Final Program

Monday 02/07/2018
8:00 – 8:40 Registration
8:40 – 9:20 Opening Ceremony
9:20 – 10:00 Plenary 1 – Michael Trick
Business Analytics: Combining Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics to Have Broad Impact
10:00 – 10:40 Panel Discussion – Securing the future of OR in Africa
Session Moderator – Sue Merchant
Members: Mohamed Limam, Charles Malack Oloo, James J. Cochran,
Hatem Masri and Serigne Gueye.
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:40 Plenary 2 – Samir Elhedhli
Data-Driven Modelling and Optimization for Warehouse Analytics
11:40 – 13:00 Parallel Sessions A
A1 – Health Care Management 1
Chair: Malek Masmoudi
11:40 – 12:00 A new generalized approach for surgeries scheduling
Dalel Amami and Abdelaziz Dammak
12:00 – 12:20 Several meta-heuristics for home care routing problems
Malek Masmoudi, Bassem Jarboui and Sana Frifita
12:20 – 12:40 Management Approach of tensions in emergency services
Mouna Berquedich, Oulaid Kamach, Malek Masmoudi and Laurent Deshayes
12:40 – 13:00 Chemotherapy outpatient scheduling case study from Tunisia
Asma Bouras, Malek Masmoudi, Houda Saadani and Zied Bahroun
A2 – Simulation
Chair: James J. Cochran
11:40 – 12:00 Improving patient flow at a Tunisian outpatient department using simulation modelling approach
Hana Ben Mbarek, Amel Jaoua, Najla Aissaoui Omrane, Safa Bhar Layeb and Atidel Hadj Alouane
12:00 – 12:20 Combining Monte Carlo Simulation with Exact Method to Solve a Random Problem of Collect Infectious Healthcare Waste: The Case of Tunisia
Rim Daoud, Mahdi Khemakhem and Wafik Hachicha
12:20 – 12:40 Simulation and Multiple Linear Regression to model patient flow at an outpatient clinic
Hadhemi Saadouli and Abdelmoneem Ltaif
12:40 – 13:00 Optimization of Robotized Tasks for the UV Treatment of Diseases in Horticulture
Merouane Mazar, M’Hammed Sahnoun, Belgacem Bettayeb and Nathalie Klement
A3 – Financial Markets
Chair: Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim
11:40 – 12:00 Nonlinear dynamics in stock returns: Do risk aversion, investor sentiment and monetary policy shocks matter?
Meriam Dahmene, Adel Boughrara and Skander Slim
12:00 – 12:20 Switching regime risk spillover in global financial markets
Ahmed Bensaïda, Houda Litimi and Oussama Abdallah
12:20 – 12:40 The Vietnamese Stock Market: An Analysis with Linear and Non-Linear Methods
Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim, Dinh Tri Vo and Duc Khuong Nguyen
12:40 – 13:00 Lobbying Expenditures and Sin Stocks’ Market Performance
Hatem Ghouma and Carissa Hewitt
A4 – Decision Sciences and Optimization
Chair: Alexis Tsoukias
11:40 – 12:00 Generating Alternatives for Policy Design
Alexis Tsoukias, Alberto Colorni and Irene Pluchinotta
12:00 – 12:20 The Transition from outsourcing to R&D : the case of information technology (IT) Tunisian companies
Meriem Youssef and Fouad Ben Abdelaziz
12:20 – 12:40 Algorithm for asymptotically exact minimizations in Karush-Kuhn-Tucker methods
Jean Koudi, Babacar Mbaye Ndiaye, Guy Degla and Mamadou Traoré
12:40 – 13:00 A primal-dual interior point algorithm for convex quadratic programming based on a new kernel function
Hayet Roumili, Nawel Boudjellal and Benterki Djamel
13:00 – 14:20 Lunch
14:20 – 15:00 Plenary 3 – Imed Kacem
Polynomial approximation schemes: when the standard techniques become unavoidable
15:00 – 16:20 Parallel Sessions B
B1- Health Care Management 2
Chair: Khaoula Besbes
15:00 -15:20 Firm’s adaptation to low consumer sensitivity to nutritional health considerations: What public corrective strategy?
