: “He is an inspiration to everyone he meets. He came to this country as a young teenager with nothing but the love of his grandparents and a burning desire to succeed and help others.

“His achievements in learning are brilliant, especially considering where he started and his dream to build a better world for others is being put into practical motion.”

For more information see: http://www.priestley.ac.uk/ex-priestley-student-is-young-adult-learner-of-the-year/

https://alw.org.uk/winners-stories/winner-story/2015/mohammed-mahyoub

Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE 2015)

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

http://dese.org.uk/dese-2015/

13th – 14th December 2015, Dubai, UAE

Currently a high level of interest is being generated through the development of a wide and varied range of eSystems. There are many high profile projects, all around the world, seeking to transfer many services and facilities into state-of-the-art electronic technologies. DeSE’2015, which will be held in Dubai, will cover a mix of topics aimed to address current research issues in the design, engineering and adoption of eSystems.

Call for Papers

DeSE 2015 conference comprises an exciting spectrum of highly stimulating tracks:

  • Track 1: eLearning (Technology-Enhanced Learning)
  • Track 2: eGovernment systems, Autonomic Computing and AI
  • Track 3: eBusiness and Management
  • Track 4: eHealth and e-Medicine
  • Track 5: eScience and Technology
  • Track 6: eSecurity and e-Forensics
  • Track 7: eEntertainment and Creative Technologies
  • Track 8: eNetworking and Wireless Environments
  • Track 9: eUbiquitous Computing and Intelligent Living
  • Track 10: Green and Sustainable Technologies
  • Track 11: eCulture and Digital Society
  • Track 12: eSport Science
  • Track 13: eSystems Engineering (Main Stream)
  • Track 14: Building Information Modelling, Sensor and Wearable Technology for Construction and Asset Management
  • Track 15: User Experience in the Middle East
  • Special Session: Sustainable Construction and Renewable Energy
  • Special Session: eRobotics and Virtual Reality

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers published in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publication Services (CPS) and will appear in the Computer Society Digital Library indexed in IEEEXplore and other related indices. Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publications in the special issue of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing.

Important Dates

First paper submission deadline: 30th June, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance deadline: 5th September, 2015
Submission of ‘Camera-Ready’ paper deadline: 15th September 2015
Registration deadline: 15th September, 2015
Conference dates: 13th – 15th December, 2015

International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC’15): Special Session on Wearable Technology and Artificial Intelligence for Mining Personal Data

http://www.ic-ic.org/2015/Special%20Session.htm

20th – 23rd August 2015, Fuzhou, China

Within today’s society, it is a common practice to capture, store and share almost every moment of our lives. The inception of wearable devices, such as cameras, body sensors and mobile phones, allows us to continually capture rich information about our surroundings and ourselves. As such, these devices offer an innovative, and less obtrusive, method for capturing content ubiquitously. Various pieces of information can be recorded in this manner, such as photos, videos and physiological readings. Bringing together such heterogeneous data enables a digital profile of our lives to be reconstructed from our collected digital objects. However, mining these personal records to derive meaning, context, learning and understanding is a challenge. Nevertheless, the application of artificial intelligence in this area provides us with a unique opportunity to develop novel solutions, which include much richer data processing capabilities, so that we can obtain meaning from our data. As such, there are still many challenges that remain that encompass a variety of areas and form part of the topics under this special session. The topics of interest for this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent Systems for Creating Personal Records
  • Mobile and Wireless Communication
  • Wearable Systems
  • Human to Computer Interaction
  • Structuring and Organising Personal Data
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Signal Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Image Processing
  • Data Mining

Manuscripts should follow LNCS format with at most 12 pages. All accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series or a recommended SCI-indexed journal. In addition, some high-quality papers sub-selected from all ICIC2015 submissions will be included into several SCI indexed international journals such as IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (IEEE/ACM TCBB) and Neurocomputing.

Important Dates

First paper submission deadline: 31st March, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance deadline: 25th April, 2015
Submission of ‘Camera-Ready’ paper deadline: 5th May, 2015
Registration deadline: 5th May, 2015
Conference dates: 20th – 23rd August, 2015

International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC’15): Special Session on Artificial Intelligence for Ambient Assisted Living

http://www.ic-ic.org/2015/Special%20Session.htm

2oth – 23rd August 2015, Fuzhou, China

In Europe and in most of the world, the aging population represents a significant part of the society that should not be ignored due to the significant experience that this population has as well as the precious richness of information and wisdom. This aging population requires special care services that could present challenges to the government’s finances. However, with the presence of technology and ambient assisted living will provide methods for taking care of this important population and create commercial opportunities. Ambient assisted living will create smart spaces and intelligent systems which can help the independence and executive function, social communication as well as the security of people with special needs. This special session on the use of artificial intelligence techniques and the concept of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) to support aging and special needs people daily living by allowing independency using simple systems such as reminder systems as well as sophisticated smart environments. A smart home can monitor and assist a person with through the use of integrating sensors embedded in the environment that can extract information pertaining to the person’s health and well-being. The aim of this special session is how to deal with this information using artificial intelligence techniques. Various topics will include but are not limited to:

  • E-healthcare, telemedicine and tele-monitoring for ambient assisted living Communications
  • Healthcare information processing for ambient assisted living communications
  • Medical imaging processing in ambient assisted living communications
  • Human behaviour understanding
  • Human activity recognition
  • Interaction with the smart home (wearable, gesture recognition, affective computing)
  • Security, Privacy, Acceptance

Various artificial intelligence techniques can be used for the analysis and pattern recognition of the data which include, but are not limited to:

  • Neural Networks which included feedforeword and recurrent neural networks
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Decision trees and rule based techniques
  • Machine learning
  • Statistics

Manuscripts should follow LNCS format with at most 12 pages. All accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series or a recommended SCI-indexed journal. In addition, some high-quality papers sub-selected from all ICIC2015 submissions will be included into several SCI indexed international journals such as IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (IEEE/ACM TCBB) and Neurocomputing.

Important Dates

First paper submission deadline: 31st March, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance deadline: 25th April, 2015
Submission of ‘Camera-Ready’ paper deadline: 5th May, 2015
Registration deadline: 5th May, 2015
Conference dates: 20th – 23rd August, 2015

Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications: Special Issue on Big Data Analytics in Intelligent Systems

Chief Guest Editor: Dr William Hurst, Liverpool John Moores University
Guest Editor: Dr Chelsea Dobbins, Liverpool John Moores University

http://www.sciepub.com/journal/JCSA/SpecialIssueCallForPapers#1

This special issue of the Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications, invites authors to submit papers presenting their research on the area of Big Data Analytics in Intelligent Systems.

The scope of topics covered in this issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Critical Infrastructure Data Analytics
  • Cyber Security and Trust
  • Big data Analysis
  • Real time sensor analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Control System
  • Wireless Networks
  • Data Fusion
  • Visualisation of big data with applications to intelligent systems
  • Networking and Communication Architectures
Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 31st May, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 31st July, 2015
Final Version Due: 31st August, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: 30th September, 2015