5th Artificial Intelligence Doctoral symposium

Under the patronage of the Algerian Academy of Science and Technology -AAST-

USTHB, Algiers, Algeria, September 18-19, 2022


Scope and Topics

The Laboratory of Research in Artificial Intelligence (LRIA) of the department of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (IASD) at the University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB) organizes the 5th Artificial Intelligence Doctoral symposium (AID'2022) to be held on September 18-19, 2022 in Algiers, Algeria at USTHB.
The AID'2022 is directed towards all PhD students who work on topics related to Artificial Intelligence (AI). This event serves as a venue for participants to showcase their scientific research and get an opportunity to discuss it with experts from the area. A number of guest speakers will also be invited to give talks about recent advances in AI field.
The purpose of AID'2022 is not only to provide a forum for doctoral students to present their research work, developments, and applications in the area of Artificial Intelligence but also to promote research in AI and foster scientific exchange between researchers. The best papers will be selected and their authors will be given a chance to present them at the doctoral symposium.


In Algiers, Algeria at USTHB


September 18-19, 2022


Call For Papers


  • Artificial Vision and Virtual Reality
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Object Detection and Recognition
  • Metaheuristics and Swarm Intelligence
  • Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  • Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning
  • Deep learning and Transfer learning
  • Deep learning and Transfer learning
  • Data Mining, Graph Mining and Web Mining
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Social Network Mining
  • Ontologies and Semantic Web
  • Information Filtering, Retrieval and Foraging
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Speech Processing and Recognition
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Data Warehouse and Big Data
  • IoT and Cloud Computing
  • GPU/GPGPU Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Distributed Intelligence Systems
  • Problem Solving and Constraint Satisfaction
  • Metaheuristics and Swarm Intelligence
  • Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  • Bioinformatics and Visualization
  • Reasoning under Uncertainty and Fuzzy Logic
  • Game Theory
  • Robotics and Industry 4.0


  • Health Domain
  • Industrial Application
  • Covid-19
  • Climate Change
  • Crisis Management
  • Economy and Finance
  • Business Intelligence
  • e-Learning
  • e-Commerce
  • Combinatorial Problems
  • Agriculture 4.0
  • Soil Mapping
  • Security, Privacy, and Trust
  • Timetabling and Scheduling
  • Traffic and transportation systems
  • Transportation problems


General Chair

  • Prof. Habiba DRIAS, LRIA, USTHB, Algeria

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Saliha AOUAT, LRIA, USTHB, Algeria
  • Prof. Hamid AZZOUNE, LRIA, USTHB, Algeria
  • Prof. Dalila BOUGHACI, LRIA, USTHB, Algeria
  • Prof. Habiba DRIAS, LRIA, USTHB, Algeria
  • Prof. Samir KECHID, LRIA, USTHB, Algeria
  • Prof. Feryel SOUAMI, LRIA, USTHB, Algeria

Program Committee Chair

  • Dr. Ilyes KHENNAK, LRIA, USTHB, Algeria

Program Committee Co-Chair

  • Dr. Lyes ABADA, LRIA, USTHB, Algeria

Program Committee

  • Dr. Lyes ABADA
  • Prof. Saliha AOUAT
  • Prof. Hamid AZZOUNE
  • Dr. Sadjia BABA-ALI
  • Prof. Nadia BAHA-TOUZÈNE
  • Prof. Dalila BOUGHACI
  • Dr. Lokmane CHEBOUBA
  • Dr. Yassine DRIAS
  • Dr. Djamila Dahmani
  • Prof. Allel HADJALI
  • Dr. Kamel Eddine HERAGUEMI
  • Dr. Célia HIRECHE
  • Prof. Nadjet KAMEL
  • Dr. Meriem KHELIFA
  • Dr. Ilyes KHENNAK
  • Dr. Nacéra LAICHE
  • Dr. Imane MESSAOUDI
  • Dr. Hadjer MOULAI
  • Dr. Messaouda Nekkaa
  • Dr. Abdellah REZOUG
  • Dr. Zahia TAMEN
  • Dr. Hanane TEBBI
  • Prof. Farouk YALAOUI

