The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities with a proud, Australian heritage. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia, UOWD represented a very early Australian initiative in the UAE. From a small beginning at Almullah Plaza, through its landmark presence at Jumeirah Beach Road and to its current location at Dubai Knowledge Village, UOWD is recognized as being an integral part of Dubai. Today, as an independent UAE institution of higher education, UOWD attracts students not just from the UAE and Australia but from all over the world. Approximately 2,500 students comprising more than 80 nationalities are currently enrolled at UOWD and enjoy a quality academic experience.


Papers from 2020

Effects of smart city service channel- and user-characteristics on user satisfaction and continuance intention, Taghreed Abu Salim, May El Barachi, Okey Peter Onyia, and Sujith Samuel Mathew


Effect of crude-oil-contaminated soil on the geotechnical behaviour of piles foundation, Mohanad Alfach and Stephen Wilkinson

A sentiment reporting framework for major city events: Case study on the China-United States trade war, Manar AlKhatib, May El Barachi, Abolfazl AleAhmad, Farhad Oroumchian, and Khaled Shaalan

Impact of loan portfolio diversification on central bank performance and risk mitigation, Syeda Ayesha, Syeda Fatima, and Latha Krishnadas

Internet of Things (IoT): Securing the Next Frontier in Connectivity, Soly Mathew Biju and Alex Mathew


A novel pre-class learning content approach for the implementation of flipped classrooms, Soly Mathew Biju, Ayodeji Salau, Joy Eneh, Vincent Sochima, and Izuchukwu Ozue


Comparative Study between Wearable Sensor and Cuff Arm Blood Pressure Meter in Measuring Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Monitor Using Statistical Approach, E Cheng, E Lim, W H. Tan, W Mustafa, S Syed Idrus, N F. Mohd Nasir, Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek, H Beh, Y Lee, and S Mou Yusop


An artificial intelligence based crowdsensing solution for on-demand accident scene monitoring, May El Barachi, Faouzi Kamoun, Jannatul Ferdaos, Mouna Makni, and Imed Amri

Franchisee advisory councils and justice: franchisees finding their voice, Anthony Grace, Lorelle Prof Lorelle Frazer, Scott Weaven, Helen Perkins, Wei Shao, and Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo

A green, energy, and trust-aware multi-objective cloud coalition formation approach, Souad Hadjres, Fatna Belqasmi, May El Barachi, and Nadjia Kara


Sustainability report practices in Indonesia: Context, policy, and readability, Iman Harymawan, Fajar Putra, Tanaya Agni, and Khairul Kamarudin

The effects of information disclosure regulation on stock markets: Evidence from Vietnam, Trang Cam Hoang, Huy Pham, Vikash Ramiah, Imad Moosa, and Danh Le

Analytical confinement model for square section confined with circular ties, Kamal Jaafar and Karol S. Sikora

An Assessment of the Dubai Metro Service's Performance Using SCOR Model and ARENA Simulation, Niyazudeen Kaamarudeen, Balan Sundarakani, and Ioannis Manikas


Investor protection, cross-listing and accounting quality, Khairul Kamarudin, Akmalia Ariff, and Aziz Jaafar

Intensity of product market competition, institutional environment and accrual quality, Khairul Kamarudin, Akmalia Ariff, and Wan Adibah Wan Ismail


A geolocation-aware mobile crowdsourcing solution for the emergency supply of oxygen cylinders, Faouzi Kamoun, May El Barachi, Abderrazak Hachani, Fatna Belqasmi, Amir Said, and Imed Amri


Flexible Co-Planar Waveguide (CPW)-Fed Y-Shaped Patch UWB Antenna for Off-Body Communication, S Kassim, Hasliza Rahim, Ping Soh, Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek, Muzammil Jusoh, Mohd Jamaluddin, N Sabli, M Yassin, T Sabapathy, F Wee, M Osman, and N L. Ismail

UWB Antenna with Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC) for 5G Applications, Syuhaimi Kassim, Hasliza Rahim, Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek, R Ahmad, Mohd Jamaluddin, Muzammil Jusoh, D Mohsin, N Yahya, F Wee, Ismahayati Adam, and K A. Rani


Raising Awareness on Contract Cheating -Lessons Learned from Running Campus-Wide Campaigns, Zeenath Reza Khan, Priyanka Hemnani, Sanjana Raheja, and Jefin Joshi

Mentoring to Affect Student Perceptions of Academic Integrity, Zeenath Reza Khan, Sabiha Mumtaz, and Salma Rakhman

