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IEEE DTS Conference Chair

Pr. Mohamed Masmoudi
National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS) - Tunisia


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IEEE DTS’20 Special Sessions

Special Session 1

NANOmaterials & MIcroSystEms for sustaiNable dEvelopment (NANOMISENE)

Special Session Summary:

The focus of this special session is to provide the state of the art in the nanomaterials field and the opportunity to use them for sustainable development in terms of innovation of new Micro and Nano-Systems for use in Bio and Medical applications as well as in Environmental monitoring, Agriculture as well as energy harvesting and storage.
The topics are open and are not limited to:

  • Nanomaterials and Microsystems for Medicine, Healthcare, Medtech and Biology;
  • Nanomaterials and Microsystems for environment and agriculture:
    - Water remediation and quality monitoring;
  • - Plants growth, remediation and quality monitoring for foodsafety ;
  • Nanomaterials and microtechnology for energy harvesting, saving and storage;
  • Design and Modeling of Micro and Nano-Systems devoted to these applications,
  • Low power electronics for smart sensors, Sensors networks.

This special session is appropriate for DTS because it presents the nanomaterials needed for the fabrication of Micro and Nano-Systems and their applications in different fields from environment, agriculture, food safety, medicine and biology.

Full name: Prof. Dr. Chérif Dridi
Affiliation: Head of NANOMISENE Laboratory

Presenter Biography:
Chérif Dridi received his MS degree in Physics in 1994, his DEA in Materials and Devices for Electronics from Faculty of Sciences of Monastir and his PhD and Habilitation HDR, 2003-2010, in Physics from the University of Tunis, Tunisia. After 14 years, in ISSAT of Sousse where he founded the GREENS team, as assistant-teacher of physics, he arrived at the Center of Research on Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (CRMN) of Sousse as an associate-Professor and since January 2016 he is full professor of Physics-Naotechnology and head of NANOMISENE  (NANOmaterials and MIcorsystems for Health, ENvironment and Energy) Laboratory of the CRMN of Technopôle of Sousse. His research is focused on development of Nanomaterials and devices for health (biosensors, implantable Microsystems), environment, agriculture and food safety (chemical sensors and nanofertilisers and nanopesticides) as well as energy saving (LED based lighting), harvesting (solar cells), and storage (micro super-capacitors). He was a principal investigator/expert researcher in several international projects (PHC Utique with France, NATO Linkage and SFP, and FP7). Professor Dridi, together with his research group and collaborators, has published/presented over 125 peer reviewed journal publications/communications, in the above mentioned scientific research areas. He has been invited in different universities and given invited talks at several conferences.


Special Session 2

AI & Security within IoT

Special Session Summary:

Smart-IoT (Internet of Things) and related applications are bringing fundamental changes to all domains where they are deployed. Smart devices are expected to be self-adaptive, safe, secure and easily interoperable with IoT-platform’s services. The challenge is to develop next generation of IoT-devices, platforms and frameworks which facilitate the use of urgent needs such as distributed Artificial-Intelligence (AI), cyber-security, 5G and distributed computing. In addition, the whole solution should guaranty en-user trust and compliance with deployed security Policy. AI, security and privacy have to be ensured by design.         
The future of the Internet of Things applications will depend on the development of sophisticated and secured IoT platforms and architectures specifically designed for smart objects and which can contains embedded intelligence security features, and can easily exchange with besides IoT-devices or remote services (e.g Cloud or Fog services).
Future IoT Platforms should provide smart-connectivity, distributed intelligence and trust connection to cloud services. It should also provide other features and services such as data analytics, open APIs, semantic interoperability and security.
Papers are solicited in, but not limited to the following topics:

  • IoT in eHealth
  • IoT in Industry
  • Industry 4.0
  • Blockchain in industry 4.0
  • Security of IoT-platforms
  • IoT in Agriculture
  • Securing Machine Learning applications
  • Securing Deep Learning applications 
  • Codesign of Embedded intelligence and integrated Smart Behavior
  • Virtualization of objects, devices and infrastructures  
  • Scalability, Heterogeneity, dynamicity and mastering application Complexity.
  • Smart objects
  • Security and privacy
  • Interoperability to cope with vast numbers of heterogeneous devices and lack of standards
  • Next generation of IoT architectures with focus on AI, Privacy and user-aware
  • Malware detection
  • Distributed systems security
  • Intelligent transportation systems security


Full name: Prof. Abderrazak JEMAI
Affiliation: National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology | INSAT · Computer Science and Mathematics

Presenter Biography:
Abderrazak JEMAI received an Engineer degree from the University of Tunis (ENSI), Tunisia in 1988 and the DEA and “Doctor” degrees from the University of Grenoble (ENSIMAG-INPG), France, in 1989 and 1992, respectively, and he received his Habilitation Degree in 2012, all in computer science. From 1989 to 1992 he prepared his thesis on simulation of RISC processors and parallel architectures. Since 1993, his interests are focused on high level synthesis and simulation at behavioral and system levels within AMICAL and COSMOS at TIMA Laboratory in Grenoble. Dr Jemai became an assistant professor at the ENSI University in Tunis in 1993, a Maitre-Assistant Professor at the INSAT University in Tunis from 1994 to 2013 and an associate professor in ICT at INSAT University from 2015 to 2018. Since July 2018, he became a full professor in Computer Science at INSAT University. From 2014 to August 2015, Abderrazak JEMAI became the General Director of the National Center of Informatics in Tunisia (CNI) dealing with government’ applications and related access services and security (eGov, Intranet, etc.).

He was the principal investigator for the “Synthesis and Simulation of VLSI circuits” project at the ENSI/Microelectronic group and He was the principal investigator of the simulation module in AMICAL at TIMA in Grenoble. He is also the principal investigator for the “Performance evaluation of MPSoC: Time & Energy consumption” project in LIP2/FST Laboratory in Tunis. He joins the SERCOM lab since 2018. His last interest is focused on the design (codesign of smart embedded systems) and the use of IoT (Internet of Things) devices in the context of Smart City, Cloud Computing and Big Data.

Full name: Dr. Ihsen ALOUANI
Affiliation: Polytechnic University Hauts-De-France, France.

Presenter Biography:
Ihsen ALOUANI received his PhD from the Polytechnic University Hauts-De-France (UPHF), Valenciennes (France) in 2016. His PhD thesis was entitled "Design of self-tuning reliable embedded systems and its application in railway transportation systems". He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the LAMIH lab (UMR CNRS 8201) and the Technical University of Munich until october 2017. Then, he joined the Faculty Staff of Polytechnic University Hauts-De-France as an Assistant Professor for one year. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at INSA Hauts-de-France and is affiliated to the laboratory of Electronic, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN CNRS 8520). His research interest is mainly about Hardware Reliability and Security, Approximate Computing and Hardware Accelerators.