Hanêne Ben-Abdallah


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Pr. Hanene Ben Abdalah


Hanêne Ben-Abdallah received a BS in Computer Science and BS in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN-USA, an MSE and PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA-USA. She worked as Professor of Computer Science at the University of Sfax-Tunisia (1997-2013) and at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah-KSA (2013-2018). Since 2018, she joined the Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai-UAE where she served as Dean of Faculty Affairs & Scholarly Activities (2018-2020) then Executive Dean of the Faculty of Computer Information Science & Applied Media (2020-present).

Since 1997, Professor Hanene has been conducting research in software design quality, reuse techniques in software and business process modelling, with application to the development of information and decision support systems, and web/cloud-based applications. Within these research topics, she has advised more than 30 MS students and 20 PhD students, and mentored several junior faculty members in their promotion process. She has published more than 50 journal papers and 100 conference papers. She also has served as an editorial board member of and reviewer for several international journals, and she has taken part of the program and organization committees of several international conferences.


Software design quality, reuse techniques in software and business process modelling, with application to the development of information and decision support systems, and web/cloud-based applications.


Software Modeling, Software Engineering, web/cloud-based computing.


  • Fahmi Bargui, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “An ontology-based approach for automatic goal requirements engineering in data warehouse design”, International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland. 13(2), 2021. ISSN: 1756-7017 (ISI, Scopus)
  • Hamza Gharsellaoui, Jihen Maâzoun, Nadia Bouassida, Samir Ben Ahmed, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “A Software Product Line Design Based Approach for Real-Time Scheduling of Reconfigurable Embedded Systems Computers in Human Behavior”, Computers in Human Behavior, Elsevier, volume 115,  pages 10492511, February (2021), DOI:10.1016/j.chb.2017.04.026 (ISI)
  • Fadwa Yahya, Khouloud Boukadi, Zakaria Maamar, and Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Definition and Evaluation of BPMN4Social: A Domain-Specific Language for Social Business Process Modeling”, International Journal of Social Media and Online Communities (IJSMOC), 12(2), 2020, DOI: 10.4018/IJSMOC.2020070101
  • Alzahrani, M.S., Jarraya, S.K., Ben-Abdallah, H. et al. “Comprehensive evaluation of skeleton features-based fall detection from Microsoft Kinect v2”. Signal, Image and Video Processing,  (13):1431–1439 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11760-019-01490-9 (ISI, Scopus)
  • Mouna Rekik, Khouloud Boukadi, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “An end-to-end System to Enhance Business Process Performance through New Outsourcing to the Cloud Strategies”, International Journal on Business and Systems Research, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, UK. 13(1):1-20 (2019)  (Scopus)
  • Mariem Haoues, Asma Sellami, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Towards Functional Change Decision Support Based on COSMIC FSM Method”. Information and Software Technology, Springer (110):78-91 (June 2019). ISSN: 0950-5849, DOI : 1016/j.infsof.2019.02.004 (ISI, Scopus)
  • Dhikra Kchaou, Nadia Bouassida, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, “Recovering semantic traceability between requirements and design for change impact analysis”, Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, Springer London. 11(1):1-15 (First Online 14 March 2019). ISSN:1614-5046, DOI:10.1007/s11334-019-00330-w (ISI, Scopus)
  • Fahmi Bargui, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, Jamel Feki. “Enhancing the Involvement of Decision-Makers in Data Mart Design”, International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland. 11(2):148-175 (2019) ISSN:1755-8050, DOI : 1504/IJDATS.2019.098820 (ISI, Scopus)
  • Khouloud Boukadi, Rima Grati, Molka Rekik, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Business process outsourcing to cloud containers: How to find the optimal deployment?”, Future Generation Computer Systems International Journal of eScience, Elsevier. 97:397-408 (August 2019) DOI: 1016/j.future.2019.02.069  (Scopus)
  • Fadwa Yahya, Khouloud Boukadi, Zakaria Maamar, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Improving the Quality of Business Process Models: Lessons Learned from the State of the Art”, International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowlege-Based Systems, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd, UK. 27(1):19-39 (21 November 2018) DOI: 10.1142/S0218488519500028 (Scopus)
  • Mouna Rekik, Khouloud Boukadi, Nour Assi, Walid Gaaloul, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Optimal Deployment of Configurable Business Processes in Cloud Federations”, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management 15(4):1692-1705, Article number 8527548 (December 2018) DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2018.2880195
