Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Students Affairs - Abu Dhabi
Ph.D. and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. FATNA BELQASMI holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Concordia University, Canada. She has experience in both academia and industry. She has also participated in large multilateral collaborative projects, such as the European Union 6th Framework Ambient Network project and the Information Technology for European Advancement (ITEA) Web of Objects project. Her research interests include next generation networks, cloud computing and virtualization, service provisioning (e. g SOAP-based and RESTful web services), Internet of things and m2m communication, tactile Internet, and networking technologies for emerging economies. Dr. Belqasmi has co-authored more than 19 peer-reviewed journal articles and 40 conference papers, 1 granted patent and 1 published patent application; She served as general chair for AFRICATECK-2017, and as a TPC chair, TPC member or reviewer for several international conferences, workshops, and journals.  Dr. Fatna Belqasmi is currently working as Associate Professor at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. In the past, she worked as a research associate at the Telecommunications Service Engineering (TSE) research lab at Concordia University, as a researcher at Ericsson Canada with an Industrial R&D Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and as an R&D engineer and unit manager at Maroc Telecom, Morocco.


Abu Dhabi Campus, F F2-0-041


+971 2 599 3188

Teaching Areas

Networking, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design

Research and Professional Activities

Selected Refereed Journals

  1. Souad Hadjres, Nadjia Kara, May El Barachi, Fatna Belqasmi, An SLA-Aware Cloud Coalition Formation Approach for Virtualized Networks, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2018
  2. Abbas Soltanian, Fatna Belqasmi, Sami Yangui, Mohammad A Salahuddin, Roch Glitho, Halima Elbiaze, A Cloud-based Architecture for Multimedia Conferencing Service Provisioning, IEEE Access, 2018
  3. Ricardo Marco Alaez, Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, Qi Wang, Fatna Belqasmi, May El-Barachi, Mohamad Badra and Omar Alfandi, Open Source Based Testbed for Multi-Operator 4G/5G Infrastructures Sharing in Virtual Environments, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2017
  4. Mohammad Abu-Lebdeh, Fatna Belqasmi, Roch H. Glitho: An Architecture for QoS-Enabled Mobile Video Surveillance Applications in a 4G EPC and M2M Environment. IEEE Access, 2016
  5. Imran Khan, Fatna Belqasmi, Roch Glitho, Noel Crespi, Monique Morrow, and Pual Polakos, Wireless Sensor Network Virtualization: A Survey, IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials, 2015 
  6. Imran Khan, Fatna Belqasmi, Roch Glitho, Noel Crespi, Monique Morrow, Paul Polakoas, Wireless Sensor Network Virtualization: Early Architecture and Research Perspectives, IEEE Network, May 2015
  7. Md. Asadul Islam, Fatna Belqasmi, Roch Glitho, Ferhat Khendek, The Design and Implementation of OMA RESTful Location Services in Wireless Sensor Environments, IEEE Communications Magazine, April 2013
  8. Fatna Belqasmi, Jagdeep Singh, Suhib Bani melhem, Roch H. Glitho, SOAP-Based Web Services vs. RESTful Web Services for Multimedia Conferencing Applications:  A Case Study, IEEE Internet Computing, July/August 2012
  9. Fatna Belqasmi, Chunyan Fu, Zhongwen Zhu, Roch Glitho, Subscriber Data and Semantic Web for Provisioning Novel End-user Services in Telecommunication Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine- Series: Convergence of  Application Services in Next Generation  Networks, March 2012
  10. Fatna Belqasmi, Chunyan Fu, Roch Glitho, RESTful Web Services for Service Provisioning in Next Generation Networks: A Survey, IEEE Communications Magazine, Network & Service Management Series, December 2011

Selected Refereed Conferences

  1. Christian Akpona, Rose Gohoue, Herve Ahouantchede, Fatna Belqasmi, Roch Glitho Jules Degila, Towards Inclusive Social Networks for the Developing World, AFRICOMM 2016
  2. Sleiman Rabah, Fatna Belqasmi, Rabeb Mizouni, Rachida Dssouli, An Elastic Hybrid Sensing Platform: Architecture and Research Challenges, Elsevier Procedia Computer Science, 2016
  3. Sami Yangui, Roch H. Glitho, Fatna Belqasmi, Monique Morrow, Paul A. Polakos: IoT End-User Applications Provisioning in the Cloud: State of the Art, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E), 2016
  4. Hanieh Alipour, Fatna Belqasmi, Mohammad Abu-Lebdeh, Roch Glitho, “Towards HSS as a Virtualized Service for 5G Networks”, the 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2015), November 2015
  5. Mohammadmajid Hormati, Fatna Belqasmi, Ferhat Khendek, Roch Glitho, “Overlay Interconnection for End-user Applications and Wireless Sensor Networks in MANETs”, Joint 16th CFIP & 12th NOTERE (CFIP-NOTERE 2015), August 2015
  6. Fatna Belqasmi, May El Barachi, Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, Mohamad Badra, and Omar Alfandi, “NGNaaS: NGNs as Cloud Computing Services”, the 7th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility, and Security (NTMS 2015), Paris, France, July 2015.
  7. Eiman S. A. Alothali, Fatna Belqasmi, Omar Alfandi and Farkhund Iqbal, Identification and Analysis of Free Games’ Permissions in Google Play, The International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS 2015), Amman, April 2015
  8. Mikael Hassam, Nadjia Kara, Fatna Belqasmi, Roch Glitho, Virtualized infrastructure for video game applications in cloud environments, MOBIWAC 2014, September 2014
  9. Mohammadmajid Hormati, Ferhat Khendek, Roch Glitho, , Fatna Belqasmi Differentiated QoS for Overlay-based Disaster Response Systems, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'14) – Advances in Public Safety and Emergency Communications, June 2014
  10. Carla Mouradian, Fatima Errounda, Fatna Belqasmi, Roch Glitho, An Infrastructure for Robotic Applications as Cloud Computing Services, IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WF-IOT), March 2014