Mustafa Jarrar is an associate professor of Computer Science, at Birzeit University in Palestine. Before joining Birzeit in 2009, he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Cyprus (2007-2009), and was a senior Research Scientist at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1999-2007), where he completed his Masters (2000) and PhD (early 2005). Prof. Jarrar published +75 articles and refereed reports in the areas of Ontology Engineering, Lexical Semantics, Semantic Web, and Databases, chaired 18 international workshops, a PC member of +100s journals/conferences, a coordinator/manager of 20 large EU project, a full member of the IFIP2.6 on Database Semantics, the IFIP2.12 on Web Semantics, the IEEE Learning Standards Committee, and the CEN/ISSS ICT Skills, and UN ESCWA Technology Centre Board of Governors, among others. Prof. Jarrar is also the founder of both Sina Institute for Knowledge Engineering and Arabic Technologies
, and the Palestinian eGovernment Academy
, at Birzeit University.
He also is voluntarily serving 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
Grants and Projects
Faculty Research Award
: (51040$, Unrestricted Gift)
To foster R&D activities related to publishing a large-scale lexicon database for Arabic.
: (Palestinian Partner)
3. Arabic Ontology
798,000 EURO from EU-FP7, No. 612076
, 13 Partners, 24 Months[2014-2015].
To foster R&D cooperation between EU and Mediterranean countries on ICT and its support in EU-MED societal challenges.
14500$ seed funding from Birzeit University
, [2010 - Open Ended].
To develop an Arabic Ontology, a formal specification of the concepts of all Arabic words, similar to Arabic WordNet, but with ontological principles.
11500$ from Birzeit University
. 18 Months,[July 2014-Jan16]
To develop a large-scale graph of the Arabic verbs, and their inflectional relations.
6. Zinnar - The Palestinian e-Government Interoperability Framework:
(Inventor and Principal Architect)
8. Palestinian e-Governance Academy (PalGov I)
560,000€ from EU FP7
(No. 295006), 5 Partners, 36 months (Oct'2011-Sep'2014).
Building Multilingual and Multi-cultural Knowledge Sharing Technologies.
564,964€ from EU-TEMPUS
(No. 511159), 11 partners, 24 months [2010-2012]
Capacity building for Palestinian ministries to gain the know-how for implementing e-government services, in three main areas (interoperability, security, IT-laws).
50,000€ from CooperLink-Italy, 2 partners, 18 months [2010-2012].
Ontology-Based Interoperability of e-Government Services.
To develop a novel approach for querying the Data Web (Web 3.0)
: (EU Marie Curie actions)
SEARCHing In a Networked world.
12. Knowledge Web
: (6,700,000€, EU FP6-IST-2002-507482 Networks of Excellence, [Jan'04-Dec'07] )
Supporting the transition of Ontology technology from Academia to Industry
: (EU FP5-IST-2001-38422)
Innovation engineering for the support of scientific discovery
: (594,591€, EU FP5-IST-2001-34908 Networks of Excellence, [June'02-Nov'03] )
Consumer Complaint FORM for online resolution mechanisms.
: (1,865,799€, EU FP5-IST-2000-29243 Thematic network, [June'01-May'04] )
Ontology-based Information Exchange for Knowledge Management and Electronic Commerce.
: (2,601,085€, EU FP5-IST-1999-12392 CSC, [Mar'00-Feb'02] )
News Agencies Multilingual Information Categorisation
: (DWTC funded)
On ontology-based browsing in a (digital) library.
: (VUB funded)
To develop a prototype of a next generation Digital University Library system.
To develop Ontology-Guided Mediation of Applications. A framework for engineering and deploying formal ontologies.