MELECON 2014 is an IEEE Region 8 flagship conference with a long standing history of excellence. We are striving to make this seventeenth version of MELECON a memorable success story. All papers will be peer blind reviewed by three reviewers. All presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore, publishing of the papers will be subject to IEEE approval of the form and the quality of the papers. We welcome submissions from all over the world covering diverse topics in electrical, communications, biomedical and computer engineering. The objectives of the conference are to provide high quality research and professional interactions for the advancement of science and technology. The conference will feature social and touristic events during and after the conference to showcase the heritage and history of Beirut and Lebanon.