SEMIT 2023 Keynote Speakers




Opening Ceremony Speech

"AI in Manufacturing: Example of a Large European Project ASSISTANT"


Prof. Alexandre Dolgui

Fellow of IISE, Distinguished Professor

Head of Automation, Production and Computer Sciences Department
La Chantrerie, 4, rue Alfred Kastler - B.P. 20722, F-44307 NANTES Cedex 3, France

Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Production Research

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Alexandre Dolgui is a Fellow of IISE, a Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Head of the Automation, Production, and Computer Sciences Department at IMT Atlantique, campus in Nantes, France. His research focuses on manufacturing line design, production planning and scheduling, and supply chain engineering. His main results are based on exact mathematical programming methods and their intelligent coupling with automatic control techniques, heuristics and metaheuristics algorithms. He has contributed to the theory of assembly line balancing, combinatorial design of machining lines, process planning, supply chain scheduling, lot sizing and replenishment planning under uncertainties as well as to the theory of resilience and risk analysis in supply networks. He is the author of over 800 publications and communications, numerous books and articles, the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Production Research, an area editor of Computers & Industrial Engineering, a member of the editorial boards for several other journals, including the International Journal of Production Economics, Fellow of the European Academy for Industrial Management, Member of the Board of the International Foundation for Production Research, former Chair of IFAC TC 5.2 Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control, and Member of IFIP WG 5.7 Advances in Production Management Systems. Prof. Alexandre Dolgui has received numerous international and French awards for his research: best PhD theses, best articles in leading journals, ...  He is in the short list of Highly Cited Researchers in the field of Engineering by Clarivate.


Closing Ceremony Speech

"Optimal Management of Defined Contribution Pension Funds under the Effect of Inflation, Mortality and Uncertainty"

Prof. Gerhard Wilhelm Weber

Poznan University of Technology, Poland,

EURO Conference Advisor,

Chair of IFORS Developing Countries Online Resources,

Honorary chair of some EURO and international working groups, Institute of Applied Mathematics, METU, Ankara, Turkey

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Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber is a Professor at Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland, at Faculty of Engineering Management. His research is on mathematics, statistics, operational research, data science, machine learning, finance, economics, medicine, neuro-, bio- and earth-sciences, development, cosmology and spirituality. He is involved in the organization of scientific life internationally. He received Diploma and Doctorate in Mathematics, and Economics / Business Administration, at RWTH Aachen, and Habilitation at TU Darmstadt (Germany). He replaced professorships at University of Cologne, and TU Chemnitz, Germany. At Institute of Applied Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, he was a Professor in Financial Mathematics and Scientific Computing, and Assistant to the Director, and has been a member of five further graduate schools, institutes and departments of METU. G.-W. Weber has affiliations at Universities of Siegen (Germany), Federation University (Ballarat, Australia), University of Aveiro (Portugal), University of North Sumatra (Medan, Indonesia), Malaysia University of Technology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, KTO Karatay University (Konya, Turkey), Vidyasagar University (Midnapore, India), Mazandaran University of Science and Technology (Babol, Iran), Istinye University (Istanbul, Turkey), Georgian International Academy of Sciences, at EURO (Association of European OR Societies) where he is “Advisor to EURO Conferences” and IFORS (International Federation of OR Societies), where he is member in many national OR societies, working groups, IFORS Newsletter and IFORS Developing Countries Online Resources, at Pacific Optimization Research Activity Group, etc. G.-W. Weber has supervised many MSc. and PhD. students, authored and edited numerous books and articles, and given many presentations from a diversity of areas, in theory, methods and practice. He has been a member of many international editorial, special issue and award boards; he participated at numerous research projects; G.-W. Weber received various recognitions.


"Cooperative Game Theory under Interval Uncertainty and its Applications on Economics and Operations Research Situations (in memory of Prof. Dr. Stef Tijs)"

Prof. Sırma Zeynep Alparslan Gök

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta-Türkiye 

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Dr. Sırma Zeynep ALPARSLAN-GÖK was born in Ankara-Türkiye. She works as a full-time professor at Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Süleyman Demirel University in Isparta-Türkiye. She holds PhD at Institute of Applied Mathematics in Scientific Computing (Middle East Technical University, Türkiye) and BSc in Mathematics (Ankara University, Türkiye). Her research interests are Cooperative Game Theory, Operations Research, Optimization and Scientific Computing. She has co-authored research papers at various core journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She has educated several graduate students and is currently working with the others. She leads as editor, guest editor and editorial board member in several journals, journal special issues and book projects.







Cooperative game theory has been enriched recently with several models, which provide decision making support in collaborative situations under uncertainty. Such models are generalizations of the classical model related with the type of the coalition values. In the sequel the characteristic functions are not real valued as in classical case, but they capture the uncertainty on the outcome of cooperation in its different forms such as interval, grey and fuzzy uncertainty.

To incorporate uncertainty in cooperative game theory is motivated by the real world, where noise in observation and experimental design, incomplete information and further vagueness in preference structures and decision making play an important role. This causes a great mathematical challenge which is approached and well understood in the case of interval uncertainty.

This talk surveys the mathematical foundations of cooperative interval game theory and its connection in economics and Operations Research situations.

Other types of cooperative games under uncertainty are also briefly mentioned.


