Dr. Farrukh Zeshan
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Area of Interest: Semantic Web, Knowledge Based Systems, Self-Organizing Systems, Software Project Management and Software Engineering
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (177)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

I am a Tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus, Pakistan. I am working as an In-charge of Software Engineering Program in the Department. I received my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Software Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). I have around 13 years of teaching and research experience at various educational and research institutes along with 2.5 years of software development experience in the software industry as a software engineer. I have published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles (cumulative IF 60+ with more than 450 citations and 14 H-index) and have supervised 20+ students (Master + Ph.D.). Moreover, I also have served different public sector universities as a member of the selection and board of studies along with delivering a keynote talk on various topics at the national and international conferences. Whereas to date, I have organized three international workshops in Europe while currently, I am organizing a workshop on Emerging Advancements and Technologies in Healthcare. The workshop will take place in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN). Conference will held in November 7-9, 2023, Almaty, Kazakhstan. My research interests include Service-Oriented Computing, Intelligent Recommender Systems, Software Engineering, Software Project Management, Knowledge Management, and Self-Organizing Systems. I am a reviewer, technical committee, and editorial member of many reputed national and international conferences and Journals.

E-mail: drzfurkh@cuilahore.edu.pk

Research Group:  https://sana510.wixsite.com/wss-semantic-web/members

Google Scholar:  https://scholar.google.com.pk/citations?user=ovLj3RcAAAAJ&hl=en

 Journal Special Issue: 

IGI-Global: Book Edited:

“Recent Advancements in Smart Remote Patient Monitoring, Wearable Devices, and Diagnostics Systems.”  https://www.igi-global.com/book/recent-advancements-smart-remote-patient/301604 

Research Projects:

  • Service Composition Framework for Self Organizing Ubiquitous Systems,  No:21-169SRGP/R&D/HEC/2014; R&D-Division/Higher Education Commission/Sector H-9/lslamabad-Pakistan.  (completed)

Professional Trainings: 

  • Project Management Professional (PMP-PMI)
  • Agile Certified Professional (ACP-PMI)
  • Project Monitoring Evaluation and Controlling
  • Statistical Techniques for Effective Decision Making
  • Data Analysis With Python

Conference / Workshop Organization

Conference Keynote / Invited Talks: 

  • Keynote Talk at the 4th International Conference of Computer Science and Allied Technologies 2022 (ICCSAT-2022) on 14-15 November 2022, organized by Lahore Garrison University.
  • Keynote Talk at the 5th National Conference of Computer Science and Information Technology (NCCSIT) on  August 24, 2021, organized by the Department of Software Engineering, Lahore Garrison University.
  • Keynote Speaker at the 1st International Conference on Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence (ICMPAI-2022) on 17th and 18th June 2022 organized by the Department of Artificial Intelligence (Islamia University Bahawalpur).


  • Higher Education Commission (HEC) Approved Supervisor.
  • Selection Board Member of University of the Punjab Lahore (Served).
  • Selection Board Member of University of Education (Township Campus- Served)
  • Selection Board Member of Government College Women University Sialkot (Served).
  • Member of Board of Studies, Government College Women University Sialkot (Served).
  • Member of Board of Studies, University of Education (Township Campus-

Supervision / Co-Supervision

  • Muhammad Hamid (PhD Student). “Intelligent Recommender and Decision Support System for Effective Management of Software Projects.” 
  •  Amber Sarfraz (PhD Student) “Cloud Federation Architectures for Dynamic Systems” (Ongoing)
  • Muhammad Tahir (PhD Student) “Rights sharing approach for online privacy preservation in Social Networks” (Ongoing).
  • Sabih Jamal (PhD Student) “Fine Grained Data Driven Process Model for Machine Learning Systems” (Ongoing).
  • Mohammad Ahmad, (PhD Student)  “Data provenance” (Ongoing).
  • Alia Samreen “Content validation in OSN” 
  • Ushna Khalil “A trust model for delegation in IoT” 
  • Zainab Dar “A Context-Aware Encryption Protocol Suite in 6LoWPAN for IoT” 
  • Hira Shahid (MS Student). “Software Project Time and Cost Estimation Using Semantic Web Technolgies.” 
  • Ghulam Mohayyud Din. “Customized Web Scrapping for Information Authenticity” 
  • Rida Fatima “Requirement Change Prediction Model for Small Software Systems”
  • Shahzad Sharif, Approach Towards the Development of an Intelligent Legal Agent.
  • Nimra Aziz. “Ontology Based Multi-Agent Framework for Knowledge Sharing In Distributed Software Enviornment” 
  • Sania Qamar “Impact of Trust and knowledge sharing on software development projects.” 
  • Ahmad Amjad, “A Deep Learning Model for Efficient Effort Estimation in Serum Projects” 


