Invited Speakers

     Regular Plenary session 1 : 

Access link to the plenary session : starts on November 15th, 2022, at 09:30 a.m. (GMT+1), Algerian time.

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Prof. Ahmed CEMORI

CNRS Senior Researcher, IEEE Senior member

LIRMM, University of Montpellier, CNRS, Montpellier, France

Ahmed Chemori received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, both in automatic control from Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, in 2001 and 2005 respectively. During the year 2004/2005 he has been a Research and Teaching assistant at Laboratoire de Signaux et Systèmes (LSS – Centrale Supelec) and University Paris 11. Then he joined Gipsa-Lab (Former LAG) as a CNRS postdoctoral researcher. He is currently a tenured research scientist in Automatic control and Robotics for the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), at the Montpellier Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics (LIRMM). His research interests include nonlinear (robust, adaptive and predictive) control and their real-time applications in different fields of robotics (underactuated robotics, parallel robotics, underwater robotics, humanoid robotics and wearable robotics). He is the author of more than 140 scientific publications, including international journals, patents, book chapters and international conferences. He co-supervised 20 PhD theses (including 15 defended) and more than 40 MSc theses. He served as a TPC/IPC member or associate editor for different international conferences and he organized different scientific events. He has also delivered various plenary/keynote lectures at different international conferences.


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Title :

Assistive Control of Rehabilitation Robotic Devices: From Concept to Experiments


Assisting disabled and elderly people in daily activities using wearable devices has gained a particular interest during last decades due to the highly increasing rate of dependent people. The rise in life expectancy is set to continue; combined with the decrease in birth rates, this should further accelerate the aging of the population. Consequently, this will certainly have a great impact on the development of assistive wearable devices.

Thanks to the latest advances in portable device technologies in terms of compact/miniaturized design, low cost and energy consumption, their wearability has known an significant progress.

Indeed, human wearable devices such as exoskeletons, wearable bio-sensors and wearable stimulators are no more considered as fiction science. Furthermore, this field is attracting more and more researchers from different communities (mechanical design, sensors, actuators, control design, etc).

In terms of data measurement, different sensing systems are often used in wearable devices, namely EMG (muscular activities), IMU (human posture), Force sensors (contact with the ground), etc. Commercial wearable products have already emerged, but they are expected to grow considerably in the few coming years within the context of network-connected objects. The enhancement of disabled/elderly people’s abilities in their daily activities, based on this technology, is a key point stimulating design of these systems, with a tendency to low weight and high efficiency devices. These factors are closely related to the success of any wearable device and will have a straightforward impact on the comfort, security and autonomy of the user.

This talk will be focused on wearables robotics challenges, recent advances in this field, and some proposed control solutions for rehabilitation purposes. All the proposed control solutions will be illustrated through either numerical simulations, or real-time experiments.

Online  Plenary session  2 :

Access link to the plenary session : starts on November 15th, 2022, at 14:00 p.m. (GMT+1), Algerian time.

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Prof. Dr. Belgacem HABA
Xperi Corporation, Senior Technical Fellow, Vice President

Dr. Belgacem Haba was born in 1957 in El-Meghaier,

wilaya d’El-Meghaier, Algeria.

Dr. Haba joined Adeia (previously Tessera) in 1996 and is now its Senior Technical Fellow and Vice President. Today he is heading the path finding team in its electronic R&D division. His latest activities include the development of 3D technologies for the evolution of microelectronics. Dr. Haba was with Google data center platform division as senior staff and before that he co-founded SiliconPipe Inc. in 2002, a high-speed interconnects Start-up company based in Silicon Valley that got acquired by Samsung. He also managed the advanced packaging R&D activities at Rambus. From 1988 to 1996, he worked for both the NEC Central Research Laboratories in Tokyo Japan and the IBM Watson Research Center in New York on the applications of lasers in microelectronics.

Dr. Haba Holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in 1988 from Stanford University, California in the field of solar energy. He also obtained from the same university two master’s degrees in applied physics and materials science and engineering. He received his Bachelor degree in physics from the university of Houari Boumediene for science and technology, Algeria in 1980. Dr. Haba holds over 560 issued U.S. patents, and over 1700 patents and patent applications worldwide. He is listed among the top 100 most prolific inventors worldwide. In 2021 he cofounded a private institute NIT to teach AI and cybersecurity in Algeria. Dr. Haba was recognized on many occasions. To name a few; Kuwait Informatics Badge of honor in 2019, Wissam-el-3alam Aljazairi in 2015, the R&D100 award for the most prestigious innovation in 2003, the opening of the Nasdaq and NYSE in 2007 and 2022 and the Algerian Badge of honor Achir in 2021.

Title :

Fourth industrial revolution


In the last 300 years, we have gone three industrial revolutions driven first by vapor, then by electricity then finally by electronics. The last 10 years we saw the emerging of new and transformative technologies that have given rise to the fourth industrial revolution. This revolution is unlike the previous ones as it merges the physical world and the virtual one. The demand, manipulation, and the storage of the ever exponentially staggering data is quickly outpacing the electronic and computer industry. Moore’s law as fascinating through the decades is not keeping up anymore with the requirements and price pressure of the needs of society. In this talk we will cover the arrival of the fourth industrial revolution, its future impact and possible technical issues needed to be resolved.

