Thematic Sessions

Information System Engineering


The information systems (IS) complexity is increasing rapidly and the development becomes more complex, costly and difficult. The use of new engineering methods becomes imperative to help managing the complexity of the problems to process, and enhance the flexibility and adaptability of the systems. The conceptual models must allow the representation of the organizational environment in which the IS will evolve, and the strategic objectives necessary to handle the possible constraints on its development. The special session ISE is organized within the conference GOL' 2014. This session will provide a platform for researchers and industrial partners to foster current research in the area of information systems engineering.

Track Chairs

  • AbdelAziz ELFazziki, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco. (
  • Mohammed Sadgal, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh (Morocco).
  • Mohammed El Adnani, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh (Morocco).
  • Mehdi Najib, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh (Morocco).

Coordination of non-collaborative supply chain network

Session description

Supply chains are complex systems with asymmetric distribution of information. The complexity intensifies when numbers of partners in a supply chain networks augment. Achieving to optimal or near optimal coordination is reached to its maximum level of difficulty when independent partners do not prefer to exchange their strategic information to other partners. The question which arises is how to coordinate the operations planning of a network of manufacturing systems with minimum level of exchange of information. To answer to this question theoretical and practical developments arenecessary to study the coordination problem in manufacturing networks.

This session focuses on the problem of supply chainnetworks coordination with a minimum level of distribution of information and will cover all aspects of theoretical developments and practical applications, such as methodologies, techniques, studies, and experiences in current research in this area.

Track Chairs

  • Atour TAGHIPOUR, University of Le Havre, France. (
  • Nesrine ZOGHLAMI, Central School of Lille, France.(

Enterprise Risk Management

Session description

Faced with an economic, social, industrial fast-changing environment, companies must develop ways to maintain competitive position and attempt to gain market share. This necessitates the regular deployment of innovative approaches both at the level of developed products and technologies, in the design, manufacturing, marketing, distribution processes even changes to the organizational structure of a company should be considered.

Under such conditions new situations can quickly become difficult to control. Thus in this highly changing and fluctuating environment managers must make decisions both at an operational and strategic level. One of the difficulties in making decisions is the presence of risks and imperfect or imprecise information,...

Novelty, lack of knowledge and experience are sources of uncertainty and risk. Decision- making can often be categorized as strategic. Examples are found in the implementation of products or services as well as in developing technologies. This is extremely difficult given the traditional tools and methods. The actions to be taken for the control of an industrial plant in crisis can also be difficult. This complexity increases if one attempts to take into account ongoing events as they happen.

Track Chairs

  • François marmier, Toulouse University, Mines Albi, Industrial Engineering Center, France.(
  • Didier Gourc, Toulouse University, Mines Albi, Industrial Engineering Center, France. (
  • Deniaud Ioana, Strasbourg University, BETA Laboratory, France.(

Third-Party Logistics: Performance, integration in a supply chain, and trends in logistics services

Session description

In today´s business world, a large number of companies outsource their logistics functions to Third-Party Logistics service providers (3PL) in order to focus on their core competencies. These 3PL have become important players in many chains and industries because they take part in the cost reduction, the productivity profits as well as the improvement of the service quality of their customers. Most 3PL have specialised their services through differentiation, with the scope of services encompassing a variety of options ranging from limited services to broad activities covering the supply chain. The most recent studies conducted on 3PL are empirical in nature.

This session aims to discuss the key studies on logistics outsourcing, the 3PL roles in the supply chains management, and the trends in outsourcing logistics services, particularly in the context of sustainable development and the globalization of markets.

Track Chairs

  • Aicha Aguezzoul, Associate Professor, Lorraine University, France. (

Artificial neural networks and learning

Session description

The neuronal models (connectionist models) are digital systems allowing the modelling of general processes by the establishment of functional models. Those are identified from the inputs-output process by algorithms so called " of learning" which are similar to statistical techniques of estimation. Among the domains where they were used, we can quote signal processing , image , speech , control , forecasting, combinatorial optimization , etc. ... The research activities are focused on the contributions of technical Connectionist in different fields of engineering and computer science .

The works focuses on the design of modular and hybrid architectures where the artificial neural networks interact among themselves or with other systems. The design of algorithms and hybrid systems by cooperating connectionist and conventional techniques , theoretical studies and the development of applications in various fields.

The cooperation of connectionist techniques and symbolic techniques in an effort to incorporate knowledge in connectionist models. Indeed, The use of the knowledge of the domain for both approaches is rather complementary. Indeed, the use of domain knowledge for both approaches is quite complementary : in symbolism the use is explicit and it connectionist use is implicit.

Track Chairs

  • Mohamed ETTAOUIL, Professor, UFR : Scientific calculation and computing, Engineering sciences. Modelling and Scientific Computing laboratory. Faculty of Science and Technology of Fez
hospital logistics

Session description

Logistics within the hospital is a complex function: it manages the flow of products and very different distribution channels, various packaging and meets strict safety and traceability..

Difficulties in optimizing flows and stocks lead managers to find difficult balances and discover new ways to rationalize expenditure and refined look for solutions to these new problems. In this context, logistics allows the hospital to reduce the financial impact of the consumption of products, reduce inventory, reduce waste and provide better inventory tracking and traceability services..

The obligation to control health spending is in itself an important reason to take steps to reorganize the supply chain. These issues reinforce the need to restructure the flow of pharmaceutical products should be analyzed and evaluated.

Health institutions are required on the one hand to ensure high quality service towards patients, and in other hand optimize the supply chain. These constraints have led the hospital and especially the Moroccan systems to engage in a process of deep restructuring and controlling the growth of health spending and budgets.

This session will discuss major studies on the restructuring and optimization of flow of pharmaceutical products in order to control health spending.

Track Chairs

  • Abdellah ABOUABDELLAH, Associate Professor, ENSA-Kénitra, Morocco. (a.abouabdellah2013@gmail.Com)
  • Abdelghani CHERKAOUI, Professeur , EMI-Rabat, Morocco (
  • Abdelmajid ELOUADI, Engineer, CHIS-Rabat, Morroco (

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