SSD General Chairs
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)
Moez Feki received his B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey in 1995 and 1997. Next, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Université de Metz France in 2001. He is actually a Professor at the Ecole Supérieure des Science et Technologie de Hammam Sousse-Tunisia and carrying his research activities in the Research group CEMLab of the Engineering School of Sfax.
Moez Feki (TN)
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
Najoua Essoukri Ben Amara is a full Professor at ENISo and the head of the LATIS Laboratory. From July 2008 to July 2011, she was the director of ENISo. She has a wide national and international visibility as she chaired several national committees and chaired/co-chaired various international scientific conferences. She acts in many program committees and belongs to several scientific ones. She was the coordinator of several European projects (Euromed 3+3 and Tempus). She initiated multiple collaborations with international research laboratories and socio-economic organizations. Since 2011 she is the President of the "Tunisian Association of Innovative Techniques of Sousse". Currently she is the responsible of ENISo's “Equal Opportunity Center”. Her areas of research include pattern recognition, document analysis, multimodal biometric, medical image processing, computer vision, with application to the segmentation of documents, biometric recognition, individuals, detection / tracking multi-object.
Najoua Essoukri Ben Amara (TN)
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
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)
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 (TN)
Mohamed Ksantini received his Ph.D degree in Control and Industrial data processing from University of Sfax (Tunisia): National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS) and University of Valenciennes (France) in 2005. Since 2006 he has been at University of Sfax. His research interest includes Fuzzy logic, Lmi’s, control and Takagi Sugeno fuzzy models.
Mohamed Ksantini (TN)
CSP Chairs
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 (SA)
Ines Kammoun (TN)
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
Imen Kallel (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)
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)
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)