Director of ICT
The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization ALECSO
Mohamed JEMNI is a Professor of Computer Science and Educational Technologies at the University of Tunis, Tunisia. He is the Director of ICT at The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization ALECSO (www.alecso.org). He has been the General Director of the Computing Center El Khawarizmi, the Internet services provider for the sector of higher education and scientific research in Tunisia, from 2008 to 2013. He is a Senior member IEEE, member of the Executive board of IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology (www.ieeetclt.org) and he is co-editor of Springer Lecture Notes in educational Technology.
At ALECSO, he is currently leading several projects related to the promotion of effective use of ICT in education in the Arab world, namely, OER, MOOCs, cloud computing and the strategic project ALECSP-APPS with three main components: ALecsoApps Store, AlecsoApps Editor and AlecsoApps Award (www.alecsoapps.com), aiming to provide a technological environment for the promotion of an emerging digital creative Arab Mobile industry, related to the fields of education, culture and science.
His Research Projects Involvements during the last 28 years are Educational Technologies, High Performance and Grid computing and Accessibility of ICT to People with Disabilities.
He published more than 300 papers in international journals, conferences and books, and produced many studies for international organizations such as UNESCO, ITU and ALECSO.
Prof. Jemni and his research Laboratory have received several awards, including the Silver medal of the International Fair of Inventions in Kuwait 2007, the UNESCO Prize 2008 for the e-learning curriculum they developed for visually impaired, President’s Award for the integration of persons with disabilities 2009 and the “World Summit Award (WSA) – Mobile 2010” in the field of social inclusion. In April 2012, his laboratory LaTICE received the Google Student AWARD and he has received the Best Communication Paper of the Web For All 2012. Prof. Jemni received the International Telecommunication Union Award: “ICT Innovation application challenge” during the WSIS Forum in Geneva in May 2013, and recently, the project “ALECSO APPS” that he is leading at ALECSO received the Mohammed bin Rashid Arabic Language Award in the Technology topic, in May 2017.
He is member of the steering committee of G3ICT – United Nations, Global initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies and he is also the president of a Tunisian NGO created in June 2011: the Tunisian Association of e-accessibility (www.e-access.tn). He has launched many initiatives to promote ICT accessibility in the Arab region including the project of WCAG2.0 translation to Arabic (www.alecso.org/wcag2.0/) to promote accessibility of Arabic Web Content and the 2009 initiative for using ICT to develop Arab Sign language.
His full CV is available at his web page : http://www.latice.rnu.tn/english/memb_jemni.htm