Tracks and Subtopics

Tracks and Chairs

Track 1: Big Data, Business Intelligence, Analytics

Track Co-Chairs

  • Haytham El Ghazel, University of Lyon, France
  • Ahmed Hammouch, CNRST, ENSET, Morocco

    The volume of internal information to be managed in different areas has grown dramatically, and more powerful approaches and processes are available to accessing existing sources of data and to construct more intricate and predictive models than ever before. This track provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore and share the latest results, approaches, techniques, concepts, and technologies in Big Data, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. Topics in which contributions are sought include, but are not limited, to the following:

    • Foundational Models for Big Data
    • Computational Modeling for Big Data
    • Algorithms and Programming Techniques for Big Data Processing
    • Big Data Analytics and Metrics
    • Decision making in social and mobile network Big Data
    • Large-scale Recommendation and Social Media Systems
    • Privacy Preserving Big Data Analytics
    • Anomaly Detection in Very Large Scale Systems
    • Collaborative Threat Detection using Big Data Analytics
    • Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Search
    • Distributed, and Peer-to-peer Search
    • Machine learning based on Big Data
    • Visualization Analytics for Big Data
    • Big Data Economics
    • Real-life Case Studies of Value Creation through Big Data Analytics
    • Scientific Applications of Big Data

    PC Members:
    Mounir Ait Kerroum, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
    Alexandre Aussem, University of Lyon 1, France
    Hanene Azzag, University of Paris 13, France
    Hassan Badir, Abdelmalek Essadi University, Morocco
    Karim Baina, Mohammed V University, Morocco
    Chokri Ben Amar, ENIS, Tunisia
    Khalid Benabdeslem, University of Lyon 1, France
    Stephane Bonnevay, University of Lyon 1, France
    Azedine Boulmakoul, HASSAN II University, Morocco
    Ahmed Bounekkar, University of Lyon 1, France
    Faicel Chamroukhi, University of Toulon, France
    Mohamed Amine Chikh, University of Tlemcen, Algeria
    Taoufiq Dkaki, IRIT, Toulouse, France
    Haytham Elghazel, University of Lyon 1, France
    Youssef Fakhri, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
    Mohammed Haddad, University of Lyon 1, France
    Ahmed Hammouch, CNRST, E, Morocco
    Mohammed Hindawi, Zirve University, Turkey
    Abdelillah Jilbab, Mohammed V University, Morocco
    Douzi Khadija, HASSAN II University, Morocco
    Hamamache Kheddouci, University of Lyon 1, France
    Mohammed Laarossi, EHTP, Morocco
    Mustapha Lebbah, University of Paris 13, France
    Mohammed Rziza, Mohammed V University, Morocco
    Rachid Saadane, EHTP, Morocco
    Elkébir Sarhrouni, Mohammed V University, Morocco
    Ahmed Tamtaoui, INPT, Morocco
    Elhoussaine Ziyati, HASSAN II University, Morocco

Track 2: BPM, Web Services, SOA

Track Co-Chairs

  • Mahmoud NASSAR, ENSIAS-UMV-Rabat, Morocco
  • Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, USA

Business Process Management (BPM), Web Services, and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) are key enablers for integrating and automating systems within and across organizations. This track provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore and share the latest results, approaches, techniques, concepts, and technologies in BPM, Web services, and SOAs. Topics in which contributions are sought include, but are not limited, to the following:

BPM, Web Services and SOA Theoretical Foundations
BPM, Web Services and SOA Engineering Methods and Tools
BPM, Web Services and SOA Change Management
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Context-Awareness
BPM, Web Services, SOA Patterns and Anti-Patterns
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Enterprise Architecture
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Embedded and Real-Time Systems
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Integration
BPM, Web Services, SOA Security and Privacy
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Transactions Management
BPM, Web Services, SOA and the Cloud
BPM, Web Services, SOA and the Big Data
BPM, Web Services, SOA and the Internet of things
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Variability Management
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Continuous Improvement
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Dynamic Discovery
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Life Cycle Management
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Model Driven Architecture
BPM, SOA and Compliance, Governance and Risks Management
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Enterprise 2.0
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Mobile Collaborative Systems
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Semantic
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Reliability Management
BPM, Web Services, SOA and SLA monitoring
BPM, Web Services, SOA and Best and Worst Practices
BPM, Web Services and SOA real projects Experiments