Book Chapters:
1. Furkh Zeshan, Radziah Mohamad, Mohammad Nazir Ahmad (2014), "Service Discovery Framework for Distributed Embedded Real-Time Systems", Emerging Advancements and Technologies in Software Engineering, published by: IGI-Global, pp: 126-147    (External URL)
2. FURKH ZESHAN, RADZIAH MOHAMAD, MOHAMMAD NAZIR AHMAD, SYED ASAD HUSSAIN (2014), "Ontology for Autonomous Mobile Robot System", New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques, edited by: Hamido Fujita, published by: IOS Press, pp: 1073 - 1085    (External URL)
3. Furkh Zeshan, Radziah Mohamad, Mohammad Nazir Ahmad (2013), "Quality of Service Ontology Languages for Web Services Discovery: An Overview and Limitations", LNCS: Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information and Interaction Design., published by: Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, pp: 400-407, Standard: 978-3-642-39208-5    (External URL)
4. Furkh Zeshan and Radziah Mohamad (2011), "Comparative Evaluation of Semantic Web Service Composition Approaches", Software Engineering and Computer Systems, published by: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp: 283-290, Standard: 978-3-642-22202-3    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Rida Fatima, Furkh Zeshan, Adnan Ahmad, Muhamamd Hamid, Imen Filali (2023), "Requirement Change Prediction Model for Small Software Systems", Computers, ISSN: 2073-431X, Impact Factor: 2.8   
2. Adnan Ahmad, Furkh Zeshan, Muhammad Hamid and Alia Samreen (2022), "Application of Gamification in Modern Education", Handbook of Research on Promoting Economic and Social Development Through Serious Games, pp: 16, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9732-3.ch004    (External URL)
3. Muhammad Hamid, Furkh Zeshan , Adnan Ahmad , Saadia Malik , Muhammad Saleem , Nadia Tabassum and Muhammad Qasim (2021), "Analysis of Software Success Through Structural Equation Modeling", Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, pp: 1689-1701, Vol: 31, DOI: 10.32604/iasc.2022.020898 , Impact Factor: 1.647    (External URL)
4. Ushna Khalil, Adnan Ahmad, Furkh Zeshan, Abdel-Haleem Abdel-Aty (2021), "Identification of Trusted IoT Devices for Secure Delegation", Computers and Electrical Engineering, Vol: 90, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2021.106988, Impact Factor: 2.66    (External URL)
5. Adnan Ahmad, Furkh Zeshan (2020), "Does one size fit all? Investigating the Effect of Group Size and Gamification on Learners’ Behaviors in Higher Education", Journal of Computing in Higher Education, pp: 296–327, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12528-020-09266-8, Impact Factor: 2.63    (External URL)
6. Furkh Zeshan, Adnan Ahmad, Abdel-Haleem Abdel-Aty, Fahd Algarni and Ashfaq Ahmad (2020), "A Hybrid Semantic Knowledge Integration and Sharing Approach for Distributed Smart Environments.", Sensors, pp: 1-24, Vol: 20, Issue: 20, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/s20205918, Impact Factor: 3.275    (External URL)
7. Alia Samreen; Adnan Ahmad; Furkh Zeshan; Farooq Ahmad; Sohaib Ahmed (2020), "A Collaborative Method for Protecting Teens against Online Predators over Social Networks: A Behavioral Analysis", IEEE Access, pp: 174375 - 174393, Vol: 8, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3007141, Impact Factor: 4.09    (External URL)
8. Muhammad Hamid; Furkh Zeshan; Adnan Ahmad; Farooq Ahmad; Ali Hamza (2020), "An Intelligent Recommender and Decision Support System (IRDSS) for Effective Management of Software Projects", IEEE Access, pp: 140752 - 140766, Vol: 8, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3010968, Impact Factor: 4.09    (External URL)
9. Adnan Ahmad, Furkh Zeshan, Salman Khan, Amjad Ali, Alia Samreen (2020), "Impact of Gamification on Learning Outcome of Computer Science Majors", ACM Transactions on Computing Education, pp: 1–25 , Vol: 20, Issue: 2, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3383456, Impact Factor: 1.36    (External URL)
