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Official World Records Holder

Youssef Bassil, the Chief Science Officer of the LACSC association, has been approved by RecordSetter as the Official World Records Holder of the "Most Research Papers Published In One Month",  "Most Research Papers By A Single Author Published In One Month",  "Most Research Papers Published In One Year", and "Most Research Papers By A Single Author Published In One Year". Youssef published 12 research papers in February 2012, 11 Single-Authored papers in December 2012, 37 papers in year 2012, and 29 single-authored papers in year 2012.
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Introduction

The Lebanese Association for Computational Sciences (LACSC) - الجمعية اللبنانية للعلوم المعلوماتية is a Lebanese organization for computing.

LACSC deals with theory, research and development (R&D), experimentation, and application in the various areas of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, and other related fields.


Objectives

LACSC objectives are:
  1. Conducting cutting-edge scientific research in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, and other related fields.
  2. Conducting academic and industry-focused research in computing, in addition to carrying out experimentation in applied computing, and developing prototypes of software applications.
  3. Encouraging, promoting, and supporting R&D activities and innovations in Computer Science and other related fields.
  4. Publishing and disseminating research results in national and international scientific journals, conferences, seminars, and symposiums.
  5. Publishing scientific journals, technical reports, and books that make science accessible to the public.
  6. Motivating and inspiring Lebanese talents in order to develop a better scientific culture and research methods, and putting Lebanon on the global map of computing research.
  7. Providing training and education to Lebanese researchers to discover future computer scientists.

Foundation

LACSC is a licensed, private, non-profit, non-commercial, public-benefit, non-governmental, volunteer-driven, and self-funded organization, and is not meant for the private gain of any person.
LACSC is officially registered by the government decree No. 957, issued in 24 May 2011, by the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, Beirut, Lebanon.

LACSC is registered according to the following government Decrees and Laws of the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities:

1. Decree No. 2839, 09/Nov/2009.
2. Law of establishing of foundations issued in 03/Aug/1909 (6th Art.)
3. Circulation No. 10-AM-2006, 19/May/2006 and its modification No. 15-AM-2008, 12/Sep/2008.

The establishment of the LACSC was published in the Official Journal (الجريدة الرسمية), Issue 26, 2/June/2011.
Download the official Lebanese government decree


Founding Members

Youssef A. Bassil
Mohammad Z. Alwani
Paul A. Semaan
Samar A. Bassil



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Who we are

Humbly, we are young scientists, scholars, researchers, programmers, developers, designers, and IT people, who are 100% self-funded and volunteer-driven, committed to and passionate about knowledge, research and development in the various areas of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, and other related fields.


Founding Members & Officers

The LACSC's executive committee is composed of five officers: the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Accountant, who are elected quinquennially by the members.


Officers:


Youssef Bassil (Founding Member)
Chair & Chief Science Officer (CSO)

Education: Master in Computer Science
Email: youssef.bassil@lacsc.org


Paul Semaan (Founding Member)
Vice Chair & Research Associate

Education: Master in Computer Science
Email: paul.semaan@lacsc.org


Mohammad Alwani (Founding Member)
Secretary, Treasurer, & Research Associate

Education: Master in Computer Science
Email: mohammad.alwani@lacsc.org


Samar Bassil (Founding Member)
Research Assistant

Education: Master in Cognitive Psychology
Email: samar.bassil@lacsc.org


Members:


Joe Saliby - Researcher

Education: Master in Computer Animation
Email: joe.saliby@lacsc.org


Elie Semaan - Researcher

Education: Master in Computer Science
Email: elie.semaan@lacsc.org


Jad Khalil - Researcher

Education: Master in Computer Science
Email: jad.khalil@lacsc.org


Ali Wehbe - Researcher

Education: Computer Engineering
Email: ali.wehbe@lacsc.org


Claude Hajj - Researcher

Education: Computer Engineering
Email: claude.hajj@lacsc.org




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LACSC has already conducted several research projects in different subjects of Computer Science, in addition to several independent research studies in Political Science, Socioeconomic, Geopolitics, History, Anthropology, Psychology, and Conspiracy Theory.


