Keynote 1 : Bio-inspired Approaches for Engineering Adaptive Systems

Prof. Mohamed Bakhouya,
International University of Rabat, Morocco


Adaptive systems are composed of different heterogeneous parts or entities that interact and perform actions favouring the emergence of global desired behavior. In this type of systems entities might join or leave without disturbing the collective, and the system should self-organize and continue performing its goal. Furthermore, entities must self-evolve and self-improve by learning from their interactions with the environment. However, the main challenge for engineering these systems is to design and develop distributed and adaptive algorithms that allow entities to select the required strategy/action according to the current state of the system and environment’s changes. In this talk, existing work related to the development of adaptive systems and approaches will be presented. We will also highlight how features from natural and biological systems could be exploited for engineering adaptive approaches.

About the Speaker:

Prof. Bakhouya Mohamed

Mohamed BAKHOUYA is an associate professor at International University of Rabat. He obtained his HDR from UHA-France in 2013 and his PhD from UTBM-France in 2005. He has more than five years experiences in participating and working in sponsored ICT projects. He was PI of a starting grant at Aalto University-Finland (2011-2013), Co-PI (UTBM side) of two European projects ASSET (Advanced Safety and Driver Support in Efficient Road Transport, FP7-SST, 2008-2011, and TELEFOT (Field Operational Tests of Aftermarket and Nomadic Devises in Vehicles, FP7-ICT, 2008-2012. He spent two years as a research scientist in US at George Washington University, HPC laboratory participating and working in sponsored projects, mainly UPC (Unified Parallel C) and NSF Center of High-performance and REConfigurable Computing. He is also a member (UTBM side) of EU EACEA Erasmus Mundus project TARGET I/II (Transfer of Appropriate Requirements for Global Education and Technology), 2011-2015. He is currently a PI of CASANET project (CNRST, 2015-2017) and Co-PI of SELFSERV project funded by the South Initiatives programme (VLIR-UOS, 2016-2018). He was a reviewer of research project for Agence Nationale de la Recherche, (France, 2011), Ministero dell' Istruzione, dell' Università e della Ricerca (Italy, 2012), and currently for European Commission-FP7 (2013-2015). He is EiC of IJARAS journal and also serves as a guest editor of a number of international journals, ACM Trans. on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, Product Development Journal, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, FGCS, and MICRO. His research interests include various aspects on the design, validation, and implementation of distributed and adaptive systems, architectures, and protocols. He is member of IEEE and ACM.

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