About the Conference

The first international Conference on Smart Information & Communication Technologies (SmartICT’19) will be held at Be Live Collection Saïdia Hotel in the wonderful Moroccan “Blue pearl” city of Saïdia, from 26-28 September 2019. This conference will include a rich and comprehensive technical program including several sessions, symposiums and workshops in parallel.

What is Our Goal?

The objective of SmartICT'19 is to provide an exceptional forum for researchers, PhD students, industrials and policy makers to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to all practical and theoretical aspects of Smart Technologies in: Industry, education, health and society.

The conference will publish high quality papers in reputable proceedings and journals indexed in various international databases.

Tracks

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Topics

  • Power Generation & Control
  • Motors Design & Control
  • Green computing and energy efficiency
  • Energy Conversion & Storage
  • Smart Home and Smart Buildings
  • SCADA and Power System Automation
  • Control System and Automation
  • Programmable Logic
  • Smart Grid – Future Electric Grid
  • Photovoltaic Cell & Systems
  • Renewable Energy and Environment Protection
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • Wireless Power Transmission
  • Micro & Nano Electronic Design
  • Instrumentation & Measuring Systems
  • Microsystems, Electronic Failures and Reliabilty
  • RF Devices and Antennas for Wireless Applications
  • Smart Sensors
  • Components, Circuits and Systems
  • Embedded Systems and Applications
  • Electrical Materials and Applications
  • Robotics and Mechatronics,
  • Automotive and Avionic engineering,
  • MEMS and NEMS Related Technology
  • Materials Characterization Techniques

Topics

  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Social networks and computing
  • Distributed, parallel and HPC systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Robotics and Control Systems
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Image Processing, Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition
  • Digital Forensics
  • Serious Games
  • Information theory
  • Modeling and Simulation Techniques
  • Signal Detection and Parameter Estimation
  • Health and Medical Informatics
  • Information storage, indexing and retrieval
  • Optimization and Decision Making
  • Intelligent Robotics and Multi-agent systems
  • Multimedia Computing and Systems
  • Cryptography, Watermarking and Blockchain
  • Fault Detection & Systems Identification
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Economy and Digital Marketing
  • Smart Education and Intelligent Learning System
  • Smart Healthcare
  • Geographic information system
  • Digital Humanities

Topics

  • Industrial Networking
  • GPS Interface in GSM Networks
  • System security, privacy, and safety
  • Network Technologies &Wireless Communications,
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Manet & Vanet
  • Multicasting, broadcasting and geocasting
  • Body and Personal Area Networks
  • Ultra-wideband and short-range networks
  • CyberCrime
  • 5G Mobile Systems
  • Digital Communication
  • Internet of Things
  • Next generation Internet
  • Satellite and space communications
  • Communication Interfaces & Modeling
  • Radio over fiber and optical communications
  • Collaborative Communication Technology
  • Mobile Web Technology.
  • Traffic engineering and QoS support
  • Microwaves Theory and Techniques
  • Cognitive & Software defined radio
  • Localization and tracking
  • Sensor networks for environmental monitoring (WSN)
  • RFID networks and protocols
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

Committee

General Chairs

Ali El Moussati, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Mohammed Ghaouth Belkasmi, Mohammed First University, Morocco

General co-Chairs

Mohammed Saber, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Kidiyo Kpalma, INSA Rennes, France

Technical Program Chairs

Sylvain Guégan, INSA Rennes, France
Joseph Ronsin, INSA Rennes, France

Organizing Committee

Abdelmalek Mehdi, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Ilhame El Farissi, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Mohamed Emharref, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Mohammed Guamguami, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Omar Moussaoui, Mohammed First University, Morocco

Saida Belouali, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Sara Chadli, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Wiame Benzekri, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Zineb Bougroun, Mohammed First University, Morocco