Let's get everyone involved! The effects of transformational leadership and organizational culture on organizational excellence, Flevy Lasrado and Rassel Kassem

Designing a curriculum in light of constructive alignment: A case study analysis, Flevy Lasrado and Nandini Kaul

Flexible UWB Compact Circular Split-Ring Slotted Wearable Textile Antenna for Off-Body Millimetre-Wave 5G Mobile Communication, H Lee, Hasliza Rahim, Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek, R Ahmad, Mohd Jamaluddin, Muzammil Jusoh, D Mohsin, F Wee, Ismahayati Adam, N Yahya, and K A. Rani

Enterprises and future disruptive technological innovations: Exploring blockchain ledger description framework (BLDF) for the design and development of blockchain use cases, H C. Lim

Skill development: role of industry-academia dyadic collaboration for sustaining the construction supply chain in rural India, Sushmera Manikandan, Balan Sundarakani, and Vijay Pereira

Entrepreneurial leadership in Middle East sport businesses: The impact of gender differences in cultural values, Majd Megheirkouni, Alison Thirlwall, and Ammar Mejheirkouni

Differential roles of push and pull factors on escape for travel: Personal and social identity perspectives, Noela Michael, Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo, Ian Michael, and Sreejith Balasubramanian

COVID-19 created chaos across the globe: Three novel quarantine epidemic models, Bimal Mishra, Ajit Keshri, Yerra Rao, Binay Mishra, Buddhadeo Mahato, Syeda Ayesha, Bansidhar Rukhaiyyar, Dinesh Saini, and Aditya Singh

The origin of the US-China trade war, Nisreen Moosa, Vikash Ramiah, Huy Tung Pham, and Alastair Watson


Expanding customer engagement: the role of negative engagement, dual valences and contexts, Kay Naumann, Jana Bowden, and Mark Gabbott

Drivers and outcomes of brand engagement in self-concept for luxury fashion brands, Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo, Lester Johnson, and Monica Rossi

Modelling the hygro-mechanical creep behaviour of FRP reinforced timber elements, Conan O'Ceallaigh, Karol S. Sikora, Daniel McPolin, and Annette Harte

Investigating Investments in agility strategies in overcoming the global financial crisis - The case of Indian IT/BPO offshoring firms, Vijay Pereira, Pawan Budhwar, Yama Temouri, Ashish Malik, and Shlomo Tarba

Investigating Institutional, Economic and Social Determinants of European Regions for Firm Growth Through Employment Generation, Vijay Pereira, Carlo Corradini, Yama Temouri, and Kamel Mellahi

Relating wind-induced gas transport in porous media to wind speed and medium characteristics, A Pourbakhtiar, T Poulsen, M Faghihinia, K Papadikis, and Stephen Wilkinson

Multi-BS association and Pilot Allocation via Pursuit Learning, Naufan Raharya, Wibowo Hardjawana, Obada Al Khatib, and Branka Vucetic


Pursuit Learning-Based Joint Pilot Allocation and Multi-Base Station Association in a Distributed Massive MIMO Network, Naufan Raharya, Wibowo Hardjawana, Obada Al Khatib, and Branka Vucetic

Effect of concrete modification on shear of connections for timber-concrete composites, Pierre Richard, Zuowei Liu, Thierry Descamps, and Karol S. Sikora

Enhanced microwave absorption of rice husk-based pyramidal microwave absorber with different lossy base layer, Lee Seng, Soh Jack, You Yeow, Wee Hoon, Lee Yew, Gan Seng, and F Malek


Robust facility location decisions for resilient sustainable supply chain performance in the face of disruptions, Balan Sundarakani, Vijay Pereira, and Alessio Dr Ishizaka


Corrosion resistance of electrified railway tunnels made of steel fibre reinforced concrete, Kangkang Tang and Stephen Wilkinson

Flexible RFID Tag Antenna Design, Fwen Wee, Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek, Been Yew, Yeng Lee, Siti Zuraidah Ibrahim, and Hasliza Rahim


Green Nanocomposite-Based Metamaterial Electromagnetic Absorbers: Potential, Current Developments and Future Perspectives, Nurul Yah, Hasliza Rahim, Ping Soh, Mohdfareq Abdulmalek, R Ahmad, Muzammil Jusoh, Lee Seng, Mohd Jamaluddin, and Mohd Yasin

Factors influencing the spread of green building projects in the UAE, Zinah Yas and Kamal Jaafer