"Recent Advances in Agriculture Supply Chain Network Design"


Dr. Mostafa Hajiaghaei-Keshteli

Associate Professor (Research)

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 

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Dr. Mostafa Hajiaghaei-Keshteli is an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. He is also the head of the research department at the Center of Sustainable Smart Logistics (CLIS). He is one of the top 2% of scientists worldwide, according to Elsevier-Stanford reports in 2021 and 2022. According to SciVal, he is one of the top 5 in Supply Chain, and also according to, he is one of the top 8 scientists in Engineering in Mexico. Prof. Mostafa has developed famous metaheuristics, such as Keshtel Alg., Red Deer Alg., Tree Growth Alg., and Social Engineering Optimizer. Besides, he is an Associate Editor in the Journals of Applied Soft Computing (ASOC), Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI), and Expert Systems with Application (ESWA). He has a solid industrial background in different industries as a General Manager, R&D and Project Manager, and Consulter in Agriculture, Food, Automotive, and Engine industries.




The agricultural business is rapidly evolving, driven by technological advancements, changing consumer demands, and the need for sustainable practices. As we navigate the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, optimizing agriculture supply chains becomes crucial for ensuring food security, reducing waste, considering sustainability and circular economy, and maximizing efficiency. In this keynote address, we will delve into the recent breakthroughs in agriculture supply chains that are revolutionizing the way we produce, distribute, and consume food. By harnessing the power of cutting-edge technologies, data-driven insights, and innovative practices, we are witnessing an unprecedented transformation that promises to reshape the future of agriculture, especially agriculture supply chain network design.


"Internet of Medical Things and Artificial Internet of Medical Things:

Revolutionizing Healthcare"

Prof. Anand Nayyar

Vice-Chairman (Research) and Director- IoT and Intelligent Systems Lab

School of Computer Science-Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam

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Dr. Anand Nayyar received Ph.D (Computer Science) from Desh Bhagat University in 2017 in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Swarm Intelligence and Network Simulation. He is currently working in School of Computer Science-Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam as Professor, Scientist, Vice-Chairman (Research) and Director- IoT and Intelligent Systems Lab. A Certified Professional with 125+ Professional certifications from CISCO, Microsoft, Amazon, EC-Council, Oracle, Google, Beingcert, EXIN, GAQM, Cyberoam and many more. Published more than 175+ Research Papers in various High-Quality ISI-SCI/SCIE/SSCI Impact Factor- Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 Journals cum Scopus/ESCI indexed Journals, 70+ Papers in International Conferences indexed with Springer, IEEE and ACM Digital Library, 40+ Book Chapters in various SCOPUS/WEB OF SCIENCE Indexed Books with Springer, CRC Press, Wiley, IET, Elsevier with Citations: 10500+, H-Index: 55 and I-Index: 195. Member of more than 60+ Associations as Senior and Life Member like: IEEE (Senior Member) and ACM (Senior Member). He has authored/co-authored cum Edited 50+ Books of Computer Science. Associated with more than 600+ International Conferences as Programme Committee/Chair/Advisory Board/Review Board member. He has 18 Australian Patents, 7 German Patents, 4 Japanese Patents, 33 Indian Design cum Utility Patents, 7 UK Patents, 1 USA Patent, 3 Indian Copyrights and 2 Canadian Copyrights to his credit in the area of Wireless Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IoT, Healthcare, Drones, Robotics and Image Processing. Awarded 44 Awards for Teaching and Research—Young Scientist, Best Scientist, Best Senior Scientist, Asia Top 50 Academicians and Researchers, Young Researcher Award, Outstanding Researcher Award, Excellence in Teaching, Best Senior Scientist Award, DTU Best Professor and Researcher Award- 2019, 2020-2021, 2022, Distinguished Scientist Award by National University of Singapore, Obada Prize 2023 and many more. He is listed in Top 2% Scientists as per Stanford University (2020, 2021, 2022) , Ad Index (Rank No:1 Duy Tan University, Rank No:1 Computer Science in Viet Nam) and Listed on (Top Scientist of Computer Science in Viet Nam- National Ranking: 2; D-Index: 31). He is acting as Associate Editor for Wireless Networks (Springer), Computer Communications (Elsevier), International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET) (Inderscience), Frontiers in Computer Science, PeerJ Computer Science, Human Centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS), Tech Science Press- IASC, IET-Quantum Communications, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, IET Networks, IJDST, IJISP, IJCINI, IJGC, IJSIR. He is acting as Managing Editor of IGI-Global Journal, USA titled “International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS)and Editor-in-Chief of IGI-Global, USA Journal titled “International Journal of Smart Vehicles and Smart Transportation (IJSVST)”. He has reviewed more than 2500+ Articles for diverse Web of Science and Scopus Indexed Journals. He is currently researching in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Swarm Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Blockchain, Cyber Security, Healthcare Informatics, Big Data and Wireless Communications.








With the accelerated pace of life, people don’t want to spend more time on hospital registration, procedure, and other trivial things. Internet of medical things can help it by applying internet in medical staff, like the patient can make an appointment online, the personal information and the very first disease description can be sent to hospital information system and assigned to a doctor, which decreases time on waiting and personal information registration. For people living somewhere far away from medical resources, remote medical treatment may be a good choice to let the man away from distant puzzles. Even inside the hospital, the internet can be useful by sending physical checking messages from doctor to specialist for a traffic injured patient. Internet of medical things can be really helpful in our life, and we do need it.

The internet of medical things (IoMT), also known as healthcare IoT, describes almost any type of internet-connected medical or wellness device. From smart stethoscopes to consumer wearables, examples
of this trending development in healthcare tech continue to pop up.
In this lecture, a detailed conceptual methodology of concept and techniques deriving Internet of Medical Things and connected terminologies will be elaborated. The lecture will also outline, case studies, latest technologies and research orientations.