Prof. Arafat Awajan

Arafat Awajan is a full professor at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT). He received his PhD degree in computer science from the University of Franche-Comte, France in 1987. He joined Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) on 1993 where he held different academic positions. He is currently the vice president of PSUT and the head of the Human Resources Committee. He was appointed as the chair of the Computer Science Department (2000-2003) and the chair of the Computer Graphics and Animation Department (2005-2006) at PSUT. He had been the dean of the King Hussein School for Information Technology from 2004 to 2007, the Dean of Student Affairs from 2011- 2014, the director of the Information Technology Center in the Royal Scientific Society from 2008-2010 and the dean of the King Hussein School for computing Sciences from 2014 to 2017.



 

Publications

2019

  • Tedmori S., Awajan A., 2018. Sentiment Analysis Main Tasks and Applications: A Survey. Accepted for publication Journal of Information Processing Systems. (ISI).

2018

  • Khader M., Awajan A. Al-Naymat G., 2018. Sentiment Analysis of Big Data Using Hadoop MapReducer: Survey. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Information Technology. 10-13 December 2018, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Etaiwi W., Awajan A., 2018. Learning Graph Representation: A Comparative Study. Proceedings of the 19th International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2018). 28-30 November 2018. Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Suleiman D., Awajan A., 2018. Comparative study of word embedding models and their usage in Arabic language applications. Proceedings of the 19th International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2018). 28-30 November 2018. Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Alian M., Awajan A., 2018. Arabic Semantic Similarity Approaches – Review. Proceedings of the 19th International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2018). 28-30 November 2018. Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Khader M., Awajan A. Al-Naymat G., 2018. The Effects of Natural Language Processing on Big Data Analysis. Proceedings of the 19th International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2018). 28-30 November 2018. Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Etaiwi W., Awajan A., 2018. Graph-based Arabic NLP Techniques: A Survey. The 4th International Conference on Arabic Computational Linguistics (ACLing 2018), November 17-19 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Procedia Computer Science, Volume 142, 2018,Pages 328-333. Elsevier.

  • Al-Saqqa S., Al-Naymat G., Awajan A., 2018. A large-Scale Sentiment Data Classification for Online Reviews Under Apache Spark. The 9th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2018). November 5-8, 2018, Leuven, Belgium. Procedia Computer Science, Volume 141, 2018,Pages 138-189. Elsevier.

  • Al-Saqqa S., Nadeim N., Awajan A., 2018. Sentiment Analysis for Arabic Text Using Ensemble Learning. Submitted to the 15th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications AICCSA 2018, October 28th to November 1st, 2018. Aqaba – Jordan.

  • Hamdan S., Hudaib A., Awajan A., 2018. Hybrid Algorithm to Detect the Sybil Attack in VANET. Proceedings of the The Fifth International Symposium on Innovation in Information and Communication Technology (ISIICT 2018). October 31 - November 01, 2018, Philadelphia University, Amman, Jordan.

  • Alhijawi B., Hriez S., Awajan A., 2018. Text-Based Authorship Ide notification: A Survey. Proceedings of the The Fifth International Symposium on Innovation in Information and Communication Technology (ISIICT 2018). October 31 - November 01, 2018, Philadelphia University, Amman, Jordan.

  • Alian M., Awajan A. (2019) Arabic Tag Sets: Review. In: Arai K., Kapoor S., Bhatia R. (eds) Intelligent Systems and Applications. IntelliSys 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 868. Springer, Cham

  • Abdelrazaq D., Abu-Soud S., Awajan A. 2018. A Machine Learning System for Distinguishing Nominal and Verbal Arabic Sentences. The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 15, No. 3A, Special, pages. Pages 576-584. (ISI, Scopus).

  • Al-Saqqa S., Abdel-Nabi H., Awajan A., 2018. A Survey of Text Emotion Detection. Proceeding of the 8th International Conference of Computer Science & Information Technology (CSIT 2018). July 11-12 2018. Amman – Jordan.

  • Abdel-Nabi H., Awajan A., Obeid N., 2018, A Novel Histogram Shifting Reversible Data Hiding Scheme for Color Images. Proceeding of the 8th International Conference of Computer Science & Information Technology (CSIT 2018). July 11-12 2018. Amman – Jordan.