Manel Zahra Boutouis and Abdelhakim Hammoudi
15:20 -15:40 A Two-Stage Stochastic Home Healthcare routing and scheduling Problem
Khaoula Besbes and Issam Nouaouri
15:40 -16:00 Optimizing the Between-Class Variance using the VNS Metaheuristic for Brain MRI Segmentation
Mariem Miledi and Souhail Dhouib
16:00 – 16:20 Applying “lean management » to hospital logistics
Dorra Dridi and Younes Boujelbene
B2 – Logistics
Chair: Mohamed Dia
15:00 -15:20 A Mixed Integer Programming Model for Cargo Composition Problem Including Containers with Dangerous Goods
Kiros Gebrearegawi Kebedow and Johan Oppen
15:20 -15:40 Aligning Reliability Improvement Strategies in an Assembly System
Amirmohsen Golmohammadi, Alireza Tajbakhsh, Mohamed Dia and Matthias P. Takouda
15:40 -16:00 Port Efficiency and Competitiveness: the Case of European Ports
Rabeb Kammoun, Chokri Abdenadher and Souhir Abbes
16:00 – 16:20 Benchmarking Canadian Oil and Gas Companies
Mohamed Dia, Pawoumodom M. Takouda and Amirmohsen Golmohammadi
B3 – Scheduling 1
Chair: Imed Kacem and Faten Ben Chihaoui
15:00 -15:20 Exact and Approximate Temporal Partitioning Methods for Dynamic Reconfigurable Architecture
Fadel Abdallah, Camel Tanougast, Imed Kacem, Camille Diou and Daniel Singer
15:20 -15:40 A PTAS for Minimizing the Maximum Lateness and Makespan on Two-Parallel Machine
Gais Alhadi, Imed Kacem, Pierre Laroche and Izzeldin Osman
15:40 -16:00 Approximation Schemes for Minimizing the Maximum Lateness on a Single Machine with Release Times under Non-Availability or Deadline Constraints
Imed Kacem and Hans Kellerer
16:00 – 16:20 2-Dimensional packing algorithm on a variable size rectangular interface
Imed Kacem, Ilyes Kadri, Benoit Martin and Isabelle Pecci
B4 – Manufacturing and Service Management
Chair: David Moroz
15:00 -15:20 Disassembly Scheduling with Capacity Constraints, Safety stocks and Lost Component
Ilhem Slama, Mounir Benaissa and Faouzi Masmoudi
15:20 -15:40 Planning, exploitation and management of stocks in the cashew nut sector in Senegal
Amadou Saikou Diallo, Babacar Mbaye Ndiaye and Daouda Niang Diatta
15:40 – 16:00 From the World’s Manufacturing Factory to the World’s Innovation Lab: New Business Trends in China and Implications for Scholarship
Amy Zeng
16:00 – 16:20 The Hedonic Price for Whisky: Distiller’s Reputation, Age and Vintage
David Moroz and Bruno Pecchioli
16:20 – 16:40 Coffee Break
16:40 – 18:00 Parallel Session C
C1 – Health Care Management 3
Chair: Phillips Obasohan
16:40 – 17:00 Case Studies in Hospital Ward and Bed Management: Decision Support by Simulation and Optimization under Flexibility
Thomas Stoeck, Taieb Mellouli and Karsten Schwarz
17:00 – 17:20 Process mining in healthcare domain
Neyla Guennichi and Kamel Barkaoui
17:20 – 17:40 Women Autonomy, Wealth Status and Maternal Healthcare Utilization among Nigerian Women: Factor Analysis and Score Approach
Phillips Obasohan, Paul Gana, Mustapha A Mahmud, Ahmed Egbako Umar and Makada Abdullah
17:40 – 18:00 Cultural Impediments and Antenatal Care Utilization among Reproductive Age Women in Wushishi and Zungeru Communities in Niger State, Nigeria
Phillips Obasohan, Audu Makada, Mahmud A. Mustapha, Egbako Umar Ahmed, Paul Gana and Dorcas Nike Obasohan
C2 – Supply Chain Management
Chair: Taïcir Moalla Loukil
16:40 – 17:00 Bi-level Multi-objective programming in Supply Chain Management: A review
Maroua Abed, Taïcir Moalla Loukil and Fouad Ben Abdelaziz
17:00 – 17:20 Supply Chain Risk Models
Arij Lahmar
17:20 – 17:40 Group Decision Support for the Selection and Evaluation of 3PLs Suppliers: Literature Review
Hichem Brahmi, Zaki Brahmi and Khaled Jabeur
17:40 – 18:00 A Bi-Objective Stochastic Programming Model for the Household Waste Collection and Transportation Problem: Case of the City of Sousse
Haifa Jammeli, Hatem Masri and Mejdi Argoubi
C3 – Scheduling 2
Chair: Berndt Lindner
