Zakaria Maamar

Acting Dean

Ph.D  computer sciences


Dr Zakaria Maamar is a Professor in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University. His research interests are primarily related to service sciences theories and methods, context-aware computing, and enterprise application interoperability. Dr. Maamar has published several peer-reviewed papers in journals and conferences, is the founder of the International Annual Symposium on Web Services (, and regularly serves on the program and organizing committees of several international conferences and workshops. In 2010, he received an IBM Faculty Award to carry out research on social Web services. Dr. Maamar graduated for his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from Laval University in Canada in 1995 and 1998, respectively.


Dubai Academic City, R-L1-067 / FF2-0-073B


+9714 402 1461

Teaching Areas

Enterprise computing, System Analysis and Design, and Mobile computing

Research and Professional Activities

Zakaria Maamar, Noura Faci, Leandro Krug Wives, Youakim Badr, Pedro Bispo Santos, and Jose Palazzo M. de Oliveira. "Using Social Networks for Web Services Discovery'', IEEE Internet Computing, 15(4), July/August 2011.

Xitong Li, Yushun Fan, Quan Z. Sheng, Zakaria Maamar, and Hongwei Zhu. "A Petri Net Approach to Analyzing Behavioral Compatibility and Similarity of Web Services'', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A, 41(3), may 2011.