Othmane Chniber is a visiting graduate student in the Middleware Systems Research Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. Othmane's current research interests lie in the field of Business Process Management, specifically Business Artifacts and Business Performance Management. His previous research interests focused on Semantic Web Services and semantic issues related to integrating heterogeneous data sources. Othmane obtained an M.Sc. in Software Engineering in 2007 and a Master of Research in 2009 from the University of Malaga (Spain). He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree after being awarded a grant by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Research.