  • Alian M., Awajan A., Ramadan B. 2018. Unsupervised Learning Blocking Keys Technique for Indexing Arabic Entity Resolution. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Speech Technology. (Springer - Scopus). 

  • Alhijawi B., Obeid N., Awajan A. and Tedmori S. 2018. Improving Collaborative Filtering Recommender System Using Semantic Information. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS 2018). April 3-5 2018, Irbid. Jordan.

2017

  • Biltawi M., Awajan A., Tedmori S. (2017), Towards Building a Frame-Based Ontology for the Arabic Language. Proceedings of the International Arab Conference on Information Technology. December 22-24, 2017. Yassmine Hammamet Tunisia.

  • Abdelrazaq D., Abu-Soud S., Awajan A. (2017) Distinguishing Nominal and Verbal Arabic Sentences: A Machine Learning Approach. Proceedings of the International Arab Conference on Information Technology. December 22-24, 2017. Yassmine Hammamet Tunisia.

  • Hraiz R., Khader M., Awajan A., Al-Kouz A. (2017) Semantic Elements Extraction based on Syntactic Structure of Arabic Sentences. Proceedings of the International Arab Conference on Information Technology. December 22-24, 2017. Yassmine Hammamet Tunisia.

  • Biltawi M. Awajan A., Tedmori S, Al-Kouz A. 2017. Exploiting Multilingual Wikipedia to Improve Arabic Named Entity Resources. The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 14, No. 4A, Special, pages 598-607.

  • Bani Younis R.Y., Al-Zoubi M.B, Awajan A., 2017. An Adaptive JPEG Compression- Encryption System Using Optimized Local Quantization Matrices. Proceedings of the International conference on Electrical and Computing Technologies and Applications (ICECTA). Organized by the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK),978-1-5386-0872-2/17©2017 IEEE

  • Suleiman D., Awajan A., 2017. Bag-of-Concept Based Keyword Extraction from Arabic Documents. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Technology. IEEE technically sponsored Conference, 16-18 May 2017. Amman- Jordan. 

  • Etaiwi W., Awajan A., Suleiman D., 2017. Statistical Arabic Name Entity Recognition Approaches: A Survey. The 8th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN-2017). September 18-20, 2017, Lund, Sweden. Procedia Computer Science 113 (2017) 57-64. Elsevier.

  • Suleiman D., Awajan A., Etaiwi A., 2017. The Use of Hidden Markov Model in Natural Arabic Language Processing: a survey. The 8th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN-2017). September 18-20, 2017, Lund, Sweden. Procedia Computer Science 113 (2017) 240-247. Elsevier

  • Etaiwi W., Awajan A., 2017. The Effects of Features Selection Methods on Spam Review Detection Performance. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Trends in Computing Sciences (ICTCS 2017), Amman, Jordan. 978-1-5386-0527-1/17 © 2017 IEEE. DOI 10.1109/ICTCS.2017.50. Pages 116-120

  • Halabi D., Awajan A., Fayyoumi E., 2017, Arabic LFG-inspired Dependency Treebank. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Trends in Computing Sciences (ICTCS 2017), Amman, Jordan. 978-1-5386-0527-1/17 © 2017 IEEE, DOI 10.1109/ICTCS.2017.49. Pages 207- 215

  • Suleiman D., Awajan A., Al-Madi N., 2017. Deep Learning Based Techniques for Plagiarism Detection in Arabic Texts. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Trends in Computing Sciences (ICTCS 2017), Amman, Jordan. 978-1-5386-0527-1/17 © 2017 IEEE, DOI 10.1109/ICTCS.2017.42. Pages 216- 222

  • Al-Zewairi m., Almajali S., Awajan A. Experimental Evaluation of a Multi-Layer Feed-Forward Artificial Neural Network Classifier for Network Intrusion Detection System. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Trends in Computing Sciences (ICTCS 2017), Amman, Jordan. 978-1-5386-0527-1/17 © 2017 IEEE, DOI 10.1109/ICTCS.2017.29. Pages 167-172