PC Members:
Latifa Mahdaoui, USTHB, Algeria
Hatim Hafiddi, INPT-Rabat, Morocco
Youcef Aklouf, USTHB, Algeria
Khalid Belhajjame, Paris Dauphine University, France
Zeineb Chelly,  University of Tunis,  Tunisia
Mahmoud Barhamgi, Claude Bernard University, France
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Xumin Liu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Marouane Kessentini, University of Michigan – Dearborn, United States
Yacine Atif, UAEU, United Arab Emirates
Slim Bechikh, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA, France
Michael Mrissa, Lyon 1 University, France
Karim Baina, ENSIAS- UMV- Rabat, Morocco
Bouchra El Asri, ENSIAS- UMV- Rabat, Morocco
Bernard Coulette, IRIT-Toulouse, France
Sophie Ebersold, IRIT-Toulouse, France

Track 3:Cloud and Distributed Computing

Track Co-Chairs

  • Chirine Ghedira, LIRIS-CNRS Lyon 3, France
  • Abdelmounaam Rezgui, New Mexico Tech, USA

Cloud and Distributed Computing track is a forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of cloud computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of cloud and distributed computing.

Original contributions to the theory, design, analysis, implementation, or application in the field, or a survey of the state of the art contributions are solicited. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance, and clarity.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:
Cloud Computing Architectures and Cloud Solution Design Patterns
Infrastructure, Platform, Application, Business, Social, and Mobile Clouds
Cloud Interoperability and Integration
Cloud Programming Models
Cloud Query Processing
Cloud Infrastructures
Large Scale Cloud Applications
Storage, Data, and Analytics in the Clouds
Self-service Cloud Portal, Dashboard, and Analytics
Security, Privacy, and Compliance Management for Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds
Cloud Quality Management and Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Cloud Configuration, Performance, and Capacity Management
Cloud Migration
Cloud Composition, Federation, Bridging, and Bursting
Cloud Resource Virtualization and Composition
Cloud Provisioning Orchestration
High Performance Cloud Computing
Cloud Programming Models and Paradigms
Autonomic Business Process and Workflow Management in Clouds
Cloud Developments
Green Cloud Computing
Innovative Cloud Applications and Experiences
Economic, Business and ROI Models for Cloud Computing

AICCSA 2015 - Cloud Computing Track PC
Ghaleb Abdulla, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Nadia Bennani, INSA, Lyon, France
Khouloud Boukadi, FSEG Sfax, Tunisia
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Hadda Cherroun, Université Amar Telidji Laghouat, Algeria
Alex Delis, University of Athens, Greece
Iman Elghandour, Alexandria University, Egypt
Nadia Kabachi, Lyon 1 university, France
Mohamed Mahmoud, Tennessee Tech, USA
Thierry Monteil, LAAS-CNRS, France
Nanjangud C Narendra, IBM India
Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia
Mustafa Rafique, IBM Research, Ireland
Sherif Sakr, University of New South Wales, Australia
Genoveva Vargas Solar, CNRS, France
Mohamed Yakout, Microsoft Corp, USA
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK


Track 4: E-Learning, E-Governement, E-Health

  • Mohammad Smadi  Jordan university of science and technology
  • Mahmoud Al-ayyoub Jordan university of science and technology
  • Yaser Jararweh  Jordan university of science and technology

Track 5: High Performance Computing

Track Co-Chairs

  • Dr. abdelkader Baggag, QCRI, Qatar
  • Dr. Halima Bensmail, Senior Scientist , QCRI, Qatar
  • Dr. Othmane Bouhali, Texas A&M University, Qatar

Track 6: Interoperability, Semantic Web and Future Internet Technologies

Track Co-Chairs

  • Karim Baina, ENSIAS-UMV-Rabat, Morocco
  • Malik Zaki, Wayne State University, USA