Technical Program Committee

Abdelaziz Lawani, Eastern Kentucky University, USA
Abdelaziz Yasri, UM6P, France
Abdelhafid BESSAID, University of Tlemcen, Algeria
Abdelhamid Daamouche, University M'hamed Bougara of Boumerdes, Algeria
Abdelkader Dekdouk, Dhofar University, Oman
Abdennacer Bounoua, Djillali Liabes University, Algeria
Abderrahim Saaidi, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Abdulwahab Almazroi, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Abeer Elkorany, Cairo University, Egypt
Abir Ben Ali, CRISTAL, Tunisia
Abrouk Lylia, University of Burgundy, France
Ahmad Almogren, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Azouaoui, Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco
Ahmed El Oualkadi, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco
Ahmed Hammad, University of Franche-comté, France
Ahmed Zellou, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Akram Sarhan, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Ala Khalifeh, German Jordanian University, Jordan
Aladine Chetouani, University of Orleans, France
Alberto Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ali El Moussati, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Ali Idarrou, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco
Ali Boularbah, University Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
Álvaro Rocha, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Amir Jafargholi, Amir Kabir University of Technology, Iran
Andrea Bottino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Andres Iglesias, University of Cantabria, Spain & Toho University, Japan
Andrew Diniz da Costa, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Andrina Granić, University of Split, Croatia
Antonio Sanfilippo, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Aoued Boukelif, Djillali Liabes University, Algeria
Arafat Awajan, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
Ashraf Ahmad, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
Agustin Francisco Gutierrez Tornes, Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Mexico
Ayman Alzayed, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Aziz Benlarbi-Delai, Pierre and Marie Curie University, France
Aziz Salah, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Bachir Elmagroud, Mohamed First University, Morocco
Bingshu Wang, Peking University, China
Borka Jerman-Blažič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Celina Leao, University of Minho, Portugal
Chrissanthi Angeli, University of West Attica, Greece
Cong Bai, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Dorsaf Sebai, National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Tunisia
Edward Jaser, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
Elarbi Badidi, Faculty of Information Technology, UAE
El Miloud Jaara, Mohammed First University, Morocco
El Mostafa Daoudi, Mohammed First University, Morocco

El Mostapha Aboulhamid, University of Montreal, Canada
Emharraf mohamed, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Eric Rojas, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile
Ernest Cachia, University of Malta, Malta
Ernst Leiss, University of Houston, USA
Farshad Badie, Aalborg University, Denmark
Fathi Essalmi, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia
Fatma Omara, Cairo University, Egypt
Filipe Duarte dos Santos Cardoso, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Francisco José García Peñalvo, University of Salamanca, Spain
Ghaïs El Zein, INSA Rennes, France
Gheorghe Zaharia, IETR-INSA Rennes, France
Golla Varaprasad, BMS College of Engineering, India
Hassan Rhinane, Hassan II University, Morocco
Hassan Silkan, Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco
Ikram El Azami, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
James O Uhomoibhi, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Ján Skalka, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
Jose Fonseca, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Jose M. Molina, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Joseph Ronsin, INSA Rennes, France
Juan M. Corchado, Air Institute - University of Salamanca, Spain
Juarez Bento da Silva, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Juhyun Jeon, CHUNGANG UNIVERSITY, South Korea
Kidiyo Kpalma, INSA Rennes, France
Kiran Trivedi, Shantilal Shah Engineering College, India
Khaled BENSID, University of Uuargla, Algeria
Lahoucine El Maimouni, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco
Luay Tahat, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
Lubomir Benko, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
Luigi Biagiotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Maria Tortorella, University of Sannio, Italy
Matthew Montebello, University of Malta, Malta
Michal Munk, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
Miloud Chikr El Mezouar, Djillali Liabes University, Algeria
Mirka Saarela, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Mohammed Amine Moussaoui, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Mohammed Ghaouth Belkasmi, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Mohamed Nabil Saidi, INSEA, Morocco

Mohammed Shabat, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine
Mohammed Saber, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Mohammed Talibi Alaoui, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Mouncef Filali Bouami, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Mostafa Azizi, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Mostafa Belkasmi, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Mostafa El Mallahi, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Moussa El ayachi, Mohammed First University, Morocco
Muath Sabha, Arab American University - Jenin, Palestine
Nabil Tabbane, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Najiba El Amrani El Idrissi, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Nasreddine Taleb, Djillali Liabes University, Algeria
Noureddine Chikouche, University of M'sila, Algeria
Olivier Latry, University of Rouen Normandy, France
Ounsa Roudies, Mohammed V Agdal University, Morocco
Paul Temple, University of Namur, Belgium
Paulo Mendes, University of Minho, Portugal
Pedro Brandão, University of Porto, Portugal
Peter Bentley, University College London, United Kingdom
Peter Papcun, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Rachid El Alami, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Rachid El Bouayadi, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
Rafa Al-Qutaish, University of Quebec, Canada
Raúl Correia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Ricardo Costa, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Richard Chbeir, UPPA University, France
Rinaldi Munir, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Ronan LE BRETON, INSA de Rennes, France
Roumen Kountchev, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Roumiana Kountcheva, T&K Engineering, Sophia, Bulgaria
Roza Dumbraveanu, State Pedagogical University, Moldova
Said Hamdioui, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Sajid Anwar, Institute of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Sanela Klarić, International Burch University, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sankhanil Dey, University of Calcutta, India
Shadab Shishegar, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
Soulla Louca, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Sultan Aljahdali, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Sylvain Guégan, INSA Rennes, France
Tan-Hoa Vuong, INPT-ENSEEIHT, France
Tarik HAJJI, Université Privée de Fes, Morocco
Walid Osamy, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Wassima Aitfares, Mohammed V Agdal University, Morocco
William Irvin Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Xin Cao, University of New South Wales, Australia
Yong Zhao, Peking University, China
Youssef Hanyf, Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco
Yacine Lafifi, Guelma University, Algeria
Zoltán Balogh, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
Zohra Zerdoumi, M'sila University, Algeria

... (to be completed with pending invited members)

Key Notes

Professor Brian A. Barsky

Computer Science Division
School of Optometry
Berkeley Center for New Media
Berkeley Institute of Design
Arts Research Center
University of California, Berkeley
USA

Title : "Simulating Human Vision and Vision Correcting Displays"

Abstract :

Present research on simulating human vision and on vision correcting displays that compensate for the optical aberrations in the viewer’s eyes will be discussed. The simulation is not an abstract model but incorporates real measurements of a particular individual’s entire optical system. In its simplest form, these measurements can be the individual’s eyeglasses prescription; beyond that, more detailed measurements can be obtained using an instrument that captures the individual’s wavefront aberrations. Using these measurements, synthetics images are generated. This process modifies input images to simulate the appearance of the scene for the individual. Examples will be shown of simulations using data measured from individuals with high myopia (near-sightedness), astigmatism, and keratoconus, as well as simulations based on measurements obtained before and after corneal refractive (LASIK) surgery.
Recent work on vision-correcting displays will also be discussed. Given the measurements of the optical aberrations of a user’s eye, a vision correcting display will present a transformed image that when viewed by this individual will appear in sharp focus. This could impact computer monitors, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Vision correction could be provided in some cases where spectacles are ineffective. One of the potential applications of possible interest is a heads-up display that would enable a driver or pilot to read the instruments and gauges with his or her lens still focused for the far distance. This research was selected by Scientific American as one of its ten annual “World Changing Ideas.”

Short Biography :

Brian A. Barsky is Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley, USA where he is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Vision Science, and Affiliate Professor Emeritus of Optometry. He is also a member of the Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, an interdisciplinary and inter-campus program, between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco and he is affiliated with the the Berkeley Center for New Media, Berkeley Institute of Design, and Arts Research Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (F.A.A.O) and a Warren and Marjorie Minner Faculty Fellow in Engineering Ethics and Professional/Social Responsibility and an ACM Distinguished Speaker. He has a D.C.S. and B.Sc. from McGill University, M.S. from Cornell University, and Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Professor Barsky has co-authored technical articles in the broad areas of computer aided geometric design and modeling, interactive three-dimensional computer graphics, visualization in scientific computing, computer aided cornea modeling and visualization, medical imaging, and virtual environments for surgical simulation. He is also a co-author of the book An Introduction to Splines for Use in Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling, co-editor of the book Making Them Move: Mechanics, Control, and Animation of Articulated Figures, and author of the book Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling Using Beta-splines. Professor Barsky also held visiting positions in numerous universities of European and Asian countries. He is also a speaker at many international meetings, an editor for technical journal and book series in computer graphics and geometric modelling, and a recipient of an IBM Faculty Development Award and a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. Further information about Professor Barsky can be found at http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~barsky/biog.html.

Professor Mounir Ghogho

Research Director
Computer Science Department
Université Internationale de Rabat
Morocco

Title : "Can AI predict the future?"

Abstract :

In this talk, I will first briefly review the different approaches to learning. Then, I will address the issue of how and to what extent artificial intelligence can help predict the future. Some conventional and state-of the-art prediction methods will be briefly described. Some case studies (e.g. predicting human mobility, predicting web content popularity, predicting cyberattacks, predicting urban traffic, predicting urban pollution, etc.) will then be briefly presented.

Short Biography :

Mounir Ghogho received his PhD degree in 1997 from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France. He was an EPSRC Research Fellow with the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), from Sept 1997 to Nov 2001. In December 2001, he joined the University of Leeds (England) where he was promoted to full Professor in 2008. While still affiliated with the University of Leeds, he joined the International University of Rabat (UIR) in January 2010, where he is currently the Director of TICLab (ICT Research Laboratory) and Scientific Advisor to the President. His research interests are in signal processing, machine learning and wireless communication. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a recipient of the 2013 IBM Faculty Award, and a recipient of the 2000 UK Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship. He is currently a member of the steering committee of the Transactions of Signal and Information Processing. In the past, he served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and IEEE Signal Processing Letters, a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM, SPTM and SAM Technical Committee. He chaired many conferences and workshops including the European Signal Processing conference Eusipco2013 and the IEEE workshop on Signal Processing for Advanced Wireless Communications SPAWC’2010. He is the Eurasip Liaison in Morocco.

