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Smia: Improving Kosovo's Education Management System, Lazar Adjijgogov, Dejan Stamenov, Edmond Jajaga Oct 2017

Smia: Improving Kosovo's Education Management System, Lazar Adjijgogov, Dejan Stamenov, Edmond Jajaga

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Successful management of today’s education systems requires effective policy-making and system monitoring through data and information. To this end, countries around the world have invested significant resources into collecting, processing, and managing more and better data through education management information systems (EMIS). SMIA is a modern EMIS, which offers easier management of educational process in Kosovo. It facilitates decision-making, resource planning, strategy building, monitoring and evaluation of educational system through a rich set of analytical and statistical tools. For over six years of activity, the system has efficiently tracked and thus helped the development of the educational process for ...


Characteristics And Temporal Behavior Of Internet Backbone Traffic, Artan Salihu, Muharrem Shefkiu, Arianit Maraj Oct 2017

Characteristics And Temporal Behavior Of Internet Backbone Traffic, Artan Salihu, Muharrem Shefkiu, Arianit Maraj

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With the rapid increase demand for data usage, Internet has become complex and harder to analyze. Characterizing the Internet traffic might reveal information that are important for Network Operators to formulate policy decisions, develop techniques to detect network anomalies, help better provision network resources (capacity, buffers) and use workload characteristics for simulations (typical packet sizes, flow durations, common protocols).

In this paper, using passive monitoring and measurements, we show collected data traffic at Internet backbone routers. First, we reveal main observations on patterns and characteristics of this dataset including packet sizes, traffic volume for inter and intra domain and protocol ...


Study Of The Power Consumption Of Pseudo Random Bit Generator Circuits Implemented On Fpga, Galia Marinova Oct 2017

Study Of The Power Consumption Of Pseudo Random Bit Generator Circuits Implemented On Fpga, Galia Marinova

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Pseudo Random Bit and Number Generator (PRB/NG) circuits being very widely used for security, compressive sensing and diverse other applications in telecommunications are studies in different aspects in the laboratory of Computer-aided Design in Telecommunications in Technical University-Sofia. Some results of this study are published in [1] where tests for randomness from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) suit are applied on commonly used PRB/NGs. Other aspects of the PRB/NG circuits study is their power consumption in the aim of green communications as noticed in [2,3] and the concern about low power consuming devices ...


Computer Science: Application Of Technology/Iot In Hydropower Dams, Orjola Jaupi Oct 2017

Computer Science: Application Of Technology/Iot In Hydropower Dams, Orjola Jaupi

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As time passes by, we barely see how much time it costs people to stay at work, fixing problems that happen every day. As people we should do more about humanity and technology is the door that opens opportunities for us to do this. Technology today is transforming every human daily life routine and it’s only the beginning of what technology can bring. By 2020 we know that technology will connect the unconnected by introducing the real idea of Internet of Things. Every little, tiny thing all over the world will be connected, but also big and important projects ...


Review Of Artificial Intelligence Development, Its Impact And Its Challenges, Litvane Spahija, Festim Halili Oct 2017

Review Of Artificial Intelligence Development, Its Impact And Its Challenges, Litvane Spahija, Festim Halili

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The field of Artificial Intelligence, which started roughly half a century ago, has a turbulent history. In the 1980s there has been a major paradigm shift towards embodiment. While embodied artificial intelligence is still highly diverse, changing, and far from “theoretically stable”, a certain consensus about the important issues and methods has been achieved or is rapidly emerging. In this paper we briefly characterize the field, summarize its achievements, and identify important issues for future research.

With the popularization of the Internet, permeation of sensor networks, emergence of big data, increase in size of the information community, and interlinking and ...


A Critical Overview Of Data Mining For Business Applications, George Telonis, Peter P. Groumpos Oct 2017

A Critical Overview Of Data Mining For Business Applications, George Telonis, Peter P. Groumpos

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Everybody looks to a world that does not remain the same. Furthermore no one can deny that the world is changing, and changing very fast.

Technology, education, science, environment, health, communicating habits, entertainment, eating habits, dress - there is hardly anything in life that is not changing. Some changes we like, while others create fear and anxiety around us. Everywhere there is a feeling of insecurity.

What will happen to us tomorrow, or what will happen to our children, are questions we keep frequently asking. One thing, however, is clear.

It is no more possible to live in the way we ...


