ASD 2018 will be held in the city of Marrakech (Morocco) during
2-3 May 2018.
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:
Submitted technical papers must be no longer than 8 pages including all figures, tables and references.
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 easychair.org. 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 Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work.
Marrakesh, also known by the French spelling Marrakech (/məˈrækɛʃ/ or /ˌmærəˈkɛʃ/; 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 Casablanca, Fes 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.