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  • Novel Approach for Modeling Wireless Fading Channels using a Finite State Markov Chain 

    Salam AOA, Sheriff RE, Al-Araji SR, Mezher K and Nasir Q. (2017) Novel Approach for Modeling Wireless Fading Channels using a Finite State Markov Chain. ETRI Journal. 39(5): 718-728.
    Empirical modeling of wireless fading channels using common schemes such as autoregression and thefinitestate Markov chain (FSMC) is investigated. The conceptual background of both channel structures and the ...
  • Practical approach to predict the shear strength of fibre-reinforced clay 

    Mirzababaei M, Mohamed MHA, Arulrajah A, Horpibulsuk S and Anggraini V (2017) Practical approach to predict the shear strength of fibre-reinforced clay. Geosynthetics International. Accepted for publication Sept 2017.
    Carpet waste fibres have a higher volume to weight ratios and once discarded into landfills, these fibres occupy a larger volume than other materials of similar weight. This research evaluates the efficiency of two types ...
  • The effects of compaction delay and environmental temperature on the Mechanical and Hydraulic properties of lime-stabilized extremely high plastic clays 

    Ali H and Mohamed M (2017) The effects of compaction delay and environmental temperature on the mechanical and hydraulic properties of lime-stabilized extremely high plastic clays. Applied Clay Science. Accepted for publication Sept 2017.
    A comprehensive experimental programme was performed with the focus on assessing the effects of compaction delay and ambient temperature on the physical, mechanical and hydraulic properties of lime treated expansive clays. ...
  • Chain extension of recycled PA6 

    Tuna B and Benkreira H (2017) Chain extension of recycled PA6. Polymer Engineering & Science. Article in Press.
    Recycling of polymers is a necessity in our intensively consuming polymer world but the nature of polymers is such that they are prone to thermal degradation when re-extruded and this poses technical challenges to recycling. ...
  • A note on exploration of IoT generated big data using semantics 

    Ranjan R, Thakker D, Haller A and Buyya R (2017) A note on exploration of IoT generated big data using semantics. Future Generation Computer Systems. 76: 495-498.
    Welcome to this special issue of the Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) journal. The special issue compiles seven technical contributions that significantly advance the state-of-the-art in exploration of Internet ...
  • Why Do Users Accept Innovative Technologies? A Critical Review of Models and Theories of Technology Acceptance in The Information System Literature 

    Alkhwaldi AFA and Kamala MA (2017) Why Do Users Accept Innovative Technologies? A Critical Review of Models and Theories of Technology Acceptance in The Information System Literature. 4(8): 7962-7971.
    Earlier literature illustrates that the selection of the appropriate theoretical model has always prescribed as a crucial task for the research community in the information systems (IS) field. According to the authors' ...
  • Fuzzy-Logic Based Call Admission Control in 5G Cloud Radio Access Networks with Pre-emption 

    Sigwele T, Pillai P, Alam TS et al (2017) Fuzzy-Logic Based Call Admission Control in 5G Cloud Radio Access Networks with Pre-emption. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. Accepted for publication
    Fifth generation (5G) cellular networks will be comprised of millions of connected devices like wearable devices, Androids, iPhones, tablets and the Internet of Things (IoT) with a plethora of applications generating ...
  • Feasibility of Integrated Batch Reactive Distillation Columns for the Optimal Synthesis of Ethyl Benzoate 

    Aqar DY, Rahmanian N and Mujtaba IM (2017) Feasibility of Integrated Batch Reactive Distillation Columns for the Optimal Synthesis of Ethyl Benzoate. Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification. Accepted for publication.
    The synthesis of ethyl benzoate (EtBZ) via esterification of benzoic acid (BeZ) with ethanol in a reactive distillation is challenging due to complex thermodynamic behaviour of the chemical reaction and the difficulty of ...
  • A multimodal deep learning framework using local feature representations for face recognition 

    Al-Waisy AS, Qahwaji R, Ipson S et al (2017) A multimodal deep learning framework using local feature representations for face recognition. Accepted for publication.
    The most recent face recognition systems are mainly dependent on feature representations obtained using either local handcrafted-descriptors, such as local binary patterns (LBP), or use a deep learning approach, such ...
  • Analysis of Improved µ-Law Companding Technique for OFDM Systems 

