SSD General Chairs
Lazhar RAHMANI was born in Setif, Algeria in 1964. He received his degree in electrical engineering from the University of Annaba in 1991 and his D.E.A. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Setif, Algeria, in 1994 and 2005, respectively. He is currently a full professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Setif. His current research interests include electrical machines design and control, electric drives, analysis, modeling, and control of power converters used in various areas, such as renewable energy and power quality systems, electric vehicle, and space applications.
Lazhar Rahmani (ALG)
Kasim Al-Aubidy received his BSc and MSc degrees in control and computer engineering from the University of Technology, Iraq in 1979 and 1982, respectively, and the PhD degree in real-time computing from the University of Liverpool, England in 1989. He is currently an associative professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Philadelphia University, Jordan. His research interests include fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithm and their real-time applications. He is the winner of Philadelphia Award for the best researcher in 2000. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Information Technology. He has coauthored 3 books and published 48 papers on topics related to computer applications.
Kasim Al-Aubidy (JO)
Prof. Faouzi Derbel is professor for Smart Diagnostics and Online Monitoring at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences. He earned his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and his Ph.D. in Electrical and information technologies from the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich in 1995 and 2001 respectively. From 2000 to 2012 he was in different positions in the industrial area e. g. as strategic product manager and systems engineer, responsible for wireless and future technologies within Siemens Building Technologies in Munich (Germany) as well as Head of Research and Development department within Siemens Building technologies in Mühlhausen (Germany) and QUNDIS Advanced Measuring Solutions (Germany). Prof. Derbel won many awards, e. g. best paper awards in international conferences. In 2006 he won together with his team the “Product Innovation Award” within the company Siemens AG and in 2009 the “Product Success Story Award” of Texas Instruments. Prof. Derbel is member of ETSI ERM TG28 dealing with short-range wireless devices within the European Telecommunication and Standardization Institute, as well as the technical group Smart Cities within the “Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik im DIN und VDE”. His research activities focus on power-aware design of wireless sensor networks and sensor systems with smart signal processing as well as state estimation of machines and smart grids. Prof. Derbel is editor in chief of the transaction ASSD (Advances in Systems, Signals and Devices) published by De-Gryter Verlag Germany.
Faouzi Derbel (DE)
SSD Co-General Chairs
Kouzou Abdellah (IEEE Senior member & IACSIT Senior member, IFAC, IAENG & IISRO member, IEEE-HKN Alumni Member) 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 since June 2014. 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. 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 the coordinator of the Algerian IEEE Power Electronics Chapter and the chair of the sub-committee on FACTs and HVDC under the international committee PETC/IEEE-IES. 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 has published more than 160 papers, his main research interests include Active Power Filtering techniques, Power Quality issues, Power Electronics Devices, Application of Power electronics in Renewable Energies and Application of meta-heuristics optimization algorithms, Smart Grid and Smart Buildings, reliability and diagnostics in power electronics converters.
Abdallah Kouzou (ALG)
Mohamed Deriche  received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the National Polytechnic School, Algeria, and his Ph.D. degree in signal processing from the University of Minnesota in 1994. He worked at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, before joining King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, where he leads the signal processing group. He has published more than 300 papers in multimedia signal and image processing. He delivered numerous invited talks and chaired several conferences including GlobalSIP-MPSP, IEEE Gulf (GCC), Image Processing Tools and Applications, and TENCON (a Region 10 conference). He has supervised more than 35 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and is the recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He also received the Shauman Best Researcher Award, and both the Excellence in Research and Excellence in Teaching Awards at KFUPM.
Mohamed A. Deriche (UAE, SA)
Olfa Kanoun is a full professor for measurement and sensor technology at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. She studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University in Munich from 1989 to 1996, where she specialized in the field of electronics. During her PhD at the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich she developed a novel calibration free temperature measurement method, which was awarded in 2001 by the Commission of Professors in Measurement Technology (AHMT e. V.) in Germany. As senior scientist from 2001-2006 she founded a working group on impedance spectroscopy and carried out since then simultaneously research on energy autonomous sensor systems for wireless sensors in smart home applications. In her research she focuses on diverse aspects sensors, measurement systems and measurement methods for improving sensory information increasing flexibility and by using smart materials. On-going research projects are focusing on battery diagnosis methods, material testing by impedance spectroscopy, availability and conversion of ambient energy, design of energy autonomous systems, energy conversion from electrostatic field, smart energy management, strain and pressure measurement by sensors based on carbon nanotubes (CNT).
Olfa Kanoun (DE)
Dr. Abdul Wahid A. Al-Saif is an Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering Department in the College of Computer Science and Engineering of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, SAUDI ARABIA. His research Interests are Strong and simultaneous stabilization, Robust stabilization, H-infinity optimization, Instrumentation and computer control and Microprocessors and microcontrollers.