Permission-Based Privacy Analysis For Android Applications, Erza Gashi, Zhilbert Tafa Oct 2017

Permission-Based Privacy Analysis For Android Applications, Erza Gashi, Zhilbert Tafa

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While Information and Communication Technology (ICT) trends are moving towards the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile applications are becoming more and more popular. Mostly due to their pervasiveness and the level of interaction with the users, along with the great number of advantages, the mobile applications bring up a great number of privacy related issues as well. These platforms can gather our very sensitive private data by only granting them a list of permissions during the installation process. Additionally, most of the users can find it difficult, or even useless, to analyze system permissions. Thus, their guess of app’s ...


Mobile Cloud Computing: A New Way Of Cloud Computing, Festim Halili, Verda Misimi, Rilinda Iseini, Mirije Salihi Oct 2017

Mobile Cloud Computing: A New Way Of Cloud Computing, Festim Halili, Verda Misimi, Rilinda Iseini, Mirije Salihi

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Cloud Computing seems to be the most promising technology of the century we are living. It provides a new manner of sharing distributed resources and services that may be part of different organizations, geographically located in different places and different time zones. Mobile Cloud Computing offers partially the same functionality, with the only additional requirement that, at least, some of the devices are mobile. In this paper, we will try to provide a detailed explanation of Mobile Cloud Computing concept by providing different examples, figures and charts showing usage, accessibility, pros and cons and comparison of different cloud platforms.


Decision Making Based On Data Analyses Using Data Warehouses, Valdrin Haxhiu Oct 2017

Decision Making Based On Data Analyses Using Data Warehouses, Valdrin Haxhiu

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Data warehouses are a collection of several databases, whose goal is to help different companies and corporations make important decisions about their activities. These decisions are taken from the analyses that are made to the data within the data warehouse. These data are taken from data that companies and corporations collect on daily basis from their branches that may be located in different cities, regions, states and continents. Data that are entered to data warehouses are historical data and they represent that part of data that is important for making decisions. These data go under a transformation process in order ...


A Need For An Integrative Security Model For Semantic Stream Reasoning Systems, Admirim Aliti, Edmond Jajaga, Kozeta Sevrani Oct 2017

A Need For An Integrative Security Model For Semantic Stream Reasoning Systems, Admirim Aliti, Edmond Jajaga, Kozeta Sevrani

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State-of-the-art security frameworks have been extensively addressing security issues for web resources, agents and services in the Semantic Web. The provision of Stream Reasoning as a new area spanning Semantic Web and Data Stream Management Systems has eventually opened up new challenges. Namely, their decentralized nature, the metadata descriptions, the number of users, agents, and services, make securing Stream Reasoning systems difficult to handle. Thus, there is an inherent need of developing new security models which will handle security and automate security mechanisms to a more autonomous system that supports complex and dynamic relationships between data, clients and service providers ...


Analysis Of Central Banks Platforms On Social Networks, Goran Bjelobaba, Ana Savic, Hana Stefanovic Oct 2017

Analysis Of Central Banks Platforms On Social Networks, Goran Bjelobaba, Ana Savic, Hana Stefanovic

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The paper describes the advantages of using technical and technological achievements through the social networks and their implementation in Central Banks communication. A study of some Central Banks on their use of social media and some of the most popular social networks are given, showing that social media is becoming an important medium of communication for Central Banks around the world. The study shows that a majority of Central Banks use Twitter to send alerts for information already disseminated through the website, even as they are not very active in responding to public tweets, and also shows an increasing number ...


Development And Improvement Of The Quality Of The Mobile Services At The Mobile Market In Macedonia, Arsov Boris, Trajkovski Vasko, Sherifi Vergim Oct 2017

Development And Improvement Of The Quality Of The Mobile Services At The Mobile Market In Macedonia, Arsov Boris, Trajkovski Vasko, Sherifi Vergim

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To determine the strategic direction for the development of electronic communications market in the part of mobile telecommunication services in Republic of Macedonia, the Agency for electronic communication has made an assessment of the regulatory progress and that has been made in recent years. The needs are in order to obtain a clear strategy for the development of the mobile telecommunication market in Macedonia, and primarily will create a clear picture in the: technical, financial, operational and competitive segments. Republic of Macedonia at this moment has 2 mobile operators with own network and the third mobile virtual operator. They are ...


