Established in 1997, FSJEGJ is the largest university institution in the North-West of Tunisia in terms of student population, number of academic staffs, courses and scientific publications.
At the FSJEGJ , more than 250 professors provide education to 4000 students in four disciplines ; Management Sciences, Economics, Law and Computer Sciences at bachelor and master degrees.
The FSJEGJ has its own research laboratory, Laboratoire de recherche en Valorisation du Patrimoine National et Culturel (V.P.N.C). Researchers focus in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Marketing, Governance, Economic Development and Computer Sciences.
The FSJEGJ, through its Career Center (4C-FSJEGJ), has established many partnerships with the socio-economic environment in the region to enhance the employability of students and to adjust the courses to the needs of the labour market.
Currently an IT Technician at the National School of Engineers of Gafsa
Boutheina Ben Saad is currently an IT Technician at the National School of Engineers of Gafsa (ENIGA). In 2004, she got her Diploma on Computer Networking and Internet. In 2005, she got a Diploma on Business and management.
Assistant Professor at the National School of Engineers of Gafsa
Ms. Garraoui is an Assistant Professor at the National School of Engineers of Gafsa(ENIGA) and Head of the Department of Electro-mechanical engineering (ENIGA) at the National School of Engineers of Gafsa
She received her PHD in electric System Engineering. Her research activity is focused on renewable energy.
She is a member of PEESE-Lab in Gabes.
the Director of Academic Affairs and Scientific Partnership at the University of Gafsa
Mrs. Najeh Aloui is the Director of Academic Affairs and Scientific Partnership at the University of Gafsa since 2013 to present. 2008-2013: Assistant director of pedagogical affairs and university life at the University of Gafsa.
2008-2013: Assistant director of pedagogical affairs and university life at the University of Gafsa.
2006-2008: Head of student affairs department at the University of Gafsa
2003-2006: Project manager “BIRUNI” university libraries resources at the Faculty of Sciences of Sfax.
2000: Diploma of specialized higher studies in management of the higher Institute of Tunis University Libraries documentation.
He is Associate professor at National School of Engineers of Gafsa (ENIGa). He was between February 2018 and August 2019 head of the department Electro-mechanical engineering at the ENIGa. He has studied at the Leibniz University of Hannover. He got there also his PhD (Title of the doctoral thesis: “Numerical and experimental investigations of the strain-adaptive bone remodeling in the periprosthetic canine femur”) and his habilitation (Title of the habilitation thesis: “Importance of material and friction modeling in the numerical simulation based on the FEM “) in mechanical engineering.
Mr. Anas Bouguecha is an expert in
He has more the 100 peer-reviewed papers in Scientifics journals.
Bouguecha, A.; Behrens, B.-A.: Magnesium Powder Compacting. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Mrs. Hamdi is an Assistant Professor at the National School of Engineers of Gafsa (ENIGA). She received her PHD in Computing System Engineering. Her research activity is focused on Artificial Intelligence, Swarm Intelligence, Data Clustering and Data Analysis, Ant Clustering Algorithms, Fractals and Chaos Theory.
She is a member of REGIM-Lab (Research Groups in Intelligent Machines). Since 2017, she has been a Microsoft Administrator (MSIA) at the university of Gafsa. Since 2019, she is also the current Director of the Careers and Skills Certification Center of the National School of Engineers of Gafsa (ENIGA).
Director of the National School of Engineers of Gafsa
Mr. Maher Raddaoui is currently the Director of the National School of Engineers of Gafsa(ENIGA). He has a PhD in Physics from the University Aix-Marseille II, France. He is a central Engineer in Energy, Expert in Energy Efficiency, Trainer of new teachers, Trainer of managers of the Phosphate Company of Gafsa and the Tunisian Chemical Group. Among his many works: Thesis supervision on the application of solar and wind energy for the optimization of the operation of certain processes of the Tunisian chemical group, Thesis supervision on the optimization of fuel cells, supervision of thesis on the optimization of heat exchangers alternated.
Raddaoui, “Correlations between wings height and mean velocities in the Von Karman turbulent flow”, Journal of Thermal Science, 2019
ENIT, the leader of engineering schools in Tunisia with a fifty years’ experience, is part of the University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia’s first ranked university (SHANGAI rankings and URAP). It is at the crossroads of major industrial areas of Tunis, 10 minutes from Tunis-Carthage airport and less than 2 hours from many European universities.
ENIT delivers 9 diplomas awarded the European accreditation EUR-ACE®Master in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Modelling for Industry and Services, Advanced Techniques and Telecommunications. Admission takes place through national exams after 2 years of preparatory classes, or on the basis of academic records for holders of a bachelor’s degree. ENIT has a national top position with 43% of female students in 2018. It is open to international students and aims to increase the number of those from Africa. It has ten double degree agreements with renowned French institutions (École Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées, École des Ponts ParisTech, Télécom ParisTech, etc.)
ENIT offers eight PhD and ten Master degrees. It has 12 research laboratories and 5 researsh units involved in national and international research projects (H2020, ERANETMED, etc.) in strong link with companies and addressing Sustainable development, Energy, Materials, ICT, etc. A technical multidisciplinary template supports these activities: renewable energy production pilots (10kWc), an industrial integrated production center with a flexible robotised assembly unit, analysis and advanced trial service units.
To date, ENIT comprises 200 faculty members, 156 technical/administrative/support staff, about 1000 undergraduate students and 800 postgraduate/PhD students.
Rue Béchir Salem BelkhiriaCampus universitaire, BP 37, 1002, Le Bélvédère,1002 Tunis
CentraleSupélec is a French institution of higher education and research in Engineering and Systems Sciences, future Graduate School of Université Paris-Saclay.
The institution delivers the CentraleSupélec engineering graduate degree, masters and PhDs. CentraleSupélec embraces 17 research departments or teams offering a very large scientific spectrum covering all Engineering and Systems Sciences. Its research aims to contribute to major technological and societal challenges through the progress of knowledge and its impact.
7 keys issues are directly adressed: Health and Bio-Engineering, Energy, Communication systems, Environment and risks, Aeronautics and Transportation, Nano-Science, Business Systems. Amongst nearly 400 researchers, 300 also teach the students, and in so doing delivering the best of their knowledge and expertise.
Avenue de la BoutaieC.S 47601F-35576 Cesson-Sévigné Cedex
ENIGA is the graduate school of engineering of the University of Gafsa which wascreated in September 2014.
ENIGA welcomes students after the end of their secondary education in the preengineering degree preparatory course in partnership with the faculty of science andtechnology. After two years, students may choose to continue their studies in one ofthe three engineering specialties offers by ENIGA according to their academicresults. ENIGA hosts about two hundred students in the following engineeringspecialties:
Energy Engineering and Environmental Technologies
Chemical, industrial and mining engineering
The ENIGA has some very important collaborations with the social-economicenvironment such as the Gafsa Phosphate Industrial Company and the TunisianChemical Group by training of the middle managers and chief operating officers inthe fields of Electromechanical, Energy and Chemical engineering.
