Exploring the status of EO/GI in Algeria

SEED4NA Algeria 2021

An Online Event, Wednesday June 2nd, 2021

As part of the SEED4NA project, the University of Oran 1 Ahmed Ben Bella and the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB) are co-organizing on Wednesday June 2nd, 2021, an online event on current challenges and requirements of education and research in Geospatial Information Management, Spatial Data Infrastructure and Earth Observation Technologies in Algeria. Geospatial information is widely recognized as a crucial component for the national infrastructure and knowledge economy. It provides an effective support for informed decision-making in all activity sectors in accordance with national development priorities and sustainable development goals.

SEED4NA is an ERASMUS+ CBHE project involving 14 partners from Europe and North Africa. It aims to improve the quality of higher education in North Africa in the fields of SDI and EO, and to enhance its relevance for the labour market and society through the development of new and innovative SDI/EO curricula.

This event aims to bring together teachers, experts, practitioners and students to discuss and share their experiences and thoughts on all relevant issues in GI/EO, such as:

  • Current status of development and usage of GI/EO data and technologies in Algeria
  • Design of innovative curricula adapted to national requirements
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures, GI Data Sharing and Standards
  • Academic Research
  • Vocational Education and Training


Morning Session: Academia

–      9:00-9:10: Introduction to the event – USTHB/UORAN1

–      9:10-9:30 : Welcome addresses from Pr. Ahmed HAMOU, Rector of UORAN1 and Pr. Nourredine OUALI, Vice-Rector for External Affairs and International Cooperation at USTHB

–      9:30-10:00 : Mejdi KADDOUR (UORAN1), SEED4NA: Activities and Outcomes

–      10:00-10:30 : Mohamed HAMOUDI (USTHB), Education and Research in GI/EO at USTHB

–      10:30-10:45 :  Break

–      10:45-11:15 : Nourredine ARIBI (UORAN1), SEED4NA Stakeholder Requirements

–      11:15-11:45: Yahia LEBBAH (UORAN1), CUPAGIS – Design of a Bachelor curriculum of EO/GI applied to Precision Agriculture

–      11:45-12:15: Habib MOUISSA (University of Djelfa), Applications of EO in Forestry


Afternoon Session: Stakeholders

–  14:00-14:30 : Danny VANDENBROUCKE (KU Leuven, Belgium), Introduction to Spatial Data Infrastructures

–   14:30- 15:00 : Sofiane KAROUI (CTS/ASAL), Advanced Methods for Images Processing in Spatial Remote-Sensing

–   15:00-15:30 : El Mahfoud SEDJELMACI (InfoCarto, Oran), Overview of InfoCarto: an IT and Geomatic Services Company 

–   15:30- 15.45 : Break

–   15:45-16:15 : Matouk AMIMEUR (BNEDER, Algiers), Leveraging Earth Observation for rural development at BNEDER

–   16:15-16:45 : Ali BENAHMED DAHO (TransformaTek, Ain Temouchent), Architecting Location Intelligence platforms using open source components

–  16:45-17:15 :  Issam BOUKERCH (CTS/ASAL), Introduction to Laser Scanners

–  17:15-17:30 : Discussion and Wrap-up

Organization Committee

M. Kaddour (UORAN1), A. Kourgli (USTHB), N. Aribi (UORAN1), Y. Smara (USTHB), R. Kheddam (USTHB), M. Ouarzeddine (USTHB), L. Bouchemakh (USTHB)


Participation to the event is open to anyone interested in the addressed topics. Please fill in the form on the link below to receive later the connection details.

Many thanks in advance for your interest.


If you have any question on the event, you can contact the organizers at mejdi.kaddour@gmail.com

This project has received funding from the Erasmus + capacity building in higher education under projec reference number 610328-EPP-1 -2019-1-BE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

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