Digital Long-Term Preservation In Albania, Determining The Right File Formats, Ardiana Topi, Aleksandër Xhuvani Nov 2015

Digital Long-Term Preservation In Albania, Determining The Right File Formats, Ardiana Topi, Aleksandër Xhuvani

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The National Archive of Albania (NAA) is the main institution in Albania, according to legislation, responsible to create the rules for document life management produced by any organization, and preserve them. Almost all archival documents stored in archival institutions, must be saved for unlimited period of time, or forever. Preservation of digital documents is different from preservation of paper documents. It is a very complex procedure directly connected with the inevitable phenomenon of hardware and software obsolesces. A successful mission of the NAA must have a well-defined strategy regarding the Digital Long-term Preservation. This paper aims to present the possible ...


From Traditional Markets To E-Commerce And Finally To Social Media Commerce, Ardian Hyseni Nov 2015

From Traditional Markets To E-Commerce And Finally To Social Media Commerce, Ardian Hyseni

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These days, getting new customers is much easier than in the past. People and customers are online sharing and exchanging ideas on products and it has become easier to find products over the internet and lately; with social media, where people can look for information from reviews and comments on sites. This way has changed shopping to a social experience and is the key element to the growth of social commerce. Businesses want to connect with people and customers which they do business, also they want customers opinions and reviews. By using social media, companies can now easily create an ...


New Integral Transform In Caputo Type Fractional Difference Operator, Artion Kashuri, Akli Fundo, Rozana Liko Nov 2015

New Integral Transform In Caputo Type Fractional Difference Operator, Artion Kashuri, Akli Fundo, Rozana Liko

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In this paper, we introduce Caputo type nabla (q,h)-fractional difference operators and investigate their basic properties and also to show the applicability of this interesting (q,h)- new integral transform method and its efficiency in solving linear fractional difference equations. Differential equations with fractional derivative provide a natural framework for the discussion of various kinds of real problems modeled by the aid of fractional derivative. Discrete analogues of some topics of continuous fractional calculus have been developed. Finally, we provide the general solutions in terms of discrete Mittag-Leffler functions.


The Mobile Telecom Operator T-Mobile Macedonia Ad Skopje Abuses Its Dominant Position Harmful For The Mobile Telecom Operators One And Vip In The Telecom Market, Boris Arsov Nov 2015

The Mobile Telecom Operator T-Mobile Macedonia Ad Skopje Abuses Its Dominant Position Harmful For The Mobile Telecom Operators One And Vip In The Telecom Market, Boris Arsov

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T-Mobile’s abusing of its dominant position is referring to the postpaid tariff models Relax and Relax Surf regarding the residential customers and the postpaid tariff models Business and Business Surf regarding its business customers. The prominent price offer to consumers is a case of predatory prices squeeze identified as a way of preventing or restricting competition in theory and practice. T-Mobile provides services at unreasonably low prices, prices below the level of expenditures necessary for their provision, as it is specific case with the postpaid tariff models Relax and Relax Surf regarding the residential customers and the postpaid tariff ...


The Analytic Hierarchic Process: A Model To Evaluate The Risk Of Getting Cancer, Daniela (Halidini) Qendraj, Markela Muca Nov 2015

The Analytic Hierarchic Process: A Model To Evaluate The Risk Of Getting Cancer, Daniela (Halidini) Qendraj, Markela Muca

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The aim of this study is to classify the risk factors of being with a type of cancer by applying the AHP (analytic hierarchy process) scale. The Saaty’s analytic hierarchy process is applied for computing weights for the factors, is a modeling for classification. A case study of QSUT Tirana hospital data base is presented to rank four cancer types. By the data collect from the hospital during the years 2011-2015, the results show that lung cancer is mostly spread in humans, and the prostate cancer is lower spread in humans.


Implementation Of E-Education In Africa Via Space Networks, Dimov Stojce Ilcev Nov 2015

Implementation Of E-Education In Africa Via Space Networks, Dimov Stojce Ilcev

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In this paper is introduced an advanced E-education provision in remote dispersed communities, such as rural, remote, mobile, agriculture, mining, construction, surveying, military, tourism and so on, based on the specific needs and requirements, implies significant broadband connectivity requirements, timely and quality-assured content delivery of service, applications and interactivity. The E-education solutions of distance learning and training for remote and rural areas, which are out of range of terrestrial and short distance wireless telecommunications facilities, cannot provide the broadband access without space-enabled communication infrastructures, such as satellite constellations and Stratospheric Platform Systems (SPS) or High Altitude Platforms (HAP). The paper ...


