Conference General Chair:
Aris M. Ouksel, aris@uic.edu
Conference General Co-Chairs:
Omar El Beqqali, omar.elbeqqali@usmba.ac.ma
Driss Kettani, d.kettani@aui.ma

Steering Committee:
Chair: Salim Hariri, University of Arizona
Members:
Tarek El-Ghazawi, George Washington University
Nashat Mansour, Lebanese American University
Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ahmed Louri, University of Arizona
Howard Jay Siegel, Colorado State University
Hesham El-Rewini , University of North Dakota

Advisory Committee:
Hany Ammar, Virginia Tech
Hesham El-Rewini, University of North Dakota
Hossam Hassanein, Queen’s University
Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb, University of Miami
Mohamed Hafeeda, Qatar Foundation
Nadjib Badache, University of Algiers
Omar Rana, Cardiff University
Qutaibah Malluhi, Qatar University
Mokrane Bouzeghoub, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University
Mohammed Erradi, Mohamed V-Souissi University
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales
Ibrahim Kamel, University of Sharjah

Track Chairs:

1. Cloud and Distributed Computing
Vice Program Co-Chair: Parisa Ghodous (parisa.ghodous@univ-lyon1.fr;),
Claude Bernard University of Lyon 1, France
Vice Program Co-Chair: Hassan Badir (hbadir@gmail.com;),
Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco
Committee Members:
Abderrahman Sekkaki, Faculté des Sciences Ain Chock Casablanca, Morocco
Ahmed Lbath, LIG Grenoble, France
Ali aldahoud, Al Zaytoonah university, Amman, Jordan
Catarina Ferreira Da Silva Université Lyon 1, France
Dalila Chiadmi, EMI Rabat,Morocco
Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jean Patrick Gelas ENS Lyon, France
Latifur Khan, University of Texas at Dallas
Mounir Maouene, Abdelmalek Essadi University, Morocco
Pradorn Sureephong, university of Chiang Mai Thailand
Rachida Dssouli Ciise, Concordia University, Canada
Rachida Fissoune, Abdelmalek Essadi University, Morocco
Yahya Slimani, Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
Richard Chbeir, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France
Amjad Rattrout, Université le Havre, France
Rashid Al-Jayoussi, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine
Rim Moussa ,Carthage University, Tunisia
Mohamed Meknassi, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
El Habib Nfaoui, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Faraj El-Mouadib, University of Benghazi, Libya
Chrissanthi Angeli, Technological Institute of Piraeus, Grece
Domenico Talia , Università della Calabria, Italy
Pascal Poncelet, Montpellier university, France
Sadok Benyahia FST Tunis, Tunisia
Tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin Belfield, Irland
Mouloud Koudil, ESI (Ecole Superieur d’Informatique), Algeria
Rafiqul HAQUE, Lyon1 University, France
Khalid Belhajjam, University of Manchester, UK

2. Networking, sensor networks, mobile computing
Vice Program Co-Chair: Soumaya Cherkaoui
(soumaya.cherkaoui@usherbrooke.ca), Université
de Sherbrooke, Canada
Vice Program Co-Chair: Hamid Harroud (H.Harroud@aui.ma),
Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
Committee Members:
Mohamed Riduan Abid, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
Elarbi Badidi, UAE University, UAE
Fatna Belqasmi, Concordia University, Canada
Shajulin Benedict, St-Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, India
Mohammed Boulmalf, International University of Rabat, Morocco
Abdelwahed El Hassan, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
Michael Gerndt, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Houssam Haitof, Technical Unversity of Munich, Germany
Mostafa Ezziyani, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco
Abdelkrim Haqiq, University Hassan I, Morocco
Ahmed Karmouch, University of Ottawa, Canada
Abdelilah Maach, University Mohamed V, Morocco
Nancy Samaan, University of Ottawa, Canada
Kevin Smith, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
Abdelmajid Hajami, Hassan I University, Morocco
Ali El Yahyaouy, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Nabil Kabbaj, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Rachid El Kouch, INPT-Rabat, Morocco
Najiba Amrani, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Rabeh Ouremchi, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Moulhime el Bekkali, USMBA-Fes, Morocco

