THE 8th SMART CITY APPLICATIONS International Conference

ESTP, Paris, France, 04-06 October 2023

Final Program

The Eighth International Conference on Smart City Applications is a multidisciplinary forum co-organized by the ESTP - École Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du bâtiment et de l'industrie in the partnership with Mediterranean Association of Sciences and Sustainable Development (Medi-ADD). SCA23 will take place from 04 to 06 October 2023. The event aims to bring together research scientists and engineers to discuss and exchange both experimental and theoretical results, novel designs, case studies, and trend-setting ideas in the area of smart cities. The conference covers any topic with an intersection with smart cities, including digital twins, geo-smart information systems, education, healthcare, economy and digital business, building and home automation, environment and agriculture, and information technologies and computer science. The Conference encourages submission of original works presenting novel research results and new products or concepts are encouraged for submission. But also works in progress.
The conference papers will be published in the Springer LNNS Book Series.
LNNS is indexed in SCOPUS, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt, zbMATH, SCImago, and submitted for consideration in Web of Science.

Conference Final Program

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Conference 1st Day: Face2Face Sessions


Link MS Teams
Link google meets:
Time Talk Title Speaker
09h00 Welcome Talk Prof. Joël Cuny, Director General of ESTP, Honorary Conference Chair
Welcome Talk Prof. Rani EL MEOUCHE, ESTP Paris, France, Conference Co-Chair
Welcome Talk Prof. Mohamed BEN AHMED, FSTT UAE, Morocco, Conference Co-Chair
Welcome Talk Prof. Anouar BOUDHIR ABDELHAKIM, FSTT UAE, Morocco, Conference Co-Chair
09h45 Imagining a Digital Competency Management Ecosystem Approach to Transforming the Productivity of People in the Built Environment Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jason Underwood, University of Salford, UK
Coffee Break
11h00 Smart city: why, what, experience feedback and the future/challenges Keynote Speaker: Prof. Isam Shahrour, Lille University, France
11h45 Integrating system dynamics in digital urban twin Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ihab Hijazi, An-Najah National University and Technical University of Münich
12h30 Challenges of cybersecurity in smart cities Keynote Speaker: Prof. Mohammed BOUHORMA, UAE University , Morocco

Session 1: Digital Twins of Construction and Infrastructure; Amphi VICAT

Time Paper Title Speakers
15h00 Seismic digital twin of the Dumanoir earth dam Noureddine, Mohamad Ali*; EL MEOUCHE, Rani; SAMMUNEH, Muhammad Ali; Ababsa, Fakhreddine; DeMartin, Florent; Beaufils, Mickael
Towards Digital Twins in Sustainable Construction: Feasibility & Challenges Eslahi, Mojtaba*; Farazdaghi, Elham; EL MEOUCHE, Rani
Leveraging Diverse Data Sources for ESTP Campus Digital Twin Development: Methodology and Implementation SASSINE, Rira*; MANSOUR, Saffa; Guibert, Stéphanie
Towards linked building data: A data framework enabling BEM interoperability with extended Brick ontology ZHENG, Zhiyu*; YAHIA, ESMA; Farazdaghi, Elham; EL MEOUCHE, Rani; Ababsa, Fakhreddine; Beguery, Patrick
Digital Twin Architectures for Railway infrastructure Bouali, Maryem*; SAMMUNEH, Muhammad Ali; EL MEOUCHE, Rani; Ababsa, Fakhreddine; SALAVATI, Bahar; VIGUIER, Flavien
Digital Twin for construction sites: Concept, Definition, Steps AL OMARI , Mohamad*; Eslahi, Mojtaba; EL MEOUCHE, Rani; Guillaumat , Laurent ; Ducoulombier, Laure

