11th edition


December 13-15, 2015, Tlemcen University, Algeria

Organized by

Tlemcen Univ

Faculty of Economics, Business and Management
University of Tlemcen

Sponsored by


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The Faculty of Economics, Business and Management at University of Tlemcen organized from 13 to 15 December 2015, with the co-sponsorship of the Association of European Operational Research Societies and the Tunisian Decision Aid Society the International Conference on Multiple Objective Programming and Goal Programming (MOPGP’15). The MOPGP’15 is the eleventh of the series of conferences and provides an international forum for presentations and discussion of research in all areas of Multi-objective decision analysis and Multi-Criteria Decision Aid. The first MOPGP conference was held at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, June, 1994. The second conference was organized by University of Malaga, in Torremolinos, Spain, May, 1996. The third was held at the University of Laval, Quebec City, Canada, May-June, 1998. The fourth was organized by University of Economics in Katowice and took place at Beskidy Mountains at the south of Poland from 29 May to 1 June, 2000. The fifth was organized in Nara, Japan on June 4 – 7, 2002. The sixth was organized by the University of Tunis in Hammamet, Tunisia on April, 14-16, 2004. The seventh took place in the EURO Loire Valley, City of Tours, France from 12 to 14 June 2006. The eight edition went back to the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom from 24 to 26 September, 2008. The ninth edition was organized by the University of Sfax on May 24–26, 2010. The tenth edition was organized jointly with The 54th Annual conference of the Canadian Operational Research Society in the wondrous city of Niagara Falls from June 11 to 13, 2012. This edition held in the University of Tlemcen and chaired by Amal Kazi Tani Hassaine. MOPGP’15 received 110 manuscripts and after a peer review process, by national and international reviewers, 54 were accepted to be presented in the conference program. The conference program features a broad international representation from several countries, including: Algeria, Bahrain, Colombia, Kuwait, Morocco, Poland, South Africa, Tunisia and Turkey. The accepted papers include both theoretical and application research works from very diverse areas related to Multiple Objective Programming and Goal Programming.


Doctoral Workshop and Keynote Speeches

During the first day of the MOPGP’15 conference, a Doctoral Workshop took place to assist graduate students in developing and improving their research projects and to increase interest among the student community in the areas of Multiple objective programming and goal programming. The workshop was led by Fouad Ben Abdelaziz (NEOMA Business School, France) and Mehrdad Tamiz (Kuwait University, Kuwait) who presented the key concepts related to the multi-objective programming area and the Goal Programming model and its main variants. These presentations were followed by an interactive session chaired by Hatem Masri (University of Bahrain, Bahrain) devoted to the questions of the doctoral students. On the second day of the conference, Matthias Ehrgott (University of Lancaster, UK) presented recent progress made in the field of multi-objective combinatorial optimization. The last day of the conference, Jacques Teghem (University of Mons, Belgium) emphasized the increasing interest in the multi-objective scheduling problems through several real life problems.

During the conference, 54 papers were presented and discussed in the following special sessions:

  • MOP/GP Theory
  • MOP/GP Application
  • Meta-heuristics
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Economics and Game theory
  • Health Care
  • Telecommunication
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Uncertainty
  • Fuzziness
  • Invited Session on Islamic Finance

MOPGP 2015 hosted a meeting to initiate an African Operations Research Society (AFORS). The AFORS should be a “non profit” association with an aim is to promote Operational Research throughout Africa.


Sightseeing tour (15 December 2015)

The half-day tour began in the Old Town of Tlemcen city by visiting a high place of history and an 8 century old witness of the Arab-Islamic civilization, the Citadel of “El-Mechouar”. It is a historical building and a vast fortress which is located at the heart of Tlemcen, the “Pearl of the Maghreb”. The Citadel of the Mechouar was built in 1145 under the reign of the Zianides dynasty. It was the official residence of the Zianides princes and the place where they held council with their ministers. It encloses the king’s palace, a fortress, a mosque, gardens, fountains, some ministers and doctor’s dwellings, a school and cells for advanced learners and students. These findings are brought to life by touristic guides available at the Citadel of “El-Mechouar”. The visit continues into one of the most important museum of Tlemcen wich is near to the citadel. The trip continues to the ruins of “Mansourah” built by the Marinid Prince “Abou-Yacoub” in 1299. All that remains of this beautiful city are the Mansourah ramparts which were once the walls of the city, and a 40 meters mosque minaret. The tour ends with the visit of Plateau of “Lalla Setti” Mausoleum which offers a wide panorama of the city of Tlemcen.