Professor Vincent FREMONT

Full Professor
Laboratory of Digital Sciences of Nantes (LS2N)
Ecole Centrale de Nantes
France

Title : "Perception and Deep Learning for Autonomous Vehicles"

Abstract :

Autonomous vehicles have been rising in popularity within a push for a global technologically aided future. In parallel with academics works, car manufacturers and digital giants such as Google with Waymo, have also positioned themselves on smart mobility and intelligent transportation systems. In the future, these autonomous vehicleswill increasingly evolve in open, complex, dynamic environments with strong interactions with humans. In addition, the convergence of massive databases, important embedded and distributed computing capabilities, and new paradigms of artificial intelligencewill give to autonomous vehicles, greater autonomy and reasoning capabilities.
A key component of such autonomous mobile robots is the embedded perception system. The extraction of key properties such as geometric, semantic and contextual information from multi-sensor data and their integration over time, allow the vehicles to build a digital representation of their close or even extended environment through the exchange of information by wireless communications. This multimodal representation of the vehicleneighborhood serves as a basic knowledge to plan their movements in a safe and robust way in open, complex and dynamic environments.
Therefore, motivated by the new paradigms of artificial intelligence such as Deep Neural Networks, and the emergence of new sensing capabilities such as 3D Lidars and neuromorphic cameras, this talk will present an overview of the latest breakthrough and strong challenges within the field of Perception and Deep Learning for autonomous vehicles.

Short Biography :

Vincent Frémont received the M.S. degree in automatic control and computer science from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France, in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control and computer science from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France, in 2003. From 2005 to 2018, he was an Associate Professor at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC) within the Heudiasyc Lab, UMR CNRS 7253. Since 2018, he is a Full Professor at Ecole Centrale de Nantes within the LS2N Lab, UMR CNRS 6004. His research interests belong to perception systems for autonomous mobile robotics with an emphasis on computer vision, machine learning and multi-sensor fusion.

Professor Andrina Granić

Full Professor
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science, University of Split
Split, Croatia

Title : "Interactive Products and Ease of Use"

Abstract :

Technology impacts our lives in different ways since it is not difficult to spot just how much of interactive products we use in our daily life to accomplish different tasks. In general, designing interactive products with usable interfaces requires considering who is going to be using them, how they are going to be used and where they are going to be used. Furthermore, if the individuality of the user is to be taken into account, then the “one-size-fits-all” approach to interface design is not appropriate. How different adaptivity mechanism should be developed and engaged in to achieve high level of personalization and adaptive behaviour tailored to individual user? Is there a user interface to an application or interactive system that is equally effective and appealing to all types of users? How can we place the human in the centre of every day interactions thus designing for good user experience for all manner of technologies, systems and products? In the talk this concern will be addressed by bringing usability into design process since it is mainly about developing interactive products that are easy, effective and enjoyable to use from the users’ perspective. This talk will present a number of approaches to user-centred design which support high achievement through a pleasant user experience undertaken at our HCI Lab. Conducted empirical research paves the way to design methodologies for an effective evaluation of different forms of interaction with contemporary technology.

Short Biography :

Dr. Andrina Granić is Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Split, Croatia. She received a Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering, all from University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her areas of expertise are in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design and Technology Enhanced Learning. Dr. Granić has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers as book chapters or in journals and conference proceedings. She is on the Editorial Board of five journals and has been in the Program/Organization Committee of more than 50 conferences. She has been also involved or is currently participating, as coordinator or as partner, in national and international projects. For the past ten years she has reviewed research project proposals for the European Union as well as national research foundations. In addition, she is Croatian representative in International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee on Human-Computer Interaction and member of IEEE Computer Society.

Professor Said Hamdioui

Chair Professor
Head of Computer Engineering Laboratory
Delft University of Technology
Delft, the Netherlands

Title : "Computing for the future: Beyond CMOS and Beyond Von-Neumann"

Abstract :

Emerging applications are extremely demanding in terms of storage, computing power and energy efficiency. On the other hand, both today’s computer architectures and device technologies are facing major challenges making them incapable to deliver the required functionalities and features. All of these have led to the slowdown of the traditional device scaling. In order for computing systems to continue deliver sustainable benefits for the foreseeable future society, alternative computing architectures and notions have to be explored in the light of emerging new device technologies.
This talk will first address the limitation of both CMOS scaling and today’s computing architectures. Then the concept of computation-in-memory based on non-volatile emerging devices will be discussed. Logic and arithmetic circuit designs enabling such architectures will be covered. The huge potential of such architecture in realizing order of magnitude improvement in terms of computing and energy efficiency will be illustrated by comparing it with the state-of-the art architectures for different data-intensive applications.