Session 2: Smart City and Sustainability; VICAT 11

Time Paper Title Speakers
15h00 Investigating the spatial suitability of the location of urban services using Space Syntax Theory Qanazi, Saleh*; hijazi, ihab h; Shahrour, Isam ; EL MEOUCHE, Rani
Sustainability Assessment of Public Schools in the Palestinian Territory BABA, Aya*; Shahrour, Isami
Empowering Sustainability Advancement in Urban Public Spaces through Low-Cost Technology and Citizen Engagement for Sustainability Development Itair, Mohammed*; hijazi, ihab h; MANSOUR, Saffa
Connections between smart city and flood management against extreme weather events Josse, Fanny*; Yang, Zhuyu; Barroca, Bruno
Energy and exergy analysis of a domestic hot water production system with a heat pump and thermal storage M'madi Assoumani, Mariame; Lapertot, Arnaud*; Kindinis, Andrea
Smart Waste Management System Based on IoT MEGHAZI BAKHOUCH, Salsabil*; AYAD, Soheyb; TIRESSA, Labib Sadek

Session 3: Smart Data Management and Machine Learning; VICAT 12

Time Paper Title Speakers
15h00 Knowledge Infrastructure Data Wizard (KIDW): A Cooperative Approach for Data Management and Knowledge Dissemination aljer, ammar*; Itair, Mohammed; Akil, Mostafa; Shahrour, Isam
Nyon-data, a Fall Detection Dataset from a Hinged Board Apparatus Dionísio, Rogério*; Rosa, Ana Rafaela; Jesus, Cassandra
Acoustic emission and machine learning for smart monitoring of cable damages in bridges DIA, Abdou*; DIENG, Lamine; GAILLET, Laurent
Post-disaster assessment of buildings in complex geopolitical context: application to Beirut port El Hage, Josiana Ms*; Shahrour, Isam
A Comparative Analysis of ML and DL Approaches for Enhancing Security in web applications Kadar, Hamza*

Session 4: Computer Vision and Smart Models; VICAT 13

Time Paper Title Speakers
15h00 Secure and Efficient Color Image Cryptography using Two Secret Keys Abu-Faraj, Mua'ad M*; Al-Hyari, Abeer ; Alqadi, Ziad
Low-Cost Global Navigation Satellite System for Drone Photogrammetry Projects SAMMUNEH, Muhammad Ali*; Villca Fuentes, Alisson; Poupardin, Adrien; Sergent, Philippe; JEONG, Jena
Technology to build architecture: application of adaptive façade on a new multifunctional arena Annibale, Alessandra; Chiesa, Emily; Prelli, Giulia; Masera, Gabriele; Kindinis, Andrea*; Lapertot, Arnaud; Allegri, Davide; Zani, Giulio
Critical Overview of Model Driven Engineering El Gaoual, yahya*; Hanine, Mohamed
Toward an IoB-based Architecture for Bipolar Disorder Management AZBEG, Kebira*; ZERHARI, Btissam; AZBEG, Asmae; Tlemçani, Khadija; JAI ANDALOUSSI, Said; OUCHETTO, Ouail
Coffee Break & Conference 1st Day Closure

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Conference 2nd Day: Virtual Sessions

Time Talk Title Speaker
Virtual Sessions
Virtual Keynote Speakers
10h30 Advancing urban modelling with emerging geospatial datasets and AI technologies Virtual Keynote Speaker: Prof. Filip Biljecki , National University of Singapore
11h00 Background of Smart Navigation Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ismail Rakip Karas, Karabuk University , Turkey
Conference Closure + Coffee Break
Social Event: Promenade en Bateau Mouche sur la Seine (to be confirmed)

Virtual Session 5 : 3D Modelling
Chair: Pr. Boudhir Anouar Abdelhakim
Time Paper Title Speakers
09h00 Road Traffic Noise Pollution Mitigation Strategies Based on 3D Tree Modelling and Visualisation Wickramathilaka, Nevil*; Ujang, Uznir; Azri, Suhaibah
Investigating Wind-Driven Rain Effects on Buildings with 3D City Building Models: An Analysis of Building Complexity Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Ridzuan, Nurfairunnajiha*; Ujang, Uznir; Azri, Suhaibah; Tan, Liat Choon; Mohd Yusoff, Izham
3D Spatial Queries for High-Rise Buildings using 3D Topology Rules Salleh, Syahiirah*; Ujang, Uznir; Azri, Suhaibah; Tan, Liat Choon
Enhancing Smart City Asset Management: Integrating Versioning and Asset Lifecycle for 3D Assets Management IDRIS, NABILA HUSNA*; Azri, Suhaibah; Ujang, Uznir
A Review of 3D Indoor Positioning and Navigation in Geographic Information Systems Kazangirler, Buse Yaren*; Karas, Ismail Rakip; Özcan, Caner
3D Spatio-Temporal Data Model for Strata Management Mehmood, Usman*; Ujang, Uznir; Azri, Suhaibah; Tan, Liat Choon

