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ICMMAC 2014 : 16th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling, Analysis and Computation

Toronto, Canada
June 16 - 17, 2014

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Conference Dates   June 16 - 17, 2014

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SESSION 1
Chair : Nanda Kumar M.p.
1OralMeshless Method for 3D Models with Complicated Geometry
Ming-Hsiao Lee, Wen-Hwa Chen
National Center for High-performance Computing Taiwan
2PosterModifying Stress-strain Curves Using Optimization and Finite Elements Simulation Methods
Amir Rezaei Pour Almasi, Farzad Fariba
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Khoy Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khoy, Iran Iran, Islamic Republic Of
3OralEffect of Austenitization Temperature on Wear Behavior of Carbidic Austempered Ductile Iron (CADI)
Ajay Likhite, Prashant Parhad, D. R. Peshwe, S. U. Pathak
VNIT India
4OralAlternative materials in pipelines subjected to Internal loading
Hakim Samawi Sultan Aljibori
College of Applied Science-Sohar Oman
5OralExperimental Investigation and Analysis of Wear Parameters on Al/Sic/Gr: Metal Matrix Hybrid Composite by Taguchi Method
Rachit Marwaha, Rahul Dev Gupta, Vivek Jain, Krishan Kant Sharma
Shree Krishan Institute Of Engineering & Technology India
6OralUnsteady MHD Thin Film Flow of a Third-Grade Fluid with Heat Transfer and Slip Boundary Condition Down an Inclined Plane
Y. M. Aiyesimi, G.T. Okedayo, O. W. Lawal
Federal University of Technology Nigeria
7OralMHD Non-Newtonian Nanofluid Flow over a Permeable Stretching Sheet with Heat Generation and Velocity Slip
Rama Bhargava, Mania Goyal
Indian Institute of technology, Roorkee India
8OralResidual Life Prediction for a System Subject to Condition Monitoring and Two Failure Modes
Akram Khaleghei, Ghosheh Balagh, Viliam Makis
University of Toronto Canada
9OralSurface Roughness Effects in Pure Sliding EHL Line Contacts with Carreau-Type Shear-Thinning Lubricants
Punit Kumar, Niraj Kumar
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra India
10OralExperimental Study of Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in Serpentine Channel Water Cooler Heat Sink
Hao Xiaohong, Wu Zongxiang, Chen Xuefeng
university of electronic science and technology China
11OralTest Methodology from Model Based Design
Hassina Rebaine
VECTOR France
12OralTest Methodology from Model Based Design
Hassina Rebaine
VECTOR France
13OralAn Inverse Optimal Control Approach for the Nonlinear System Design Using ANN
M. P. Nanda Kumar, K. Dheeraj
National Institute of Technology Calicut India
14OralAutomated CNC Part Programming and Process Planning for Turned Components
Radhey Sham Rajoria
CEC, Landran, Mohali. India
15OralTheoretical Analysis of Mechanical Vibration for Offshore Platform Structures
Saeed Asiri, Yousuf Z. AL-Zahrani
King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia
16OralFormation of Chemical Compound Layer at the Interface of Initial Substances A and B with Dominance of Diffusion of the A Atoms
Pavlo Selyshchev, Samuel Akintunde
University of Pretoria South Africa
SESSION 2
Chair : Nael Hirzallah
17OralA Proposal to Mobile Payment Implementing 2AF+
Nael Hirzallah, Sana Nseir
Applied Science University Jordan
18OralA New Multi-Target, Multi-Agent Search and Rescue Path Planning Approach
Jean Berger, Nassirou Lo, Martin Noel
Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier Research Centre Canada
19OralRadiology Information System’s Mechanisms: HL7-MHS & HL7/DICOM Translation
Kulwinder Singh Mann
India
20OralHIS Integration Systems Using Modality Worklist and DICOM
Kulvinder Singh Mann
India
21PosterProposal to Increase the Efficiency, Reliability and Safety of the Centre of Data Collection Management and Their Evaluation Using Cluster Solutions
Martin Juhas, Bohuslava Juhasova, Igor Halenar, Andrej Elias
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Slovakia
22PosterThe Reliability of Wireless Sensor Network
Bohuslava Juhasova, Igor Halenar, Martin Juhas
