Research Master in Information Systems and Data Intelligence


The Master’s program of “Information and Decision Support Systems (IDSS)” is designed to provide an advanced and deep understanding of the core principles and topics of Information Systems (IS) intelligence; it concentrates on the issues and challenges of the new and latest information-technologies. The program focuses on IS engineering and reengineering/urbanization methodologies- Decision making and  Business Intelligence (BI) interrelated fields - Service-oriented and cloud computing - Internet of Things IoT and mobile computing - Big-data intelligence - Business process intelligence - Ubiquitous, collaborative and cooperative computing; Smart-cities - Information security within IS - Information processing hot topics; Ontology, Semantic web and information retrieval techniques.


The M2R-IDSS degree aims to: instruct IT senior-managers and specialists by and for research in engineering and reengineering of information and decision (intelligent) systems - provide the foundation for integrating academic research teams to prepare a doctoral thesis (PhD) - provide students with a capacity to access job-positions like: "Study/Analysis and research" and or "research and development".

Acquired Skills

Methodologies for architectural engineering and reengineering of IS - distributed, cooperative and interoperable IS - Mobile IS and GIS - multidimensional data bases, data warehousing and Big-data - Services-oriented and cloud system engineering and Web technologies - Business Intelligence - Data Mining - Ontology, semantic Web, and XML - modeling and meta-data modeling – Multimedia IS - Security in IS - semantic indexing and information retrieval techniques. 

Admission Conditions

Recruitment: Applications are reviewed by an admission committee. The best candidates are selected after interview

Required Level:

M1-CS from the Faculty of Sciences at the Lebanese University or equivalent degree (engineer level)


 1 year


12 students

Further Studies / Career Opportunities

Earning a Master degree of “Information and Decision Support Systems (IDSS)” can be a great way to help students in both academic and industrial-engineering fields; students may pursue a PhD, integrate teaching and or research teams, may pursue careers in information system fields, and lead large companies (consulting-jobs, strategic planning, expertise in internet-technologies, decision-making, etc.). Students who earn this master will be eligible for engineering positions R&D, and heads of R&D projects. Obtaining a doctorate will allow students access to careers in teaching and research within prestigious universities and engineering schools or Institutes of Science and Technology.

Information Systems and Data Intelligence M2 Courses


  • M1 Computer Science

General Infos

  • Diploma Level: BAC+5
  • Studies Duration:

    1 year

  • Type: Research
  • Teaching Language: English
  • Total Credits Number: 60
  • Location: Rafic Hariri University campus - Hadath
  • Supervisor: Mohamed Abdel Amir Dbouk
  • Email: mdbouk(at)ul.edu.lb

Selected Projects

  • Probabilistic Causal model and Ontology Based Reasoning: Cardiovascular Patients case study (2013-2014)
  • Architecture of a Middle-ware platform for context-aware mobile applications (2013-2014)
  • Simulation of natural disasters in Lebanon (2013-2014)
  • Events Recognition for Road Management System - Study and Simulation (2013-2014)
  • Defining Security Strategy for VANET networks - Study and Simulation (2013-2014)
  • Researchers’ profiling using ontology based information extraction from unstructured text (2013-2014)
  • AQUiRe: A High-performance Solution for Processing and Distributing Big Data in Real-time (2014-2015)
  • Network traffic classification based on multi-criteria methods. (2014-2015)

Selected Courses