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About Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

Dr. Mutaz Al-Debei (PhD, Information Systems and Computing) is an assistant professor at the University of Jordan, Department of Management Information Systems (MIS). He has also held posts at Brunel University – West London in the United Kingdom (UK) and Alahliyya University in Jordan. He is also a trainer for a number of professional certificates such as OCP for Oracle developer and Database Administrators (DBAs), MCSE, CCNA, Network+, Security+, and Credit Card Frauds. In addition to these technical training programs, Dr. Al-Debei is also a trainer of key business-related programs such as designing and managing innovations and technological artefacts as well as business model thinking for digital firms. Dr. Al-Debei has performed these training programs and given seminars in many local and global reputable training institutions, universities and conferences. These include Centre of Consultation at the University of Jordan, Brunel University – West London, General Computers & Electronics Co., Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, and others. Dr. Al-Debei also has about ten years of experience in the IT industry having worked in Jordan for the Royal Scientific Society and the Jordan National bank (Credit Cards Centre) as a network engineer and Database Administrator (DBA), respectively. Thereafter, he worked as an IT manager for Arab Radio and Television (ART) in Jordan Media City. Dr. Al-Debei is a member of Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE), a member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS), and a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Dr. Al-Debei is an active young researcher. Within less than three years, he has published, with key figures in the field of information systems and computing, about twenty two research papers in reputable and well-recognized international Journals and conferences. The research interests of Dr. Al-Debei include the design and engineering of mobile (cellular) data services and other technological artefacts from business modelling and design science standpoints. He has also interests in researching ontologies, Web services, computer security, and decision making mechanisms. Dr. Al-Debei is the founder of the V4 Business Model Ontology for designing and engineering technological artefacts. Even though it has been developed recently, this ontology has been adopted by researchers and practitioners given its perceived value and efficacy. Nowadays, a group of researchers in the United Kingdom are utilizing the ontology to design and evaluate the eGovernment initiative over there. Similarly, an international Mexican company is using the ontology not only to design and evaluate its eBusiness application, but also for creating a mobile business application for bartering. For his research excellence and its implications for theory and practice, Dr. Al-Debei has been awarded two best research paper awards; one from the United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) in 2008 and the other from the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) in 2010. On top of that, Dr. Al-Debei, and based on a competition, has been awarded the prestigious Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Research from Brunel University – West London in the UK and also awarded distinguished researcher award from The University of Jordan.


Present Faculty Member, University of Jordan

Research Interests

Information Systems and Computing

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Honors and Awards

  • The Prestigious Vice Chacellor's Prize for Doctoral Research, UK
  • Distinguished Researcher Award, Jordan
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Database Management Systems
  • Diploma, International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, WEBIST, Spain
  • Chairing Diploma, Int. Conf. on Advances in Information and Communication Technologies, Amesterdam - The Netherlands
  • Best Paper Award, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), 2010, Perth, Australia
  • Best Paper Award, UKAIS 2008, UK
  • Program Committee Member, Ontology-Driven Information Systems Engineering, UK
  • Associate Editor, ECIS 2013
  • Program Committee, Pre-ECIS 2013 Workshop - The Digitization in Business Models and Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

The University of Jordan
Department of MIS
Director, The University of Jordan Website Office
Amman - Jordan

M-Business (1)

National Security (2)

Emerging Technologies (3)

Social Implications of ICT (1)

Location-Based Services (1)

Emergency Management (1)

eGovernment (2)

ICT Implementation and Adoption (2)

Value Networks and Mobile Data Services (1)

Web Portals Success (2)

Social Networks (1)

Business Models (3)

Mobile Business Models (2)

Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence (1)

Semantic Web Services (2)