Open to the world, the ENIGA has large international collaborations such us the onewith South Korea in the area of Renewable Energy.
École nationale d’ingénieurs de GafsaTunisie
General secretary of the Higher Institute of Industrial Management of Sfax
Jamel Kolsi is the general secretary of the Higher Institute of Industrial Management of Sfax. He has a diploma in Management Information Technology, Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax since 1989. He obtained a Master of research in Computer Science and Information Systems and New Technologies in 2004. His main skills are : Information systems analysis, Application development, Programming, Accounting and public finance, Public procurement, Administrative law, Public management, Management by objectives, University evaluation, Quality of public services, Project management, Logical framework.
He is member of an advisory committee at the Ministry of Higher Education for Research, responsible for authorizing the exercise of intermediation services.
He is Co-Founder and Secretary General of the Management Information Association, Scientific Association. He is also member of the Association of Cultural Animation and Leisure of Administrative Managers of the University of Sfax.
Responsible of the analysis and technical assistance of educational data at ISGIS
Dalel Néji is responsible of the analysis and technical assistance of educational data at ISGIS. She has the diploma of advanced Technological Studies, Specialty: Management Information Technology.
She obtained the Research Master in Transport Sciences and Logistics at the University of Sfax. She participated in different conferences and training sessions on setting up Erasmus + projects. She completed an internship in administrative staff mobility within the international cooperation services at the “PARIS 8” university at France.
Institute and contact coordinator of the Erasmus + exchange program
Coordinator of the Erasmus + bilateral project “University of Sfax – University of Paris 8”
Administrative member of the PAQ-4C ISGIS project, 2019-2021, PROMESSE.
Member of the Erasmus + TUNED project (2016-2019).
Responsible for organizing events and forums (scientific, cultural)
For 160 years, the Politecnico di Torino has been one of the most prestigious public institutions at both the International and the Italian levels concerning education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering.
The Politecnico di Torino was founded in 1859 as Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri (Technical School for Engineers), and it became Regio Politecnico di Torino in 1906. A long history, which bore out the University as a reference point for education and research in Italy and in Europe, a Research University of international level which attracts students from more than 100 countries and which activates about 800 collaborations per year with industries, public institutions and local organizations.
Excellent results in education and research fields, positive judgments from students, education processes of quality and the ability in winning national and European grants brought the Politecnico di Torino to an excellent place in the assessment drawn up by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR): since 2010, when the MIUR began to award the public funding of the Fondo di Finanziamento Ordinario according to a table on Universities performances, the Politecnico has always been the first University in Italy. A positioning proved by the good results of the University at the European level.
At Politecnico di Torino 900 Professors and Researchers carry out research and provide education to 35.000 students, of which 5.000 international from more than 100 countries, on a wide catalogue of degree courses including 30 MSc and 16 PhD courses. 23 educational paths are taught completely in English. Its international education network features 1.000 agreements with EU and non-EU universities and international campuses in China and Uzbekistan. POLITO’s experience in European projects is in research as well as international mobility and cooperation in programmes such as Horizon 2020, FP6-7, Erasmus+, LLP, Erasmus Mundus, TEMPUS, EuropeAid.
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 2410129 Torino, ITALY
Full professor and the director of the Higher Institute of industrial management of Sfax (ISGIS)
Pr Ahmed Frikha is a full professor and the director of the Higher Institute of industrial management of Sfax (ISGIS) since 2014. He obtained his PhD in management sciences in 2002 from the University of Tunis and his HdR in Quantitative Methods in 2013 from the University of Sfax.
He occupied various administrative positions. He was appointed as a department head (2005-2008). He was also nominated as a deputy director (2008-2011 and 2011-2014).
During this period, he worked as coordinator of research and professional masters. He was a member of the scientific council of the institute since 2005 as well as of the Numerical Research Center in the Techno park of Sfax.
Furthermore, he is the founder of different training programs of licenses and masters.
He was designated as the manager of the quality committee of the institute. He was a member of many research projects (CMCU, CNRS and so forth). He participated also as an organization member and scientific committee member of many national and international conferences. In addition, he served as a reviewer for several referred conferences and journals in his specialization fields.
Over more than 20 years of teaching experience, he taught several courses. His teaching activities are focused on operational research, mathematical programming, decision theory, information theory, manufacturer systems, production management and project management.
As a member of the research Lab, Optimization-Logistics-Decisional Informatics (OLID), his main research interests are multi-criteria decision aid, logistics and optimization, mathematical programming, artificial intelligence and so on. He has published many papers in international journals and several communications.
M.A., Elleuch, A., Frikha. (2020). Optimising multi-objective facility location/allocation using the fuzzy group decision making. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2020, vol. 36, issue 2, 224-250.
M.A., Elleuch, A., Frikha. (2019). A hybrid approach for water resources management in Tunisia. International Journal of Water. Vol 13, No 1, pp 80-99.
M. A., Elleuch, M., Anane, J., Euchi and A., Frikha. (2019). Hybrid fuzzy multi-criteria decision making to solve the irrigation water allocation problem in the Tunisian case. Agricultural Systems, 2019, vol. 176, issue C.
M.A., Elleuch, A., Frikha. (2018). Combining the PROMETHEE method and mathematical programming for multi-objective facility location problem. International Journal of Multi-criteria Decision Making. Vol 7, No 3-4, pp 195-216.
S., Elkosantini,A., Frikha(2015). Decision fusion for signalized intersection control using belief functions.Kybernetes, Vol 44, No 1, pp 57-76.
The Higher Institute of Industrial Management of Sfax (ISGIS) is one of the institutions of the University of Sfax, that was created on 2002. ISGIS is one of the few institutions in the region offering atypical courses positioned at the cutting edge of technology and management. Indeed, ISGIS offers solid training in engineering sciences, combined with operational tools in the field of process management and industrial systems. ISGIS has 85 permanent teachers and 1200 students.
The courses at ISGIS are provided by two departments (Industrial Management Department and Quality Management Department) in permanent coordination with the institute director, the studies department and the training department. The institute has also a career center 4C which mission is to combine career development and certification services to foster employability and increase job skills of students and recent graduates. ISGIS has also one research laboratory OLID (Optimization, Logistic and Business Intelligence) with 100 researchers that aims to promote theoretical developments and applications in Logistics.
The University of Sfax (US) was founded in 1986 as a step towards decentralizing higher education in Tunisia. US has lived since its creation a change in the number of students, the number of teachers and quality education in these institutions. It’s living today a new era of development and restructuring. US includes 19 institutions with 32985 students, 4000 academic staff and 1500 administrative staff. It includes 56 research labs, 53 research units and 5 doctorate schools.
