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
Grants and Projects 1.
: (Palestinian Partner
Arabic Ontology: (Principal
798,000? from EU-FP7,
, 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
, [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.
Zinnar - The Palestinian e-Government Interoperability Framework: (Inventor and Principal Architect) 6.
11500$ from Birzeit
. 18 Months,[July?2014-Jan?16]
To develop a large-scale graph of the Arabic verbs, and their inflectional relations.
Palestinian e-Governance Academy (PalGov I)
560,000€ from EU
(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]. 9.
Ontology-Based Interoperability of e-Government Services.
To develop a novel approach for querying the Data Web (Web 3.0) 10.
(EU Marie Curie actions) SEARCHing In a Networked world. 11.
Supporting the transition of Ontology technology from Academia to Industry
(EU funded) 13.
Knowledge discovery lifecycle and knowledge innovation management.
(EU funded) 14.
Consumer Complaints Resolution Mechanism.
Ontology-based Information Exchange for Knowledge Management and Electronic Commerce.
(EU funded) 16.
On Intelligent Services to News Agencies.
(DWTC funded) 17.
On ontology-based browsing in a (digital) library.
(VUB funded) 18.
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.