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Industry 4.0 webinar

Organized by the CDTA

January 17, 2021


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A webinar will be organized on January 17th , 2021 at 2:00 p.m. under the theme “Industry 4.0”.

The webinar conference will be moderated by the following participants:

Dr. Brahim BOUZOUIA, CDTA: main speaker

Dr. Mehdi GAHAM, CDTA: participant

Dr. Ahmed KOUIDER, CDTA: moderator


Today, the digital transformation introduced by the concepts of Industry 4.0 has led to a revolution in the organization and management of industrial production. This revolution has resulted in the creation of “smart” factories characterized by continuous communication between products, tools and workstations integrated into production processes and the supply chain. The mutation induced by this revolution is already reflected through the concept of a connected and agile digital factory, which provides a new way of organizing production systems.

The objective of the webinar is to disseminate the paradigms of “Industry 4.0” to industry people and scientific community through the presentation of the foundations, trends and initiatives that characterize this industrial revolution. Thus, the foundations and current trends of Industry 4.0 will be reviewed gradually and supported by concrete implementation examples. An overview, internationally, of initiatives around the concept of Industry 4.0 will be presented and benchmarks for the implementation of an initiative, in this area, will be outlined.

At the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies (CDTA), for more than 30 years, digital and intelligent Robotized manufacturing systems have been considered as major axes in the development and conduct of R&D. This webinar will also discuss some advances in the implementation of some Industry 4.0 techniques on the assembly platform4.0 under development at CDTA.

This webinar will provide an opportunity for industrialists, researchers and academics to exchange and debate on relevant issues in relation to Industry 4.0 and its applications, another opportunity to bring together the industrial and academic worlds on a strategic subject for the socio-economic development of our country

Main presentation: Industry 4.0: Foundations, Trends & Initiatives

Duration: 45 min

By Dr. Brahim Bouzouia, Research Director at CDTA


In this presentation, it will be a question, first, to introduce the foundations on which rests Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution. The latter is the result of technological advances and their operational translation in industry.

Among these advances, there are some that represent the pillars of the construction of Industry 4.0.

The first part of the conference will be devoted to these pillars and their specificities which contribute to the technological and industrial changes underway, leading to a new model of the factory of tomorrow.

In a second part, the technological, socio-economic and organizational impacts of Industry 4.0 will be defined and reviewed.

The realization of the Industry 4.0 project at the country level requires the development of a global initiative. We will review the main initiatives around the world and then define the benchmarks for a planned and structured approach to the deployment of Industry 4.0.



Presentation 2: Industry 4.0 platform of the CDTA.

Duration: 30 min.

By Dr. Mehdi Gaham, Research Master at CDTA and Industry 4.0 Platform Project Manager


This talk is devoted to the presentation of the collaborative assembly platform 4.0 in development at CDTA. This platform is the place of integration of the most recent techniques induced by the concept of Industry 4.0 or Fourth Industrial Revolution.

We draw up a panorama materialized by an application projection of different “Smart Manufacturing” technologies on the Industry 4.0 Platform of the CDTA. We will review a set of these technologies, going from concept to implementation on this platform. These technologies are five :

– Concepts of “Smart Manufacturing” and Assembly 4.0 (Project, genesis and motivations)

– “Digital Twin” approaches for the design and “Commissioning” of 4.0 systems

– Cyber-Physical Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Distributed Piloting

– Collaborative Industrial Robotics and Mobile Platforms.

– Human-in-The-Loop Design of Industry 4.0 Systems .






The Program is as follows :   


Time Speaker Title of the presentation Moderator
14h : 14h45 Dr. Brahim BOUZOUIA

Research Director

Industry 4.0 : Fondations, trends & Initiatives  



Research Master

14h45 : 15h Debate
15h : 15h30 Dr. Mehdi GAHAM

Research Master

Plateform Industry 4.0 of the CDTA
15h30 : 15h45 Debate


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Biographical Sketches



Dr. Brahim BOUZOUIA is, at present, a Research Director and lead of smart robotic automation and industy 4.0 research team, from 1989 till now, at the “Centre de Développement des Technologies avancées (CDTA)” of Algiers. He has contributed to supervising of dozens of doctors, “magisters” and engineers within the CDTA and in Algerian high schools and universities. He was also the CEO the “CDTA” from 2010 to 2014.  He obtained his Master degree in Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and Robotics and “DEA” on robotics and Control, in 1984, from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse and a PhD on Robotics and Automation, in 1989, from Centre National de Recherche  Scientifique (CNRS)  and Paul Sabatier university, France.  His main domains of interest are related to Robotics, Industry 4.0, Intelligent manufacturing System, Advanced Automation, etc.

Dr. Mehdi  GAHAM is a Master  Researcher at CDTA and Doctor of Process Control and Robotics from USTHB. As an Engineer in Productics, he joined the CDTA in 2008 after obtaining a Magister in Automation, Robotics and Industrial Computing from EMP ALGIERS. Member of the Robotized Production Systems (SRP) team of the Manufacturing and Robotics Division (DPR), he is in charge of developing the “Smart Manufacturing” activity within the team. In 2014 he launched the R&D project “Advanced Interaction and Simulation in Cyber-Physical Production Systems”, in line with and anticipation of the international development of the Industry 4.0.

Since 2017 he has been in charge of the socio-economic impact project “Industry 4.0 Platform” as part of the CDTA / Siemens Algeria partnership on industrial digitization. His research focuses on distributed and product-based control of production systems, AI approaches for decision-making and scheduling, the “Digital Twin” for the design and experimentation of automated systems, and industrial robotic integration.



Dr. Ahmed KOUIDER is a Research associate in the “Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées” (CDTA), Algeria. He is a researcher with the “Robotized-Production Systems” team of the “Division Productique et Robotique” (DPR). From the University of Sciences end Technologies Houari Boumediene (USTHB), he received his engineering degree in Operational Research in 2002. Next in 2011, he received his Master degree in Mathematics-Informatic, speciality Models and Methods for Engineering and Research. After that in 2014, he received his Magister degree in Mathematics, Operational-Research speciality. Then in 2018, he received his PhD degree in Mathematics, Operational-Research speciality. His research interests are scheduling, distributed optimization based on agents, and optimization in networks.

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