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البحث العلمي : أبجدية المبادئ والأدوات والأهداف

scientific research : principles, tools and goals

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مما لاشك فيه أن مسيرة البحث العلمي تحتاج إلى وجود عناصر أساسية للقيام بالبحث العلمي على أحسن ما يُرام. يأتي في طليعة تلك العناصر ضرورةُ تعريف معنى مصطلح العلم نفسه. أما أدوات البحث العلمي فنقتصر على ذكر البعض منها فقط مثل: ملاحظة الظاهرة، تحديد موضوع البحث، طرح الفرضيات، استعمال المفاهيم...وبالنسبة لأهداف البحث فهي كثيرة منها: فهمُ وتفسير أسباب الظاهرة أو موضوع البحث، القدرة على إنشاء أُطر نظرية Paradigmes، استكشاف معالم أخرى لموضوع البحث أو الظاهرة مما يؤدي إلى ابتكار رؤى ومفاهيم وحتى نظريات جديدة ذات علاقة بالظاهرة أو موضوع دراسة البحث الأمر الذي قد يؤدي إلى فهم وتفسير مختلفين أو جديدين للظاهرة أو الموضوع المدروس. ومنه يصبح الباحث يتمتع بحاسة النقد وبعيدا عن مجرد سلوك التقليد في ميادين بحوثه.

الأستاذ الدكتور محمود الذوادي – عالم الاجتماع /جامعة تونس وغيرها عالميا.

Prof. Mahmoud Dhaouadi, sociologist (Tunisian & Canadian) Univ. of  Tunis, Tunisia

                                   E-M: , t: 0021697812315

This page offers a good idea about my intellectual and academic journey in several universities in the world. I had studied respectively English, psychology and sociology in Iraq, USA and Canada. As a Visiting Professor or a Professor, I taught in the following order at universities in Canada, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Malaysia and the Sultanate of Oman.

My published books in English, Arabic and French are 33 books of which I am the author of 17  and I wrote one chapter in 12 others and I translated 4 books from French and English into Arabic. I have published more than 250 essays, articles and book reviews in the three languages. The main themes of my publications are six: 1- Tunisian society, 2-Arab-Islamic thought, 3- Ibn Khaldun’s thought, 4- The universe of cultural symbols, 5- The Other Underdevelopment in the Arab world, 6- Crime and deviance. There is a seventh theme which covers my intellectual activities via published essays, articles and book reviews whose themes are different from the six above. I have participated in many Tunisian, Arab and international seminars, colloquium and congresses. Finally, I was the adviser of numerous Master and doctoral theses in Tunisia and abroad. I have invented the Theory of the Human Symbols/HS which claims that Man is a Third Dimensional Being (body, soul and HS) or  a Homo Culturus as well as a number of concepts drawn from the social reality of the Arab world: the Other Underdevelopment, the Al-Mustanfira Tunisian Personality, Conspiring bilingualism in the Maghrebian societies.


A-Books in English and French *:

1- L’univers des symboles humains : l’Autre sous-développement Maghreb et au Tiers-monde, 2010, Tunis. 

2- Globalization of the Other Underdevelopment : Third World Cultural Identities 2002.

3-New Explorations into the Making of Ibn Khaldun’s Umran Mind, 1997.

4- Toward Islamic Sociology of Cultural Symbols 1996.

5- Cultural Sociology within Innovative Treatise: Islamic Insights on Human Symbols  2013/ the USA.

6-Culture from a Different Outlook of Islamic Insights (in English, French and Arabic) 2016.


The last three books are published by  S.Noordeen, Kuala Lumpur.

B-Books in Arabic *:

7- The Muqaddimah in Cultural Sociology within an Arab-Islamic Outlook, Beirut 2010.

8-The Other Face of Modern Tunisian Society, Tunis, 2006.

9- The Concept of Culture from Islamic and Social Science Perspectives, Beirut, 2006.

10- New Explorations into the Determinants of Ibn Khaldun’s Mind, Tunis,  2003.

11- The Other Underdevelopment: the Globalization of the Cultural Identities Crisis in the Arab World and the Third World, Tunis, 2002.

12- L’innovation dans les sciences sociales: la marginalité créatrice, Paris, 1991. I translated it into Arabic 1997.

13- Western Sociology in Question and on Trial 2011. I translated it from English into Arabic.

14- Readings into the Shelves of Human & Social Sciences Library 2011.

15- Readings into the Shelves of the Library of Criminal and Deviant Behaviours 2012.

16- Conspiring Bilingualism in the Arab world 2013.

17- The Link between Identity and Language: Case Study of Tunisian Society 2013.

18- Book –in- Brief in Arabic of  Contested Knowledge :Social Theory Today/S.Seidman, 2014.

19- Books from the East and the West Speak About Islam 2014.

20- The Legitimacy of Founding Arab Sociology.

21- The Weakness of the Linguistic and Cultural Immunity and the Troubled Identity of the Maghrebian Societies 2017.


New Books expected to be published in 2018-19

  1. The translation into Arabic of the book (Essential Concepts in Sociology/Giddens 2014): 90028 words/250 pp.

  2. The translation into Arabic of the book ( L’innovation  dans les sciences sociales : la marginalité créatrice /Dogan & Pahre 1990) :84212 words/252 pp.

  3. Man : the Third Dimensional Being: The Sociology of Knowledge of the Human Symbols (in Arabic):83413 words/265 pp.

  4. The Guiding and the Liberating Charter of the Indigenization of Arab Sociology (in Arabic) :76315 words/257 pp.


* Most of these books are sold in El Kitab, El Atiqa, Claire Fontaine & other bookstores in Tunis.


