Zakaria Maamar

Zakaria  MaamarZakaria Maamar is Professor in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University, Dubai, UAE. His research interests include business processes, Internet of things, and Web 2.0. Zakaria has a PhD in computer science from Laval University, Quebec City, Canada.

Publications

Social Business Process Modeling
Fadwa Yahya, Khouloud Boukadi, Zakaria Maamar, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. © 2019. 14 pages.
Capitalizing on Web 2.0 to improve communication and knowledge sharing among stakeholders, a new form of business processes (BP), called social business processes (SBP), has...
Revisiting Software Engineering in the Social Era
Vanilson Burégio, Ejub Kajan, Mohamed Sellami, Noura Faci, Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane. © 2019. 12 pages.
This paper discusses the possible changes that software engineering will have to go through in response to the challenges and issues associated with social media. Indeed, people...
Social Business Process Modeling
Fadwa Yahya, Khouloud Boukadi, Zakaria Maamar, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. © 2018. 12 pages.
Capitalizing on Web 2.0 to improve communication and knowledge sharing among stakeholders, a new form of Business Processes (BP), called Social Business Processes (SBP), has...
Linked USDL Extension for Describing Business Services and Users' Requirements in a Cloud Context
Hind Benfenatki, Catarina Ferreira Da Silva, Aïcha-Nabila Benharkat, Parisa Ghodous, Zakaria Maamar. © 2017. 17 pages.
Linked Unified Service Description Language (Linked USDL) provides a comprehensive way for describing services from operational, technical, and business perspectives. However...
Social Web Services Management
Zakaria Maamar, Noura Faci, Ejub Kajan, Emir Ugljanin. © 2016. 17 pages.
As part of our ongoing work on social-intensive Web services, also referred to as social Web services, different types of networks that connect them together are developed. These...
Towards Conflict-Free Virtual Enterprises
Ejub Kajan, Nanjangud C. Narendra, Zakaria Maamar. © 2016. 14 pages.
Revisiting Software Engineering in the Social Era
Vanilson Burégio, Ejub Kajan, Mohamed Sellami, Noura Faci, Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane. © 2016. 11 pages.
This paper discusses the possible changes that software engineering will have to go through in response to the challenges and issues associated with social media. Indeed, people...
Social Web Services Management
Zakaria Maamar, Noura Faci, Ejub Kajan, Emir Ugljanin. © 2014. 17 pages.
As part of our ongoing work on social-intensive Web services, also referred to as social Web services, different types of networks that connect them together are developed. These...
SC-WS: A Context-based, Aspect-oriented Approach for Handling Security Concerns in Web Services
Ghita Kouadri Mostefaoui, Zakaria Maamar, Nanjangud C. Narendra. © 2014. 14 pages.
This paper discusses Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) as an efficient way to handle security concerns in Web services. Without AOP, the necessary security code would be mixed...
Towards a Framework for Weaving Social Networks Into Mobile Commerce
Zakaria Maamar, Noura Faci, Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Fahim Akhter. © 2013. 15 pages.
This paper discusses a framework that supports weaving social elements into mobile commerce applications. This weaving takes place through different types of social networks that...
Social Web Services Research Roadmap: Present and Future
Zakaria Maamar, Jamal Bentahar, Noura Faci, Philippe Thiran. © 2013. 14 pages.
There is a growing interest in the research and industry communities to examine the possible weaving of social elements into Web services-based applications. This interest is...
Impact Analysis of Web Services Substitution on Configurable Compositions
Salahdine Hachimi, Noura Faci, Zakaria Maamar. © 2013. 14 pages.
Web services substitution is a promising solution that enables process continuity of SOA-based applications associated with composite Web services (WSs). This chapter proposes an...
When Clouds Start Socializing: The Sky Model
Said Elnaffar, Zakaria Maamar, Quan Z. Sheng. © 2013. 7 pages.
This paper discusses the possible blend between social computing and cloud computing. The result of this blend is the Sky model in which several clouds engaged in different types...
