Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Arabic Text Mining and Analysis (ATMA) at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) is pleased to announce it is first training course on Natural Language Processing on the sidelines of the ICTCS 2017 conference. Participants will receive an Official Certificate of Attendance from Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT).

The NLP Workshop is an 8-hours training that targets developers and engineers seeking to learn more about NLP. The workshop will be in a practical, hands-on format to highlight topics in "Language Processing", "Processing Raw Text", "Tagging" and "Text Classification" 

Topics:

  • Introduction to NLP
  • NLP and Python
  • Morphological Analysis
  • Regular Expressions
  • Part Of Speech Tagger
  • Text Classification
  • Information Extraction
  • Managing Structure of the Sentences
Date:

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Sat, 14 OCT 2017

Accommodations:
  • Fully prepared lab
  • CD/Flash with all the materials
  • Two coffee breaks and Lunch
Pricing:

50 Jordanian Dinars  and by special invitation only

( If you are so interested, Please contact Mrs. Laila Al-Sayaydeh  laila@psut.edu.jo   )

Secure Software Development

This course covers the security and safety analysis in software design and development. It defines the basic security principles. Topics include threat modeling, defensive programming, web security and database security. The course focuses on introducing the best practices applied for security in software development in each development stage.

 

Lecturer:   

 

Dr. Sufyan Almajali

 

Topics:

  • Why You Need To Learn Secure Programming
  • Secure Software Development Process
  • Principles of Security and Quality
  • Software Requirements and Security
  • Designing for Security
  • Development Tools and Security
  • Testing for Quality and Security
  • Web Security
  • Database Security

 

Date:

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Sun, 08 OCT 2017

 

Accommodations:

  • Fully prepared lab
  • CD/Flash with all the materials
  • Two coffee breaks and Lunch

Pricing:

50 Jordanian Dinars, If you are interested to attend  in this workshop, Please filll the Registration Form .

Data Science

Jordan Open Source Society (JOSA) in association with the Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) is pleased to announce it is first training course on Data Science on the sidelines of the ICTCS 2017 conference. Participants will receive an Official Certificate of Attendance from Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT).

The Data Science Workshop is an 8-hours training that targets developers and engineers seeking to learn more about data science. The workshop will be in a practical, hands-on format to highlight topics in "Obtaining and Cleaning data", "Visualization and Exploratory Data Analytics", "Machine Learning", "Information Retrieval" and "Recommender Syststems”.

 

Lecturer:

Dr. Akram Al-Kouz

 

Topics:

  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Obtaining and Cleaning Data
  • Visualization and Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Retrieval
  • Recommender Systems
  • Wrap-up Session
Date:

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Sun, 08 OCT 2017

Accommodations:
  • Fully prepared lab
  • CD/Flash with all the materials
  • Two coffee breaks and Lunch
Pricing

50 Jordanian Dinars, If you are interested to attend  in this workshop, Please filll the Registration Form .

Lowering the Barriers to Big Data Solutions

Instructor

IVAN ERMILOV

Leipzig University

Institut für Angewandte Informatik

 

Abstract

"Lowering the Barriers to Big Data Solutions" workshop will present the results achieved throughout the BigDataEurope (BDE) project, which is the part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research Europe flag and innovation program. The workshop will concentrate on the practical aspects of developing and maintaining Big Data applications. The applications will be deployed on the Big Data Integrator platform, a modular platform for deploying Big Data applications, which is developed in the BDE project. The workshop will cover the theory behind Big Data applications and will provide the explanation of the key decisions for the Big Data Integrator platform architecture. Each theorethical part will be followed by a hands-on session. The participants will be invited to accomplish assignments, which will teach them how to solve Big Data problems using Spark and BDI platform.

Keywords: Big Data, Big Data Applications, Software Lifecycle, DevOps

 

Description

The "Lowering the Barriers to Big Data Solutions" workshop will present the practical results of the BigDataEurope project[1], which aims to simplify the usage of Big Data solutions such as Hadoop, Spark, Flink etc. In particular, it will be shown how to:

  • develop Big Data clusters (BDI Stacks) on Big Data Integrator platform from scratch,

  • deploy BDI Stacks locally and on a remote server,

  • modify existing BDI Stacks to suit your needs (e.g. adding MongoDB to a BDI Stack),

  • develop Spark applications,

  • run Spark applications locally and on a remote cluster.

