Anis Charfi

Anis Charfi

Associate Teaching Professor, Information Systems

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Anis Charfi joined CMU-Q as an associate teaching professor of information systems in August 2015. He worked for more than eight years as senior researcher in the research and development department of SAP in Darmstadt, Germany, leading several innovation and transfer projects. He also led large collaborative research projects that were funded by the European Union, the German Ministry of Education and Research, and the German Academic Exchange Office.


Ph.D., Computer Science, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Habilitation degree (HDR), Computer Science, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France 

Area Of Expertise

Management information systems

Business process management

Software engineering

Database systems

Cloud computing


Research Description

Anis Charfi's research activities revolve around engineering enterprise software systems with a special focus on process-oriented and service-based systems. His research involves areas such as business process and workflow management, model-driven software development, aspect-oriented software development, service-oriented computing and cloud computing. In 2016, Charfi received a QNRF NPRP project grant for research on Arabic author profiling.

Research Keywords

Business process management
Software engineering
Model-driven software development


Anis Charfi has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Moreover, he has published 12 patents and patent applications. His publications can be found at:

Professional Activities

Anis Charfi regularly serves as reviewer for leading international journals such as ACM Transactions on the Web, IEEE Software, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and the Information Systems Journal. He serves on the program committees of international peer-reviewed conferences such as Sysco 2016, BPM 2015, SERA 2015 and WETICE 2014. He has co-chaired several events.

Courses Taught



  • 67-262: Database Design and Development (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 67-372: Principles of Database Systems (Fall 2015)
  • 67-318: Business Process Modeling and Implementation (Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 67-323: Enterprise Systems: Concepts and Practice (Spring 2019)
  • 67-373: Information Systems Consulting Project (Spring 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 67-475: Innovations in Information Systems (Fall 2016 and Fall 2017)