Towards a Healthcare Interoperability Framework Based on Medical Business Artifacts, Social Networks, and Communities of Healthcare Professionals
Zakaria Maamar, Youcef Baghdadi. © 2012. 14 pages.
This chapter looks into the challenges facing healthcare Information Systems interoperability from a technological perspective and how to address some of these challenges using...
CSMA: Context-Based, Service-Oriented Modeling and Analysis Method for Modern Enterprise Applications
Khouloud Boukadi, Lucien Vincent, Chirine Ghedira, Zakaria Maamar. © 2012. 28 pages.
Since the beginning of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) paradigm, with its various implementation technologies such as Web services, the focus of industrial communities...
Capacity-Driven Web Services: Concepts, Definitions, Issues, and Solutions
Samir Tata, Zakaria Maamar, Djamel Belaïd, Khouloud Boukadi. © 2012. 24 pages.
This paper presents the concepts, definitions, issues, and solutions that revolve around the adoption of capacity-driven Web services. Because of the intrinsic characteristics of...
Web Services Communities: From Intra-Community Coopetition to Inter-Community Competition
Zakaria Maamar, Philippe Thiran, Jamal Bentahar. © 2011. 11 pages.
This chapter discusses the structure and management of communities of Web services from two perspectives. The first perspective, called coopetition, shows the simultaneous...
Business Artifacts for E-Business Interoperability
Youakim Badr, Nanjangud C. Narendra, Zakaria Maamar. © 2011. 22 pages.
Traditional solutions to address interoperability issues are mainly process-centric so that consistent interactions among collaborating enterprises are ensured. These solutions...
Business Artifacts for E-Business Interoperability
Youakim Badr, Nanjangud C. Narendra, Zakaria Maamar. © 2011. 21 pages.
Traditional solutions to address interoperability issues are mainly process-centric so that consistent interactions among collaborating enterprises are ensured. These solutions...
Towards a Framework for Weaving Social Networks Into Mobile Commerce
Zakaria Maamar, Noura Faci, Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Fahim Akhter. © 2011. 15 pages.
This paper discusses a framework that supports weaving social elements into mobile commerce applications. This weaving takes place through different types of social networks that...
International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering (IJSSOE)
Dickson K.W. Chiu. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering (IJSSOE) brings together researchers from various fields, enriches their knowledge in related disciplines...
Aspect-Oriented Framework for Web Services (AoF4WS): Introduction and Two Example Case Studies
Ghita Kouadri Mostefaoui, Zakaria Maamar, Nanjangud C. Narendra. © 2010. 18 pages.
This chapter presents our research initiative known as aspect-oriented framework for Web services (AoF4WS). This initiative looks into the role of aspect-oriented programming in...
Towards a Contextual and Policy-Driven Method for Service Computing Design and Development
Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane, Youakim Badr. © 2010. 22 pages.
Today, Web services are of interest to both academia and industry. However, little has so far been accomplished in terms of design and development methods to assist those who are...
Social Networks and Web Services-Based Systems
Zakaria Maamar, Leandro Krug Wives. © 2010. 6 pages.
Web services are paving the way for a new type of business applications. This can be noticed from the large number of standards and initiatives related to Web services (Margaria...
CSMA: Context-Based, Service-Oriented Modeling and Analysis Method for Modern Enterprise Applications
Khouloud Boukadi, Lucien Vincent, Chirine Ghedira, Zakaria Maamar. © 2010. 28 pages.
Since the beginning of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) paradigm, with its various implementation technologies such as Web services, the focus of industrial communities...
A Context-Based and Policy-Driven Method to Design and Develop Composite Web Services
Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane. © 2010. 19 pages.
Web services are nowadays attracting the attention of both academia and industry. However, a very little has so far been accomplished in terms of design and development methods...
Capacity-Driven Web Services: Concepts, Definitions, Issues, and Solutions
Samir Tata, Zakaria Maamar, Djamel Belaïd, Khouloud Boukadi. © 2010. 24 pages.