01. WSORP2011: Web-Scale OCR Research Project
02. WSSCRP2011: Web-Scale Spell-Checking Research Project
03. WSSRRP2011: Web-Scale Speech Recognition Research Project
04. WIRRP2011: Web Information Retrieval Research Project
05. ACRP2011: Autonomic Computing Research Project
06. DERP2011: Digital Ecosystem Research Project
07. SOARRP2012: Service-Oriented Architecture Robotics Research Project
08. ESTRP2012: Expert System Troubleshooting Research Project
09. DWRP2012: Data Warehouse Research Project
10. EPRP2012: Evaluation & Performance Research Project
11. STRP2012: Simulation & Testing Research Project
12. TWNRP2012: TCP for Wireless Networks Research Project
13. SSRP2012: Stealthy Steganography Research Project
14. APLRP2016: Arabic Programming Language Research Project
15. DFRP2016: Digital Forensics Research Project
16. ASRP2016: Applied Steganography Research Project
17. DWRP2017: Deep Web Research Project
18. RATRP2017: Remote Access Trojan Research Project
19. EDIRP2017: Electronic Data Interchange Research Project


A. Independent Research Studies & Projects




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Efforts at the LACSC have led to dozens of Research Papers and Books published in International Refereed Academic Journals:




We hold the World Records for the:
 
Most Research Papers Published in One Month (12 Papers in February 2012)
Most Research Papers By A Single Author Published in One Month (11 Single-Authored Papers in December 2012)
Most Research Papers Published in One Year (37 Papers in 2012)
Most Research Papers By A Single Author Published in One Year (29 Single-Authored Papers in 2012)


    IN COMPUTER SCIENCE


    A. Refereed Journal Papers:


  1. Youssef Bassil, Mohammad Alwani, "OCR Post-Processing Error Correction Algorithm using Google Online Spelling Suggestion", International Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences, Canada, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 90-99, 2012.
  2. [pdf]

  3. Youssef Bassil, Mohammad Alwani, "OCR Context-Sensitive Error Correction Based on Google Web 1T 5-Gram Data Set", American Journal of Scientific Research, USA, no. 50, pp. 14-25, 2012.
  4. [pdf]

  5. Youssef Bassil, Mohammad Alwani, "Context-Sensitive Spelling Correction using Google Web 1T 5-Gram Information", Computer and Information Science, Canada, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 23-31, 2012.
  6. [pdf]

  7. Youssef Bassil, "Parallel Spell-Checking Algorithm Based on Yahoo! N-Grams Dataset", International Journal of Research and Reviews in Computer Science, United Kingdom, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1429-1435, 2012.
  8. [pdf]

  9. Youssef Bassil, Mohammad Alwani, "Post-Editing Error Correction Algorithm for Speech Recognition using Bing Spelling Suggestion", International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, USA, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 95-101, 2012.
  10. [pdf]

  11. Youssef Bassil, Paul Semaan, "ASR Context-Sensitive Error Correction Based on Microsoft N-Gram Dataset", Journal of Computing, USA, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 34-42, 2012.
  12. [pdf]

  13. Youssef Bassil, "Hybrid Information Retrieval Model For Web Images", International Journal of Computer Science & Emerging Technologies, United Kingdom, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 23-31, 2012.
  14. [pdf]

  15. Youssef Bassil, Paul Semaan, "Semantic-Sensitive Web Information Retrieval Model for HTML Documents", European Journal of Scientific Research, Europe, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 550-559, 2012.
  16. [pdf]

  17. Youssef Bassil, "A Survey on Information Retrieval, Text Categorization, and Web Crawling", Journal of Computer Science & Research, USA, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 1-11, 2012.
  18. [pdf]

  19. Youssef Bassil, Paul Semaan, "Autonomic Model for Self-Configuring C#.NET Applications", International Journal of Research Studies in Computing, Asia, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 21-34, 2012.
  20. [pdf]

