The summary of the programme can be viewed from clicking the following: DeSe2013 Programme

A full programme will be released at the conference including abstracts and full profiles of each speaker/paper at the event.

Day 1 – Monday 16th December 2013

Registration & Coffee (pastries and light snacks)

08:00 – 10:00

Welcoming Speeches (Al Thuraya Ballroom)

10:00        UAE National Anthem

10:05        Prof. Eesa Bastaki, General Chair, President of the University of Dubai, UAE

10:15        Prof. Diane Meehan, International Steering Committee Chair, UK

10:25        Short Break

10:30        H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, The Conference Patron

10:40        Short Break

10:45        Dr. Husam AL-Ulama, Director, National Research Foundation, UAE

10:55        Dr. Naeem Radi, Technical Programme Committee Chair, UAE
11:00        Prof. Madjid Merabti, European Universities Representative, UK

10:00 – 11:10

Keynote Speech (Al Thuraya Ballroom)

Professor Peter Wellstead, The Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Systems And Disease

11:10 – 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:10

Keynote Speech (Al Thuraya Ballroom)

Professor Juergen Rossmann, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen University, Germany

Advances in eRobotics: An Overview of Principles & Applications for Space, Industry & Environmental Monitoring

12:10 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

Industrial Speech (Al Thuraya B)

Professor Raouf Naguib, BIOCORE Research and Consultancy, UK

GIS Modelling Of Environmental Air Pollution To Assess And Map Its Impact On Cardiovascular Mortality – The Bangalore Cast Study

14:00 – 14:40

Coffee Break

14:40 – 14:50

Parallel Sessions

Session 1A – e-Science and Technology                                                                                                                                             Al Thuraya A

Session 1B – e-Networking and Wireless Environments I                                                                                                        Al Thuraya B

Session 1C – e-Health and e-Medicine I                                                                                                                                              Al Thuraya C

14:50 – 16:10

Coffee Break (pastries and light snacks)

Special Session: Short Papers & Posters

15:40 – 16:10

Industrial Speech (Al Thuraya B)

Professor Rafid Al khaddar, Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering, UK

Water the Essence of Life

16:20 – 17:00

Parallel Sessions

Session 2A – e-Systems Engineering I                                                                                                                                                   Al Thuraya A

Session 2B – Autonomic Computing and Artificial Intelligence I                                                                                         Al Thuraya B


17:00 – 18:00

Social Event (For more details see page 12)

Yas Island (Ferrari World and Yas Marina Circuit)

18:00 +

Day 2 – Tuesday 17th December 2013


Registration & Coffee (pastries and light snacks)

08:00 – 09:00

Introduction to DeSE 2014

Paphos, Cyprus

Professor George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

09:00 – 09:10

Keynote Speech (Al Thuraya B)

Professor De-Shuang Huang, Machine Learning and Systems Biology Laboratory, Tongji University, China

Machine Learning and Systems Biology

09:10 – 10:00

Parallel Sessions

Session 3A – e-Networking and Wireless Environments II                                                                                               Al Thuraya A

Session 3B – e-Security and e-Forensics I                                                                                                                                   Al Thuraya B

Session 3C – e-Health and e-Medicine II                                                                                                                                      Al Thuraya C

10:00 – 11:20

Coffee break

11:20 – 11:40

Industrial Speech (Al Thuraya B)

Dr. Mohammed Al-Jumaily, National Health Service, UK



Dr. Waleed Al Nuaimy, University of Liverpool, UK
Senior Lecturer

11:40 – 12:30


12:30 – 13:30

Industrial Speech (Al Thuraya B)

Dr. Nizar Bouguila, P.Eng, Concordia University, Canada

Unsupervised Selection and Estimation of Mixture Models and Applications

13:30 – 14:10

Coffee break

14:10 – 14:30

Parallel Sessions

Session 4A – Special Session: Sustainable Construction and Renewable Energy                                                    Al Thuraya A

Session 4B – Autonomic Computing and Artificial Intelligence II                                                                                  Al Thuraya B

14:30 – 15:30

Coffee break (pastries and light snacks)

15:30 – 15:50

Keynote Speech (Al Thuraya B)

Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Machine Ethics – Why we do what we do?

15:50 – 16:30

Social Event (For more details see page 13)

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Caracal Shooting Club in Armed Forces Officers Club

Conference Dinner at Ritz-Carlton Hotel


Day 3 – Wednesday 18th December 2013


Registration & Coffee (pastries and light snacks)

08:00 – 09:00

Keynote Speech (Al Thuraya B)

Professor Hussain Al-Ahmad, Khalifa University, UAE

Creative Applications of Signal Processing

09:00 – 09:50

Parallel Sessions

Session 5a – e-Security and e-Forensics II                                                                                                                                  Al Thuraya A Session 5b – e-Government and e-Business                                                                                                                               Al Thuraya B

09:50 – 11:10

Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:40

Industrial Speech (Al Thuraya A)

Dr. Obinna Anya – Work Design Innovation, IBM Research – USA

Workplace 2.0: Environments, Tools, and Practices for Designing and Executing Work as a Service Industrial

2nd IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Consumer Health Care Networks, Systems and Services (MobiCHeSS’13)

11:40 – 12:30

Keynote Speech (Al Thuraya C)

Paul Fergus, Applied Computing Research Group, UK

Data Driven e-Health Research


12:30 – 13:30

Parallel Sessions


Session 6a – e-Learning                                         Al Thuraya A                                                                                                          Session 6b – e-Systems Engineering II             Al Thuraya B

MobiCHeSS Papers                                   Al Thuraya C

13:30 – 14:50


Keynote Speech (Al Thuraya c)

Abir Hussain, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

The Application of Artificial Neural Networks In Bioinformatics

14:50 – 15:30

Social Event – Trip to Dubai (For more details see page 14)

Burj Khalifa & Dubai Mall