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Slovakia
23OralA Three Tier Secure KQML Interface with Novel Performatives
Dimple Juneja, Aarti Singh, Renu Hooda
Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, India India
24OralAn Analysis and Design of Mobile Payment System Based on NFC Technology
Shafiq ur Rehman, Zubair Ahmed Shaikh
FAST National University Pakistan
25OralImproving Communication System through Router Configuration: The Nigerian Navy Experience
Saidu I. Rambo, Emmanuel O. Ibam, Sunday O. Adewale
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AKURE Nigeria
26OralLoad-Enabled Deployment and Sensing Range Optimization for Lifetime Enhancement of WSNs
Krishan P. Sharma, T. P. Sharma
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, HP India
27OralMedia Façades in the Wild: Some Lessons
Hai-Ning Liang, Xiaowei Dai, Nancy Diniz, Charles Fleming, Woon Kian Chong
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University China
28PosterArtificial Neural Network in FIRST Robotics Team-Based Prediction System
Cedric Leong, Parth Desai, Parth Patel
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Canada
29OralGray Level Image Encryption
Roza Afarin, Saeed Mozaffari
Islamic Azad University of qazvin Iran, Islamic Republic Of
30OralHybrid Approach for Face Recognition Combining Gabor Wavelet and Linear Discriminant Analysis
A: Annis Fathima, V. Vaidehi, S. Ajitha
Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University India
31OralA Novel Algorithm for Parsing IFC Models
Raninder Kaur Dhillon, Mayur Jethwa, Hardeep Singh Rai
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College India
32OralANFIS Approach for Locating Faults in Underground Cables
Magdy B. Eteiba, Wael Ismael Wahba, Shimaa Barakat
Faculty of Industrial Education, Beni Suief University Beni Suief Egypt
33OralIMPROVING COMMUNICATION SYSTEM THROUGH ROUTERS CONFIGURATION: THE NIGERIAN NAVY EXPERIENCE
SAIDU ISAH RAMBO IBAM EMMANUEL ONWUKA ADEWALE SUNDAY OLUMIDE
Federal College of Education Kano Nigeria
34PosterModeling and fabricating a metal detector
Z. Fellague, F.Benyettou
University of Chlef Algeria
SESSION 3
Chair : Adenike Boyo
35OralML-Based Blind Frequency Offset Estimation Schemes for OFDM Systems in Non-Gaussian Noise Environments
Keunhong Chae, Seokho Yoon
Sungkyunkwan University Korea, Republic Of
36PosterA Cooperative Space-Time Transmission Scheme With Low Relay Complexity
Keunhong Chae and Seokho Yoon
Sungkyunkwan University Korea, Republic Of
37OralCommunication of Sensors in Clustering for Wireless Sensor Networks
Kashish Sareen, Jatinder Singh Bal
KCCEIT, INDIA India
38PosterA Comprehensive survey of Downlink Scheduling Algorithms in WiMAX
SHALLY SHARMA, NAVDEEP SINGH RANDHAWA
Punjab Technical University India
39PosterAn Overview of Adaptive Channel Equalization Techniques and Algorithms
Navdeep Singh Randhawa, Shally Sharma
Punjab Technical University India
40OralSingle-Inductor Multi-Output Converters with Four-Level Output Voltages
Yasunori Kobori, Murong Li, Feng Zhao, Shu Wu, Nobukazu Takai, Haruo Kobayashi
Oyama National College of Technology Japan
41OralCombustion Characteristics of Bioethanol-Biodiesel-Diesel Fuel Blends Used in a Common Rail Diesel Engine
Hasan Aydogan
Selcuk University Turkey
42OralDamping Function and Dynamic Simulation of GUPFC Using IC-HS Algorithm
Galu Papy Yuma
Mangosuthu University of Technology South Africa
43OralCheck the temperature in the upper flow region Held Dual Zone Convection Boundary in thick-walled tube with the Charter of the United Transient Heat Transfer
Ali Ateş, Selçuk Darıcı, Şefik Bilir 
Selcuk University Turkey
44OralEFFECT OF BORON ADDITION ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF 60SiCr7 STELL
Hayrettin DUZCUKOGLU
Selcuk University Turkey
45OralElectrical Properties of Roystonea regia Fruit Extract as Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
Adenike Boyo Olasunkanmi Kesinro, Henry Boyo, Surukite Oluwole
Lagos State University Nigeria
46PosterPower Management Strategy for Solar-Wind-Diesel Stand-Alone Hybrid Energy System
