ASD 2018: Big data & Applications 12th edition of the Conference on Advances of Decisional Systems

ASD 2018 will be held in the city of Marrakech (Morocco) during
2-3 May 2018.

Conference Program

Aims and Scope

The importance of Big Data for the scientific community, as well as for professionals, raises new interests and opens up new research tracks. The central focus of Data really attracts different communities around new research issues, and then creates new synergies. These communities are called upon to collaborate and cogitate together to understand the complexity of Data. They have challenges to develop new approaches, techniques and software tools, capable of generating value from Big data.

The pressure issued from the professional world creates regularly new scientific and technological challenges that academic researchers have to identify. Among these challenges, one encourages academic researchers and professionals to work together: thus, many advances in Data processing within different disciplines must be combined together in order to make Big Data a key resource for both organizations and scientific research.

The Conference on Advances on Decisional Systems (ASD) is part of this problematic. The success of the previous eleven editions encourages us to continue with the same ambitions and enthusiasm by launching this call for this twelfth (12) edition. ASD 2018 will be held in the city of Marrakech (Morocco) during 2-3 May 2018. The Faculty of Science and Technology of Mohammedia, University Hassan 2 of Casablanca and the Moroccan School of Engineering Sciences will jointly organize this ASD 2018 edition.

This twelfth edition, with a strong connotation in Big Data and IoT, will allow researchers who have already participated in previous editions to find themselves in the same context for presenting their latest scientific works. The ASD conference addresses also professionals who are involved or interested in the decision-making domain, who, through their pragmatic vision, will contribute by expressing new requirements or by valuing existing solutions. ASD is also an opportunity for Ph.D. students to expose and reveal their work and to make themselves part of this community. This event in Big Data and IoT sectors will allow discovering specialized works in these fields, as well as receiving many feedbacks.


Faithful to its spirit of openness, ASD conference remains attentive to the developments in the Information Technology field. Thus, it is still adopting several innovations in its presentation and in its model of knowledge dissemination.

This twelfth edition will be organized around different tracks to promote applications on Big Data and IoT, and further to involve professionals. ASD 2018 will cover five tracks:



General Manager Visiativ Africa

"Big Data un des leviers de la transformation digitale des organisations"
Pr. Mohammed Mestari

ENSET, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

"Artificial Neural Networks and Parallel Computing Paradigm: Towards a New Parallel and Distributed Learning Algorithm."
Romain Billot
Romain Billot

Associate professor in Data Science,

"Smart mobility at the crossroads between machine learning, optimization and artificial intelligence"