  21. Youssef Bassil, Mohammad Alwani, "Autonomic HTML Interface Generator for Web Applications", International Journal of Web & Semantic Technology, Australia, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 33-47, 2012.
  22. [pdf]

  23. Youssef Bassil, "Building Sustainable Ecosystem-Oriented Architectures", International Journal in Foundations of Computer Science & Technology, Australia, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-13, 2012.
  24. [pdf]

  25. Youssef Bassil, "Communication Language Specifications For Digital Ecosystems", International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science, India, vol 3, no. 1, pp. 31-35, 2012.
  26. [pdf]

  27. Youssef Bassil, "Management Language Specifications For Digital Ecosystems", Journal of Global Research in Computer Science, India, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-6, 2012.
  28. [pdf]

  29. Youssef Bassil, "Service-Oriented Architecture for Weaponry and Battle Command and Control Systems in Warfighting", International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research, Canada, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 189-196, 2012.
  30. [pdf]

  31. Youssef Bassil, "Service-Oriented Architecture for Space Exploration Robotic Rover Systems", International Journal of Science & Emerging Technologies, United Kingdom, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 61-70, 2012.
  32. [pdf]

  33. Youssef Bassil, "Neural Network Model for Path-Planning Of Robotic Rover Systems", International Journal of Science and Technology, Canada, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 94-100, 2012.
  34. [pdf]

  35. Youssef Bassil, "Expert PC Troubleshooter With Fuzzy-Logic And Self-Learning Support", International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications, India, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 11-21, 2012.
  36. [pdf]

  37. Youssef Bassil, "A Data Warehouse Design for A Typical University Information System", Journal of Computer Science & Research, USA, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 12-17, 2012.
  38. [pdf]

  39. Youssef Bassil, "A Comparative Study on the Performance of Permutation Algorithms", Journal of Computer Science & Research, USA, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 7-19, 2012.
  40. [pdf]

  41. Youssef Bassil, "A Comparative Study on the Performance of the Top DBMS Systems", Journal of Computer Science & Research, USA, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 20-31, 2012.
  42. [pdf]

  43. Youssef Bassil, "Windows And Linux Operating Systems From A Security Perspective", Journal of Global Research in Computer Science, India, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 17-24, 2012.
  44. [pdf]

  45. Youssef Bassil, "Distributed, Cross-Platform, and Regression Testing", Advances in Computer Science and its Applications, USA, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 9-15, 2012.
  46. [pdf]

  47. Youssef Bassil, "A Simulation Model for the Waterfall Software Development Life Cycle", International Journal of Engineering & Technology, United Kingdom, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 23-31, 2012.
  48. [pdf]

  49. Youssef Bassil, "TCP Congestion Control Scheme for Wireless Networks based on TCP Reserved Field and SNR Ratio", International Journal of Research and Reviews in Information Sciences, United Kingdom, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 180-186, 2012.
  50. [pdf]

  51. Paul Semaan, "Natural Language Generation: An Overview", Journal of Computer Science & Research, USA, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 50-57, 2012.
  52. [pdf]

  53. Paul Semaan, "WiMAX Security: Problems & Solutions", Journal of Computer Science & Research, USA, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 14-20, 2012.
  54. [pdf]

  55. Youssef Bassil, "An Image Steganography Scheme using Randomized Algorithm and Context-Free Grammar", Journal of Advanced Computer Science & Technology, Germany, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 291-305, 2012.
  56. [pdf]

  57. Youssef Bassil, "A Generation-Based Text Steganography Method using SQL Queries", International Journal of Computer Applications, USA, vol. 57, no. 12, pp. 27-31, 2012.
  58. [pdf]

  59. Youssef Bassil, "Image Steganography Method Based On Brightness Adjustment", Advances in Computer Science and its Applications, USA, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 350-356, 2012.
  60. [pdf]

  61. Youssef Bassil, "Steganography & The Art of Deception: A Comprehensive Survey", International Journal of Latest Trends in Computing, United Kingdom, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 17-28, 2012.
  62. [pdf]

  63. Youssef Bassil, "Image Steganography Based on a Parameterized Canny Edge Detection Algorithm", International Journal of Computer Applications, USA, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 35-40, 2012.
  64. [pdf]

