Azzelarabe Taleb-bendiab

Azzelarabe Taleb-bendiab

Keynote speaker at WEBIST 2007

Prof. A. Taleb-Bendiab is Professor of Computer Science and Head of Research at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He has over 15 years experience in conducting research and teaching in the areas of distributed software engineering, information systems and web technology. He has published widely in the area of distributed information systems engineering, grid computing and autonomic computing, and has a number of awards including: the Best Innovative Paper at the IEEE International Conference on Self-Organising and Self-Adaptive Systems, 2005, and best paper at the IEEE International Conference of Autonomic Computing (ICAS), 2006. Prof. Taleb-Bendiab research group focuses on distributed software engineering with the overall aim to investigate the fundamental requirements and the development of generic frameworks and/or associated formal modelling methods for the engineering of self-adaptive and self-organising systems. Central to its objectives, the group aims at narrowing the gap between the theory and practice of high-assurance, dependable and evolving software, and facilitating their introduction and deployment in business environments. This constitutes a key research direction in the School and underpins research effort in middleware for networked appliances, sensor and actuator networks and security. The group has a number of UK research council and private/public sector funded projects. The Group has (01) Professor, (02) Principal lecturers, (07) senior lecturers, (02) research assistants and (14) PhD research students. Prof. Taleb-Bendiab has a well-developed collaborative track record with UK private and public sector organisations and international companies including; (i) Software evolution (UK Research Council, 1998-2000), (ii) High-assurance decision support systems for breast cancer (UK Research Council, 2002-2005), (iii) E-health middleware and software services for NHS Dental Services (UK NHS funded project 2005-2007), (iv) Taiwan Telecom Ltd (2001–2004) on distributed software engineering training and consultancy related to National Taiwanese E-government platform and software services. He is a member of the UK research Council Peer Review and reviewed research projects for the Dutch Research Council. He is also a member of conference/workshop Technical and/or Organising Programme Committees including: (i) Self-Organization and Cybernetics for Informatics, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. (ii) IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS), 2006-07. (iii) NetObject 2006-7 [advisory Board member]. (iv) IEEE CONSUMER COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING CONFERENCE (CCNC), 2003-7. (v) Ease 2005-7. (vi) SAACS’05-07 [Co-Chair, TCP and Sessions Chair], IEEE International Conference. (vii) IEEE International Conference on Self-Organization and Autonomic Systems (SOAS), 2005-07.