Conference General Chair
  • Azedine BOULMAKOUL, FSTM, Morocco
  • Kamal DAISSAOUI, EMSI, Morocco
  • Steering Committee
  • BADIR Hassan (ENSAT, Morocco )
  • BEN ABDALLAH Hanêne (MIRACL, University of Sfax, Tunisia)
  • BENTAYEB Fadila (ERIC, University Lumière Lyon 2, France)
  • BOULMAKOUL Azedine (University of Hassan II, Morocco)
  • BOUSSAID Omar (ERIC, University of Lumière Lyon 2, France)
  • FEKI Jamel (MIRACL, University of Sfax, Tunisia)
  • GARGOURI Faiez (MIRACL, University of Sfax, Tunisia)
  • HARBI Nouria (ERIC, University Lumière Lyon 2, France )
  • Program Committee
  • ABDELMALEK Amine, Saida University, Algeria
  • ABDI Mustapha K., Université d'Oran, Algérie
  • AHMED OUAMER Rachid, Université Tizi Ouzou, Algérie
  • ALIANE Hassina, CERIST, Algeria
  • ALIMAZIGHI Zaia, USTHB University, Algeria
  • AMAROUCHE Amine Idir, USTHB University, Algeria
  • ASFARI Ounas, Université Lyon2, France
  • ATMANI Baghdad, Université d’Oran, Algérie
  • BAAZIZ Abdelhalim, Université Badji Mokhtar, Annaba, Algérie
  • BADACHE Nadjib, CERIST Alger, Algérie
  • BADARD Thierry, Université Laval, Canada
  • BADIR Hassan, ENSAT, Maroc
  • BADRI Abdelmajid, Université Hassan II, Maroc
  • BELLAFKIH Mostafa, INPT Rabat, Maroc
  • BELLATRECHE Ladjel, ENSMA Poitiers, France
  • BEN ABDALLAH Hanene, Université de Sfax, Tunisie
  • BENBLIDIA Nadjia, Université de Blida Algérie
  • BENHARKAT Nabila, INSA de Lyon, France
  • BENKRID Soumia, Higher National School of Computer Science, Algeria
  • BENMAISSA Yann , INPT Rabat , Maroc
  • BENSLIMANEl Djamel, Université de Lyon1, France
  • BENTAYEB Fadila, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
  • BOUCHEBOUT Khoutir, USTHB University, Algeria
  • BOUFAIDA Mahmoud, Université de Constantine, Algérie
  • BOUFAIDA Zizette, Université de Constantine, Algérie
  • BOUFARES Faouzi, LIPN Paris France
  • BOUKHALFA Kamel, USTHB, Alger, Algérie
  • BOUKRAA Doulkifli, Univesrité de Jijel, Algérie
  • BOULMALKOUL Azedine, Université Hassan II, Maroc
  • BOURAMAOUL Ramzi Abdelkrim, Université de Constantine, Algérie
  • BOUSSAID Omar, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
  • BOUSTIA Narhimène, Saad Dahla University - Blida1, Algeria
  • DAHCHOUR Mohamed , INPT Rabat , Maroc
  • DARMONT Jérôme, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
  • DERRAR Hacene , Université de Blida, Algérie
  • EL AKKAOUI Zineb ,INPT Rabat , Maroc
  • EN-NOUAARI Abdesslam , INPT Rabat , Maroc
  • FAVRE Cécile, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
  • FEKKI Jamel, Université de Sfax, Tunisie
  • FERRAG Mohamed Amine, LRS, Université du 8 mai 1945, Guelma, Algérie
  • GARGOURI Faiez,  Université de Sfax, Tunisie
  • GHOZZI Faiza, Université de Sfax, Tunisie
  • HAFFIDI Hatim , INPT Rabat , Maroc 
  • HARBI Nouria, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
  • HEMAM Sofiane, Khenchela University, Algeria
  • HIDOUCI Walid, ESI Alger, Algérie
  • HIOUAL Ouassila, Khenchela University, Algeria
  • IDRISSI Abdellah, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Maroc
  • JARARWEH Yaser, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • KABACHI Nadia, Université Lyon1, France
  • KAZAR Okba, Université  Biskra, Algérie
  • KHOURI Selma, Higher National School of Computer Science, Algeria
  • LEMIRE Daniel, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • MAHDAOUI Latifa, USTHB University, Algeria
  • MARGHOUBI Rabia, INPT Rabat , Maroc
  • MELIT Ali, Université de  Jijel, Algérie
  • MEROUANI Hayet Farida, Université Badji Mokhtar, Annaba, Algérie
  • MEZRIOUI Abdellatif , INPT Rabat , Maroc
  • MEZIANE Abdelkrim , CERIST, Algérie
  • MOUSSA  Rim, Université de Carthage, Tunisie
  • NABLI Ahlem, Université de Sfax, Tunisie
  • NAFAA Jabeur, German University of Technology in Oman, Muscat, Oman
  • NAFAA Mehdi, Université Badji Mokhtar, Annaba, Algérie
  • NAÏT BAHLOUL Safia, Oran University, Algeria
  • OUKID Saliha, Université de Blida, Algérie
  • OULAD HAJ THAMI Rachid, ENSIAS Rabat, Maroc
  • RAVAT Frank, Université de Toulouse, France
  • REGUIEG F Zohra, Université de Blida, Algérie
  • S. Sid Ali, Blida University, Algeria
  • SEKHRI  Larbi, Université d'Oran, Algérie
  • SERIDI Hassina, Université Badji Mokhtar, Annaba, Algérie
  • SIDHOM Sahbi, Université de Nancy, France
  • TAHARI Karim, Laghouat University, Algeria
  • TESTE Olivier, Université de Toulouse, France
  • ZAIDOUNI Dounia ,INPT Rabat , Maroc
  • ZERAOULIA Khaled, USTHB University, Algeria
  • ZAROUR Nasreddine, Université de Constantine, Algérie
  • ZEGOUR Djamel Eddine, ESI Alger, Algérie
  • ZGHAL Sami, Université de Jendouba, Tunisie
  • ZIYATI Houssaine - ESTC Casablanca
  • ZURFLUH Gille, Université Toulouse Capitole
  • Organization Committee
  • Karim ALAMI, EMSI, Morocco
  • Zineb BESRI, Université Abdelmalek Essaadi Morocco
  • Adil El BOUZIRI, Université Hassan II de Casablanca, Morocco
  • Abdelfattah IDRI , Université Hassan II de Casablanca, Morocco
  • Meriem MANDAR ,Université Hassan I, Morocco
  • Mohamed Sahbi MOALLA, ISET Sfax - Tunisia
  • Mariyem OUKARFI, Université Hassan II de Casablanca, Morocco
  • Noureddine FALIH, Sultan My Slimane University, Morocco
  • Aziz Mabrouk, Université Abdelmalek Essaadi Morocco
  • Azedine BOULMAKOUL, Université Hassan II de Casablanca, Morocco
  • Mohamed Tabaa , EMSI, Morocco
  • Lamia KARIM , Université Hassan I, Morocco
  • Rabia MARGHOUBI , INPT Rabat, Morocco
  • Ghyzlane CHERRADI, Université Hassan II de Casablanca, Morocco
  • Important Dates

  • Submission of abstracts : February 5 , 2018
  • Extension of the submission until 28th February 2018
  • Notification of acceptance : March 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready papers : April 7, 2018
  • Conference: May 2-3, 2018

    Paper Format

    The submitted paper must be formatted according to the RNTI guidelines , MS Word Template.

