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Prof. Anis Koubaa

About Me

Anis Koubaa is Professor in Computer Science in Prince Sultan University. He is also Senior Researcher at CISTER/INESC-TEC research center in Portugal and a consultant at Gaitech Robotics in China. He is the Chair of ACM Chapter in Saudi Arabia and Director of Robotics and Internet of Things Lab at Prince Sultan University.

Recent Book

Springer Robot Operating System (ROS) The Complete Reference (Volume 2)

Consists of three types of chapters: tutorials, cases studies, and research papers, it provides comprehensive additional material on ROS and the aspects of developing robotics systems, algorithms, frameworks, and applications with ROS.


  • Rector Teaching Award , Prince Sultan University, June 2016
  • Chair of the ACM Chapter in Saudi Arabia , Prince Sultan University, 2015-now
  • 23rd most leading Tunisian scientists on 2015 November 2015.
    Ranked 23rd most leading Tunisian scientists in the three areas combined of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering based on the H-Index from Google Scholars evaluated at that time to 25. I am ranked the 6th scientist in the computer science disciple among all Tunisian scientists worldwide.
    Reference: Houcemeddine Turki, “Leading Tunisian Scientists in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. An Overview” in GRIN Verlag, November 2105.
  • Rector Research Excellence Award , at Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud University, Area: Natural and Computer Sciences, Saudi Arabia, June 2011
  • Best Paper Award in ECRTS 2007 conference. , The most reputed conference in real-time systems in Europe., July 2017

  • Editor-in-Chief , Robotics Software Engineering, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (Sage Publishing), March 2016-now
  • Associate Editor , Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems (Tailor & Francis), 2014- now
  • Associate Editor , Robotics Software Engineering, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (Sage Publishing), 2012- 2016
  • Editor-in-Chief , Journal of Computer Science and Engineering, in Arabic, 2010-2013



  • SafeCop Safe Cooperative Cyber-Physical Systems, Funding Scheme: ECSEL-RIA, April 1st, 2016 - March 31st, 2019
  • Dronemap , KACST Project, Saudi Arabia, COctober 2015 - September 2016

The Robot Operating System (ROS) Volume 1 is listed in the top 25% of the most downloaded eBooks in the relevant SpringerLink eBook Collection in 2016. The book provides the reader with a comprehensive coverage of the Robot Operating Systems (ROS) and the latest related systems, which is currently considered as the main development framework for robotics applications.


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October 2, 2017

Founding ROS Community in Tunisia

In September 2017, we founded ROS Community in Tunisia. Special thanks for the invitation of IIT of Sfax to provide a seminar on Robot Operating System (ROS) to different researchers and students from IIT and ENIS. We created a Google Group for ROS Tunisia Community, and all ROS-interested people in Tunisia are invited to join. There is a possibility to establish collaboration between Tunisian researchers and Gaitech Robotics in China for ROS experts in Tunisia.

  • CS102 ,Java Programming 2
  • CS371 , Web Development