9th International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies in Urban Environments

Data Driven City

November 23-25, 2023

Faculty of Applied Sciences of Ait Melloul, Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco

Organized by:

Faculty of Applied Sciences of Ait Melloul
Ibn Zohr Agadir University, Morocco
Ait Melloul
Paragraph Laboratory
Paris8 University | CY Cergy-Paris University, France


History of city has always been linked to that of technological developments. Digital technology reinforces the city in its quest for new dynamics of spatial and temporal reconfigurations that can contain new socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-political ruptures and practices.

HyperUrban conferences offer scientific and technological debates and reflections on city evolving, in architectural, artistic, communicational, informational, philosophical, political, socioeconomic, strategic, technical and urban planning terms.

These meetings are addressed to all actors who "think" and "live" the city in the post-digital era, whether they are administrators, architects, artists, researchers, economists, philosophers, politicians, psychologists, sociologists, urban planners or visionaries.

The term HyperUrban questions the territorial changes generated by digital technologies from a multi and trans disciplinary perspective.
For years, digital devices have been included in public policies, as facilitators of the establishment of creative economy which is an important issu of cooperation between arts, sciences, technologies and industry. By promoting cross-functionality between sectors of activity, it stimulates innovation and competitiveness in terms of the supply of products and services. The concept of creativity is not limited only to the cultural, creative and communication industries, but it also concerns development policies and territorial planning. In this case, creativity consists on the implementation of various actions: communicational, organizational, technological, artistic, cultural, urban planning, etc. with the aim of reducing spatial and societal inequalities, and encouraging the participation of citizens, for example via intermediation platforms.


The term "Data Cities" incorporates postmodernism, inventiveness, adventure and creation. Postmodernism, in the sense of Jencks1, by proposing conceptual breaks with certain urban practices and designs on the one hand and on the other hand by referring to new concepts resulting from Data Science which can enrich urban imagination, such as the concepts of social networks, the Internet of Things (IOT), connectivity, traceability, ubiquity, etc.
In a context of data cities, i.e. digital city, inventiveness becomes a daily practice that is part of city life. Today, all inhabitant involved in the development of the social, cultural, artistic, economic or political city, is "naturally" invited to invent and/or continually renew his practices of communication, information, production , sharing, exchange and existence in the new hybridized spaces of the city.
The concept of "data cities" evokes questions, which are strongly and discreetly, existential that can abolish many dogmas as welle as cultural, philosophical and ethical borders relating to the "City in the making".

HU9 addresses the issue of the Data Driven City and not limited to it, it remains open to any contribution proposing reflections and/or achievement(s) in the following areas (non-exhaustive list):

Partners of the 9th edition

DIDA, Florence, Italy
Mons University, Belgium U-MONS
SicLab Laboratoiry
Côte d'Azur University, France
CISDU, Centro Internazionale di Studi sul Disegno Urbano Firenze
Florence, Italy
UMR Prism
Marseille, France
LARSH Laboratoiry, DeVisu Départment
Hauts-de-France Polytechnique University, France

Conference Languages

The official languages are French and English, for papers and presentations.

Important Dates

The schedule for scientific contributions is as follows:

March 31, 2023 deadline for submitting abstracts The submission of the abstract is done via the platform (Easychair, address to copy in the browser bar):
May 30, 2023 notification of acceptance of abstracts by email
July 20, 2023 (extension to 31 July, latest deadline) deadline for the registration of participating authors
September 15, 2023 deadline for sending full papers (in digital version) only for registered authors and participants in the conference for evaluation (selection of the best papers for a collective book)
September 20, 2023 deadline for payment of participation fees at the preferential rate (180euros)
November 23 and 24, 2023 Progress of the conference at the Faculty of Applied Sciences of Ait Melloul, Ibn Zohr University, Agadir

Instructions to authors

Abstracts (for communication in Syposium)

A notice will be given for an oral communication at the conference. Abstracts will be subject to a double-blind reviewer by the scientific committee. Abstract submission is to be uploaded at Easychair platform (address to copy in the browser bar):

Abstracts of communications will be published in online digital proceedings.

Full article(for a collective book publication) Following the symposium, the complete texts submitted, will be expertized a second time in double-blind, the selected papers will be published in a collective book, by Europia editions, Paris, France
  • The complete article (25000 characters maximum) must between 7 and 14 pages long.
  • The text must be formatted obligatorily, according to the following elements:
    • First page: Main title of the paper, subtitle (if there is one), Summary no more than 300 words, A list of 6 keywords maximum.
    • Second page and following pages: the content of the paper with numbered paragraphs.
    • References: The citation style to be used for HU.9 is APA. Please use the following APA resources:
    • Please download and apply the style sheet for your article layout hu9-stylesWord-europia.doc
Contributions should be fully anonymized and should not reveal: author(s), affiliation(s), institution(s), laboratory(s).
The authors of the accepted papers at the end of the evaluation process will be invited to submit a non-anonymized version.

Registration / Participation fees

Registration (befor July 20, 2023)

Registration is compulsory at least for one of the authors of each accepted communication.

