The First International Workshop
IoT Challenges and Solutions

26-28 September 2019,
Saidia, Morocco

We have the pleasure in inviting you to join us for the first International Workshop on IoT Challenges and Solutions (IoT-C&S’19), which will be held at Be Live Collection Saïdia Hotel in the wonderful Moroccan “Blue pearl” city of Saïdia, from 26-28 September 2019, organized by MATSI LAB of Mohamed First University, Oujda – MOROCCO.

Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a last-mile solution for connecting various cyber technologies to our daily life. It provides a platform for integrating and analyzing the distributed Things, Data, and Services. Currently, many IoT devices are connected with each other and are generating roughly 3.5 quintillion bytes of data on a daily basis. This data can be used to make predictive models, do analysis, and create a smart World around us by helping machines learn. Hence, empowered machines will act as smart assistants for us. However, despite the opportunities, we have to face potential challenges in IoT adoption.

The International Workshop on IoT Challenges and Solutions (IoT-C&S’19) aims to address the issues and solutions surrounding IoT systems including hardware and software of IoT devices, network scalability, connectivity, standards and technologies, security and privacy, data collection and analysis, machine learning and other analytics, services and applications of IoT.

The objective of IoT-C&S’19 Workshop is to provide an exceptional forum for researchers, PhD students, engineers, innovators, industrials and policy makers to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to all practical and theoretical aspects of IoT in Industry, healthcare, environmental monitoring, smart city, smart home, smart grid, smart transportation, and other smart applications. This workshop also aims to identify the emerging research topics and open issues for further researches in IoT technologies.

Contact Information


Workshop Chairs

Omar MOUSSAOUI, Mohammed First University, EST-Oujda, Morocco

Technical Program

Abdellatif KOBBANE University Med V, ENSIAS-Rabat, Morocco
Abderrahim BENSLIMANE University of Avignon, France
Abdesslam EN-NOUAARY INPT-Rabat, Morocco
Adlen KSENTINI EURECOM Graduate School, France
Ali El Moussati University Med I, ENSA-Oujda, Morocco
Brahim RAOUYANE University Hassan II, FS-Casablanca, Morocco
Hanane BENOUDA University Med I, EST-Oujda, Morocco
Hassine MOUNGLA University Paris Descartes, France
Jamal BERRICH University Med I, ENSA-Oujda, Morocco
M'barek NASRI University Med I, EST-Oujda, Morocco
Mimoun MOUSSAOUI University Med I, EST-Oujda, Morocco
Mohamed EL-BOUKHARI University Med I, EST-Oujda, Morocco
Mohammed Amine KASMI University Med I, EST-Oujda, Morocco
Mohammed BLEJ University Med I, CRMEF-Oujda, Morocco
Mohammed EL KOUTBI University Med V, ENSIAS-Rabat, Morocco
Mohammed HASSINE Co-Founder and CEO at Tisalabs, Ireland
Mohammed JABRI University Med I, EST-Oujda, Morocco
Mohammed RAHMOUN University Med I, ENSA-Oujda, Morocco
Mohammed RAMDANI Univ. Hassan II, FST-Mohammedia, Morocco
Mohammed SABER University Med I, ENSA-Oujda, Morocco
Mohammed-A. KOULALI University Med I, ENSA-Oujda, Morocco
Mostafa AZIZI University Med I, EST-Oujda, Morocco
Mostafa BELLAFKIH INPT-Rabat, Morocco
Rachida DSSOULI University of Concordia-Montreal, Canada
Toumi BOUCHENTOUF University Med I, ENSA-Oujda, Morocco
Zohra BAKKOURY University Med V, EMI-Rabat, Morocco


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • IoT: Architectures, Protocols and Standards
  • Open-source solutions for the IoT
  • Connectivity and network technologies for the IoT
  • IoT Security and Privacy
  • Big data & IoT
  • IoT Analytics
  • Design of IoT & AI solutions
  • IoT & Machine Learning
  • IoT & Deep Learning
  • Fuzzy logic in IoT
  • Web of Things and semantic interoperability
  • Mobility aspects of the IoT
  • Quality of service aspects of the IoT
  • Software engineering practices and tools for the IoT
  • IoT Operating Systems
  • Low-Power Short-Range IoT Networks
  • Low-Power Wide-Area Networks
  • 5G Networks for the IoT
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Body Area Networks
  • Cloud/Fog/Edge computing & IoT
  • RFID & Wireless IoT
  • Ubiquitous Computing & IoT
  • IoT Embedded Systems
  • IoT Hardware Design
  • IoT Platforms
  • Emerging IoT Applications
    • Smart Industry
    • Healthcare
    • Smart Homes and Smart Cities
    • Smart Agriculture
    • Environment Monitoring
    • Etc.

Key Note

Pr. Abderrahim Benslimane
Professor of Computer-Science
Avignon University

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