Interoperability, Semantic Web, Internet of the Future Track topics (but not limited to) :

Interoperability :
Interoperability and Big Data
Networked Business Models and Agility
Interoperability and Integration Modeling, Approaches, and Methods
Model Based Systems Engineering
Semantic enrichment of enterprise models
Interoperability Standards
Design principles for enterprise interoperability
Product and process oriented enterprise interoperability
Public governance and e-Government interoperability

Semantic Web:
Semantic Web and Big Data
Semantic Web and conceptual knowledge representation
Web Semantics and Conceptual Modeling with OCL, XML, RDF, OWL, Semantics Net, etc
Ontology Engineering, Learning and Ontology Evolution
Trust, Security, Privacy, and Risks for the Semantic Web and Future Internet
Cleaning, assurance, and provenance of Semantic Web data, services, and processes
Social Semantic Web
Information extraction, automatic, and semi-automatic generation of metadata
Semantics for ubiquitous and cloud computing

Future Internet:
Future Internet and Big Data
Future Internet, IoT and Cloud Computing
Future Internet File formats, and Communication Protocols
Future Internet and Energy Efficiency
Future Internet crosscutting concerns
Future Internet Tools, case studies, use cases
Network and Software Architectures for Future Internet
Smart Environments for Future Internet

PC Members:
El Hassan Abdelwahed, FSSM, Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech, Morocco
Mounia Abik, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Mohammed Al-Kateb, Teradata
Amal Alhosban, Wayne State University, USA
Mohammed Alodib, Qassim University, Saudia Arabia
Amine Baïna, INPT, Morocco
Salah Baïna, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Khalid Benali, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Boualem Benatallah, CSE, University of New South Wales, Australia
Djamal Benslimane, Université Lyon I, France
Amine Berqia, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Sami Bhiri, Telecom SudParis, France
Nacer Boudjlida, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
François Charoy, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Essaid El Bachari, FSSM, Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech, Morocco
Ahmed Ettalbi, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Ulrik Franke, Swedish Defence Research Agency – FOI, Sweden
Mounia Fredj, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Walid Gaaloul, Telecom SudParis, Evry, France
Faiez Gargouri, ISIM, Université de Sfax, Tunisia
Ahmed Gater, Université de Paris-Dauphine, France
Malek Ghenima, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Tunis, Tunisia
Claude Godart, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Maria Rosario González, University of Seville, Spain
Abdelkrim Meziane, CERIST, Algeria
Nanjangud Narendra, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, 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, Rabat, Morocco
Yemna Sayeb, Université de la Manouba
Jawwad Shamsi, FAST National University of COmputer and Emerging Sciences
Sahbi Sidhom, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Kenneth Tan, Sardina Systems, Estonia
Farouk Toumani, Université Blaise Pascale, France
Sheng Wen, Deakin University, Australia
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Mostapha Zbakh, ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Chengyang Zhang, Teradata

Track 7: IR, Data and Knowledge Management

Track Co-Chairs

  • Mohand Boughanem, IRIT, University of Toulouse, France
  • Jaouad BOUMHIDI, USMBA-Fes, Morocco

We are in the era of big data where large amounts of data and content from different real world applications (e.g., Web, open data, social data) are created every day. The main challenge nowadays is how to manage (e.g., storage, indexing, querying, mining) such large data sets.  The goal of this track is to bring together researchers and developers from all areas of IR, DB and KM where an interaction seems to be promising large heterogeneous data sets. The combination of these three areas is important to build novel approaches and tools devoted to decision makers.
We encourage potential participants to submit papers that describe their current research and possibly previous accomplishments related to the track topics.

