Prof. Boualem Benatallah is a Scientia professor and research group leader at the School of Computer Science (CSE), University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney, Australia). He held the chaire d'excellence position of the Auvergne Region in France (LIMOS, France, 2008-2010). His main research interests are developing fundamental concepts and techniques in Web service composition, cloud services engineering and management, integration, crowd sourcing services, data curation, cognitive services and case management. He has published more than 230 refereed papers including more than 60 journal papers. Most of his papers appeared in very selective and reputable conferences and journals.

He has been frequently invited to give keynote talks, lectures and tutorials on service computing in international conferences and summer schools. He has a very strong international track record demonstrated by the high citations of his work, some of which are considered seminal in the field of services composition. He also has strong collaboration with Industry including projects, consultancy on enterprise computing, and patents.

Boualem has been general and PC chair of number of international conferences. He has been guest editor of several special issues for reputable international journals. He is member of the steering committee of BPM and ICSOC conferences. He is member of the editorial board of numerous international journals. He was a visiting Professor at INRIA-LORIA, CNRS, Claude Bernard University (France), University of Blaise Pascal (Clermont Ferrand, France), University of Trento (Italy). As the chair of the CSE research committee, he was member of the team (comprising multiple university, government and industry partners) that constructed the successful bid for the new Smart Services CRC, which was awarded $30m in federal funding in 2007. He is member of Executive Committee of IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems.