Short Biography

Rachida Dssouli is professor and founding Director of Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), Concordia University.

She received the Doctorat d'Université degree in Computer Science from the Université Paul-Sabatier of Toulouse, France, in 1981, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1987, from the University of Montréal, Canada.

She has been a professor at the Université Mohamed 1er, Oujda, Morocco, from 1981 to 1989, Assistant professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, from 1989 to 1991, and Full professor at the Université de Montréal until May 2001. She spent a Sabbatical year at NORTEl..

Her research area is in Communication software engineering, Requirements engineering and Service Computing. Ongoing projects include incremental specification and analysis of reactive systems based on scenario language,Service Computing and service composition, multimedia applications, conformance testing, design for testability , conformance testing based on FSM /EFSM and Timed automata.

She served very often as a member of committee program of many workshops and conferences (IWPTS, IWTCS, FORTE, CFIP, MMNS, MMM, FIW, NOTERE). She organized or co-organized several international workshops and conferences (IWPT'93, CFIP'93, FORTE'95, CFIP'96, NOTERE'98, SDL Forum'99, SAR, NOTERE’2004, TESTCOM’2005).