The list of topics but non exhaustive, in the following:
- Information Retrieval models
- Text representation, Query models, Query Languages, Query Processing
- Novel IR Interfaces (Exploratory, Interactive, Accessible)
- Semantic search (entity-based IR, Linked data)
- Collaborative, Crowd-Based, and Game-Based Approaches to IR
- Context-based IR (mobile search, Click Models, Interaction Models)
- Personalization, Recommendation, Advertising, and Search
- Aggregation (Summarization, Clustering, Integration), Classification
- Information Extraction and Filtering
- Social Media and Social Networks (analysis, management, search)
- Spatial, Temporal, and Graph Data (analysis, management, search)
- Time-Sensitive and Real-time Search
- Graph, Semantics, Web, Management
- Applications (in Business and science)

 Program Commitee:
Ladjel Bellatreche, University of Poitiers
Patrice Bellot, LSIS-University of Aix Marseille
Fatiha Boubekeur, University Mouloud Mammeri Tizi Ouzou
Guillaume Cabanac, IRIT - University of Toulouse
Richard Chbeir,    LIUPPA, University of Pau
Rim Faiz, University of Tunis
Eric Gaussier, LIG-UJF University of Grenoble
Jérôme Gensel, LIG - University of Grenoble
Brigitte Grau, LIMSI, CNRS- ENSIIE Paris
Mohand-Said Hacid, LIRIS- University of Lyon1
Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow
Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano-Bicocca
Yoann Pitarch, IRIT- University of Toulouse
Benjamin Piwowarski, CNRS / University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Lakhdar Sais, CRIL- University of Lens
Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi, Columbia University, USA
Jacques Savoy, University of Neuchatel
Karine Zeitouni, Prism University of Versailles Saint Quentin


Track 8: Multi-Agents Systems, Self-* Systems, Ambient Intelligence

Track Co-Chairs

  • Amal El FallahSeghrouchni, LIP6, University of Paris 6, France
  •  Pr. Djamel Eddine Saidouni, University Constantine 2 - Abdelhamid Mehri

The growth of the offer of new information and communications technologies, the digitalization of the society and the evolution of users customs and habits require a new generation of information systems. Their success will dependent of their ability to be interconnected and to offer services to their users everywhere  every time, to adapt themselves to the spontaneous changes in ambient environments and to their power of their end-users empowerment.
The aim of this track is to address three complementary research areas that are concerned with this new generation of information systems: Multi-Agents Systems, Self-* Systems, Ambient Intelligence.
The Track welcome submissions related to the practical and theoretical issues related to developing and deploying such information systems. The main topics include (but are not limited to):
Multi-agent Systems: design and specification, programming, verification..
Self-adaptation of ambient systems:
Ambient systems: modelling, specification, context awareness.`
Self-* principles in modeling pervasive and ambient systems
Bio-inspired approaches
Learning, adaptation and evolution in ambient systems
PC Composition
Jan-Michel Ilié (University of Paris 6, France)
Salima Hassas (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France)
Kazar Okba (University of Biskra, Algeria)                  
Alhajj Reda (University of Calgary, Canada)
Ghorbani Ali (University of New Brunswick,Canada)
Lyes Khoukhi (University of Technology of Troyes-UTT, France)
Andrei Olaru, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest
Ahmed Chawki Chaouche, University of Constantine, Algeria

Track 9: Multimedia, Computer Vision and Image Processing

Track Co-Chairs

  • Saida Bouakaz, University of Lyon, France
  • Mohammed El Hassouni, FSR-UMV, Morocco

The track focuses on recent researches in multimedia, computer vision and image processing. It will pay a particular attention in developments of machine learning, coding and understanding techniques for multimedia contents, 2D/3D images and video signals. The track aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry, to identify and discuss technical challenges, exchange novel ideas, explore enabling technologies, and report latest research efforts in this field.

