I2COMSAPP
International Conference on
Artificial Intelligence
and its Practical Applications
in the Age of Digital Transformation
Organized by the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques
Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania
23-25 April 2024
Al Salam Resort Hotel, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Scope
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies hold immense promise for derdeveloping countries by offering innovative solutions to longstanding challenges. By leveraging AI in healthcare, education, economic development, infrastructure, and resource management, these countries can potentially leapfrog traditional development stages and improve the quality of life for their populations. However, it's essential to approach AI deployment with ethical considerations to ensure that the technology serves the best interests of these communities and thus to maximize the expected benefits.
In this context, the "I2COMSAPP" International Conference - Artificial Intelligence and its Applications in the Age of Digital Transformation" aims to provide an excellent opportunity to gather experts, researchers, practitioners, and innovators from various fields to explore the latest advancements, challenges, and practical implementations of artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) technologies. Moreover, it aims to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration, and networking among professionals who are driving responsible and innovative use of AI and leveraging real-world applications for the betterment of society and industries.
Topics
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. Digital Economy-Oriented Artificial Intelligence:
• Algorithmic Trading and Financial Forecasting
• Customer Behavior Analysis
• Fraud Detection and Prevention
• Personalized Marketing and Recommendation Systems
• Etc
2. Artificial Intelligence for Biometrics-based Applications:
• Facial Recognition
• Fingerprint and Iris Recognition
• Voice and Speech Recognition
• Biometric Security Systems
• Etc
3. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Application in Healthcare:
• Disease Diagnosis and Predictive Modeling
• Remote Patient Monitoring
• Remote Diagnosis and Telemedicine
• Electronic Health Records Analysis
• Drug Discovery and Development
• Etc
4. Artificial Intelligence in Education:
• Personalized Learning Paths
• Online and Remote Learningenvironments
• Domain modeling and knowledge extraction
• Intelligent Tutoring Systems
• Automated Grading and Assessment
• Etc
5. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Intelligent Autonomous Systems:
• Autonomous Vehicles
• Robotics and Drone Applications
• Smart Cities and Infrastructure
• Disaster Management
• Industrial Automation and Manufacturing
• Etc
6. Artificial Intelligence in Oil & Gas/Mining Energy and related Industries:
• Predictive Maintenance for Equipment
• Reservoir Modeling and Optimization
• Environmental Monitoring and Compliance
• Supply Chain Management
• Etc
7. Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture:
• Precision Agriculture
• Crop Disease Detection and Management
• Agricultural Robotics and Automation
• Soil Health Analysis
• Etc
8. Artificial Intelligence for the Help of Disability:
• Assistive Technologies for the Visually Impaired
• Speech Recognition and Augmented Communication
• Mobility Aids and Navigation Systems
• Cognitive Support for Neurodiverse Individuals
• Etc
9. Generative AI:
• Image Generation and Style Transfer
• Text Generation and Natural Language Generation
• Poetry Generation
• Video Synthesis
• Etc
10. Artificial Intelligence in Networking and Cloud Computing:
• AI for 5G/6G
• AI for Cloud/Edge/Fog computing
• AI and Networking
• Etc
Submission
Click the icon to download the Call for Papers
Call for Papers
We are soliciting original contributions that align with the conference's objectives and topics, illustrating the latest research advancements and practical implementations of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, with a particular emphasis on their potential to drive positive change in developing countries.
Click the icon to download the Paper Template
Submission guidelines
• Contributions should not have been published elsewhere or be under consideration for publication.
• Contributions should be written in English and formatted using Springer style template.
• Contributions should be submitted in full length, between 8 and 15 pages, via the submission system.
• Contributions will be rigorously peer reviewed and checked against any kind of plagiarism.
About this Book Series
Publication
I2COMSAPP proceedings will be published by Springer (confirmed):
All accepted and presented papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings and published by Springer in its indexed LNNS book series (Scopus, Web of Science, SCImago, INSPEC, etc.); the full list of indexing and discovery services of this series can be found by cliking on the picture.
Selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit an extended version to some reputable journals.
Important Dates
Submission
Deadline
February 10, 2024
Authors
Notification
March 01, 2024
Registration
& Camera-Ready Paper Due
March 23, 2024
Committees
Organizing Committee
Chair
SAID Mohamed
Dean of Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Members
AHMED Sidi Mohamed
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
CHEIKH Ahmed Salem
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
CHEIKH Sidi
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
DIAGANA Yacouba
Vice Dean of Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania (Chair)
DIAKITE Mohamed Lamine
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania
