Sabeur Elkosantini

Sabeur Elkosantini
University of Carthage | UCAR · Faculty of Economics and Management, Nabeul

PhD University of Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand France
Associate professor in computer science, University of Carthage, Technical lead of ENHANCE, an ERASMUS+ CBHE project

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Introduction
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). 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 CNRS (France), Tunisian higher education ministry (Tunisia) and KACST (KSA).
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion de Nabeul
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  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2018 - August 2019
University of Monastir
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  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2014 - August 2018
King Saud University
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (59)
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Container Stacking Problem (CSP) is a challenging task in container terminal management. It consists in assigning containers to locations in a yard terminal. Numerous studies on CSP have been developed according to various objectives and constraints. Despite the widespread literature on this topic, efforts to review and analyze research on CSP are...
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Intelligent surveillance systems are widely used in several critical areas as airports, ATM, and bank agencies to ensure more security and more safety. The need for an intelligent behavior recognition system is still increasing. Traditional approaches based on access to restricted places or suspected actions as theft, scam, and loitering are insuff...
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To monitor and control traffic at signalized intersections, several Traffic Signal Control Systems (TSCSs) were developed based on optimization and artificial intelligence techniques. Unfortunately, existing approaches put little emphasis on providing concepts and mechanisms that are generic enough to deal with a variety of disturbances while maint...
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Container Stacking Problem (CSP) is of great importance in a seaport terminal with regards to the increasing number of containers to be handled. Numerous research studies related to CSP have been published. This paper presents a comprehensive review of the literature on this problem. Firstly, we present existing studies related to CSP with regards...
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With the continuous development of seaports, problems related to the storage of containers in terminals have emerged. Such problems, referred to in the scientific literature as Container Stacking Problems (CSP) consist in determining the exact location of containers in the storage area of a terminal. Several research works have been conducted to de...
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Despite numerous references on the reconfiguration of manufacturing systems, there is still a lack of decision support approaches that allow taking full advantage of the flexibilities introduced by this paradigm to handle a variety of disturbances. Existing approaches do not consider expert knowledge to deal with new occurrences of similar, previou...
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Although many Public Transportation Control Systems (PTCS) were developed to support the management of public transportation systems, there is still a need to improve the capability of PTCS to deal with a variety of disturbance types, which may degrade performance (e.g. earliness/delay) and quality of service (QoS, e.g. punctuality, frequency and u...
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Although many Public Transportation Control Systems (PTCS) were developed to support the management of public transportation systems, there is still a need to improve the capability of PTCS to deal with a variety of disturbance types, which may degrade performance (e.g. earliness/delay) and quality of service (QoS, e.g. punctuality, frequency and u...
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In public bus transportation systems, several types of disturbances, such as accidents and congestion, may affect preestablished timetables and visiting hours at stations. Disturbances result in detrimental consequences, degraded performance, and poor quality of service in terms of extended delays and waiting times, punctuality, frequency, and effi...
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Abstract Favouring the crossing of Emergency Vehicles (EVs) through intersections in urban cities is very critical for people lives. There have been several efforts toward developing Traffic Signal Control Systems (TSCS) dedicated to control efficiently the traffic flow, but few are the efforts toward developing Traffic Signal Priority Systems (TSP...
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This paper addresses the two centers hybrid flow shop scheduling problem with transportation times. This problem is faced in several real world applications. The considered objective function to be minimized in this problem is the maximum completion time. This scheduling problem is NP-Hard and most presented researches in this scheduling area ignor...
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Urban traffic is subject to disturbances that cause long queues and extended waiting times at signalized intersections. Although Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) were considered to control traffic at signalized intersections in a distributed way, their generic conceptual framework and lack of built-in adaptation mechanisms prevent them from achieving spec...
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In recent years, the simulation of personal car driver behavior has attracted increasing attention in recent research works. Such works are based on models and systems derived from social and psychological studies. The complexity of the simulation of such systems is due to the need for modeling driver behavior and the integration of psychological a...
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With the continuous development of seaports, problems related to the storage of containers in terminals have emerged. Unfortunately, existing systems suffer limitations related to the distributed monitoring and control, real-time stacking strategies efficiency and their ability to handle dangerous containers. In this paper, we suggest a multi-agent...
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Video surveillance systems are a powerful tool applied in various systems. Traditional systems based on human vision are to be avoided due to human errors. An automated surveillance system based on suspicious behavior presents a great challenge to developers. Such detection is a rather complex procedure and also a rather time-consuming one. An abno...