According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, the Best Tunisian University, the 958th University in the world, the 16th University in Africa and the 27th University in the Arab Region.
According to Academic Ranking of World Universities (SHANGHAI ranking) issued on August 2018, The University of Sfax is The 2nd Best Tunisian University, the 892nd University in the world and the 14th University in Africa.
Tunis Road km 10.5 – Technopolis of Sfax3021 – BP 1164 – Sfax Tunisia
Politecnico di Milano since 1863 – A world class university for Architecture, Design and Engineering. The Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical Universities in Europe. Founded in 1863, in many disciplines, it is regarded as a leading research institution worldwide.
The Politecnico di Milano continues climbing the QS World University Rankings, reaching the 137th place in the 2021 edition. Among Engineering and Technical universities, currently it’s ranked 20th worldwide and 7th in Europe.
The university has three main campuses located in Milan, the economic capital of Italy, the heart of fashion and design industries, and five more premises around the Lombardy region. Many important scientists and architects studied and taught here, among them Achille Castiglioni, Gió Ponti, Renzo Piano and Aldo Rossi, both Pritzker Prize in 1990 and 1998 respectively, and Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963.
The Politecnico di Milano offers innovative programs at all levels within its schools of Engineering, Architecture and Design. Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, almost all programs at the master level are taught entirely in English, attracting an ever-increasing number of talented foreign students, forming a wide community from more than 100 countries.
Teaching is increasingly related to research, a key commitment that enables to achieve results of high international standards, while creating connections with the business world. Strategic research is carried out mainly in the fields of energy, transport, planning, management, design, mathematics and natural and applied sciences, ICT, built environment, cultural heritage, with more than 130 laboratories, among which a Wind Tunnel, a Crash Test center, PoliFAB and PoliFactory.
The School of Management creates and shares knowledge at the intersection between engineering, management and economics. Among its facilities, the Industry 4.0 lab bridges interdisciplinary research between industrial, mechanical, automation and electronic engineers.
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
20133 Milano MI, Italie
The Global Observatory emerges from OBREAL which was created as a network in order to implement a cooperation project of the European Commission (DG RELEX y EuropeAid). At that moment, the Commission pointed out in its call that the relationship between the European Union and Latin America had become closer as a result of bi-regional summits, existing association agreements (i.e. México and Chile) and association agreement negotiations. Therefore, more and more advices were required for decision-making in the area of bi-regional relationships.
OBREAL was born in this context, with the aim of contributing to the creation of a network of institutions and organizationsfrom both regions which had no coordination mechanisms and/or limited visibility. As a result, OBREAL was set up by 23 academic institutions, research centres in Europe and Latin America, and their own networks.
Between 2004 and 2016, OBREAL’s research was organized in five thematic areas:
Since 2017, the Global Observatory re-defined its former thematic areas and has extended its outreach from Europe to Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, connecting important actors in diverse sectors in collaborative projects for development. In this new context, and keeping its main goals, the Global Observatory concentrated its actions in project managing, incorporating new members and supporting institutions in the network.
In Africa and Arab Countries, the Global Observatory works to promote research collaboration and capacity building among universities.
It addresses university leadership from both regions, but also heads of doctoral schools, individual scholars and project leaders involved in bi-regional research collaboration in energy, water and sustainability, from sciences, engineering and social sciences, and last but not least, policy makers and representatives from enterprise and innovative industries related to the issues.
Global Observatory’s strategy is to open a sustainable process of dialogue and mutual understanding, to exchange knowledge and to increase cooperation between African, Arab and European Universities and other stakeholders in these regions.
Sant Pau – Recinte Modernista.
BIPP HUB. Central Pavilion.
Carrer Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167 – 08025 Barcelona SPAIN
Ph.D Assistant Professor of Marketing & Management, Consultant
Accomplished professor and marketing professional, with the skills, passion and professionalism needed to support business and consumer market programs. Strong communication, mentoring, and problem solving skills.
Areas of Expertise
Market Research (qualitative & quantitative)
Consumer Behaviour and Trends
Business to Business Marketing
Management of Innovation
Politecnico di Torino
Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the Department of Management and Production Engineering
of Politecnico di Torino
Alessandro Salmi is Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the Department of Management and Production Engineering of Politecnico di Torino where he teaches the courses of Additive Manufacturing Systems and Materials, Integrated Manufacturing Systems and Numerical Methods for Process Design in the MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering. He has published more than 45 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and one book. He has been working in different projects at European and national level. His research interests are currently focused on Additive Manufacturing processes and design optimization, high speed machining (HSM), and FE process simulation. He was one of the authors who won the Best Young Scientist Award at the 4th International Conference on Additive Technologies (iCAT) in 2012. He is a research member at the Integrated Additive Manufacturing Interdepartmental Center at Politecnico di Torino (IAM@PoliTo).
Saboori, A., Piscopo, G., Lai, M., Salmi, A., Biamino, S. (2020) An investigation on the effect of deposition pattern on the microstructure, mechanical properties and residual stress of 316L produced by Directed Energy Deposition. Materials Science and Engineering A, 780, 139179
Salmi, A., Atzeni, E. (2020) Residual stress analysis of thin AlSi10Mg parts produced by Laser Powder Bed Fusion. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 15:1, 49-61
Piscopo, G., Atzeni, E., Salmi, A. (2019) A hybrid modeling of the physics-driven evolution of material addition and track generation in laser powder directed energy deposition. Materials, 12:7, 2819
Galati, M., Iuliano, L., Salmi, A., Atzeni, E. (2017) Modelling energy source and powder properties for the development of a thermal FE model of the EBM additive manufacturing process. Additive Manufacturing, 14, 49-59
Atzeni, E., Salmi, A. (2015) Study on unsupported overhangs of AlSi10Mg parts processed by Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 20, 500-506
Eleonora Atzeni is an Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the Department of Management and Production Engineering of Politecnico di Torino. She teaches courses in the BSc and MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering, as well as at the MSc Programme in Industrial Production and Technological Innovation. She also teaches PhD and Specializing Master courses. Her main research topic is related to Additive Manufacturing technologies, and she has been working in different projects on this theme, at European and national level. She is a research member at the Integrated Additive Manufacturing Interdepartmental Center at Politecnico di Torino (IAM@PoliTo).
Salmi, A., Atzeni, E. (2020) Residual stress analysis of thin AlSi10Mg parts produced by Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 15:1, 49-61
Barros, R., Silva, F.J.G., Gouveia, R.M., Saboori, A., Marchese, G., Biamino, S., Salmi, A., Atzeni, E. (2019) Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Inconel 718: Residual Stress Analysis Before and After Heat Treatment. Metals, 9, 1290
Piscopo, G., Salmi, A., Atzeni, E. (2019) On the quality of unsupported overhangs produced by laser powder bed fusion, International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 14(2), 198-216
Salmi, A., Calignano, F., Galati, M., Atzeni, E. (2018) An integrated design methodology for components produced by laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) process, Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 13:3, 191-202
Salmi, A., Atzeni, E. (2017) History of residual stresses during the production phases of AlSi10Mg parts processed by powder bed additive manufacturing technology, Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 12:2, 153-160
She received the master degree in ”Electronic Systems and Communication Networks” from the Polytechnic School of Tunis in 2009 and the PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manouba, Tunisia in 2015.