Abdul Wahid Al-Saif (SA)
SSD Honorary Chairs
Mohamed El Hadi Latreche (Rector of Setif 1 University) (ALG)
Currently, I am the Rector of the University of Djelfa since May 2021 and I was the Rector of the University of Khemis Miliana during the period of July 2019 - May 2021. Also, I held the post of Vice-Rector in the University of Khemis Miliana from 2013 - 2019 in charge of postgraduate higher education, University Accreditation, Scientific Research and Post-Graduation higher education. During this period I was responsible for the higher education of the first and second cycles, continuing education and diplomas and graduation training during a month from June 2019 - July 2019. During my scientific career in terms of training, I obtained a PhD Doctorate in Electrical Engineering at Henri Poincaré University, Nancy, France in June 2006 and a DESS diploma in 2003 at the same university. In 2002, I obtained the DEA in processes and treatment of electrical energy at the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine, Nancy, France, after obtaining a Magister degree in Electrical Engineering at the National Polytechnic of Algiers. In 1999, I obtained an engineering degree in Electrical Engineering at the National Polytechnic School of Algiers and the Exact Sciences series Baccalaureate, in 1994 from the Hamza Ibn Abdelmoutalib school, Khemis Miliana, Algeria. My teaching responsibilities concern the field of electrical engineering, I have taught covering the control and modeling of electrical machines from 2006 to present. Hence, I was responsible for a D-LMD doctoral training in electrical engineering and I was the head of science and technology field at the University of Khemis Miliana. To these institutional administrative responsibilities are added research responsibilities, I am a researcher and team leader at the Energy and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (LESI) of the University of Khemis Miliana, my implications are related to the design and the realization of a permanent superconducting machine, with a research team working on rotating superconducting machines. Also, as part of my scientific activities, I have made several scientific research training abroad by invitation and I have participated several research projects, in which I have been involved. I have supervised several doctoral and master's students and published numerous national and international conferences and journals papers. My areas of interest cover Electric Motors, Superconducting Motors, Characterization of Critical High Temperature Superconductors, Monte Carlo Methods.
El Hadj AILAM (Rector of Djelfa University) (ALG)
Hans-Rolf Tränkler is the director of the Institute for Measurement and Automation Technology the University of the Bundeswehr Munich. His main work areas are Intelligent sensors and sensor arrays, sensor signal processing and sensor-actuator systems for private life.
Hans-Rolf Tränkler (DE)
Nabil Derbel was born in Sfax, Tunisia in April 1962. He received the engineering Diploma from the National School of Engineers of Sfax in 1986, the Research Master Degree in Automatic control from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse, France in 1986 and the Doctorate from the National School of Engineers of Tunis in 1989. He joined the Tunisian University, where he held different position involved in research and education. Currently, he is a full Professor of Automatic Control at the National School of Engineers of Sfax. He is an IEEE Senior member. His current interests include: Optimal Control, Complex Systems, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, and Genetic Algorithm. He is the author and the co-author of more than 80 papers published in international Journals and of more than 400 papers published in international conferences.
Nabil Derbel (TN)
SSD Organizing Committee Chairs
Abd Essalam BADOUD (HDR, Dr, Magister, Ing) was born in Ait muhli, Algeria. He received the Engineering Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ferhat Abbas Setif 1, Algeria, in 2006, the Magister and Doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Ferhat Abbas Setif 1, Algeria in 2009 and 2014 respectively. He joined the University of Setif in 2009, where he held different positions involved in research and education. Currently, he is an Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department of the Technology faculty, university of Setif 1, and the deputy head of the department in charge of education and graduation lessons. He has participated in several research projects and has led several research projects. He is the author and co-author of five books and more than 100 publications in international journals and proceedings. His current research interests include the analysis, modeling, design, and control of electrical systems, Renewable Energy Sources, intelligent systems, and robust control. Dr. Badoud has served as an Associate Editors and on the editorial board of several journals.
Abd Essalam Badoud (ALG)
Belgacem Said KHALDI was born in Djelfa, Algeria, in 1969. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (B.Sc, Ingeniorat d’Etat) in 1991 from the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB), Algiers, the Magister degree (M.Sc) in Power Electronics & Control in 2004 from the Ecole Nationale Polytechnique (ENPA), Algiers, and he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control at Ecole Nationale Polytechnique. In September 1994, he joined the Ziane-Achour Djelfa University, Djelfa, Algeria, as an Assistant and then Assistant Professor, where he served in a variety of research and education-related positions. He contributed to the organization of several international meetings and conferences both in Algeria and abroad as a technical and organizing co-chairman: IMESE'06, ICPEA’2013 - 2019. He has taken part in many research projects, and his current research interests include electrical drives, power electronics, multiphase machines and process control.