EL BENANY Mohamed Mahmoud
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Med Val Mohamed ZIAD
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
MOHAMED SALECK Fatimetou
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania
MOHAMEDEN Ahmed
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania
MOHAMED SALECK Moustapha
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
MOHAMEDOU EL GHOTOB Cheikh Tourad
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
SALIHI Mohamed Lamine
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
SANHOURY Mohamed Abderrahmane
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
SID’AHMED Marième
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
SIDI EL MOCTAR Abderahman
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
SIDI El Veth
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
Workshops Committee
Chair
CHEIKH Sidi
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Members
EL BENANY Med Mahmoud
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
MOHAMEDOU EL GHOTOB Cheikh Tourad
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
MOHAMEDEN Ahmed
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
Exhibitions Committee
Chair
MOHAMEDOU EL GHOTOB Cheikh Tourad
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
Members
CHEIKH Sidi
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
MOHAMEDEN Ahmed
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
Scientific Committee
Steering Board
MOHAMED ELHADJ Yahya (Chair)
DAHD, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Qatar
NANNE Mohamedade Farouk
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
KOBAA Anis
College of Computer Science and Information Systems, Prince Sultan University, KSA
MEZIANE Farid
College of Science and Engineering, University of Derby, UK
DERICHE Mohamed
College of Engineering and Information Technology, Ajman university, UAE
KOUZOU Abdella
Ziane Achour University of Djelfa, Djelfa, Algeria
Members
ABDALI Abdelmounaïm
Control and Informatics for Intelligent Systems and Green Energy , Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
ABDELALI Ahmed
Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
AL-MUBAID Hisham
Univerity of Houston-Clear Lake, USA
AL-SAREM Mohamed
Taibah University, KSA
ALZOLA Juan Ruiz
University of Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain
AMMAR Adel
RIOTU Lab, Prince Sultan University, KSA
ANOUAL El Kah
Polydisciplinary Faculty, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Beni Mellal, Morocco
AOURAGH Silhoussine
ENSIAS, Mohamed V university, Morocco
BEBBAH Mohamed
DAHD, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Qatar
BELKASMI Mostafa
ENSIAS, Mohamed V University, Morocco
BELLAFKIH Mostafa
INPT-Rabat, Morocco
BEN LAHMAR EL Habib
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences Ben M’Sik, Hassan II University, Morocco
BEN SAID Ahmed
Qatar University, Qatar
BENJDIRA Bilel
RIOTU Lab, Prince Sultan University, KSA
BOULILA Wadii
College of Computer Science and Information Systems, Prince Sultan University, KSA
CHEIKH Sidi
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania
CHERROUN Hadda
Université UATL Laghouat, Algeria
EJBALI Ridha
Faculty of Sciences of Gabès, University of Gabès, Tunisia
EL BENANY Mohamed Mahmoud
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Scientific Committee (continuation)
EL BEQQALI Omar
Faculty of Sciences D.M, U.S.M.BA - FES, Morocco
EL OUAHABI Safâa
Polydisciplinary Faculty of Nador, Mohamed I University, Morocco
ELMILOUD Jaara
LARI, Mohamed I University, Morocco
JABBAR Rateb
KINDI Center for Computing Research, Qatar University, Qatar
JAKIMI Abdeslam
Faculty of Science and Technology Errachidia, Université Moulay Ismail, Morocco
FAQIHI Moulay Ahmed
ENSIAS, Mohamed V University, Morocco
GHOUTI Lahouari
College of Computer Science and Information Systems, Prince Sultan University, KSA
GUESSOUMI Ahmed
National Higher School of Artificial Intelligence, Algeria
JARRAR Mustafa
Computer Science, Birzeit University, Palestine
JEMINI Mohamed
LaTICe, University of Tunis, Tunisia
KARRAY Fakhreddine (Fakhri)
Mohamed bin Zayed university of Artificial Intelligence, UAE, University of Waterloo, UK
KISSI Mohamed
FST-Mohammedia, Morocco
LACHGAR Mohamed
National School of Applied Sciences, Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco
LAKHOUAJA Abdelhak
LARI, Mohamed I University, Morocco
MAHMOUD Qusay
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University, Canada
MAZROUI Azzeddine
LARI, Mohamed I University, Morocco
MEZIANE Abdelouafi
LARI, Mohamed I University, Morocco
MNAOUER Adel Ben
Faculty of Engineering, Applied Science, and Technology, Canadian University Dubai, UAE
MOHAMEDEN Ahmed
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
MOHAMEDOU EL GHOTOB Cheikh Tourad
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott University, Mauritania
MOUHNI Naoual
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia, University Moulay Ismail of Meknès, Morocco
OTHMAN Achraf
Mada – Assistive Technology Center, Qatar
OULD-ELHASSEN AOUEILEYENE Mohamed
Innov’COM Lab, SUPCOM, University of Carthage, Tunisia
OUTFAROUIN Ahmad
National School of Commerce and Management of Dakhla, Morocco
RACHDI Mustapha
University of Grenoble, France
RAMDANI Mohammed
FST-Mohammedia, Morocco
SALEH Hussain
Higher Institute of Earthquake Studies & Research (HIESR), Damascus University, Syria
SATORI Hassan
Department of Computer Science, Mohamed ben Abdellah University, Morocco
TIDHAF Belkacem
Mohamed I University, Morocco
YOUSFI Abdellah
Mohamed V University, Morocco
ZEROUAL Imad
Moulay Ismail University, Morocco
ZERROUKI Taha
Bouira University, Algeria
Keynote Speakers
Prof. Mohamed JEMNI
Director of ICT
at The Arab League Educational,
Cultural and Scientific Organization

