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 3d. International Symposium ISKO-Maghreb


Concepts and Tools for Knowledge Management (KM)

November 8th. – 9th. , 2013 in Marrakech (Morocco) &


Call for Papers | Appel à Communications :

Important Dates:

Papers due (deadline): SEPT. 2nd., 2013
Notification of acceptance: OCT. 2nd., 2013
Final paper & Camera-ready due: OCT. 9th., 2013
Registration for authors: OCTOBER 9th., 2013
Symposium ISKO-Maghreb’2013 days: NOVEMBER 8th-9th, 2013
5 Best Paper Awards: NOVEMBER 13th, 2013


The governance of knowledge seems to be the Scientific Policy most able to creating value with regard of human and its evolution in cultures and civilizations. The duty of good governance is a consideration of the transfer of knowledge related to scientific and technological progress. Intrinsically, this process requires a system of organization and knowledge management by implementing knowledge production and its influence in society.

The objective of the ISKO-Maghreb Chapter is to contribute in understanding the factors that organize knowledge and phenomena that affect the information society. Actions to be undertaken by the scientific ISKO society must take into account socio-cultural, cognitive and economic in the strategic management of knowledge. Towards the knowledge society, it should be seen in its dynamic, its content and its interaction with science and technology associated to universities, companies and politics.

In this context, a first orientation is pedagogical attempt to answer the question « what is known about the knowledge and its organization? ». Then the issue is moving towards the societal issues of knowledge, theory and practice, to provide clarification to a convergence of KM (Knowledge Management) approaches. Education, science, culture, communication and technology remain the major themes covered by ISKO-Maghreb, for the development of the knowledge organization, expertise management and collective intelligence.

In a friendly atmosphere, hospitality and open to exchange, the international symposium ISKO-Maghreb’2013 was thought to enhance the Scientific Society « ISKO » with the universities, the practitioners in the Maghreb countries and the world.


Program days:

1 –  Plenary Lectures: a plenary lecture by a half-day given by guest speakers who are experts in their field. The objective is to present a current theme that concerns the scientific ISKO Society.

2 –  Parallel thematic sessions: twelve sessions of oral presentations and two Poster sessions of the best research selected by the scientific committee. After each plenary session, three parallel sessions and a Poster session are scheduled.

3 – General Meeting of the chapter ISKO-Maghreb: (i) Board meeting, Board Directors and members of the Chapter ISKO-Maghreb. (ii) Opening to new membership in ISKO-Maghreb and establishment of Maghreb working groups. (iii) Future Symposium ISKO-Maghreb.


ISKO-Maghreb chapter asks authors to develop theoretical and practical dimensions in their scientific proposals to address issues relating to Knowledge Organization (KO), knowledge representation and management:

1- Digital Document
a. Effects of dematerialization: the digital for the knowledge and expertise
b. Communication and media convergence in the knowledge industry

2- Information and Communication Technologies
a. Communication networks and electronic documents
b. e-Business and Business Platforms for Digital Publishing

3- e-Learning and Virtual Libraries
a. Spaces of information for distance teaching and learning platforms
b. Virtual libraries, resource mapping, and multimedia for teaching

4- Informational and technological watch
a. Concepts, processes and actions in the watch and collaborative technology
b. e-Watch, identification of sources and development of resources

5- Collective Intelligence and Media
a. Media and measures of the collective performance in the knowledge economy
b. Management of collective intelligence and knowledge communitarization

6- Digitalization, Archives and Management of Cultural Patrimony
a. Digital storage, archives and knowledge management (KM)
b. Collaborative business and media issues in patrimony management

7- Knowledge representation and Semantic Web
a. Models of knowledge representation
b. From Knowledge to Semantic Web: Approaches, Issues and Perspectives

8- Knowledge Management (KM) in the Internet Challenges
a. Innovation Management Models
b. Competitive Case Studies of KM
c. Management, Business Transfers and perspectives, and Professionals