Virtual Session 6: Smart Grids and Smart Renewable Energy Systems
Chair: Pr. Yassin EL YUSSFI
Time Paper Title Speakers
09h00 PV Panel Emulator based on Arduino and LabVIEW Ichim-Burlacu, Catalin; Rat, Cezara-Liliana T*; Cuntan, Corina; Rob, Raluca; Baciu, Ioan
Intrusion Detection Using Time-series Imaging and Transfer Learning in Smart Grid Environments Abou Naaj, Firas*; Himeur, Yassine; Atalla, Shadi; Mansoor, Wathiq
Life Cycle Assessment of a Smart Building: Energy Optimization Integration Walter, Sydney G*
Analysis of power consumption after switching to 5G BEN MAKHLOUF, Hamza*; mazri, tomader
Smart irrigation system using low energy ELHATTAB, Kamal*; ABOUELMEHDI, Karim ; ELMOUTAOUAKKIL, Abdelmajid ; ELATAR, Said
Beamforming Antenna Array with Circular Polariza-tion for an RF Energy Recovery System an UAV IHLOU, Salah*; EL ABBASSI, Ahmed; El Bakkali, Abdelmajid; Tizyi, Hafid

Virtual Session 7: Smart Mobility Systems
Chair: Pr. Ikram Ben Abdelouahab
Time Paper Title Speakers
09h00 Real-Time Mapping of Mobility Restrictions in Palestine using Crowdsourced Data Aburas, Hala*; Shahrour, Isam
Recommended LEED-Compliant Cars, SUVs, Vans, Pickup Trucks, Station Wagons, and Two Seaters for Smart Cities Based on the Environmental Damage Index (EDX) and Green Score Marzouk, Osama*
Effectiveness of Different Machine Learning Algorithms in Road Extraction from UAV-Based Point Cloud Bicici, Serkan*
Solving a Generalized Network Design Problem Using Hybrid Metaheuristics Mejri, Imen M*; Grari, Manel; LAYEB, SAFA BHAR
A Grid-based and a Context-oriented Trajectory Modeling for Mobility Prediction in Smart Cities BOUKHEDOUMA, HOCINE*; MEZIANE, Abdelkrim; HAMMOUDI, Slimane; Benna, Amel
Evaluation of Resource Resilience & Adaptation Level for Critical Transport Infrastructures Stamataki, Nikoleta K*; Achillopoulou, Dimitra; Makhoul, Nisrine B

Virtual Session 8: Smart Education and Digital Learning Systems
Chair: Pr. Nihad EL GHOUCH
Time Paper Title Speakers
09h00 Data Analysis and Machine Learning for MOOC Optimization EL GHALI, Mohamed*; Atouf, Issam; Talea, Mohamed
Using Machine Learning to Enhance Personality Prediction in Education EL MRABET, Hicham*; AIT MOUSSA, Abdelaziz; EL MRABET, Mohammed Amine ; El Makkaoui, Khalid; BLEJ, Mohammed
Enhancing Book Recommendations on GoodReads: A Data Mining Approach Based Random Forest Classification Mhammedi, Sajida*
Smart Education in The IoT: Issues, Architecture, and Challenges SRHIR, AHMED*; mazri, tomader; benbrahim, mohammed
Machine Reading Comprehension for the Holy Quran: A comparative study REGGAD, SOUHAILA*
Reinforcement Learning algorithms and their applications in Education field: A systematic review GHARBI, Hafsa*; ELAACHAK , Lotfi ; FENNAN, Abdelhadi

