Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Computing and IT, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Abstract— Nowadays, we have access to unprecedented high-performance computing (HPC) resources that can be utilized to solve complex and computationally expensive optimization problem. However, one of the problems with existing metaheuristics algorithms is that they do not scale well. For example, particle swarm optimization (PSO) which is one of the most known metaheuristics performs poorly in terms of accuracy and convergence speed with large dimensional problems. In this paper, we propose a broadcast and distributed PSO using message passing interface (MPI) that showed to be faster and more accurate than the commonly utilized distributed master-slave version of PSO for the studied large-scale optimization problems.
Keywords- Particle swarm optimization; distributed computing; large scale optimization; big optimization.
Citation: Farid Bourennani , “Broadcast Distributed PSO for Large Scale Problems “, The World of Computer Science and Information Technology Journal (WSCIT). 2018 Volume 8, Issue 5, pp.43.49.
Farhan M Al Obisat, Zaid T. Alhalhouli, Tamador I. Alrawashdeh, Tamara E. Alshabatat
Computer and Information Technology Department, Tafila Technical University, TTU, Tafila, Jordan.
Abstract— the software development industry considers quality a crucial factor in its development. Applying a certain level of standard to Software Quality (SQ) can help ensure customer satisfaction. This study primarily aims to define the different dimensions of SQ, identify the requirements for enhancing SQ, and present the challenges when SQ is restricted. The study also provides a review on the impact of quality and its measurement in the life cycle of software development. It examines the need for a quality standard to measure the increasing quality requirements and size of software. The findings of this study indicate an increasing need for high-quality software. Moreover, it provides a reference for other scholars regarding SQ testing and SQ in fuzzy logic.
Keywords- quality challenges; Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); software measurement; software quality.
Citation: Farhan M Al Obisat, Zaid T. Alhalhouli, Tamador I. Alrawashdeh, Tamara E. Alshabatat , “Review of Literature on Software Quality “, The World of Computer Science and Information Technology Journal (WSCIT). 2018 Volume 8, Issue 5, pp.32.42.
Mada’ Abdel Jawad, Saeed Salah, Raid Zaghal
Department of Computer Science, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine.
Abstract—A Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) is a dynamic single or multi-hop wireless network where nodes are connected wirelessly, and the network is self-configured. Due to the high mobility of nodes, network topology changes more frequently and thus, routing becomes a challenging task. Several routing protocols have been proposed by the researchers for MANETs like the well-known Destination Sequenced Distance Vector (DSDV) and its variants. It is a table-driven routing protocol that was mainly proposed to solve routing loop problems and it performs very well in sparse and low mobility environments. However, it suffers from several performance issues when implemented on high and dense MANETs. A number of modifications of DSDV have been proposed to make it more adaptive and suitable for different environments. In this paper, the performance of DSDV, E-DSDV, I-DSDV, and O-DSDV routing protocols is compared. The performance metrics that were considered in this analysis are packet delivery ratio, throughput, End-to-End delay, and routing overhead. Several simulation scenarios were carried out using the Network Simulator tool (NS3) by varying the number of nodes, pause time and velocity. The simulation results have shown that I-DSDV outperforms the others in low mobility scenarios, whereas O-DSDV has the best performance in high velocity environments.
Keywords-MANET; DSDV; I-DSDV; E-DSDV; O-DSDV Simulation; Network Performance; NS3.
Citation: Mada’ Abdel Jawad, Saeed Salah, Raid Zaghal, “Performance Comparative Study of DSDV, E-DSDV, I-DSDV and O-DSDV MANET Routing Protocols”, The World of Computer Science and Information Technology Journal (WSCIT). 2018 Volume 8, Issue 4, pp.24.31.
Rufaida M. Shamroukh, Nawal A. Zabin, Muhammed A. Mesleh
Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Al-Balqa Applied University, Amman, Jordan.
Abstract—Heart attack is one of the main causes of death nowadays especially for elderly people since it can strike anytime and anywhere. This project aims to build a smart assistant system that can predict the possibility of heart attack occurrence depending on the heartbeat rate before it happens for an elderly person wherever he/she is, and send a message to an elderly’s relative or a specialist informing him/her that the elderly might have a possible heart attack along with the geometric location in order to try to save the elderly’s life on time. In our system, a pulse sensor was attached to an Arduino microcontroller with ESP8266 NodeMCU as a Wi-Fi module to measure the heartbeat rate (BPM), if the heartbeat is either too low or too high, a message will be sent to a specified mobile, warning its owner of a possible heart attack. When the message arrives to the specified mobile, the owner will open an Android application named EPLSA. Through this application, he/she can send a request to the microcontroller asking for the geometric location. The microcontroller replies with the values of the latitude and longitude of the elderly’s location which can be viewed on Google maps too.
Keywords-Heart attack; Heartbeat rate; Beats per Minuit; BPM; Pulse sensor; NodeMCU; ESP8266; Arduino; IoT; Arduino-IDE.
Citation: Rufaida M. Shamroukh, Nawal A. Zabin, Muhammed A. Mesleh, “Elderly People’s Life Saving Assistant (EPLSA) using IoT”, The World of Computer Science and Information Technology Journal (WSCIT). 2018 Volume 8, Issue 3, pp.18.23.