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Mustafa Jarrar
Full Professor
Computer Science, Birzeit University
mjarrar(a)birzeit.edu
Biography
A full professor of Computer Science, at Birzeit University in Palestine. He was a Fulbright visiting professor at the University at Buffalo in the USA (2016-2017), a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Cyprus (2007-2009), and a senior research scientist at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1999-2007), where he completed his Masters (2000) and PhD (early 2005). He has won several prestigious awards including, among others, the Shoman Arab Researchers Award in Technology, Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Arabic Language, and Google Faculty Research Award. Prof. Jarrar has published 75+ articles and refereed reports in the areas of Ontology Engineering, Lexical Semantics, Natural Language processing, Semantic Web, and Databases. He chaired 23 international workshops, a PC member of 100+ journals/conferences, a coordinator/manager of 25 large EU project, a full member of the IFIP2.6 on Database Semantics, the IFIP2.12 on Web Semantics, and the UN ESCWA Technology Centre Board of Governors, among others. Prof. Jarrar is also the founder of both Sina Institute for Knowledge Engineering and Language Technologies, and the Palestinian eGovernment Academy. He also served voluntarily as an advisor at the Palestinian ministry of Telecom & IT for e-government topics, where he developed and chaired the Palestinian e-Government Interoperability Framework (called Zinnar).
بالعربيه

Research Interests
Natural Language Processing,   Lexical Semantics,   Ontology Engineering,   Data Engineering,   Semantic Web
Lexical Databases, Dialects, Social Media, Knowledge Graphs, Graph Databases, eGovernment, Data Integration, Interoperability, Linked-Data, Cultural Heritage, Upper Level Ontologies

Scientific Awards
  1. Abdul Hameed Shoman Arab Researchers Award (2019)
    ($20000) Technology - distinguished research on Arabic computational linguistics.
  2. Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for the Arabic Language (2019)
    ($70000) Best intelligent applications - Lexicographic Search Engine.
  3. Best Poster Award (2019)
    The 2nd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge.
  4. 2nd Best Paper Award (2017)
    The 8th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology.
  5. Fulbright Visiting Scholar (2016)
    (1 year) spent at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.
  6. Google Faculty Research Award (2016)
    ($51000) for developing an Arabic large-scale lexicographic database.
  7. The EU Marie Curie Fellowship (2007)
    (2 years) from the European Union, spent at the University of Cyprus.
  8. Best Paper Award (2002)
    The International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics.
  9. BTC Doctoral Scholarship (2000)
    (3 years) from the Belgian Ministry of Cooperation, spent at the Free University of Brussels.

