Fadi Safieddine

Fadi Safieddine
University of East London | UEL · Department of Computing

BSc (Hons), MSc, P.G.Cert, FHEA, MBCS, Ph.D.

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September 2014 - April 2016
The American University of the Middle East
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2014 - September 2016
The American University of the Middle East
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 1999 - July 2014
University of East London
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (56)
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The spread of misinformation online is specifically amplified by use of social media, yet the tools for allowing online users to authenticate text and images are available though not easily accessible. The authors challenge this view suggesting that corporations’ responsible for the development of browsers and social media websites need to incorpor...
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With the growing pace of tablets use and the large focus it is attracting especially in higher education, this paper looks at an important aspect of tablets; their carbon footprint. Studies have suggested that tablets have positive impact on the environment; especially since tablets use less energy than laptops or desktops. Recent manufacturers' re...
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E-learning has evolved over the last two decades from being a supplementary tool to becoming an essential companion to class teaching. This has become known as blended learning [1]. Much of the initial focus of research has been on the software side of E-learning [2-4]. However, recently the hardware and the technology of delivering have been getti...
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In the age of mass information and misinformation, the corporate duty of developers of browsers, social media, and search engines are falling short of the minimum standards of responsibility. The tools and technologies are already available to combat misinformation online but the desire to integrate these tools has not taken enough priority to warr...
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The concept of paperless classroom and utilizing e-learning technology to complement traditional learning is not a new idea. While some papers carried out an investigation to consider the use and the implication of such a switch on the student achievements, no papers could be found that attempts quantitative cost benefit analysis of such a switch....
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INCOM Egypt has undergone automation in some processes where critical aspects of its operations are transformed and automated. This paper presents an overview of INCOM Egypt processes using Ould Riva and analyses the process of ‘handling a product’. It aims to demonstrate effective automation of the production of wires and cables process accompanie...
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It is reported in the literature that there are widespread adoption and use of Mobile Instant Messaging (M.I.M.) among businesses. However, there is a lack of academic publication in this area that demonstrates by means of a case study that the M.I.M. implementation for S.M.E.'s can improve operational processes. In this case study, the company rec...
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This paper examines the phenomenon of fake news through a survey of university students in the UK. The survey composed through a selection of factual and non-factual content/news and complemented through a validation tool sought to assess the attitudes of these respondents to factual misinformation before and after these were verified with the tool...
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Several researchers have attempted to investigate the processes that govern and support the spread of fake news. This paper collates and identifies these variables. This paper then categorises these variables based on three key players that are involved in the process: Users, Content, and Social Networks. The authors conducted an extensive review o...
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Purpose Various technology-enhanced learning software and tools exist where technology becomes the main driver for these developments at the expense of pedagogy. The literature reveals the missing balance between technology and pedagogy in the continuously evolving technology-enhanced learning domain. Consequently, e-learners struggle to realise th...
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This chapter examines the buzzword “Fake News.” In recent years, politicians, media, and members of the public have used and misused the term, fake news, in a variety of contexts. This chapter focuses on the impact of fake news as it is linked to political participation through internet activism. An essential part of understanding what constitutes...
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Academic research shows increase reliance of online users on social media as a main source of news and information. Researchers found that young users are particularly inclined to believe what they read on social media without adequate verification of the information. There has been some research to study the spread of misinformation and identifica...
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This chapter looks at the variables involved in the spread of fake news to better understand factors that contribute to the success of fake news. This is issue remains open-ended as the solution has not been developed, and several researchers have been unsuccessful in reaching a clear approach because academics and industry are failing to consider...
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Foreword: Fake News – Anxieties and Neurosis in the Era of Social Media: Nearly every age and in every society, there has always been an enterprise to counterfeit what society values the most. Even the most sacred of things, religious relics and faith were not safe from replication and profiteering. These commodities were the victims of their own...
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Fake news has become a buzzword in recent years, and as such has been defined, labelled, and classified in a variety of ways. This chapter introduces the term Fake News starting with the general perceptions people have about the news that can be labelled as fake. Many of the examples presented here will help demonstrate that the sophisticated techn...
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In 2014, the World Economic Forum linked fake news to the top ten threats to society (World Economic Forum, 2014). Despite the long history behind fake news, several reasons are currently helping the growth of its importance. Firstly, the methods by which one can enter the media industry has become easier than any time before, where individuals wit...