Miniaturized Two-Section Branch-Line Coupler Using Open-Stub Slow-Wave Structure, Kok You, Jaw Chong, Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek, Yeng Lee, and Sehar Mirza

Green Supply Chain Management and Corporate Performance: Developing a Roadmap for Future Research Using a Mixed Method Approach, Hassan Younis, Balan Sundarakani, and G Barry O'Mahony

Seriously, conspicuous consumption? The impact of culture, materialism and religiosity on Malaysian Generation Y consumers' purchasing of foreign brands, Norhayati Zakaria, Wan Wan-Ismail, and Asmat Abdul-Talib

Papers from 2019

Energy-efficient and delay-aware mobile cloud offloading over cellular networks, Shaun Abraham, Obada Al Khatib, and Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek

Gender in service quality expectations in hospitals: The role of cognitive and affective components, Taghreed Abu-Salim, Nermeen Mustafa, Okey Peter Onyia, and Alastair Watson


The relationship between TQM practices and organisational innovation outcomes: Moderating and mediating the role of slack, Taghreed Abu-Salim, Balan Sundarakani, and Flevy Lasrado

Understanding the Business Value Creation Process for Business Intelligence Tools in the UAE, Afrah Ahmed, Shafiz Affendi Mohd Yusof, and Farhad Oroumchian


Tunisian terrorist fighters: a grassroots perspective, Imene Ajala


An empirical study of relationships between goal alignment, centralised decision-making, commitment to networking and supply chain effectiveness using structural equation modelling, Dalal Albishri, Balan Sundarakani, and Bostjan Gomisek

Minimization of threshold-current dependence of quantum dot laser using inn, Md Abdullah Al Humayun, M A. Rashid, and Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek

Analysing the Sentiments of Opinion Leaders in Relation to Smart Cities' Major Events, Manar AlKhatib, Abolfazl AleAhmad, May El Barachi, Farhad Oroumchian, and Khaled Shaalan

An Arabic social media based framework for incidents and events monitoring in smart cities, Manar AlKhatib, May El Barachi, and Khaled Shaalan


Spectrum Sharing in Multi-Tenant 5G Cellular Networks: Modelling and Planning, Obada Al Khatib, Wibowo Hardjawana, and Branka Vucetic


Optimized energy aware resource allocation algorithm using software defined network technology, Ranya Al-Musawi and Obada Al Khatib

Cloud computing based e-learning systems for educational institutions in developing countries, Alaa Ibrahim Mahmood Al-Nuaimi and Shafiz Affendi Mohd Yusof

A Blockchain based Architecture for the Detection of Fake Sensing in Mobile Crowdsensing, Mohamad Arafeh, May El Barachi, Azzam Mourad, and Fatna Belqasmi

The determinants of recovery from the Black Saturday bushfire: demographic factors, behavioural characteristics and financial literacy, Ammar Asbi, Vikash Ramiah, Xi Yu, Damien Wallace, Nisreen Moosa, and Krishna Reddy

Toward monetizing personal data: A two-sided market analysis, Ahmed Bataineh, Rabeb Mizouni, Jamal Bentahar, and May El Barachi


Benefits of Working in Pairs in Problem Solving and Algorithms - Action Research, Soly Mathew Biju


Radio frequency radiation measurement for base tower station safety compliances: A case study in Pulau Pinang Malaysia, K Bin Khuzairi, Hasliza Rahim, Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek, and Mohd Warip

Drivers and outcomes of relationship quality with professional service firms: An SME owner-manager perspective, Riza Casidy and Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo

Service innovation and adoption in industrial markets: An SME perspective, Riza Casidy, Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo, and Mayoor Mohan


A Novel Quality and Reliability-Based Approach for Participants' Selection in Mobile Crowdsensing, May El Barachi, Assane Lo, Sujith Mathew, and Kiyan Afsari

EpiSense: Towards a smart solution for epileptic patients' care, May El Barachi, Farhad Oroumchian, Rabia Rauf, Uroosa Khan, Beschier al Hassooni, Alexander al Basosi, and Shaza Kazia

Multi-model deep learning for cloud resources prediction to support proactive workflow adaptation, Hadeel El-Kassabi, Mohamed Serhani, Salah Bouktif, and Abdelghani Benharref

Towards a high-performance platform for sonic interaction interfaces, Stefano Fasciani and Manohar Vohra

Building dynamic capabilities for high margin product development: a corporate control style perspective, Myropi Garri, Lee Spicer, Vijay Pereira, Yama Temouri, Ashish Malik, and Shlomo Tarba