    Ali N, Almahainy R, Al-Shabili A et al (2017) Analysis of improved μ-law companding technique for OFDM systems. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics. 63(2): 126-134.
    High Peak-to-Average-Power Ratio (PAPR) of transmitted signals is a common problem in broadband telecommunication systems using an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation scheme, as it increases ...
  • Offset Aperture-Coupled Double-Cylinder Dielectric Resonator Antenna with Extended Wideband 

    Zebiri C-E, Lashab M, Sayad D et al (2017) Offset Aperture-Coupled Double-Cylinder Dielectric Resonator Antenna with Extended Wideband. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 65(10): 1-6.
    A compact dielectric resonator antenna for ultra-wideband vehicular communication applications is proposed. Two cylindrical dielectric resonators are asymmetrically located with respect to the center of an offset rectangular ...
  • A PDE Patch-based Spectral Method for Progressive Mesh Compression and Mesh Denoising 

    Shen Q, Sheng Y, Chen C et al (2017) A PDE Patch-based Spectral Method for Progressive Mesh Compression and Mesh Denoising. The Visual Computer. Accepted for publication.
    The development of the patchwise Partial Di erential Equation (PDE) framework a few years a- go has paved the way for the PDE method to be used in mesh signal processing. In this paper we, for the rst time, extend the ...
  • CloudIntell: An intelligent malware detection system 

    Mirza QKA, Awan I and Younas M (2017) CloudIntell: An intelligent malware detection system. Future Generation Computer Systems. Article in Press.
    Enterprises and individual users heavily rely on the abilities of antiviruses and other security mechanisms. However, the methodologies used by such software are not enough to detect and prevent most of the malicious ...
  • Velocity distribution and 3D turbulence characteristic analysis for flow over water-worked rough bed 

    Pu JH, Wei J and Huang Y (2017) Velocity distribution and 3D turbulence characteristic analysis for flow over water-worked rough bed. Water. 9(9): 668.
    To reproduce the natural flow topography in a laboratory environment, it is crucial to recapture its bed condition in order to ensure the accurate representation. Water-worked bed represents a state-of-the-art experimentally ...
  • Validation of the Tranquillity Rating Prediction Tool (TRAPT): comparative studies in UK and Hong Kong 

    Watts G and Marafa L (2017) Validation of the Tranquillity Rating Prediction Tool (TRAPT): comparative studies in UK and Hong Kong. Noise Mapping. 4(1): 67-74.
    The Tranquillity Rating Prediction Tool (TRAPT) has been used to make predictions of the quality of tranquility in outdoor urban areas using two significant factors i.e. the average level of anthropogenic noise and ...
  • On automatic age estimation from facial profile view 

    Bukar AM and Ugail H (2017) On automatic age estimation from facial profile view. IET Computer Vision. Accepted for Publication.
    In recent years, automatic facial age estimation has gained popularity due to its numerous applications. Much work has been done on frontal images and lately, minimal estimation errors have been achieved on most of the ...
  • Development of molecular distillation based simulation and optimization of refined palm oil process based on response surface methodology 

    Tehlah N, Kaewpradit P and Mujtaba IM (2017) Development of molecular distillation based simulation and optimization of refined palm oil process based on response surface methodology. Processes. 5(3): 40.
    The deodorization of the refined palm oil process is simulated here using ASPEN HYSYS. In the absence of a library molecular distillation (MD) process in ASPEN HYSYS, first, a single flash vessel is considered to represent ...
  • Recommendation based trust model with an effective defence scheme for MANETs 

    Shabut AM, Dahal KP, Bista SK et al (2015) Recommendation based trust model with an effective defence scheme for MANETs. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 14(10): 2101-2115.
    The reliability of delivering packets through multi-hop intermediate nodes is a significant issue in the mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). The distributed mobile nodes establish connections to form the MANET, which may ...
  • Emerging Framework of Energy Governance in the MENA Region 

    Elfving S (2017) Emerging Framework of Energy Governance in the MENA Region. OGEL 3. 15pp.
    This paper sets out to provide a deeper understanding of the regulatory framework to drive energy transformation processes in the MENA region and the barriers for change. The recent developments in a global scale have ...
  • A Framework for Dynamic Selection of Backoff Stages during Initial Ranging Process in Wireless Networks 

    Mufti MR, Afzal H, Awan I and Cullen A (2017) A framework for dynamic selection of backoff stages during initial ranging process in wireless networks. Journal of Systems and Software.133: 17-27.
    The only available solution in the IEEE 802.22 standard for avoiding collision amongst various contending customer premises equipment (CPEs) attempting to associate with a base station (BS) is binary exponential random ...

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