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Volume-4 Issue-8: Published on February 25, 2017
Volume-4 Issue-8: Published on February 25, 2017

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Md. Tusar Ali, Iqubal Hossain, Md. Abdul Gaffer

Paper Title:

Manufacturing of Silica Refractories from Locally Available Sand

Abstract: The investigation implies the use of silica sands, available in Bangladesh, as raw materials for silica bricks manufacturing and compare their properties with specification requirement in order to use these raw materials in manufacturing silica bricks to support the application in lining of induction furnaces and kilns, ladles in metallurgical industries and to replace the imported silica brick. This silica sands containing silica, alumina and excess amount of iron-oxide has been suitable for these bricks made by employing a simple hand mould pressing and sintering process. The production of silica refractory bricks from local sand have been remarkably changed by the addition of various amount of additives. The method for the preparation of these bricks has consisted of mixing the local sand with CaO (slurried lime). This lime acts as a binder and mineralizes in order to convert the free quartz to tridymite and crystobalite. The various properties of silica bricks are found to change with the addition of lime.

 Silica %, Refractory, Refractoriness and CaO (slurried lime)              


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Michael Kwabena Kwakye-Okyere

Paper Title:

Innovatively Utilizing Cloud Computing To Minimize Challenges to Small and Medium Enterprises’ (SMEs) Business Operations

Abstract: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are very important business entities that contribute immensely to economies of the world, unfortunately SMEs have challenges in their business operations compared with the bigger firms and find it difficult to survive in a dynamic global economy. Survival, growth and success of SMEs are the priority of every nation especially in developing economies. The aim of this paper is to introduce Cloud Computing as an IT solution for SMEs by identifying the key features, benefits and how CC can be strategically employed. CC as an advanced Technology can enhance SME business operations and make them competitive in a dynamic global market by reducing cost through a more scalable IT infrastructure model, reengineer business processes through the application of PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, CaaS, NaaS and be innovative in order to keep up with current trends. Reviewing existing literature on CC in the form of books, journals and articles showed that SMEs in developed economies’ reliance on cloud computing help improved their business operations significantly. The major outcome of using CC is that SMEs are able to reduce both capital and operational expenditures associated with IT Infrastructure, improve their business operations and be innovative.

Cloud Computing (CC), Innovation, IT Infrastructure, Reengineering, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), SME Business Operations     


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Gifty Love Cromwell

Paper Title:

Cloud Computing: a Tool for the Development of SME’s

Abstract:  Cloud Computing has emerged an effective Information technology engine.  This has become imperative due to advancement and technology innovation and its adoption for enterprises, businesses and organizations to aid them stay competitive. After a normative study, comparing and contrasting problems SME’s face in their quest for development, this research found out lack of funds and IT needs as in infrastructure as greater problem in all spheres of life which researchers have mentioned CC to be the solution to it but as to how SME’s could migrate to CC has been scarce or a lacking factor.  This research,  however, contributes to a body of knowledge and existing literatures on CC bringing out a lucid and conceptual evidence to aid the none existence or scarcity of information on whether CC is new and how SME’s can migrate into CC. It tries to explain what development means in SME’s perspective, it further finds the key factors that influence the success and failure of SME’s, and the role CC can play in the development of SME’s.  In addition it talks about CC, some additional features, types, some service providers of CC, implementation and deployment models and its advantages. It further provides the business perspective of cloud computing vs. virtualization and related technologies of CC and finally presents ways SME’s could migrate into CC which are guidelines for SME’s especially in  Sub-Saharan African’s development since technology is now the drive force.  Future research will consider the technological use and empirical security measures of CC.

Cloud Computing, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME’s), Development, Technology Innovation, Virtualization, Migration.


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Mohd. Khanapi Abd Ghani, Ali Fahem Neamah

Paper Title:

The Adoption of Electronic Health Record Model for Healthcare Organizations in Iraq: An Overview

Abstract: Electronic health record (EHR) is an essential healthcare innovation related to many controversies regarding the challenges and benefits to different stakeholders. The adoption of EHR innovation is a complicated task as discussed by the literature; thus, careful consideration and planning to all crucial factors that affect the adoption process through healthcare staff members is required. The aim of this study is to evaluate the factors that influence the adoption of EHR frameworks in healthcare institutions. These include challenges, barriers, methods and best practices EHR implementation in developed and middle-east countries. The study was performed utilizing a non-experimental study exploratory research design. This exploratory study included an essential investigation about secondary data. Through reviewing the literature of the existing frameworks, it is hope that the findings could be used as inputs for proposition of e-health records framework in Iraq. It was noted that the health section in Iraq needs continued attention to get government support. 

  EHR, IT adoption, Healthcare information system, E-Health, EMR, EHR adoption.


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Saeed Khodary M. Hamouda, Reda. H. Abo El-Ezz, Mohammed E. Wahed

Paper Title:

Intelligent System for Predicting and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Abstract:  Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it is called breast cancer. Breast cancer is one of the major death causing diseases of the women in the world. Every year more than million women are diagnosed with breast cancer more than half of them will die because of inaccuracies and delays in diagnosis of the disease. High accuracy in cancer prediction is important to improve the treatment quality and the survivability rate of patients. This paper, presents a Rough Set Theory (RST) as an efficient and intelligent technique, to analyze breast cancer dataset, approximate set classification, and improve the accuracy of diagnosis with limited attributes. (RST) estimates the risk of the breast cancer at the earlier stage, and may help researchers and consultants for predicting and diagnosis of breast cancer early.

  Breast Cancer, Diagnosis, MATLAB, Predictive, Rough Set Theory, Survivability.


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Yalla Hareesh, Yelithoti Sravana Kumar

Paper Title:

Design and Operation of 4X1 Low Power Multiplexer using Different Logics

Abstract: Low power and high speed digital circuits are basic needs for any of digital circuit. Multiplexer is a basic circuit for any digital circuit. In this paper, different techniques of multiplexer designs like Complementary CMOS, Transmission gate, Pass transistor logic, Dual Pass transistor logic styles and Gate Diffusion Input has been introduced and their comparison on the basis of power, delay and Area (number of transistor) is done. A low power Multiplexer has been introduced which consumes least power as compare to above mentioned logic but have more delay as compare to other ,On the basis of these analyses it is concluded that proposed multiplexer is better technique for designing an low power low area Multiplexer design but it has high delay as compare to other Multiplexer.



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Design & Study of a Low Power High Speed Full Adder using GDI Multiplexer

Abstract: This paper proposes a new method for implementing a low power full adder by means of a set of Gate Diffusion Input (GDI) cell based multiplexers. Full adder is a very common example of combinational circuits and is used widely in Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). It is always advantageous to have low power action for the sub components used in VLSI chips. The explored technique of realization achieves a low power high speed design for a widely used subcomponent- full adder. Simulated outcome using state-of-art simulation tool shows finer behavioral performance of the projected method over general CMOS based full adder. Power, speed and area comparison between conventional and proposed full adder is also presented.

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