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To monitor and control interrupted flow at signalized intersections, several Traffic Signal Control Systems (TSCSs) were developed based on optimization and artificial intelligence techniques. Although learning can provide intelligent ways to deal with disturbances, existing approaches still lack concepts and mechanisms that enable direct represent...
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The video surveillance, such as an example of security system presents one of the powerful techniques used in advanced systems. Manual vision which is used to analyze video in the traditional approach should be avoided. An automated surveillance system based on suspicious behavior presents a great challenge to developers. The detection is encounter...
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Urban traffic is subject to disturbances that cause long queues and extended waiting times at signalized intersections. Although Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) were considered to con- trol traffic at signalized intersections in a distributed way, their generic conceptual frame- work and lack of built-in adaptation mechanisms prevent them from achieving...
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In seaport terminals, Container Stacking Problem (CSP) consists of determining the exact storage location of incoming containers in the storage area. During the stacking process, many unexpected events and disturbances may occur and, then, scheduled position of containers must be modified. In this paper, we suggest a new multi-agent architecture ba...
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There is a growing need to develop monitoring and control systems to maintain the performance and the quality of service of Public Transportation Systems (PTS) at acceptable levels, especially in case of traffic disturbances, such as accidents or congestion. Despite the use of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) to control PTS, many existing systems still re...
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Manufacturing systems are often characterized by a stochastic and uncertain behavior in which frequent changes and unpredictable events may occur over time. Moreover, the customers’ demands can sometime evolve drastically along time. In order to cope with such changes in the manufacturing system state, and to optimize given performance criteria, th...
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Traffic control systems (TCS) contribute to relieve congestion in cities. Although many optimization and intelligent approaches exist to develop TCS, only a few works have investigated Case Based Reasoning (CBR) to control traffic at signalized intersections. Existing works usually state that the case-base is created using experts’ knowledge but do...
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In urban cities, disturbances, such as accidents or traffic congestion, may affect the good performance and level of service of public bus transportation systems. Developing Decision Support Systems (DSS) to help public transportation agencies in dealing with disturbances contributes to an efficient management of public transportation networks and...
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In manufacturing systems, workers are often subjected to arduous working conditions, such as heavy loads and discomfort postures, which induce fatigue. Because of the effect of fatigue on workers' well-being, as well as on their performances, managers would need to understand the evolution of operators’ fatigue during their work, in order to make r...
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In container seaport terminals, one of the most important problems is the one related to the storage of containers. Seaport authorities have invested in means and decision support systems to solve such problems, referred to in this paper as the Container Storage Problem (CSP). Moreover, many unexpected events may occur during the container storage...
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Public Transportation Systems (PTSs) are always subjected to disturbances and need a real time monitoring and control to maintain its performance at acceptable levels. In PTS, several types of disturbances can affect buses such as accidents, delays and traffic jams that can also affect schedules so dramatically that these schedules could become use...
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Fingerprint recognition is widely used in security systems to recognize humans. In both industry and scientific literature, many fingerprint identification systems were developed using different techniques and approaches. Although the number of conducted research works in this field, developed systems suffer for some limitations partially those rel...
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Public transportation systems (PTSs) are complex and dynamic networks that are constantly exposed to disturbances. Many studies focused on the development of public transport control systems (PTCSs) to improve the efficiency of PTSs and insure acceptable levels of quality of service (QoS). Although the performance of such systems has been analysed...
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In container terminals, many operations occur within the storage area including import, export and shifting containers. These operations must respect a set of rules and constraints in order to guarantee an optimal management of the storage area and ensure the port safety during the handling of dangerous goods. However, many unexpected events may oc...
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In this paper, we address team configuration problems in manufacturing systems, which consist in defining the number of workers to be assigned to a production system, as well as the skills that each worker must have in order to meet several performance measures. This problem is studied in a stochastic production context. A multi-objective evolution...
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Offering high levels of quality of service (e.g. punctuality and frequency) and performance (e.g. effectiveness and efficiency) for users of public transport systems is a great challenge for governments and transportation authorities. Various research works have been conducted to develop criteria to evaluate the performance of Public Transport Syst...
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Many researchers have been interested in designing efficient decision support systems (DSS) to maintain the performance of public transport systems at acceptable levels. Unfortunately, there is still a lack of systems that enable the assessment and benchmarking of such DSS. In this paper, we suggest an ontology based benchmark system for the assess...
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Public Transportation Systems (PTSs) are complex and dynamic networks that are constantly exposed to disturbances. Many studies focused on the development of Public Transport Control Systems (PTCSs) to improve the efficiency of PTSs and insure acceptable levels of Quality of Service (QoS). Although the performance of such systems has been analyzed...