Research Grants
  1. Arabic Lemon (Principal Investigator)
    ($16000) from Birzeit University. [December 2018 - December 2019]
    To modernize and represent Arabic lexical resources using the W3C’s Lemon Model.
  2. MOSIAC (Partner)
    (€798,000) from European Union FP7, No. 612076, 13 Partners, [2014 - 2015].
    To foster R&D cooperation between the EU and Mediterranean countries on societal challenges.
  3. Arabic Ontology (Principal Investigator)
    ($14500) seed funding from Birzeit University, [2010 - 2012].
    To develop an Arabic Ontology; a formal specification of the concepts of all Arabic words. Similar to Arabic WordNet, but with ontological principles.
  4. VerbMesh (Principal Investigator)
    ($11500) from Birzeit University. [July 2014 - January 2016]
    To develop a large-scale graph of the Arabic verbs, and their inflectional relations.
  5. Curras (Principal Investigator)
    ($35000) from the Research Council- Ministry Of Higher Education, [December 2013 - December 2015]
    To develop a well-annotated corpus of the Palestinian Arabic dialect.
  6. Zinnar - The Palestinian e-Government Interoperability Framework (Inventor)
    Voluntary Consultancy for the Palestinian Government.
    A framework to enable e-governmental and e-services in Palestine (adopted by all ministries).
  7. SIERA (Coordinator)
    (€560,000) from European Union FP7 (No. 295006), 5 Partners, [October 2011 - September 2014].
    To build multilingual and multi-cultural knowledge sharing technologies.
  8. Palestinian e-Governance Academy (PalGov I) (Coordinator)
    (€564,964) from the European Union TEMPUS (No. 511159), 11 partners, [2010 - 2012]
    Capacity building for Palestinian ministries to gain the know-how for implementing e-government, in three main areas (interoperability, security, IT-laws).
  9. GovSeer (Partner)
    (€50,000) from Italy CooperLink, 2 partners, [2010 - 2012].
    Ontology-Based Interoperability of e-Government Services.
  10. MashQL (Principal Investigator)
    (Non-funded project) to develop a novel approach for querying the Data Web (Web 3.0).
  11. SEARCHiN (Fellowship)
    Funded by the European Union Marie Curie actions. 3 years. SEARCHing In a Networked World.
  12. Knowledge Web (Partner)
    (€6,700,000) from the European Union FP6-IST-2002-507482 Networks of Excellence, [January 2004 - December 2007]
    Supporting the transition of Ontology technology from Academia to Industry.
  13. Innovanet (Partner)
    Funded the European Union FP5-IST-2001-38422.
    Innovation engineering for the support of scientific discovery.
  14. CCFORM (Partner)
    (€594,591) from the European Union FP5-IST-2001-34908 Networks of Excellence, [June 2002 - November 2003]
    Consumer Complaint FORM for online resolution mechanisms.
  15. OntoWeb (Partner)
    (€1,865,799) from the European Union FP5-IST-2000-29243 Thematic network, [June 2001 - May 2004]
    Ontology-based Information Exchange for Knowledge Management and Electronic Commerce.
  16. Namic (Partner)
