Slide International multidisciplinary Conference ICESAS 2022 & Winter School (3rd edition) 23 - 25 May 2022 Conference,
19 - 21 May Spring School (3rd edition)
  • The best papers will be submitted for publication to a special issue of an international journal.

  • The conference proceedings will be published in an indexed proceeding (Springer ACM or other…).
Organizers
  • - Abdelmalek Essaadi University, FST, Tangier
  • - Systems Theory Network, TDS
  • - Direction Régionale de l’Agriculture Tanger, Tetouan Al Hoceima
  • - Geoinformation and Territorial Planning Team (GAT) FST, Tangier
  • - Mathematical Modeling and Control (MMC) research team, Tangier FST

The management of the environment and more particularly that of agriculture, forest heritage coastal areas and infrastructures, requires a multidisciplinary approach ranging from data collection techniques to systems modeling, analysis, control and validation in order to develop reliable tools to help scientists in the field make better decisions. In using classic methods there are many problems in the data acquisition and update because the management requires several types of data, the majority of which are characterized by spatio-temporal variability. So the use of spatial remote sensing techniques is required. These techniques are very useful means for spatio-temporal monitoring of our environment including, among other things, land use and natural or cultivated vegetation.

The latest technological advances in GIS, particularly the advent of new image acquisition programs with a very high spatial resolution compatible with the scale of the plot and with  an almost weekly repetitive cycle (COPERNICUS program), arm the environment scientific community with

 valuable tools to deal with the subject matter at hand. Indeed, they allow a wide development of models for monitoring different biogeographic phenomena. In addition, the free Imagery Data Sources products of many satellites, as well as the advances in the processing of satellite data with the availability of several free quality software packages developed by international space agencies, such as the European Space Agency, allow a more detailed monitoring of the dynamics of environmental phenomena. It is therefore possible from the combination of these data with surface models to monitor the state of the vegetation to, among other things, manage large-scale irrigation and / or monitor the state of forest health. The useful and valuable contribution of systems, modeling, analysis and control theory, which have experienced significant advances in environmental applications in recent decades should not, of course, be ignored.

In this context, the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Tangier (UAE-FSTT) and the Abdelmalek Essaadi University through the PPR2/2016/79 project, the Gustave Eiffel University (France), the CESBIO (Biosphere Center, Toulouse, France) and the CBK (Space Research Center, Poland), the Theory of Systems network (TDS), organize in association with the socio-economic partners DRATT, ORMVAL and the forestry department of the Direction of water and forest, the second edition of the ICESAS International Conference, from February 28 to March 2, 2022 in Tangier.

On the occasion of this conference, a winter school on Optical and Radar remote sensing and image processing will be organized. Free software will be used to carry out the related tasks.

The management of the environment and more particularly that of agriculture, forest heritage coastal areas and infrastructures, requires a multidisciplinary approach ranging from data collection techniques to systems modeling, analysis, control and validation in order to develop reliable tools to help scientists in the field make better decisions. In using classic methods there are many problems in the data acquisition and update because the management requires several types of data, the majority of which are characterized by spatio-temporal variability. So the use of spatial remote sensing techniques is required. These techniques are very useful means for spatio-temporal monitoring of our environment including, among other things, land use and natural or cultivated vegetation.

The latest technological advances in GIS, particularly the advent of new image acquisition programs with a very high spatial resolution compatible with the scale of the plot and with  an almost weekly repetitive cycle (COPERNICUS program), arm the environment scientific community with

 valuable tools to deal with the subject matter at hand. Indeed, they allow a wide development of models for monitoring different biogeographic phenomena. In addition, the free Imagery Data Sources products of many satellites, as well as the advances in the processing of satellite data with the availability of several free quality software packages developed by international space agencies, such as the European Space Agency, allow a more detailed monitoring of the dynamics of environmental phenomena. It is therefore possible from the combination of these data with surface models to monitor the state of the vegetation to, among other things, manage large-scale irrigation and / or monitor the state of forest health. The useful and valuable contribution of systems, modeling, analysis and control theory, which have experienced significant advances in environmental applications in recent decades should not, of course, be ignored.

In this context, the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Tangier (UAE-FSTT) and the Abdelmalek Essaadi University through the PPR2/2016/79 project, the Gustave Eiffel University (France), the CESBIO (Biosphere Center, Toulouse, France) and the CBK (Space Research Center, Poland), the Theory of Systems network (TDS), organize in association with the socio-economic partners DRATT, ORMVAL and the forestry department of the Direction of water and forest, the second edition of the ICESAS International Conference, from February 28 to March 2, 2022 in Tangier.

On the occasion of this conference, a winter school on Optical and Radar remote sensing and image processing will be organized. Free software will be used to carry out the related tasks.

Topics of the conference

Without being exhaustive, the following themes are considered
  • Remote sensing and environment
  • Climate changes and environment
  • Systems theory and environment : Modelling and control by PDE and Cellular Automata
  • Environmental risks assessment
  • BIG DATA and information system applied to the environment
  • Artificial intelligence applied to the environment
  • Environment and sustainable development
  • Water, energy and biodiversity resources
  • Forest management; agriculture
  • ...

Within the framework of projects

  • PPR2 / 2016/79, OGI-Env: Integrated Environmental Management Tool
  • Alkhawarizmi: Tool for intelligent management of irrigation water and forest heritage.

Organizers

  • Abdelmalek Essaadi University, FST, Tangier
  • Systems Theory Network, TDS
  • Direction Régionale de l’Agriculture Tanger, Tetouan Al Hoceima
  • Geoinformation and Territorial Planning Team (GAT) FST, Tangier
  • Mathematical Modeling and Control (MMC) research team, Tangier FST
  • amharrefm@yahoo.fr
  • a.samed.bernoussi@gmail.com
  • www.icesas.org

Abstract submission deadline April 30, 2022.