The topics of interest of the track include, but are not limited to:

Object recognition
Shape, Illumination, Shading and Texture  
Data-Driven Geometry, Lighting and Materials
Surface representations
3D reconstruction
3D face analysis an facial rigging
3D navigation and interfaces
3D imaging, visualization, animation, virtual reality and 3DTV  
Multimedia indexing, search, retrieval and browsing on the Web
Multimedia content analysis and understanding
Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics for Multimedia
Multimedia communication, networking and mobility
Multimedia vision, security, content protection and forensics
Multimedia quality assessment  
Multimedia summarizing and visualization
Feature extraction and selection  
Classification and clustering  
Image/video enhancement and  segmentation  
Color, texture and motion analysis  
Image/video compression, coding and watermarking
Tracking and real-time imaging  
Pattern recognition     
Machine learning   
Medical imaging 

Program committee:
Driss Aboutajdine, CNRST, Morocco
Amel Benazza-Benyahia, Supcom, Tunisia
Abdessamad Ben Hamza, Concordia University, Canada
Kadi Bouatouch, IRISA, France
Boubakeur Boufama, University of Windsor, Canada
Hocine Cherifi, University of Burgundy,  France
Mohamed Deriche, King Fahd University, KSA
Abderrahim Elmoataz, University of Caen, France
Sebti Foufou, Qatar University, Qatar
Rachid Jennane, University of Orleans, France
Chaker Larabi, University of Poitiers, France
Driss Mammass, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco
Alamin Mansouri, University of Burgundy, France
Alexandre Meyer, University of Lyon, France
Khalid Minaoui, University of Mohammed  V, Morocco
Rachid Oulad Haj Thami, University of Mohammed  V, Morocco
Atiqur Rahman Ahad, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammed Rziza, University of Mohammed V, Morocco
Hamid Tairi, University of Fes, Morocco

Track 10: Natural Language Processing

Track Co-Chairs

  • NourEddine Chenfour, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
  • Ahmed Guessoum, USTHB, Algeria
  • Ali Mohamed Jaoua, Qatar University, Qatar

Natural language processing is one of the most challenging research areas. Most of the applications and online systems require more and more natural communication and utilization of multilingual platforms. The trend is indeed to go towards more intelligent systems and environments which make day-to-day activities and interactions as natural and convenient to a human user in his/her own language.

The aim of the Natural Language Processing track is to bring together researchers from the academia and the industry to share their latest developments in the area, be this to the theory, design, implementation or applications.

Authors are invited to submit original contributions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Morphological analysis, Segmentation Tagging
Grammars, Syntax and Parsing, Chunking
Natural Language Generation
Semantics, Semantic analysis
Word sense disambiguation
Co-reference resolution,
Ontologies and terminology
Information Extraction, Named entity recognition
Information Retrieval
Question answering
Text classification, Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
Text Mining
NLP for Web and Social Media
Language and Vision
Text Summarization
Machine Translation and Multilingualism
Applications of NLP technology
Deployment of NLP-based applications


                                 AICSSA 2015 - NLP Track PC Members
Hassina Aliane Research Center for Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST), Algiers, Algeria
Preslav Nakov Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation
Ahmed Rafea The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Siham Boulaknadel CEISIC, IRCAM, Morocco
Violetta Cavalli-Sforza Al-Akawayn University, Ifrene, Morocco
Ahmed Guessoum Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, Algiers, Algeria
Bassam Haddad University of Petra, Amman, Jordan
Abdelfettah Hamdani Institut d'Etudes de Recherche pour l'Arabisation, Rabat, Morocco
Ali Mohamed Jaoua Qatar University, Qatar
Nasredine Semmar CEA LIST – LVIC, France
Khaled Shaalan The British University in Dubai, UAE
Nora Tigziri Université Mouloud Mammeri, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
Rached Zantout Rafik Hariri University, Beirut, Lebanon

Track 11: Networking, Sensor Networks, Mobile Computing

Track Co-Chairs

  • Yacine Challal, ESI-Algiers, Algeria
  • Moustafa Youssef, E-JUST, Egypt

Rapid advances in ICT coupled to the development of new emergent tiny embedded systems based on electro-mechanical communicating objects with sensing, storage, and computation capacities, require the development of efficient architectures and innovative solutions to overcome new digital society challenges including interaction of heterogeneous systems, big data, energy, mobility and localization, among others.

This track is intended to be an excellent forum where both academia and industry experts from different communities (Networking, Distributed Computing, Emergent smart systems, etc) will discuss recent advances in the broad and quickly-evolving fields of communication networks, and to highlight key issues and develop visions for networks of the future comprising sensors, actuators, mobile systems, and communicating objects.