    (€2,601,085) from the European Union FP5-IST-1999-12392 CSC, [March 2000 - April 2002]
    News Agencies Multilingual Information Categorization.
  17. IrisWeb
    Funded by DWTC Belgium
    On ontology-based browsing in a (digital) library.
  18. POLARIS
    Funded by Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    To develop a prototype of the next-generation Digital University Library system.
  19. DOGMA
    Funded by Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    To develop Ontology-Guided Mediation of Applications. A framework for engineering and deploying formal ontologies.

Professional Memberships
  1. National E-Government Core Team. Member (2010 - Present)
  2. Marie Curie Alumni Association. Member (2015 - Present)
  3. The Ontology Outreach Advisory. Cofounder and Secretariat (2006 - 2012)
  4. CEN/ISSS ICT Skills And Curricula. Member (2006 - 2007)
  5. IFIP Working Group 2.6 On Databases. Member (2003 - Present)
  6. The Palestine Engineers' Association. Member (1996 - Present)

Roles at Birzeit University
  1. Director: Master Program in Computing (2010 - 2013)
  2. Member: University's Scientific Research Committee (2010 - 2014, 2017 - 2018)

Research Visits
  1. Institute of Technology, Villetaneuse, University of Paris 13, France. Prof. Haifa Zargayouna. 3 weeks. June 2018
  2. State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. Bioinformatics Dept., Prof. Werner Ceusters. 1 year. June 2017
  3. University of Namur, Belgium. Faculty of Law, Prof. Romian Robert. 2 Weeks. June 2011
  4. University of Savoy, France. Computer Science Dept. Prof. Christophe Roche. 1 Week. January 2011
  5. University of Trento, France. Computer Science Dept. Prof. Marco Ronchetti. 2 Weeks. November 2010
  6. National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Computer Science Dept., Prof. Yannis Ioannidis. 1 week. October 2008
  7. Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. Computer Science Dept., Prof. Enrico Franconi. 3 Weeks. October 2006
  8. University of Trento, Italy. Computer Science Dept. Prof. Fausto Giunchiglia. 3 Weeks. September 2006
  9. National Research Institute (CNR), Italy. Laboratory for Applied Ontology. Prof. Nicola Guarino. 2 Weeks. June 2006

Consultancy Services
  1. Academic Evaluator, promotion evaluations for several EU and Arab universities (Associate/Full professor ranks).
  2. Arabic NLP Dialect Expert, United Nations – NLP, Arabic dialects, and opinion mining in social media.
  3. Projects Evaluator, for many universities and government programs.
  4. Proposal Evaluator, European Union Erasmus+ Program - EACEA Agency.
  5. Proposal Evaluator, European Union TEMPUS Program - EACEA Agency.
  6. Proposal Evaluator, European Union Erasmus Mundus Program - EACEA Agency.
  7. Ministry Advisor, E-Government Program - Palestinian Ministry of Telecommunication and IT.
  8. GIS and Spatial databases Expert, Palestinian Municipalities.
  9. Data Governance Expert, Data-Driven Migration e-Governance, Palestinian Government.

