Hisham M. Abdelsalam is a Professor of Operations Research and Decision Support and Director of the Decision Support and Future Studies Center in the Faculty of Computers and

Information, Cairo University. He holds a Master of Science and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He obtained his Bachelor degree with honours in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. Professionally, he has acted as the Director Research and Development in the National Management Institute (NMI) and, also, as the Manager of the Future Studies Center,

Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), the Egyptian Cabinet, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Abdelsalam has led several funded research projects, and his research interests extend to cover the areas of decision support, modelling and simulation, new product development projects, supply chain management, and e-government.