Souleiman Hasan

   Postdoctoral Researcher
Deputy Unit Leader for Sustainable IT
Insight Centre for Data Analytics @ National University of Ireland, Galway (formerly DERI), LERO
Data Processing Architectures Special Group Lead, BDVA

Galway, Ireland

Short BIO

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher and deputy unit leader for sustainable IT at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics @ National University of Ireland, Galway (Formerly DERI). My research tackles the problem of semantic coupling in event based systems and its effect on scalability in large-scale heterogeneous environments such as the Internet of Things via the use of vector-space models of semantics. Applications of the problem in the smart cities, power management, and water management domains have been among the SFI, Enterprise Ireland, and European projects I have been involved in including DERI Energy, SENSE, and Waternomics. A list of my publications in scientific journals and conferences is found below. I am the lead of the Data Processing Architectures technical priority at the Big Data Value Association ( a non-profit industry-led organisation aiming at increasing the competitiveness of Europe with data-driven innovation. 

I have received a PhD in computer science from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Previously, I had completed a five years Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Engineering, majoring in Software Engineering and Information Systems, at Damascus University, Syria. I have also worked as a teacher assistant at Damascus University where I taught several modules including programming languages, software engineering, and information systems. I worked as a software engineer for two years and have been involved in early training and appraisal process of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) of software development process improvement. I have coached the Damascus University team for the Arab and North Africa ACM Collegiate Programming Contest throughout 2007, 2008, and 2009.



  • Loose Coupling in Heterogeneous Event-based Systems via Approximate Semantic Matching and Dynamic Enrichment

    Souleiman Hasan
    National University of Ireland, Galway
    Ph.D. Thesis [PDF]


  • Tackling Variety in Event-Based Systems

    Souleiman Hasan, Edward Curry
    In Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems. ACM, Oslo, Norway, pp. 256-265, 2015
    Conference Tutorial Paper [PDF]

  • Thingsonomy: Tackling Variety in Internet of Things Events

    Souleiman Hasan, Edward Curry
    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 10–18, 2015
    Magazine Paper [PDF]

  • Using Formal Concept Analysis for Organizing and Discovering Sensor Capabilities

    Wassim Derguech, Sami Bhiri, Souleiman Hasan, Edward Curry:
    The Computer Journal, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 256–367, 2015
    Journal Paper [PDF]


  • Thematic Event Processing

    Souleiman Hasan, Edward Curry
    In Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference (Middleware '14). ACM, Bordeaux, France, 109-120. 
    Conference Paper [BibTex] [PDF]

  • Approximate Semantic Matching of Events for the Internet of Things

    Souleiman HasanEdward Curry
    ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. 14, 1, Article 2 (July 2014), 23 pages.
    Journal Paper [BibTex] [PDF]


Demo: Approximate Semantic Matching in the COLLIDER Event Processing Engine

Towards Unified and Native Enrichment in Event Processing Systems

Organizing Capabilities using Formal Concept Analysis

Curbing Resource Consumption Using Team-Based Feedback

Linking building data in the cloud: Integrating cross-domain building data using linked data


Building Performance Optimization Using Cross-Domain Scenario Modeling, Linked Data, and Complex Event Processing

Enterprise Energy Management using a Linked Dataspace for Energy Intelligence

Approximate Semantic Matching of Heterogeneous Events

An Environmental Chargeback for Data Center and Cloud Computing Consumers


Toward Situation Awareness for the Semantic Sensor Web: Complex Event Processing with Dynamic Linked Data Enrichment

An Entity- Centric Approach to Green Information Systems

  • Edward Curry, Souleiman Hasan, Umair ul Hassan, Micah Herstand, Sean O'Riain

    Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
    Conference Paper