PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS LIST

Dr. Samiullah Paracha

BOOKS/CHAPTERS

  1. Paracha, S., Takahara, S., and Jehanzeb, S. (2018). Cultural Implications for Student Engagement in Online Learning. In A. V. Senthil Kumar (Eds.), Optimizing Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments, Chapter 2: 28-58, IGI Global: USA.

  2. Paracha, S., and Inoue, A., and Jehanzeb, S. (2018). Detecting Online Learners’ Reading Ability via Eye-Tracking. In A. V. Senthil Kumar (Eds.), Optimizing Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments, Chapter 8:163-185, IGI Global: USA.

  3. Paracha, S., Jehanzeb, S., and Yoshie, O., “Examining the Theoretical Schema of Shimpai Muyou! Narrative Learning Environment,” In Recent Advances in Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications, M. Grgic et al. (Eds.), SCI 231, Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp.579–609, Oct 2009.

JOURNALS

  1. Paracha, S., Clawson, K., Mitsche, N., Jehanzeb, S., and Hall, L. (2019). A Survey of Serious Games for Nation-building, Empowerment and Inclusion. Special issue of gamevironments: Nation(alism), Identity and Video Gaming. Germany. (In progress)

  2. Paracha, S., Clawson, K., Mitsche, N., Jehanzeb, S., and Hall, L. (2019). Usability Evaluation of a Serious Game Intervention on Japanese School Bullying. International Journal of Bullying Prevention. Springer. (In progress)

  3. Paracha, S., Clawson, K., Mitsche, N., and Hall, L. (2019). Using Serious Game Design and Gameplay to Sensitize Japanese Children on Bullying Victimization. Special Issue of Virtual Reality Journal on Innovations in XR and Immersive Technologies for Learning. Springer. (In progress)

  4. Paracha, S., Clawson, K., Mitsche, N., and Hall, L. (2019). Design, Development and Usability of a Virtual Environment on Moral, Social & Emotional Leaning. Special Issue of International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) on New Perspectives in Online Education: Environments, Approaches, Authoring Tools. IGI Global. (In progress)

  5. Paracha, S., Clawson, K., Mitsche, N., Jehanzeb, S., and Hall, L. (2019). Co-Design with Children: From Design Thinking to Learning. Special Issue of Open Education Studies Journal on Design Thinking for Education. De Gruyter. (In progress)

  6. Ahmadzai N., and Paracha, S. (2016). Why do projects crash & burn in fragile countries? Review of Integrative Business & Economics Research, Vol 5(1), 315-328.

  7. Paracha, S., and Yoshie, O. (2013). Fostering Deeper Reflections in Children through Interactive Educational Storytelling. Journal of Japan e-Learning Association Vol.13, pp.148-162.

  8. Paracha, S., and Yoshie, O. (2012). A Robust Interactive Narrative Framework for Edutainment. International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies, Vol. 2, No.1, pp.18-35, IGI Global.

  9. Paracha, S., and Yoshie, O. (2011). Exploring the role of Drama and Storyboarding in Learner-Centered Scenario Generation. Intelligent Decision Technologies Journal, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 237-252, IOS Press.

  10. Paracha, S., Mohamad, M. H., Jehanzeb, S., and Yoshie, O. (2009). A Review of Basic Kanji Courseware. IEEE Technology and Engineering Education (ITEE), Vol. 4, No.1/2, pp. 24-30, IEEE Education Society Student Activities Committee.

  11. Paracha, S., Mohamad, M. H., Jehanzeb, S., and Yoshie, O., “Promoting Autonomous Computer Assisted Language Learning,” Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, Vol.5, No.4, pp.493-498, April 2009.

  12. Paracha, S., and Yoshie, O. (2008). Combating Juvenile Delinquency with Empathic Agents. International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, Vol. 8, No.9, pp.196-205.