Authors are invited to submit their abstracts, in French or in English language, of up to one page clearly indicating the issue under consideration, the methodologies implemented and the originality of the contribution.
  • The conference proceedings will be published in an indexed proceeding (Springer ACM or other…).
  • The best papers will be submitted for publication to a special issue of an international journal.

Previsional conference program

  • Plenary lectures will be led by the Professors (to be completed):
    1.  Jean Paul RUDANT, Emeritus Professor, UML-Paris, France
    2.  Edyta WOZNIAK, Space Research Center, CBK, Poland
    3. Pierre Louis FRISON, Université Gustave Eiffel, Paris
    4. Lionel JARLAN, Research Director, IRD, Toulouse France
    5.  Norbert HONKOUNOU, President, Network of African Sciences Academies, (NSAC), Benin
    6. A. BELFEKIH, FST, Tangier, Morocco
  • Oral communication
  • Panels:
    1. Digital agriculture and scientific research : Mahjoub Lahrache (Director DRA Tanger,Tetouan Al Hoceima)
    2. Forêts et développement durable : Enjeux de la recherche scientifique et du développement : Zouhaire Amhaouech
    3. Intervenants des départements de l'agriculture, des eaux et forêts et de la pêche maritime.
  • Posters

Important dates

  • April 10, 2022 submission of abstracts
  • April 15, 2022acceptance of abstracts selected by the Scientific Committee
  • April 30, 2022final date for registration and submission of papers
  • May 23 - 25, 2022ICESAS Conference in Tangier

Training school

This conference session will be preceded by a training school in Radar and Optical data processing and analysis tools.

Winter school 2022: Training on « Optical and Radar Remote Sensing; Image Processing with Free Software: Foundations and Practical Applications » May 19, 20 and 21, 2022

Like the two training courses previously organized at the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Tangier on remote sensing and its applications (Winter School in February 2017 and Winter School in January 2018), this Winter School 2022 aims at:

  •   On the one hand, continue the dissemination of tools and methods from optical and radar remote sensing with a focus on Sentinel 1 and 2 data and environmental applications;
  •   On the other hand, to train potential users on the strengths (and weaknesses) of Radar images now freely accessible and their processing by open source free software.

Scheduled training program: Training on « Optical and Radar Remote Sensing; Image Processing with free software: Foundations and Practical Applications »

  1.  Theoretical reminders and applications of radar data in the environment;
  2.  Training in Sentinel data processing using free software (SNAP, QGis and Orféo extensions, Toolbox and ONFI, etc.);
  3. Operational applications.

 This training workshop is aimed at an audience not exceeding 25 participants upon registration.

Registration fees

Conference ( Normal registration ) 1 600 MAD
Conference ( PhD students ) 800 MAD
Winter school 2 500 MAD

Mina AMHARREF

UAE, FST, Tangier, Morocco

Mahjoub LAHRACHE

Director DRA Tanger,Tetouan Al Hoceima

ADDOU Mohammed

Prof. Dean of the FST

EL MOUMNI Bouchta

Prof. President of Abdelmalek Essadi University

Steering Committee

  • Mina AMHARREF (UAE, FST, Tangier, Morocco)
  • Mahjoub LAHRACHE(Director DRA Tanger,Tetouan Al Hoceima), Morocco
  • Mohammed Said LAIDOUNI DRA Tanger,Tetouan Al Hoceima
  • Abdes Samed BERNOUSSIUAE, FST, Tangier, Morocco
  • Mustapha OUARDOUZ(UAE, FST, Tangier, Morocco)
  • Hassan BIHRIUAE, FST, Tangier, Morocco
  • Abdelwahab CHATRIORMVA du Loukkos, Ksar El Kébir, Morocco
  • Hassan YAKOUTIORMVA du Loukkos, Ksar El Kébir, Morocco
  • Jamal Eddine EL ABDELLAOUI(UAE, FST, Tangier, Morocco)
  • Lionel JARLAN(IRD, Toulouse, France)
  • Hanane HAMMICHFaculty of medecine, Tangier, Morocco
  • Hind ES-SAOUINI(UAE, FST, Tangier, Morocco)
  • Rachid BOUCHNAN(UAE, ENS, Tetouan, Morocco)
  • Youssef RACHDI(UAE, FST, Tanger, Morocco)

Scientific committees

  • ADDI KahlidUniversity of La Réunion, France
  • ADDOU MohammedProf. Dean of the FST, Tangier, Morocco
  • AFIFI LarbiFaculy of Sciences Casablanca, Morocco
  • AMHARREF MinaFST-Tangier Morocco
  • BELFEKIHAbdelaâziz FST, Tangier, Morocco
  • BENBRIK AbdelhaqFaculty of Science, Ouajda, Morocco
  • EL JAI AbdelhaqProf. Emeritus, Member of the Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technology, France
  • EL MOUMNI BouchtaProf. President of Abdelmalek Essadi University, Morocco
  • ER RIANI MustaphaFST, Tangier, Morocco
  • FRISON Pierre-LouisUML-Paris France
  • HONKOUNOU NorbertPresident, Network of African Sciences Academies, (NSAC), Benin
  • OZER AndréUniversity of Liège, Belgium
  • RACHIK MostaphaFaculty of Sciences Casablanca, Morocco
  • RUDANT Jean-PaulUML-Paris France
  • SAAIDI SalwaFaculty of Sciences, Tunisie
  • TONINI MarjUniversity of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • WOZNIAK EdytaSpace Research Center, PAS, Poland