Virtual Session 9: Smart Healthcare Systems
Chair: Pr. Hicham Gibet Tani
Time Paper Title Speakers
09h00 A comparative study of machine learning and deep learning methods for COVID-19 detection using audio signal kır savaş, burcu*; Akdeniz, Fulya; Becerikli, Yaşar; Damar, Merve Nur; Danacı, Buse İrem
A Novel Approach for Detecting Fetal Electrocardiogram (FECG) Signals: Integration of Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) with Advanced Mathematical Techniques SAID, ZIANI**
HealthPathFinder: Navigating the Healthcare Knowledge Graph with Neural Attention for Personalized Health Recommendations HAMANE, Zakaria*; FENNAN, Abdelhadi; SAMIH, Amina
A secure and Privacy-Preserving Paradism based on Blockchain and Federated Learning for CIoMT in Smart Healthcare Systems SAMIA EL HADDOUTI; Mohamed Dafir ECH-CHERIF EL KETTANI
Study of Correlation Between Intestinal Parasitism and the Nutritional Status of Children at the Moulay Abdellah Hospital in Salé (Morocco) Mostafi, jaouad*; Oulkheir, Said; Bassir, Dounia; El Oirdi, Hamid; El Kharrim, Khadija
Efficient Throughput Allocation for Emergency Data Transmission in IoMT-Based Smart Hospitals Ouakasse, Fathia*; MOSAIF, Afaf; Rakrak, Said
A new Machine-Learning approach to prognosticate poisoned patients by combining nature of poison, circumstances of intoxication and therapeutic care indices GHANIMI, rajae*

Virtual Session 1O: Smart Cities
Chair: Pr. Mohamed BEN AHMED
Time Paper Title Speakers
09h00 Integrating Syrian cadastral data into digital twins through accurate determination of transformation parameters Al kasem, Shaza*; Ramadan, Abd-Al-Razzak ; Jibrini, Hassan
Digital Twin Base Model Study by Means of UAV Photogrammetry for Library of Gebze Technical University Ergun, Bahadir; Sahin, Cumhur; Bilucan, Furkan*
An IoT-based Smart Home for Elderly \newline suffering from Dementia Raed, Mhd. Wasim; Huseyinov, Ilham; Ozdemir, Ghina; Kotenko, Igor; Fedorchenko, Elena*
Enhancing Sustainability: Leveraging Sensor Technology in Smart Bins for Real-Time Data Analysis IDRISSI, Aya*; BENABBOU, Rajaa; BENHRA, Jamal; elhaji, mounia
A review on Artificial intelligence and behavioral macroeconomics AOUJIL, Zakaria*; Hanine, Mohamed
Electronic Voting: Review and Challenges IKRISSI, Ghizlane*; mazri, tomader
Reviewing the Effect of Indoor Living Walls on Air Quality, Energy Consumption in Different Climates Ghunaim, aTINA M*; Kim, Young

Virtual Session 11: Smart Image Processing
Time Paper Title Speakers
09h00 Image Transformation Approaches for Occupancy Detection: A Comprehensive Analysis Sayed, Aya Nabil*
Yolov5 Model-based Real-time Recyclable Waste Detection and Classification System Abdul Rahim, Leena Ardini; Zainal Abidin, Nor Afirdaus; Aminuddin, Raihah*; Abu Samah, Khyrina Airin Fariza; Mohamed Ibrahim, Asma Zubaida; Yusoh, Syarifah Diyanah; Mohd Nasir, Siti Diana Nabilah
MFOOD-70: Moroccan Food Dataset for Food Image Recognition Towards Glycemic Index Estimation mansouri, merieme*
Enhancing Writer Identification with Local Gradient Histogram Analysis Semma, Abdelillah*; Lazrak, Said; Hannad, Yaâcoub
A Comprehensive Approach for Precise Plant Disease Classification and Segmentation Using a Hybrid Model Taji, Khaoula*; Ghanimi, Fadoua
Isolated handwritten Arabic Character recognition using Convolutional Neural Networks: an overview EL KHAYATI, Mohsine*; Kich, Ismail; Elkettani, Youssfi