Short Biography :

Said Hamdioui (http://www.ce.ewi.tudelft.nl/hamdioui/) is currently Chair Professor on Dependable and Emerging Computer Technologies and Head of the Computer Engineering Laboratory (CE-Lab) of the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He received the MSEE and PhD degrees (both with honors) from TUDelft. Prior to joining TUDelft as a professor, Hamdioui spent many years within industry including Intel Corporation (Califorina, USA), Philips Semiconductors R&D (Crolles, France) and Philips/ NXP Semiconductors (Nijmegen, The Netherlands). His research focuses on two domains: Dependable CMOS nano-computing (including Reliability, Testability, Hardware Security) and emerging technologies and computing paradigms such as computation-in-memory.
Hamdioui owns two patents, has published one book and contributed to other two, and had co-authored over 180 conference and journal papers. He has consulted for many companies (such as Intel, ST, Altera, Atmel, Renesas, …) in the area of memory testing and has collaborated with many industry/research partners (examples are Intel, IMEC, NXP, Intrinsic ID, DS2, ST Microelectronics, Cadence, Politic di Torino, etc) in the field of dependable nano-computimng and emerging technologies. He is strongly involved in the international community as a member of organizing committees (e.g., general chair, program chair, etc) or a member of the technical program committees of the leading conferences. He delivered dozens of keynote speeches, distinguished lectures, and invited presentations and tutorial at major international forums/conferences/schools and at leading semiconductor companies. Hamdioui is a Senior member of the IEEE, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (TVLSI), and he serves on the editorial board of IEEE Design & Test, Elsevier Microelectronic Reliability Journal, and of the Journal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications (JETTA). He is also member of AENEAS/ENIAC Scientific Committee Council (AENEAS =Association for European NanoElectronics Activities).
Hamdioui is the recipient of many international/national awards. E.g., he is the recipient of European Design Automation Association Outstanding Dissertation Award 2001; Best paper Award at IEEE Latin American Teat Symposium LATS-2018; Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology FCST-2017; Teacher of the Year Award at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands; Best Paper Award at IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (IVLSI) 2016; the 2015 HiPEAC Technology Transfer Award, Best Paper Award at 33rd IEEE International Conference on Computer Design ICCD 2015, Best paper Award at International conference on Design and Test of Integrated Systems in the nano-era DTIS 2011, IEEE Nano and Nano Korea award at IEEE NANO 2010, etc. In addition, he is a leading member of Cadence Academic Network on Dependability and Design-for-Testability.
Hamdioui is also co-founder of couple of startups including Cognitive.IC.

Professor Sanela Klarić

Assistant Professor
Architecture Department
International Burch University
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Title : "Importance of Smart Innovations and Communication Technologies for sustainable and responsible architecture"

Abstract :

Today, when humans are lost in the sea of the information and statistic data, with importance of Climate changes mitigations in all human fields of action, we are searching for the optimization, reasonable adaptation and sustainable comprehensive approach. The building sector is responsible for 40% of the current CO2 emissions, as well as, energy consumption. Sustainable and re-sponsible planning of reconstruction of existing one or the new city areas, as well as, the reconstruction or new buildings, require much more comprehensive multidisciplinary approaches. This paper present experience of one architect working in an interdisciplinary team with special focus on Smart Innovation and Communication Technology (SMART ICT) technics and tools supporting smart planning of the city and buildings.
It is remarkable how much SMART ICT could assist planning process from big scale, such the city urban planning is, till material and detail construction design for efficient energy efficiency and environment friendly planning. How to ob-serve, analyze and plan natural wind ventilation, to monitor and to solve the city problems of the pollutions, to predict and to pretend natural and artificial disasters or to calculate the best renewable energy source use or the building physic calculation, as well as, the building materials monitoring - all mentioned is very much possible and could be an extraordinary help in savings, protection, securing better quality of life in the city or in the buildings. The aim is to present some of the SMART ICT assistance in building sector and to promote the importance of the interdisciplinary approach in sustainable and responsible planning.

Short Biography :

Sanela Klarić was born on 28 August 1970 in Sarajevo. After completing high school (Druga Gimnazija), she graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Sarajevo in 1998. She worked for OSCE and the UK Government as an independent consultant on justice and rural development projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as on EU projects focused on civil sector networking and broader support to the civil sector in the Western Balkans and Turkey. Ms. Klarić is also an associate of the UK-based consultancy Catalyst, a member of the supervisory board of the regional initiative “Green New Deal” (set up by the Heinrich Boll Foundation), a member of the organisational board of the Sarajevo Green Design Festival, as well as a member of the BiH Association of Architects. She is chairwoman of the Green Council association, bringing together experts from various sectors such as architecture, economy, rural development, education, nutrition, environment and EU integration. Green Council focuses on designing and implementing sustainable projects to enhance prosperity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ms. Klarić is an expert in EU integration, in the fields of sustainable development, circular economy, rural development, environment, energy efficiency and natural materials. She has moderated a number of public events, and designed and implemented training for government institutions, the non-governmental sector and political representatives.
Ms. Klarić obtained her MA (2008) and PhD (2014) at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Sarajevo, with support from professors at the Technical University in Vienna. She focused on sustainable architecture and natural materials and their potential to contribute to balanced and sustainable socio-economic development in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has published several papers and spoken at a number of conferences. She was also one of the first speakers at the TED University event in Sarajevo, nominated by her students.
Ms. Klarić was a Vice Rector for International Relations and Scientific Cooperation from 2016-2019, now she is an Assistant Prof. Dr. in the Architecture Department at the International Burch University and cooperates closely with universities and research centres throughout Europe and the world.
Ms Klarić since November 2018 is a Member of Parliament of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the mandate of next four years.
Her passion for achieving sustainable development in Bosnia and Herzegovina though the use of natural materials is reflected in the book “Sustainable Housing”, based on her Doctoral thesis, as well as in her projects and research. Ms. Klarić’s ultimate goal is to promote the great development potential of Bosnia and Herzegovina through its own natural resources, supported by an interdisciplinary approach and linking together the fields of architecture, housing, rural development, environment protection, climate change, economy, and employment.
Sanela’s family is the greatest treasure in her life.