Md. Aminul Islam, Adel Merabet, Rachid Beguenane, Hussein Ibrahim
Saint Mary's University Canada
47OralOptimized Electric Networking of Photovoltaic Cells on Non Planar Surface
A. Billot, A. Cally, M. Hillion, F. Houareau, P-L.Victoria
ECE paris school of engineering France
SESSION 4
Chair : Rakesh Kumar
48OralIlorin Traditional Architecture as a Good Example of a Green Building Design
Olutola Funmilayo Adekeye
Kwara state university Nigeria
49PosterEffective Environmental Planning Management (EPM) as Panacea to Sustainable Urban Development
Jegede Kehinde Jacob, Ola Akeem Bayonle, Adewale Yemi Yekeen
Federal Polytechnic Offa Canada
50OralVulnerability Risk Assessment of Non-Engineered Houses Based on Damage Data of the 2009 Padang Earthquake 2009 in Padang City, Indonesia
Rusnardi Rahmat Putra, Junji Kiyono, Aiko Furukawa
Padang State University Indonesia
51PosterAnalytical Evaluation on Hysteresis Performance of Circular Shear Panel Damper
Daniel Y. Abebe, Jaehyouk Choi
Chosun University Korea, Republic Of
52PosterStudy on Connecting Method of Box Pontoons
Young-Jun You, Youn-Ju Jeong, Min-Su Park, Du-Ho Lee
Korea Institute of Construction Technology Korea, Republic Of
53OralShear Strengthening of RC T-Beams by Means of CFRP Sheets
Omar A. Farghal
Assiut University Egypt
54OralOptimum Parameter of a Viscous Damper for Seismic and Wind Vibration
Soltani Amir, Hu Jiaxin
Sargent & Lundy LLC. United States
55OralSMRF Seismic Response: Unequal Beam Depths
Babak H. Mamaqani, Alimohammad Entezarmahdi
University of Texas at Arlington United States
56OralX-Bracing Configuration and Seismic Response
Saeed Rahjoo, Babak H. Mamaqani
University of Texas at Arlington United States
57OralWind Interference Effect on Tall Building
Atul K. Desai, Jigar K. Sevalia, Sandip A. Vasanwala
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology India
58OralEffect of the Truss System to the Flexural Behavior of the External Reinforced Concrete Beams
Rudy Djamaluddin, Yasser Bachtiar, Rita Irmawati, Abd. Madjid Akkas, Rusdi Usman Latief
Hasanuddin University Indonesia
59OralImpact of Proposed Modal Shift from Private Users to Bus Rapid Transit System: An Indian City Case Study
Rakesh Kumar, Fatima Electricwala
SVNIT,SURAT India
60OralImprovement of Performance for R. C. Beams Made from Recycled Aggregate by Using Non-Traditional Admixture
A. H. Yehia, M. M. Rashwan, K. A. Assaf, K. Abd el Samee
Assiut University Egypt
61OralAnalysis of Moment Rotation Curve for Steel Beam Column Joint
A. J. Shah, G. R. Vesmawala
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology India
62PosterThe Effect of the Low Plastic Fines on the Shear Strength and Mechanical Behavior of Granular Classes of Sand-Silt Mixtures
El Metmati Abdelhaq
University Hassiba Ben Bou Ali Chlef Algeria
63OralAnalysis Rescuers' Viewpoint about Victims Tracking in Earthquake by Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Sima Ajami, Batool Akbari
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Iran, Islamic Republic Of
64OralPoverty in Inner City of Addis Ababa Slums, Ethiopia
Zafu Assefa
Ethiopian Civil Service University Ethiopia
SESSION 5
Chair : Schehrazad Selmane
65OralAssessing Supply Chain Performance through Data Mining Techniques: A Case of Automotive Industry
Emin Gundogar, Burak Erkayman, Nusret Sazak
Sakarya University Turkey
66PosterAn Assembly Line Designing Study for a Refrigeration Industry
Emin Gundogar, Burak Erkayman, Aysegul Yilmaz, Nusret Sazak
Sakarya University Turkey
67OralFactors Affecting Weld Line Movement in Tailor Welded Blank
Sanjay Patil, Shakil A. Kagzi, Harit K. Raval
S. V. National Institute of Technology India
68OralDeciding Graph Non-Hamiltonicity via a Closure Algorithm
E. R. Swart, S. J. Gismondi, N. R. Swart, C. E. Bell
University of Guelph Canada
69OralA Process Simulation Study on the Pyrolysis of Hydrogen Sulfide to Produce Hydrogen and Sulfur
Rasheed A. Adewale, Satyadileep Dara, Abdallah S. Berrouk
The Petroleum Institute United Arab Emirates