  65. Youssef Bassil, "A Two Intermediates Audio Steganography Technique", Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences, Canada, vol. 3, no. 10, pp. 1459-1465, 2012.
  66. [pdf]

  67. Youssef Bassil, "A Text Steganography Method Using Pangram and Image Mediums", International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, USA, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 1-6, 2012.
  68. [pdf]


    B. Books:


    Book 1: Youssef Bassil, “Fast Algorithms for Arithmetic Computations of Big Numbers: The Fastest Algorithms for Computing Big Numbers”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN13: 978-3659246753, 2012.

    Book 2: Youssef Bassil, “Digital Ecosystems: Design and Implementation: A Practical Approach for Building Digital Ecosystems”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN13: 978-3659253041, 2012.

    Book 3: Youssef Bassil, “Steganography: From Black Magic to the Magic of Science”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN13: 978-3659299315, 2012.

    Book 4: Joe Saliby, “Beyond Computer Graphics: A Programmer's Perspective”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN13: 978-3659418891, 2013.




    IN POLITICAL SCIENCE


    A. Refereed Journal Papers:


  69. Youssef Bassil, "The 2003 Iraq War: Operations, Causes, and Consequences", Journal of Humanities and Social Science, India, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 29-47, 2012.
  70. [pdf]

  71. Youssef Bassil, "Syrian Hegemony over Lebanon after the Lebanese Civil War", Journal of Science, USA, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 136-147, 2012.
  72. [pdf]


    B. Books:


    Book 1: Youssef Bassil, “The 2003 Iraq War: Operations, Causes, and Consequences”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN13: 978-3659299612, 2012.

    Book 2: Youssef Bassil, “Lebanon under Syrian Hegemony Post Lebanese Civil War”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN13: 978-3659299667, 2012.




    IN SOCIOECONOMIC & GEOPOLITICS


    A. Refereed Journal Papers:


  73. Youssef Bassil, "The Socioeconomic Water Problems & Challenges In the Middle East", Journal of Advances in Applied Economics and Finance, USA, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 599-610, 2012.
  74. [pdf]

  75. Youssef Bassil, "Water Geopolitics in the Middle East", Journal of Science, USA, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 156-165, 2012.
  76. [pdf]


    B. Books:


    Book 1: Youssef Bassil, “Water in the Middle East: A Socioeconomic & Geopolitical Approach”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN13: 978-3659299520, 2012.




    IN ANTHROPOLOGY:


    A. Refereed Journal Papers:


  77. Youssef Bassil, "Spiritual Asia: An Anthropological Review", ARPN Journal of Science and Technology, USA, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 886-891, 2012.
  78. [pdf]



    IN TECHNOLOGY:


    A. Books:


    Book 1: Joe Saliby, “Inventions Shaping our History”, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, ISBN13: 978-1503121775, 2014.




    IN PSYCHOLOGY:


    A. Books:


    Book 1: Samar Bassil, “Le Suicide Hysterique (French Edition)”, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, ISBN13: 978-1542497220, 2017.





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The research and the extensive experimentations done at LACSC have lead to the development of new applications, algorithms, products, and procedures:


1. Phoenix Arabic Programming Language

Phoenix is a High-Level, Imperative, Object-Oriented, Compiled, Arabic computer programming language. Phoenix is a C# syntax-like language that uses the Arabic language to express its syntax, keywords, variable and function names, and other declarations and programming structures. Phoenix features global and local variable Scopes, Conditional Structures, Control Structures, Data Structures, Function declaration, Arithmetic calculation, Classes, Objects, Inheritance, and Polymorphism.



2. La Rose-Croix File System

La Rose-Croix File System is a Steganography file system that layers up to the NTFS file system. Its purpose is to store user files in a ciphered way to prevent their recovery using digital forensics file carving techniques. La Rose-Croix File System is also protected by a novel 4 stages Time-based One-time Password (TOTP) mechanism, where the user authenticates himself to his computer using a combination of a thumb drive, a textual security token, and an Android app that generates Time-Based Cryptograms.



