EU-JordanNet II Projects with Jordanian partners that finished between 31/12/2011 and 31/05/2015
JEWEL - Jordan Europe Wide Enhanced research Links in ICT

JoRiew - Improving Capacity of Jordanian Research in Integrated Renewable Energy and Water Supply

WASSERMed - Water Availability and Security in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean

KHCBIO - Supporting the Establishment of a Cancer Biobank for Jordan and its Neighbouring Countries Through Knowledge Transfer & Training

RESSOL-MEDBUILD - RESearch Elevation on Integration of SOLar Technologies into MEDiterranean BUILDings

MIRA - Mediterranean Innovation and Research Cooperation Action

IJERA - Integrating Jordan into the European Research Area

JOCHERA - Jordan Conservation of Cultural Heritage in ERA

EU-JORDANNET

BioWALK 4 Biofuels

BOT-ERA “Reinforcing cooperation between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and ERA (BOT-ERA)”

J-ERA Center

LINKSCEEM-2: Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean – Phase 2

"Euro-Mediterranean research cooperation on gender and science: SHE Euro-Mediterranean Research Area” (SHEMERA)

Project name: JEWEL - Jordan Europe Wide Enhanced research Links in ICT

Thematic area: Information and Communication Technology

BRIEF SUMMARY OF OVERALL PROJECT WITH THE MAIN OBJECTIVES

JEWEL is a support Action project aimed at stimulating cooperation in the Information and Communication technologies between Europe and Jordan, in order to support Europe's leading position in ICT while ensuring mutual benefits for both Europe and Jordan. Consequently, JEWEL aimed to develop cooperation in ICT and it is applications that are relevant to the research priorities identified in the FP7 ICT Work Program 2009 and that ensured mutual benefits.

THE PROBLEM AREA ADDRESSED

Jordan with very good infrastructure and strong backgrounds in the areas of Information and Communication Technology could play very semantic role in the MENA region countries in general and between MENA and Europe in specific. Jordan learnt the lesson of benefit of cooperation between south and north of the Mediterranean early from the end of the last century, both sides signed the scientific agreement that Jordan could play very strong role in the EU projects and calls. The problem of Information and Communication Technology is one of the most research areas that Jordan could offer as a model of this agreement. More than 30 faculties in more than 35 universities have been established in Jordan, more than 6000 students graduated every year from Jordan and looking for work and job in the market. These facts could implement very scientific role in development of the country and other country in the region. JEWEL by it is activities had the main role to strength the cooperation between both sides in order to make Jordan more visible in future cooperation.

DESCRIPTION OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS

The major project achievements include:
  • Raised visibility of EU-based activities in Jordan, including insights into European Networks and Platforms regarding key research and technological challenges toward Horizon 2020.
  • Mapping of 50+ Jordanians R&D Information and Communication Technology teams from 20+ organizations, and preparation of a promotional guide with an overview of their core competences.
  • Overview of societal and industrial needs in Jordan for ICT, with focus on Modeling, Simulation, Nanoscale Effect, tools for Transistor Design.
  • 10 EU-Jordan collaborative events with participation of 500+ specialists:
  • Strategy and Action Report "EU-Jordan collaboration in Information and Communication Technology: next steps", summarizing expectations from the EU-Jordan community.
  • Proposal for themes "Low Power Design Methodologies at Nanoscale Technology" for a Coordinated ICT Call EU-Jordan, resulting from consultation process.
  • Initiation of concrete R&D EU-Jordan collaboration activities and projects - the technical discussions have been started and some initiatives are well advanced.
  • Organization of training and individual support to increase the skills of the Jordanian researchers
  • Scientific achievements research papers more than 30 publications have been published and two honors and awards have been awarded thanks ofJEWEL.
In addition, JEWEL has generated many indirect, but nevertheless, important outcomes laying the foundations for long term collaboration and enhancing the competitiveness of actors in both communities, such as contribution to initiation and execution of Jordanian-based projects in different ICT thematic research areas, helping European specialists to understand the way R&D works in Jordan as a basis for future R&D collaborations, and contributing to raise awareness regarding the topic in academic and industry organizations in Jordan due to the growth of new fields linking monitoring and control with communications and computing.

PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER AVAILABLE DOCUMENTATION

  • Atheer Shaqah, Abdoul Rjoub, Mohammed Khasawneh, Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistor Models, Accepted for publishing in 2013 IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies, Amman, Jordan.
  • Nedal R. Al-Taradeh, Mamoun F. Al-Mistarihi, Abdoul Rjoub, "Accurate Subthreshold Leakage Model for Nanoscale MOSFET Transistor," Accepted for publishing in IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems, Abu-Dabhi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Mamoun F. Al-Mistarihi, Nedal R. Al-Taradeh, and Abdoul Rjoub, "Gate Leakage Current Accurate Models for Nanoscale MOSFET Transistors," Under Revision, IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems, Abu-Dabhi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Abdoul Rjoub, Nedal Al-Taradeh, "Accurate Modeling for CMOS Inverter Overshooting time in Nanoscale Paradigm," Accepted for publishing in the 25th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2013): Micro/Nanoelectronics, Lebanon.
  • Abdoul Rjoub, Mamoun F. Al-Mistarihi, Nedal Rasmi Al-Taradeh, "Drain Induced Barrier Lowering (DIBL) Accurate Model for Nanoscale Si-MOSFET Transistor," Accepted for publishing in the 25th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2013): Micro/Nanoelectronics, Lebanon.
  • Abdoul Rjoub, Mamoun Mistarihi, Nedal Taradeh, "Bascattering Coefficient Accurate Model for Nanoscale Si-MOSFET Transistor," IEEE Faible Tension Faible Consommation, June 20-21, 2013, Paris-France.
  • Abdoul Rjoub, Mamoun Al-Mistarihi, Nedal Al-Taradeh, "Transport Mobility and Injection Velocity Model for Nanoscale MOSFET Transistor," The 8th Jordanian International Electrical and Electronics Engineering Conference, Amman-Jordan, 16 & 18 April, 2013.
  • Abdoul Rjoub, Mamoun Al-Mistarihi, Nedal Al-Taradeh, "Recent Transport Models in Nanoscale MOSFET Transistor - Study and Analysis" The 8th Jordanian International Electrical and Electronics Engineering Conference, Amman-Jordan, 16 & 18 April, 2013.
  • Abdoul Rjoub, Hassan Almanasrah, "Low Leakage Power Sequential Circuits Using Multi-Vth at Nano-Scale Transistor," Journal of Energy and Power Engineering 7 (2013).
  • Abdoul Rjoub, Hassan Manasrah, Mutasem Ajlouni, "A Fast Input Vector Control Approach for Sub-threshold Leakage Power Reduction," International Conference of MELECON, 2012, Tunisia. Tunis.
  • Abdoul Rjoub, Almanasrah Hassan, Shihab Kattab, "An efficient DELOTS Algorithm for low leakage current at nano-scale transistor", IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT), December, 6-8 2011
  • Abdoul Rjoub, Nedal Al-Taradeh, Mamoun F. Al-Mistarihi, " Modeling in Nanoscale CMOS technology: Challenges and Design Requirements," Proceedings of the "International Conference on Solar energy for MENA region (INCOSOL)". Amman, Jordan, 22-23October 2012
  • P. Chaourani, I. Pappas, S. Nikolaidis, A. Rjoub, "Pass transistor operation modeling for nanoscale technologies" International Workshop on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation (PATMOS), pp. 53-62, Madrid, Spain, Sept. 2011.
  • P. Chaourani, I. Pappas, S. Nikolaidis, A. Rjoub, "Pass transistor operation for rising ramps in both terminal inputs" 26th Conference on Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems (DCIS), Portugal, Nov. 2011
  • Calliope-Louisa Sotiropoulou, Christos Gentsos, Spiridon Nikolaidis and Abdoul Rjoub, "FPGA-based Canny Edge Detection for Real-Time Applications" 26th Conference on Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems (DCIS), Albufeira, Portugal, Nov. 2011
  • D Tzagkas, C. Varnavidou, I. Pappas, L. Voudouris, A. Rjoub, S. Nikolaidis, "Pass transistor driving RC loads in nanoscale technologies" IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), Tunisia, March 26-28, 2012.
  • L. Voudouris, A. Rjoub, S. Nikolaidis, "High speed FPGA implementation of Hough transform for real-time applications", IEEE Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (DDECS), Tallinn, Esthonia, April 18-20, 2012.
  • Pappas, L. Voudouris, S. Nikolaidis, A. Rjoub, "A new current-programmed pixel design for AMOLED displays implemented with organic thin film transistors" International Conference on Microelectronics, MIEL 2012 Conference, Nis, Serbia, May 13-16, 2012.
  • Dimitrios Tzagkas, Spyridon Nikolaidis, Abdoul Rjoub "Estimating the Starting Point of Conduction in Nanoscale CMOS Gates," International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Seville, Spain, 9-12 Dec. 2012.
  • Panagiotis Chaourani, Spyridon Nikolaidis, Abdoul Rjoub, "Subthreshold influence on Pass Transistor Operation Modeling for Nano-Scale Technologies," The 8th Jordanian International Electrical and Electronics Engineering Conference, Amman-Jordan, 16 & 18 April, 2013.