Mr El Mahfoudi, Mohamed Amin will present "Comment le cloud peut sauver la continuité de service d'une entreprise et désenclaver ses collaborateurs en temps de crise (Le Covid19 comme exemple)." during the industry session.
Mr BENATIK, Mohamed will present "La transformation digitale dans les ports marocains, cas du port de Casablanca." during the industry session.
Mr Khalid BABA will present "L'économie du partage - Jibly case study" during the industry session.
Mr Abdelilah ROCHD will present "Energy Transition: How will Digitalization transform the Power Sector?" during the industry session.
Mr Idriss Ilali will present "AI “driving” the next generations of Aircrafts and Space systems" during the industry session.
Mr Amine Hamida will present "Security Trends and Strategy by IBM" during the industry session.
Mr Mohamed El Habib Oueld Benhouman will present "IBM Solutions for Students and researchers" during the industry session.
Stay tuned for further announcements!
Friday's Keynote Session: Prof. Ali IDRI will begin at 9h00
Stay tuned for further announcements!

International Conference on Smart Systems and Data science 2021 : ICSSD’21


Today, the amount of digital data generated through various sources continues to explode. Gigabytes of data, if not terabytes and petabytes, are produced and stored daily creating a huge and growing volume of data of different formats and extracted from very heterogeneous sources such as smart devices, social networks, sensors, electronic services, etc. This emergence has created an urgent need for intelligent systems to collect, store, analyze and visualize this data. Current AI technologies are used in a set area of applications, ranging from healthcare, manufacturing, transport, energy, to financial services, banking, advertising, management consulting and government agencies. To meet these needs, new research themes focused on data sciences have emerged. These themes are under the global theme of artificial intelligence and data science and include Big Data, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning etc. 

Data sciences and AI augment and amplify human potentials, increase productivity and are moving from simple reasoning towards human-like cognitive abilities. Data science enables the resolution of complex analytical problems and responds to companies’ and organizations’ needs by processing and analyzing data in order to ensure a better decision-making.

To support this progress, many institutions are invited to discover and develop the benefits of these technologies in order to make the most of them.

The School of Information Sciences and the Research Center on Information and Data Sciences (RCIDS) organize the International Conference on Smart Systems and Data ICSSD’21 on 28, 29 and 30 October at ESI in Rabat, Morocco.

ICSSD’21 aims to bring together researchers, industrialists and internationally renowned professionals around themes related to Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and their applications in various fields including health, transport, energy, tourism, telecommunication etc.

Researchers and experts in the field of data science and smart systems focus on challenging issues related to the design and development of innovative techniques to achieve data analysis within smart systems. ICSSD’21 provides a leading international forum for the dissemination of original research in data science, with emphasis on applications as well as novel smart systems proposition.

Seeking for a huge research success, the conference aims to attract researchers and application developers from a wide range of data science and smart systems related areas.

ICSSD’21 has set the goal to combine data and information science technologies and techniques in theoretical and practical applications, while allowing a constructive exchange around the key issues of data science. Contributions describing data science techniques applied to real-world problems and interdisciplinary research involving data science and Smart Systems, experimental and/or theoretical studies yielding new insights into the design of novel approaches are very welcomed. In addition, papers describing development of new analytical frameworks that advance practical data science methods and smart systems technologies are especially encouraged. Workshops and tutorials/code labs in data science and smart systems areas are also welcomed to submit their proposals.

The technical program will consist of, but is not limited to, the following topics of interest:

  • Data science and Artificial Intelligence
    • Machine Learning, Reinforcing learning and Deep Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Computationnel intelligence techniques
    • Big data system & Smart data outputs
    • Fuzzy logic system
    • Hybrid artificial intelligent systems
    • Image Processing, Pattern recognition and Computer Vision
    • Multi-agent system
  • Smart Systems and applications
    • Smart cities and green development
    • Smart learning
    • Smart heath and bioinformatic
    • AI in economy and finance
    • Smart agriculture
    • Smart supply chain
    • Industry 4.0
  • Smart innovation and Digital transformation
    • Recommendation systems
    • Data quality and integrity
    • Big data system reliability and availability
    • Semantic web and Ontologies
    • Knowledge management and smart innovation
    • Innovation and new business models
    • Integration and Interoperability
  • IOT and Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Computing and applications
    • Virtualization and Cloud Computing Management
    • Web services and Web of Things
    • Internet of vehicle (IoV)
    • Communication protocol for IoV
    • Open topic for future IoT