Short Bio
Mohamed Jemni is a Professor of Computer Science and Educational Technologies at the University of Tunis, Tunisia. He is the Director of ICT at The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization ALECSO (www.alecso.org). He has been the General Director of the Computing Center El Khawarizmi, the Internet services provider for the sector of higher education Tunisia, from 2008 to 2013. He is a Senior member IEEE and co-editor of Springer Lecture Notes in educational Technology.
At ALECSO, he is currently leading several projects related to the promotion of effective use of ICT in education in the Arab world, namely, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Learning, OER, cloud computing and the strategic project of development of the “Unified Arab System for Blockchain-based Certificate Authentication”.
He produced two patents and published more than 300 papers in international journals, conferences and books. He produced many studies for international organizations such as UNESCO and ITU.
Prof. Jemni has been awarded the honorary distinction of Commander of the Order of the Tunisian Republic in May 2009 and the Order of Educational Merit in July 2007.
Prof. Jemni and his research Laboratory have received several awards, including the Silver medal of the International Fair of Inventions in Kuwait 2007, the UNESCO Prize 2008 for the e-learning curriculum they developed for visually impaired, President's Award for the integration of persons with disabilities 2009 and the "World Summit Award (WSA) – Mobile 2010" in the field of social inclusion. In April 2012, his laboratory LaTICE received the Google Student AWARD and he has received the Best Communication Paper of the Web For All 2012. Prof. Jemni received the International Telecommunication Union Award: “ICT Innovation application challenge” during the WSIS Forum in Geneva in May 2013, and the project “ALECSO APPS” that he is leading at ALECSO received the Mohammed bin Rashid Arabic Language Award (in the Technology topic) in May 2017.
His full CV is available at his web page : www.latice.rnu.tn/english/memb_jemni.htm
Prof. Farid MEZIANE
Head of the Data Science Research Centre,
College of Science and Engineering,
University of Derby, United Kingdom