  • Alian M., Awajan A., Al-Kouz A. 2017, Arabic Word Sense Disambiguation – Survey. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Trends in Computing Sciences (ICTCS 2017), Amman, Jordan. 978-1-5386-0527-1/17 © 2017 IEEE, DOI 10.1109/ICTCS.2017.23. Pages 236- 240

2016

  • Alian M., Awajan A., Al-Kouz A. 2016. Word sense disambiguation for Arabic text using Wikipedia and Vector Space Model. International Journal of Speech Technology (Springer). pp 1–11. DOI 10.1007/s10772-016-9376-y

  • Awajan A. 2016. Semantic Similarity Based Approach for Reducing Arabic Texts Dimensionality. International Journal of Speech Technology (Springer). June 2016, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 191–201. DOI. 10.1007/s10772-015-9284-6. 13 Pages

  • Hudaib A., Suleiman D. Awajan A. 2016. A Fast Pattern Matching Algorithm Using Changing Consecutive Characters. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Volume 9, Number 8, 399-411. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2016.98026.

  • Alian M., Awajan A., Al-Kouz A. 2016. Arabic Word Sense Disambiguation Using Wikipdia. International Conference on Computer and Applications ICCA’16, September 14-15, 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Khader M. Awajan A., Al-Kouz A. 2016. Textual Entailment for Arabic Language based on Lexical and Semantic Matching. International Conference on Computer and Applications ICCA’16, September 14-15, 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Dakroub H., Shaout A., Awajan A. "Connected Car Architecture and Virtualization," SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Electronic and Electrical Systems. Volume 9, Issue 1, May 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-0081.

  • Hudaib A., Suleiman D., Awajan A. 2016. Dynamic Berry Ravindran Algorithm for Pattern Matching (DBR). Proceeding of the 16th International Conference on Applied Computer Science (ACS '16),  Istanbul, Turkey, April 15-17, 2016

  • Biltawi M., Etaiwi W, Tedmori S., Hudaib A., Awajan A. 2016. Sentiment Classification Techniques for Arabic Language: A Survey. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS 2016). April 5-7, 2016 - Irbid –Jordan. 8 Pages

2015

  • Awajan A. 2015. Keyword Extraction from Arabic Documents using Term Equivalence classes. ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing. Volume 14, Issue 2, Article 7 (March 2015), 18 pages.

  • Awajan A. 2015. Semantic Vector Space Model for Reducing Arabic Text Dimensionality. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP 2015). 6 Pages.

  • Awajan A., Abu Jrai E. 2015. Hybrid Technique for Arabic Text Compression. Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology, GJCST Volume 15 Issue 1. Pages 1-6.

  • Abu Allawi M. A., Hadi A., Awajan A. 2015. Proceeding of the Fourth International Conference on Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare, and Digital Forensic (CyberSec2015) Sampoerna University, Jakarta, Indonesia. October 29-31, 2015. 6 Pages.

  • Sedki E., Alzaqah A., Awajan A. 2015. Arabic Text Dimensionality Reduction Using Semantic Analysis. WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications. Volume 12, 2015, Art. #21. Pages 209-218.

2014

  • Awajan A. 2014. Unsupervised Approach for Automatic Keyword Extraction from Arabic Documents, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing ROCLING 2014, Pages 175-184.

  • Aldasouqi I, Awajan A. 2014. Intelligent Border Security Interactive Simulation Tool (IBS-IST), Proceedings of Mathematics and Computers in Science and Industry: Mathematics and Computers in Science and Engineering Series - MCSI 2014, Published by WSEAS LLC, Pages 57- 61.      

  • Sawalha S., Awajan A. 2014. Blank Background Image lossless Compression Technique, International Journal of Image Processing (IJIP), Vol. 8, Issue 1, Pages 9-16.

  • Kasasbeh R., Al-Majali S., Awajan A. 2014. Expanding Aspect-Oriented Programming Toward Advanced Dynamic Network Level Aspects in C++, International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering (IJCSE), Vol. 3, Issue 1, Pages 105-112.

2013

  • Al-Doghmi A., AL-Shalabi H., Jwaifell M., Swidan A., Awajan A., Alrabea A. 2013. The Academic Use of Social Networks among University Students in Jordan, IJCSI International Journal of Computer Science Issues, Vol. 10, Issue 5, Pages 134-141.