Professor Abdellah Touhafi

Professor
Electronics and ICT
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

Title : "SCALE: Smart City as an off-campus Learning Environment"

Abstract :

It is clear that all big world cities will need to transform to a smart city within the next two decades, in order to improve the efficient use of its infrastructure, to decrease its operational costs, to improve the quality of life and to foresee its energetic needs while dealing with a fast growing city population.
At this very moment many cities are going trought this transformation and the need for personal to build and manage these upcomming smart cities is growing exponentially. Education is playing a major role in the preparation of the right skilled persons and as such we have built some educational tools, which transform a smart city into an open laboratory, where students can improve and practice Science, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering. During this talk we will lay down a basis on the required skills to build and manage smart cities and we will demonstrate how we have transformed those needs into the SCALE tool which has been implemented and tested during the last two years in our Engineering Education.

Short Biography :

Abdellah Touhafi obtained the master in Industrial Engineering Sciences in 1992 and the master in Engineering Sciences in 1995, and the PhD degree in Engineering Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2000. Currently he is professor at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences in VUB. He is a full member of the Industrial Engineering department, and associated member of the Electronics and Informatics department. His research interests include reconfigurable computing systems, embedded hardware design, sensor arrays, acoustics, environmental monitoring and embedded energy harvesting. He has cooperated in, and coordinated several projects on national level (IWT,INNOVIRIS) and on European level (ITEA, EraSME). His research output includes 100+ co-authored articles, as well as 6 co-authored book chapters. He has been co-chair of the Mini-symposium ParaFPGA at the PARCO-conference in 2011,2013 and 2015 and is TPC member for several workshops and conferences (IEEE EUROCON, CloudTech, NGNS, NGNS, CSICT, iCEER, ParaFPGA, FMEC). At VUB (INDI-department) he heads the RAPPTORLAB research group. His research group is specialized in applied embedded systems with an emphasis on four research axes: low-power reconfigurable architectures for embedded computing, embedded Energy Harvesting, smart sensors and actuators, and embedded security. Those research activities are concentrating on developing enhanced solutions for environmental monitoring, smart sensing, indoor localization and innovative educational platforms. This has resulted in the development of several hardware and software platforms and demonstrators. This research group has a lot of experience in projects with industrial partners and applied research.

Professor M'Hamed Drissi

full professor
Director of INSA Rennes
INSA Rennes, France

Title : "The success of Smart City concept requires engineers with a hybrid profile"

Abstract :

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Short Biography :

Prof. Dr. M'Hamed Drissi is a full professor in Electronics at INSA Rennes since 1998 and was Asistant-professor from 1991 to 1998. Before joining INSA Rennes, he was an research-engineer at France Telecom, 1986- 1991.
He is Director of INSA Rennes since December 2010 and Vice-president of Groupe INSA since 2014. He is president of the "Conférence des directeurs des Grandes Ecoles de Bretagne" since june 2012. He is also member of the board of the French "Conference des Grandes Ecoles" since 2015 and the chair the commission of Research&Transfer. He was vice-president for research of the European University of Bretagne - UEB from 2007 and 2011 and director for research of INSA Rennes from 2006 and 2010. He is a researcher at IETR (https://www.ietr.fr) of which he was the director of the INSA component (2002-2006). Its research activities have focused on EM modelling of passive and active planar circuits and antennas, on EMC/IS of complex systems and near-field characterization.

