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Dr. Mustafa Jarrar
Associate Professor

Director of Sina Institute, at Birzeit University
Director of The Palestinian e-Government Academy
mjarrar(a)birzeit.edu, P.O.Box 14, Birzeit, Ramallah, Palestine


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Biography
Associate professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, 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 (1999-2007) a Senior Research Scientist at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 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; and is voluntarily serving as a advisor at the Palestinian ministry of Telecom & IT for e-government topics, where developed the Palestinian e-Government Interoperability Framework (called Zinnar).

Research Interest                         
                                                                             (Data\Knowledge\Web\Language Engineering)
Ontology: (Arabic/Multilingual) Ontology Engineering, Logical Foundations, Lexical Semantics, Modeling Methodologies, Tools.
Web: Semantic Web, Data Web, Linked-Data, OWL, RDF, SPARQL, Web 2.0, Data Mashups.
Database: Web Databases, Information Systems, Query formulation, Joins, Database Semantics, Conceptual Modeling (ORM, EER, UML).
Logic: Description Logic, Business Rules, Reasoning, Debugging, Verbalization, Graphical Notations.

Application Areas: Data Integration, Interoperability, Search, Interface, Digital Libraries, eGovernment, eCommerce, HR and Skills, Legal Knowledge Bases, e-innovation.

Grants and Projects

 1. MOSIAC: (Palestinian Partner)
798,000€ 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.
2. Arabic Ontology: (Principal Investigator)
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.
3. VerbMesh: (Principal Investigator)
11500$ from Birzeit University. 18 Months,[July?2014-Jan?16]
To develop a large-scale graph of the Arabic verbs, and their inflectional relations.
4. Curras: (Principal Investigator)
35000$ from by Research Council- Ministry of Higher Education, 36 months  [Dec?2013-Dec?15].
To develop a well-annotated corpus of the Palestinian Arabic dialect
5. Zinnar - The Palestinian e-Government Interoperability Framework: (Inventor and Principal Architect)
Voluntary Consultancy for the Palestininan Government - Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology.
A framework to enable e-governmental and e-services in Palestine (adopted by all ministries).
6. SIERA(Coordinator)
560,000€ from EU FP7 (No. 295006), 5 Partners, 36 months (Oct'2011-Sep'2014).
Building Multilingual and Multi-cultural Knowledge Sharing Technologies.
7. Palestinian e-Governance Academy (PalGov I): (Coordinator)
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).
8. GovSeer: Partner
50,000€ from CooperLink-Italy, 2 partners, 18 months [2010-2012].
Ontology-Based Interoperability of e-Government Services.
9. MashQL:
To develop a novel approach for querying the Data Web (Web 3.0)
10. SEARCHiN:
(EU Marie Curie actions) SEARCHing In a Networked world.
11. Knowledge Web:
(EU funded)
Supporting the transition of Ontology technology from Academia to Industry.
12. Innovanet:
(EU funded)
Knowledge discovery lifecycle and knowledge innovation management.
13. CCFORM:
(EU funded)
Consumer Complaints Resolution Mechanism.
14. OntoWeb:
(EU)
Ontology-based Information Exchange for Knowledge Management and Electronic Commerce.
15. Namic:
(EU funded)
On Intelligent Services to News Agencies.
16. IrisWeb:
(DWTC funded)
On ontology-based browsing in a (digital) library.
17. POLARIS:
(VUB funded)
To develop a prototype of a next generation Digital University Library system.
18. DOGMA:
Funded from VUB funded.
To develop Ontology-Guided Mediation of Applications. A framework for engineering and deploying formal ontologies.

Activities

Organizer/Chair/Editor:
- Special Issue on Querying the Data WebInternet and Web Information Systems Journal, 2013
- Special Issue on Knowledge Management and e-Human Resources Practices for Innovation. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2011
- iArabic'13- The 2nd Palestinian Symposium on Computational Linguistics and Arabic Content . Birzeit, Palestine.
- iArabic'14- The 3rd Palestinian Symposium on Computational Linguistics and Arabic Content . Birzeit, Palestine.
- eHR-KM'11- First International Workshop on Knowledge Management and e-Human Resources Practices for Innovation. Innsbruck, Austria.
- OnToContent'14-International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation. Amantea, Calabria, Italy.
- OnToContent'12-International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation. Rome, Italy.
- OnToContent'10- International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation. Crete, Greece
- OnToContent'09- International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation. Algarve, Portugal.
- OnToContent'08- International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation. Monterrey, Mexico.
- OnToContent'07- International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation. Albufeira, Portugal.
- OnToContent'06- International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation. Montpellier, France.
- OOA-HR, Semantic challenges and opportunities in the Human Resources Domain. Oxford, UK.
- SWWS'06, The IFIP WG 2.12 and WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics. Montpellier, France.
- WORM-05, The third International Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies. Larnaca, Cyprus.
- SWWS'05, The IFIP WG 2.12 and WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics. Larnaca, Cyprus.
- WORM-04, The second International Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies. Larnaca, Cyprus.
- WORM-03, The first International Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies. Catania, Sicily, Italy.
- OMAC, Workshop on Ontology Modularization and context. Brussels, Belgium

