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Zaher Al Aghbari is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science at University of Sharjah, UAE.  He received his B.Sc degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, USA, in  1987, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from  Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1998 and 2001, respectively.  He worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Intelligent Systems, Kyushu University, Japan, from 2001 to 2003.  Since 2003 he has been with the Department of Computer Science, University of Sharjah, UAE.  He was the Head of the Department of Computer Science from 2008 to 2012.  Currently, he is a Professor of databases and data mining in the Department of Computer Science, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah.  He published in reputable international journals and conferences such as JDPD, ESWA, DKE, IJDAR, JIIS, IJPEDS, IJNSM, VCIR, IDA, IJIS, IJBDI, ICIP, ICME. 

His research interests include data mining, multidimensional indexing, multimedia databases, distributed indexing, and Arabic handwritten text retrieval. Recently, Prof. Zaher has been working on data streams management, social networks analysis, wireless sensor network data mining.  He has been a member of the organizing committee or technical program committee of several international conferences.  Prof. Zaher is an editorial board member of several international journals.


Madjid Merabti is Professor of Networked and Security Systems and Dean of the College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, UAE.  He was Director of the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.   He was also Director of a Research Centre for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure (PROTECT, addressing the challenges of innovating, building and managing new critical infrastructure systems for the 21st century that are both resilient to unpredicted changes and secure against external attacks.
He is a graduate of Lancaster University in the UK. He has over 25 years’ experience in conducting research and teaching in the areas of Computer Networks (fixed and wireless), Computer Network Security, Digital Forensics, Multimedia, Games Technology, and their applications. Professor Merabti is widely published with over 200 publications in these areas and leads a number of EU, UK, and industry-supported research projects.  He has graduated 35 PhD students in the course of his work.
He is a frequent Keynote Speaker at major International Conferences in his research areas. 
He holds a number of Journal Editorships including: IEEE Communications Magazine series on Networked Appliances and Home Networking, Elsevier Computer Communications Journal, Wiley Journal of Security and Communication Networks, Springer Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications Journal. 
He is the initiator and chair of the UK Annual Postgraduate Research Conference Series on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking, and Broadcasting.  The series, celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year, is held in Liverpool ( ) is aimed at training UK PhD students in these areas.  He is also on the steering committee for the IEEE CCNC Conference series and a member of various IEEE Conference TPCs.

Ibrahim Kamel is Prof. Ibrahim Kamel received Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 1994, and B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1984. Currently, Prof. Kamel is a Full Professor and the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Sharjah, UAE. He also holds an adjunct professor position at Concordia University, Canada. Before that, Prof. Kamel was a Lead Scientist at Panasonic Research Laboratory in Princeton, NJ, USA where he was managing several research projects, information security, multimedia information retrieval, and smart appliances. Prof. Kamel taught also at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.

Prof. Kamel has 23 US patents in information storage and retrieval. He published more than 130 papers in international journals and conferences. He co-chaired several international conferences and workshops in information retrieval and databases. Prof. Kamel is serving as an associate editor for several international journals. He also participated in many technical program committees. He served in several National Science Foundation (NSF) review and panel committees. Prof. Kamel is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He served in the advisory committee for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami, USA and the Center for Advanced Information Processing (CAIP), Rutgers University, USA. His research interest includes databases, information security, social network, big data, and multimedia retrieval.

Ahmed Khedr received his B.Sc degree in Mathematics in June 1989 and the M.Sc degree in the area of optimal control in July 1995 both from Zagazig University, Egypt. In July 1999 he received his M.Sc and in March 2003 he received his Ph.D. degree both in area of  Computer Science and Engineering from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. From March 2003 to January 2004, he was a research assistant professor at ECECS Department University of Cincinnati, USA. From January 2004 to May 2009, he worked as assistant professor at Zagazig University, Egypt, from September 2009 September 2010 he worked as associate professor at the Department of Computer Science, college of computers and Information Systems, Taif University, KSA, and from September 2010 till now he is working as associate professor at the Department of Computer Sciences, college of science, Sharjah University, UAE. In June 2009, he awarded the State Prize of distinction in advanced technology. In May 2013, he awarded the Sharjah Islamic Bank prize of distinction in research. In April 2015, he awarded the university of Sharjah  prize of distinction in research.  He has coauthored 55 works in journals and conferences relating with optimal control, Wireless Sensor Networks, Distributing Computing, and Bioinformatics

Imran Junejo received his Ph.D. in computer science from University of Central Florida, U.S.A in 2007. After a post-doc at INRIA-Rennes, he joined Department of Computer Sciences, University of Sharjah where he is currently working as an Associate Professor. His current focus of research is Human Action Recognition from arbitrary views. Other areas of research interests include: Camera Calibration, Metrology, Path Modeling, Video Surveillance, Scene Understanding and Event Detection.

Naveed Ahmed received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, University of Saarland , Germany in 2009. He worked as a Research and Development Engineers at Autodesk in Cambridge, UK for two years. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sharjah. His research interests include 3D Animation and Dynamic Scene Reconstruction and Multi-view video based Modeling and Rendering.