HOST CITY

Location

The conference is hosted at Algiers, the capital of Algeria.
The conference will be held at CERIST.
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Algiers

Algiers nicknamed “The White”, is Algeria’s capital and the Country largest city. Called “Icosium” (Seagull Island) by the Romans, who founded the city around the 4th Century BC, Algiers is a city whose atmosphere stimulates imagination. Located at the foot of a hill of white buildings and overlooking the world’s second most beautiful bay, the city enjoys an exceptional setting and is beautiful to look at.

Some of Algiers’ most prestigious sites include:
Grand Post Office
Grand Post of Algiers is located in the heart of Algiers. This is the main tourist center landmark called Algiers city center. Great Post is a building of neo-Moorish style, built in 1910 and houses the post office in the heart of the Algerian city of Algiers.


The Basilica of Notre Dame d’Afrique
Erected in 1872 in the Byzantine style, the Basilica of Our Lady of Africa is a monument dedicated to the Virgin Mary (known as Lalla Meriem in Arabic). Inside the church, the top of the chancel bears an inscription in French reading:”Notre Dame d’Afrique, Pray for us and for the Muslims“.


The Admiralty
L’Amirauté is the area of Algiers harbor where the Port Authority and Coast Guard headquarters are located. It is also a marina where small boats and ships are stationed.


Djamaa El Kebir
Algiers’ oldest mosque, “The Big Mosque” was built in the 11th Century under the Almoravid Dynasty (1056-1147).


The Casbah
It is the Old City – Turkish City – of Algiers. Originally the term ”casbah“ designated the Citadel which was overlooking the ”Medina“, or town. Gradually, over time, the term came to include the entire old city. The fortifications that protected the Casbah, as well as the top and bottom of the city, have now disappeared.
”In building the Casbah, the old masters had achieved an architectural and urbanism masterpiece“, said the famous French architect Le Corbusier. It is a fact that this compact mass in the heart of Algiers never ceases to amaze and surprise the visitors. Hanging on a hillside, houses are overlaid. Terraces overlook other terraces where, with the sea as background, colorful clothes are left to dry in the sun. From steep stairways to alleys sneaking under corbelled constructions or out in the open, everything makes the Casbah a real labyrinth, where getting lost is always a lot of fun.


Ketchaoua Mosque
This imposing mosque was built in 1794 by Baba Hassan, the Turkish Dey who ruled Algiers at that time. Across from the Ketchaoua Mosque is the beautiful residence of Dar Aziza Bent el Bey (Palace of Princess Azziza, Daughter of the Bey).



The Martyrs’ Monument (Maqam Eshaheed)
Located high over the Algiers hill, this 92 m monument was built in 1984. It has three concrete and steel palms shooting up from a vast esplanade over the ”Eternal Flame“. The monument is dedicated to those who sacrificed themselves for Algeria’s independence during the war of national liberation.


Casbah – World Heritage
That is how UNESCO presents, in a short description, Algiers Casbah, listed by the United Nations institution as mankind universal heritage. A 100-acre triangle, located on a 125 m high hill, this place called the Old Town, is a jewel case hosted by a hill overhanging the sea. It was accessible through ·five doors: Bab El Oued, Bab Edzira (that no longer exists), Bab Azzoun, Bab Ejdid and Bab El Bahria. In addition to its architectural treasures, the Casbah is a famous historical site, the most sensational pages of which have been written during the November Revolution. This city, which has been immortalized by several films, remains a lively emblematic place in Algiers.


Villa Abdel-el-Tif
One of the oldest residences of the Dey of Algiers. It is located uphill from the “Jardin d’Essais” park and agronomy research center.

While each of Algiers’ many old neighborhoods, including Bordj EI Bahri, Belcourt, Bologhine, Ain-Beniane, EI-Harrach, Bouzaréah, Bab EI-Oued, La Grande Poste, the Casbah,Hydra and Soustara, has its own history and secrets, they all share in the city’s same history and the same passions and love for life. Algiers pours out on its inhabitants the same joy, the joy of interdependent and warm people. Algiers has given birth to poets, painters and musicians.


ORGANIZER

CERIST

CERIST

DTISI

Research Division DTISI


SPONSORS and PATRONS


Technical Sponsors:

IEEE
IEEE Algeria

Financial Sponsors:

CERIST
DGRSDT
ATRST
ARPT

Patrons:

Bull Algeria
NAFTAL
MOBILIS
Sonelgaz
Algérie Télécom
SONATRACH

IMPORTANT DATES


Paper Submission
September 23, 2013

October 07, 2013


Demo Submission
December 23, 2013

Author Notification
December 01, 2013
December 17, 2013


Demo Notification
January 20, 2014

Camera Ready
December 16, 2013
January 06, 2014


Conference Dates
March 24-25, 2014