Virtual Session 12: Blockchain Technologies and Smart Security
Chair: Pr. Rachid SAADANE
Time Paper Title Speakers
09h00 Building a Resilient Smart City Ecosystem: A Comprehensive Security and Cybersecurity Management Model Alam, RG Guntur*; Abdullah, dedy; Ibrahim, Huda; Karas, Ismail
A Survey on the Synergy of Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence EL Akrami, Nouhaila*; Hanine, Mohamed
Intelligent cryptography applied to telemedicine KHIYATE, Nouhaila*; mazri, tomader
AI-Driven Cyber Risk Management Framework AGZAYAL, Yasser*; AGZAYAL, Yasser; Bouhorma, Mohammed
Mobile applications security : a study of security level and awareness of Moroccan users SIF-EDDINE, Mouna*; mazri, tomader

Virtual Session 13: Algorithms and models 1
Chair: Pr. Abdessamad EL RHARRAS
Time Paper Title Speakers
Enhancing Convergence Speed in Control of Synchronous Motors using Model Predictive Control - MPC with Reference Model SAID, ZIANI*
Exploring Google Earth Engine Platform for satellite image classification using machine learning algorithms Ouchra, Hafsa*; Belangour, Abdessamad; Erraissi, Allae
A new approach for quantum phase estimation based algorithms for machine learning OUEDRHIRI, Oumayma*; Banouar, Oumayma; El Hadaj, Salah; Raghay, Said
A Synthesis on Machine Learning for Credit Scoring: A Technical Guide AKIL, Siham*; Sekkate, Sara; ADIB, Abdellah
Model Risk in Financial Derivatives and the Transformative Impact of Deep Learning: A Systematic Review AHNOUCH, Mohammed*; ELAACHAK , Lotfi ; Ghadi, Abderrahim

Virtual Session 14: Smart Mobility Systems 2
Chair: Pr. Aziz MAHBOUB
Time Paper Title Speakers
09h00 Spatio-temporal clustering for optimal real-time parking availability estimation Hanae Errousso, Youssef Filali, Nihad Aghbalou, El Arbi Abdellaoui Alaoui, Siham Benhadou
Real-time parking availability classification on a large-area scale Youssef Filali, Hanae Errousso, Nihad Aghbalou, El Arbi Abdellaoui Alaoui, My Abdelouahed Sabri
Enhancing Convergence Speed in Control of Synchronous Motors using Model Predictive Control - MPC with Reference Model SAID, ZIANI*
Optimizing Station Selection and Routing Efficiency using the Pickup and Delivery Problem Method with A-Star and Genetic Algorithm Soukayna Abibou ; Dounia El bourakadi ; Ali YAHYAOUY; Hamid GUALOUS; Hussein Obeid
Comparative Analysis of ITS-G5 and C-V2X for Autonomous Vehicles with an Improved Algorithm of C-V2X Jellid, Kawtar*; Mazri, Tomader
A Review of a Research in Autonomous Vehicles with Embedded Systems kır savaş, burcu*; Akdeniz, Fulya; Becerikli, Yaşar; Atay, Mert; Vural, Şule

Virtual Session 15: Algorithms and models 2
Chair: Pr. Lotfi EL ACHAAK
Time Paper Title Speakers
09h00 The accuracy analysis and usability of low-cost RTK portable kit on surveying aims Ozulu, İbrahim Murat*; Dilmaç, Hasan; İlçi, Veli
Wildfire Detection from Sentinel Imagery using Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) Sohaib K.M. Abujayyab*, Ismail. R. Karas, Javad Hashempour, Emircan E., Orçun K. , Ahmet G.
Water Amount Prediction for Smart Irrigation Based on Machine Learning Techniques Hamed Laouz, Soheyb Ayad, Labib Sadek Terrissa, M'hamed MANCER
Unleashing the Potential of Graph Database in Smart Asset Management: Enhancing Predictive Maintenance in Industry 4.0 Hairuddin, Farah Ilyana*; Azri, Nor Suhaibah; Ujang, Uznir
Advancing Crop Recommendation Systems Through Ensemble Learning Techniques MANCER, M'hamed*; TERRISSA, Labib Sadek ; AYAD, Soheyb; Laouz, Hamed; ZERHOUNI, NOUREDDINE
A Comparative Analysis of Memory-based and Modelbased Collaborative Filtering on Recommender System Implementation Karim Seridi, Abdessamad El Rharras