From 2010 to 2015, she worked on the data’ analysis and evaluation methodology for the engineering of learning scenario in the context of the pervasive, adaptive and context-aware learning. The latter aims at improving the capabilities of pedagogical designers and teachers to evaluate their designed learning scenarios.
Since 2016, She has been an associate researcher in RIADI Laboratory (National School of Computer Science, Manouba, Tunisia). Her research activity is focused on data analysis, statistics and business intelligence applied to the education area.
Dr. BenSassi is the author of a book chapters and over 7 communications to national and international scientific conferences.
Assistant professor and Head of Department of Management Sciences
PhD in Management Sciences from University of Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III in France and HDR from University of Jendouba.
She is assistant professor at FSJEGJ. She serves currently as head of the Department of Management Sciences. Her research activities concern R&D, innovation management, entrepreneurship, microfinance and corporate governance.
She authored many papers published on international journals: International Journal of Business, Bankers Markets and Investors, Gestion 2000 and Revue des Sciences de Gestion.
OTHMANI H., (2017), « Impact des administrateurs femmes et institutionnels sur la performance financière des banques tunisiennes ». Gestion 2000, 34, 1- 2, pp.47-70.
H. Othmani, S. Gharbi, J-M Sahut, 2014 “Can institutional investors’ typology influence firms’ risk”, Gestion 2000, Vol.31, N°2, p.199-222. .
H. Othmani, S. Gharbi, J-M Sahut, and J. Redis, 2013 “Reporting social et microfinance”, Gestion 2000, Vol.30, N°6, p.61-78.
Sub-Director of Scientific Research and International Cooperation
-Sub-Director of Scientific Research and International Cooperation at the University of Jendouba.
-Director of Career Center and Competency Certification (4C).
-Chief Engineer, Statistics and Information Analysis
-PAQ / PRICE project manager “Certification of skills for better employability of young graduates from northwestern Tunisia”.
-Researcher member in the Erasmus + TUNED project (2016-2019).
-Administrative member in the Erasmus + SAGESSE project (2017-2020).
-Administrative member in the Erasmus + SPAAT4FOOD project (2018-2021).
-Researcher member in the Tempus ISLAH project (2013-2015).
-Administrative member in the Tempus SEMSEM project (2014-2016).
-EFE consultant in job search techniques, FJIJ trainer “Finding a Job Is a Job”.
-Coach TAMHEED in professional reorientation.
-E-learning trainer ACCENTURE of soft skills.
-ECO-C trainer in relational and interpersonal communication techniques.
Assistant professor and vice dean of the FSJEGJ
PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tunis El-Manar (Tunisia) and Arttois University (France), in 2010.
He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science in the FSJEGJ.
He is working on semantic Web, knowledge representation, ontologies and data analysis.
M. Kachroudi, S. Zghal & S. Ben Yahia. Bridging the multilingualism gap in ontology alignment. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO), 9(3), 252-262, 2014
M. Kachroudi, S. Zghal & S. Ben Yahia. OntoPart : At the Cross-Roads of Ontology Partitioning and Scalable Ontology Alignment Systems. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO) : Special Issue on Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies for Web Intelligence, 8(3), 215-225, 2013. 3 2.
M. Kachroudi, S. Zghal & S. Ben Yahia. Using Linguistic Resource for Cross-Lingual Ontology Alignment, International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT (iJES), 1(1), 21-27, August 2013
Assistant Professor and Director of the Career Center
PhD in Management Sciences from University of Poitiers in France.
He is assistant professor at FSJEGJ and the director of the Career and Competency Certification Center (4C-FSJEGJ).
He has served as head of the Department of Management Sciences. His research activities concern R&D, innovation management, entrepreneurship, microfinance, corporate governance and stock markets. He co-authored many papers published on international journals: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Management and Governance, Bankers Markets and Investors and Gestion 2000.
S. Gharbi, M. Milli, F. Teulon, “Business ethics, company value and ownership structure”, Journal of Management and Governance, 2019, 23, p.973-987.
S. Gharbi, J-M Sahut, M. Milli, “Identifying factors key to encouraging entrepreneurial intentions among seniors”, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 2015, 32, p.252-264.
S. Gharbi, J-M Sahut, F. Teulon, “R&D investments and high-tech firms’ stock return volatility”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2014, 88, p.306-312.
H. Othmani, S. Gharbi, J-M Sahut, 2014 “Can institutional investors’ typology influence firms’ risk”, Gestion 2000, Vol.31, N°2, p.199-222.
Full Professor and dean of the FSJEGJ
Full Professor and Dean of the Faculty of the Legal sciences Economics and Management of Jendouba.
She is also a researcher and research director supervising about twenty theses on the topics of corporate finance and market finance as well as behavioral finance.
A. Mselmi, B. Regaieg, 2017, Banking Institutions Governance and Stock Market and Financial Performance, International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 2017, 7(3), 752-759.
B. Regaieg, R. Ayari, 2018, Impact of governance mechanisms on value creation and corporate productivity: Evidence from Tunisian context, International Journal of Economics and Finance, vol 10 (3). 215-226.
A. Bouteska, B. Regaieg, 2018, Loss aversion, overconfidence of investors and their impact on market performance evidence from the US stock markets, Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science
A. Bouteska, B. Regaieg, 2017, Earnings announcement effect on the Tunisian stock market, Cogent Business & Management (2017), 4.
A. Mselmi, B. Regaieg, 2018, Corporate Governance and Systemic Risk of Tunisian Banks, the international journal of corporate Governance
Assistant professor in industrial engineering and director of the career center at the Higher Institute of Industrial Management of Sfax ISGIS
Hamdi Kessentini is an assistant professor in industrial engineering and director of the career center at the Higher Institute of Industrial Management of Sfax ISGIS.
He is PhD Engineer researcher at École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis ENIT with 15 years of experience in the field of numerical simulation of heat transfer and fluid dynamics in solar thermal systems.
He is graduated in 2004 in Industrial Engineering and then got a Master degree in 2006 on Management of Industrial Systems from Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieur de Tunis (ENIT) and Master degree in 2010 on thermal Energy Engineering, foundations, applications, simulations from Politechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, Spain). Got the PhD in thermal engineering in 2014 from UPC and worked as PhD researcher in the Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center (www.cttc.upc.edu) in several financed projects on solar thermal systems for low, medium and high temperatures.
