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Sahraoui, Houari

Vice-doyen Planification
Full Professor


  • Telephone 514-343-5746 Pav. PAVILLON ANDRE-AISENSTADT \ Ext. 2163


Sahraoui, Houari

Research expertise

My research interests include, among others, automated software engineering. I am particularly interested in model transformations learning from examples using evolutionary approaches. I also work on reverse engineering (comprehension) and reengineering (refactoring, migration to component-based software, etc.) of software using static and dynamic analysis. My concerns also include visualization of large sets of multidimensional data for software comprehension and maintenance.

Areas of expertise


  • Martin Faunes, Houari Sahraoui, Mounir Boukadoum, Genetic-Programming Approach to Learn Model Transformation Rules from Examples, Theory and Practice of Model Transformations, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7909, 2013, pp 17-32

  • Ali Ouni, Marouane Kessentini, Houari Sahraoui, Mounir Boukadoum, Maintainability defects detection and correction: a multi-objective approach, Automated Software Engineering, Vol. 20, no 1, pp 47-79, 2013

  • Ghazwa Malak, Houari Sahraoui, Linda Badri, Mourad Badri, Modeling Web Quality using a Probabilistic Approach: An empirical validation, ACM Transactions on the Web (ACM-TWEB), vol. 4, no 3, pp.1-31, 2010

  • Houari Sahraoui, Lionel C. Briand, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc, Olivier Beaurepaire, Investigating the Impact of a Measurement Program on Software Quality, Journal of Information and Software Technology (Elseveir), vol. 52, no 9, pp.923-933, 2010.

  • M Kessentini, H Sahraoui, M Boukadoum, Model transformation as an optimization problem, Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), 2008.

  • Salah Bouktif, Houari Sahraoui, and Giuliano Antoniol. 2006. Simulated annealing for improving software quality prediction. In Proceedings of the 8th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation (GECCO '06).

  • Guillaume Langelier, Houari Sahraoui, and Pierre Poulin. 2005. Visualization-based analysis of quality for large-scale software systems. In Proceedings of the 20th IEEE/ACM international Conference on Automated software engineering (ASE '05).
  • Houari Sahraoui, Robert Godin, Thierry Miceli, Can metrics help to bridge the gap between the improvement of OO design quality and its automation?, International Conference on Software Maintenance, pp.154,162, 2000.