Regular Papers

All submissions must be written in English. High quality papers in all data science and smart systems areas are solicited. Authors are expected to ensure that their final manuscripts are original and are not appearing in other publications. Papers should be limited to 15 pages for full papers, including tables, figures and references. We ask the authors to apply Springer conference paper templates, which can be find in the author’s instruction page here. Papers will be reviewed by (at least) three program committee member based on technical quality, originality, relevance significance add value and clarity. All submissions will be handled electronically using the EasyChair submission website : ICSSD’21 Easychair.

Authors of papers presented at the conference will produce a final version of the paper, which takes into account the discussions that were held during the conference. The final versions of the papers accepted and presented at ICSSD21 will be published by Springer (pending) and indexed by Scopus, DBLP and Google Scholar (final approval pending). It is planned to publish the proceedings with Springer. (Final approval pending) 

Extended version of selected papers will be considered for possible publication in Journals.


·         Full paper sessions (12-15 pages in the LNCS/CCIS one-column page format, 400 words per page).

·         Short paper session (12-10 pages in the LNCS/CCIS one-column page format).







Prof. Umang Singh, ITS, Ghaziabad, India

Prof. Mourad Fakhfakh, Sfax University, Tunisia


Prof. Najima Daoudi, ESI, Morocco

Prof. Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milan, Italy


Prof. Akhi Jabbar Meerja, VCE, India

Prof. Karmela ALEKSIC-MASLAC, ZŠEM, Croatia

Prof. Younes Bennani, Sorbone university, France

Prof. Ali Siadat, ENSAM, France


Akhi Jabbar Meerja, VCE, India


Driss El Ouadghiri, FSM, Morocco

Yassine Maleh, USMS, Morocco

Ahlame Begdouri, USMBA, Morocco

Nadia AFIFI, H2U, Morocco

Maryam Hamdi, ESI, Morocco


Farah ABDOUN, ENSA Rabat, Morocco

Otman ABDOUN, UAE, Morocco

Manar ABOUREZQ, ESI, Morocco

Nadia AFIFI, UNIVH2C, Morocco

Azza AHMED ABDO ALI, IAU, Saudi Arabia  


Rachida AJHOUN, ENSIAS,UM5, Morocco

Abdallah AL ZOUBI, JUST, Jordan

Dhabia Ahmed ALBUAINAIN, IAU, Saudi Arabia

Karmela ALEKSIC-MASLAC, ZŠEM, Croatia  

Naila AMROUS, ESI, Morocco

Samir ANTER, FSTM, Morocco

Hanane BAKKALI, ENISAS, Morocco

Amine BAÏNA, INPT, Morocco

Karim BAINA, ENSIAS,UM5, Morocco

Ahlame BEGDOURI, USMBA, Morocco

Mustapha BAHASSI, Canada

Tarek BEJAOUI, University of Carthage, Tunisia


Elmostafa BELMEKKI, INPT, Morocco

Hatem BEN STA, University Tunis El Manar, Tunisia  

Laila BENHLIMA, EMI, Morocco

Habib BENLAHMER, UH2C, Morocco

Samir BENNANI, EMI, Morocco

Younès BENNANI, Sorbonne University, France

Mehdi BENNIS, University of Oulu, Finland


Akashdeep BHARDWAJ, UPES, India

Djamel BOUCHAFFRA, Oakland University, USA

Basma BOUKENZE, FSTS, Morocco

Adil BOUHOUCH, FSE, Morocco

Gabriella CASALINO, University of Bari, Italy

Oscar CASTILLO, ITT, Mexico

Manuel CASTRO, UPM, Spain

Rohitash CHANDRA, UNSW, Australia

Laila CHEIKHI, ENSIAS,UM5, Morocco

Tlelo Cuautle ESTEBAN, INAOE, Mexico

Tariq DAOUDA, Harvard University, USA

Najima DAOUDI, ESI, Morocco

Gaurav DHIMAN, Govt. Bikram College, India

