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Prof. Chaabane Djeraba obtained a Master and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science, from respectively the "Pierre Mendes France" University of Grenoble (France) and the "Claude Bernard" University of Lyon (France). Beforehand, he obtained an engineering degree in Computer Science at the National Institute of Informatics (INI, now called ESI, Algeria). He then became an Assistant and Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Polytechnic School of Nantes University, France. Since 2003, he has been a full Professor at the University of Lille Nord Europe (University of Lille1) and co-heads the Fox-Miire group within the Computer Science Laboratory (LIFL). His research and teaching activities are also held in the Telecom-Lille1 Engineering School. His current research interests cover the extraction of information (emotion, abnormal events, suspect events, gaze, flow) from videos and the application to human behavior understanding and multimedia indexing and mining.

Prof. Chaabane Djeraba produced more than 150 publications in journals, book chapters and conferences. He published two books. He was a guest editor for several journals (ACM TOMCCAP, MTAP, IEEE Multimedia, IJPEDS). He actively contributed to several collaborative regional, national and European projects. He coordinated a European project (Miauce FP6) for 3 years. He was involved as an expert-evaluator of project proposals at a national level (National Network of Innovation in Audiovisual and Multimedia - RIAM) and European level (FP7 IST e-inclusive program). He participated in the standardization process related to multimedia (MPEG-7).

He chaired and founded several international workshops such as the international workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval (CBMI) in 2001 and the ACM international workshop on Multimedia Data Mining (ACM KDD/MDM) in 2002. The workshop inspired the Multimedia Mining theme of ACM SIGKDD. He took part to several program committees of conferences (e.g. ACM SIGKDD, ACM MM), and he is serving several editorial boards of journals (e.g. MTAP).