Introduction To Stratospheric Communication Platforms (Scp), Dimov Stojce Ilcev Nov 2015

Introduction To Stratospheric Communication Platforms (Scp), Dimov Stojce Ilcev

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In this paper are introduced the modern airship techniques and technologies as cost effective solutions of Stratospheric Communication Platforms (SCP). The launch or putting in position the airship is not critical point such as launch of satellite and controlling support services in the creation of space-based communication technology and the most expensive phase of the total system cost. Therefore, with few cost effective remote controlled and solar powered airships can be covered some region or country including urban, suburban and rural areas, mobile, farms and other environments with low density of population. The airship SCP network offers better solutions than ...


The Importance Of Big Data Analytics, Eljona Proko Nov 2015

The Importance Of Big Data Analytics, Eljona Proko

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Identified as the tendency of IT, Big Data gained global attention. Advances in data analytics are changing the way businesses compete, enabling them to make faster and better decisions based on real-time analysis. Big Data introduces a new set of challenges. Three characteristics define Big Data: volume, variety, and velocity. Big Data requires tools and methods that can be applied to analyze and extract patterns from large-scale data. Companies generate enormous volumes of polystructured data from Web, social network posts, sensors, mobile devices, emails, and many other sources. Companies need a cost-effective, massively scalable solution for capturing, storing, and analyzing ...


Assessing Clustering In A Social University Network Course, Orgeta Gjermëni Nov 2015

Assessing Clustering In A Social University Network Course, Orgeta Gjermëni

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A collection of data is gathered from surveys held in a Spring Course of the Economic Faculty in the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora, Albania. The data set for each student contains the names of the other students through which he/she have a “social relationship”. This relationship includes frequent communications, discussions on exercise solutions, and sitting usually close to each other in the class. We have constructed. At the end of the course, a final network based on this type of relationship. We are particularly interested on the clustering coefficient of this network and assessing it’s “significance”, in ...


Perfect Metamaterial Absorber Based Energy Harvesting Application In Ism Band, Furkan Dincer, Mehmet Bakir, Muharrem Karaaslan, Kemal Delihacioglu, Cumali Sabah Nov 2015

Perfect Metamaterial Absorber Based Energy Harvesting Application In Ism Band, Furkan Dincer, Mehmet Bakir, Muharrem Karaaslan, Kemal Delihacioglu, Cumali Sabah

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An electromagnetic (EM) energy harvesting application based on metamaterial absorber (MA) is introduced and discussed in this paper. This application is operating at ISM band (2.40 GHz) which is especially chosen due to its wide usage area. Square ring resonator (SRR) which has two gaps and resistors across the gaps on it is used. Chips resistors are used to deliver power to any active component. Transmission and reflection characteristics of metamaterial absorber (MA) for energy harvesting application are investigated. 83.6% efficient for energy harvesting application is realized in this study.


Web Application For Students And Lecturer Of Electrical Engineering Faculty, Genci Sharko, Anni Dasho Sharko, Kadri Manaj Nov 2015

Web Application For Students And Lecturer Of Electrical Engineering Faculty, Genci Sharko, Anni Dasho Sharko, Kadri Manaj

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Electrical Engineering Faculty, nowadays needs to develop by their students the “FIE Student MIS Application”. Development and usage of Web applications are popular due to the ubiquity of the browser as a client, commented mostly as a thin client. The ability to update and maintain web applications without distributing and installing software on potentially thousands of client computers is a key reason for their popularity. This paper presents the “FIE Student MIS Application” web platform designed for Electrical Engineering Faculty students and their lecturer to support on time correctly without delays and informing online all students and their lecturer receiving ...


Exploring The Role Of Sentiments In Identification Of Active And Influential Bloggers, Mohammad Alghobiri, Umer Ishfaq, Hikmat Ullah Khan, Tahir Afzal Malik Nov 2015

Exploring The Role Of Sentiments In Identification Of Active And Influential Bloggers, Mohammad Alghobiri, Umer Ishfaq, Hikmat Ullah Khan, Tahir Afzal Malik

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The social Web provides opportunities for the public to have social interactions and online discussions. A large number of online users using the social web sites create a high volume of data. This leads to the emergence of Big Data, which focuses on computational analysis of data to reveal patterns, and associations relating to human interactions. Such analyses have vast applications in various fields such as understanding human behaviors, studying culture influence, and promoting online marketing. The blogs are one of the social web channels that offer a way to discuss various topics. Finding the top bloggers has been a ...