Short Bio
Farid Meziane is a professor of Data Science, Head of the Data Science Research Centre, the University’s lead for the Data Science academic research theme and the chair of the college of Science and Engineering Research Committee at the University of Derby, UK. He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salford, UK on his work on producing formal specification from Natural Language requirements. The work was considered at that time as pioneering in the area and paved the way for a large interest in automating the production of software specifications from informal requirements.
He has authored over 200 scientific papers and participated in many national and international research projects. He is the co-chair of the international conference on application of Natural Language to information systems; co-chair of the international conference on Information Science and Systems. He is serving in the programme committee of over ten international conferences. He is an associate editor for the data and knowledge engineering (Elsevier) journal and the managing editor of the International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IDEA publishing). He was awarded the Highly Commended Award from the Literati Club, 2001 for his paper on Intelligent Systems in Manufacturing: Current Development and Future Prospects. His research expertise includes Natural Language processing, semantic computing, data mining and big data and knowledge Engineering.
Prof. Anis KOUBAA
Aide to the President of Research Governance
Director of Research and Initiatives Center
Leader of the Robotics and Internet-of-Things Lab

Short Bio
Anis Koubaa is a distinguished Full Professor in Computer Science, recognized for his pioneering work at the intersection of Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs). Serving as the Research and Initiatives Center Director at Prince Sultan University, Professor Koubaa spearheads groundbreaking research in AI, Unmanned Systems, and the Internet-of-Things. His contributions, such as the "Oyoon" surveillance system for Face Recognition and Vehicle License Plate Identification and the development of PSUGPT, a chatbot assistant for Prince Sultan University leveraging ChatGPT and LLMs, are testament to his innovation.
With over 20 edited books with Springer, his expertise in the field is undisputed. Recognized among the top 2% of scientists by Stanford University, he has received accolades, including the AI Leadership Award in 2022. A highly cited scholar, Professor Koubaa’s significant contributions include the ROSLink protocol and synergies between robots and cloud systems. His primary research interests encompass Generative AI, LLMs, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and the Deep Learning Robot Operating System. Anis Koubaa is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) of the UK.
Prof. Mohamed DERICHE
Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC),
College of Engineering and Information Technology,
Ajman University, United Arab Emirates

Short Bio
Mohamed Deriche is currently a Professor of AI/ML at the College of Engineering and Information Technology and serving the Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC), Ajman University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates. He 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 led the signal processing group. He has published more than 300 papers in multimedia signal and image processing. In 2021, he joined Ajman University to promote the AIRC centre and the new Masters in AI within the College of Eng and IT. 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 40 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 while at KFUPM.
Prof. Halima BENSMAIL
Principal scientist leading Bioinformatics and Computational Biology group,
Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence,
Qatar Computing Research Institute,
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Short Bio
Halima Bensmail is a principal scientist at Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence, Qatar Computing Research Institute, and is leading the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology group. She is a joint Full Professor at the College of Computer and Science Engineering, HBKU and a visiting Fall professor at Texas A&M university in Qatar. Halima has expertise in statistical machine learning, artificial intelligence and modeling particularly in all kind of health and life sciences field and is recently focusing on creating preventive and diagnosis tool in precision medicine. Halima has published more than 130 peer reviewed papers in high impact journal such as Nature, Nucleic Acids Research, Genome Research, Bioinformatics, Briefings in Bioinformatics and Journal of American statistical Association to name a few. She mentored several graduate and undergraduate students and taught several courses in computer sciences, statistics, machine learning and biostatistics at HB. She received several awards such as the “International Federation of Classification Society”, “Qatar Foundation Computing Research”, “Turkish Statistical Machine Learning Complexity” and the recent 2023 award “Women in AI award MEEAI”. Halima has been PI on several successful research grants. One grant of $2 millions center awarded by USDA grant agency to the obesity center in Texas Tech and a $4 millions dollars award on Data-driven design of CO2 Capture and Conversion Materials and its impact on Health. She also served as a reviewer for the National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Sciences Foundation (NSF). Halima is a board member of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Technology Foundation, Switzerland (AIQT), a representative of the EMBS in MENA.
Prof. Muhammad
ABDUL-MAGEED
Canada Research Chair in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning,
University of British Columbia & Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