This paper presents the concepts, definitions, issues, and solutions that revolve around the adoption of capacity-driven Web services. Because of the intrinsic characteristics of...
Evaluation of Fuzzy Models to Support Online-Trust Assessment
Fahim Akhter, Zakaria Maamar. © 2009. 11 pages.
Online trust is a critical element to the success of electronic commerce (e-commerce). Indeed it reduces the level of uncertainty that arises because of the lack of face-to-face...
A Context-Based and Policy-Driven Method to Design and Develop Composite Web Services
Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane. © 2009. 20 pages.
Web services are nowadays attracting the attention of both academia and industry. However, a very little has so far been accomplished in terms of design and development methods...
Design and Development of Communities of Web Services
Zakaria Maamar. © 2009. 6 pages.
In the field of Web services (Benatallah, Sheng, & Dumas, 2003; Bentahar, Maamar, Benslimane, & Thiran, 2007; Medjahed & Bouguettaya, 2005), a community gathers Web services that...
Engineering Wireless Mobile Applications
Qusay H. Mahmoud, Zakaria Maamar. © 2009. 15 pages.
Conventional desktop software applications are usually designed, built, and tested on a platform similar to the one on which they will be deployed and run. Wireless mobile...
Aspect-Oriented Framework for Web Services (AoF4WS): Introduction and Two Example Case Studies
Ghita Kouadri Mostefaoui, Zakaria Maamar, Nanjangud C. Narendra. © 2009. 19 pages.
This chapter presents our research initiative known as aspect-oriented framework for Web services (AoF4WS). This initiative looks into the role of aspect-oriented programming in...
Engineering Wireless Mobile Applications
Qusay H. Mahmoud, Zakaria Maamar. © 2009. 15 pages.
Conventional desktop software applications are usually designed, built, and tested on a platform similar to the one on which they will be deployed and run. Wireless mobile...
Design Methodology for Mobile Information Systems
Zakaria Maamar, Qusay H. Mahmoud. © 2009. 8 pages.
Mobile information systems (MISs) are having a major impact on businesses and individuals. No longer confined to the office or home, people can use devices that they carry with...
Concepts and Operations of Two Research Projects on Web Services and Mobile Web Services
Zakaria Maamar. © 2009. 18 pages.
Today, Internet technologies are enabling a wave of innovations that have an important impact on the way businesses deal with their partners and customers. Most businesses are...
A Fuzzy Logic-Based Approach for Supporting Decision-Making Process in B2C Electronic Commerce Transaction
Fahim Akhter, Zakaria Maamar, Dave Hobbs. © 2009. 14 pages.
The purpose of this article is to present an application of fuzzy logic to human reasoning about electronic commerce (e-commerce) transactions. This article uncovers some of the...
An Approach to Engineer Communities of Web Services: Concepts, Architecture, Operation, and Deployment
Zakaria Maamar, Sattanathan Subramanian, Philippe Thiran, Djamal Benslimane, Jamal Bentahar. © 2009. 21 pages.
This article presents an approach that provides the necessary assistance to those who are in charge of engineering communities of Web services. Current practices indicate that...
Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Future Paradigms and Directions
Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui, Zakaria Maamar, George M. Giaglis. © 2008. 376 pages.
The development and availability of new computing and communication devices, and the increased connectivity between these devices, thanks to wired and wireless networks, are...
A Context-Based and Policy-Driven Method to Design and Develop Composite Web Services
Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane. © 2008. 19 pages.
Web services are nowadays attracting the attention of both academia and industry. However, a very little has so far been accomplished in terms of design and development methods...
Personalization of Web Services: Concepts, Challenges, and Solutions
Zakaria Maamar, Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Qusay H. Mahmoud, Ghita Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Djamal Benslimane. © 2008. 18 pages.
This chapter presents a context-based approach for personalizing Web services so that user preferences are accommodated during the performance of Web services. Preferences are of...
Developing B2B Virtual Enterprises
Ghazi Alkhatib, Zakaria Maamar. © 2008. 7 pages.