Guest Editor
  1. Special Issue on Querying the Data Web -Novel techniques for querying structured data on the web, Internet and Web Information Systems Journal (WWW), Springer. 2011
  2. Special Issue on Knowledge Management and e-Human Resources Practices for Innovation, International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, Inderscience. 2013

Organization of Conferences
  1. Co-chair of Workshops of the (SNAMS'18) Fifth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management & Security, Valencia, Spain.
  2. Co-chair of Workshops, Tutorials, and Track 1 at the (AICCSA'18) 15th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Aqaba, Jordan.
  3. Co-chair of Track 12 at the (AICCSA'17) 14th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems & Applications, Hammamet, Tunisia.
  4. Co-chair of the Arab Big Data Initiative conference 2015, Beirut, Lebanon.
  5. Chair of the Palestinian Big Data Initiative Workshop 2015, Ramallah, Palestine.
  6. Chair of the (iArabic'15) 4th Palestinian Symposium on Computational Linguistics & Arabic Content, Birzeit, Palestine.
  7. Chair of the (OnToContent 2015) International Workshop on Ontology content & evaluation, Rhodes Island, Greece.
  8. Co-organizer of the Discussion Panel on Cross-Lingual Mapping Semantics, at the 7th Global WordNet conference, Tartu, Estonia.
  9. Chair of the (iArabic'14) 3rd Palestinian Symposium on Computational Linguistics & Arabic Content, Birzeit, Palestine.
  10. Chair of the (OnToContent 2014) International Workshop on Ontology content & evaluation, Calabria, Italy.
  11. Chair of the (iArabic'13) 2nd Palestinian Symposium on Computational Linguistics & Arabic Content, Birzeit, Palestine.
  12. Chair of the (PalGov'12) 1st National Conference on e-Governance & e-Services, Birzeit, Palestine.
  13. Chair of the (OnToContent 2012) International Workshop on Ontology content & evaluation, Rome, Italy.
  14. Co-organizer of the (eHR-KM’11) 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Management & e-Human Resources Practices for Innovation, Innsbruck, Austria.
  15. Chair of the (OnToContent 2010) International Workshop on Ontology content & evaluation, Crete, Greece.
  16. Chair of the (OnToContent 2009) International Workshop on Ontology content & evaluation, Algarve, Portugal.
  17. Chair of the (OnToContent 2008) International Workshop on Ontology content & evaluation, Monterrey, Mexico.
  18. Chair of the (OnToContent 2007) International Workshop on Ontology content & evaluation, Albufeira, Portugal.
  19. Chair of the (OnToContent 2006) International Workshop on Ontology content & evaluation, Montpellier, France.
  20. Chair of the (OOA-HR 2006) Semantic challenges & opportunities in the Human Resources Domain, Oxford, UK.
  21. Chair of the (OnToHR 2007) International Workshop on Semantics Meets Human Resources and Employability, Maastricht, Netherlands.
  22. Co-chair of the (BADE 2007) IEEE Workshop on Biomedical Applications for Digital Ecosystems.
  23. Co-chair of the (SWWS 2006) IFIP WG 2.12 and WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics, Montpellier, France.
  24. Co-chair of the (WORM 2005) 3rd International Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies, Larnaca, Cyprus.
  25. Co-chair of the (SWWS 2005) IFIP WG 2.12 and WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics, Larnaca, Cyprus.
  26. Co-chair of the (WORM 2004) 2nd International Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies, Larnaca, Cyprus.
  27. Chair of the (OMAC 2004) Workshop on Ontology Modularization and context, Brussels, Belgium.
  28. Co-chair of the (WORM 2003) 1st International Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies, Catania, Sicily, Italy.