  • Soumaya Louhichi, Mariem Gzara, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, “MDCUT2: a Multi-Density Clustering Algorithm with Automatic Detection of Density Variation in Data with Noise”, Distributed and Parallel Databases, Springer Nature Switzerland, 37(1):73–99  (March 2019) DOI: 10.1007/s10619-018-7253-1 (ISI, Scopus)
  • Mariem Mefteh, Nadia Bouassida, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Towards Naturalistic Programming: Mapping Language-Independent Requirements to Constrained Language”. Science of Computer Programming – Methods of Software Design: Techniques and Applications, Elsevier, Netherlands, 166: 89-119 (May 2018) DOI:10.1016/j.scico.2018.05.006  (Scopus, ISI)
  • Mouna Rekik, Khouloud Boukadi, Molka Rekik, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “FC4CD: a new SOA-based Focused Crawler for Cloud Service Discovery”, Computing, Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria. 100(10): 1081-1107 (October 2018). ISSN: 0010-485X, DOI:10.1007/s00607-018-0600-2  
  • Lobna Makni, Nahla Zaaboub Haddar, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “An automated method for the construction of semantic business process patterns”. International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, Inderscience, UK. 8(3): 263-290 (2018). ISSN: 1619-1366, DOI:1504/IJPMB.2018.10008279  (ISI)
  • Mariem Ben Salem, Raouia Taktak, Ali Ridha Mahjoub, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Optimization Algorithms for the Disjunctively Constrained Knapsack Problem”, Soft Computing, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Germany. 22(6):2025–2043 (2018), ISSN:1432-7643,DOI:10.1007/s00500-016-2465-7
  • Imen Jaouadi, Raoudha H. Ben Djemaa, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “A model- driven development approach for context- aware systems”. Journal on Software Systems Modeling, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 17(4):1169-1195 (2018). ISSN: 1619-1366, DOI:10.1007/s10270-016-0550-0 (ISI)
  • Jihen Maâzoun, Nadia Bouassida, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “A new approach mining the SPL feature model and design from product variants”. Ada User Journal, Ada Language UK Ltd, 39(1): 37-47 (March 2018). ISSN:1381-6551  (Scopus, ISI)
  • Khouloud Boukadi, Rima Grati, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. « Une approche pour la prise de décision d’adaptation à base de logique floue pour les SaaS Composites ». Numéro Spécial de la Revue Ingénierie des Systèmes d’Information: “Décisions, argumentation et traçabilité dans l’Ingénierie des Systèmes d’Information”, Lavoisier France. 22(4):77-106 (2017), ISSN:1633-1311
  • Mouna Rekik, Khouloud Boukadi, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “An end-to-end system to enhance business process performance through new outsourcing to the Cloud strategies”, International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, UK. 63:308-319 (2017) ISSN:1751-200X, WOS:000416395100027 (ISI, Scopus)
  • Mariem Haoues, Asma Sellami, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, Laila Cheikhi. “A guideline for selecting the appropriate software architecture based on the ISO 25010 quality related characteristics”. Intern. Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management, Springer. 8(Suppl 2):  886–909, ISSN:0976-4348, DOI:10.1007/s13198-016-0546-8, WOS:000415383700029 (ISI)
  • Haitham Barkallah, Mariem Gzara, Hanêne Ben Abdallah. “Evolution of the Distributed computing paradigms: a brief road map”, International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems, 6(5) 2017, ISSN:2210-142X, DOI:10.12785/ijcds/060502
  • Dhikra Kchaou, Nadia Bouassida, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, “UML models change impact analysis using a text similarity technique”, IET Software, 11(1):27-37 (2017). ISSN:1751-8806, DOI: 1049/iet-sen.2015.0113, WOS:000395553000004 (ISI)
  • Soumaya Louhichi, Mariem Gzara, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, “Unsupervised varied density-based clustering algorithm using spline”, Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier, Netherlands 93: 48-57 (2017). ISSN: 0167-8655, DOI: 1016/j.patrec.2016.10.014, WOS:000404204100007 (ISI)
  • Mariem Haoues, Asma Sellami, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, “Functional change impact analysis in use cases: An approach based on COSMIC functional size measurement”. Science of Computer Programming, Elsevier, Netherlands. vol135: 88-104 (2017). ISSN:01676423, DOI: 1016/j.scico.2016.09.005, WOS:000393267600006 (IS)
  • Wiem Khlif, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, Nourchène Elleuch Ben Ayed. “A methodology for the semantic and structural restructuring of BPMN models”. Business Process Management Journal, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK 23(1):16-46 (2017). ISSN: 1463-7154, DOI:10.1108/BPMJ-12-2015-0186, WOS:000395591400002 (ISI)
  • Mariem Ben Salem, Saïd Hanafi, Raouia Taktak, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, “Probabilistic Tabu search with multiple neighborhoods for the Disjunctively Constrained Knapsack Problem”, RAIRO – Operations Research , EDP Sciences. 51(3):627-637 (2017). ISSN:  0399-0559, DOI: 1051/ro/2016049, WOS:000412095600008 (ISI).
  • Salma Ben Jemaa, Mohamed Hammami, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, “Finger Surfaces Recognition Using Rank Level Fusion”. Comput. J. 60(7): 969-985 (2017).