WorkShops Key Notes

Professor Abderrahim Benslimane

Professor of Computer-Science
Avignon University
France

Title : "Internet of Things: Monitoring and optimization challenges for Security issues"

WorkShop : IoT Challenges and Solutions (IoT-C&S'19)

Abstract :

The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) is introducing more and more services and applications such as smart cities. IoT networks tend to experience unexpected communication problems during deployment, because resource-constrained embedded devices are unreliable by nature for a variety of reasons, such as uncertain radio connectivity and battery drain. Despite the fact that IoT networks are dynamic and vulnerable, the offered services need the continuous availability of defined network components.
The availability of devices, the reliability of communication, the Quality of Service (QoS), and security are all essential for the utilization of the IoT. Over time, the state of devices and the overall network may depreciate. This is due to the challenging and failure-prone nature of the IoT; consisting of a huge number of heterogeneous and resource-constrained things in terms of memory, communication, energy and computational capabilities. Furthermore, energy constraints impose hard duty cycles to maximise longevity, which in turn causes unreliable connectivity.
To ensure robustness in wireless networks, monitoring the network state, performance and functioning of the nodes and links is crucial, especially for critical applications. Safety-critical applications, such as a distributed fire- or burglar-alarm system, require that all sensor nodes are up and functional.
To that end, monitoring techniques for detecting, localizing and recovering network failures in IoT should be significantly developed.
There are several tools and methods to monitor fixed networks and even wireless sensor networks. However, there is a lack of solutions for the Internet of Things with its complexity and heterogeneity. Monitoring can be passive or active including using network tomography for beacon placements and probes optimization.
In this talk, we will introduce all the concept above. So, we will first introduce the Internet of Things, its challenges and the monitoring concept. We will present the Research motivations and objectives for the monitoring. After presenting the stat-of-the-art research on monitoring, we will present our theoretical solutions for monitoring IoT.
We target the optimization of IoT network monitoring for fault tolerance, security and quality of service purposes.

Short Biography :

Abderrahim Benslimane is Professor of Computer-Science at the Avignon University/France since 2001. He has been recently a International Expert at the French Ministry of Foreign and European affairs (2012-2016). He served as a coordinator of the Faculty of Engineering at the French University in Egypt. He obtained the French award of Doctoral supervisions (2017-2021) and he was attributed the French award of Scientific Excellency (2011-2014).
He has been as Associate Professor at the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard since September 1994. He obtained the title to supervise researches (HDR 2000) from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France. He received the PhD degree (1993), DEA (MS 1989) from the Franche-Comte University of Besançon, and BS (1987) from the University of Nancy, all in Computer Science.
He is EiC of Inderscience Int. J. of Multimedia Intelligence and Security (IJMIS), Area Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Area Editor of Wiley Security and Privacy journal and editorial member of IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine and Elsevier Ad Hoc. He is founder and serves as General-Chair of the IEEE WiMob since 2005 and of iCOST and MoWNet international conference since 2011. He served as a Symposium co-chair/leader in many IEEE international conferences such as ICC, Globecom, AINA and VTC. He was Guest Editor of many special issues. He participates to the steering and the program committee of many IEEE international conferences. He was Board committee member, Vice-chair of Student activities of IEEE France section/Region 8, he was Publication Vice-chair, Conference Vice-Chair and he is now Chair of the ComSoc TC of Communication and Information Security. He participates to the steering and the program committee of many IEEE international conferences.
His research interests are in development of communication protocols with the use of graph theory for mobile and wireless networks. Currently, he is working on the conception and performance evaluation of protocols for security in Internet of Things. Also, he works on multicast routing, inter-vehicular communications, Quality of service, energy conservation, localization, intrusion detection and MAC layer performance evaluation. He was awarded several best papers awards.
He is involved in many national and international founded projects. He was the head of Computer Networks and Multimedia Applications group (RAM) of the Computer Laboratory of Avignon from 2001 to 2009.
More info about his activities and all his publications can be found in http://abderrahimbenslimane.org/

Ines Leonarduzzi

CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
Digital For The Planet
France

Title : "Digital and energy transitions: the big issues"

WorkShop : Ethical implications for 4.0 Revolution (EIFR'19)

Abstract :

Ines Leonarduzzi will present the digital impact on the environment, the human and the society, the geoeconomic and societal issues, as well as the solutions for tomorrow.

Short Biography :

Ines Leonarduzzi is the CEO of Digital For The Planet, the first global Earth Project dedicated to digital ecology, that works in terms of worldwide actions. She develops ways to gather humans and environment stakes through social-focused and sustainable tech, especially low-carbone machine learning and blockchain.
She is also a member of the Board of the Transitions Institute and an associate member of the National Institute of Circular Economy.
In the past consultant for large groups (LVMH, Kering, Tesla ...), she lectures in schools and universities concerning sustainable innovation strategy and regularly intervenes with the government as a consultant on the issue of data, citizen sovereignty and the digital and energetic transition.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers in PDF format can be downloaded using the link below.

Download the CFP

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Call for Workshops and Special Sessions

SmartICT'19 will be hosting a series of Workshops and Special Sessions, and invites the submission of proposals. Workshops and Special Sessions should complement the main conference tracks with new emerging topics of particular interest to the community on the latest technical issues related to smart technologies. They could also consist of work done within the framework of a particular international project.