Belgacem Said Khaldi (ALG)
Boutheina Maalej (TN)
SAC Chairs
Ahmed Hafaifa (ALG)
Bilal Sari was born in Sétif, Algeria. He received Engineer’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Sétif, Algeria, in 2005, the Master and Ph.D. degrees in Automatic Control from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d′Ingénieurs de Poitiers (ENSIP, University of Poitiers), France in 2006 and 2009 respectively. From 2009 to 2010, he joined Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes (IRCCyN) and École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nantes, France as Associate Professor. From 2010 to 2012, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Institut de recherche en énergie électrique de Nantes-Atlantique (IREENA laboratory) of the Ecole Polytech Nantes. From 2012 to 2016 he joined Alstom Global R&D and product management (France) as R&D control engineer and Program Manager of Control Excitation systems. In 2016 he joined university of Sétif1 as associate professor and the head of (Industrial Automation and Process) professional Master in coordination with Siemens Algeria. His current research interests include automation and supervision of industrial process, cyber-security, robust control and its applications in electrical power plants, renewable energies, power system stabilizers and excitation systems.
Bilal Sari (ALG)
Ahmed Said Nouri received his DEA and PhD in Automatic from National Institute for Applied Sciences, France in 1989 and 1994, respectively. In 2008, he received the University Delegation in Electric Automatic and Industrial Informatics Engineering from National School of Engineers of Sfax, Tunisia. He is a Professor in Automatic Control at National School of Engineering of Sfax, Tunisia. He was the Chairman at the Electrical Engineering Department of National School of Engineering of Gabes. He is a member of the Research Unit of Numerical Control of Industrial Processes and was the General Secretary of the Tunisian Association of Automatic and Numerisation. He is the co-author of the book The Elementary and Practical Theory of the Sliding Mode Control edited by Springer. His research interests include sliding mode control, numerical control and non-linear control of industrial processes.
Ahmed Said Nouri (TN)
CSP Chairs
Aladine Chetouani (FR)
Mohammed MOSTEFAI was born on April 16, 1965, in B.B.A, Algeria. He received his M.Sc in electrical engineering in 1988 from the University of Setif, Algeria, and the ph.D in Automatic and Software Engineering in 1994 from the University of Lille, France. He is now a full professor at the University of Setif. He occupied different scientific and administrative responsibilities such as president of the scientific committee, the head of the Automatic laboratory, and vice president of the University since 2006. His research interests include study, modeling, analysis, and control of industrial systems. The mainly covered applications are production systems, ranging from electro-energy systems (electric machines and networks) up to large automated manufacturing systems.
Mohammed Mostefai (ALG)
Dr. Daoud has got a PhD in the field of Communications and Electronics in 2006 from De Montfort University-UK. During the last seven years, several courses have been taught from the basic electronics, signal processing and toward the higher level of communication Engineering. In addition, there are two awards have been achieved on the level of graduation projects competitions. Moreover, there are more than 50 papers were published in a highly recommended journals and international conferences during the last years; have the ability to investigate and solve research problem wireless communications and signal processing. This extensive research enhances the experience with MATLAB simulation tool and magnifies the analytical and mathematical skills. On the basis of personal characteristics, Dr. Daoud could be considered as an innovative, hard-worker, has communication and explaining ability for different ideas and concepts through reasoning and discussions. Moreover, to enrich his both professional and personal experiences, he is enjoying the work in multicultural environments. From 1/9/2010 till 31/8/2014, he filled some managerial positions including the position of Dean Assistant for Academic Affairs and QA officer, the Head of the Communication and Electronics Engineering Department in addition to the Head of the Computer Engineering one. Moreover, since the 1st of September 2015, he became the dean of the academic research and graduate studies. Furthermore, he has been a part of the organization committee and the editorial board for some well known international conferences and journal, respectively.
Omar Daoud (JO)
SCI Chairs
Ameur Zegadi received the Diploma of State Engineer in Electronics (option: Communication) at the Department of Electronics of the University Ferhat Abbas Sétif in 1985, the Degree of MPhil in Integrated Optics at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree at the University of Salford (United Kingdom) in 1994. From 1994 to 1995 he worked as an Associate Researcher in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Salford (UK). From March 1996 he joined the university center of Biskra as an assistant professor. In 1999, he joined the electronics department at the University of Sétif, where he is currently a professor. Prof. Zegadi held many office positions, Head of the optoelectronic Research Unit (CDTA), President of the scientific committee of the electronics department of Sétif 1 university, head of the Microelectronics Master option, and Head of the research laboratory: Growth and Characterization of New Semiconductors. His research interests focus on photoacoustic and photothermal techniques, optoelectronic components and devices, microelectronics, the study of material properties, integrated optics, photonics, antennas, and optical communication systems.