3. IR, Data and knowledge management
Vice Program Co-Chair: Sherif Sakr(ssakr@cse.unsw.edu.au), UNSW,
Australia
Vice Program Co-Chair: Salima Benbernou
(salima.benbernou@parisdescartes.fr), Université
Paris Descartes,France
Committee Members:
Hend Al-Khalifa, King Saud University, Saudia Arabia
Ana Paula Appel, IBM, Brazil
Sami Bhiri, DERI, Ireland
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Muhammad Aamir Cheema, University of New South Wales, Australia
Sameh Elnikety, Microsoft Research , USA
Mohamed Eltabakh, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Mohamed MedhatGaber, University of Portsmouth, UK
Chirine Guedira, Universite Lyon 2, France
Mena Habib, University of Twente, Netherlands
Ragib Hasan, University of Alabama, USA
Zaki Malik, Wayne University, USA
Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, USA
Ahmed Metwaly, Google, USA
Irena Mlýnková, Charles University, Czech Republic
Walaa Eldin Moustafa, University of Maryland, USA
Hamid R. Motahari Nezhad, HP Labs , USA
Mourad Ouziri, Universite Paris Descartes, France
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
Alsayed Algergawy, Tanta University, Egypt
Toshiyuki Amagasa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Armin Haller, CSIRO, Australia
Carson K Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Ahsan Morshed, CSIRO, Australia
Praveen Rao, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Andreas Thor, University of Leipzig, Germany
Junhu Wang, Griffith University, Australia
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Research, Ireland
Norbert Martínez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Sven Groppe, University of Lübeck, Germany
Xiang Guang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Aixin Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

4. BPM, Web Services, SOA
Vice Program Co-Chair: Karim Baïna(baina@ensias.ma), ENSIAS, Université
Mohammed V Souissi, Morocco
Vice Program Co-Chair: Mahmoud Nassar (nassar@ensias.ma), ENSIAS,
Université Mohammed V Souissi, Morocco
Committee Members:
El Hassan Abdelwahed, FSSM, Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech, Morocco
Ilham Alloui, Polytech’Savoie – Université de Savoie, France
Salah Baïna, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco
Khalid Benali, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Jamal Bentahar, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering,
Concordia University, Canada
Mohammed Berrada, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Sami Bhiri, National University of Ireland, Dangan Galway, Ireland
Nacer Boudjlida, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Azedine Boulmakoul, Université Hassan II Mohammedia, Morocco
François Charoy, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Ouçamah Cherkaoui, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Bernard Coulette, University of Toulouse 2- Le Mirail / IRIT Laboratory,
France
Fabiano Dalpiaz, University of Toronto, Canada.
Sophie Ebersold, University of Toulouse 2- Le Mirail / IRIT Laboratory,
France
Bouchra El Asri, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V Souissi, Maroc
Mounia Fredj, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco
Walid Gaaloul, TELECOM SudParis, Evry France
Faïez Gargouri, ISIM, Université de Sfax, Tunisia
Ahmed Gater, Université de Paris-Dauphine, France
Claude Godart, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Rédouane Lbath, University of Toulouse 1/ IRIT Laboratory, France
Brahim Medjahed, Michigan University, USA
Nejib Moaella, Lyon2 University, France
Nanjangud Narendra, IBM Research India, Bangalore, India
Hye-Young Helen Paik, CSE, University of New South Wales. Australia
Fethi Rabhi, CSE, University of New South Wales, Australia
Ounsa Roudiès, EMI, Université Mohammed V – Agdal, Rabat, Morocco
Dalila Tamzalit, Université de Nantes, France
Farouk Toumani, Université Blaise Pascale, France
Hamdi Yahyaoui, Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science
Kuwait University, Kuwait
Ahmed Zellou, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco

5. Data Quality and Integration
Vice Program Co-Chair: Mourad Ouzzani (mouzzani@qf.org.qa), Qatar
Foundation, Qatar
Vice Program Co-Chair: Athman Bougettaya
(athman.bouguettaya@rmit.edu.au),
Virginia Tech, USA
Committee Members:
Abdelkarim Erradi, Qatar University, Qatar
Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, USA
Eduard Dragut, Purdue University, USA
Karim Benouaret, INRIA, France
Mahmoud Barhamgi, IUTA, Lyon1 University, France
Mohamed Yacine ElTabakh, Worcester Polytechnic University, USA
Rezgui Abdelmounaam, New Mexico Tech, USA
Zaki Malik, Wayne State University, USA
Yacine Atif, UAEU, UAE
Kamel Boukhalfa, USTHB, Algeria
Yehia Taher, University of Tilburg, Netherlands

6. Social computing
Vice Program Co-Chair: Hamamache Kheddouci
(hamamache.kheddouci@univ-lyon1.fr), Lyon1
University, France
Vice Program Co-Chair: Zaher Al Aghbari
(zaher@sharjah.ac.ae), University of Sharjah, UAE
Committee Members:
Meeyoung Cha, KAIST, Korea
Christo Wilson, Northeastern University, USA,
Jean-Loup Guillaume, Université Paris 6, France,
Andrew Kusiak, University of Iowa, USA,
Khaled Shaban, University of Qatar, Qatar
Eiman Kanjo, King Saud University, KSA
Olivier Togni, University of Burgundy, France
Ciprian Dobre, University Politehnica of Buchares, Romania
Anna Stavrianou, Xerox Research Centre Europe