He is the project holder of the project PAQ-4C ISGIS, 2019-2020, PROMESSE. He was coordinator of the project between ISGIS and IMW Franhaufer center, 2018. He was also the project holder of the bilateral PCI AECID project ENIT-Tunisia and UPC-Spain 2010.
S Ferchichi, H Kessentini, S Morales-Ruiz, J Rigola, C Bouden, A Oliva. Thermal and fluid dynamic analysis of Direct Steam Generation Parabolic Trough Collectors. Journal: Energy Conversion and Management 196, 2019, 467-483
Hamdi Kessentini*, Chiheb Bouden. Numerical Simulation, Design, and Construction of a Double Glazed Compound Parabolic Concentrators-Type Integrated Collector Storage Water Heater. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 138(1), February 2016, 014501.
Hamdi Kessentini*, Jesus Castro, Roser Capdevila, Assensi Oliva, Chiheb Bouden. Analysis of the heat losses by means of a 3D numerical simulation of combined conduction and radiation in Tranparent Insulation Material. Solar Energy Journal, Volume 105, 2014, 58-70.
Hamdi Kessentini*, Jesus Castro, Roser Capdevila, Assensi Oliva. Development of flat plate solar collector with plastic transparent insulation and low-cost overheating protection system.
Authors. Applied Energy Journal, Volume 133, 2014, 206-223.
Hamdi Kessentini*, Chiheb Bouden. Numerical and experimental study of an integrated solar collector with CPC reflectors. Renewable Energy Journal 57 (2013) 577-586.
Politecnico di Milano
Is a Post-Doc researcher at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering.
He completed his PhD at Politecnico di Milano in 2020, having previously obtained master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and Political Science from New Mexico State University (USA).
Brendan served as a visiting researcher at the University of Arizona in Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, where he worked on cost modelling and the development of systems thinking skills and competencies for project management.
His research includes work in changeable system architectures and the development of cross-disciplinary intelligent systems for control and decision support.
He previously worked on the development of novel maritime vessels under the project LINCOLN, a European funded research project to increase the competitiveness of EU shipbuilding. He currently works on EU projects BRIEFING and NePRev contributing in the areas of digitalization through trainings and outreach.
Post-Doc Researcher in the Manufacturing Group of the Politecnico di Milano
Is a Post-Doc Researcher in the Manufacturing Group of the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering.
She carries out her research activities at the Industry 4.0 Laboratory, focusing on data modelling for the shop floor, on advanced simulation and scheduling of production and on the new digital technologies for manufacturing.
She has been and is still involved in European, regional and industrial research projects, such as L4MS, Africa Innovation Leaders, Lighthouse plant, MAYA, AI2APPS, MSEE, AD-COM, Reckon, RFI and Forgital projects.
She has been and still is also teaching assistant to Industrial Plant Management, Management of logistics and production systems, Industrial Technologies and Asset Lifecycle Management. By now
she is co-author of 10 papers in International Journals, 19 papers presented at international conferences and 4 international book chapters.
Project manager of Erasmus
Mariana Szefner is a project manager of Erasmus + Projects at the University of Barcelona.
BA in Political Science and Public Administration Management, has over fifteen years of experience in online education, networking and international projects, especially with Latin America and North Africa.
Coordinator of the Master in International Trade Negotiations at the University of Barcelona and the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, also participated in the management of the Master in International and Economic Law and Policy (IELPO LL.M.) of the Universitat de Barcelona.
Engineer and Technical Advisor
at OBREAL-Global Observatory
Mr. Jaume Fortuny is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and he has a MBA in Innovation from the University of Barcelona (UB). He also has postgraduate academic studies in IoT & BigData applied to Industry 4.0, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
He is member of the advisory board of the Catalan Association of ICT Professionals APTICC and he is also member of the roster of experts of the International Telecommunications Union ITU.
In his professional life he has hold different C-positions in the areas of media&broadcasting, telecoms, education and services.
As CIO he has led reference projects as the deployment of educational systems (distance learning systems), the establishment of systems for updating skills (virtual environments for learning-by-doing), the development of complex cloud infrastructures or the implementation of cybersecurity systems.
He has participated in several Erasmus+ projects (FEFE, NQF-J, ENBRAIN, MIELES, EQUAM-BI) as well as in other European Union projects (HAQAA, SPHERE, EULAC-FOCUS)
Mrs. Bogurina holds a Political Science and Public Administration Degree from the University of Barcelona (Hons) and an LL.M. in International Economic Law and Policy from the same University.
After finalizing her IELPO LL.M, she got an internship at the University of Barcelona’s International Chair WTO/Regional Integration, followed by a research contract beginning in March 2014.
Mrs. Bogurina gained practical expertise in WTO Law (trade remedies with special focus on anti-dumping procedures) and in the Eurasian Integration process after a two-month internship at the Eurasian Economic Commission.
After returning to the University of Barcelona, Mrs. Bogurina became part of the IELPO LL.M. Coordination team and a project manager of EU-funded projects with focus on Eastern Europe and Western Balkans.
Ms. Bogurina participated in several Conferences and Round Tables on Bologna reforms in Higher Education Institutions (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine) in the framework of European Union capacity building projects (SPHERE Project, MIMI, EQUAM) intended to promote Bologna reforms in HEIs in former Tempus countries, including the countries of the former Soviet Union space.
She is fluent in Russian/Bielorrusian, English, Spanish and Catalan.
Agustina Calabrese is a Financial and Project Manager of international projects at OBREAL GLOBAL OBSERVATORY.
She oversees numerous EU funded projects and technical assistances.
Agustina is a sociologist, with research experience in the fields of Public Administration. Her main responsibilities have included EU-MED Higher Education Policy analysis, Data Analysis and general project financial control.
She has previous experience with working with Mediterranean universities and associations in the context of the projects LINKING MED GULF, JISER MED, EQUAM and MIMI where she has supervised the project budget and expenditure
Mr. Nicolas Patrici is a Political Scientist and the Programs Manager at OBREAL GLOBAL OBSERVATORY. He has overseen the coordination of ALFA, Erasmus Mundus Action 1, 2 and 3, TEMPUS Projects and Erasmus plus projects.
Nicolas has an extensive experience in education management and international cooperation.
He has been Fellow researcher at the Observatory of Globalization/WTO-Chair at the University of Barcelona.
He has deep knowledge on the LAC region and experience in the field of EU and LAC HE & Research.
He also works at UB’s AECHE Secretariat that leads the AECHE (Arab-European Conferences on Higher Education) process together with the European University Association (EUA) and the Association of Arab Universities (AARU).
Since December 2014, he is the project manager in the framework of the UB – EUA consortium that has been awarded by the EACEA the Contract Service for the management of the Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) Network in former TEMPUS countries.