Referee in Journals
  1. Springer book publishing proposals.
  2. Journal of Information Systems, elsevier.
  3. Journal of Applied Ontology, IOS.
  4. Journal of Knowledge Engineering Review, Cambridge.
  5. Journal of Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal, elsevier.
  6. Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming, elsevier.
  7. Journal IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE.
  8. Journal Advances in Engineering Software, Special Issue on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules, elsevier.
  9. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE.
  10. Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Special Issue on Perception and ontologies in visual, virtual and geographic spaces, elsevier.
  11. Journal on Web Semantics, elsevier.
  12. Journal of IEEE Software, IEEE.
  13. Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems, IGI-Global.
  14. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, special issue on Semantic Web Rules, elsevier.
  15. Journal on Data Semantics, Springer.
  16. Semantic Web journal, IOS.
  17. Journal of King Saud University, elsevier.
  18. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, frontiersin.
  19. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools, World Scientific.
  20. International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT), Zarka Private University.
  21. Handbook of Research on Emerging Rule-Based Languages and Technologies, IGI-Global.
  22. Special Issue of Fundamenta Informaticae for CILC 2011, the annual meeting of the Italian Association for Logic Programming, Association for Logic Programming.
  23. Business Intelligence Book, Springer.

Program Committee Member in Conferences
  1. Senior PC Member: ISWC'20, The 20th International Semantic Web Conference , Athens, Greece.
  2. LREC'20, The 12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Marseille, France.
  3. ESWC'20, The European Semantic Web Conference, Crete, Greece.
  4. ACL'19, The 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Florence, Italy.
  5. Senior PC Member: ISWC'19, The 18th International Semantic Web Conference , Auckland, New Zealand.
  6. ESWC'19, The European Semantic Web Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia.
  7. WI'19, The 18th Web Intelligence conference (WI’19), Thessaloniki, Greece.
  8. ICALP'19, The 6th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing, Nancy, France.
  9. WANLP'19, The 4th Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop, Florence, Italy.
  10. DiLiTAL'2019 , Diversite and TAL Linguistique, Oujda, Morocco.
  11. NLP-DH2019, The first international workshop on NLP for Digital Humanities, Algeria.
  12. SIMPDA'19, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis, Bled, Slovenia.
  13. SemBDM'19, The IFIP Semantics in Big Data Management.
  14. SNAMS'19, The Sixth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management & Security, Granada, Spain.
  15. ISWC'18, The 17th International Semantic Web Conference , California, USA.
  16. AICCSA'18, The 15th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Aqaba, Jordan.
  17. SNAMS'18, The Fifth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management & Security, Valencia, Spain.
  18. ACLing'18, 4th International Conference on Arabic Computational Linguistics, Dubai, UAE.
  19. MISC18, International Conference on Modern Intelligent Systems Concepts, Rabat, Morocco.
  20. AICCSA'17, The 14th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Hammamet, Tunisia.
  21. WWW'17, The 2017 World Wide Web conference, Perth, Australia.
  22. ISWC'17, The 16th International Semantic Web Conference , Vienna, Austria.
  23. ESWC'17, The 14th European Semantic Web Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia.
  24. ACLing'17, 3rd International Conference on Arabic Computational Linguistics, Dubai, UAE.
  25. ICALP'17, The 6th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing, Fez, Morocco.
  26. ICTCS'17, The International Conference on New Trends in Computing Sciences, Amman, Jordan.
  27. AISI'17, International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics, Cairo, Egypt.
  28. WANLP'17, The 3rd Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop, Valencia, Spain.
  29. FBM'17, International Workshop on Fact Based Modeling, Rhodes, Greece.
  30. SIMPDA'17, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery & Analysis, Neuchatel, Switzerland.
  31. PICICT'17, The 2nd Palestinian International Conference on Information & Communication Technology, Gaza, Palestine.
  32. ESAS'17, The 12th IEEE International Workshop on E-Health Systems and Semantic Web, Torino, Italy.
  33. ESWC'16, The 13th European Semantic Web Conference, Crete, Greece.
  34. AISI'16, International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics, Cairo, Egypt.
  35. SOTICS'16, The 6th International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics, Brussels, Belgium.
  36. PAIS'16, Conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems, The Hague, The Netherlands.
  37. SIMPDA'16, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis, Graz, Austria.
  38. FBM'16, International Workshop on Fact Based Modeling, Rhodes, Greece.
  39. IWOOD'16, 4th International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
  40. ESAS'16, The 11th IEEE International Workshop on E-Health Systems and Semantic Web, Georgia, USA.
  41. ISWC'15, The 14th International Semantic Web Conference , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
  42. ESWC'15, The 12th European Semantic Web Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia.
  43. SIMPDA'15, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis, Vienna, Austria.
  44. PICCIT'15, The 4th Palestinian International Conference on Computer & Information Technology, Hebron, Palestine.
  45. ICIT'15, The 7th International Conference on Information Technology, Amman, Jordan.
  46. WCIS'15, The International Workshop on Computers and Information Sciences, Tabuk, KSA.
  47. ESAS'15, The 10th IEEE International Workshop on E-Health Systems and Semantic Web, Taichung, Taiwan.
  48. ISWC'14, The 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Italy.
  49. TOTh'14, The 8th TOTh International Conference on Terminology and Ontology: Theories and applications
  50. CITALA'14, The 5th International Conference in Arabic Language Processing
