Dr. Abbas Tarhini


Abbas Tarhini is an assistant professor of information technology. He holds a PhD in Computer Science-Software Engineering from University of Reims, France, an MSc and a BSc in Computer Science from LAU. He has several peer-refereed journals and conference publications and is member of the board and the treasurer of the Lebanese Association for information Systems (LAIS)– AIS Lebanon Chapter. He is the treasurer of the Arab Computing Society (ACS), Lebanon Chapter. He also serves as the vice president for research at the association of Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society (ICTO), France. He was actively involved in social and environmental initiatives through his membership in several forums and associations, namely the Academic Youth Association, which he founded in 2000.

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Programming I and II
  • Information Technology Management
  • Information System Analysis and Design
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Databases Management Systems
  • Advanced Topics in Databases
  • Information Security
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Internet & Web Development
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Data mining and Analysis
  • Operating Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Computer Architecture

Research Interests

  • Health Information Technology
  • Information Security
  • Stochastic Search Algorithms for Solving Business Problems
  • Timetabling
  • Applications of Data Mining & Analytics
  • Web-enabling Software and Security
  • Software Quality

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

Tarhini, A., Yunis. M. & Chamseddine, M. (2016). Natural Optimization Algorithms for the Cross-Dock Door Assignment Problem. Journal of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17(8), 2324 - 2333. 

Tarhini, A. (2016). Impact of ICT-based Innovations on Organizational Performance: The Role of Corporate Entrepreneurship. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, an Emerald Publication. 

Fouchal, H., Roulet, A. & Tarhini, A. Robustness testing of composed real-time systems. Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, 10(2), 135-148.

In Conferences:

 Tarhini, A. (2016, July 3-6). Genetic Selective Hyper-Heuristic for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Pickup Delivery. Paper presented at the 28th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2016), Poznan, Poland.

 Tarhini, A. (2016, June 3-4). Information Technology Adoption and Implementation in Higher EducationPaper presented at the Lebanese Conference on Information Systems (LCIS 2016), Beirut, Lebanon.

Tarhini, A. (2016, March 3-4). Corporate entrepreneurship: a mediator in the ICT-organizational performance relationship. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society (ICTO 2016). (Also published in “The social relevance of the Organization of Information Systems and ICT”. The book will be published as volume of the Springer series: Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organization (LNISO).

Tarhini, A. (2015). Modified Clarke Wright Algorithm for Solving the Realistic Vehicle Routing Problem. Presented at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (TAEECE2015), Lebanon. 

 Tarhini, A. (2014). Scatter Search Algorithm for the Cross-Dock Door Assignment Problem. Paper presented at the 17th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference. (MELECON 2104) Beirut, Lebanon.
Tarhini, A. (2013). Optimization Metaheuristic for Software Testing. Presented at the IEEE Conference on Evolutionary and Adaptive Intelligent Systems. (IEEE EVOLVE 2012). Berline Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. 
Tarhini, A., Mansour, N. & Fouchal, H. (2010). Testing and Regression Testing for Web Services Based Applications. International Journal of Computing & Information Technology (IJCIT), 2(2)
Fouchal, H., Rollet, A. & Tarhini, A.(2009). Robustness Testing on Composed Timed Systems. International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering (SEDE), ISCA, Las Vegas, USA. 
Tarhini, A., Ismail, Z. & Mansour, N. (2008). Regression Testing Technique for Web Applications. Presented at the International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering, ICACTE,Thailand.
Tarhini, A. & Fouchal, H. (2006). Robustness Evaluation of Real-Time Protocols. Presented at the  International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services,  Guadeloupe, French CariAKSOBean.
Tarhini, A., Fouchal, H. & Mansour, N. (2005). A Simple Approach for Testing Web Service Based Applications. Presented at the 5th international conference: Innovative Internet Community Systems.I2CS. 
Mansour, N., Siblini, R. & Tarhini, A. (2005). WSDL Mutation for Testing Web Services. The International Journal of Computers and Their Applications, 12(4) 210 -216. 
Tarhini, A., Fouchal, H. & Mansour, N. (2006). Regression Testing for Web Services-based Applications. Proceedings of the 4th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA-06), Dubai.2006.
Regression Testing for Composed systems. The 16th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 05). Chicago, Illinois, November, 2005.
Tarhini, A. & Fouchal, A. (2005). Conformance Testing of Real-Time Component based Systems. 5th IEEE International Symposium and School: Advance Distributed Systems. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. 
Tarhini, A., Rollet, A. & Fouchal, H. (2005). A Pragmatic Approach for Testing Robustness on Real-Time Component Based Systems. In 3rd ACS/IEEE International Conference: Computer Systems and Applications. Cairo, Egypt. 
Fouchal, H., Rollet, A. & Tarhini, A. (2005). Robustness of Composed Timed Systems. 31st Annual Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Informatics (SOFSEM’05), (January, 2005), Liptovsky Jan, Slovak Republic, Europe, volume 3381 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 155-164. Springer-Verlag, jan 2005.
Fouchal, H., Rabat, C., Rollet, A. & Tarhini, A. (2004). Experimental Results on Testing Real-time Systems. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent and Adaptive Systems and Software Engineering, IASSE 2004. Nice. pp : 284-289.
Mansour, N., Tarhini, A. & Ishakian, V. (2003). Three-Phase Simulated Annealing Algorithms for Exam Scheduling. Paper presented at ACS/IEEE International Conference:Computer Systems and Applications, Tunisia.
Natural Optimization Algorithms for Exam Scheduling. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conferences on Applied Simulation and Modeling (ASM 1998).

Fouchal, H., Roulet, A. & Tarhini, A. Robustness testing of composed real-time systems. Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, 10(2), 135-148.