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Developing university schedules that could take into account factors such as faculties' preferences to courses, timeslots, and classrooms, in a timely fashion while being unbiased and meeting university requirements, is a hurdle in many universities around the world.This paper exploits the use of three-stage integer goal programming (IGP) technique to solve(More)
An implementation of the International Freight Simultaneous Transportation Equilibrium Model (IFSTEM) that developed in United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), to the goods trade through the ports and lands of Jordon, Syria, and Lebanon is presented. Although some socioeconomic variables, which are not available, were(More)
With increased longevity and increased prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and obesity, dementia is likely to raise three to fourfold. The diagnosis of the Alzheimer's type dementia is being challenged as the majority of the dementias appear to be of the mixed type. Biological and genetic factors combined with life style choices play a role(More)
The focus of this papere is to present an intuitive end-user Decision Support System (DSS) for portfolio selection based on Mean-Variance (M-V) Model of portfolio selection by Markowitz [1952, 1991]. The DSS utilizes a Goal Linear Programming (GLP) model for fulfiling the investor's objectives and preferences in terms rate of return, risk and asset(More)
Static transportation network equilibrium models have evolved from traditional sequential models to simultaneous (combined) models, and then to the multiclass simultaneous models to improve prediction of traffic flows. Most Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) models, however, still deal only with the trip assignment step (traveler route choice) that is one of(More)
Although brain changes and functional capacity impairment occur in both normal and abnormal aging, it is the extent of change which determines competency status. Dementia to some degree afflicts 10 percent to 15 percent of 30 million Americans over age 65. History, age-normed neuropsychological testing, and laboratory investigations are essential to(More)
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