10. Adnan Ahmad, Anique Azhar, Sajid Naqvi, Asif Nawaz, Samia Arshad, Furkh Zeshan, Mohammed Yousif and Ali O. M. Saleh (2020), "A methodology for sender-oriented anti-spamming", Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, pp: 2765-2776, 2020, Vol: 38, DOI: 10.3233/JIFS-179562, Impact Factor: 1.637    (External URL)
11. Muhammad Hamid, Furkh Zeshan, Adnan Ahmad,Saima Munawar, Esma Aimeur (2020), "An intelligent decision support system for effective handling of IT projects", Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, pp: 2635-2647, 2020, DOI: 10.3233/JIFS-179550, Impact Factor: 1.637    (External URL)
12. Imtiaz Ahmed Awan, Wajid Aziz, Lal Hussain, Sharjil Saeed, Amjad Ali, Farukh Zeeshan and Kyung Sup Kwak (2020), "Detecting Congestive Heart Failure by extracting Multimodal Features and employing Machine Learning Techniques", BioMed Research International, Vol: 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/4281243, Impact Factor: 2.20    (External URL)
13. Zaineb Dar, Adnan Ahmad, Furkh Zeshan, Razi Iqbal, Hafiz Husnain Raza Sherazi (2019), "A context-aware encryption protocol suite for edge computing-based IoT devices", The Journal of Supercomputing, pp: 2548–2567, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11227-019-03021-2, Impact Factor: 2.157    (External URL)
14. Mohamed Jaward Bah, Hongzhi Wang, Mohamed Hammad, Furkh Zeshan and Hanan Aljuaid. (2019), "An Effective Minimal Probing Approach with Micro-Cluster for Distance-based Outlier Detection in Data streams.", IEEE Access, pp: 154922 - 154934, Vol: 7, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2946966, Impact Factor: 4.09    (External URL)
15. Muhammad Hameed Siddiqi, Madallah Alruwaili, Amjad Ali, Saad Alanazi and Furkh Zeshan (2019), "Human Activity Recognition using Gaussian Mixture Hidden Conditional Random Fields", Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Vol: 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8590560, Impact Factor: 2.15    (External URL)
16. Adnan Ahmad, Brian Whitworth, Furkh Zeshan, Lech Janczewski, Munwar Alid, Muhammad Hasanain Chaudary and Robert Friedman (2019), "A relation-aware multiparty access control", Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, pp: 227-239, 2019, Vol: 37, DOI: 10.3233/JIFS-179080, Impact Factor: 1.43    (External URL)
17. Furkh Zeshan, Radziah Mohamad, Mohammad Nazir Ahmad, Marini Bte Othman, Amad Mohammed Saleh Jubrail, Syed Asad Hussain, Adnan Ahmad, Amjad Ali, Mehmood Ashraf, Imran Babar (2019), "Context-Aware Ontology and Web Services Discovery for Distributed Embedded Real-Time Systems", Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS), Vol: 32, DOI: https://doi.org/10.22452/mjcs.vol32no3.2, Impact Factor: 0.65    (External URL)
18. Muhammad Hamid, Furkh Zeshan, Adnan Ahmad, and Esma Aimeur (2019), "Factors Contributing in Failures of Software Projects", International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security (ISI), Vol: 19, Impact Factor: ISI Index    (External URL)
19. Mahmood Ashraf, Sehrish Majeed, Thabit Sabbah, Mohammad Abrar, Furkh Zeshan (2018), "Comparative Analysis of Mobile Phone Usability for Younger and Older Adults", Indian Journal of Science & Technology (ISI), pp: 1-6, Vol: 11, Issue: 23, DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2018/v11i23/123895, Impact Factor: ISI Index    (External URL)
20. Amjad Ali, Kyung-sup Kwak, Nguyen H. Tran, Zhu Han, Dusit Niyato, Farukh Zeshan, Muhammad Talha Gul ; (2018), "RaptorQ-Based Efficient Multimedia Transmission over Cooperative Cellular Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, pp: 7275 - 7289, Vol: 67, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2018.2832292, Impact Factor: 4.06    (External URL)
21. Munir Ahmad, Hafiz Muhammad Tanveer and Furkh Zeshan (2018), "A Penalized-Likelihood Image Recontrcuction Algorithm For PET Exploiting Root Image Size", International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Vol: 9, Issue: 4, DOI: 10.14569/IJACSA.2018.090459, Impact Factor: ISI Index    (External URL)