  • Jihen Maâzoun, Nadia Bouassida, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, “Change impact analysis for software product lines”. Journal of King Saud University – Computer and Information Sciences, Elsevier, 28(4):364-380 (2016). DOI: 1016/j.jksuci.2016.01.005, WOS:000404232200002 (ISI)
  • Dhikra Kchaou, Nadia Bouassida, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, “Managing the Impact of UML Design Changes on Their Consistency and Quality”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 41(8):2863-2881 (2016). ISSN: 1319-8025, DOI: 1007/s13369-016-2040-7, WOS:000378946400008 (ISI)
  • Mariem Mefteh, Nadia Bouassida, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Mining feature models from functional requirements”. Computer Journal, Oxford University Press, 59(12): 1784-1804 (2016). ISSN: 1460-2067, DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxw027, WOS:000397054600003 (IS)
  • Fahmi Bargui, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, Jamel Feki. “A natural language based method for a semi-automatic data mart design and ETL generation”. Journal of Decision Systems, Taylor & Francis, France, 25(4):309-344 (2016). ISSN: 1246-0125; DOI: 10.1080/12460125.2016.1158066. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/12460125.2016.1158066, WOS:000391088200003 (ISI)
  • Imène Issaoui, Nadia Bouassida, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Predicting the existence of design patterns based on semantics and metrics”. International Arab Journal of Information Technology, 13(2): 310-319 (Mars 2016).  ISSN: 1683-3198, WOS:000373246500013 (ISI)
  • Khouloud Boukadi, Rima Grati, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Toward the automation of a QoS-driven SLA establishment in the Cloud”. Service Oriented Computing and Applications, Springer UK, 10(3):279-302, (2016), ISSN: 1863-2386, DOI:10.1007/s11761-015-0187-9, WOS:000387082000005 (ISI)
  • Salma Kammoun Jarraya, Mohamed Hammami, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Adaptive moving shadow detection and removal by new semi-supervised learning technique”. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer US, 75(18):10949–10977 (2016).  ISSN:1380-7501, DOI:10.1007/s11042-015-2818-8 (ISI)
  • Nadia Bouassida, Salma Jammouci, Ahmed Msaed, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “An Interactive Design Pattern Selection Method”. Journal of Universal Computer Science, Springer Verlag, Germany 21(13) (2015). ISSN: 0948-695X, DOI:3217/jucs-021-13-1746, WOS:000376441500004 (IS)
  • Ali Salem, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “The Design of Valid Multi-dimensional Star Schemas Assisted by Repair Solutions”. Vietnam Journal of Computer Science, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2(3):169-179 (2015). ISSN: 2196-8888, DOI:10.1007/s40595-015-0041-1 (DBLP)
  • Mouna Rekik, Khouloud Boukadi, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “A decision-making method for business process outsourcing to the cloud based on business motivation model and AHP”.  International Journal of Cloud Computing, 4(1):47-62 (2015), Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland. ISSN:2043-9989, DOI:10.1504/15.67709 (DBLP)
  • Asma Sellami, Hela Hakim, Alain Abran, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah.  “A measurement method for sizing the structure of UML sequence diagrams”.  Information and Software Technology, Volume 59, 222–232 (2015). Elsevier, Netherlands, ISSN:0950-5849, DOI:10.1016/j.infsof.2014.11.002, WOS:000349427200013  (ISI)
  • Imène Issaoui, Nadia Bouassida, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “A New Approach for Interactive Design Pattern Recommendation”. Lecture Notes on Software Engineering. 3(3):173-178 (August 2015), IACSIT Press. ISSN:2301-3559,  DOI:10.7763/LNSE.2015.V3.185 (indexed DBLP)
  • Imen Jaouadi, Raoudha H. Ben Djemaa, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Approach to Model-Based Development of Context-Aware Application”. Journal of Computer and Communications 03(05):212-219 (May 2015), Scientific Research Publishing, ISSN:2327-5219, DOI:10.4236/jcc.2015.35027
  • Imène Issaoui, Nadia Bouassida, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “Using metric-based filtering to improve design pattern detection approaches”. Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, 11(1):39-63, (March 2015), Springer UK. ISSN: 1614-5046, DOI:10.1007/s11334-014-0241-3, WOS:000357527900004 (ISI, top 28%)
  • Akil Elkamel, Mariem Gzara, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. “A Bio-inspired Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm with Backtracking Strategy”. Applied Intelligence. 42(2):174-194 (2015), Springer US. ISSN:0924-669X. DOI:10.1007/s10489-014-0573-6, WOS:000349547300003  (ISI) 

Journal and Book Edition

  1. Jamel Feki, Hanêne Ben-Abdallah. Qualité des Entrepôts de Données : Conception et Manipulation, revue Ingénierie des Systèmes d’Information, RSTI Série ISI, 16:6,  November-December 2011. 
  2. Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, Azedine Boulmakoul, Omar Boussaid, Jamel Feki, Faiez Gargouri. Les Systèmes Décisionnels: Théorie et Pratique. 2010 (ISBN: 978-9973-9900-2-0).
  3. Hanêne Ben-Abdallah, Jamel Feki. Entrepôts de Données et Analyse en ligne, Revue des Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information (RNTI), Ed. Cépaduès, vol. n° B-6,  2010 (reference : 942, ISBN : 978-2854-2894-2-8).