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March 2019, Facebook updated its security procedures requesting ID verification for people who wish to advertise or promote political posts of adverts. The announcement received little media coverage even though it is an interesting development in the battle against Fake News. This paper reviews the current literature on different approaches in the...
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Purpose In March 2019, Facebook updated its security procedures requesting ID verification for people who wish to advertise or promote political posts of adverts. The announcement received little media coverage even though it is an interesting development in the battle against fake news. This paper aims to review the current literature on different...
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Social media is now accepted as a dominant source of sharing news and political activism on the internet. However, this has given way to an increase in sharing fake news and misinformation online. While there have been many attempts to model information cascading, the propagation of misinformation online and means of combating misinformation, there...
Experiment Findings
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Facebook most significant attempt to curb fake news in the run-up to next year's US election is to demand ID checks. Facebook now requires individuals or organisations who actively promote, advertise, and posts political posts to be validated under new sets of terms and conditions posted April 2019. This is coupled with aggressive enforcement of a...
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Purpose – The setting up of e-university has been slow-going. Much of e-university slow progress has been attributed to poor business models, branding, disruptive technologies, lack of organisational structure that accommodates such challenges, and failure to integrate a blended approach. One of the stumbling blocks, among many, is the handling of...
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Entity resolution (ER) with imperfection management has been accepted as a major aspect while integrating heterogeneous information sources that exhibit entities with varied identifiers, abbreviated names, and multi-valued attributes. Many of novel integration applications such as personal information management and web-scale information management...
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Purpose: Measuring and understanding academics’ attitudes towards adapting the use of tablets into teaching seem necessary because there is a need for control of attitudes before making decisions on tablet use in teaching. The purpose of this study was to develop a standard attitude scale towards tablet use in teaching. Research Methods: Five judg...
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SMEs face a variety of challenges in their attempts to keep up with the cyber rev-olution, even though SMEs are a major part of the world economy. In a previous publication, the authors established that ‘B2C’ model does not accurately repre-sent or support SMEs in M-Commerce. Instead, the authors reviewed SMEs and SME supporting apps from mobile ap...
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Social media is becoming the de-facto platform for the dissemination of information as research suggests more Internet users are using social media as their main source of news. In this model, the spread of unverified information is becoming a common place where some could share misinformation as fact. News sharing on social media lacks the traditi...
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Fake news and the sharing of misinformation on social media have come to the attention after research showed that the majority of young users in the U.S. rely on social media for news. Facebook, as a leading social media network, has come under fire for not combating the spread of misinformation online. In response, Facebook released, as a beta tes...
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Getting the daily news from social media has nowadays become a common practice among people. Unreliable sources of information expose people to a dose of hoaxes, rumours, conspiracy theories and misleading news. Mixing both reliable and unreliable information on social media has made the truth to be hardly determined. Academic research indicates an...
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Academic research shows increase reliance ofonline users on social media as a main source of news and information. Researchers found that young users are particularly inclined to believe what they read on social media without adequate verification of the information. There has been some research to study the spread of misinformation and identificat...
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The failure of the UK government in setting up the first e-university in the early 2000 is attributed to several reasons including poor business models, branding, disruptive technologies, lack of organizational structure that accommodates such challenges, and failure to integrate a blended approach. Key to this failure is the lecture/lesson deliver...
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One of the key features of social networks is that users are able to share information, and through cascades of sharing information, this information may reach a large number of individuals. The high availability of user-provided contents on online social media facilitates people aggregation around shared beliefs, interests, worldviews and narrativ...
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The failure of the UK government in setting up the first e-university in the early 2000 is attributed to several reasons including poor business models, branding, disruptive technologies, lack of organizational structure that accommodates such challenges, and failure to integrate a blended approach. Key to this failure is the lecture/lesson deliver...
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SMEs represent a major part of the world economy, however they face major challenges in breaking into electronic commerce and specifically mobile commerce. This paper studies the transition to m-commerce in the context of SMEs in the UK and Kuwait. By conducting a review of the top downloaded applications from four application stores and reflecting...
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SMEs represent a major part of the world economy, however they face major challenges in breaking into electronic commerce and specifically mobile commerce. This paper studies the transition to m-commerce in the context of SMEs in the UK and Kuwait. By conducting a review of the top downloaded applications from four application stores and reflecting...
