Imed Kacem
University Paul Verlaine – Metz, France
Biography:

Imed Kacem was born in 1976. He received the Diploma of “INGENIEUR” from the ENSAIT (French High School), and his M.Sc. degree from the University of Lille 1, France, both in 2000, as well as his Ph.D. degree in 2003 in control and computer science (flexible job-shop scheduling) from the Ecole Centrale de Lille, France. He obtained the “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” (HDR) degree from the University of Paris-Dauphine in 2007 in combinatorial optimization. From 2003 to 2009, he was Associate Professor with the Charles Delaunay Institute at the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT, France) in the Research Group for Optimization of Industrial Systems. During the year 2007/2008 he was with the National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS, France). Since 2009, he is Professor at the University Paul Verlaine – Metz (UPV-M, France) in the Computer Science Research Group (LITA).

Since June 2010, he is the head of the Computer Science Department at the University Paul Verlaine – Metz (UPV-M, France).
 
Scientific activities
His research interests include combinatorial optimization, approximation, scheduling, packing, transportation systems, and maintenance. He is the author of more than 100 publications in refereed journals (Discrete Applied Mathematics, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Journal of Scheduling, International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Operational Research, 4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research, Computers & Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, International Journal of Production Research, Computers & Operations Research, ...), in conferences, in books, and chapters of books.
He is an Area Editor for:
·         Computers & Industrial Engineering (ELSEVIER)
He is an Associate Editor for:
·         European Journal of Industrial Engineering (INDERSCIENCE)
He was a Guest Editor for:
·         Computers & Industrial Engineering (ELSEVIER, 2011)
·         Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering (SPRINGER, JSSSE, Volume 17, Number 2, 2008)
·         European Journal of Industrial Engineering (INDERSCIENCE, EJIE, VOLUME 2, N2, 2008)
·         International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (INDERSCIENCE, IJAOM, VOLUME 1, N4, 2009)
·         European Journal of Industrial Engineering (INDERSCIENCE, EJIE, VOMUME 4, N4, 2010)
·         International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling (INDERSCIENCE, IJBPSCM, VOLUME 3, N1, 2011)
·         International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing (IGI, IJAMC, VOLUME 2, N1, 2011)
·         International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research (INDERSCIENCE, IJMOR, VOLUME 4, N3, 2012)
·         International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (INDERSCIENCE, IJAOM, VOLUME 3, N2, 2011)
He is a Member of the Editorial Board for:
·         International Journal of Planning and Scheduling (INDERSCIENCE)
·         Advances in Operations Research (HPC)
·         European Journal of Industrial Engineering (2007-2010, Ass. Editor now)
·         International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (INDERSCIENCE)
·         International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing (IGI)
·         Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (Sientific Advances)
·         Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (IIIC)
·         International Journal of Combinatorial Optimization Problems and Informatics
·         Journal of Service Science and Management (Scientific Research)
·         Journal of Industrial Systems Engineering (IIIE)
He was Organization Chairman of:
·         IEEE/CIE’39 International Conference
·         IEEE/ICSSSM06 
·         WAC/ISIAC06
 
Honors
·         2010: Lorraine Universities Award (« Grand Prix de la Recherche 2010 des Universités Lorraines »).
·         2010: Premium of Scientific Excellence since October 2010, evaluation: A (« Prime d’Excellence Scientifique PES, évalution : A »).
·         2009: Robert Faure Award (Third Award, attributed each 3 years by the ROADEF--Société Française de Recherche Opérationnelle et Aide à la Décision, to a young researcher under 35 years old).
·         since 2008: He is listed in “Who's Who in the World”.
·         2001: Tunisian Presidential Prize of the best student.

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