70OralOnline Allocation and Routing for Blood Delivery in Conditions of Variable and Insufficient Supply: A Case Study in Thailand
Pornpimol Chaiwuttisak, Honora Smith, Yue Wu
KIng Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang Thailand
71OralRecent Trends in Supply Chain Delivery Models
Alfred L. Guiffrida
Kent State University United States
72OralSimulation of Kinetic Friction in L-Bending of Sheet Metals
Maziar Ramezani, Thomas Neitzert, Timotius Pasang
Auckland University of Technology New Zealand
73OralSolving Flowshop Scheduling Problems with Ant Colony Optimization Heuristic
Arshad Mehmood Ch, Riaz Ahmad, Imran Ali Ch, Waqas Durrani
NUST Pakistan
74PosterImproving the Emergency Medicine Teaching from the Perspective of Faculty Training
Qin-Min Ge, Shu-Ming Pan
XinHua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine China
75OralA Model for Optimizing Inventory Replenishment and Shelf Space Management in Retail Industries
Nermine A. Harraz, Aliaa Abouali
Alexandria University Egypt
76OralExponentiated Transmuted Weibull Distribution: A Generalization of the Weibull Probability Distribution
Abd El Hady N. Ebraheim
Cairo University, The Institute of Statistical Studies and Research Egypt
77OralGraphical Modeling of High Dimension Processes with an Environmental Application
Ali S. Gargoum
UAE University United Arab Emirates
78OralThe Impact of Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis on the Incidence: The Case of Algeria
Schehrazad Selmane
University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene Algeria
SESSION 6
Chair : M Sultana Alam
79OralProtease enzyme as performance modifier with varying amino acid levels in meat type broilers under hot environment
Nasir Mukhtar, Farhan Farooq, Sohail Hassan Khan, Naeem Mahmood Ashraf, Mansur Abdullah Sandhu, Muhammad Shahbaz Qamar, Abdur Rehman, Muhammad Ashrif Anjum, Zaib ur Rehman and Anas Ahmad Khan
Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi Pakistan
80PosterAssessment of Susceptibility of the Poultry Red Mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae) to Some Plant Preparations with Focus on Exposure Time
Shahrokh Ranjbar-Bahadori, Nima Farhadifar, Leila Mohammadyar
Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University Iran, Islamic Republic Of
81PosterStudy of the Chronic Effects of CRACK on Some Biochemical Parameters Including Triglycerides, Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, Amylase, Lipase, Albumin, Protein in Rat
Alireza Jafarzadeh, Bahram Amu-Oqhli Tabrizi, Hadi Khayat Nouri, Arash Khaki
Islamic Azad University Iran, Islamic Republic Of
82PosterSensitivity of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Subclinical Bovine Mastitis to Ciprofloxacin in Dairy Herd in Tabriz during 2013
Alireza Jafarzadeh, Samad Mosaferi, Mansour Khakpour
Islamic Azad University Iran, Islamic Republic Of
83OralEffects of a Bacteria-Based Probiotic on Subpopulations of Peripheral Leukocytes and Their Interleukin mRNA Expression in Calves
Abdul Qadir Qadis, Satoru Goya, Minoru Yatsu, Yu-uki Yoshida, Toshihiro Ichijo, Shigeru Sato
Gifu Univeristy Japan
84OralWomen in Teaching Profession: Impacts and Challenges
A. M. Sultana, Norhirdawati Binti Mhd Zahir, Norzalan Hadi Yaacob
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Malaysia
85OralA Literature Review on Community Awareness, Education in Disaster Risk Reduction and Best Practices
Alwyn John Lim
De La Salle University Philippines
86OralMinerals of Canola (Brassica napus) as Affected by Water Stress and Applied Calcium
Rizwan Alam, Ikhtiar Khan, Aqib Iqbal
GOVT HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL SHIEIKHAN PESHAWAR Pakistan
87OralSystematic Identification and Quantification of Substrate Specificity Determinants in Human Protein Kinases
Manuel A. Alonso-Tarajano, Roberto Mosca, Patrick Aloy
IRB Barcelona Spain
88PosterDrug Susceptibility and Genotypic Assessment of Mycobacterial Isolates from Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in North East Ethiopia
Minwuyelet Maru, Solomon Habtemariam, Endalamaw Gadissa, Abraham Aseffa
