Special Sessions


If you would like to propose a special session to LOPAL'2018, you are invited to send your proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 1st, 2017   

The objective of special sessions is to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics that could add value to LOPAL'2018.

 Prospective organizers of Special Sessions should submit their proposals indicating

  • Title 
  • Motivation
  • Short biography of the organizer(s)
  • List of between four (4) and six (6) contributed papers 

The papers in each accepted Special Session will undergo a review process identical to that of regular papers. 




 Special Sessions Proposed  


1. Network Optimization and Applications

  • Pr. Oumar Gueye, University of Manitoba, Canada 


2. Transportation, Distribution and Vehicle Routing Problems Optimization

  • Pr. Tarik Zouadi,  Rabat Business School, International University of Rabat


3. Non-standard Prediction Problems in Machine Learning

  • Pr. Salvador García, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.
  • Pr. Sebastián Ventura, Department of Computers Science and Numerical Analysis, University of Cordoba, Córdoba, Spain.
  • Pr. Francisco Herrera, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.


4. Machine Learning for Microarray Analysis

  • Pr. J. Salvador Sánchez – Universitat Jaume I (Castelló de la Plana, Spain)
  • Dr. Vicente García – Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (Chihuahua, Mexico)


5. Multi-label Learning Algorithms and Applications

  • Pr. José Francisco Díez, University of Burgos, Spain
  • Pr. Álvar Arnaiz-Gonzalez, University of Burgos, Spain


6.  Computational Intelligence and Data Mining

  • Pr. Habiba Drias, University of Science and Technology USTHB Algiers, Algeria


7. Web Multimedia Mining

  • Pr. Sanaa El Fkihi, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University, Morocco
  • Pr. Raddouane Chiheb, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University, Morocco


8. Machine Learning for Big Visual Data Analytics

  • Pr. Mohammed El Hassouni, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
  • Pr. Rachid Oulad Haj Thami, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
  • Pr. Mohammed Rziza, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco


9. Complementarity Problem and Bilevel Programming

  • Pr. Abdeslam Kadrani, Institut National de Statistique et Economie Appliquée (INSEA), Rabat, Morocco
  • Pr. Abdelmalek Aboussoror, Polydisciplinary Faculty of Safi, Cadi Ayyad University , Morocco


10. Corpora and NLP

  • Dr. Sultan Nasser Almujaiwel, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia


11. Machine Learning for NLP

  • Pr. Rhazi Azzedine, Qadi Ayyadh University, Marrakech, Maroc
  • Pr. Ahmed Bounoua, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco


12. Formalization of Languages Using Nooj Platform

  • Pr. Max Siberztein, University of Franche-Comté, France 


13. Amazighe Language and NLP

  • Mohamed Outahajala, IRCAM, Rabat, Morocco


14. Ontologies and NLP

  • Mostapha Jarrar, Bir Zeite University, Palestine


15. Health Chain Logistics

  • Pr. Ouzayd Fatima, ENSIAS,Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
  • Pr. Saadi Janah, ENSEM Casablanca, Hassan II University, Morocco


16. Neural Networks and their Application

  • Pr. Mohamed Lazaar, National School of Applied Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University 


 17. Phenomena Modelling by Neural Systems

  • Pr. Mostafa Ezziyyani, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies of Tangier, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University


18. Optimisation and Learning in Information Sytems

  • Pr. Bahaj Mohamed, Faculty of Sciences & Technology, Hassan 1st  University, Settat, Morocco 


19. Variational Anlaysis and Applications to Optimization and Differential Inclusions

  • Pr. Abderrahim Hantoute, Center for Mathematical Modelling, University of Chile, Chile


20. Optimization algorithms and Machine Learning Paradigms for Next-Generation Wireless Networks

  • Pr. Mounir ARIOUA, National School of Applied Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University