Morphological Parsing Of Albanian Language: A Different Approach To Albanian Verbs, Iir Çollaku, Eşref Adali Nov 2015

Morphological Parsing Of Albanian Language: A Different Approach To Albanian Verbs, Iir Çollaku, Eşref Adali

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The very first step when processing a natural language is creating a morphological parser. Verbs in Albanian language are the most complex area of inflection. Besides irregular verbs, the ways in which the regular verbs change their form while being inflected are hardly definable, and the number of exceptions is huge. In this paper, a different approach to Albanian verbs is made. Unlike traditional classification, based on the inflection themes they take, verbs are classified into different verb groups. This way, the inflection process looks clearer and more regular, as the affix remains the only changeable part of the inflected ...


A Policeless Traffic Ticketing System With Autonomous Vehicles, Mükremin Özkul, Ilir Çapuni Nov 2015

A Policeless Traffic Ticketing System With Autonomous Vehicles, Mükremin Özkul, Ilir Çapuni

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Besides being expensive, traffic violation monitoring systems rely heavily on a huge infrastructure that incurs installation, operational, and maintenance costs. Developing countries — where people do exhibit less traffic safety aware- ness — deployment of such systems becomes a daunting task. A police- men cannot be everywhere, and a policeman can also be bribed. With the above goals in mind, in this paper we present an infrastructure- less and police-less traffic violation detection system that relies solely on the broadcast messages between the vehicles and secure communication of the vehicles with the transportation authority. Each vehicle should be equipped with a small ...


Labeled-Image Captcha: Concept Of A Secured And Universally Useful Captcha, Mokter Hossain, Ken Nguyen, Muhammad Asadur Rahman Nov 2015

Labeled-Image Captcha: Concept Of A Secured And Universally Useful Captcha, Mokter Hossain, Ken Nguyen, Muhammad Asadur Rahman

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Captcha (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is a widely used online security tool that ensures that a computer program is not posing as a human user. While smart programs with advanced image processing capability have already cracked picture based captcha systems there is a need for making the test harder. This paper presents a design prototype of a simplified type of labeled-image captcha where a picture of a common animal or household item is marked with a number of different labels and the users will be asked to provide the correct label for specific ...


Dual Tone Multi Frequency (Dtmf) Signal Generation And Detection Using Matlab Software, Nihat Pamuk, Ziynet Pamuk Nov 2015

Dual Tone Multi Frequency (Dtmf) Signal Generation And Detection Using Matlab Software, Nihat Pamuk, Ziynet Pamuk

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In this study, Dual Tone Multi Frequency (DTMF) signal generation and detection is implemented by using Goertzel Algorithm in MATLAB software. The DTMF signals are generated by using Cool Edit Pro Version 2.0 program for DTMF tone detection. The DTMF signal generation and detection algorithm are based on International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recommendations. Frequency deviation, twist, energy and time duration tests are performed on the DTMF signals. The algorithm recognizes the DTMF tones if they satisfy the recommendations, otherwise they are rejected.


Randomizing Ensemble-Based Approaches For Outlier, Lediona Nishani, Marenglen Biba Nov 2015

Randomizing Ensemble-Based Approaches For Outlier, Lediona Nishani, Marenglen Biba

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The data size is increasing dramatically every day, therefore, it has emerged the need of detecting abnormal behaviors, which can harm seriously our systems. Outlier detection refers to the process of identifying outlying activities, which diverge from the remaining group of data. This process, an integral part of data mining field, has experienced recently a substantial interest from the data mining community. An outlying activity or an outlier refers to a data point, which significantly deviates and appears to be inconsistent compared to other data members. Ensemble-based outlier detection is a line of research employed in order to reduce the ...


10 W Dc-Dc Converter Based Led Driver Circuit Design, Ö. Faruk Farsakoğlu, H. Yusuf Hasrici, Ibrahim Çelik Nov 2015

10 W Dc-Dc Converter Based Led Driver Circuit Design, Ö. Faruk Farsakoğlu, H. Yusuf Hasrici, Ibrahim Çelik

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Considering the total amount of energy consumed in the world, energy used in lighting is of utmost importance. For this reason, systems used in lighting should be energy efficient, and mıre efficient lighting elements should be preferred. LED, as a solid-state lighting system, is more energy efficient than the lighting systems with conventional lighting elements. Some of the LEDs used in solid-state lighting systems are named as standard 5mm LEDs and power LEDs. Because power LEDs have more light efficiency than standard 5 mm LEDs, they are produced as an alternative to conventional light sources. Power LEDs draw much more ...