Workshops and Special Sessions offer a unique opportunity for in-depth discussions, where researchers and industry entities are invited to share their research and development results on specific areas and novel challenging topics. Both of Workshops and Special Sessions will be planned in parallel to the main SmartICT'19 program.

Workshop Proposal

A workshop should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion. It can be delivered in half or full day.

Workshop proposals should be submitted by the prospective organizer(s) who will commit to promoting and handling the review process.

Workshop Proposal Form

Special Session Proposal

A Special Session includes regular papers and should be delivered in one-session.

Special-session proposals should be submitted by the prospective organizer(s) who will commit to promoting and handling the review process of their special session as Chairs or Co-Chairs of the event.

Special Session Proposal Form


Call for Reviewers

All submitted papers will go through the peer-review process, so we are calling for reviewers. If you would like to be a reviewer for the conference, please click on the Join Us button below :

Reviewer Qualifications:
A reviewer must have a PhD level or above. And he should be an active researchers in some of the related fields.

Reviewer Benefits:
- Refresh your knowledge
- Gain experience in your research field
- Set up your reputation

Reviewer Responsibilities:
- Keep the manuscripts to be reviewed as confidential documents
- Give constructive review comments, not just simple Accept or Reject
- Send back the review comments within the due time

If you have any questions regarding to reviewing, please contact us at smartict@ump.ac.ma.

Submission

Authors instructions

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers to the conference in any of the areas of interest for the conference. Submitted papers must be written in English. The paper should not exceed 8 pages in length, including all figures, tables, and references, using the template. However, authors can add up to 2 extra pages with the appropriate fee payment (total MAX. 10 pages). Papers should be original and not previously submitted to other Conferences or Journals. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity following a single-blind peer review process. One of the authors of an accepted submission must attend the conference and present their work (in the form of either oral or poster presentation) as a condition of publication.

Templates

All submitted papers should use the Word or LaTeX templates from Springer:

Proceedings

All presented papers(respecting LNEE authors instructions)will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer's LNEE.
Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to ISI Proceedings, EICompendex, SCOPUS, MetaPress, Springerlink, ...

Springer

Special issues

Authors of Selected papers in SmartICT'19 will be invited to submit an extended version of their works (with at least 50% extension) for potential publication (Special issues and Regular) in indexed international journals: highly indexed in Scopus, Elseiver, Thomson reuters, EI, ...


Journals :
IJMOT
Others will be added ...

IMPORTANT NOTICE

It is the obligation of the authors to make sure that all sources of the research used in their submitted papers have been adequately referenced. Papers with any kind of plagiarism will be systematically rejected without review. Authors wishing to check possible plagiarism in their papers may use free plagiarism detection tools such as Plagiarism Checker.

Springer is a participant of CrossCheck, a multi-publisher plagiarism prevention initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. CrossCheck consists of two products: a database of scholarly publications (CrossCheck) and a web-based tool (iThenticate) to check an authored work against that database. For more details >>

Submit a Paper

please check only one box in the sessions part of the form

Important Dates (extended):

- Paper Submission Deadline : 16 June 2019
- Acceptance Notification : 7th July 2019
- Camera Ready Deadline : 21 July 2019

Paper submission will be handled by OCS, so please make sure that you have an active account. The papers must be submitted electronically at:

Submit a Paper

please check only one box in the sessions part of the form

Registration

Registration Fees

Participants

Participant Before 31 August 2019 After 31 August 2019
International Academic 300 € 350 €
International Student 250 € 300 €
Moroccan Academic 2000 Dh 2500 Dh
Moroccan Student 1700 Dh 2200 Dh

Attendees

International Attendee 200 €
Moroccan Attendee 2000 Dh

Extra pages

200 Dh / 20 € for each extra page (up to 2 extra pages Max)

Additional Papers

Participant Before 31 August 2019 After 31 August 2019
International Academic / Student 150 € 180 €
Moroccan Academic / Student 1200 Dh 1500 Dh


Instructions :

The bank transfer must be made payable to the Association for Research & Development of Intelligent Technologies (ARDTI).

Bank CIH Bank 162 Oujda ENNAKHIL
Address HAY AL QODS BD ENNAKHIL, LOT 7, Oujda, Morocco
Account number: 230 570 2498360221016200 06
SWIFT CIHMAMC

Once the bank transfer is done, please send an eMail to smartict@ump.ac.ma containing:
- A signed and scanned copy of the registration form
- A scanned copy of your payment receipt, with your full name and the papers IDs
- A scanned copy of your student card, if applicable

Registration Form

Paper ID :
Additional Papers :
Hold down the Ctrl (windows) / Command (Mac) button to select multiple IDs.
Total of Extra pages :
up to 2 extra pages Max per paper

Event Schedule

(To Be Defined Soon ...)

Event Organizers

Event Partners

Venue

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Be Live Collection Hotel
Saïdia, Morocco

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