Dr. Rachid Benlamri

Dr. Rachid Benlamri is a Professor of Software Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University, Canada. He obtained his Master and PhD from the University of Manchester - UK.  Professor Benlamri is the head of the Semantic Web and Mobile Computing Lab at Lakehead University. His research interests are in the area of Semantic Web, Context-Aware Computing, Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Knowledge Management, and Semantic Video Analysis. His research is supported by many funding institutions such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario Center of Excellence, Connect Canada, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Academic Health Science Centers (AHSC) of Ontario, and the Ontario Partnership for Innovations and Commercialization (OPIC). He supervised over 70 students and postdoctoral fellows. He served as keynote speaker for many international conferences. Professor Benlamri is the general chair for the International Conference on Web and Open Access to Learning (ICWOAL’2014) to be held in Dubai in November 25-27, 2014. He also served as the general chair for the 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC2013), the 4th International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies (NDT’2012), and the 5th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM2010). Prof. Benlamri is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Ubiquitous Learning, and member of the editorial board of many other journals such as the International Journal of Learning Technologies, the International Journal of Mobile Communications, the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, and the International Journal of Electronic Government​