16:40 – 17:00 A linear programming model to solve the minimax multi-period substitutable resources production-allocation problem
Mohamed Essalah Salah and Younes Boujelben
17:00 – 17:20 Bi-objective Generator Maintenance Scheduling for a National Power Utility
Berndt Lindner and Jan Harm van Vuuren
17:20 – 17:40 Upper bounds for minimizing the total completion time in a two-machine Flow shop under release dates and blocking constraint
Ines Agrebi and Talel Ladhari
17:40 – 18:00 A Guided Tabu Search for the Vector Bin Packing Problem
Farida Mannai and Mongi Boulehmi
C4 – Data Finance
Chair: Sabri Boubaker
16:40 – 17:00 Predictability of Bitcoin Price- Evidence from Variance Ratio Tests
Khaled Guesmi, Stephane Goutte, Fathi Jouini and Samir Saadi
17:00 – 17:20 Decision-making support by cognitive maps to understand the effects of crowdfunding finance on entrepreneurial self-efficacy
Imen Abdennadher Gdoura, Karim Trabelsi and Anis Jarboui
17:20 – 17:40 The Difficult Apprehension of Blockchains by Law
Olivier Lasmoles
17:40 – 18:00 Do Good As Others are Doing Well : An Evidence from Corporate Employee Welfare Policy
Asad Ali-Rind, Souad Lajili Jarjir and Sabri Boubaker
18:00 – 19:00 AFROS Council Meeting
20:00 – 22:30 Conference Dinner
Tuesday 03/07/2018
8:00 – 8:40 Registration
8:40 – 9:20 Plenary 4 – James J. Cochran
Are p-Values the Problem?
9:20 – 10:40 Parallel Session D
D1 – Electric Vehicle Routing Problem
Chair: Hatem Masri
9:20 – 9:40 The Electric Vehicle Routing Problem: Literature Review
Najeh Dammak and Souhail Dhouib
9:40 – 10:00 A stochastic model for the design of electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Mouna Kchaou Boujelben and Celine Gicquel
10:00 – 10:20 A skewed general variable neighborhood search for solving the battery swap station location-routing problem with capacitated electric vehicles
Mannoubia Affi, Houda Derbel and Bassem Jarboui
10:20 – 10:40 A Hybrid Approach of Analytic Hierarchy Process-TOPSIS and Goal Programming for Electric Automobile Selection
Mustafa Hamurcu and Tamer Eren
D2 – Fuzziness and Uncertainty
Chair: Mehdi Mili
9:20 – 9:40 A Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchical Processing Model for Customers’ Bank Selection Decision
Minwir Alshamari and Mehdi Mili
9:40 – 10:00 Aspects of fuzzy logic decision making in crowdfunding: a review of literature
Imen Abdennadher Gdoura and Anis Jarboui
10:00 – 10:20 Analyst Forecast Accuracy and Policy Uncertainty throughout the Electoral and Economic Cycles
Lamia Chourou, Lynnette Purda and Samir Saadi
10:20 – 10:40 A Real Option Approach to Irreversible Investment in Petroleum Refinery under Revenue Uncertainty
Esosa Enoyoze and Sunday Omosigho
D3 – Stochastic Models
Chair: Safa Bhar Layeb
9:20 – 9:40 New Hierarchical Clustering Method in Interval Data
Roumaissa Kerboui and Moncef Abbas
9:40 – 10:00 European option pricing by simulation based on the retrograde stochastic differential equations
Rania Bouzid and Yacin Jerbi
10:00 – 10:20 The Generalized Discrete Cost Multicommodity Network Design Problem with Stochastic Demands
Imen Mejri, Safa Bhar Layeb, Farah Zeghal Mansour and Mohamed Haouari
10:20 – 10:40 Monopoly pricing in an M/M/1 unreliable queue with strategic customers
Fazia Rahmoune, Kamel Meziani and Mohammed Said Radjef
D4 – Efficiency and Performance Analysis
Chair: Meryem Masmoudi
9:20 – 9:40 Risk Management of a Project Management Process at TTE International-Onetech Group -Tunisia
Souha Belli, Faten Ben Chihaoui and Tarek Kharroubi
9:40 – 10:00 Efficiency analysis of terminal containers in the Port of Dakar using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Bootstrap approach
Karamoko Sita Diallo, Babacar Mbaye Ndiaye and Guy Degla
10:00 – 10:20 Reduction of the WIP in the Production unit BMW at LEONI Wiring systems Sousse-Tunisia
Latifa Ben Khaled, Faten Ben Chihaoui and Siwar Briki
10:20 – 10:40 Measuring technical efficiency and productive slacks of Tunisian manufacturing industry: A