Full Member:
The ESCWA Technology Centre Board of Governors, 2011. (Governor)
The Palestinian e-Government Core Team, 2010. (Active Member)
The National Interoperability Committee (Zinnar), 2010. (Chair)
The Ontology Outreach Advisory, 2006. (Cofounder and the secretariat)
IEEE, Learning Technology Standards Committee.
the CEN/ISSS, ICT Skills and Curricula.
IFIP Working Group 2.6 on Databases.
IFIP Working Group 2.12 on Web Semantics.
PEA, Palestine Engineers' Association.

Referee/PC member
Springer book publishing proposals.
Journal of Information Systems.
Journal of Applied Ontology.
Journal of Knowledge Engineering Review.
Journal of Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal, DKE. (Regular Referee)
Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming
Journal IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.
Journal Advances in Engineering Software, Special Issue on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules.
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, TIE.
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools, IJAITS.
Journal of Visual Languages and Computing,Special Issue on Perception and ontologies in visual, virtual and geographic spaces.
Journal on Web Semantics.
Journal of IEEE Software.
Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems.
Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, special issue on Semantic Web Rules/Agents.
Journal on Data Semantics.
International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT).
Handbook of Research on Emerging Rule-Based Languages and Technologies.
International Journal of Patterns.
the Semantic Web journal.
Special Issue of Fundamenta Informaticae for CILC 2011, the annual meeting of the Italian Association for Logic Programming..
Business Intelligence Book, Springer.