The track sollicits original papers in the following, but non exhaustive, topics:

- Data gathering and scheduling in WSN
- Internet of Things architectures and protocols
- Controlled mobility and QoS
- Energy optimization techniques in WSAN
- Networks convergence architectures
- Information Centric networks
- Wireless testbeds and architectures
- Cognitive radio networks
- Software defined networks
- Sensor networks protocols
- Mobile computing applications
- Sensor-less sensing
- Device-free localization and its applications- E- and m-health
- Localization and tracking technologies
- Crowd-sensing systems

Program Committee:
- Mothanna Alkubeily, Lathikia University, Syria
- Hamada Alshaer: University of Edinburgh, UK.
- Abdelmalik Bachir, Biskra University, Algeria
- Walid Bechkit, INSA-Lyon, France
- Chafika Benzaid, USTHB, Algeria
- Abdelouahid Derhab, KSU, KSA
- Tamer ElBatt, Nile University, Egypt
- Khaled Harras, CMU, Qatar
- Mohamed Hefeeda, QCRI, Qatar
- Issam Jabri, Gabes University, Tunisia
- Ala Khalifeh, German University, Jordan
- Lyes Khelladi, CERIST, Algeria
- Noureddine Lasla, CERIST, Algeria
- Amr Mohamed, Qatar University, Qatar
- Tamer Nadeem, ODU, USA
- Imed Romdhani, Napier University, UK
- Basem Shihada, KAUST, KSA 
- Chakib Bekara, Tlemcen University, Algeria
- Fatima Zohra Benhamida, ESI Algeria
- Abdelkrim Hadjidj, FastConnect, France
- Ahmed Lounis, UTC France
- Enrico Natalizio, UTC France
- M. Mawloud OMAR, Bejaia University


Track 12: Security, Privacy

Track Co-Chairs

  • Salima Benbernou, University of Paris Descartes, France
  • Ahmed M. Manasrah,  Yarmouk University, Jordan

The 12th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications -AICCSA 2015 is a forum for computer security research, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers and practitioners. Security and privacy affect every application domain, especially at the era of “Big Data”. In fact, Big Data offers the opportunity to open new perspectives for business of companies and organizations through data analytics over petabytes of data including web logs, click stream data, social media etc. However, the more the information is digitized and the more the information is gathered the more the breach of security is open for hackers. Hence, Big Data has rendered older security models largely obsolete. Big Data expands the boundaries of existing information security responsibilities and introduces significant new risks and challenges.

In this forum, we solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of security or privacy related to the topic of Big Data. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems.

Topics of interest include:

  • Threat and Vulnerability Analysis in Big Data
  • Privacy and Security in Cloud Data
  • Privacy and Security in Data Center Networks
  • Application Level Security and Privacy in Big Data
  • Attacks and Counter Measures in Big Data
  • Information Forensics in Big Data
  • Cross-layer Design for Security and Privacy in Big Data
  • Identity Management and Key Management Systems
  • Intrusion Detection and Response in Big Data
  • Security and Privacy in Complex Networks
  • Malware and virus detection in Big Data
  • Network security in Big Data
  • Network privacy in Big Data
  • Trust in Big Data
  • Security, Privacy, and Trust in Cloud and Large Scale Systems
  • Application security
  • Attacks and defenses
  • Authentication
  • Distributed systems security
  • Embedded systems security
  • Forensics
  • Intrusion detection
  • Malware
  • Mobile security and privacy
  • Network security
  • Privacy-preserving systems
  • IoT privacy and security
  • Security and privacy policies
  • Security architectures
  • System security
  • Usable security and privacy
  • Web security and privacy
  • Security and Privacy in Non-Relational Data Stores
  • National information Security.

This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive; security and privacy is interested in all aspects of computer security and privacy. Papers without a clear application to security or privacy, however, will be considered out of scope and may be rejected without full review.