In the context of Morocco, the conference will feature research on the following new topics:

9- Distance Learning: Strategies, Models and experiences
a. Distance learning and Mobile learning : Strategies and policies
b. Virtual spaces, Learning Network Organization and communities
c. Ontologies and pedagoigical models
d. Semantic social networks for learning
e. Experiences of content development and community discovering in learning systems

10- Multimedia Information Retrieval & Knowledge Management
a. Multimedia Information Retrieval
b. Semi-Structured Information Retrieval
c. Multimedia Classification and Clustering
d. Multimedia Mining and text Mining
e. Multimedia Knowledge Extraction, Synthesis and Visualization

11- e-Entreprise and knowledge management
a. Enterprise Knowledge Management and Representation
b. e-Enterprise knowledge development life cycles
c. Semantic and Strategic Alignment : new challenges for e-entreprise
d. e-Enterprise Architectures, knowledge management, and knowledge driven governance
e. From Enterprise Information Architecture (EiA) to Enterprise Knowledge Architecture (EkA)

 Programme Committee:


General Chairs:

  • Sahbi SIDHOM (President ISKO-Maghreb, LORIA & Université de Lorraine, France)
  • Malek GHENIMA (Vice-president ISKO-Maghreb, ESCT & Université de la Manouba, Tunisia)
  • BAÏNA Karim (Vice-president ISKO-Maghreb, ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi Rabat, Morocco)
  • ABIK Mounia (IEEE Morocco section & ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi Rab, Morocco)

Local Chairs:

  • BAÏNA Karim (Vice-president ISKO-Maghreb, ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi Rabat, Morocco)
  • ABIK Mounia (IEEE Morocco section & ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi Rab, Morocco)


• ABOUTAJDINE Driss (Faculté des Sciences, université Mohammed V Agdal – Rabat, Morocco)
• Zellou Ahmed, (Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
• Azedine Boulmakoul, (Université Hassan II Mohammedia, Morocco)
• BAHSOUN Wahiba (Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3, France)
• BELLAMINE Narjes (Lab. RIADI – ENSI Université de la Manouba, Tunisia)
• BEN GHEZALA Henda (Lab. RIADI – ENSI Université de la Manouba, Tunisia)
• BEN ROMDHANE Mohamed (ISD – Université de la Manouba, Tunisia)
• Benatallah Boualem, (UNSW, Australia)
• BOYER Anne (LORIA/KIWI – Université de Lorraine, France)
• Medjahed Brahim, (Michigan University, USA)
• BRUN Armelle (LORIA/KIWI – Université de Lorraine, France)
• Godart Claude, (Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France)
• EL GHOUL Mansour (Université de Lorraine, France)
• EL HACHANI Mabrouka (ELICO – Université Jean Moulin Lyon3, France)
• ESSAAIDI Mohammad (Faculty of Science of Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Morocco)
• FEKI Jamel (Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion à Sfax, Tunisie)
• Rabhi Fethi, (UNSW, Australia)
• Charoy François, (Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France)
• FRISCH Muriel (IUFM – Nancy Université/Nancy2, France)
• GRIVEL Luc (Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)
• HABACHA Anja (Lab. RIADI – ENSI Université de la Manouba, Tunisia)
• HAMMAMI Mohamed (Lab. MIRACL – Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Tunisia)
• HASSOUN Mohamed (ELICO – ENSSIB de Villeurbanne, France)
• HATON Jean-Paul (LORIA/INRIA – Université de Lorraine et Institut Universitaire de France, France)
• Berrada Ilham, ENSIAS, (vice-présidente de l’Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
• JALLOULI Rim (Ecole Supérieure d’Economie Numérique ESEN – Université de la Manouba, Tunisia)
• JAMOUSSI Yacine (Lab. RIADI – ENSI Université de la Manouba, Tunisia)
• KASSOU Ismaïl (ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
• Benali Khalid, (Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France)
• KHALIDI IDRISSI Mohamed (Dept. of Informatique – Université Mohamed V Agdal, Rabat, Morocco)
• LAGHROUCH Mourad (Laboratoire LAMPA – Université M.Mammeri-Tizi Ouzou, Algeria)
• Cheikhi Laïla, (Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
• LAMBERT Philippe (Institut Jean Lamour – Université Nancy1, France)
• LÓPEZ-HUERTAS María (Vice-President of ISKO Int. & Universidad de Granada, Spain)
• Benbrahim Houda, (Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
• Ramdani Mohamed, (Université Hassan II Mohammedia, Morocco)
• Boudjlida Nacer, (Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France)
• NOURRISSIER Patrick (NetLorConcept, France)
• OHLY Peter (President of ISKO Int. & GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften – Bonn, Germany)
• OUBRICH Mourad (President of CIEMS – Rabat, Morocco)
• Roudiès Ounsa, (Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs, Université Mohammed V Agdal, Rabat, Morocco)
• PECQUET Pascal (University of Montpellier, France)
• Oulad Haj Thami Rachid, (ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
• Ajhoun Rachida, (ENSIAS, Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
• RAZMERITA Liana (Copenhagen Buisness School, Denmark)
• SALEH Imad (Université Paris 8, France)
• SILEM Ahmed (Université Jean Moulin Lyon3, France)
• SMAILI Kamel (INRIA – Université de Lorraine, France)
• Sørensen Henrik Selsøe (Copenhagen Buisness School, Denmark)
• SYLBERZTEIN Max (LASELDI – Université de Franche-Comté, France)
• Maamar Zakaria, (Zayed University, EAU)
• BENABOU DJILALI (Université de Mascara, Algeria)