 

Requirements for the participants

To be able to participate in the hands-on sessions during the workshop you will need a PC (preferably Ubuntu/Debian) with installed Docker engine[2]and docker-compose[3]. You will also be required to download a number of docker images from Docker Hub, the full list will be announced two weeks before the workshop.

 

Provided materials

The presentations, all the instructions and code will be publicly available on a dedicated Github repository. The repository will be announced two weeks before the workshop. You are invited to contribute, open issues and ask questions there after the workshop. The final materials will be published after the workshop day.

 

Date

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Mon, 09 OCT 2017

 

Timetable

  • 9:00-10:00 Introduction: Big Data Europe Project, Architecture, Components and Interfaces

  • 10:00-11:00 Planning BDI Stack for Your Application

  • 11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

  • 11:15-11:45 Introduction to Docker

  • 11:45-12:15 Hands-on: Configuring Docker and Docker Swarm Cluster

  • 12:15-13:00 Hands-on: Deploying BDI Stack Locally and on Remote Server[4]

  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00-15:00 Methodologies for Developing a Big Data Applications

  • 15:00-16:30 Hands-on: Developing and Deploying a Big Data Application

  • 16:30-17:00 Conclusions, Closing Remarks, Q&A Session

 

Outcomes

By the end of this workshop attendees will be able to:

  • install and configure Docker locally and as Docker Swarm cluster,

  • plan deployment environment for Big Data Applications (i.e. BDI Stack),

  • deploy BDI Stacks on Docker and Docker Swarm cluster,

  • understand the lifecycle of Big Data Applications,

  • develop Spark applications and package them into Docker images,

  • deploy Big Data Applications as part of BDI platform.

 

Pricing

50 Jordanian Dinars, If you are interested to attend  in this workshop, Please filll the Registration Form .

  

About Presenter

Ivan Ermilov is a doctoral candidate working on automatic conversion of Web

Tables to semantically rich representations. Contributes to open source Semantic Web community and making Big Data simpler to use.

Ivan Ermilov has been part of Agile Knowledge and Semantic Web

(AKSW) research group for the last six years contributing to the projects related to data integration, analytics, semantification of Big Data, benchmarking and education. For the last two years, Ivan has been working on Big Data Europe (BDE) Horizon2020 project. In this project, he contributed to the development of platform architecture and adoption of the Big Data components for the platform as well as development of user interfaces and integrations. The complete list of publications and projects can be found on the AKSW research group website[5].

 

[1] https://www.big-data-europe.eu/

[2] https://docs.docker.com/engine/installation/linux/docker-ce/ubuntu/

[3] https://docs.docker.com/compose/install/

[4] There should be 20 minutes break for praying during this session.

[5] http://aksw.org/IvanErmilov

Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Lecturer:

Dr. Ali Hadi

Princess Sumaya University for Technology
Computer Science Dept.
 

 

Date

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Tue, 10 OCT 2017

 

Abstract

Crime committed on computers or information stored on computers is rapidly increasing, especially when our daily lives have become more reliant on devices and digital information. This "Digital Forensics and Incident Response" workshop will focus on two of the most critical fields in all of information security. It will help participants gain both the theoretical and practical skills required to perform digital forensic investigations and respond to computer incidents, by applying hands-on experience with realworld scenarios. The goal of the workshop is to inspire the interest of participants with diverse backgrounds, spread the awareness of fighting cybercrime, and build a better DFIR community. Keywords: Digital Forensics, DFIR, Incident Response, Investigation

Description

The Digital Forensics and Incident Response Workshop focuses on identifying, investigating, and remeidating computer network exploitation. DFIR1 is a broad field and this workshop will serve as your first step in fighting against cyber crime. In particular, it will show and cover the following:

  • Introduction to Digital Forensics and Incident Response,
  • Trending Research Areas,
  • Disk Imaging, Mounting, and Verification,
  • File Carving and File analysis,
  • Working with Autopsy, Searching and indexing,
  • Analyzing Internet history, Thumbnails and Prefetch Files,
  • Basic Windows Registry Analysis,
  • Generating Reports,
  • Extra: Performing Basic DFIR Triage from Collection to Analysis.
Requirements for the participants

To be able to participate in the hands-on sessions during the workshop you will need a Laptop with your prefered operating system and a virtual machine hypervisor such as Virtualbox2 or VMWare3 installed. You will need to download a Windows VM (preferably 7/8)4 , and the CyLR CDQR Forensics Virtual Machine (CCF-VM)5 . Finally, you will also need to download a number of digital forensic tools. The full list will be announced one week before the workshop.