  • Al-kouz A., Awajan A., Jeet M., Al-Zaqqa A. 2013. Extracting Arabic Semantic Graph from Aljazeera.net, IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies AEECT, 3-5 Dec 2013, DOI: 10.1109/AEECT.2013.6716451

  • Awajan A., Al-Shalabi H., Awajan A. W., El-Omari N. 2013. E-Business Readiness in the SMEs in Jordan. International Journal of Management & Information Technology, Vol.4, No. 3, pp. 334-34 1 .

  • Jwaifell M., Al-Shalabi H., Swidan A., Awajan A., Alrabea A. 2013. The Intensity of Social Networks Group Use among the Students of Jordanian Universities, GlobalJournal of computer Science and Technology (E). Vol.13, Issue 2, Pages 11-17.

  • Swidan A., Al-Shalabi H., Jwaifell M., Awajan A., Alrabea A. 2013. The Intensity and the Factors Affecting the Use of Social Network Sites Among the Students of Jordanian Universities, IJCSI International Journal of Computer Science Issues, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Pages 492-498.

Before 2013

  • Awajan A. 2011. Multilayer Model for Arabic Text Compression. The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 8, No. 2, Pages 188-196.
    Aldasouqi I., Awajan A. 2011. Black Box Backup System. International Journal of Computer Science and Security (IJCSS), Vol. 5, Issue 3, Pages 368-375.

  • Albalas F., Abu-Alhaija B., Awajan A. W., Awajan A., Al-Begain K. 2010. Quality of Service for Multimedia and Real-Time Services, International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering Vol. 5, Issue 4, Pages 1-22.

  • Omari N., Awajan A. 2009. Document Image Segmentation and Compression Using Artificial Neural Network Based Technique, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Systems ICICS 2009,  December 20-22, 2009. Amman – Jordan.

  • Fraij F., AlQuraan M., Winter V., Awajan A., Al-Awamleh I. 2009. Software-Assisted Pedagogy for a Mathematics Course, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the 2nd International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) held in Ulm-Germany, August 24- 27, 2009, pp. 72-80.

  • Atoum J., Bader D., Awajan A. 2008. Mining Functional Dependency from Relational Databases Using Equivalent Classes and Minimal Cover, Journal of Computer Science, Vol. 4, No. 5, Pages 421-426.

  • El-Seoud S., Awajan A., Al-Khasawneh B. 2008. Evaluating Quality and Student Acceptance of Web-Based Courses at a Jordanian University, International Journal of Computing and Information Sciences, Vol. 5, No .3, Pages 95-103.

  • Awajan A. 2007. Arabic Text Preprocessing for the Natural Language Processing Applications, Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 25, No. 4, Pages 179-189.

  • El-Seoud S., Al-Khasawneh B., Awajan A. 2007. Using Web-Based Course to Enhance Educational Process at Jordan Universities – A Case Study. in Proceedings of the International Conference of "Interactive computer aided learning" ICL2007, Villach, Austria. 26-28, 2007. 10 pages. Conference listed in Telearn open archive.

  • Sammour G., Awajan A. 2005. A Proposed Quality Assurance System (QAS) for e-Learning Solutions, International E-Business Conference, June 23-25 June 2005, Pages 132-151.

  • Awajan A. 2003. A Rule-Based Morphological Analyzer of Arabic Word, WSEAS Transactions on Computers, Vol. 2, No. 2, Pages 493-502.

  • Awajan A. 2001. Low-level Natural Language Technique for Arabic Text Processing, Proceedings of the ISCA 16th International Conference Computers and Their Applications, March 28-30, 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA. ISCA 2001, Pages 387-390.

  • Awajan A., Atoum J., and Salameh W. 2000. A Fast Arabic Text Compression Technique, Journal of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences (Computer Science Series), Vol. 11, No. 1.

  • Awajan A. 2000. A Statistical Model for Arabic Text Compression, Proceedings of the 19th IASTED International Conference on Modeling, Identification and Control. Innsbruck-Austria, February 14-17 2000, Pages 562-566.