7. Security, privacy
Vice Program Co-Chair: Mohamed Eltoweissy (toweissy@vt.edu), Egyptian
Japanese University, Egypt
Vice Program Co-Chair: Abdessamad Imine(imine@loria.fr), Nancy
University, France
Committee Members:
Hanifa Boucheneb, Polytechnique Montréal, France
Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, Télécom Bretagne, France
Igor Kotenko, SPIIRAS, Russia
Yassine Lakhnech, University Joseph Fourier, France
Mohamed Mejri, Université Laval, Canada
Mohamed Mosbah,LaBRI, France
Michael Rusinowitch, INRIA Nancy, France
Mohammed Shehab, University of North Carolina, USA
Mohammad Torabi Dashti, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

8. Semantic Web
Vice Program Co-Chair: Minoun Malki (mymalki@gmail.com), Sidi Belabes
University, Algeria
Vice Program Co-Chair: Faiez Gargouri (faiez.gargouri@gmail.com), ISIMSF
of Sfax, Tunisia
Committee Members:
El Hassan Abdelwahed, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
Yamine Ait Ameur, IRIT-ENSEIHT Toulouse, France
Idir Ait Sadoune, SUPELEC Paris, France
Karim Baïna, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Zeki Bayram, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA Poitiers, France
Fatima-Zahra Belouadha, EMI Mohammadia, Morocco
Nabila Benharket, INSA Lyon, France
Sidi Mohamed Benslimane, University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria
Sonia Bergamaschi, UNIMORE University, Italia
Carlos Bobed, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Zizette Boufaida, University of Constantine, Algeria
Azedine Boulmakoul, FST Mohammedia, Morocco
Francois Bry, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of München, Germany
Agata Filipowska, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Wassim Jaziri, ISIMSF of Sfax, Tunisia
Stéphane Jean, ENSMA Poitiers, France
Anis Jedidi, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Ahmed Lehireche, University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria
Ounsa Roudies, EMI Mohammadia, Morocco
Farouk Toumani, Blaise Pascal University, France
Raquel Trillo Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Robert Wrembel, Poznań University of Technology, Poland
Ahmed Zellou, ENSIAS Rabat, Morocco
Amal Zouaq, Royal Military College , Canada
Said TAZI, LAAS, Toulouse, France

9. Multimedia and Computer vision
Vice Program Co-chair: Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb (mottaleb@miami.edu),
University of Miami,USA
Vice Program Co-chair: Dris Aboutajdine ((aboutaj@fsr.ac.ma) ), University
of Mohammed V, Morocco
Committee Members:
Mohammed Daoudi, Telecom lille 1-INT , France
ElMostapha Mouaddib, Picardie-Jules Vernes University, France
Alberto Delbimbo, University of Florence, Italy
Ahmed Tamtaoui, INP, Morocco
Ahmed EL Oirrak, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
Faouzi Ghorbel, ENSI, Tunisia
Abdelaziz Bensrhair, INSA de Rouen, France
Driss Mammass, Ibn zohr University, Morocco
Rachid Oulad Haj Thami, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V Souissi
Abderrahim Elmoataz, Caen university, France
Fathallah Nouboud, Université du Quebec Trois Rivieres, Canada
Arun Ross, Michigan State University, USA
Ayman Abaza, West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, USA
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA
Ramazan S. Aygun, University of Alabama at Huntsville, USA
Yu Cao, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA
Nilesh Patel, Oakland University, USA
Jianhua Yan, PayPal, USA
Hamid Tairi, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Hassan Qjidae, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Khalid Satori, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Abdelouahed Sabri, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
AbdelAllah Aaarab, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
AbdelAziz Hmamed, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Chakib Bekkali, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Ismail Boumhidi, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Said Ouatik El Alaoui, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
AbdelMounaim Lachkar, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Noureddine En-Nahnahi , USMBA-Fes, Morocco

