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ISI Impact Factor Journals

  • Qusay I. Sarhan, Bestoun S. Ahmed, Miroslav Bures, and Kamal Z. Zamli, “Software Module Clustering: An In-Depth Literature Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, In Press, Impact Factor = 6.1.
  • Miroslav Bures, Miroslav Macik, Bestoun S. Ahmed, Vaclav Rechtberger, and Pavel Slavik, “Testing the Usability and Accessibility of Smart TV Applications Using an Automated Model-based Approach”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 66, Issue, 2, PP. 134-143, May 2020, Impact Factor = 2.083. Download
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed, Eduard Enoiu, Wasif Afzal, and Kamal Z. Zamli, “An Evaluation of Monte Carlo-Based Hyper-Heuristic for Interaction Testing of Industrial Embedded Software Applications” Soft Computing Journal, Springer, Vol. 24, PP. 13929–13954, 2020. Impact Factor = 2.784 Download
  • Imad H. Hasan, Bestoun S Ahmed, Moayad Y. Potrus, and Kamal Z. Zamli, “Generation and Application of Constrained Interaction Test Suites Using Base Forbidden Tuples with a Mixed Neighborhood Tabu Search”, International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 2020. Impact Factor = 0.6. Download
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed, Angelo Gargantini, Kamal Z. Zamli, Cemal Yilmaz, Miroslav Bures, and Marek Szeles, “Code-Aware Combinatorial Interaction Testing”, IET Software Journal, 2019. Impact Factor = 0.695. Download
  • Thair Shakir Mahmoud, Bestoun S. Ahmed, and Mohammed Y. Hassan, “The role of intelligent generation control algorithms in optimizing battery energy storage systems size in microgrids: A case study from Western Australia” Energy Conversion and Management Journal, 2019, Vol. 196, PP. 1335-1352, Impact Factor = 7.18. the paper can be found here
  • Miroslav Bures and Bestoun S. Ahmed, “Employment of Multiple Algorithms for Optimal Path-based Test Selection Strategy”, Accepted for publication in Information and Software Technology, 2019, Impact Factor=2.62. Download
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed and Miroslav Bures, “EvoCreeper: Automated Black-Box Model Generation for Smart TV Applications” Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 2019. Impact Factor=1.8
  • Ibrahim-Anka Salihu, Rosziati Ibrahim, Bestoun S. Ahmed, Kamal Z. Zamli, and Asmau Usman, ” AMOGA: A Static-Dynamic Model Generation Strategy for Mobile Apps Testing”, IEEE Access, 2019, Vol. 7, Issue 1, PP. 17158-17173, Impact Factor = 3.557.
  • Miroslav Bures, Bestoun S. Ahmed, and Kamal Z. Zamli, “Prioritized Process Test: An Alternative to Current Process Testing Strategies” accepted  Int’l Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Impact factor = 0.397. Download
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed, Miroslav Bures, Karel Frajtak, and Tomas Cerny, “Aspects of Quality in the Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions: A Systematic Mapping Study” IEEE Access, 2019, Vol. 7, Issue 1, PP. 13758-13780. Impact Factor = 3.557. Download
  • Kamal Z. Zamli, Fakhrud Din, Bestoun S. Ahmed, and Miroslav Bures, “A Hybrid Q-Learning Sine-Cosine-based Strategy for Addressing the Combinatorial Test Suite Minimization Problem”,  PLoS One, Volume: 13, Issue:5, Pages: 1-29, (2018), [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 2.76] Download Preprint
  • Miroslav Bures, Karel Frajtak, Bestoun S. Ahmed, “Tapir: Automation Support of Exploratory Testing Using Model Reconstruction of the System Under Test”, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Volume: 67, Issue:2, Pages: 557-580, (2018). [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor= 2.79] Download Preprint
  • Hong Min, Taesik Kim, Junyoung Heo, Tomas Cerny, SriramSankaran, Bestoun S. Ahmed, and Jinman Jung, “Pattern Matching Based Sensor Identification Layer for an Android Platform”, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal, (2018), [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 0.86] Download Preprint
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed, Kamal Z. Zamli, Wasif Afzal, and Miroslav Bures, “Constrained Interaction Testing: A Systematic Mapping Study”, IEEE Access Journal, Volume:5, Pages 25706-25730, (2017). [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor= 3.5] Download Preprint
  • Abdullah B. Nasser, Kamal Z. Zamli, AbdulRahman Al-Sewari, and Bestoun S. Ahmed “An Elitist-Flower Pollination based Strategy for Constructing Sequence and Sequence-less T- Way Test Suite Generation,” International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, Volume 12, Issue 2, (2018), [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor= 2.26]. Download
  • Abdullah B. Nasser, Kamal Z. Zamli, AbdulRahman A. Alsewari, and Bestoun S. Ahmed, “Hybrid flower pollination algorithm strategies for t-way test suite generation”, PLoS One, Volume: 13, Issue: 5, (2018), [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 2.79]. Download