Ameur Zegadi (ALG)
Imed Ben Dhaou (S’97-M’02, SM’2011) was born in 1972 in Tunisia. He received a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, the Ph.D. degree from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and the docent degree from the University of Turku in 1997, 2002, 2019, respectively. His research interests are in the areas of embedded systems for IoT, multi-agent systems for DC microgrid, interconnect optimization, low-power circuit design, high-level power estimation, robust estimation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and VLSI for DSP and wireless systems. He has authored and co-authored more than 80 journals and conference papers in these areas. Dr. Ben Dhaou received the Best Paper Award from 1997 Finnish Symposium on Signal Processing and a travel grant from the Ph.D. forum at DAC, Los Angeles in 2000. Since September 2014, Dr. Ben Dhaou has been serving as an editor to the Microelectronics Journal, Elsevier. He was the Guest Editor for the special issue of on-chip signaling in deep-submicron technology, Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing. Dr. Ben Dhaou served as a TPC member in numerous IEEE conferences, including Power Africa conference, Energycon, SETIT, and MENACOMM. Dr. Ben Dhaou has intensive teaching and administrative experience. He co-founded a private university. From 2014 to 2017 he was a consultant to the deanship for graduate studies at Qassim University (KSA). Since 2019 he was appointed as a coordinator for the research unit and associate professor at Unaizah College of Engineering, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.
Imed Ben Dhaou (SA)
Brahim Mezghani received the BSc & MSc degrees from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A. He received the PhD & HDR degrees from National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS) in Tunisia, where he is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He is currently working on the design, modeling and simulation of new micromachined sensors. His recent interests include the incorporation of nanomaterials for sensor performance enhancement.
Brahim Mezghani (TN)
PSE Chairs
Prof. Ahmed GHERBI was born in Setif, Algeria in 1967. He received the engineering degree, Magister and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Setif, Algeria, in 1990, 1995, and 2006 respectively. He is with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Ferhat ABBAS University, Setif 1, Algeria since 1991. He has served as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Technology, University of Setif 1 and member of the Scientific Council of the same faculty from 2010 to 2015. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering. He teaches several courses in power system analysis and integration of renewable energy systems to the grid at the University of Setif 1. His current research interests are the application of the FACTS control and improvement in electric power systems, energy storage systems, Integration of renewable energy systems to the grid, power system stability, and optimization.
Ahmed Gherbi (ALG)
Hafedh TRABELSI studied in Ecole National d’Ingénieurs de Sfax ENIS from 1983 to 1989, In 1990, M.S. degree received from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, in 1994 the  PhD degree at the University of Paris XI, Orsay, France, and in 2008 the Research Management Ability degree from ENIS, All in electrical engineering.   He joined the Tunisian University in 1995; He is currently a Professor of Electric Power Engineering at ENIS.   Since 2013 he is full professor at University of Sfax, Tunisia, holding the chair for Smart Electric Vehicle group in Computer Embedded System laboratory at ENIS. In his research he focuses on the design of new electric machines by using Finite Element Method and the implementation of advanced control system for electric vehicle. On-going research is focusing on smart city & secure system.
Hafedh Trabelsi (TN)
Youcef SOUFI received the B.Eng. (1991) and Doctorate degrees from the University of Annaba, Algeria in Electrical Engineering. Since 2000 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Laboratory of Electrical Engineering at the University Larbi Tebessi,Tebessa, Algeria where he is currently an Associate Professor in electrical engineering. His main and current major research interests include Renewable energy, electrical machines control, power electronics and drives. He has published and co-authored more than 80 technical papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings since 2000. He is the member of editorial board of 5 journals, and the member of technical program committee / international advisory board / international steering committee of many international conferences. His email address is:
Youcef SOUFI (DZ)
Workshop, Tutorial and Special Session Chairs
Hammoud RADJEAI was born in Algeria in 1965. He received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the1 University of Setif, Algeria, in 2007. He is currently a Professor at the University ofSetif, Algeria. And President of the Association: Prospects for Renewable Energies and Sustainable Development. His major fields of interest in research are:
  1. Modeling and diagnosis of electrical machines.
  2. Renewable energy systems
  3. Electrical stability of the electro-energy system
Hammoud Radjeai (ALG)
Abdelhamid IRATNI is an Associate Professor control engineering and automation systems at the Electrical Engineering department of faculty of Science and Technology at University of Bordj Bou Arreridj (ALGERIA) where he has been a faculty member since 2004. He is the Chair of the scientific committee of the Electrical Engineering department since 2019 after serving as the head of Automatic control bachelor and master programs for 3 years since 2015. Abdelhamid IRATNI received his BSc and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Boumerdes, Algeria, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He received his PhD from the University of Setif, Algeria, in 2013. His current research areas include nonlinear filtering, estimation and control, biomedical and bioprocess engineering, and automation and reliability of industrial systems.
Abdelhamid Iratni (ALG)