Important Dates:

Submission Extended Deadline:

June 25, 2023

Author Registration :

August 04, 2023

Previous Proceedings

Keynote Speaker

The Keynote Speaker list will be updated as soon as possible

Prof. Dr. Isam Shahrour

Lille University, France

Prof. Dr. Jason Underwood

University of Salford, UK

Prof. Dr. Filip Biljecki

National University of Singapore

Dr. Ihab Hijazi

An-Najah National University And Technical University of Munich

Prof. Dr. Ismail Rakip Karas

Karabuk University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Mohammed BOUHORMA

UAE University, Morocco


The conference covers, but is not limited to, the following topics of interest:


  • 3D City Modeling and Visualization
  • Location Based Services
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • GeoInformation for Mobile
  • Collective Sensing and Geo-spatial Big Data
  • Laser Scanning
  • Processing of Spatial Imagery
  • Geo AI
  • Urban Informatics
  • Geospatial Cloud Computing
  • Wireless and Mobile GIS

Digital Twins of Construction and Infrastructure

  • Acquisition, integration and structuring data during the life cycle of works and updating of tis DT
  • Digital continuity applied to digital twins: interoperability of models and data
  • The architecture of digital twins: link between the physical work and the digital twins
  • Pairing with artificial intelligence and simulation technologies for decision making
  • The contribution of digital twins to the ecological and energy transition
  • The governance of digital twins: data protection and cyber security
  • City energy simulation


  • Smart Electrical and Electronic devices
  • Automation Systems
  • Renewable Energy
  • Embedded Technologies
  • Lightings Technologies
  • Robotics
  • Intelligent building assessment
  • Green And Intelligent Construction
  • Smart architecture and urban planners
  • Sustainable building design
  • Smart Grid


  • Natural Disasters Monitoring
  • Damage Mapping
  • Smart Agriculture
  • Hazard Mapping
  • Climate Monitoring
  • Smart Water Management
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Smart & Sustainable Environments
  • Smart Waste Management
  • Disasters Early Warning System


  • Smart learning: Concepts and strategies
  • Smart learning environments
  • E-learning, smart E-learning
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  • Smart Mobile Learning
  • Cloud learning
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Digital Art
  • Serious Games


  • Big-data and Data Mining
  • Cloud Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Image, Video and Speech Processing
  • HPC & Parallel Computing
  • Collaborative & Complex Networks
  • Internet of Things IoT
  • Wearable Technologies and Wireless Sensor Networks


  • Big Data & Data Analysis for e-Health
  • Smart systems for medical monitoring
  • Medical Image analysis and processing
  • E-Health Architectures
  • Wearable devices for E-health
  • Wireless Body Area Networks
  • Mobile and Telemedecine Applications
  • Cloud infrastructures for E-health
  • Usability and Ubiquity in E-Health
  • Security in E-Health

Paper Submission

Manuscripts must follow the Springer template guidelines, including figures, tables, and references. The paper must be prepared by using the template in MS Word or LaTeX as PDF files through CMT System below. The length of papers should not exceed 10 pages.

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material (max. 15% from all sources + max. 5% from one source), ithenticate tool will be used to detect plagiarism.
Each paper will be reviewed by two/three regular PC members in two rounds of review.
The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretical impact, and presentation.
Authors of high quality papers will be invited to submit an extended version (60%) of their work for potential publication in a special issue/section of an international journal.

(For the Turkish Participants: Konferansımız 2022 Akademik Teşvik Yönetmeliği ve Doçentlik Kriterlerine Uygundur. Ayrıntılar için tıklayınız.)

The direct link for paper submission is:



The registration fees includes: Coffee breaks and Paper indexing

Face2Face Participants

200 € Euro


100 € Euro


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