Important dates : Paper submissions: (January 12, 2018;January 30, 2018) February 04, 2018 Acceptance notification: March 10, 2018 Camera-ready: march 28, 2018 Conference date: April 26-27, 2018

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Min Xie
Professor at College of Science and Engineering, Hong Kong (Fellow IEEE)

Biography :
M. Xie did his undergraduate study at Royal Inst of Technology in Sweden and graduated with an MSc in Applied Mathematics in 1984. He later received his PhD from Linkoping University, Sweden in 1987. Dr Xie joined the National University of Singapore in 1991 as one of the first recipients of the prestigious LKY Research Fellowship, and later became full professor there. In May 2011, Prof Xie moved to City University of Hong Kong as Chair professor, and currently serves as an Associate Dean at College of Science and Engineering. Prof Xie has published over 250 journal papers and 8 books, including “Software Reliability Modelling” by World Scientific, “Weibull Models” by John Wiley, “Stochastic Aging and Dependence for Reliability” by Springer. He is an editor, associate editor and on the editorial board of many international journals. Prof Xie is an elected fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Ali Siadat
Professor in Computer and Industrial Engineering
Arts et Metiers ParisTech, Metz France

Biography :
Ali SIADAT received his PhD in robotics and digital signal processing from Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine in France. He stated his carrier as associate professor in computer and industrial engineering at Arts et Metiers ParisTech and became full professor in 2016 at the same engineering school. Since 2011, he is head of applied mathematics and computer Engineering department. He served also as Guest Professor in several universities in China, Iran, Morocco and Brazil. His research interests include artificial intelligence, information system, knowledge formalization and operations research applied to manufacturing fields. He has published over than 40 papers in distinguished scientific journals and more than 70 papers in international conferences and he supervised more than 20 PhD theses. Pr. Siadat is actively involved in Factories of the Future program in France and his research activities are drive usually with international collaborations and very closed to industries (STMicroelectronics, Siemens, PSA, …). His new research projects interest to integrated human factors to optimization of production systems.

Prof. Mourad Fakhfakh
IEEE Senior Member
Head of the ESSE research Lab. (Laboratory of Advanced Electronic Systems and Sustainable Energy)
National School of Electronics and Telecommunications of Sfax, Tunisia

Biography :
Dr. Mourad Fakhfakh was born in Sfax-Tunisia in 1969. He received the engineering, the PhD and the Habilitation degrees from the national engineering school of Sfax Tunisia in 1996, 2006 and 2011, respectively. From 1998 to 2004 he worked for the Tunisian National Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG) as the head of the technical interventions’ department. In September 2004, he joined the National School of Electronics and Communications (ENET'Com), formerly (ISECS), where he is working as a full Professor. He is the head of the Advanced Electronic Systems and Sustainable Energy research laboratory (ESSE). Pr. Fakhfakh is an IEEE senior member. He was the IEEE CEDA Tunisia Chapter Chair (Council on Electronic Design Automation). He has co-edited six books and more than 100 papers in many prestigious journals, international conferences and book chapters. He is member of the scientific committees of many international conferences. He has organized many international scientific events, such us the IEEE Tunisia CEDA’s ENG-OPTIM’ Contest (4 editions). He was the general chair of SMACD 2010. Pr. Fakhfakh research interests include analog circuit design automation, symbolic analysis techniques, modelling techniques, and applied optimization techniques.

Dr. Mohammed Tarbouchi
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
the Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Onatrio.

Biography :
Dr. Mohammed Tarbouchi is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Onatrio. He received his Master and Doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering from Laval University in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He has performed research on various topics in power and control of electric drives, sensorless control, variable speed drives, fault diagnosis of electric machines and power systems optimization using metaheuristics on graphical processing unit (GPU). He performed multiple research projects for several Federal agencies funded by the department of national defense dealing with all electric ship power systems modeling and analysis, Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) optimal path planning. Professor Mohammed holds many publications in international Journals and conference proceedings. He is a co-recipient of the 2014 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics Best Paper Award.