Emirati Diplomacy: A Non-Western Perspective, William Gueraiche

International cooperation, the UAE soft power?, William Gueraiche

Corporate governance and performance of microfinance institutions: recent global evidences, Namrata Gupta and Anita Mirchandani

An SLA-Aware Cloud Coalition Formation Approach for Virtualized Networks, Souad Hadjres, Nadjia Kara, May El Barachi, and Fatna Belqasmi


Enhancement of the Duty Cycle Cooperative Medium Access Control for Wireless Body Area Networks, Dalal Hammood, Hasliza Rahim, R Ahmad, Ahmed Alkhayyat, Mohammad Salleh, Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek, Muzammil Jusoh, and Qammer Abbasi

Dubai's taxi-ng life: Pakistani cab drivers & perceptions of discrimination from passengers, Sarmad Ishfaq

Evaluating Stakeholder's level of involvement in project execution phase, Kamal Jaafar and Shafiz Affendi Mohd Yusof

Inclusion as an Enabler to Sustainable Innovations in Smart Cities: A Multi-Level Framework, Payyazhi Jayashree, Feras Hamza, May El Barachi, and Ghazaleh Gholami


Measuring performance of a pharmaceutical company in the MENA region by means of the cash flow statement, Leonie Jooste

Examining the impact of cultural intelligence on knowledge sharing: Role of moderating and mediating variables, Jeevan Jyoti, Vijay Pereira, and Sumeet Kour

UWB Nanocellulose Coconut Coir Fibre Inspired Antenna for 5G Applications, Syuhaimi Kassim, Hasliza Rahim, Mohd Fareq Abdul Malek, Nur Sabli, and Mohammad Salleh

An ISM approach to modeling: antecedents of e-cheating in higher education, Zeenath Reza Khan and Sreejith Balasubramanian

Preliminary Review - Universities' Open Source Academic Integrity Policies in the UAE, Zeenath Reza Khan, Halim Khelalfa, Jawahitha Sarabdeen, Priyanka Harish, and Sanjana Raheja

Whose work is it anyway? Exploring the existence of contract cheating in the UAE context, Zeenath Reza Khan, Sabiha Mumtaz, Priyanka Hemnani, and Sanjana Raheja

E'ntries all the way using online reflective journal writing as innovative tool to enhance student understanding and performance in ethics courses for information age, Zeenath Reza Khan and Swathi Venugopal

The influence of particle elongations on direct shear behaviour of granular materials using DEM, Shiva Prashanth Kumar Kodicherla, Guobin Gong, Z X. Yang, Kristian Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft, Lei Fan, Charles K. S Moy, and Stephen Wilkinson

Reliance jio-late, but the latest and later?, Swati Kulkarni and Prakash Vel

Examining the role of marketing motives and benefits of quality award frameworks, Flevy Lasrado

Fostering Creativity and Innovation: Creating a Sustainable Innovation Environment in the United Arab Emirates, Flevy Lasrado

Improving service quality: Examining the drivers and outcomes of TQM internalization in organizations, Flevy Lasrado and Munyaradzi W. Nyadzayo

Go green! Exploring the organizational factors that influence self-initiated green behavior in the United Arab Emirates, Flevy Lasrado and Norhayati Zakaria

Internalizing a Culture of Business Excellence: Perspectives from Quality Professionals, Flevy Lasrado and Norhayati Zakaria


No-Size-Fits-All: Collaborative Governance as an Alternative for Addressing Labour Issues in Global Supply Chains, Sun Lee, Kamel Mellahi, Michael J. Mol, and Vijay Pereira

Self and regulated governance simulation: Exploring governance for blockchain technology, Hock Chuan Lim


Analyticity and mixing properties in classical models Kac type, Assane Lo and Ziad Choucair

Forecasting inflation in a small open developing economy, Ashwin Madhou, Tayushma Sewak, Imad Moosa, and Vikash Ramiah

Forecasting the GDP of a small open developing economy: an application of FAVAR models, Ashwin Madhou, Tayushma Sewak, Imad Moosa, and Vikash Ramiah

Exercise Intensity in Exergaming: An approach by GameFiTT, Khasnur Abd Malek, Mazapuspavina Md-Yasin, Ilham Ameera Ismail, Zahirah Tharek, Nik Munirah Nasir, Hashbullah Ismail, H C. Lim, Mohamed Fareq Malek, and Nahar Azmi Mohamed