Karim DOUMI, FSJESR, Morocco

Amal EL FALLAH SEGHROUCHNI, Sorbonne University, France

Nour-Eddine El FADDOULI, EMI, Morocco

Said EL KAFHALI, FSTS, Morocco

Bouchra ECHANDOURI, FSR, Morocco


Houda El MIMOUNI, Indiana University, USA

Driss EL OUADGHIRI, FSM, Morocco

Moulay Hafid EL YAZIDI, FSJESR, Morocco

Aboul ELLA HASSANIEN, Cairo University, Egypt  

Asmae EL-GHAZI, UM5, Morocco

Kaoutar ELHANDRI, FSR, Morocco

Mina ELMAALLAM, ESI, Morocco

Iman EL MIR, FPS, Morocco

Nourredine ELMQADDEM, ESI, Morocco

Mourad FAKHFAKH, University of Sfax, Tunisia

Niketa GANDHI, MIRLabs, USA  

Andrea GARCIA, United Nations/ISOC New York, Brazil

Alexander GELBUKH, IPN, Mexico

Mérième GHENNAME, Germany

Lavika GOEL, MNIT, India  

Emmanuel GOFFI, Sapiens Institute, France

Sam GOUNDAR, British University, Vietnam

Houssam HALMAOUI, ISMAC, Morocco

Ahmed Abdeen HAMED, Vermont, USA

Mohamed HANINI, FSTS, Morocco

Abdelkrim HAQIQ, Hassan 1 University, Morocco

Iman HILAL, ESI, Morocco

Meriem HNIDA, ESI, Morocco


Mostapha KABOUZE, FSJES, Morocco

El Mehdi KANDOUSSI, INPT, Morocco

Lobna KAROUI, AI Exponential Thinker, USA

Larbi KERKEB, UAE Morocco

Quist-Aphetsi KESTER, Ghana Technology University College, Ghana

Marimuthu KRISHNAVENI, AVINU, India  

Ashok KUMAR DAS, IIIT, India  

Mohamed LACHGAR, ENSAJ, Morocco

Youness LAGHOUAOUTA , INPT, Morocco

Yassine MALEH, FSTS, Morocco

Nand K. MEENA, Aston University, U.K

Abdellatif MEZRIOUI, INPT, Morocco

Aymen MILI, STMicroelectronics, France

Andrea MOLINARI, University of Trento, Italy

Mohamed NABIL, FSJ, Morocco

Nidal NASSER, Alfaisal University, KSA

Anand NAYYAR, Duy Tan University, Vietnam

Mohamed NEMICHE, FSA, Morocco

Jalal NOURI, Stockholm University, Sweden

Ghizlane ORHANOU, FSR, Morocco

El Mehdi OUAFIQ, Deloitte, Morocco

Brahim OUHBI, ENSAM, Morocco

Davide PATTI, University of Catania, Italy

Ali R. KASHANI, University of Memphis, USA

Taoufik RACHAD, ENSIAS,UM5, Morocco

Anass-Ramy RAHIMI, Hannam University, South Korea

S.P. RAJA, Vel Tech, India

Parisa RASTIN, Mines Nancy, France

Sara RETAL, FSR, Morocco  

Asmaâ RETBI, EMI, Morocco

Mohammed RIDOUANI, UH2C, Morocco

Nizar ROKBANI, University of Sousse, Tunisia 

Essaid SABIR, ENSEM, Morocco

Muhammad SHARIF, ICESCO, Morocco

Fodil SI SERIR, CDTA, Alger


Umang SINGH, ITS, India

Adam SLOWIK, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland

Rajendran SOBHA AJIN SINGH, Painary P.O mIdukki, Kerala, India  

Tarek SOBH, University of Bridgeport, USA

Parthasarathy SUBASHINI, AVINU, India  

Jérémie SUBLIME, ISEP, France

Ahmad TAHER AZAR, PSU, Saudi Arabia 

Hicham TRIBAK, UAE, Morocco

Abdellah ZAALOUL, UIZ, Morocco

Ahmed ZELLOU, ENSIAS,UM5, Morocco



Prof. Farah Abdoun, ENSA Rabat, Morocco

Prof. Manar Abourezq, ESI, Morocco

Prof. Naila Amrous, ESI, Morocco

Prof. Laila Cheikhi, ENSIAS,UM5, Morocco

Prof. Rachid Gouarti, ESI, Morocco

Prof. Meriem Hnida, ESI, Morocco

Prof. Taoufik Rachad, ENSIAS,UM5, Morocco


Sara ASSAMI, ENSIAS, UM5, Rabat, Morocco

Ghita FAOUZI, EMI, UM5, Rabat, Morocco

Youssef HAMDAOUI, EMI, UM5, Rabat, Morocco

Nouhaila IDRISSI, EMI, UM5, Rabat, Morocco

Imane RHASSATE, EMI, UM5, Rabat, Morocco

Houda SEKKAL, EMI, UM5, Rabat, Morocco


Submission Deadline : May 30, 2021 June 20, 2021 (firm)