Provided materials

The material and all the instructions will be publicly available on a dedicated Github repository. The repository will be announced at the workshop. You are invited to contribute, open issues and ask questions there after the workshop. The final materials will be published after the workshop day.

Timetable

  • 9:00-10:00 Introduction to Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Trending Research Areas,
  • 10:00-10:30 Data acquisition and Verification,
  • 10:30-11:00 Hands-on: Disk Imaging, Mounting, and Hashing,
  • 11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
  • 11:15-11:30 File Carving and File Analysis
  • 11:30-12:00 Hands-on: File carving, recovering deleted files, and file Analysis
  • 12:00-13:00 Hands-on: Working with Autopsy, Searching and indexing,6
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-14:30 Artifacts: Internet history, Thumbnails, Prefetch Files, Basic Windows Registry Analysis,
  • 14:30-15:30 Hands-on: Analyzing Windows Forensic Artifacts
  • 15:30-16:30 Extra: DFIR Triage: From Collection to Analysis.
  • 16:30-17:00 Conclusions, Closing Remarks, Q&A Session
Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, attendees will:

  • have good understanding of DFIR aspects and trending research areas,
  • be able to perform data acquisition and verify data,
  • know how to apply file carving techniques to recover deleted files and analyze acquired files,
  • learn the essentials of working with Autopsy, and analyzing different Windows artifacts,
  • have the ability to perform easy DFIR triage starting from data collection to analysis.

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There should be 20 minutes break for praying during this session.

About Presenter

Ali Hadi 7 is an Information and Cyber Security Specialist with 14+ years of industrial experience in Information Technology (IT), currently working as a full time university professor and researcher for the Computer Science Dept., Princess Sumaya University for Technology. He provides consulting in several areas of security including digital forensics and incident response, cyber threat hunting, cyber threat intelligence, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments. He is also an author, speaker, and freelance instructor. His research interests include digital forensics, incident response, cyber threat hunting, and cyber threat intelligence.

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Pricing:

50 Jordanian Dinars, If you are interested to attend  in this workshop, Please filll the Registration Form .

 

Integrating and Assessing Professional and Leadership Elements in the Engineering and Computing Curriculum

Lecturer:

Nael Barakat, Ph.D. P.Eng. FASME

 

Aims:

This workshop aims at providing some methods to integrate, teach, and assess engineering and computing professional and leadership elements in a typical engineering and computing curriculum while building related assessment instruments and continuously improving the experience.  Focus is on elements like: Engineering and computing ethics and social responsibility, sustainability concepts and practices, life-long learning, and knowledge of contemporary issues, as well as common leadership elements.  Some of these elements are usually required by accreditation standards, to be integrated and assessed within the engineering and computing curriculum.  The workshop will also allow participants to engage in active learning and discuss their own issues while attempting planning their offering of these elements to deliver at their respective institutions. 

 

Main topics:

  • Professional and leadership elements in engineering and computing
  • Methods of including professional and leadership elements in the curriculum
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Planning the delivery
  • Sharing experiences

 

Target Group:             

The workshop is addressed to all engineering and computing educators and administrators, as well as practicing professional engineers and computing personnel

 

Background knowledge expected of the participants:

No previous knowledge is expected.

 

Workshop Activities:  

Lectures, discussions, design and planning of material, short presentations

 

Workshop Time:         

Three hours (half day) not including breaks

 

Pricing:

50 Jordanian Dinars  and by special invitation only

( If you are so interested, Please contact Mrs. Laila Al-Sayaydeh  laila@psut.edu.jo   )

 

The Presenter(s):

Nael Barakat is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and is currently the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University – Kingsville, TX. USA.  He is also a professionally registered engineer in Ontario, Canada.  Dr. Barakat is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the immediate past chair of the Division of Engineering Ethics at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).  Dr. Barakat expertise and interest is in the areas of Mechatronics, Control, Robotics, Nanotechnology Education, and Automation, as well as Engineering Ethics, Professionalism, Leadership, and Education.  He has taught numerous courses and modules, delivered workshops and seminars, and developed research on different professional and educational engineering topics, including: ethics, professionalism, and leadership.