Regular Plenary session 3 :

Access link to the plenary session : starts on November 16th, 2022, at 09:15am

 (GMT+1), Algerian time.

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Professor Abdallah Kouzou 

Applied Automation and Industrial Diagnostics Laboratory

Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Djelfa, Algeria


Phone : (+213)6 66 08 53 40 & (+213)5 57 83 35 78 / Fax : +213 27 93 01 08

Professor Abdallah Kouzou, was born in Djelfa, Algeria in 1964. He is a collaborator researcher at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He has been the president of the scientific council of the faculty form 2014 to 2016 and the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology from 2015 to 2017. He has participated in several research projects and has led several research projects. Professor Abdallah Kouzou, was born in Djelfa, Algeria in 1964. He is a collaborator researcher at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He has been the president of the scientific council of the faculty form 2014 to 2016 and the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology from 2015 to 2017. He has participated in several research projects and has led several research projects. He is the founder of the Power Electronics and Power Quality research group at the Applied Automation and Industrial Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Djelfa in Algeria. He is the supervisor of many PhD Students in Algeria, more than 20 students have defended their thesis under his supervision. He is a member of the Smart Grid Center at Qatar SGC-Q. He is a member of many editorial boards for several scientific journals and a member of the scientific and steering committees in several national and international conferences. He is the Editor-In-Chief of two journals. He is associate editor and board editorial member in many prestigious journals. He is the Chair of the sub-committee on FACTs and HVDC under the international committee PETC/IEEE-IES. He is currently the IEEE Algeria Section Chair, The IEEE Algeria Section Power Electronics Chair, and the Treasurer of the IEEE Africa Council. He is the Chair of African Working Group on Decarbonisation of Transport in Africa at IAP-NASAC. He was a plenary and an invited keynote speaker and session chair in several national and international conferences and an expert in several national and international scientific activities and project evaluations. He was a plenary speaker in many international conferences on the topic of Smart Cities, Smart Buildings and Climate Changes and global warming. He is associate research, visitor professor, and adjunct professor in many universities. He is a national and international expert for the selection and evaluation of projects with many programmes, especially on renewable energies, power quality and climate changes. He participated in many examination national committees of Master, PhD, and Habitation. He is an external examiner in several PhD thesis within many universities in the world. He is the authors of many Chapters in some previous books within his area of research. He is a National Connection Point (NCP) in Algeria for the European Horizon project 2022-2027. He has published more than 420 papers in journals and international conferences. His main research interests include Renewable Energies Sources, Power Quality issues, Power Electronics Devices and drive control, Application of Power electronics in Renewable Energies, Climate change issue, Impact of conventional energies sources on the environment, Application of meta-heuristics optimization algorithms, Smart Grid, smart Cities and Smart Buildings, reliability and diagnostics in power electronics converters.

Title :

Presentation of IEEE Algeria Section

Online Plenary session 4 :

Access link to the plenary session : starts on November 16th, 2022, at 14:00pm

 (GMT+1), Algerian time.

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Prof. Cherif Chibane

CTO AuresTech Inc.

Prof C. Chibane is a Lecturer, Research Scientist, Technologist and Entrepreneurs with more than 30 years of experience in advanced technology development for NASA, DARPA and major Aerospace companies in the US.         He is currently the founder and chief scientist of AuresTech, which performs research for the aerospace industry in the US. .His current research involves developing and muli-agent algorithms that enables a collective of flying robots to operate in a SWARM like configuration.

  Previously, he was a research scientist at MIT – Lincoln Laboratory and Draper Laboratory where he led research in advanced space communications, as well as in aerospace in guidance and navigation. He was one of the early adaptors of configurable computing that is currently being applied configurable computing to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

He is a former adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he lectured on advanced engineering topics and mentored and advised students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Prof. Chibane is the holder of many industry awards and has recently been awarded a key patent in the RF energy to DC conversion that is poised to revolutionize all future battery-operated hand such as hand-held devices, cars and IoT.

Title :

Configurable computing : An overview 


The great scientist Turing introduced the concept of a computer by providing a general example of a central processing unit (CPU) that controls all data manipulation by a canonical machine using sequential memory to store data and can entertain some arbitrary subset of valid strings of an alphabet This has been known as “Turing Machine” and became the foundation of existing computer architecture and programming machines.

Over the last thirty years, these programmable machines have evolved into configurable computing ones that change their architecture in real time to meet the needed computing resources required at any moment. Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) are the foundations of this new field of configurable computing that is in use in Software Defined Radios, AI and ML computing centers.

In this presentation, we present the evolution of FPGA to what they are today. We will discuss in detail the new generation of RF SoC FPGA, their architecture and application in research and industry.