SSD General Chairs
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)
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)
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)
SSD Co-General Chairs
Faiq H.S. Hussain was born in 1953. He received the B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Sulaimani in 1976, and the M.Sc. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Sulaimani in 1978, and Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry (Synthesis and Natural Products) from the University of Manchester, UK in 1985. In 1980 he joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Sulaimani (Salahaddin later) as an Assistant Lecturer. Since 1980, he has been with the Department of Chemistry, became a Lecturer in 1985, an Assistant Professor in 1990, and a Professor in 2003. He was lecturing at the colleges of Science, Pharmacy, and Agriculture. His current research interests include the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Compounds, Applied Spectroscopy, Phytochemistry, and Medicinal Plants. Dr.Faiq is a member of the Iraqi and Kurdistan Chemical Society. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and books. He supervised 35 M.Sc. and 20 Ph.D. students. Since 2009 he has joint projects and supervision with the University of Pavia, Italy. He was retired from Salahaddin University and employed at the Tishk International University TIU (a private university) as a Director of TIU Research Center and Dean of Applied Science Faculty since 2019.
Faiq H. S. Hussain (IQ)
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)
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)
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)
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 Honorary Chairs
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)
Rim Jallouli (TN)
Boutheina Maalej (TN)
His research interests include learning algorithms, artificial neural networks and their engineering applications, fuzzy systems, and intelligent control. Mohamed Djemel received the B. Sc., M. Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the High School of Technical Sciences of Tunis (ESSTT), Tunisia in 1987 and 1989 and 1996, respectively, and was a post-doctoral in the National School of Engineers of Sfax, the Habilitation University, Tunisia till 2006. He joined the Tunisian University since 1990, where he held different positions involved in research and education. Currently, he is a professor of automatic control at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the National School of Engineering of Sfax. He is a member of several national and international conferences. His research interests include order reduction and the stability, the control and the advanced control of the complex systems.
Mohamed Djemel (TN)
SAC Chairs
Dr. Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in systems engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. He has been an Assistant Professor of systems engineering with the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, since 2009. His current research interests include nonlinear systems identification, control systems, optimization, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy. He is the author/coauthor of about 60 technical papers in international journals, and refereed conferences. He serves as a regular referee for many international journals in the field of Control and Artificial Intelligence.
Mujahed Al-Dhaifallah (SA)
Jawhar Ghommam is a Professor in Control Theory and Robotics at the National Institute of Applied Science and TechnologyUniversity of Carthage, Tunis. He’s got the BSc degree in Computer and Control Engineering from the National Institute and Applied Sciences and Technology (INSAT) in 2003 in Tunis. He's got the DEA ( MScdegree form the university of Montpelier at the Laboratoire d’Informatique, Robotique et Micro-électronique (LIRMM, France) in2004 and later on in 2008 a Ph.D in Control Engineering degree jointlyfrom the National Engineering School of Sfax and the university of Orleans in France. From September 2008 through September 2010 hehad the privilege of regularly visiting a distinguished university at the Balearic Islands(Spain), where he served as a research contributor and Senior lecturer on cooperative control algorithms and a lecturer on time delayed systems. He also has the privilege of visiting the GREPCI research group on the basis of two months yearly since 2010. J. Ghommam iscurrently an Associate Professor of control engineering at Sultan Quaboos University (SQU) in Oman and occupies a permanent senior research position at the Control EnergyManagement Laboratory (CEM-Labat Sfax-TunisiaHis Research interests includefundamental motion control concepts for nonholonomic/underactuated vehicle systemsnonlinear and adaptive control; intelligent and autonomous control of networked unmannedsystems, team cooperation, consensus achievement, and sensor networks. He is the author/coauthor of about 70 technical papers in international journals, and refereedconferences. He serves as a regular referee for many international journals in the field of Control and Robotics.
Jawhar Ghommam (OM)
Mohamed bani Younis was born in Jordan. He obtained his Phd from the University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany in 2006. He has Strong Knowledge and experience of Re-Engineering and Reverse Engineering delegated through specifications and verification of software/hardware systems using different tools and logics. Besides of his experience of the Distributed and Concurrent Systems approach for software modeling, design and development. He is interested in the application of these methods introduced above along with Software Engineering technologies to solve automation and control specific problems. This Knowledge is also assisted by the basic knowledge of electrical machines.
Mohamed bani Younis (JO)
CSP Chairs
Mohamed-Chaker Larabi (M’05–SM’07) received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Poitiers, in 2002. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Poitiers. He is the Deputy Scientific Director of the GdR-ISIS (French research group on signal and image processing). He has published over 150 papers. His actual scientific interests include the quality of experience and bio-inspired processing/coding/optimization of images and videos, 2D, 3D, HDR, and 360. He is a member of the MPEG and JPEG committees, CIE, and IS&T. He has been elected to serve as a member of the IEEE SPS IVMSP and MMSP technical committees. He served as the Chair for the JPEG Advanced Image Coding and the Test and Quality Subgroup. He acted as the French Head of Delegation for several years. He played several roles at different conferences. He was the Program Chair of the EUVIP in 2011 and 2018, the Plenary Chair of the EUVIP in 2013, the Chair of the EI Image Quality and System Performance, from 2014 to 2016, and the Short Courses Co-Chair of the EI, from 2016 to 2018. He was the Special Sessions Co-Chair of the ICIP 2016 and the Publicity Chair of the ICIP 2017. He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the Springer SIVP, the SPIE/IS&T JEI, the IEEE Access, the Elsevier JVCI, and the Elsevier SPIC. He is a regular reviewer for several international conferences and journals. He participated in several national and international projects. He supervised more than 15 Ph.D. students.
Mohamed-Chaker Larabi (FR)
Taha Basheer Taha (IQ)
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
Carlo Trigona received the M.S. degree (cum Laude) in Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems from University of Catania, Catania, Italy in 2006. From 2006 to 2009 he was PhD student at the University of Catania. In 2010 he obtained his PhD degree in Electronic, Automation and Control of Complex Systems from University of Catania, Catania, Italy. From 2010 to 2011, he worked as a post-doc and lecturer at the University Montpellier II – LIRMM (France), from 2011 to 2017 as post-doc and lecturer at DIEEI, University of Catania (Italy) and from 2017 to 2018 he worked as a post-doc at the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany). From 2018 to 2020, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements at the DIEEI, University of Catania (Italy). Since 2020 he is a tenure track Professor of Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements at the DIEEI, University of Catania (Italy). Regarding his research activity, Prof. Trigona is co-author of 200 scientific publications, with more than 1800 total citations, which include chapters in books, papers in international journals, proceedings of international conferences and patents. His research interests include sensors, transducers, MEMS, NEMS, fluxgate magnetometers, energy harvesting, green and biodegradable sensors.
Prof. Carlo Trigona (IT)
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
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)
Plenary sessions 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)
Publication Chairs
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)