 كيف أصبحت البيانات تقتل البحث في هندسة البرمجيات


How Data is Killing Research in


Software Engineering

hafedh mili 

Professor, Laboratory chair

University of Québec in Montréal

Montréal, CANADA



Will talk about patterns, empirical software engineering, and big data/search-based software engineering, and how all of these directions have given up on trying to explain how we go from specifications of the problems to specifications of solutions.


  • Software engineering research,

  • Artifial intelligence.


  • Professors,

  • Graduate students.


Actual Positions and Responsabilities

  • Full Professor,

  • Director of the LATECE Research Laboratory


  • Diplôme d’Ingénieur, École Centrale de Paris (Paris, France, 1984),

  • PhD, Computer Science, the George Washington University  (Washington D.C., USA, 1988)


المعرفة والبحث والتعليم والتطور: مقترح إطار جديد للبلدان النامية

Knowledge, Resarch, Education and Development :

A New Framework Proposal for Developing Countries


Senior Lecturer, Science Policy Research Unit,

University of Sussex, UK

Allam is currently based at the University of Sussex as a Senior Lecturer at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), which is a world leader in research, consultancy, and teaching in the field of science and technology policy. It was at the University of Sussex that Allam founded and led the MSc International Management Programme. In 2016 he joined the University of East London as a Visiting Professor at the Royal Dock School of Business and Law.

As an expert in the fields of knowledge management, technology transfer and management, public policy, sustainable development, and sustainability marketing and policy Allam is regularly sought out as a consultant to regional and international organisations, including:

  • European Commission on International Scientific Cooperation;

  • World Bank;

  • European Union;

  • Economic and Social Research Council, UK (ESRC);

  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research;

  • World Food Programme;

  • Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and other United Nations organisations;

  • Oxford University Press;

  • Various governments in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Allam was born in Sudan, where he spent his childhood and early youth, completing his BSc (Hons.) in Marketing at University of Khartoum. He then moved to the UK for postgraduate school. He received an MBA/MSc in Business Management from the Royal Agricultural College University. He was awarded the RAC Scholarship and Prestigious Book Prize for Best MSc/MBA Dissertation. Finally, he went on to complete his PhD in Knowledge and Technology Transfer at Edinburgh Napier University.

Before becoming part of University of Sussex’s faculty he explored a wide variety of teaching and professional experiences, including:

Allam is a widely published author and academic. He has over 120 publications, including fourteen books. His academic articles focus on knowledge and technology transfer and management, sustainable development, and sustainability marketing and policy. Allam serves on the editorial board for eight international journals in the topics of science and technology, knowledge management, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, strategy, and international business. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of:

Allam Ahmed is the Founding President of:

For more than 25 years Allam has presented keynotes and public speeches to a wide range of audiences of all levels including: academic settings, international organisations, and government officials. He has been the recipient several international medals and awards for his contribution to international scientific research. Allam is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016), Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Business (2009 and 2010), and Marquis Who’s Who in America (2012 and 2014).

For more information about Allam Ahmed visit his interactive CV section of this website.


من البيانات للمعارف والحكمة في اتخاذ القرار الأفضل

From data to knowledge and


Wisdom for a good decision


Mohamed Mohsen


Higher Institute of Arts and Multimedia of Manouba

In recent decades, we have assisted a change in the volume of heterogeneous data that can be very useful for companies. The problem was how to exploit this data to extract knowledge. Several techniques have been defined to respond to this problem such as: supevised or unsupervised ones, but there is still a lot of work to be done to achieve an extraxction of relevant knowledge and that allows wise decisions by decision makers. In this presentation, we present some techniques for extracting knowledge from data and show the challenges that these techniques face in a Big Data context.

Mohamed Mohsen Gammoudi is a Professor in Computer Sciences at the Higher Institute of Art and Multimedia, University of Manouba, Tunisia.He obtained his habilitation to Supervise research in 2005 at the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis.He got his PhD in September 1993 in Sophia Antipolis, Laboratory I3S/CNRS in the team of Professor Serge Mirandaand. He was supervised by Professors Ali Jaoua and Nhanh Lethan. In 1989, He received his Master degree in computer sciences at LIRM laboratory of Montpellier. He succeeded his graduate degree in computer sciences at the University of Aix Marseille II during 1986-1988(Faculty of Sciences of Luminy).

In education, the experience of Professor Gammoudi began in 1992 when he was assigned as assistant at the Technical University of Nice. Then he was hired as a visiting Professor between 1993 and 1997. He participated in the establishment of a postgraduate at the Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil. He has been the head of research group in this university during this period. Since November 1997, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis. In 2005 he served as an Associate Professor at the Higher Institute for Computer Sciences and Management of Kairouan, Tunisia. He was the founder of a Masters research "Intelligent Information System". He has supervised several PhD and Masters Students. In September 2009 he joined the Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis. He teachs, Databases, Advanced database, Data warehouse, Data mining, Advaced Algorithms and Data structure, Big Data. He currently leads a research team "ECRI" for knowledge Extraction and Information Retrieval. He collaborates with several universities abroad (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, INSA Lyon, ESEO Angers, University of Jaèn, Spain, UQAM, Canda, etc..The research areas of interest are: Information Retrieval, Data mining, Web Service and cloud, Big Data and Algorithms for Formal Concept Analysis. He published more than 70 papers in International Conference and Journals. He participated in several committees related to the Ministry of Higher Education and Research as LMD (Bachelor, Master and Doctorate), CNE (National Board of Review) and PAQ (Support Program for Quality) and finally the Committee of recruitment juries in national competitions since 2006.

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