    Paper Length

    Submitted technical papers must be no longer than 12 pages including all figures, tables and references.

    Paper Submission

    Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically using the online conference management system in PDF format before the deadline (see Important Dates).

    The submission processes will be managed by If you have used this system before, you can use the same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account by clicking "I have no EasyChair account" button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the system by the submission due date.


    All accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and will be included in the conference proceedings published by IOSIS Ass. in International Conference Proceedings Series (ASD series) with ISBN and ISSN. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work.




    • Registration is required for all participants of ASD 2018.
    • To be published in the ASD 2018 Conference Proceedings at least one of the authors of the paper is required to register for the conference and the paper must be presented during the conference days.
    Registration fees include conference sessions, conference proceedings, lunches and coffee breaks.

    Registration Fees

    * Use following average exchange rate (1 euro ~ 11 dhs)

    Autres Zones Zone G20
    Etudiant/Student 120 Euro 150 Euro
    Enseignant-chercheur/Prof-researcher 150 Euro 200 Euro
    Industriel/Industrial 200 Euro 300 Euro
    Forfait 3 nuits / Prof. Chercheur 455 Euro (Double room)
    410 Euro (Single room)
    Forfait 4 nuits / Prof. Chercheur 540 Euro (Double room)
    480 Euro (Single room)


    We look forward to welcoming you to Marakech for ASD 2018. In order to help with your planning, the following accommodation options are available: Accommodation bookings should be made directly through the hotel :

    Single Room : BED&BREAKFAST : 700 dhs TTC / Room / Night

    Double Room : BED&BREAKFAST : 900 dhs TTC / Room / Night

    Registration Form

    For inquiries and assistance, please contact Conference Secretary

    Venue & Accomodation

    Recommended Conference Accommodations

    All authors and participants are strongly recommended to stay in the "Adam Park Marrakech Hotel Spa", where ASD-2018 will take place.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Marakech for ASD 2018. In order to help with your planning, the following accommodation options are available: Accommodation bookings should be made directly through the hotel.

    To reserve a room according to your convenience, please contact the commercial department and specify ASD 2018 in the subject of your message:
    Single Room : BED&BREAKFAST : 700 dhs TTC / Room / Night
    Double Room : BED&BREAKFAST : 900 dhs TTC / Room / Night

    Marrakech, Morocco

    Marrakesh, also known by the French spelling Marrakech[3] (/məˈrækɛʃ/ or /ˌmærəˈkɛʃ/;[4] Arabic: مراكش‎‎, Murrākuš; Berber: Meṛṛakec, ⴰⵎⵓⵔⴰⴽⵓⵛ), is a major city of the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country, after CasablancaFes and Tangier. It is the capital city of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. Located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is located 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) south of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir.

    Marrakesh is possibly the most important of Morocco's four former imperial cities (cities that were built by Moroccan Berber empires). The region has been inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times, but the actual city was founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, chieftain and cousin of Almoravid king Yusuf ibn Tashfin. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many madrasas (Koranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red walls of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122–1123, and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period, have given the city the nickname of the "Red City" or "Ochre City". Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa; Jemaa el-Fnaa is the busiest square in Africa.


    Featuring an outdoor pool and a heated Jacuzzi, the Adam Park Marrakech Hotel & Spa offers well-appointed rooms just a short drive from Menara Gardens, Jemaa el-Fnaa and Bahia Palace. Its premium facilities include a steam bath, a sauna and a gym.

    The Adam Park Marrakech Hotel & Spa has been recently refurbished and features a 24 hour reception, a lift and a concierge. Family facilities include babysitting / child services and a kids pool. Additional hotel amenities include a safe, a business centre and a beauty salon.

    Each room at the Adam Park Marrakech Hotel & Spa comes with internet in rooms and offers a mini bar and a flat-screen TV. Each offers tea and coffee making facilities, a hair dryer and cable / satellite channels. Those traveling as a family can enjoy sizeable rooms that are suitably equipped.

    The Adam Park Marrakech Hotel & Spa has an on-site restaurant, perfect for those wishing to dine in. There is also an on-site bar, where you can unwind with a drink in a relaxing setting. Room service is also available during certain times.

    Set in Agdal, the Adam Park Marrakech Hotel & Spa is a perfect base while in Marrakech. Guests can visit Medina and Gueliz, situated within an easy drive of the hotel.

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    Azedine BOULMAKOUL
    Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Mohammedia
    (+ 212) 23 31 53 52
    (+ 212) 23 31 53 53
    Omar Boussaid
    (ERIC, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, (France)
    (+33) 4 78 77 23 77
    (+33) 4 78 77 23 75