Notification Date : May 30, 2021  July 25, 2021

Camera-Ready:  June 15, 2021  August 01, 2021 

Registration Deadline : August 01, 2021

Conference Date : October 28-29-30, 2021


Prof. Mehdi Bennis is a Full Professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland, an Academy of Finland Research Fellow and head of the intelligent connectivity and networks/systems group (ICON). His main research interests are in radio resource management, heterogeneous networks, game theory and machine learning in 5G networks and beyond. He has co-authored one book and published more than 200 research papers in international conferences, journals and book chapters. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2015 Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2016 Best Tutorial Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2017 EURASIP Best paper Award for the Journal of Wireless Communications and Networks, the all-University of Oulu award for research and the 2019 Dr Bennis received the IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee Early Achievement Award. Dr Bennis is an IEEE Fellow.

Title: Communication-efficient and distributed ML over wireless networks

Prof. Vincenzo Piuri has received his Ph.D. in computer engineering at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy (1989). He is Full Professor in computer engineering at the University of Milan, Italy (since 2000). He has been Associate Professor at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy and Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and visiting researcher at George Mason University, USA. His main research interests are: artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, intelligent systems, machine learning, pattern analysis and recognition, signal and image processing, biometrics, intelligent measurement systems, industrial applications, digital processing architectures, fault tolerance, cloud computing infrastructures, and internet-of-things. Original results have been published in 400+ papers in international journals, proceedings of international conferences, books, and book chapters. He is Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished Scientist of ACM, and Senior Member of INNS. He is President of the IEEE Systems Council (2020-21) and IEEE Region 8 Director-elect (2021-22), and has been IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities (2015), IEEE Director, President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Vice President for Education of the IEEE Biometrics Council, Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the IEEE Systems Council, and Vice President for Membership of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems Journal (2013-19). He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, and IEEE Access. He received the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award (2002) and the IEEE TAB Hall of Honor (2019). He is Honorary Professor at: Obuda University, Hungary; Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China; Northeastern University, China; Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan; Amity University, India; and Galgotias University, India.

Title: Ambient intelligence for Smart Living (Get Abstract: Click Here)