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Introduction to SQL via MS Access is a nice and easy way to teach SQL programming for MIS, BIS, and College students. This file is associated with the ”Comprehensive Database Practice: with optional barcode scanners and NFC reader integration using MS Access 2013” available on Amazon and CreateSpace Publishing New York.
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After the public failure of the UK e-universities in early 2000, researchers attributed this failure to variety of issues including poor business models, branding, disruptive technologies, lack of organizational structure that accommodates such challenges, and failure to integrate a blended approach. The conditions have since changed and are set to...
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Technological advances are already changing the way we buy, sell, socialize, learn, grow, work, govern, entertain, mate, and manage our health. Innovations in robotics, virtual reality, quantum computing, artificial and synthetic intelligence are expected to dominate the next generation of technological advances. This chapter will explore how the n...
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In the UN World Summit on Information Society, Geneva 10 of December 2003, the then United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan put forward the issue of "Gender equality and empowerment of women through ICT". The summit communication outlined that "There is a gender divide, with women and girls enjoying less access to information technology than m...
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M-commerce, a process of selling and buying using mobile devices, is and will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. The technology has it characteristics and limitations, but great opportunities for businesses as sales growth and new business models continue to outpace other technologies. Apps supported by app stores have provided an environ...
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A final year project represents a demonstration of a student’s ability to integrate the knowledge they acquired from more than one course and subject, to produce a final work that shows your readiness to graduate. In many cases, the students are also required to demonstrate the ability to learn new skills on their own. However, the write-up of the...
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It is widely known that Mathematics plays a key role in shaping how individuals deal with real life problems. Many students, today and in the past, struggle with mathematics as a subject and some become dissatisfied as they continually confront obstacles in subject engagement. In order to solve and break this dilemma, it is imperative to search and...
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Academic research findings report high level of cheating in exams involving students copying from each other. Several publications have examined means for preventing cheating by means of exam versions, rotations of questions, and addressing social factors. Yet one preventative aspect of exam cheating seems to be neglected and that is exam distribut...
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With the growing pace of tablets use and the large focus it is attracting especially in higher education, this paper looks at an important aspect of tablets; their carbon footprint. Studies have suggested that tablets have positive impact on the environment; especially since tablets use less energy than laptops or desktops. Recent manufacturers’ re...
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Developing, designing, and delivering lectures at higher education institutions have evolved over the years, most significantly use of electronic slides and projectors has become a common place in many universities [1], [2]. In fact, the projector has moved over from being a tool for just large lecture rooms to smaller classrooms and labs. It is, t...
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In the age of mass information and misinformation, the corporate duty of developers of browsers, social media, and search engines are falling short of the minimum standards of responsibility. The tools and technologies are already available to combat misinformation online but the desire to integrate these tools has not taken enough priority to warr...
Conference Paper
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The concept of paperless classroom and utilizing e-learning technology to complement or support traditional learning are not a new idea. However, very few papers, if any, carried out a longitude investigation to consider the implication of such a switch towards the students' achievement and experience of such a switch. This paper present an investi...
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The rapid development of Web technologies and with it the increased demand for quick Web application development has taken the Web development process into a new state. Several academic papers and surveys describe the current state of the Web market as similar to the `software crisis' of the early 60s, when software development practices were ad ho...
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This presents a summary of my PhD survey of web modelling tools. There has been a significant development in hypermedia and web modelling languages in the market. This growth has highlighted new problems and new areas of research. This survey categorizes and reviews the main hypermedia and web modelling languages showing their origin and their prim...
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There has been an exponential growth in hypermedia and web modelling languages in the market. This growth has highlighted new problems and new areas of research. This paper categorizes and reviews the main hypermedia and web modelling languages showing their origin and their primary focus. It then concludes with recommendations for further research...

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We are researchers at The American University of the Middle East. We have looked at spread of misinformation on social media and online. We are interesting to model this and we feel it resembles a lot the concept of disease spreading. Biolayout has proved to be a very useful tool but we have struggled to find how previous researchers have used it to model spread of disease or transmission. 

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To develop means of minimising/stopping the spread of misinformation in social media