Authors are invited to complete the following register form: Author registrations are closed

Participation fees (befor September 20, 2023)

Terms of payment and participation fees are as follows:

Fees for registration before September 20, 2023 Academic / Professional: 180 euros including tax
Fees for registration after September 20, 2023 Academic / Professional: 250 euros including tax

Participation fees include:

Participation fees:

Payment by bank transfer to Europia Productions Identification Internationale (IBAN)
IBAN FR76 3000 3031 9000 0207 2706 978
Identification internationale de la Banque (BIC) SOGEFRPP
Payment by purchase order (public bodies) The purchase order must be made out to the name of:
Europia productions
15 avenue de Ségur, 75007 Paris, France.
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Bank check payment The bank check must be attached to the registration form and made payable to: Europia Productions
Be sure to mention your name and the HyperUrbain.9 reference on the back of the bank check.
Europia Productions, 15 avenue de Ségur, 75007 Paris, France.


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Welcoming to the participants: 9h00
Opening of the Symposium: 9h30
  • Mot de Mr Abdelaziz Bendou, Président de l'Université Ibnou Zohr, Agadir
  • Mot de Mr Ali Rachidi, Doyen de la Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, Ait melloul
  • Mot de Mr Khaldoun Zreik, Directeur de l’UFR Sciences et des Technologies du Numérique, Université Paris 8
Intervention invitée : 9h45-10H30
Modérée par Mr Ali Rachidi, Doyen de la Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, Ait melloul
-Digitalisation des produits de l'HCP : enjeux et réalisations
Lhoucine Al ARABI, Directeur de HCP, Agadir, Maroc
Session Smart-city : 10h45 - 12h30
Modérée par Nasreddine Bouhai, Université de Paris 8

-L’idéal de la ville réplicable au défi des éléments invisibles. De la perspective géométrique aux Digital Twins, les enjeux des liens entre l’espace urbain et ses représentations
Marida Di Crosta (Université Lyon 3, France), Boris Huljak (CNRS@CREATE, Singapore) and Caroline Chaux (CNRS, IPAL ,Singapore)

-The Street-Smart City: Mapping Relational Networks in the Slums of Rio de Janeiro
Felipe Loureiro, Roberto Bartholo and Aline Brufato (Laboratório Tecnologias, Diálogos e Sítios, COPPE UFRJ, Brazil)

Coffee break

-Trafic routier et pollution de l'air à Paris : une carte interactive pour visualiser la répartition des émissions de CO2
Youssef Mekouar, Imad Saleh (Laboratoire Paragraphe, Université Paris VIII, France) and Mohamed Karim (LIMAS – USMBA, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah de Fès, Maroc)

-Smart Dublin. Évolution des méthodes participatives dans la ville numérique
Stanislav Kurakin (Laboratoire Paragraphe, Université Paris VIII, France)

Lunch break

Session City data et City event : 13h15-16h15
Modérée par Nasreddine Bouhai, Université de Paris 8

-City Sonic Data – quand la création sonore numérique redéfinit l’itinérance urbaine
Philippe Franck (Laboratoire Paragraphe, Université de Paris VIII, France)

-City data, de la cité idéale aux données numériques
Bernard Anaïs (Université catholique de l'Ouest, France)

-Les corps ignorés de la ville des données : exploration poétique et artistique
Jordan Fraser Emery (Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France / Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Coffee break

-Blockchain pour sécuriser des réseaux internet des objets (IdO) dans smart city
Imad Saleh (Laboratoire Paragraphe, Université Paris VIII, France) and Youssef Mekouar (Laboratoire Paragraphe, Université Paris VIII, France / LIMAS – USMBA, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah de Fès, Maroc)

-] P P P [ : Pol Pipoling Project
Marc Veyrat (Laboratoire Paragraphe, Université Paris VIII, France), Gaëtan Le Coarer (LLSETI, Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, France)

Friday, November 24, 2023

Welcoming to the participants : 9h00
Session Modélisation des données : 9h30-10h30

-Le territoire intelligent de demain : du Vivant aux jumeaux numériques
Hassan Ait Haddou, Claire Bailly and Jean Magerand (EVCAU, École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-Val de Seine, France)

-Quelle « designabilité » des dispositifs numériques pour mieux intégrer l’habitant dans les processus participatifs ?
Smail Khainnar (Laboratoire DeVisU-LARSH, Université Polytechnique Hauts-De-France, France)

Session Médiation et attractivité territoriales : 10h45-12h30

-Evolution des écritures et lectures médiatiques des sites touristiques par l’appareil photo
Natacha Cyrulnik (Laboratoire PRISM, Université d’Aix-Marseille, CNRS, France)

Coffee break

-Les nouveaux territoires de l’expérience hyperurbaine: L’enjeu de la gamification du patrimoine dans les mondes numériques immersifs
Julien Angelini, Elia Vallecalle and Marie-Michèle Venturini (UMR CNRS 6240 LISA, Université de Corse, France)

-Le numérique au service de la médiation du territoire
Douniazed Chibane and Hafida Boulekbache (Laboratoire LARSH, Université Polytechnique des Hauts-de-France, France)

Lunch break

Session Dispositifs GéoWeb/SIG : 15h00- 16h30

-Utilisation du Géoweb communautaire pour améliorer la (co)conception des plans d’aménagement. Cas de la ville de Taourirt au Maroc
Jihane Saidi, Abdelowahed Hajjaji (Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées El Jadida - Université Chouaib Doukkali, Maroc) and Abdessalam Hijab (Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, France)

-Le web SIG, un outil approprié pour la gouvernance urbaine
Evariste Faye (UMR IDEES, Université de Rouen, France)

The Closing of the Symposium: 16h30-17h00

Scientific organizing committee

International Advisory Board

Local organizing committee

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