Dessie Health Science Colege Ethiopia
89OralQuantification of Soft Tissue Artefacts Using Motion Capture Data and Ultrasound Depth Measurements
Azadeh Rouhandeh, Chris Joslin, Zhen Qu, Yuu Ono
Carleton Canada
90OralOn the Mathematical Modelling of Aggregative Stability of Disperse Systems
Arnold M. Brener, Lesbek Tashimov, Ablakim S. Muratov
State University of South Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
91PosterNEW SYNTHESIZED COMPOUND AS CORROSION INHIBITOR
AHMED A. AL-AMIERY, YASSAMIN AL-MAJEDY, ABDUL AMIR H. KADHUM, ABU BAKAR MOHAMAD
University of Technology (UOT) Iraq
92PosterDielectric Function and Absorption Phenomena in GaCuMnN Quaternary Compound
A.Abbad, W.Benstaali, H.A.Bentounes
Université de Mostaganem Algeria
93OralReversible Photoinduced Actuation of Molecular Crystal Nanowires and Microribbons Made from Fluorinated 9-Anthracene Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
Rabih O. Al-Kaysi, Christopher J. Bardeen, Lingyan Zhu, Muhanna K. Al-Muhanna, Maram I. Al-Haidar, Salem D. Al-Suwaidan
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Saudi Arabia
94PosterChitin Degradation in Pseudomonas fluorescens
Azhar Alhasawi, Vasu D. Appanna
Laurentian university Canada
95OralChemometric Determination of the Geographical Origin of Milk Samples in Malaysia
Shima Behkami, Nor Shahirul Umirah Idris, Sharifuddin Md. Zain, Kah Hin Low, Mehrdad Gholami, Nima A. Behkami, Ahmad Firdaus Kamaruddin
Malaya University Malaysia
96OralImmobilization of Lipase Enzyme by Low Cost Material: A Statistical Approach
Md. Z. Alam, Devi R. Asih, Md. N. Salleh
International Islamic University Malaysia Malaysia
SESSION 7
Chair : Petr Teply
97Oral In-situ Raman Spectroscopy of Flexible Graphene_Oxide Films Containing Pt Nanoparticles in The Presense of Atomic Hydrogen
Ali Moafi, Naghmeh Torabi, Kourosh Kalantarzadeh, Richard Kaner, Parviz Parvin, Ebrahim Asl Soleimani and Dougal McCulloch
Rroyal Melbourne Institute of Technology Australia
98OralA Simple, Precise and Cost Effective PTFE Container Design Capable to Work in Domestic Microwave Oven
Mehrdad Gholami, Shima Behkami, Sharifuddin B. Md. Zain, Firdaus A. B. Kamaruddin
Islamic Azad University Iran, Islamic Republic Of
99PosterFunctionalized Nanoparticles as Sorbents for Removal of Toxic Species
Jerina Majeed, Jayshree Ramkumar, S. Chandramouleeswaran, A. K. Tyagi
BARC India
100OralMODELING INTERACTION OF 15C5 CROWN ETHER TOWARDS Zn AND Cd CATIONS USING DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY
Nurul Hidayati, Febrismono Uniza Putra, Julia Dewi Ekarini
UGM Indonesia
101OralClinical Feature Analysis and Prediction on Recurrence in Cervical Cancer
Ravinder Bahl, Jamini Sharma
MIET/University of Jammu India
102OralInfluence of the Financial Crisis on the Month and the Trading Month Effects: Evidence from the Athens Stock Exchange
Aristeidis Samitas, Evangelos Vasileiou
University of the Aegean Greece
103OralCost Diminution in Supply Chain of a Dairy Industry
Naveed Ahmed Khan
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia
104OralThe Relationship between Inventory Management and Profitability: A Comparative Research on Turkish Firms Operated in Weaving Industry, Eatables Industry, Wholesale and Retail Industry
Gamze Sekeroglu, Mikail Altan
Selcuk University Turkey
105OralA Literature Review on Banks’ Profitability and Risk Adjustment Decisions
Libena Cernohorska, Barbora Sutorova, Petr Teply
Charles University Czech Republic
106OralFINANCIAL LIBERALISATION AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN MALAWI: AN ARDL-BOUNDS TESTING APPROACH
Nicholas M Odhiambo
University of South Africa South Africa
107OralA Study of Evaporative Heat Loss from the Skin of Baby Elephants (Elephas maximus maximus) at Elephant Transit Home
G .D. B. N. Kulasaooriya, H. B. S. Ariyarathne, I. Abeygunawardene, A. A. J. Rafarathne, B. V. Perera
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science Sri Lanka
108PosterWhat woody plants do African elephants eat seaonally in the southern Kruger National Park?
