Hakim Hacid is a Senior Scientist in Computer Science and is currently an Associate Professor at the College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University. His research interests include Data Analytics (Structured and unstructured), Big data, Web information systems, Social networks and Web services. has led teams as a research Group Leader and then as a Department Head (Senior Scientist) at the famous international research lab, Bell Labs for almost five years. Hakim is an active researcher and is regularly involved in different conferences as a program committee member or part of the organizing committee. Hakim published more than 60 research articles in top journals and conferences as well as several industrial patents. Finally, Hakim has obtained his PhD from the university of Lyon (France) in 2008.
Zakaria Maamar is Professor in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His research interests include service computing, social computing, and context-aware computing. Zakaria has extensively published in different peer reviewed journals and conferences, regularly serves on the program and organizing committees of several international conferences and workshops, and last but not least serves on the editorial boards of many international journals. Zakaria has a PhD in computer science from Laval University, Quebec City, Canada.