  • Awajan A. 1999. Software Quality for the Software Industry. The Second Conference of the Jordan Quality Society Nov. 1999. (In Arabic)

  • Awajan A. 1997. Quality Metrics for Information Systems. Al-Hassoub - Journal of the Jordan Computer Society, No. 32, November – 1997. (In Arabic)

  • Awajan A. 1997. Computer Crimes. Al-Hassoub - Journal of the Jordan Computer Society, No. 30, May – 1997. (In Arabic)

  • Awajan A., Artificial Intelligence and Applications. Al-Hassoub - Journal of the Jordan Computer Society, No. 29, March – 1997.  (In Arabic)

  • Awajan A., The Internet: Statistical Study of the WEB, Al- Hassoub - Journal of the Jordan Computer Society, No. 28, December- 1996. (In Arabic)

  • Awajan A., Images Processing by computer, Al-Hassoub - Journal of the Jordan Computer Society, No. 25, July-1996. (In Arabic)

  • Awajan A., Universities and the IT industry, Al-Hassoub – the Journal of the Jordan Computer Society No. 22, August 1995. (In Arabic)

  • Nardin P., Awajan A., Le Palec G., Rondot D., Quality Control by Infrared images treatment, 5th IASTED International Conference on Reliability and Quality Control, Lugano- Switzerland, June 20-22, 1989

  • Awajan A., Rondot D., and Mignot J., Quick method of measuring the furrows distribution skin surface replicas, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 379-389. 1989.

  • Awajan A. , Rondot D., Mignot J., Agache P., Detection et quantification des plis par traitement d’image (Furrows detection and quantification by image processing), Proceedings of the 4th Forum de jeunes chercheurs, Paris-France, May 26-27, 1988, pp. 38-39. Published in the ITBM Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1989. (In French)

  • Awajan A., Rondot D., Mignot J., Détection et quantification des plis principaux et secondaires de la peau par traitement et analyse d'images vidéo, INNOV.TECHN.BIOL.MED., Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 53-67, 1989. (In French)

  • Mignot J., Awajan A., Nardin P., Rondot D., Analyse quantitative des elements caracteristiques de certaines images de visualization (Quantitative Analysis of image of visualization), Proceedings of the 3rd Colloque National de Visualisation et de traitement d’images, Belfort-FRANCE, May 18-20 , 1988, pp. c271-c276. (In French)

  • Nardin P., Awajan A., Rondot D., Mignot J., Description d’un logiciel pour l’analyse locale des images de phenomenes physiques evaluant au cours du temps, Proceedings of the 3rd Colloque National de Visualisation et de traitement d’images, Belfort-FRANCE, May 18-20, 1988, pp. c191-c194. (In French)

  • Rondot D., Awajan A., Mignot J., Galal T., Detection et quantification des structure lineaires d’une image (Linear structures detection and quantification), Proceedings of the 3rd Colloque National de Visualisation et de traitement d’images), Belfort-FRANCE, May 18-20 , 1988, pp. c261-c264. (In French)

  • Awajan A. , Mignot J., Rondot D., Stamon G., Controle de qualite des surfaces de materiaux industriels par traitement d’images (Surface Quality Control by Image Processing), The 6th IASTED International Conference on Identification, Modeling and Simulation, Paris-France, June, 1987. (In French)

  • Awajan A., Mignot J., Rondot D., Stamon G., The Detection and Analysis Of Linear Forms Of An Image. Proceedings of the Mari 87 (Intelligent Network and Machines) Conference: Electronic Image, Paris La Villette - FRANCE, May 18-22, 1987, pp. 320-325.

  • Awajan A., Mignot J., Rondot D., Stamon G., Quantification rapide des elements caracteristipues d’une surface en biologie cutanee (Biological surfaces quantification by image processing), Proceedings of the AFCET - IASTED Conference of Identification And Pattern Recognition, Toulouse - FRANCE, June 18-20, 1986, pp. 895-912. (In French)

  • Mignot J., Awajan A., Rondot D., Stamon G., Image analysis and 3D profilometry of the human skin surface, Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Fort Worth, Dallas - USA, Nov. 7-10,1986 , pp. 1414-1417

  • Galal T., Awajan A., Mignot A., The distribution of EM-W scattering over cutaneous surface, Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Fort Worth, Dallas - USA, Nov. 7-10, 1986, pp. 1400-1413.