Name Qualification University country Rank
Adnan Ahmed Hnaif PhD. Alzaytoonah University of Jordan


Assistant Prof.
Loai Kayed Bani Melhim PhD.

‪AL Majmaah University, KSA

Ksa Assistant Prof.
AMMAR ALI DEEB ALMOMANI PhD. ept. of Information Technology, Al-huson University College, Al- Balqa Applied University


Assistant Prof.
Mohammed Anbar PhD USM MY Assistant Prof.
Ashraf Hamdan Al jammal PhD. Hashemeyah Jo Asst. prof.
Mohammad Ahmed Alia PhD. Alzaytoonah University of Jordan Jo Associate professor
Allel Hadjali PhD University of Poitiers France Professor
Zaki Malik PhD Wayne University USA Associate Prof
Karima Mokhtari PhD University of Oran Algeria



Mourad Ouziri PhD Université Paris Descartes France Associate Professor
Vasilios Andrikopoulas PhD University of Stuttgart Germany Researcher
Soror Sahri PhD Université Paris Descartes France Associate Prof.


Track  13: Social Computing

Track Co-Chairs

  • Mohammed MEKNASSI, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
  • El Habib Nfaoui, USMBA-Fes, Morocco
  • Koushik Sinha, Qatar ComputingResearch Institute, Qatar


Various social computing applications such as social networking (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.), blogs, email, instant messaging, wikis, and social bookmarking have been widely popularized by providing digital platforms for social interaction. These applications profoundly changed social behaviors and digital life styles of human. However, various critical issues such as analysis, mining, trust, privacy, social cognition, social intelligence and mobile social computing still provide significant challenges.
Social Computing track at AICCSA’15 seeks original and high quality papers related to:
- Social and crowd computing.    
- Social network analysis and mining.    
- Social media infrastructure and cloud computing.    
- Social cognition and social intelligence.    
- Social media analytics.    
- Social system design and architectures.    
- Mobile social computing.    
- Methodologies and tools.

Program Committee:

socialpc track

Track 14: Software Engineering

Track Co-Chairs

  • Ridouan CHIHEB, ENSIAS, UMV Rabat, Morocco
  • Salah Sadou, University of South Britany, France

Software engineering (SE) aims at the development and maintenance of software that behave reliably and efficiently while meeting the requirements from customers. Research in SE concerns the proposal of concepts, languages and tools that facilitate the work of the software engineer in order to achieve the goals mentioned above.

Thus, the Software Engineering track solicits original papers that fit the definition given above. So, Topics of interest include:

- Formal and Semi-formal Specifications,
- Contracts, Test, Verification, validation and model-checking
- Reliability, Exception Handling, Self-Adaptation
- Quality and Quality Measurement
- Re-engineering and Evolution
- Separation of Concerns (Views, Aspects, Subjects, Roles, Traits)
- Patterns, Frameworks
- Components, Software Composition
- Model Driven Engineering
- Software Architecture
- Service/Component Oriented Architecture
- Systems of Systems Engineering
- Software Product Lines and Software Factories
- Tools, Applications, Successes, Failures and Lessons Learned

Program Committee:
Omar Benomar Universite de Montreal   (Canada)
 Christelle Urtado LGI2P - Ecole des Mines d'Alès  (France)  
 Hafedh Mili Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada)
 Jérémy Buisson IRISA   (France)
 Sylvain Vauttier LG2IP - Ecole des Mines d'Alès (France)
 Nicolas Belloir   Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (France)
 Jean-Michel Bruel IRIT (France)
 Tewkik Ziadi   LIP6, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
 Ismail Bouassida Rodriguez   LAAS-CNRS (France)
 Nicolas Anquetil RMod-INRIA University of Lille-1 (France)
 Vanea Chiprianov Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (France)
 Ghizlane El Boussaidi École de Technologie Supérieure (Canada)
 Ernesto Exposito LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse (France)
 Mohamed Ahmed Nacer Computer Science Department, USTHB University (Algeria)
 Regis Fleurquin IRISA (France)
 Chouki Tibermacine LIRMM, CNRS and Montpellier II University (France)