comparative analysis between the traditional and the bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis
Rim Slimani and Maha Kalai
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:40 Plenary 5 – El-ghazali Talbi
Synergy between metaheuristics and machine learning
11:40 – 13:00 Parallel Session E
E1 – Data Analytics
Chair: Hans W. Ittmann
11:40 – 12:00 The Evolution of an Election Forecasting Model over 20 Years
Hans W. Ittmann
12:00 – 12:20 Application of the Choquet Integral in Clustering Method: K-Means
Roumaissa Kerboui and Moncef Abbas
12:20 – 12:40 Forecasting Financial Distress: A Comparative Study of Statistical and Artificially Intelligent Models with and without Financial Theory
Saban Celik, Bora Aktan and Berna Tektaş Sivrikaya
12:40 – 13:00 Implementation of WT and Neural Networks Algorithms for Speech Signal Denoising Optimization
Said Ouznadji, Djamel Chaabane and Messaoud Thameri
E2 – Multiple Criteria Decision Aid
Chair: Sarah Ben Amor
11:40 – 12:00 The SISINA Method: A Distance-Based Multi-Attribute Ranking Approach with Superiority and Inferiority Indexes
Moufida Hidouri and Abdelwaheb Rebaï
12:00 – 12:20 Using Multicriteria Decision Making Approach for Metro Projects Selection in Ankara
Mustafa Hamurcu and Tamer Eren
12:20 – 12:40 Using Principal component analysis to resolve interactive criteria decision making problems
Olfa Meddeb and Fouad Ben Abdelaziz
12:40 – 13:00 A Multiple-Criteria Decision Sorting Model for pharmaceutical suppliers’ selection under mixed imperfect data
Sarah Ben Amor, Renata Pelissari and Maria Celia de Oliveira
E3 – Vehicle Routing
Chair: Taieb Mellouli
11:40 – 12:00 From Vehicle Scheduling to Vehicle Routing: Problem structures, (dis-)similarities, complexities, practical issues, and efficient solution by “Merged Network Flows” Math Models, Part A: Problem Classes and Research Road Map
Taieb Mellouli
12:00 – 12:20 From Vehicle Scheduling to Vehicle Routing: Problem structures, (dis-)similarities, complexities, practical issues, and efficient solution by “Merged Network Flows” Math Models, Part B: Modelling towards Large Scale Optimization
Taieb Mellouli
12:20 – 12:40 Improved Biogeography-Based Optimization for the Selective Vehicle Routing Problem in a Collaborative Environment
Olfa Chebbi, Safa Bhar Layeb and Jouhaina Chaouachi
12:40 – 13:00 Minimizing Fuel Consumption in Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem
Dalila Tayachi and Cheima Jendoubi
13:00 – 14:20 Lunch
14:30 – 19:30 Sightseeing Tour of Carthage and Sidi Bou Said
Wednesday 04/07/2018
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:20 Parallel Sessions F
F1 – Multiple Objective Programming 1
Chair: Sahnoun M’Hammed
9:00 – 9:20 Non-efficient points approach for solving multiobjective linear problems
Houda Alaya, Fouad Ben Abdelaziz and Tarak Joulak
9:20 – 9:40 Multi-objective Flexible Job Shop Scheduling Problem: Simulation Approach
Yiyi Xu, Sahnoun M’Hammed, Fouad Ben Abdelaziz, David Baudry and Anne Louis
9:40 – 10:00 Solving the Bi-Objective Portfolio Optimization Problem with Uncertain Market Parameters: A Comparative Study
Meziane Aider, Mhand Hifi and Samira Bokhari
10:00 – 10:20 SWVP method (Surrogate Worth Value Path) for selecting Goal Programming variant
Lahmar Arij, François Galasso, Jacques Lamothe and Habib Chabchoub
F2 – Metaheuristics
Chair: El-ghazali Talbi
9:00 – 9:20 Multi-objective chicken swarm optimization for continuous optimization
Djaafar Zouache and Fouad Ben Abelaziz
9:20 – 9:40 A Hybrid approach for zero-one Multiple-Choice Knapsack Problem with Setup
Yassine Adouani, Malek Masmoudi, Iyad Alghoul and Bassem Jarboui
9:40 – 10:00 A greedy-based simulated annealing algorithm for the clustering problem in ad hoc networks
Khalil Amine
10:00 – 10:20 Meta-heuristics for surgical scheduling problem with hospitalization
Manel Belkhamsa, Malek Masmoudi, Iyad Alghoul and Bassem Jarboui