10. Arabic/Amazigh/Farsi/Urdu language processing
Vice Program Co-Chair: Ahmed Guessoum (aguessoum@usthb.dz),
University of Science and Technology Houari
Boumediene, Algeria
Vice Program Co-Chair: Violetta Cavalli-Sforza (V.CavalliSforza@aui.ma),
Al Akhawayn University,Morocco
Committee Members:
Hassina Aliane, Research Center on Scientific and Technical Information,
Algeria
Fadoua Ataa Allah, Institut Royal de la Culture Amazighe, Morocco
Imade Benelallam, Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Morocco
Yassine Benajiba, Thomson Reuters, USA
Jawad Berri, King Saud University, KSA
Houda Bouamor, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Siham Boulaknadel, Institut Royal de la Culture Amazighe, Morocco
El Houssine Bouyakhf, Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Morocco
Karim Bouzoubaa, Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs, Morocco
Khaled Choukri, European Language Ressources Association, France
Everhard Ditters, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Samhaa El-Beltagy, Nile University, Egypt
Heba Elfardy, CCLS, Columbia University, USA
Ossama Emam, IBM, Egypt
Hammou Fadili, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers de Paris, France
Mohamed Fakir, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Morocco
Ali Farghaly, Cataphora Software Inc.
Nizar Habash, Columbia University, USA
Bassam Haddad, University of Petra, Jordan
Abdelfettah Hamdani, Institut d’Etudes de Recherche pour l’Arabisation,
Morocco
El Mehdi Hamzaoui, Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Morocco
Muhammad Humayoun, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
Pakistan
Sarmad Hussain, University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Samir Kechid, University of Science and TechnologyHouari Boumediene
Algeria
Karine Megerdoomian, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Behrang Mohit, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Abdelhak Mouradi, École Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et d’Analyse
des Systèmes, Morocco
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Foundation, Qatar
Ali Rachidi, Université Ibn Zohr, Morocco
Ahmed Rafea, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Salim Rami, Faculté Poly-disciplinaire de Safi, Morocco
Younes Raoui, Université MohammedV-Agdal, Morocco
Horacio Rodriguez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Nasredine Semmar, CEA LIST – LVIC, France
Khaled Shaalan, The British University in Dubai, UAE
Mehrnoush Shamsfard, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Otakar Smrz, Džám-e Džam Language Institute, Czech Republic
Abdelhadi Soudi, Ecole Nationale de l’Industrie Minérale (ENIM), Morocco
Noura Tigziri, Université Mouloud Mammeri, Algeria
Stephan Vogel, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Rached Zantout, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

11. Big Data, Business Intelligence, Analytics
Vice Program Co-Chair: Moustafa Hammad (hammad@google.com), Google,
USA
Vice Program Co-Chair: Omar El Beqqali (omarelbeqqali@gmail.com),
USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Committee Members:
Ahmed Metwally, Google, USA
Davood Rafiei, University of Alberta, Canada
Fatima Farag, TransCanada, Canada
Ghaleb Abdulla, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Hazem Elmeleegy, Turn Inc., USA
Hicham Elmongui, University of Alexandria, Egypt
Mohamed Eltabakh, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Mohamed Yakout, Microsoft, USA
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
Reynold C.K. Cheng, University of Hong Kong, China
Yucel Saygin, Sabanci University, Turkey
Bellafkih, INPT, Morocco
Othmane El Meslouhi, University Ibn Zohr, Morocco
Hakim Allali, University Hassan I, Morocco
Omar Boussaïd, Lyon 2 University, France
Jérôme Darmont, Lyon 2 University, France
Younes Oubenaalla, MI University, Morocco
Abderrahim El Qadi, MI University, Morocco
NourEddine RAIS, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Jaouad Boumhidi, USMBA-Fes, Morocco

Publication Co-Chairs:
Youssif B. Al-Nashif, University of Arizona, USA
Ahmed Lbath, University of Grenoble 1- Joseph Fourier LIG Lab, France

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Fouad Berrada, Al Akhawayn University
Abdelhamid Berdai, USMBA-Fes, Morocco

Local Organizing Committee ( FSDM, USMBA-Fes):
Hamid Tairi
Abdelouahed Sabri
Jaouad Boumhidi
Elhabib Nfaoui
Khalid Satori
Driss Marjane
Ali El Yahyaouy
Abdelghni EL Achqar
Hamza Zakaria
Lamiae Dounas
Mahmoud ElBennany
Amine Bouyarmane
Fahd Kalloubi
Amal Latrache
Insaf Bellamine
Fouad Berrada
Yasser El Alami
Sanae El Oukkal
Ilham Outtahar
Mehdi Labhih

Finance Chair:
Omar El Beqqali, USMBA-Fes

Publicity and Communication Co-Chairs:
Abdelouhab Taoufiq, Al Akhawayn University
Chaker El Amrani,Faculty of Science and Technology, Tangier, Morocco
Jaafar Gaber, University of Technology Belfort-Montbeliard
Youness Oubenaalla, MI University, Morocco

Web Design and Support
Ferdi Eruysal, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mounir Karoumi, Al Akhawayn University
Abdelhak Boulaalam, USMBA-Fes

Tutorial Co-Chairs:
Mohand-Said Hacid, University of Lyon 1
Mohamed Hafeeda, Qatar Foundation
Salim Hariri, University of Arizona

Keynote Chair:
Aris M. Ouksel, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Poster Co-Chairs :
Hamid Tairi, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
Ali Elyahyaouy, USMBA-Fes, Morocco