J .J. Viljoen, H.C. Reynecke, M.D. Panagos, W. R. Langbauer Jr., A. Ganswindt
Tshwane University of Technology South Africa
109OralConservation of Globally threatened Marine Biodiversity in the Bay of Bengal
Dr. Anisuzzaman Khan and Ms. Khan Reshmi Tasmin Nishe, Biodiversity World Foundation House-215, Road-02, DOHS, Baridhara, Dhaka-1206, Bangladesh, [email protected] cell: 01711707461
Biodiversity World Foundation Bangladesh
PROGRAM GUIDELINES 1.GUIDE FOR ORAL AND e-POSTER PRESENTATIONS We kindly ask ORAL presenters to prepare electronic presentations of 15 minutes (allowing 5 minutes for discussions) and e-POSTER presenters to prepare short electronic presentations of 5 minutes (allowing 5 minutes for discussions) (NO PRINT OUTS). A Linux-based operating system is used for both Oral and e-Poster presentations. All presenters should make a PDF file version of their presentation and upload it to the system. 2. PRESENTATION SET UP Laptop Computer, Projector, USB Flash Drive (No CD Drive), MS. PowerPoint/AcrobatReader 3. SYSTEM SECURITY ALERT As many delegates insert their USB devices into the laptop computer provided for the presentations, we cannot avoid Cyber/Computer viruses. You are kindly advised to bring a USB Flash Drive containing ONLY your .ppt, .ptx or .pdf presentation file or risk other files being corrupted or made permanently inaccessible. 4. ROLE OF THE SESSION CHAIR The duties of the Session Chair include the following: 1. Arrive at the conference hall at least 10 minutes before the session begins. Identify the paper presenters and discussant(s) in advance, and introduce yourself. Remind each presenter of the time limits that apply, and describe the method you will use to alert them of time limits during the actual presentation. 2. At the start of the session, introduce yourself to the audience, announce the session/title, and offer a brief overview indicating how the papers are related. 3. Prior to each presentation, introduce the speaker, announce the paper’s title, the name(s) of the author(s), and provide brief comments regarding the affiliation and/or background of each presenter. Identify the individual who will be speaking if it is someone other than the first author. 4. During the presentations enforce time limits strictly so that no author (or audience member) monopolizes someone else’s time. Oral paper presentations each have 20 minutes (15 minutes for full presentation papers, 5 minutes for discussions), and 10 minutes for e-Poster (electronic poster) presentations (5 minutes for poster presentation, 5 minutes for discussions). 5. Once presentations are complete (oral paper presentations and e-Poster presentations), the remaining time can be used for informal discussion between the audience and session participants. It is your job to field questions from the audience. 6. Try to conduct the session as informally as possible (e.g., use first names when addressing participants and members of the audience) to encourage as much audience participation as possible. 5. BEST PAPER AWARDS / BEST PRESENTATION AWARDS A 'Best Paper Award / Best Presentation Award' will be conferred on the author(s) of an abstract or a full paper presented at the conference. Selection is made based on the best combined marks of the abstract / paper review and presentation quality appraisal conducted by the Session Chair at the conference venue, and assessed by the Program Committee. Award winners will be announced after the conference. The author(s) of a selected paper/presentation will receive a signed and stamped official Best Paper Award / Best Presentation Award e-certificate.

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