Organizing Committee (PhD Students, USTHB)

  • Mr. Mohamed AIT MEHDI
  • Ms. Lydia Sonia BENDIMERAD
  • Ms. Naila Aziza HOUACINE
  • Ms. Selma KALI-ALI
  • Ms. Naoual MEBTOUCHE

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers in English, not exceeding six (6) pages using the standard two-column IEEE format. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two program committee members and accepted papers will be published in the AID'2022 proceedings. Papers must be submitted online through the EasyChair submission system in PDF format at here.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Houari SAHRAOUI

Prof. Houari SAHRAOUI

Prof. Houari SAHRAOUI, Department of computer science and operations research, University of Montréal Canada


Learning software artefacts from examples using genetic programming


Over the past decades, the software engineering research community has made significant advances in automating software development and maintenance tasks. This was achieved thanks to the accumulation of knowledge produced by many clusters of researchers working on general-purpose artefacts such as automatic generation of test data, refactoring, program repair or feature location. However, automating domain-specific tasks did not benefit from the same critical masses of researchers. This is particularly the case of manipulating models described with domain-specific languages or domain-specific code libraries (APIs) usage. In this presentation, we discuss the use of genetic programming to transform data or examples of a specific domain into knowledge to automate the development and maintenance tasks of that domain.


Houari Sahraoui is a professor at the software engineering lab GEODES of the department of computer science and operations research, Université de Montréal. He holds a Computer Engineering Diploma from the INI, the National Institute of computer science (1990), Algiers, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Pierre & Marie Curie University - LIP6 (1995), with a specialization in AI. His research interests include automated software engineering (SE) and the application of AI techniques to SE. He has published around 200 papers in conferences, workshops, books, and journals. He has served as a program committee member in several IEEE and ACM conferences, as a member of the editorial boards of four journals, and as an organization member of many conferences and workshops. He was the general chair and program chair of many conferences such as IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), and IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT).

Prof. Farouk YALAOUI

Prof. Houari SAHRAOUI

Prof. Farouk YALAOUI, University of Troyes, France


Decision-Making Support of Industries in the world of Data and Transitions


Industry 4.0, Real-time, Online Scheduling, Data, Decision-making.


In the era of steady and rapid transitions of technology and society interconnectivity, industries are in an environment of continuing transformations. This profound and constant process of transformation is multifaceted: the production and the manufacturing process, the product creation, the market emerging, the client’s interaction and data management. This work focuses on the two fields of industries which are textile and healthcare. A review will be done on recent trends of the technologies transition, coupling with the transition in client’s consumption behaviors. The different visions and strategies in governmental levels around the worlds will be also stated. Facing the imminent changes, one can highlight the impact on the large and complex flow of information’s. We propose in this work three large approach which impact decision from strategical level to operational level. The work tends to pave the understanding on the impact of data to global vision to real-time decision. Second, we propose three approaches for industry of the future. The first one is the novel Network of Supply Systems (NSS) where the classic supply chain become supply system that considers of the non-linear elements. The NSS takes the interconnectivities as evidence to provide a new point of view of the position of each industry in a larger and connected network of value chains. The second one the Process – Product – Market (PPM) approach where the three elements are active and takes part in the decision in the circular way. The third approach is on the data strategy where we identify the value and the diversity of data. With the three mentioned approaches, we come up with the real time decision in an environment that we have a complete information, a partial information, or no information. That leads to the fields of online and semionline scheduling. We introduce the notation of valuable and valueless information in production, that could be helpful in the case of identifying non-adding value activities in the value chains. In addition, to support the PPM approach, we present in this work our recent research on the smart pricing problem. We close the work with a roadmap to Industries in the world of Data and Transitions.


