Abdelaziz Bouras

Abdelaziz Bouras
Qatar University · Department of Computer Science and Engineering

PhD, Hn. C.

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September 2013 - June 2017
Qatar University
Position
  • Chair
January 2006 - present
Chiang Mai University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2000 - August 2013
Université Lumiere Lyon 2
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
September 1998 - June 1999
Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
Field of study
  • Computer Science
September 1988 - June 1992
Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
Field of study
  • Computer Science
September 1987 - June 1988
National Institute of Applied Science
Field of study
  • Computer Science

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Publications (327)
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We present a formal model for smart contract workflow using Colored Petri-Net in the context of a blockchain-based healthcare supply chain in this paper. Ensuring traceability of products is a crucial issue in a smart healthcare supply chain. Blockchain and smart contracts are two enabling technologies that ensure the traceability of products and p...
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Numerous cultural assets host a great historical and moral value, but due to their degradation, this value is heavily affected as their attractiveness is lost. One of the solutions that most heritage organizations and museums currently choose is to leverage the knowledge of art and history experts in addition to curators to recover and restore the...
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 17th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2020, held in Rapperswil, Switzerland, in July 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 crisis. The 60 revised full papers presented together with 2 technical industrial papers were...
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PLM systems are heavily distributed collaborative platforms resulting in multiple challenges related to the integrity and reliability of the exchanged information. Such issues are usually difficult to address using traditional software solutions. However, since the introduction of blockchains, such challenges are currently being effectively address...
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Museums and cultural institutions, in general, are in a constant challenge of adding more value to their collections. The attractiveness of assets is practically tightly related to their value obeying the offer and demand law. New digital visualization technologies are found to give more excitements, especially to the younger generation as it is pr...
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Museums and cultural institutions, in general, are in a constant challenge of adding more value to their collections. The attractiveness of assets is practically tightly related to their value obeying the offer and demand law. New digital visualization technologies are found to give more excitements, especially to the younger generation as it is pr...
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Purpose Digital tools have been used to document cultural heritage with high-quality imaging and metadata. However, some of the historical assets are totally or partially unlabeled and some are physically damaged, which decreases their attractiveness and induces loss of value. This paper introduces a new framework that aims at tackling the cultural...
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Extracting cybersecurity entities and the relationships between them from online textual resources such as articles, bulletins, and blogs and converting these resources into more structured and formal representations has important applications in cybersecurity research and is valuable for professional practitioners. Previous works to accomplish thi...
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In this paper, we present a novel architecture of blockchain-based tamper-proof electronic health record (EHR) management system. Recording electronic health data in cloud-based storage systems always pose a threat to information security. Intruders can delete or tamper EHR of patients, giving benefits to insurance companies or hiding medical malpr...
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During the last decade, Qatar started an industry diversification strategy founded on a knowledge-based economy for the coming years. The ambition is to become a global “hub” in some key fields such as new technologies, finance, culture, and sporting events. Such a diversification strategy requires massive investments, not only in physical and tech...
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Industry-integrated engineering and technology education have been hot topics during the past couple of years (Fitz-Coy et al. 2002; Duffy et al. 2007; Sahama et al. 2008; Ilozor and Kelly 2012; Veillard 2012, 2015; Shin et al. 2013; Bouras et al. 2014; Kovalev et al. 2015; Mutereko and Wedekind 2016; Abdulwahed and Hasna 2016; Wilke and Magenheim...
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Binary segmentation of volumetric images of porous media is a crucial step towards gaining a deeper understanding of the factors governing biogeochemical processes at minute scales. Contemporary work primarily revolves around primitive techniques based on global or local adaptive thresholding that have known common drawbacks in image segmentation....
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Monitoring the performance of manufacturing equipment is critical to ensure the efficiency of manufacturing processes. Machine-monitoring data allows measuring manufacturing equipment efficiency. However, acquiring real and useful machine-monitoring data is expensive and time consuming. An alternative method of getting data is to generate machine-m...
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Through this paper, we aim at investigating the impact of using deep learning-based technologies such as super-resolution on Holoscopic 3D (H3D) images. Holoscopic 3D imaging is a technology that aims at providing cost-effective alternatives for 3D content viewing and consumption without requiring a special headgear or posture. The technique is usi...