Prof. Ali Idri is a Full Professor at Computer Science and Systems Analysis School (ENSIAS, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco). He received his Master and Doctorate of 3rd Cycle in Computer Science from the University of Mohammed V in 1994 and 1997 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive and Computer Sciences from the University of Quebec at Montreal in 2003. Prof. Ali Idri has a strong experience in dealing with the use of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence in medecine. He is or has been Principal Investigator (PI) in multiple research projects. Currently, he is PI of a leading national research project titled “Machine Learning based Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment”, which is supported by both the Moroccan Ministry of High Education and the National Council of Scientific Research (CNRST), 2020-2022. Prof. Idri is also PI of the project “Facilitating access to reproductive health services for refugee women in Morocco”, Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER Cycle 7), administered by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and financed by USAID, 2019-2020. He was also the Principal Investigator of a leading project entitled “mobile personal health records (mPHR) in Morocco”, which was supported by both the Moroccan Ministry of High Education and the National Council of Scientific Research (CNRST), 2016-2018. Prof. Idri ranked 3rd in the Top-Ten researchers around the world in the field of software effort estimation (Information and Software Technology 91 (2017) 1–21). He was recently ranked amongst the top 2% researchers around the world in all scientific fields according to the study performed by Stanford. Moreover, Prof. Idri has been awarded the Best Moroccan Researcher Award in “Computer Science” for the period 2016-2020 during the second edition of “Research Excellence Awards” ceremony, under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, by the National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST) on June 29, 2021.He is very active in the fields of software engineering, machine learning and medical informatics and has published more that 230 papers in well recognized journals and conferences such as Information and Software Technology, Journal of Software and Systems, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine and Journal of Applied Soft Computing.

Title: Mobile Software Engineering for Reproductive Health Services (Get Abstract: Click Here)

Dr. Kaoutar El Maghraoui is a principal research scientist at the IBM T.J Watson Research Center where she is focusing on innovations at the intersection of systems and artificial intelligence (AI). She leads the research agenda of End-Use experimental AI testbed of the IBM Research AI Hardware Center, a global research hub focusing on enabling next-generation accelerators and systems for AI workloads. She co-led IBM’s Global Technology Outlook in 2017 where she contributed to creating IBM’s vision for the future of IT across global labs and business units focusing on IBM’s AI leadership. Kaoutar has co-authored several patents, conference, and journal publications in the areas of systems research, distributed systems, high performance computing, and AI. Kaoutar holds a PhD. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. She received several awards including the Robert McNaughton Award for best thesis in computer science, Best of IBM award in 2021, IBM’s Eminence and Excellence award for leadership in increasing Women’s presence in science and technology, several IBM outstanding technical accomplishments, and 2021 IEEE TCSVC Women in Service Computing award. Kaoutar is global vice-chair of the Arab Women in Computing organization and avid supporter and volunteer of several women in science and technology initiatives.

Title: Accelerating, Optimizing, and Automating AI across the Stack (Get Abstract: Click Here)

We invite you to submit a proposal for workshops on a research topic of interest to ICSSD attendees before 15 May. (Click here for further information).

ICSSD’21 is pleased to invite proposals for tutorial to be held within the main conference. The ICSSD’21 calls for proposals for half-day tutorials on emerging topics in the field of Data Science and Smart Systems. The selected tutorials will take place on the second / last day of the conference (October 29/30). The tutorials should be aimed at all audiences of the conference: doctoral students, professors and all conference participants. A certificate will be issued to the organizers as well as to the participants. (Click here for further information).



The registration procedure must be done by filling the form in the link below : 

Author registration form (Closed)

In order to register as ICSSD’21 Conference participant non author, please, complete and submit the form in the link below before 22/10/2021.

Participant Non Author registration form




Before 10 September 2021

After 10 September 2021

International Academic

250 €

350 €

International Student

200 €

250 €

Moroccan Academic

2000 Dh

2500 Dh

Moroccan Student

1500 Dh

2000 Dh

Participant Non Author

Online Participation: FREE

In-Person Participation : 800 Dh

Online Participation: FREE

In-Person Participation : 800 Dh


200 Dh / 20 € for each extra page (up to 2 extra pages Max)




Before 10 September 2021

After 10 September 2021

International Academic / Student

150 €

180 €

Moroccan Academic / Student

1000 Dh

1500 Dh




Before 10 September  2021

After 10 September  2021


Industry Participant             

400 €

450 €





  • The cost of participation in the conference for non-author participants is 80 Euro/800Dh before 10 September, and 100 Euro/1000Dh after 10 September.




(*) For the free sponsorship formula, these can be actions listed as follows: Round Trip Flight Tickets for keynote speakers, keynote speakers accommodation, Meals and / or coffee breaks, Flyers, banners, posters, website hosting fees, Prizes and Trophies.






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