Nicolas holds his bachelor’s degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), his MPhil from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, and has pursued doctoral studies in Paris (Science Po), Leiden University and Barcelona University
Project expert for OBREAL
Elizabeth Colucci is currently a project expert for OBREAL, leading a number global cooperation projects in higher education between Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa.
She has previously worked for the European University Association for 8 years, where she was a Programme Manager responsible for internationalisation in the Higher Education Policy Unit. Prior to that she worked for the Academic Cooperation Association in Brussels, the Fulbright Commission and DG EAC of the European Commission, where she worked for the unit that conceived and managed the Erasmus Mundus programme.
She has extensive experience in EU project management and has also published on topics related to HE internationalisation, mobility, joint degrees, teaching and learning reform, the Bologna Process, HE regional integration and e-learning.
Professor of Political Economy and International Economic Law and Executive President
Ramon Torrent has a PhD in Law and is professor of Political Economy and International Economic Law at the University of Barcelona, specialized in Regional Integration and International Economic Relations.
A former UB vice-rector in charge of General Administration and Coordination, he was for ten years (1988 – 1998) a member of the Legal Service of the EU Council and its Director for International Relations since 1993.
After he returned voluntarily to the UB, he has been coordinating several EU International projects with Latin America and the Mediterranean.
He is currently the Executive President of OBREAL GLOBAL OBSERVATORY, but he was its Executive Secretary since its foundation in 2004. Since December 2014, he is also Main Expert number 1 and Team Leader in the framework of the UB – European University Association consortium that has been awarded by the EACEA the Contract Service for the management of the Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) Network in former TEMPUS countries.
After he returned voluntarily to the UB, he has been coordinating several EU International projects with Latin America and the Mediterranean.
He is the Executive Secretary of OBREAL (Observatory of EU – LA Relations) since its foundation in 2004. Since December 2014, he is also Main Expert number 1 and Team Leader in the framework of the UB – European University Association consortium that has been awarded by the EACEA the Contract Service for the management of the Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) Network in former TEMPUS countries.
Professor of Design Engineering and Head of the Industrial Engineering
Dr. Marija Jankovic is a Professor in Design and System Engineering at CentraleSupélec, University of Paris Saclay.
The research focus of Dr Jankovic is on supporting early complex system design stages, in particular in System Architecture design integrating innovation and uncertainty management. The aim is to support decision making process in the systematic exploration of the system design space as well as supporting decision making with regard to uncertainties inherent to early design.
Dr. Jankovic is interested in the decision making in complex system design, DSM (Design Structure Matrix) and other relational modeling and simulation of complexity, System Architecture design, Uncertainty modeling and management, Design Synthesis.
In majority of cases, the research projects are done in collaboration with industry or government; and with direct implementation and verification of research results. Dr. Jankovic collaborates with some of the major French and international companies: Snecma, Thales, EADS, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Schlumberger, etc. She is also one of the coordinators of the Research and Innovation group at INCOSE French Chapter (Association Française de l’Ingenierie Système).
Dr Jankovic has published 29 journal papers (published or accepted) up to date (such as Journal of Mechanical Design, Journal of Engineering Design, Artificial Intelligence in Engineering design and Management, Concurrent Engineering, etc.), 2 editorials, more than 56 peer-reviewed conference papers, and 3 book chapters.
Vosooghi, R., J. Puchinger, M. Jankovic and A. Vouillon (2019). “Shared Autonomous Vehicle Simulation and Service Design.” Transportation Research Part C.
Hein, A. M., M. Jankovic, W. Feng, R. Farel, J. H. Yune and B. Yannou (2017). “Stakeholder power in industrial symbioses: A stakeholder value network approach.” Journal of Cleaner Production 148: 923-933.
Ye, Y., M. Jankovic and G. Okudan Kremer (2015). “Understanding the Impact of Subjective Uncertainty on Architecture Generation and Supplier Identification.” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering 1(3): 031005.
Jean, C., M. Jankovic, J. Stal Le Cardinal and J.-C. Bocquet (2015). “Predictive modeling of telehealth system deployment.” Journal of Simulation 9(2): 182-194.
Moullec, M.-L., M. Bouissou, M. Jankovic, J.-C. Bocquet, F. Réquillard, O. Maas and O. Forgeot (2013). “Toward System Architecture Generation and Performances Assessment Under Uncertainty Using Bayesian Networks.” Journal of Mechanical Design 135(4): 041002-041001.
Bernard Yannou (LinkedIn) is a Full Professor of Design Engineering and Director of the Industrial Engineering Research Department (Laboratoire Génie Industriel, LGI) at CentraleSupélec. He received a M.S. (1988) in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Normale Supérieure of Cachan (ENSC), a M.S. (1989) in Computer Science from Paris-6 University, and a Ph.D. (1994) in Industrial Engineering from ENSC.
His research interests are design automation, design management / methodologies / new product development, innovation engineering, value and user centered design, artificial intelligence and computers in design, system thinking and engineering, design under uncertainty, decision-based design, sustainable design and industrial ecology, and multidisciplinary design optimization.
In education, he holds the course Design Science at CentraleSupélec. He also developed and teaches Radical Innovation Design methodology (RID). Beyond Design Thinking, RID is a novel, complete and well-structured innovative design methodology that prioritizes the improvement of the user experience within a field of activity.
Bernard YANNOU has conducted research for a number of industrial companies: Dassault Systemes, Renault, Schlumberger, Johnson Controls, Airbus, Eurocopter, Snecma, Areva, Alstom Grid, Valeo, city of Paris. He has supervised 29 Ph.D. theses in design engineering and is currently supervising 4 Ph.D. doctorates. He has been the author or co-author of more than 300 papers with review committee, including 80 journal papers. He also coordinated 10 books on product design and innovation in industrial contexts.
He is member of the Advisory Board of the Design Society, member of the ASME and of INCOSE/AFIS on system engineering. He currently sits on the Editorial Boards of 3 journals: Design Science Journal, Research in Engineering Design, International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation.
Kim H.M., Cluzel F., Yannou B., Leroy Y., Bertoluci G. (2020). Research perspectives in ecodesign. Design Science Journal, 6 (e7), doi: 10.1017/dsj.2020.5.
Saidani M., Yannou B., Leroy Y., Cluzel F. (2020). Dismantling, remanufacturing and recovering heavy vehicles in a circular economy – Technico-economic and organisational lessons learnt from an industrial pilot study. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 156, doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104684.
Al Maghraoui O., Puchinger J., Vallet F., Yannou B. (2019). Stimulating usage problem generation: An urban mobility case study. Design Studies, 64, 27-63, doi: 10.1016/j.destud.2019.07.001.
Hou T., Yannou B., Leroy Y., Poirson E. (2019). Mining customer product reviews for product development: A summarization process. Expert Systems With Applications, 132, 141-150, doi: 10.1016/j.eswa.2019.04.069.