Professor Farouk YALAOUI is currently a full Professor at Troyes University of Technology (UTT), France, where he is the Senior Vice President for Research of UTT. He is also scientific director of Industrial Chair “Connected Innovation” of UTT since 201 https://chaire-connected-innovation.fr/ and https://www.faroukyalaoui.com/ https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7360-2932. He is the former director of LOSI Lab. (Logistiques et Optimisation des systèmes Industriels) of UTT and and former director of Services and Industries of The future of Troyes Institute (ISIFT). He obtained his Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnics School of Algiers (Algeria) in 1995, his master’s degree in Industrial System Engineering from Polytechnics Institute of Lorraine (Nancy, France) in 1997, his Ph.D. degree in Production Management from the Troyes University of Technology (UTT) in 2000 and followed by a Habilitation à diriger les recherches (Dr. Hab) from Compiegne University of Technology (UTC) in 2006. His research topic focuses on the scheduling problems, system design, operations research, modeling, analysis and optimization of logistic and production systems, reliability and maintenance optimization and on optimization problems in general. He supervised or co-supervised 28 Ph.D thesis and more than 82 projects since 2001. He is founder and partner of OPTA LP SAS company since 2013 http://www.opta-lp.com/fr/

He is author or co-author of a pattern and more than 500 contributions, publications or communications with 1 patent; 3 books (Ellipses, Hermes-Lavoisier, Willey and Sons), 6 edited books (Springer), 16 book chapters and 95 papers in journals such as IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational research, International Journal of Production Economics, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Computer & Operations research, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing. He also published more than 310 papers in conference proceedings. He had presented 51 invited speeches (seminaries or conferences plenary sessions). He was invited by different universities (11) more than 20 times. He is member of editor board of the book series "Automation and Control - Industrial Engineering", ISTE Wiley, London, since 2014. He served or serves as editor to 20 International journal Boards: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI, Elsevier, IF. 6,212, 2022), The Scientific World Journal as part of the journal's Operations Research subject area (TSWJ), International journal of Supply and Operations Management (IJSOM), British Journal of Mathematics &computer Science (BJMCS), Journal of Risk Analysis and Crises Response (JRACR), Journal., American Journal of Operations Research (AJOR), Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM), Advances in Computer Science and Engineering (ACSE), Modeling and Simulation in Engineering (MSE), Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AAI), International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL). He served as guest editor for Journal special issue (Journal of Multiple Valued Logic and Soft Computing, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing). He is reviewer for more than 36 international journals.

He is founder and member of steering committee of IWOLIA (since 2010) SHEIC (since 2019) and member IESM-MOSIM Steering Committee, since 2019, Membre IFAC/MIM Steering Committee, since 2021. He is advisory Committees/Organizing Committees members of 36 conferences. He is also member of several international conference committees (about 154 conferences) as (INCOM2021, IFAC WC 2020, IEEE ICALT’2019, INCOM 2018, ICINCO 2017, ACIIDS 2017, IEEE SSCI 2016, MIM 2016, INCOM2015, IESM 2015, MIC’2015, SSEMO-WCCI 2014, IEEE-CIPLS 2014, FLINS’14, IEEE-CIPLS 2013, CIIA’2013, EMO13, MIM 2013, CoDIT 2013, ICSENT’2012, IEEM 2012,), member more than 25 organization committees of conferences and general Chair of IFAC MIM 2016. He organized and or Chair more than 115 tracks or sessions in conference.

He is Vice Chair of IFAC (International federation of Automation and Control) TC group 5.2. He is Chair of a Working Group on multiobjective optimization. He is member of IFAC TC group 5.1. He is member of French Universities National Council (CNU) field Automation, Control, Industrial Engineering (section 61). http://losi.utt.fr/fr/membres/yalaoui.html .. He is member and expert for French ANR agency, and for different agency such French AERES Agency, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Algerian PNR program.

He is member of Algerian Academy of Science and Technology (AAST) since 2015. He obtained of Annual Award 20117 of the IFAC French National Member Organization (NMO).

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: August 1, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: August 25, 2022
  • Camera-ready paper due: September 1, 2022
  • Conference dates: September 18-19, 2022


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