UNITED NATIONS POLICY REPORTS

  1. Best, M., Paracha, S., and Bayor, A. (2017). “Digital Peacekeeping Partnering to enhance technological experimentation and innovation within UN Peacekeeping,” In UNU-CS 3 Pager, Pelikan Projects.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCES

  1. Njeru, A.M, Omar, M.S., Sun, Y., Paracha, S., Wannous, M. (2017). Using IoT Technology to Improve Online Education Through Data Mining. Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2017, Sapporo, May 2017.

  2. Omar, M.S., Njeru, A.M, Paracha, S., Sun, Y. (2017). Mining Tweets for Education Reforms. Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2017, Sapporo, May 2017.

  3. Inoue, A., and Paracha, S. “Identifying Reading Disorders Via Eye-Tracking Technology”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016. (IEEE Best Conference Paper Award)

  4. Jaweed, A.M., Gharanai, M.H., and Paracha, S.  “An Innovative IT Support System For Afghan Ministry of Higher Education”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016. (IEEE First Prize Paper Award)

  5. Ahmadzai N., Ahmadzai, I., and Paracha, S. “Analyzing Information Communication Technology & Management Failures in Afghan dynamics”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016. (IEEE First Prize Paper Award)

  6. Gharanai, M.H., Jaweed, M.A., Shirzai, R., and Paracha, S. “In Digital Future: Revitalizing Library Management System in Afghan Educational & Cultural Settings”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016. (IEEE First Prize Paper Award)

  7. Dai, A. S., and Paracha, S. “Bringing Effectiveness, Efficiency & Transparency in Project Management Through Robust E-Procurement in Afghanistan”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016. (IEEE First Prize Paper Award)

  8. Njeru, A.N., Omar, M.S., and Paracha, S. “Learning Analytics: Supporting At-Risk Students Through Eye-Tracking Driven Robust Intelligent tutoring System”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016. (IEEE First Prize Paper Award)

  9. Makono, E., and Paracha, S. “Government Training Management System”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016.

  10. Francisco, A. R., and Paracha, S. “e-Paz: Identifying Potential Conflicts Via a Robust early warning System”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016. (IEEE First Prize Paper Award)

  11. Kabiri, M. N., and Paracha, S. “Virtual reality intervention: A Promising Deterrent To Children Drug Addiction”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016. (IEEE First Prize Paper Award)

  12. Omar, M.S., Njeru, A.N., and Paracha, S. “Using gaze Analysis For Learning Analysis To Assess Learners of Mathematics”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016. (IEEE First Prize Paper Award)

  13. Mostafa, H., and Paracha, S. “M-learning system to help in educating government employees”, Proceedings of the IEEE ICASI 2016, Okinawa, May 2016.

  14. Paracha, S., Takahara, T., and Inoue, A. “Interactive Screening of Learning Issues Via Eye-tracking Technology,” Proceedings of the 13th Learning and Technology (L&T) Conference, Jeddah, April 2016.

  15. Gharanai, M.H., Jaweed, M.A., Mwamtuya, A. N. and Paracha, S. “Taking Learning Forward through Digital Library in Afghanistan”, Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Education, e-Management and e-Learning, pp.13-17, Tokyo, 18th February 2016. (Best Paper Award/ IRES Gold Medal)

  16. Dai, A.S. and Paracha, S. “E-Tedarokat A Step Towards Improving e-Management in Afghanistan”, Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Education, e-management and e-Learning, pp.4-7, Tokyo, 18th February 2016.

  17. Jaweed, A.M., Gharanai, M.H., and Paracha, S. “The Next generation trouble Shooting System for e-Learning: E-Mushkilyabi”, Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Education, e-Management and e-Learning, Tokyo, pp.8-12, 18th February 2016.

  18. Ahmadzai N., and Paracha, S. “How to Overcome Fail Projects in Afghanistan through Valid Data Collection”, Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Education, e-Management and e-Learning, pp.18-23, Tokyo, 18th February 2016.