ISWC'15, The 14th International Semantic Web Conference, Bethlehem, pennsylvania, USA (Program Committee)
ESWC'15, The 12th European Semantic Web Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia (Program Committee)
SIMPDA'15, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis, Vienna, Austria (Program Committee)
PICCIT'15, The 4th Palestinian International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Hebron, Palestine (Steering Committee)
ICIT'15, The 7th International Conference on Information Technology, Amman, Jordan (Program Committee)
WCIS'15, The International Workshop on Computers and Information Sciences, Tabuk, KSA (Program Committee)
ESAS'15, The 10th IEEE International Workshop on E-Health Systems and Semantic Web, Taichung, Taiwan (Program Committee)
ISWC'14, The 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Italy (Program Committee)
TOTh'14, The 8th TOTh International Conference ?? Terminology & Ontology: Theories and applications (Program Committee)
CITALA'14, the 5th International Conference in Arabic Language Processing (Program Committee)
ANLP'14, workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing at EMNLP 2014 (Program Committee)
SIMPDA'14, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis (Program Committee)
ORM'14, Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling. (Program Committee)
ESAS 2014: The 9th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems (Program Committee)
SWWS 2014: 10th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics (Program Committee)
ISWC'13, The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
ORM'13, Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
SIMPDA'13, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis
SIMPDA'13-, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis (Asian Edition)
TOTh'13, The 7th TOTh International Conference ?? Terminology & Ontology: Theories and applications
COLING'12, The 2013 International Conference on Terminology & Ontology : Theories and applications
CITALA'12, The 4th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing
SIMPDA'12, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis
ORM'12, Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
ColabTKR, 2012 - Collaboration in Terminology and Knowledge Representation.
ESAS 2012: The 7th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems
SWWS'12, 8th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics
META4eSociety'12, Methods, Evaluation, Tools and Applications for the Creation and Consumption of Structured Data for the e-Society
SIMPDA'11, The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis
RuleML'11-USA, The International Symposium on Rules, RuleML.
RuleML'11_EU, The International Symposium on Rules, RuleML.
ISWSA'11, The International Conference Intelligent Semantic Web.
ORM'11 Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
INBAST'11, Workshop on Industrial and Business Applications of Semantic Web Technologies
SLSIS'11 International Workshop on Survivable Large-Scale Information Systems.
ESAS'11, 4th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems.
ISWSA'10, The International Conference Intelligent Semantic Web.
VORTE'10, International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
LOAIT'10, International Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques.
PICCIT'10, The 3rd Palestinian International Conference on Computer and IT.
ORM'10 Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
SWWS'10 6th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics
ISWC'09, The International Semantic Web Conference -Demo and Posters track.
KEOD'09, The International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development.
PCI'09, The 13th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics.
ACIT'09, The International Arab Conference of Information Technology.
ORM'09, International Workshop on Fact-Oriented Modeling.
SWWS'09, 5th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics
VORTE'09, International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
LOAIT'09, International Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques.
KARE'09, 2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Reuse and Evaluation.
ESAS'09, 4th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems.
ICIS'08, International Conference on Information Systems.
FLOW'08, International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic On the Web.
CBMS'08, The 21 IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems.
ORM'08,Workshop on Object-Role Modeling.
ICDE'08, The 25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (Demo track, Reviewer)
WOMSDE'08, Workshop on Ontologies and Metamodeling in Software and Data Engineering .
VORTE'08, EDOC International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
SWAE'2008, The 1st International Workshop on Semantic Web Architectures For Enterprises.
ESAS'08, The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent Systems.
SWWS'08, 5th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics
ESWC'07, The 4th European Semantic Web Conference.
ESAS'07, International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent.
CBMS'07, The 20th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems.
SWAE'2007, The 1st International Workshop on Semantic Web Architectures For Enterprises.
BADE 2007, IEEE Workshop on Biomedical Applications for Digital Ecosystems.
ORM'7, Workshop on Object-Role Modeling.
VORTE'07, EDOC International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
SWWS'07, IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics.
SAMI'07, the Third IEEE Workshop on Situation Management.
LOAIT'07, International Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques.
ICDM'06, The IEEE Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics.
CBMS'06, The 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems.
WOMSDE'06, The 1st Workshop on Ontologies and Metamodeling in Software and Data Engineering.
ORM'6, Workshop on Object-Role Modeling.
SWWS'06, IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics.
SWIG06, The Canadian Semantic Web Working Symposium 2006.
DMB'06, IEEE ICDM 2006 Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics.
VORTE'06, EDOC International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
ESAS'06, International Workshop on Engineering Semantic Agent.
ESWC'06, Industry Forum.
ODBase'05, International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of SEmantics.
ORM'5, Workshop on Object-Role Modeling.
SWWS'05, IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics.
VORTE'05, EDOC International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise.
LOAIT'05, International Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques.
SWCASE'05 Semantic Web Case Studies and Best Practices for eBusiness.
ESWC'05 Industry Forum.
IKE, The 2004 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering.
SWEB 2004, International Workshop on Semantic Web Technologies in Electronic Business.
-  + others




Students Corner
Lectures:
       - Tutorial on Web 2.0 (Slides), "Foundations of Internet Technologies" Course.
       - ORM and Description Logic (Slides), "Web Information Systems" Course.

  Thesis/Internship proposals:
      - Ontology/ORM-driven forms
      - Building an ontology of systematic innovation knowledge management
      - Business Rule Engine for ORM
      - Formalizing ontological commitments using Modal Logic
      - Incorporating upper level ontologies into Dogma
      - Mapping Lexical resources into Ontologies
      - Mapping ORM into OWL
      - Mapping OWL into ORM
      - Modeling Business rules in pseudo natural language
      - Reasoning about ORM schemes using Racer
      - Semantic validation of ORM schemes

 Current/Former Students:
  Mohammad Melhem Hanya Radwan Rana Rashma Rami Khaleel
  Anton Deik Ala Hawash Bilal Farraj  
  Samar Aish Hamam Samara Muath Al-Badawi  
  Michael Georgiou Constantinos Savvides Andreas Manoli  
  Mohamad Al-Damag Gert Gielen Yan Gu  
  Hai Nguyen Hoang Ahmet Dogan UGUREL Murhaf Mustafa  
  Andriy Lisovoy Mihaita Orzu Peter Segers  
  Jan Demey Quoc Hung Wei Wang  



Downloads
- Zinnar (The Palestinian e-Government Interoperability Framework)
- MashQL (A novel approach for querying the Data Web (Web 3.0))
- DogmaModeler (an ontology modeling tool based on ORM)
- ORM Markup language 3 (an XML-based serialization for ORM diagrams)
- ORM verbalizor (Multilingual verbalization for ORM in 11 languages)
- CContology An ontology for Customer Complaint Management




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