22. Adnan Ahmad, Brian Whitworth, Furkh Zeshan, Elisa Bertino, Robert Friedman (2017), "Extending social networks with delegation", Computers and Security, pp: 546-564, Vol: 70, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2017.07.010, Impact Factor: 2.85    (External URL)
23. Haneen Anjum, Muhammad Imran Babar, Muhammad Jehanzeb, Furkh Zeshan, Maham Khan (2017), "A Comparative Analysis of Quality Assurance of Mobile Applications using Automated Testing Tools", International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, pp: 249-255, Vol: 8, Issue: 7, DOI: 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080733, Impact Factor: ISI Index    (External URL)
24. Furkh Zeshan, Radziah Mohamad, Mohammad Nazir Ahmad, Syed Asad Hussain, Adnan Ahmad, Imran Raza (2017), "Ontology Based Service Discovery Framework for Dynamic Systems", IET Software, pp: 64 – 74, Vol: 11, Issue: 2, DOI: 10.1049/iet-sen.2016.0048, Impact Factor: 0.73    (External URL)
25. Elhag AAM, Mohamad R, Aziz MW, Zeshan F (2015), "Systematic Composite Service Design Modeling Method Using Graph-Based Theory", PLoS ONE , pp: 1-26, Vol: 10, Issue: 4, Impact Factor: 3.53  Abstract  (External URL)
26. Furkh Zeshan, Radziah Mohamad (2012), "Medical Ontology in the Dynamic Healthcare Environment", Procedia Computer Science, pp: 340-348, Vol: 10, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2012.06.045    (External URL)
27. Furkh Zeshan and Radziah Mohamad (2011), "Semantic Web Service Composition Approaches: Overview and Limitations", International Journal on New Computer Architectures and Their Applications, pp: 640-651, ISSN: 2220-9085    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Muhammad Hamid; Furkh Zeshan; Adnan Ahmad (2021) "Fuzzy Logic-based Expert System for Effort Estimation in Scrum Projects", 2021 International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Application (DASA), DOI: 10.1109/DASA53625.2021.9682239    (External URL)
2. Ridda Fatima; Furkh Zeshan; Adnan Ahmad; Muhammad Hamid; Ashfaq Ahmad; Sohail Afzal (2021) "Software Requirements Change Prediction Model", 2021 International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Application (DASA), DOI: 10.1109/DASA53625.2021.9682217    (External URL)
3. Alia Samreen, Adnan Ahmad and Furkh Zeshan (2020) "Searching for Truth in the Post-Truth Age", IEEE: 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Computational Sciences (ICACS’20), DOI: 10.1109/ICACS47775.2020.9055948    (External URL)
4. Abid Mehmood and Furkh Zeshan (2019) "An Approach for Mapping the Aspect State Models to Aspect-Oriented Code", IEEE: International Conference on Engineering & Emerging Technologies 2019-ICEET, DOI: 10.1109/CEET1.2019.8711837    (External URL)
5. Furkh Zeshan; Mohamad, Radziah; Ahmad, Mohammad Nazir (2013) "Services Discovery Frameworks for Dynamic Environments: An Overview and Limitations", Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2013, WCE 2013, July 3 - 5, 2013, London, U.K., Vol: Vol III, ISSN: ISBN: 978-988-19252-9-9     (External URL)
6. Furkh Zeshan and Radziah Mohamad (2011) "Methodology of Automatic Web Services Composition for Distributed Embedded Real-Time Systems", 3rd Software Engineering Postgraduates Co-Located Workshop in the 5th Malaysian Software Engineering Conference, 12 December 2011   
7. Furkh Zeshan, Radziah Mohamad (2011) "Software Architecture Reliability Prediction Models: An Overview", IEEE: 5th Malaysian Conference in Software Engineering (MySEC), Standard: 978-1-4577-1530-3   


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
2010 to 2013


Associate Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus.
Apr 2022 to Date
Assistant Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus.
Feb 2014 to Apr 2022
Teaching Assistant
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
Jul 2012 to Jul 2013
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
May 2005 to Sep 2010
Software Engineer
CraniumSoft (pvt.) Ltd, Lahore, Pakistan.
Nov 2004 to Apr 2005

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