Organization Committee:


Organizing Chairs:

  • Sahbi SIDHOM (President ISKO-Maghreb, LORIA & Université de Lorraine, France)
  • Malek GHENIMA (Vice-president ISKO-Maghreb, ESCT & Université de la Manouba, Tunisia)
  • BAÏNA Karim (Vice-president ISKO-Maghreb, ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi Rabat, Morocco)
  • ABIK Mounia (IEEE Morocco section & ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi Rab, Morocco)

Membres :

  • Salah Baïna, (ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
  • Leïla Cheikhi, (ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
  • Ahmed Zellou, (ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
  • R’douan Faïzi, (ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)
  • Houda Benbrahim, (ENSIAS – Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco)


Language & Communication in Symposium:

–      All papers must be written in English or French.

–      All data-show presentations (in PowerPoint) must be written in English.

–      Oral presentations and discussions are permitted in English and/or in French.

Paper Guidelines:  Submission in FULL PAPER only   

Paper submission:

Authors are invited to download the following templates according to “The Template and Instructions” on How to Create Your IEEE Paper (double column text, which can be used for peer review and final submission) :

URL: Use these article templates for all IEEE Computer Society journals.

–         DOC or PDF Format (in Article Templates):

Templates for Computer Society Journals

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not currently being considered in any other forum. Manuscripts must be submitted to « ISKO-Maghreb’2018 EasyChair Conference system » on:

Paper Format (DOC, RTF or PDF):

–        All papers must not exceed 8 pages in format .DOC or .PDF according to IEEE Template (in 2 columns).

 Paper Rating:

–        The Scientific Committee will assess the relevance of each proposal and will propose appropriate changes.

–        The acceptance criteria are: originality of the contribution, importance to the community and impact on future scientific work, significance of results and quality of presentation.

Anti-plagiarism Policy:

As part of the anti-plagiarism policy followed by ISKO Int. Society, the papers will be subject to anti-plagiarism software.

Paper platform for ISKO-Maghreb:

–        Dear authors, we invite you to submit your contributions from the site EasyChair Conference System: .

–        If you do not have an account EasyChair, we invite you to start and create one.

Conference Venue:

Marrakech city town (Morocco) in: HOTEL KENZI FARAH – MARRAKECH


Contact: (Dr. Sahbi SIDHOM)