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Cultural heritage takes an important part in defining the identity and the history of a civilization or a nation. Valuing and preserving this heritage is thus a top priority for governments and heritage institutions. Through this paper, we present an image completion (inpainting) approach adapted for the curation and the completion of damaged artwo...
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This book introduces recent global advances and innovations in industry integrated engineering and computing education to academics, program managers, department heads, and deans, and shares with readers a critical perspective on future potentials in industry integrated engineering education. It covers topics and issues such as integrated engineeri...
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 16th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2019, held in Moscow, Russia, in July 2019. The 38 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 63 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: 3D...
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As one of Bayesian analysis tools, Hidden Markov Model (HMM) has been used to in extensive applications. Most HMMs are solved by Baum-Welch algorithm (BWHMM) to predict the model parameters, which is difficult to find global optimal solutions. This paper proposes an optimized Hidden Markov Model with Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm and...
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The rapid technological enhancement and innovations in current days have changed people's thought. The use of Information Technology tools in people's daily life has changed their life style completely. The advent of various innovative smart products in the market has tremendous impact on people's lifestyle. They want to know their heart beat while...
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Preface. The rise of the Industry 4.0 paradigm is disruptively changing manufacturing environments: The increasing need for integration across value chains is highlighting the need for smart, powerful information systems. In this field, product lifecycle management (PLM) plays a key role: heterogeneous information concerning product ideation, desig...
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Supply chain management encompasses various processes including various conventional logistics activities, and various other processes These processes are supported -- to a certain limit -- by coordination and integration mechanisms which are long-term strategies that give competitive advantage through overall supply chain efficiency. Information T...
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The impact of globalization and worldwide competition has forced firms to modify their strategies towards a real time operation with respect to customer's requirements. This behaviour, together with the communication possibilities offered by the actual Information and Communication Technologies, allows the top management to move towards the concept...
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The international competitive market causes the increasing of shorten product life cycle and product development process with the improvement in term of time, cost and quality while increasing the waste generation. Product life cycle sustainability can reduce waste, conserve resources, use recycling materials, design product for easy disassembly an...
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The low economic growth and competition among neighbouring countries has caused Foreign Direct nvestments (FDIs) to relocate their businesses. In order to prevent further business relocation, this aper proposes an integrated framework based on the supply chain to help analyse decision making for plant situations and enhance manufacturing perrforman...
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This paper develops the concept of knowledge and its exchange using Semantic Web technologies. It points out that knowledge is more than information because it embodies the meaning, that is to say semantic and context. These characteristics will influence our approach to represent and to treat the knowledge. In order to be adopted, the developed sy...
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The ultimate goal in the pharmaceutical sector is product quality. However this quality can be altered by the use of a number of heterogeneous information systems with different business structures and concepts along the lifecycle of the product. Interoperability is then needed to guarantee a certain correspondence and compliance between different...
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Cultural heritage represents a reliable medium for history and knowledge transfer. Cultural heritage assets are often exhibited in museums and heritage sites all over the world. However, many assets are poorly labeled, which decreases their historical value. If an asset’s history is lost, its historical value is also lost. The classification and an...
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In the smart city ecosystem, smart systems go through different phases of development from conception and design, through deployment and operation till end of service and retirement. Normally, city operators pay less attention to End of Life activities, compared to other phases of lifecycle. however, in the End of Life, the decommission of certain...
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In the smart city ecosystem, smart systems go through different phases of development from conception and design, through deployment and operation till end of service and retirement. Normally, city operators pay less attention to End of Life activities, compared to other phases of lifecycle. however, in the End of Life, the decommission of certain...
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It is often difficult to meaningfully convey concepts like security incident management cycle, information sharing, cooperation, as well as the roles of people, processes and technology in information and cybersecurity courses. Such complexity requires immersive and interactive learning based on continuous cooperation between industry and academia....
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Although fuzzy rough sets have been considered as a powerful theory to handle real-valued data with uncertainty, fuzzy rough sets based algorithms reached their limit of conveying hesitation information in the processes of making classification decision. Hesitant fuzzy set plays an important role in handling hesitant and uncertainty information. Th...