Nowadays, Web services are emerging as a major technology for achieving automated interactions between distributed and heterogeneous applications (Benatallah, Sheng, & Dumas...
A Fuzzy Logic-Based Approach for Supporting Decision-Making Process in B2C Electronic Commerce Transaction
Fahim Akhter, Zakaria Maamar, Dave Hobbs. © 2008. 14 pages.
The purpose of this article is to present an application of fuzzy logic to human reasoning about electronic commerce (e-commerce) transactions. This article uncovers some of the...
On Personalizing Web Services Using Context
Zakaria Maamar, Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Qusay H. Mahmoud. © 2008. 22 pages.
This chapter presents a context-based approach for Web services personalization so that user preferences are accommodated. Preferences are of different types, varying from when...
Engineering Wireless Mobile Applications
Qusay H. Mahmoud, Zakaria Maamar. © 2008. 15 pages.
Conventional desktop software applications are usually designed, built, and tested on a platform similar to the one on which they will be deployed and run. Wireless mobile...
Personalization of Web Services: Concepts, Challenges, and Solutions
Zakaria Maamar, Soraya K. Mostéfaoui, Qusay H. Mahmoud, Ghita K. Mostéfaoui, Djamal Benslimane. © 2007. 19 pages.
This chapter presents a context-based approach for personalizing Web services so that user preferences are accommodated during the performance of Web services. Preferences are of...
Enterprise Portals and Web Services Integration
Ghazi Alkhatib, Zakaria Maamar. © 2007. 4 pages.
Portals went through the following different life cycle stages: desktop organization and personalization; single intranet-based portals such as human resource and Internet...
Concepts and Operations of Two Research Projects on Web Services and Context at Zayed University
Zakaria Maamar. © 2007. 20 pages.
This chapter presents two research projects applying context in Web services. A Web service is an accessible application that other applications and humans can discover and...
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
Ghazi I. Alkhatib. Est. 2006.
Organizations are continuously overwhelmed by a variety of new information technologies; many are Web-based. These new technologies are capitalizing on the widespread use of...
A Fuzzy Logic-Based Approach for Supporting Decision-Making Process in B2C Electronic Commerce Transaction
Fahim Akhter, Zakaria Maamar, Dave Hobbs. © 2006. 14 pages.
The purpose of this article is to present an application of fuzzy logic to human reasoning about electronic commerce (e-commerce) transactions. This article uncovers some of the...
Engineering Wireless Mobile Applications
Qusay H. Mahmoud, Zakaria Maamar. © 2006. 17 pages.
Conventional desktop software applications are usually designed, built, and tested on a platform similar to the one on which they will be deployed and run. Wireless mobile...
International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Jeffrey Hsu. Est. 2005.
The emergence of electronic business is one of the most profound changes that revolutionized the process of buying, selling, and exchanging products and services over the...
International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies (IJIIT)
Vijayan Sugumaran. Est. 2005.
Intelligent information technologies are being used by a large number of organizations for improving productivity in many roles such as assistants to human operators and...
On Personalizing Web Services Using Context
Zakaria Maamar, Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui, Qusay H. Mahmoud. © 2005. 22 pages.
This paper presents a context-based approach for Web services personalization so that user preferences are accommodated. Preferences are of different types, varying from when the...
Replication Mechanisms Over a Set of Distributed UDDI Registries
Zakaria Maamar. © 2005. 7 pages.
This paper presents a research initiative, which aims at developing replication mechanisms for the dynamic management of the content of several Universal Description, Discovery...
Service-Composition: Concepts, Techniques, Tools and Trends
Boualem Benatallah, Remco M. Dijkman, Marlon Dumas, Zakaria Maamar. © 2005. 20 pages.
This chapter provides an overview of the area of service composition. It does so by introducing a generic architecture for service composition and using this architecture to...
Concepts and Operations of Two Research Projects on Web Services and Mobile Web Services
Zakaria Maamar. © 2005. 22 pages.
Today, Internet technologies are enabling a wave of innovations that have an important impact on the way businesses deal with their partners and customers. Most businesses are...