3. GhostBit

GhostBit is a Steganography software that implements several novel and proprietary Steganography algorithms and techniques. GhostBit is capable of concealing secret data such as text, images, documents, PDFs, executables, music, and video into other form of data. Some of the algorithms implemented are LSB, Canny Edge Detection, Double Intermediates, Pangrams, Brightness Adjustment, NLP-based, Generation-based, and Injection-based.



4. TDWB - The Deep Web Browser

TDWB (The Deep Web Browser) is an Internet browser that features proprietary protocols allowing normal HTTP browsing, Proxy-based browsing, Trackable Proxy-based browsing, Censored browsing, and Deep Web browsing.





5. RevSneak

RevSneak is a RAT (Remote Access Trojan) and Backdoor that allows an administrator to control a remote computer system. RevSneak is a revolutionary RAT that can 1) Bypass Antivirus software & Internet Security Suites, 2) Bypass NAT devices, 3) Bypass Proxy servers, 4) Bypass Firewalls, and 5) Bypass IPS, IDS, and Active Directory. RevSneak provides several sneaking features and functionalities such as but not limited to: Remote Sneaking, File Sneaking, Typo Sneaking, Zombie Unleash, Password Digger, Hardware Nuke, Geolocation Detection, WebCam and Audio Capture, and SMS Attack.





6. D-EDI

D-EDI (Distributed Electronic Data Interchange) is a business data communication platform that provides standards for exchanging digital data via electronic means. The system is designed to support electronic ordering, shipping logistics, inventory information, stock information, and many other functionalities. The technology behind D-EDI is a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) composed of multiple services operating in a distributed fashion. The electronic format employed in the system is a proprietary standard language that allows common business procedures to be transformed into a standard data format and transferred between trading partners. The system is currently being managed and operated by a US company and is processing gigabytes of data every day.






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LACSC Office & Research Lab

LACSC Office and Research Lab are currently located in the northern area of the capital city Beirut. LACSC has also a mailing address in Dayton, Ohio, United States, which is used for correspondence between Lebanon and some of the members who are located in the US and Canada.

LACSC Research Lab houses a Computer Room and a Library which provide a working area for supporting computing research and development.


The Computer Room

The computer room contains 10 microcomputers fully equipped with the latest system and application software and a 4G Internet connection. These software include but not limited to Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Linux, MS Office 2016, AutoCAD 2017, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 6.0, SQL Server 2016, MySQL, Wireshark, and Android Studio.

The computer room also contains two high-end server powered with Dual Intel Xeon processors and 240GB RAM and MS Windows Server 2016, configured to provide IIS, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, SMTP, and POP services.
Additionally, the servers can be used to carry out theoretical as well as experimental research in parallel and distributed computing. They are for this reason equipped with a bunch of APIs for parallel computation such as MPI, MPI.NET, OpenMP, RMI, .NET Remoting, and .NET Task Parallel Library.
In addition to these two local servers, the computer room has remote access to a Virtual Private Server (VPS) and several hosting services managed by GoDaddy.Inc, USA.

The computer room also has printing facilities as it provides an HP color LaserJet printer, an HP scanner, an HP LaserJet multifunction device, and a Canon color photocopy machine.


The Library

LACSC has a small library for lab usage. It consists of over 150 textbooks on various computer science, computer engineering, and electronics topics including Programming Languages, Compiler Design, Theory of Computation, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Data Structures, Web Programming, Digital Systems, Data Communication, and Data Security. Furthermore, the library has a huge volume of electronic resources; they include over 1000 E-Books, over 5000 Journal and conference articles, hundreds of manuscripts, DVDs, white papers, and technical reports.



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For any correspondence or inquiry, please do not hesitate contacting us at the following addresses:


Postal Mail:

LACSC Office Lebanon

LACSC
P.O Box 14-5907
Antelias Post,
El Metn, Lebanon.

LACSC USA

LACSC
4505 Honeywell Court (Door 31)
Dayton, OH 45424-5760
USA

Email:

info@lacsc.org