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In public transportation, simulation provides capabilities of investigation of complex interactions between the components of the transportation system, including infrastructure, vehicles, passengers and intelligent transportation system. Although many simulation platforms (either commercial or open source) exist to test, validate and evaluate the...
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The simulation of Human Centered Systems (HCS) has attracted increasingly attention in recent research. These systems involve individuals playing key roles, such as workers in manufacturing systems, soldiers in military operations, and investors in stock markets. The complexity simulating such systems is due to the need for modeling individual and...
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Purpose – Traffic congestion is becoming a serious problem that has adverse consequences on the socio-economy, environment, and public health of various cities worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the continuous search for new alternative solutions to prevent or alleviate these concerns. It particularly deals with the developmen...
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Road traffic causes many problems, such as pollution, insecurity and congestion in great cities. Consequently, it becomes a necessity to develop regulation support systems to improve the fluidity of traffic in urban areas and especially at intersections. In this context, we develop a Traffic Signal Control System (TSCS) based on an Artificial Immun...
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Workers assignment problems (WAPs) are found in several types of manufacturing systems. Typically, WAPs are known to greatly impact the system performance. Numerous research works related to WAPs have been published. In this work, we analyze this literature according to several types of criteria. We first take into account such important features o...
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Assigning workers to machines dynamically, so as to achieve production objectives, is known as a difficult problem which must be addressed in several manufacturing systems. In fact, production managers must determine when and where to assign workers, which is a very difficult task because of the complexity induced by the dynamic changes and the sto...
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Intelligent Public Transportation Systems (IPTS) are a subsystem of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which aim to control public transportation networks, to maintain their performance, and to provide users (passengers and decision makers) with up-to-date information about trips and network operating conditions. To reach these aims, IPTS re...
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Transportation has greater importance in our daily life and plays an important role in the development of countries and societies. Following the increasing size of cities and the number of cars, many phenomena of traffic congestion, especially at intersections are observed and generate direct and indirect costs. Although several graphical models, a...
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In our days, it become difficult to offer high quality services, in term of punctuality, frequency and productivity with complex and unpredictable disturbances that affect public transportation schedules. The development of a regulation support system to help human operators becomes a necessity. In this paper a real time regulation support system f...
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This paper addresses a worker assignment problem where multi-skilled workers perform a set of tasks independently and without walking and work sharing between workstations. A real case study is considered in this work. This problem is solved as a non-identical parallel machines scheduling problem with stochastic processing time where each machine r...
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The main focus of this research is on the devel- opment of bimodal traffic controller for signposted road-rail junctions. The role of such systems is to manage the existing infrastructure to ease congestion and respond to crises. The system seek to have a system that insure a safer and more convenient travel for people. In this paper, the proposed...
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The traffic congestion has become a serious problem in a city. The traffic congestion had important consequences in terms of social, economic and environmental preoccupations. For this reason, several ITS was proposed and their role is to manage the existing highway, public transportation and railroad infrastructure to ease congestion and respond t...
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The computational simulation of human intelligent behavior has been one of the main research topics in (AI) artificial intelligence domain. Therefore, a great number of behavioral models were proposed considering emotional, cognitive and psychological factors to simulate the human behavior in different domain such as military or manufacturing syste...
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L'enjeu de ce travail consiste à proposer un modèle dynamique multi-niveau permettant l'étude des systèmes et des structures à composantes humaines à deux niveaux. Le premier niveau s'intéresse à l'étude du comportement à une échelle individuelle (facteurs psychologiques). Le second niveau étend le modèle à l'étude du comportement des groupes de tr...
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In our days, human behavior models (HBMs) and social networks analysis are used in increasingly complex domains such as military or manufacturing system. In this context, we report in this paper a framework to model and simulate the behavior of an individual as well as of a group of individuals. The model proposed in this article is composed in two...
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In our days, companies are subject to several constraints of flexibility, quality, cost, etc. Their human resources were always considered as a source of dysfunction and non-quality. In this context, it is important to analyze and study the behavior of the employees at work and to integrate their needs and requirements in some quality management me...

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Projects (5)
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To improve the attractiveness for investment and to meet market requirements of competitivity, in terms of performance, quality, and sustainability, both Morocco and Tunisia need to support industrialization. Therefore, both countries have adopted sustained strategies to support industrial companies to modernize their hardware, software and “humanware” infrastructures through embracing the industry 4.0 paradigm and technologies. The ENHANCE project (2021-2024) is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and focuses on developing a knowledge transfer framework and mechanisms to address three main topics, which we refer to by MPQ4.0 (Maintenance, Production, Quality).
Archived project
This research group is interested in the development of new artificial intelligence techniques for the distributed decision making in Self-Organizing Systems (SOS).