Shah Jamal Alam

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Technology MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. He is a Doctorate in E-commerce. Prior to joining at UiTM he was a coordinator of Postgraduate program and an active member of the faculty research committee in the Faculty of Business and Law at Multimedia University, Malaysia. His teaching and research interest are internet marketing, E-commerce, mobile E-commerce. His(More)
Reference and information services have always been the main component of library services. They provide personalized assistance to library users in accessing suitable information resources to meet their needs. This paper attempts to describe the paradigm of reference and information services in the digital library environment. This paper highlights the(More)
HIV/AIDS is a key concern in South Africa. However, its impact cannot be examined in isolation of other stresses, such as food insecurity, high climate variability, market fluctuations, and poor governance. In this paper, we present an agent-based simulation model of the social impacts of HIV/AIDS in villages in the Vhembe district, Limpopo Province, South(More)
In this paper, the implications of applying the idea of gift exchange mechanism, inspired from Pierre Bourdieu's sociological theories, into a market-based multiagent system are explored. Our work is directed in the continuation of investigations by Knabe (2002), who addressed the formation of different organizations structures between providers in a(More)
In this paper, we present an agent-based simulation model of the social impacts of HIV/AIDS in villages in the Sekhukhune district of the Limpopo province in South Africa. AIDS is a major concern in South Africa, not just in terms of disease spread but also in term of its impact on society and economic development. The impact of the disease cannot however(More)
Malaysia is the second largest world producer of palm oil (Elaeis guineensis) with current planted area of plantations around 4.69 million ha. Oil palm contributes of about 75 percent of total planted area as compared to other agricultural tree crops. Since the oil palm plantations play an important roles in the economic and sources of income to Malaysia,(More)
—A new antenna structure is formed by combining the concept of reconfigurable planar antenna array (RPAA) with the parasitic elements to produce beam steering patterns. The antenna has been integrated with the PIN diode switches that enable the beam to be steered in the desired direction. This has been done by changing the switch state to either on or off(More)
We have developed an agent-based simulation model based on a real case study in the Sekhukhune district of the Limpopo province in South Africa. The work reported here is part of an ongoing project that deals with social complexity emerging from bottom-up as a result of individuals' interaction. We model these interactions at the individual and the(More)