  • Miroslav Bures, Tomas Cerny, Karel Frajtak, and Bestoun S. Ahmed, “Testing the Consistency of Business Data Objects Using Extended Static Testing of CRUD Matrices”, Cluster Computing, Accepted for Publication, (2017), [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 2.04]. Download Preprint
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed, Luca M. Gambardella, Wasif Afzal, and Kamal Z. Zamli, “Handling Constraints in Combinatorial Interaction Testing in the presence of Multi-Objective Particle Swarm and Multithreading”, Information and Software Technology, Volume: 86, Pages: 20-36, (2017), Elsevier. [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 1.569]. Download Pre-print
  • Kamal Z. Zamli, Fakhrud Din, Graham Kendall, Bestoun S Ahmed, “An Experimental Study of Hyper-Heuristic Selection and Acceptance Mechanism for Combinatorial t-way Test Suite Generation”, Information Science, Volume: 399, Pages 121-153, (2017), Elsevier. [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 3.364]. Download Preprint
  • Kamal Z. Zamli, Fakhrud Din, Salmi Baharom and Bestoun S Ahmed, “Fuzzy Adaptive Teaching Learning-based Optimization Strategy for the Problem of Generating Mixed Strength t-way Test Suites”, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 59 (March), pp.35-50, (2017), [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 2.36 ]. Download Pre-print
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed, Mouayad A. Sahib, Luca M. Gambardella, Wasif Afzal, and Kamal Z. Zamli “Optimum Design of PIλDμ Controller for an Automatic Voltage Regulator System Using Combinatorial Test Design”, PLoS One 11(11), 2016, [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 3.54].
  • Mouayad A. Sahib, and Bestoun S. Ahmed, “A new multiobjective performance criterion used in PID tuning optimization algorithms”, Journal of Advanced Research, Volume: 7, Issue: 1, Pages 125-134, (2016) Elsevier. [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 4.3].
  • Thair Mahmoud, Bestoun S. Ahmed, ” An Efficient Covering Array Construction Strategy Using Fuzzy Logic-based Adaptive Swarm Optimisation for the Use of Software Testing”, Expert Systems with Applications, Accepted for publication, (2015), Elsevier. [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor=2.24].
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed, Mouayad A. Sahib, and Moayad Y. Potrus, ” Generating Combinatorial Test Cases Using Simplified Swarm Optimization (SSO) Algorithm for Automated GUI Functional Testing”, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, 17 (4), Pages 218-226, (2014) Elsevier. Impact Factor=3.21
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed, “Test Case Minimization Approach Using Fault Detection and Combinatorial Optimization Techniques for Configuration-Aware Structural Testing”, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, Vol. 19, Issue 22, PP. 737-753, 2015, Elsevier. Impact Factor=3.21.
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed, Taib Sh. Abdulsamad, and Moayad Y. Potrus “The Achievement of Minimized Combinatorial Test Suite for Software Functional Testing Using Cuckoo Optimization Algorithm”, Information and Software Technology, 66(2015): 13-29, (2015), Elsevier. [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor=1.569].
  • Moayad Y. Potrus, Umi Kalthum Ngah, and Bestoun S. Ahmed, ” An Evolutionary Harmony Search Algorithm with Dominant Point Detection for Recognition-based segmentation of Online Arabic Text Recognition”, Ain Shams Engineering Journal (ASEJ), 5(4): 1129–1139 (2014), Elsevier. [Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 3.01 ].
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed and Kamal Z. Zamli, and Chee Peng Lim,” Application of Particle Swarm Optimization for Uniform and Variable Strength Covering Array Construction” Applied Soft Computing Journal, 12(4): 1330-1347, (2012), Elsevier. [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 2.81].
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed, Kamal Z. Zamli, and Chee Peng Lim, “Constructing a T-Way Interaction Test Suite Using the Particle Swarm Optimization Approach,” International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information, and Control (IJICIC), 8(1A): 431-452, (2012). [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 2.97, SNIP = 0.93, IPP = 1.2]. 
  • Bestoun S. Ahmed and Kamal Z. Zamli, “A Variable-Strength Interaction Test Suites Generation Strategy Using Particle Swarm Optimization,” Journal of Systems and Software, 84(12): 2171-2185, (2011), Elsevier. [ISI, Indexed by Scopus, Impact Factor = 1.35, SNIP = 2.4, IPP = 1.975].

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