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Smart Technologies and Innovation for a Sustainable Future

Proceedings of the 1st American University in the Emirates International Research Conference — Dubai, UAE 2017

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  • Treats both theoretical and practical aspects of Creative Business and Social Innovations
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  • Enriches the readers understanding of Creative Business and Social Innovations
  • Summarizes the latest studies on Creative Business and Social Innovations
  • Provide state-of-the-art business solutions of real world challenges facing Creative Business and Social Innovations

Part of the book series: Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI)

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About this book

The book presents high-quality research papers presented at the 1st AUE International research conference, AUEIRC 2017, organized by the American University in the Emirates, held on November 15th-16th, 2017 in Dubai. The book is broadly divided into three sections: Media and Smart Cities, Creative Technologies and  Innovation, and Security Risks and Strategic Challenges. The areas covered under these sections are cyber-psychology and digital forensics, cloud RAN architecture, networking functions virtualization, e-Governance and IoT semantic interoperability, ERP security, web-based application and problem-solving skills, smart technologies and advertising, smart technologies for smart cities, smart adaptable navigation systems, turbo codes for security key generation, technology advanced student learning and mobile devices, big data security and privacy, multi-channel buffer enabled technique, physiological signal acquisition in electro-oculography, blockchain and donation-basedcrowdfunding, smart city and framework development approach, news channel and media education, UAE foreign policy, China-GCC relations, diplomacy in the Internet age, intelligent cyber-security strategies, industry securities and strategic challenges, hybrid alliances and corporate security, security and privacy in smart cities, human computer interaction and e-learning solution, complexity of smart cities governance. The papers included in this book present insightful information on the most recent and relevant research, theories and practices in the field, which aim for a sustainable future.

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Table of contents (51 papers)

Editors and Affiliations

  • College of Education, American University in the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Ahmed Al-Masri

  • Computer Science Research Institute, Magee Campus, University of Ulster, Londonderry, UK

    Kevin Curran

About the editors

Dr. Ahmed Al Masri is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the American University in the Emirates. He earned his PhD from the University Putra Malaysia. He has over 8 years’ experience in teaching and research in Educational Data Analytics Technologies. He is a regular editor of various journals specializing in educational data analysis. His current research interests include E-Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and data mining. Dr. Ahmed is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. Kevin Curran is a Professor of Cyber Security, Executive Co-Director of the Legal innovation Centre and group leader of the Ambient Intelligence & Virtual Worlds Research Group at Ulster University. He is also a senior member of the IEEE. Prof. Curran is perhaps most well-known for his work on location positioning within indoor environments, blockchain and cyber security evidenced by over 800 published works. His expertise has been acknowledged by invitations to present his work at international conferences, overseas universities and research laboratories. He is a regular contributor on TV & radio and in trade and consumer IT magazines.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Smart Technologies and Innovation for a Sustainable Future

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of the 1st American University in the Emirates International Research Conference — Dubai, UAE 2017

  • Editors: Ahmed Al-Masri, Kevin Curran

  • Series Title: Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-01658-6Published: 09 January 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-01659-3Published: 08 January 2019

  • Series ISSN: 2522-8714

  • Series E-ISSN: 2522-8722

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 463

  • Number of Illustrations: 48 b/w illustrations, 128 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Computer Science, general, Media and Communication

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