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The humanity has always learned from the previous experiences and thus for many reasons. The national heritage proves to be a great way to discover and access a nation's history. As a result, these priceless cultural items have a special attention and requires a special care. However, Since the wide adoption of new digital technologies, documenting...
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A wide range of product lifecycle management (PLM) maturity models are proposed to assess the relative position of companies on their road to complete PLM implementation. However, it is a tough job for the company to dynamically evaluate the gradual process of PLM maturity by using existing values and accurately make decisions of improving PLM matu...
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This paper provides a comprehensive data-driven diagnosis approach applicable to complex manufacturing industries. The proposed approach is based on the Bayesian network paradigm. Both the implementation of the Bayesian model (the structure and parameters of the network) and the use of the resulting model for diagnosis are presented. The constructi...
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Fuzzy-rough based algorithms reached their limit of conveying hesitation information in the processes of making classification decision. Hesitant fuzzy set plays an important role in handling hesitant information. Thus, the fusion of hesitant fuzzy set and fuzzy-rough set is then explored and applied. In this paper, on the basis of studying the equ...
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Since the mid of the 1990s, Qatar is engaged in an economic diversification strategy to move away from an economy strongly based on gas and oil. The national authorities consider that high-quality education, especially at the tertiary level, is absolutely essential to succeed in this strategy. Despite of repeated reforms since the middle of the nin...
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Smart cities are complex ecosystems with interrelated systems or system of systems. Hence, management of smart cities is very important due to the big number of stakeholders, diversity of application domains, heterogeneity of data sources, and complexity of smart systems. Nevertheless, less studies have considered management aspect of smart cities...
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Smart cities are complex ecosystems with interrelated systems or system of systems. Hence, management of smart cities is very important due to the big number of stakeholders, diversity of application domains, heterogeneity of data sources, and complexity of smart systems. Nevertheless, fewer studies have considered management aspect of smart cities...
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In this research work, we propose a framework of experiential learning to enhance student work skills and experience. This research main to contribute to the development and expansion of local industry, through the conduct of long-term fundamental research that contributes to the science base and understanding needs of national economy through indu...
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In this research work, we propose a framework of experiential learning to enhance student work skills and experience. This research main to contribute to the development and expansion of local industry, through the conduct of long-term fundamental research that contributes to the science base and understanding needs of national economy, through ind...
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One of the main suppliers of the workforce for the engineering industry and the economy in general is the higher education sector. The higher education sector is consistently being challenged by the fast evolving industry and hence it is under constant pressure to fulfill the industry's ever-changing needs. It needs to adapt its academic curricula...
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As the main supplier of the workforce to the industry, higher education is increasingly criticised for not being abreast with the digital revolution and being disconnected from the industry. Competency-based education was developed to address this issue and bridge the gap between what the university is producing and the requirements of the industry...
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The proper expression of the potentially useful but hidden information in large-scale datasets via using proper structure is vital important in both theory and applications of advanced pattern mining. The fundamental challenges are how to alleviate the mining combinatorial explosion problem and ensure the efficiency of mining results. However, most...
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IoT-enabled smart city service systems are well recognized to address issues of urbanization in the city environment. In most cases, those systems are vertically locked; and from lifecycle perspective, independently designed, built and operated. Therefore, there is a need for a global vision to horizontally integrate those systems to ensure smooth...
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By connecting devices, people, vehicles and infrastructures everywhere in a city, governments and their partners can improve community wellbeing and other economic and financial aspects (e.g., cost and energy savings). Nonetheless, smart cities are complex ecosystems that comprise many different stakeholders (network operators, managed service prov...
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Internship assignment is a complicated process for universities since it is necessary to take into account a multiplicity of variables to establish a compromise between companies' requirements and student competencies acquired during the university training. These variables build up a complex relations map that requires the formulation of an exhaus...
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This paper focuses on the current research work done within the Pro-Skima project (2015–2018) which aims at providing a suitable method to evolve classical Information Technology Master graduate levels towards some teaching contents and a pedagogical organisation more adapted to the competency needs of local employers and Qatar Society in the field...
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Climate change has affected the cultivation in all countries with extreme drought, flooding, higher temperature, and changes in the season thus leaving behind the uncontrolled production. Consequently, the smart farm has become part of the crucial trend that is needed for application in certain farm areas. The aims of smart farm are to control and...