Canbaz B., Yannou B., Yvars P.-A. (2014). Resolving design conflicts and promoting solidarity in distributed design. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, 44 (8), 1044-1055, doi: 10.1109/TSMC.2013.2296275.
Wang J., Yannou B., Alizon F., Yvars P.-A. (2013). A Usage Coverage-Based Approach for Assessing Product Family Design. Engineering With Computers, 29 (4), 449-465, doi: 10.1007/s00366-012-0262-1.
Full Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering
Oualid Jouini is a full professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering at CentraleSupélec. His research interests are in optimization and operations management. The main purpose of his research is to develop stochastic models which provide qualitative as well as quantitative insights for practitioners. He has published 38 journal papers. He is the head of the research chair Call Centers at CentraleSupélec. He is the coordinator of the research master Complex System Engineering, and the coordinator of the master program Supply Chain and Operations Management at University of Paris Saclay. He won several awards, including the IBM Faculty Award 2017 for a healthcare project on streamlining the pathway of severe trauma care. He is Associate Editor in 4 journals, including the INFORMS journal Service Science.
Evren Sahin is a Full Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management.
Her main areas of research are: supply chain management and operations management for service activities, with a particular focus on healthcare and urban logistics fields. She was Director of the Research Chair on Manufacturing & Logistics Management, in partnership with Faurécia. She is currently involved in the research and teaching activities of the Supply Chain Management Research Chair with L’Oréal, Air Liquide and Safran. She has been the author of more than 100 papers with review committee, including 37 journal papers. She currently sits on the Editorial Board of the Flexible Service and Manufacturing Journal. She is serving as expert nominated the French Ministry of Research for quality evaluation of research institutions and educational curricula in her domain. In education, she is the head of the last year engineering program on Supply Chain and Operations Management at CentraleSupelec.
Her academic background:
Mohamed Amine Boudela, Evren Sahin and Yves Dallery, “Kitting optimisation in Just-in-Time mixed-model assembly lines: assigning parts to pickers in a hybrid robot–operator kitting system”, International Journal of Production Research, 2018, pp. 1-20.
Assistant Professor at Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineerin
Luca Fumagalli is Assistant Professor at Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano since 2010.
His PhD thesis concerned ontology-based solutions for the support to maintenance processes.
He has been working in different projects at European and national level. His research interests are currently focused on innovations in maintenance management and innovations in operations at manufacturing shop floor level, within the scope of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 framework.
He is author or co-author of more than 60 papers at national and international level.
Negri, E., Fumagalli, L., & Macchi, M. (2017). A Review of the Roles of Digital Twin in CPS-based Production Systems. Procedia Manufacturing, 11, 939-948.
Fumagalli L., Macchi M., Colace C., Rondi M., Alfieri A. (2016), A smart maintenance tool for a safe electric arc furnace, Proceeding 12th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, December 5-7, 2016, Austin, TX, USA (Best Industrial Paper Award, IFAC IMS2016 Workshop).
Negri, E., Fumagalli, L., Garetti, M., Tanca L. (2016). Requirements and languages for the semantic representation of manufacturing systems. Computers in Industry, 81, 55-66.
Garetti, M., Fumagalli, L., & Negri, E. (2015). Role of ontologies for CPS implementation in manufacturing. Management and Production Engineering Review, 6(4), 26-32.
Marco Macchi, Adolfo Crespo Márquez, Maria Holgado, Luca Fumagalli, Luis Barberá Martínez (2014). Value-driven engineering of E-maintenance platforms. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 25(4), 568-598.
Espíndola, D. B., Fumagalli, L., Garetti, M., Pereira, C. E., Botelho, S. S., & Henriques, R. V. (2013). A model-based approach for data integration to improve maintenance management by mixed reality. Computers in Industry, 64(4), 376-391.
Associate Professor , Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
Marco Macchi is an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering.
In his research activity at Politecnico di Milano, he is responsible for several European funded projects in the fields of smart manufacturing, maintenance and industrial sustainability. Furthermore, he is responsible for the Observatory on Technologies and Services for Maintenance and is Research Co-director of the Observatory on Industria 4.0 of the School of Management at Politecnico di Milano. He is also involved in industrial networks, through associations as ANIMP (the National society of industrial plants), and his role as Scientific Director of the Italian Journal Manutenzione Tecnica e Management official journal of A.I.MAN.
He is also a member of AIDI (the Italian Association of Industrial Plant Teachers).
His research interests are advanced production systems, maintenance management, and asset lifecycle management.
He has published or edited 5 books, more than 125 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.
He is also the co-guest editor of 3 Special Issues on Maintenance and Asset Management in well recognized scientific journals.
Finally, he has been the Chair of the Int. Programme Committee of the series of IFAC workshop on Advanced Maintenance, Engineering, Services and Technology (IFAC A-MEST 2010, 2012, 2016).
His research interests are advanced production systems, maintenance management, and asset life cycle management.
Shoaib-ul-Hasan, S., Macchi, M., Pozzetti, A., & Carrasco-Gallego, R. (2018). A routine-based framework implementing workload control to address recurring disturbances. Production Planning & Control, 29(11), 943-957.
Sezer, E., Romero, D., Guedea, F., Macchi, M., & Emmanouilidis, C. (2018). An Industry 4.0-Enabled Low Cost Predictive Maintenance Approach for SMEs. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC) (pp. 1-8). IEEE.
Roda, I., & Macchi, M. (2018). A framework to embed Asset Management in production companies. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, 232(4), 368-378.
De Carolis, A., Macchi, M., Negri, E., & Terzi, S. (2017, June). Guiding manufacturing companies towards digitalization a methodology for supporting manufacturing companies in defining their digitalization roadmap. In Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC), 2017 International Conference on (pp. 487-495). IEEE.
Macchi, M., Crespo Márquez, A., Holgado, M., Fumagalli, L., & Barberá Martínez, L. (2014). Value-driven engineering of E-maintenance platforms. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 25(4), 568-598.
Professor at the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering
Marco Taisch is professor at the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), where he teaches the courses of Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, and Operations Management.
He has been the director of the Executive MBA and the fulltime International MBA of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. He has been from 2011 till 2013, member of the VTT Strategic Advisory Board.
Member of the IEEE Engineering Management Society, IEEE Man, Systems and Cybernetics Society and senior member of the IIE Institute of Industrial Engineer, from 2007 until2013, has chaired the IFIP Working Group 5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems. Currently, he is in the editorial board of Production Planning & Control.
The team of Manufacturing Management and Engineering that he is leading counts around 40 researchers working in the field of Sustainable Manufacturing, Energy Efficient Manufacturing, Sustainable Mass Customization, Lean Product andService Design, Product Data Modeling, Internet of Things, Internet of Services and Cyber-Physical Systems in themanufacturing sectors always with a strong industrial collaboration (i.e. Bosch, Centro Ricerche Fiat, COMAU,SAP, Siemens Schneider Electric, Whirlpool, etc.). The team took part in more than 20 international funded projects. Currently he is working on CTC, MAN-MADE, white-R, ELICiT, PSYMBIOSYS, BEinCPPS, Manutelligence, PERFoRM, MAYA, sCorPiuS and WMF2018.
