I have obtained my Ph.D. in computer science from Blaise Pascal University (France) and my M. Sc. in computer science from University of Lyon 2 (France). In 2018, I got the accreditation to supervise research (in French Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches) from University of Lyon 2 (France). In 2019, I got also the qualification to university professor positions in French CNU sections 27 and 61.
My research interests are related to: 1) Development of new AI approaches for the reactive decision making in manufacturing and transportation systems; and 2) the discrete events simulation. I am involved in several research projects funded by EU (ERASMUS+, CBHE), CNRS (France), Tunisian higher education ministry (Tunisia) and KACST (KSA).
SWEVO Mnif S., Elkosantini S., Darmoul S., Ben Said L., An immune network based distributed architecture to control public transportation systems, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, volume 50, 2019 (web of science, Impact Factor : 6.33) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.swevo.2018.12.004
AEI Rekik, S. Elkosantini and H. Chabchoub, A case based heuristic for container stacking in seaport terminals, Advanced Engineering Informatics, 38, pp. 658-669, 2018 (web of science, Impact Factor: 3.772). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2018.08.016
IS Louati, A., Darmoul, S., Elkosantini, S., Ben Said, L. An artificial immune network to control Interrupted Flow at Signalized Intersections, Information Sciences 433-434, pp. 70-95, 2018. (web of science, Impact Factor: 5.524). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2017.12.033
AIRE Louati, A., Elkosantini, S., Darmoul, S., Ben Said, L. An Immune Memory Inspired Case-Based Reasoning System to Control Interrupted Flow at Signalized Intersections, Artificial Intelligence Review, 2017 (web of science, Impact Factor: 5.095). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10462-017-9604-0
CIE Ferjani A., H. Pierreval, A. Ammar, S. Elkosantini, A simulation-Optimization Based Heuristic to Assign Online Workers Affected by Fatigue in Manufacturing Systems, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Volume 112, October 2017, Pages 663-674 (web of science, Impact Factor: 3.518). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2017.02.008
SIMPAT Elkosantini S., Toward a new generic behavior model for human centered system simulation, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, volume 52, pp. 108–122, 2015 (web of science, Impact Factor: 2.426). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2014.12.007
Data4Transport: Harnessing Big data to improve intersection traffic operation in urban cities. A Tunisia-South Korea joint project. Principal Invstigator of the project (180 000 TnD + 150 M. KRW, 2022-2025)
ENHANCE : strENgtHening skills and training expertise for TunisiAN and MorroCan transition to industry 4.0 Era. An ERASMUS+, CBHE project. Leader of WP4 and technical lead of the project (800,000€ , 2021-2024)
Nouvelles approches pour une gestion efficiente des soins à domicile. Co-Investigator of the project (20000 TnD , 2021-2023)
AI-SOS: Artificial Intelligence for Self-Organization Systems. A K.S.U. funded research project (Principal Investigator) (150 000SAR = 40000 US$ , 2017-2018)
AAMEN : toward a new AdvAnced systeM for drivEr assistaNce. A K.A.C.S.T. funded research project (Principal Investigator, Recommended, 2 million SAR = 500K$, not yet started)
Developing an artificial immune system to control roadway traffic signals and regulate traffic flow in case of emergencies. A K.A.C.S.T. funded research project (co-Investigator, 2014-2016, 1.5 million SAR=400K$)
New methods to worker assignment problem solving in manufacturing system. A Tunisian-French project (Member, 2013-2016, 20700€ + 18000 Tunisian dinars)
Multicriteria optimization for reducing environmental impacts in companies outsourcing. Project Funded by CNRS-France (Member, 2014-2016, 8200€).
Msc and PhD thesis supervising
Ph.D. (Defended) Achraf Ammar, assistant professor and head of Industrial Engineering departement at International Institute of Technology (Tunisia).
Ph.D. (Defended) Ines Rekik, temporary lecturer at Industrial Engineering departement at International Institute of Technology (Tunisia).
Ph.D. (Defended) Ali Louati, assistant professor at Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia).
Ph.D. (Defended) Salima Mnif, assistant professor at technologist (technologue) at ISET Nabeul (Tunisia).
M.Sc. Sarra Galoui: An ontology based system for the evaluation of public transport system (defended in 2014)
M.Sc. Dorra Moalla: Traffic control at intersections using artificial immune systems (defended in 2013)
M.Sc. Achraf Ammar: Resolution of Multi-Skilled Workers Assignment Problem Using Simulation Optimization: a Case Study (defended in 2012)
M.Sc. Hamadi Kchaou: A multi-agent system for dynamic vehicle routing problem (defended in 2012)
M.Sc. Nesrine Gheriani: An Agent Based System for Tasks Assignment and Reassignment of Multi-Skilled Operators (defended in 2011)
M.Sc. Arij Trabelsi: An artificial immune system for public transport regulation (defended in 2011)
M.Sc. Boutheina Trabelsi: An artificial immune network to control traffic at a single intersection (defended in 2010)
M.Sc. Salima Mnif: Regulation of traffic at signalized intersection (defended July 2010)
IEEE International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transports – ICALT: 2017 (Bali – Indonesia), 2016 (Kraków – Poland), 2015 (Valenciennes – France), 2014 (Hammamet – Tunisia), 2013 (Sousse – Tunisia)
International Conference on Logistics Operations Management – GOL: 2014 (Rabat – Morocco), 2012 (Le Havre - France)
International Conference on Internet of Things and Cloud Computing – ICC: 2017 (Cambridge - United Kingdom).
International conference on Intelligent Information Processing, Security and Advanced Communication – IPAC: 2016 (Prague - Czech republic).
IEEE International Conference on Logistics LOGISTIQUA: 2011 (Hammamet - Tunisia).
Multi-Conference on Sciences and Technology GS-MICST: 2014 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates).
International Conference on Control, Systems & Industrial Informatics ICCSII: 2012 (Bandung - Indonesia)
Awards and travels
K.S.U.2017-2018 Distinguished Researcher Award for the academic year 2017-2018, College of Engineering, King Saud University.
PAAMS'16Award of Scientific Excellence for the paper titled “An immune Multi-Agent Based Decision Support System for the Control of Public Transportation Systems” presented in the 14th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (PAAMS 2016) in Spain, 2016.
K.S.U.2015-2016 Distinguished Researcher Award for the academic year 2017-2018, College of Engineering, King Saud University.
Visiting professor, University Lumiere, Lyon 2 - France (June –July 2015),
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer, 2013