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Distinguished Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

University Research Chair
in Ambient Interactive Media and Communications

Director: Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory (MCRLab)
and Distributed & Collaborative Virtual Environments Research Laboratory (DISCOVER)
Distinguished University Professor: (see EECS announcement)
Honours & Awards Editorial Board
  • ELG 5121 (multimedia Communications
  • SEG 3125 (Human Computer Interaction) (see Blackboard)
  • information for students (s_info)

Press & News



  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik is recipient of the 2013 IEEE Canada Achievement Award: C.C. Gotlieb (Computer) Medal for important contributions to the field of computer engineering and science



  • The Technical Award of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society for his “outstanding contributions to multimedia computing.”


  • Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC) (read more)
  • Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).(read more )


  • Prof. El Saddik and his team Jongeun Cha, Mohamad Eid, Ahmad Barghout, and ASM Mahfujur Rahman, won the ACM Multimedia 2009 Grand Challenge Most Entertaining Award for “HugMe: Synchronous Haptic Teleconferencing” System
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE)
  • Fellow of IEEE for contributions to interactive haptic audio visual systems (FIEEE)


  • Professional of the Year Award, Canadian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • BEST Paper Award for "ALPHAN: A Haptic Enabled Protocol with Multi-User Collaboration", at ACM/IEEE DS-RT 2008
  • ACM SIG MM Recognition for contributing to the success of ACM MM 2008 as General Chair
  • IEEE Recognition of Service Award for outstanding organization of I2MTC 2008
  • ACM recognition as ACM Senior Member


  • University Research Chair in Ambient Interactive Media and Communications
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Chair TC-37 Measurements and Networking, IEEE Instrumentation & Measutrement Society, 2007 -
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Physicians and Students of the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  • Best Paper Award for "A Dominating Set Based Peer-to-Peer Protocol for Real-Time Multi-Source Collaboration" at the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Collaborative Service-oriented P2P Information Systems (COPS 2007)


  • Best paper Award (Honor Article) "Graphical Password with Haptics", 6th International Conference on Virtual Concept, Cancun, Mexico, 26th Nov. - 1st Dec 2006
  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
  • International WHO'S WHO Historical Society
  • Best Short-Paper/Demo Award at the 2006 annual Intelligent Interactive Learning Object Repositories Conference (I2LOR-2006), Montreal Canada


  • Certificate of Appreciation from IEEE - GCC Section
  • Premier's Research Excellence Award (PREA)
    National Capital Institute of Telecommunications (NCIT)
  • New Professorship Incentive Award
  • Recipient of one of the three Best paper award for "Architecture and Evaluation of Tele-Haptic Environments" at the 8th IEEE DS-RT
Conference Organization
  • 2015 Sponsorship Chair of ACM Multimedia 2015, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2014 Co-Chair of 1st International Workshop on Emerging Multimedia Applications and Services for Smart Cities (EMASC-2014 ) Nov, 7, 2014, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • 2014 Co-Chair for High-Risk High-Return of ACM Multimedia 2014, Florida, USA
  • 2014 Co-Chair 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Ambient Multimedia and Sensory Environment (AMUSE-2014 ) December 10-12, 2014 -- Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2014 Chair of the Multimedia Computing and Communications (MCC) Symposium of ICNC 2014
  • 2013Technical Co-Chair of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Electronic Measurement & Instruments (ICEMI 2013), Harbin, China
  • 2013Co-chair of the special track on Multimedia for Humanity IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 201, July 2013, San Jose, USA
  • 2013 General Chair of International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM), January 2013, Huangshan, China
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), University of Ottawa
800 King Edward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5
Tel: (613) 562-5800 x 6277, Fax: (613) 562-5664
Office: SITE, Room 5-037,