He has been the coordinator of IMS2020, which has developed a roadmap for research in Sustainable Manufacturing at IMS level, scientific leader of ActionPlanT, which developed a roadmap on ICT for Manufacturing. Currently, he is contributing the So-Smart and Pathfinder roadmaps. Recently, he has been nominated member to the Factories of the Future PPP Partnership Board.
He has published or edited 7 books and more than 125 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.
He is also acting as Chairman of the Program Committee of the World Manufacturing Forum.
Rossi M., Terzi S. (2017) ‘CLIMB: Maturity assessment model for design and engineering processes’, International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp.20-43.
Cerri D., Terzi S. (2016) ‘Proposal of a toolset for the improvement of industrial systems’ lifecycle sustainability through the utilization of ICT technologies’, Computers in Industry, Vol. 81, pp. 47-54.
Cerri D., Terzi S. (2016) ‘LEAP Product and Manufacturing Design Support System’ pp.75-97, Chapter 4 in Book ‘Taking the LEAP -The Methods and Tools of the Linked Engineering and Manufacturing Platform (LEAP)’, Editor Dimitris Kiritsis, ISBN (hardcover): 9780128052631, ISBN (ebook): 9780444637543, Publisher: Academic Press.
Cerri, D., & Terzi, S. (2015). Simulation-based optimisation of the life cycle cost of industrial systems. International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 8(3), 216-232.
Sergio Terzi is Associate Professor of Product Lifecycle Management at Politecnico di Milano,
Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering, where he teaches Industrial technologies and Design and Management of Production Systems. His main area of research is the management of design and engineering processes, with a particular attention on the digital solutions available for supporting the lifecycle engineering perspective.
He is author of 4 books and more than 150 papers at national and international level in the field of product lifecycle management. He is member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Product Lifecycle Management, member of the IFIP Working Group 5.1 and 5.7, and member of the IEEE TMS.
He is one of the founders of the International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management and he is involved in several other international committees.
He is used to work on European research projects, since FP5. He was the Dissemination Manager of the LEANPPD project, one of the WP leaders of the Linked Design project, the WP3 leader of the ELICiT project.
He is currently the Scientific Coordinator –on behalf of Politecnico di Milano –of the European MANUTELLIGENCE research project, and the Project Coordinator of the LINCOLN project. He is also the Director of the Management Academy, the Italian business unit of MIP –Graduate School of Business of Politecnico di Milano, responsible for executive education for the national market.
Nowadays, it covers the 17th position in the QS ranking for Engineering and Technical universities worldwide (6th in Europe). Politecnico di Milano has three main campuses located in Milan, economic capital of Italy, the heart of fashion and design industries, and five more premises around the Lombardy region. Many important scientists and architects studied and taught here, among them Achille Castiglioni, Gió Ponti, Renzo Piano and Aldo Rossi, both Pritzker Prize in 1990 and 1998 respectively, and Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963. The Politecnico di Milano offers innovative programs at all levels within its schools of Engineering, Architecture and Design. Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, almost all programs at the master levels are taught entirely in English, attracting an ever-increasing number of talented foreign students, forming a wide community from more than 100 countries.
The School of Management creates and shares knowledge at the intersection between engineering, management and economics. Among its facilities, the Industry 4.0 lab bridges interdisciplinary research between industrial, mechanical, automation and electronical engineers.
Established in 1859, PoliTO is the oldest technical University in Italy. For more than 150 years, it has been one of the most prestigious public institutions in Italy for education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering. Ranking among the first twenty European technical universities, it is worldwide recognized as a high quality centre for education and research. At PoliTO, 900 Professors and Researchers carry out research and provide education to 30.000 students, of which 5.000 international from 100 different countries.
At the graduate level, PoliO offers 32 M.S. and 12 Ph.D. courses, many of which in English.
PoliTO has been able to reconcile tradition and innovation by being deeply rooted locally and at the same time by establishing itself as an attractive University for students and talents coming to study and work from all over the world. Thanks to the quality of its research and to the tradition of liaising with companies, PoliTO ensures students a swift work placement and attracts significant investments and collaborations with blue chip companies.
PoliTO’s experience in European projects is in research, technology transfer, as well as international cooperation and mobility in programmes such as FP6-7, LLP, Erasmus Mundus, TEMPUS, EuropeAid and more recently in Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+. Throughout the years, PoliTO has proved to be one of the top Italian universities for volume of collaborations and quality of the results achieved.
With its recent Strategic Plan-Horizon 2020, PoliTO focuses its strategies on an even greater commitment in the social and economic field, in order to turn its campuses into neuralgic centres of an international network of academic, industrial and institutional partners, with the aim of sharing agreements and projects for a more collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
Department of Energy
Romano Borchiellini is Full Professor at the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Torino.
He is expert on analysis and modelling of thermal systems with more than 150 publications.
He is President of the advisory board of the Energy Center Initiative in Torino and project manager of the Energy Center Lab.
Full Professor,Department of Management and Production Engineering
Luca Iuliano was born in San Maurizio Canavese, Turin, Italy, in 1961.
He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 1985.
From 1990 to 1998, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Manufacturing Systems and Economics, Politecnico di Torino.
From 1998 to 2001, he was an Associate Professor at the same institution. Since 2001, he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino.
His research interests include High Speed Machining (HSM) and nonconventional machining of Ni-based superalloys and Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs), reverse engineering (RE), additive manufacturing (AM), and Rapid Manufacturing/Tooling (RM/RT).Prof. Iuliano is the author of two Italian books on AM and investment casting and the author and editor of a handbook on foundry. He has published over 70 papers in academic journals and in national and international conference proceedings.
He is a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Italian Society of Manufacturing Technology (ASME). He is a Project Manager of the Interdepartmental Integrated Additive Manufacturing@PoliTo Center (IAM@PoliTo).
Minetola, P., Iuliano, L., Bassoli, E., Gatto, A. Impact of additive manufacturing on engineering education – Evidence from Italy Rapid Prototyping Journal Volume 21, Issue 5, 17 August 2015.
He is full professor at the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Torino. He is expert in renewable energy. He is coordinator of the Task Force “Energy and development – Politecnico di Torino”.Coordinator of the Erasmus+ project Enbrain – Building capacity in renewable and sustainable energy for Libya, . Coordinator for PoliTO of the African Innovation Leaders project, www.africainlead.net.Coordinator of the MOOC “The strange paradox of the world energy question”, PoliMI Open Knowledge. TEDx Speaker at the Innovation Ecosystem 2016