  19. Mwamtuya, A.N., Gharanai, M.H., and Paracha, S. “WMOS: A Shift From Manual To Digital Monitoring Of Operation & Maintenance”, Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Education, e-Management and e-Learning, pp.24-27, Tokyo, 18th February 2016. (Best Paper Award/ IRES Gold Medal)

  20. Paracha, S., Takahara, T., and Jehanzeb, S. “Understanding Eye-tracking Data for Designing Global Educational Multimedia,” the 4th FEIIC – International Conference on Engineering Education & Research 2015 (FICEER2015), 28-30th Nov, 2015.

  21. Gharanai, M.H., Ahmadi, A.R., and Paracha, S. “e-Ketabtoon: Framing the Future of e-Learning in Afghanistan”, Proceedings of the IEEE 9th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications, 15 - 17 December, 2015, SKIMA 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal, December 2015.

  22. Sokout, H., and Paracha, S. “Intelligent Tutoring System: Approaches, Researches and e-Learning Solution,” Proceedings of 2015 IEEE 8th International Workshop on Computational Intelligence & Applications, Nov 2015, pp. 53-58, Hiroshima, Japan.

  23. Mwamtuya, A.N., and Paracha, S., “Bringing Innovations in Tanzanian Water Monitoring, Operation and Maintenance Potential”, Proceedings of the IWA LESAM, Nov 2015.

  24. Gharanai, M.H., Ahmadi, A.R., Sharifi M.S., Shirzaigh, R., and Paracha, S., “Peacebuilding in Information Technology Age in Afghanistan: E-Solha,” Proceedings of the EuroMedia 2015 conference, IAFOR, UK, pp. 19-25, July 2015.

  25. Sokout, H., Gharanai, M.H., Ahmadi, A.R., and Paracha, S., “Revitalizing the Afghan Educational Assessment Paradigm through ICT,” Proceedings of 16th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD 2015), pp. 461-467, June, 2015, Takamatsu, Japan.

  26. Gharanai, M.H., A.R. Ahmadi, S.A.N. Sayedzada and Paracha, S., “e-Ketabtoon: Usher in an era of ICTs in education in Afghanistan,” Proceedings of ASEAN-ICT4SRD, pp. 95-101, Kuala Lumpur, May 2015.

  27. Gharanai, M.H., and Paracha, S., “Proposing an Innovative Library Management System for Afghanistan: E-Ketabtoon,” Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2015, IAFOR, Osaka, March 2015.

  28. Takahara, T., and Paracha, S., “Cross-Cultural Investigation of Eye-Gaze Patterns for E-Learning Content Optimization,” Proceedings of the 5th Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ACTC) 2015, IAFOR, pp. 217 – 230, Kobe, April 2015.

  29. Paracha, S., Gharanai, M.H., Ahmadi, A.R., Sokout, H., Takahara, T., and Jehanzeb, S., “Using Eye-tracking Technology To Understand Consumers’ Comprehension of Multimedia Health Information,” Proceedings of International Conference on Computer, Communication & Information Sciences, and Engineering, Vol 13(01), pp. 2291-2294, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Jan 2015.

  30. Ahmadi, A.R., Sokout, H., Gharanai, and Paracha, S., “Mobile Mediated Learning in Teachers Education in Less Resourced Region,” Proceedings of International Conference on Computer, Communication & Information Sciences, and Engineering, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Jan 2015.

  31. Sokout, H., Ahmadi. A. R., and Paracha, S. “Computer Assisted Learning in a Less Resource Region,” Proceedings of International Conference on Computer, Communication & Information Sciences, and Engineering, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Jan 2015.

  32. Nsabiyumva, W., Paracha, S., and Shima, H., “The Prospects of Smart Card based e-Health Networks in Rwanda,” Proceedings of Asian Symposium on Healthcare Without Borders, August 2014.

  33. Vunabandi, V., Paracha, S., and Matsunaga, R., “DRR System: Managing Disasters through Mobile Phones in Rwanda,” Proceedings of International Congress on Natural Sciences and Engineering (ICNSE), May 2014.

  34. Ahmadi, A. B., and Paracha, S., “MMTT System: A Potential for Improved Teaching and Learning,” Proceedings of the 4th Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ACTC) 2014, IAFOR, Osaka, April 2014. 