  51. ANLP'14, workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing at EMNLP 2014
  52. SIMPDA'14, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis
  53. ORM'14, Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
  54. ESAS 2014: The 9th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems
  55. SWWS 2014: 10th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics
  56. ISWC'13, The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
  57. ORM'13, Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
  58. SIMPDA'13, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis
  59. SIMPDA'13-, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis (Asian Edition)
  60. TOTh'13, The 7th TOTh International Conference ?? Terminology & Ontology: Theories and applications
  61. COLING'12, The 2013 International Conference on Terminology & Ontology : Theories and applications
  62. CITALA'12, The 4th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing
  63. SIMPDA'12, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis
  64. ORM'12, Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
  65. ColabTKR, 2012 - Collaboration in Terminology and Knowledge Representation.
  66. ESAS 2012: The 7th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems
  67. SWWS'12, 8th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics
  68. META4eSociety'12, Methods, Evaluation, Tools and Applications for the Creation and Consumption of Structured Data for the e-Society
  69. SIMPDA'11, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis
  70. RuleML'11-USA, The International Symposium on Rules, RuleML.
  71. RuleML'11_EU, The International Symposium on Rules, RuleML.
  72. ISWSA'11, The International Conference Intelligent Semantic Web.
  73. ORM'11 Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
  74. INBAST'11, Workshop on Industrial and Business Applications of Semantic Web Technologies
  75. SLSIS'11 International Workshop on Survivable Large-Scale Information Systems.
  76. ESAS'11, 4th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems.
  77. KARE'10, The 2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Reuse and Evaluation.
  78. ISWSA'10, The International Conference Intelligent Semantic Web.
  79. VORTE'10, International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
  80. LOAIT'10, International Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques.
  81. PICCIT'10, The 3rd Palestinian International Conference on Computer and IT.
  82. ORM'10 Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
  83. SWWS'10 6th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics
  84. ISWC'09, The International Semantic Web Conference -Demo and Posters track.
  85. KEOD'09, The International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development.
  86. PCI'09, The 13th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics.
  87. ACIT'09, The International Arab Conference of Information Technology.
  88. ORM'09,International Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
  89. SWWS'09, 5th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics
  90. VORTE'09, International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
  91. LOAIT'09, International Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques.
  92. KARE'09, 2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Reuse and Evaluation.
  93. ESAS'09, 4th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems.
  94. ICIS'08, International Conference on Information Systems.
  95. FLOW'08, International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic On the Web.
  96. CBMS'08, The 21 IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems.
  97. ORM'08,Workshop on Object-Role Modeling.
  98. ICDE'08, The 25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (Demo track, Reviewer)
  99. WOMSDE'08, Workshop on Ontologies and Metamodeling in Software and Data Engineering .
  100. VORTE'08, EDOC International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
  101. SWAE'2008, The 1st International Workshop on Semantic Web Architectures For Enterprises.
  102. ESAS'08, The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems.
  103. SWWS'08, 5th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics
  104. ESWC'07, The 4th European Semantic Web Conference.
  105. ESAS'07, International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent.
  106. CBMS'07, The 20th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems.
  107. SWAE'2007, The 1st International Workshop on Semantic Web Architectures For Enterprises.
  108. BADE 2007, IEEE Workshop on Biomedical Applications for Digital Ecosystems.
  109. ORM'7, Workshop on Object-Role Modeling.
  110. VORTE'07, EDOC International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
  111. SWWS'07, IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics.
  112. SAMI'07, the Third IEEE Workshop on Situation Management.
  113. LOAIT'07, International Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques.
  114. ICDM'06, The IEEE Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics.
  115. CBMS'06, The 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems.
  116. WOMSDE'06, The 1st Workshop on Ontologies and Metamodeling in Software and Data Engineering.
  117. ORM'6, Workshop on Object-Role Modeling.
  118. SWWS'06, IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics.
  119. SWIG06, The Canadian Semantic Web Working Symposium 2006.
  120. DMB'06, IEEE ICDM 2006 Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics.
  121. VORTE'06, EDOC International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
  122. ESAS'06, International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent.
  123. ESWC'06, Industry Forum.
  124. ODBase'05, International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics.
  125. ORM'5, Workshop on Object-Role Modeling.
  126. SWWS'05, IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics.
  127. VORTE'05, EDOC International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
  128. LOAIT'05, International Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques.
  129. SWCASE'05 Semantic Web Case Studies and Best Practices for eBusiness.
  130. ESWC'05 Industry Forum.
  131. IKE, The 2004 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering.
  132. SWEB 2004, International Workshop on Semantic Web Technologies in Electronic Business.

