Prof. Mohammed Bouhorma

Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tangier, Morocco

Biography :

Mohammed Bouhorma is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science Abdelmalek Essaadi University, where he has been since 1996. He received his Ph.D degree in Communication Systems from the Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France in 1995. From 2006 to 2009 he served as Department Chair. He is responsible of the Master in Computer Sciences and Systems (Since 2006). he was a Visiting Professor at the Laboratoire d'Infomatique d’Avignon (France) and IEMN-Lille France. He was head (and founder) of the Computer and Communication Systems Laboratory from 2013 to 2017.

Prof. Bouhorma has been the supervisor of more than 20 PhD students, he has published more than 100 peer reviewed publications. His research interests include, computer security, wireless sensors network, cybersecurity and serious games.

He has also served as a general chair, technical program chair, technical program committee member, organizing committee member, session chair, and reviewer for many international conferences and workshops.  His research has been supported by several agencies.


Talk Title: .The Role of Big Data and IoT in Smart City


The expansion of big data and rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have played an important role in the feasibility of smart city initiatives. The evolution of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and a combination of the IoT and big data is an unexplored research area that has brought new and interesting challenges for achieving the goal of future smart cities. Intelligent transportation systems based on vehicular ad-doc network (VANET) communications will improve many services, expressively, related to transport, security, reliability, management and including the assistance in the reduction of traffic congestion.
in this talk, we will present some recent reserach works in the smart mobilty axis of the smart city fields :

  • Leveraging Smartphone Sensors to Detect Distracted Driving Activities
  • IoT for ITS: A Dynamic Traffic Lights Control based on the Kerner Three Phase Traffic Theory
  • ACO and PSO Algorithms for Developing a New Communication Model for VANET Applications in Smart Cities

And in the smart citizenchip axis we will present :

  • Smart Citizen Sensing: A Proposed Computational. System with Visual Sentiment Analysis and Big Data.