  35. Takahara, T., and Paracha, S., “An Analysis of the Effect of ICT Integration in Primary and Secondary Education,” Proceedings of the 4th Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ACTC) 2014, IAFOR, April 2014. 

  36. Sokout, H., and Paracha, S., “The Prospects of e-Kankor Exam Prep System in Afghanistan,” Proceedings of the 4th Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ACTC) 2014, IAFOR, April 2014.

  37. Li, X., Wu, J., Paracha, S., and Yoshie, O., “Using Planning with Action Preference in Story Generation,” 11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2013), Vienna, Austria, December 2013.

  38. Paracha, S., Jehanzeb, S., and Yoshie, O., “A Serious Game for Inculcating Islamic Values in Children,” Taibah University International Conference on Advances in Information Technology for the Holy Quran and its Sciences" (NOORIC), Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia, December 2013.

  39. Paracha, S., Jehanzeb, S., and Yoshie, O., “A Survey & Qualitative Analysis of Interactive Pedagogical Drama Systems,” International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2011), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 2011.

  40. Paracha, S., and Yoshie, O., “A Conceptual Framework for Creating Interactive Narratives,” Proceedings of IEEE-TENCON 2010, Fukuoka, pp. 275- 280, November 2010.

  41. Paracha, S., and Yoshie, O., “Agent and Multi-Agent Technology for Collaborative Learning: Applications and Case Studies,” Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligence and Information Technology (ICIIT 2010), pp. (VI) 288-292, Lahore, Pakistan, October 2010.       

  42. Paracha, S., and Yoshie, O., “Dynamic Episode Management in Interactive Narrative with Virtual Characters,” Proceedings of Electronics, Information & Systems Conference, I.E.E. of Japan, pp. 1246-1250, Kumamoto, September 2010.

  43. Paracha, S., Jehanzeb, S., and Yoshie, O., “Surveying the Architectures of Apropos Virtual Learning Environments,” Proceedings of Electronics, Information & Systems Conference, I.E.E. of Japan, pp. 1508-1512, Tokushima, September 2009.

  44. Paracha, S., Jehanzeb, S., Mehmood, A., and Yoshie, O., “Virtual Reality Intervention: A Promising Deterrent to Juvenile Delinquency in Pakistan,” Proceedings of 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control & Communication (IC4), pp. 52-57, Karachi, February 2009.

  45. Paracha, S., Khan, M. T. A., Yoshie, O., “Design Implications for Believable and Engaging Scenarios,” Proceedings of 12th IEEE, International Multi-topic Conference (INMIC), Karachi, pp. 581-586, Pakistan, December, 2008.

  46. Paracha, S., Mehmood, A., Mohammad, M.H., and Yoshie, O., “Design Issues in BasiKanji Software,” The 6th International Workshop on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), pp.1-3, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2008.

  47. Paracha, S., Khan, M. T. A., Yoshie, O., “Balancing Fabula & Interactivity: An Approach to VR Drama,” Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), pp. 321-326, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, October 2008.

  48. Paracha, S., and Yoshie, O., “Being Spectator, Being Actor: Human Computer Interaction,” Proceedings of Electronics, Information & Systems Conference, I.E.E. of Japan, pp. 6-11, Hakodate, August 2008.  (Best Paper Award)

  49. Paracha, S., Mohammad, M.H., and Yoshie, O., “Bridging the Gap between Language & Technology,” International Conference on Information & Communication Technology (ICICT), pp. 131-136, Bannu, Pakistan, August 2008. 

  50. Paracha, S., Khan, M. T. A., Yoshie, O., “Virtual Reality in Tackling Ijime Problem,” Proceedings of IEICE ET 2008-7, pp. 57-62, Fukushima, July, 2008.

  51. Paracha, S., Mehmood, A., and Yoshie, O., “Shimpai Muyou! An Innovative Ijime Combat Kit,” The 7th CIIT Workshop on Research in Computing (CWRC Spring 2008), pp.139-144, Lahore, Pakistan, June 2008.