Online Courses
Slides and video-recorded lectures
  1. Introduction to Computer (COMP121), University level for non-Science/Engineering/IT students.
  2. Computer and Programing (COMP133/COMP142), Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs.
  3. Discrete Mathematics (COMP233), Computer Science Program.
  4. Database Systems (COMP333), Computer Science Program.
  5. Artificial Intelligence (COMP338, ENCS434), Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs.
  6. Advanced Artificial Intelligence (SCOM7341), Master Program in Computing.
  7. Knowledge Engineering (SCOM7348, SWEN7310), Master programs in Computing, and in Software Engineering.
  8. Data Engineering (SWEN739), Master Program in Software Engineering.
  9. Web Data Management (MCOM7348), Master Program in Computing.
  10. Data & Business Process Modelling (COMP438), Computer Science Program.
  11. Philosophy of Language (PHIL4381), University general elective.
  12. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ASDS7381), Master Program of Applied Statistics and Data Science.
  13. Process and Data Modeling (Tutorial), to IT middle-management public servants.
  14. Data Integration and Open Information System (Tutorial), to IT middle-management public servants.
  15. Ontology Engineering and Lexical Semantics (Tutorial), to IT middle-management public servants.

Students
PhD Students:
  1. Co-Supervisor: Mamoun Abu Hellu: Cross-Lingual Mapping of Lexical Ontologies with Automatic Translation. Birzeit University and Milano Beccoca University in Italy. (2012 - 2016)
  2. Examiner: Souheila Ben Guirat, Hybrid Approaches for Arabic Information Retrieval, Manouba University, Tunisia. 2020
  3. Examiner: Manar Alkhatib, Neural Machine Translation for Arabic Language, The British University in Dubai, UAE. 2019
  4. Examiner: Shastri Lakshman Nimmagadda, Ontology Based Data Warehousing for Mining of Heterogeneous and Multidimensional Data Sources, Curtin University, Australia.
  5. Examiner: Ingrid Pappel, Paperless: Management as a Foundation for the Application of e-Governance in Local Governments. Tallinn University Of Technology, Estonia.
  6. Examiner: Nazir Ahmad Sharif: Specification for an Ontology Server Assisting a Player to Commit to an Ontology for Interoperating Information Systems. University of Queensland. Australia. 2009
Masters and BA Students (selected):
  1. Co-Supervisor(MS): Shurooq Morrar: Social Media Mobilization in Time of Crisis: Palestinian Employment in Lebanon. Birzeit University. 2020
  2. Supervisor(MS): Qutaiba Mustafa: Detecting and Classifying Software Requirement in App Stores. Birzeit University. 2020
  3. Supervisor(MS): Diana Al-Hafi: User Experience Evaluation for Birzeit Linguistic Search Engine. Birzeit University. 2019
  4. Examiner(MS): Abdulfattah Safa: Enhancing Quality Arabic Web Content through Multilingual Information Retrieval. Birzeit University. 2018
  5. Examiner(MS): Mohamad Ateeq: Speech Based Call System to Evaluate the Meaning and Grammar Errors in English. Birzeit University. 2018
  6. Examiner(MS): Abd-aljabar Huroob: Using Computational Linguistics Applications in Arabic Language - Vocalizer and Summarizer as Models. Birzeit University. 2018
  7. Supervisor(MS): Eman Karajah: Towards Building an Arabic Thesaurus Automatically. Birzeit University. 2015
  8. Supervisor(MS): Diyam Akra: Towards Building a Corpus for Palestinian Dialect. Birzeit University. 2015
  9. Examiner(MS): Mahmoud El-Askary : An Ontology-Based Approach for Diagnosing Date Palm Diseases. Islamic University of Gaza. 2015
  10. Examiner(MS): Dua Awwad: Performance Analysis for Business Process Modeling Notation, Palestinian Polytechnic University. 2014
  11. Supervisor(MS): Rana Rishmawi: Towards Building an Arabic Upper Level Ontology. Birzeit University. 2013.
  12. Examiner(MS): Yahya Dalluol: An Ontology-Based Approach to Support the Process of Judging Hadith Isnad. Islamic University of Gaza. 2013
  13. Examiner(MS): Rana Abdo: Ontology-Based Digital Libraries, AlQuds University, 2014
  14. Supervisor(MS): Mohammad M. Melhem: Advanced Matching Function Towards Linking Arabic Ontology with the English WordNet. Birzeit University. 2013
  15. Supervisor(MS): Rami Kalil: Mapping ORM into OWL2 and Back. Birzeit University.2012
  16. Co-Supervisor(MS): Georgiou M: Semantic Web Pipes. Cyprus University. 2009
  17. Co-Supervisor(MS): Savvides C: Semantic Data Mashups. Cyprus University. 2009
  18. Supervisor(MS): Al-Damag M: Mapping ORM into DIG. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2006
  19. Supervisor(BA): Deik A, Farraj B, Hawash A: Querying the Data Web. Birzeit University. 2009
  20. Supervisor(BA): Al-Badawi M, Aish S, Samara H: Towards Building an Arabic Ontology. Birzeit University. 2009
  21. Supervisor(BA): Manoli A: Semantic Mashups at the Browser Side. Cyprus University. 2009
  22. Supervisor(BA): Gielen G: Gloss Support in Ontology Modeling. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2007
  23. Supervisor(MS): Ugurel A: Ontology-driven Web Forms. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2007
  24. Supervisor(MS): Yan Gu: Incorporating SUMO into DOGMA. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2007
  25. Supervisor(MS): Hoang H: Verbalization of Ontologies. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2005
  26. Supervisor(MS): Murhaf M: Generation of RDF from Databases. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2004
  27. Supervisor(BA): Demey J: Realizing Ontological Commitments. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2003
  28. Supervisor(MS): Lisovoy A: DogmaModeler: Ontology Modeling. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2003
  29. Supervisor(MS): W. Wang: Ontologization of WordNet. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2002
  30. Supervisor(MS): M. Orzu: Ontology Mining from Databases. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2002
  31. Supervisor(BA): P. Segers: Semantic-Based Digital Libraries. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2001

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