F3- Finance and Business Models
Chair: Imen Derouiche
9:00 – 9:20 Accruals Quality, Financial Constraints and Corporate Cash Holdings
Imen Derouiche, Karima Jemai and Hatem Mansali
9:20 – 9:40 Risk Adjusted Credit Pricing: Application to the state’s guarantee funds for Moroccan enterprises
Oussouadi Kamal
9:40 – 10:00 NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies for predicting financial distress: Evidence from Tunisia
Senda Belhaj Slimene and Chokri Mamoghli
10:00 – 10:20 Indications and guarantees of coopetition in strategic alliances: Evidence of fsQCA on a business model innovation
Sahar Ayadi, Younes Boujelben and Lotfi Khreifich
F4 – Transportation 1
Chair: Serigne Gueye
9:00 – 9:20 A genetic algorithm for the Multi-vehicle Covering Tour Problem
Manel Kamoun, Houda Derbel and Bassem Jarboui
9:20 – 9:40 A Genetic Algorithm for Rich Vehicle Routing Problems Optimization
Bochra Rabbouch, Foued SaÂdaoui and Rafaa Mraihi
9:40 – 10:00 A greedy evolutionary hybridization algorithm for the Optimal Network and Quadratic Assignment Problem
Mouhamadou Aliou Moutaga Tall Baldé, Babacar Mbaye Ndiaye and Serigne Gueye
10:00 – 10:20 Senegaulois Algorithm for Transportation Network and Land Use Problem
Mamadou Kone and Babacar Mbaye Ndiaye
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 – 12:00 Parallel Session G
G1 – Multiple Objective Programming 2
Chair: Sahnoun M’Hammed
10:40 – 11:00 Bi-objective scheduling of multi-processor tasks on two dedicated processors
Adel Kacem and Abdelaziz Dammak
11:00 – 11:20 An Integrated Approach of Analytic Network Process and Goal Programming Model for Effective Usage of resources in the Higher Education
Mustafa Hamurcu and Tamer Eren
11:20 -11:40 Improved Branch and Bound for Scheduling a No-wait Two-machine Flow-shop to Minimize the Makespan under Non-Availability Constraints
F. Ben Chihaoui, I. Kacem, A. B. Hadj-Alouane and N. Dridi
11:40 – 12:00 A multi-objective approach for cell formation problem
Soukaina Triki, Malek Masmoudi and Hichem Kamoun
G2 – Health Care Management 4
Chair: Salah Ben Abdallah
10:40 – 11:00 VMI and demand pooling effect in pharmaceutical supply chain
Mouna Elarbi, Malek Masmoudi, Omar Ayadi and Faouzi Masmoudi
11:00 – 11:20 Medical equipment maintenance optimization: Mixed-Integer Linear Programming
Zeineb Ben Houria, Malek Masmoudi and Ahmad Al Hanbali
11:20 -11:40 A HVNS algorithm for solving multistage operating room scheduling integrating building surgical team constraints
Marwa Khalfalli and Hichem Kamoun
11:40 – 12:00 An improved tabu search algorithm for surgery scheduling problem with maximal time lags
Marwa Khalfalli
G3 – Transportation 2
Chair: Mohamed Ayman Boujelben
10:40 – 11:00 Worldwide Passenger Flows Estimation
Rodrigo Acuna-Agost, Ezequiel Geremia, Thiago Gouveia, Serigne Gueye, Micheli Knechtel and Philippe Michelon
11:00 – 11:20 GVNS algorithm to solve the Technician Routing and Scheduling Problem
Sana Frifita, Ines Mathlouthi, Malek Masmoudi and Abdelaziz Dammak
11:20 -11:40 The Crew pairing problem for the Tunisian airline company based on Hybrid approach
Hela Jedidi, Ons Abdelkhalek, Hela Masri and Saoussen Krichen
11:40 – 12:00 A new model for the green tourist trip design problem
Rami Jouirou, Hela Masri, Ons Abdelkhalek and Saoussen Krichen
G4 – OR and Education
Chair: Sue Merchant
10:40 – 11:00 The Current Status of OR in Africa
Hans W. Ittmann
11:00 – 11:20 Designing an Undergraduate Honours Programme in Operations Research
Philimon Nyamugure and James Cochran
11:20 -11:40 The Development of OR in Africa
Maseka Lesaoana
11:40 – 12:00 Visualizing the knowledge domain of Operations Research and Management Science in Africa: a bibliometric analysis
Emna Ammari and Mejdi Argoubi
12:00 – 12:20 TDAS Awards Ceremony
12:20 – 12:40 Closing Ceremony
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Doctoral Workshop
17:00 – 18:00 TDAS Council Meeting