Short Bio
Abdul-Mageed maintains an associate professor and a Canada research chair in natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he is a founding member of UBC's Center for Artificial Intelligence. His research program focuses on deep representation learning and natural language socio-pragmatics, with a goal to innovate more equitable, efficient, and `social’ machines for improved human health, safer social networking, and reduced information overload. He also has a special focus on Arabic NLP. Applications of Abdul-Mageed's work currently span a wide range of speech and language understanding and generation tasks. For example, his group works on language models, automatic speech processing, machine translation, and computational socio-pragmatics in social media.
Before UBC and MBZUAI, Abdul-Mageed held multiple positions including a research scientist at an undisclosed startup, a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (2016-2018), a visiting assistant professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University (2015-2016), and a visiting scholar at Center for Computational Learning Systems at Columbia University (2010-2012). His research has been funded by Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD), Amazon, Google, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Abdul-Mageed has three US patents.
Registrations
At least one author of each paper must be registered to I2ComsApp Conference. The registration details are indicated below :
National Authors
Student
FREE

Non-student
Before March 23, 2023
2000 MRU
After March 23, 2023
2500 MRU
Registration fees include:
• Local conference Proceeding + Handbag
• Conference Daily Lunch
• Coffee Breaks
• An attendance certificate in Arabic and English language
International Authors
Student
FREE
+ Free Accomodation
for Communicating Students

Non-student
Before March 23, 2023
100 USD
After March 23, 2023
150 USD
Registration fees include:
• Local conference Proceeding + Handbag
• Conference Daily Lunch
• Coffee Breaks
• An attendance certificate in Arabic and English language
Simple Attendees (Non-authors)
National
Student
1500 MRU
Non-student
3000 MRU

International
Student
100 USD
Non-student
200 USD
Registration fees include:
• Conference Daily Lunch
• Coffee Breaks
• An attendance certificate in Arabic and English language
Registration for workshops:
Workshops needs specific registration, which will be indicated soon.
Collaborators
University of Derby
Data Science Research Centre, College of Science and Engineering, University of Derby, UK
LARI
Informatics Research Laboratory (LARI), Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco
Innovation Center
Innovation Center, Prince Sultan University, KSA
ENSIAS School
Information, Communication and Embedded Systems (ICES)Team at the ENSIAS School, Mohamed V University of Rabat, Morocco
Sponsors
Hands-on Workshops
1
Sentiment Analysis
Training sentiment analysis models and building chatbots using NLP techniques.
2
AI in Robotics
Participants learn to program and control robots using AI techniques, with a focus on tasks like autonomous navigation and manipulation.
3
AI for Business
A workshop on implementing AI solutions in business settings, including predictive analytics, customer segmentation, and recommendation systems.
Discussion Panels
Future of AI : Predictions from industry leaders
Ethics in AI : An open dialogue with experts
Exhibitions
Click the icon to download the Sponsorship Brochure
We invite businesses working in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to showcase their cutting-edge solutions and technologies at the "I2COMSAPP International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications in the Age of Digital Transformation".This event provides them with a unique platform to exhibit their AI-related products and services, connect with a diverse audience of experts, researchers, and practitioners, and explore potential collaborations and partnerships.
Your participation can help shape the future of AI and its real-world applicationsand contribute to the advancement of AI technologies that are driving positive change in various sectors.

For proposals, please send email to :
1) International Contact (from outside Mauritania): chair@i2comsapp.org
2) Local Contact (from inside Mauritania): cheikhtouradmohamedou@gmail.com

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I2COMSAPP International Conference
Artificial Intelligence
and its Applications
in the Age of Digital Transformation
23-25 April 2024
Organized by the
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques,
Nouakchott University, Nouakchott, Mauritania
For more information, please contact :
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