 MOPGP 2015 would not be possible if it was not for the generous support of our sponsors. We are extremely grateful for their help in making the conference possible.

Organizing Committee

  • Samir Baha-Eddine Maliki (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)
  • Wafaa Berrached Berbar (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)
  • Amine Metaïche (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)
  • Mohamed Benbouziane (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)
  • Soheyb Haddam (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)
  • Meriem Amghar (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)
  • Amina Grari (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)
  • Souad Medjahdaoui (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)
  • IT support: Belkheir Djebbari  and Mouad Benyelles
  • Conference Secretary: Lila Omari, Mina Merad and Kamila Berrayah

Scientific committee:

  • Hatem Masri (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Ralph Steuer (University of Georgia, USA)
  • José Rui Figueira (University of Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Francisco Ruiz (University of Málaga, Spain)
  • Matthias Ehrgott (Lancaster School of Management, UK)
  • Rafael Caballero (University of Málaga, Spain)
  • Dylan Jones (University of Portsmouth, UK)
  • Mehrdad Tamiz (Kuwait University,  Kuwait)
  • Blanca Pérez-Gladish (University of Oviedo, Spain)
  • El-Ghazali Talbi (University of Lille, France)
  • Ridha Mahjoub (University Paris Dauphine, France)
  • Maria M. Munoz (University of Malaga, Spain)
  • Xavier Gandibleux (University of Nantes, France)
  • Kamel Barkaoui (Cnam Paris, France)
  • Minwir Al-Shammari (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Carlos Romero (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Salah Ben Abdallah (University of Tunis, Tunisia)
  • João Clímaco (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
  • Abderrezak Benhabib (Tlemcen University, Algeria)
  • Davide La Torre (Khalifa University, UAE, and University of Milan, Italy)
  • Abdelwaheb Rebai (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
  • Mohamed Benbouziane (Tlemcen University, Algeria)
  • Jean-Charles Pomerol (University Pierre & Marie Curie, France)
  • Günter Fandel (FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany)
  • Taicir Loukil (University of Tabuk, KSA)
  • Samir Maliki Baha-Eddine (Tlemcen University, Algeria)
  • Saoussen Krichen (University of Tunis, Tunisia)
  • Abbas Moncef  (USTHB, Algeria)
  • Moussa Larbani (IIUM, Malaysia)
  • Khaled Jabeur (University of Carthage, Tunisia)
  • Habib Chabchoub (University of Sfax, Tunisia)

The MOPGP’15  was an excellent conference and a real research experience for all participants. We look forward to seeing you in the next edition of the conference will be in France in 2017.

Finally, we would further like to thank the University of Tlemcen Staff, faculty and students for their efforts in organizing the MOPGP’15.

MOPGP 2015 Program
University of Tlemcen, December 13-15, 2015
SUNDAY 13/12/2015
13.00 – 14.00 Registration
14.00 – 15.00 Doctoral Workshop 1
Main Hall
Multiobjective Programming Models
Fouad Ben Abdelaziz (NEOMA Business School,France)
15.00 – 15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30 – 16.30 Doctoral Workshop 2
Main Hall
Goal Programming Models
Mehrdad Tamiz (University of Kuwait, Kuwait)
16.30 – 17.30 Interactive Session
Main Hall
Meet Conference Invited Speakers Session (open to all Conference participants)
Hatem Masri (University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain)
MONDAY 14/12/2015
8.00 – 9.00 Registration
9.00 – 9.30 Opening Ceremony
Main Hall
9.30 – 10.30 Keynote Speech 1
Main Hall
Exact Methods for Multi-objective Combinatorial Optimisation
Matthias Ehrgott (Lancaster University, UK)
10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK
A1 – Supply Chain Management (Chair: Mehrdad Tamiz)
Room 1
11.00-11.20 Proposed framework for supply chain risk management by using goal programming. Case study: GIPLAIT EL-MANSOURAH
Laredj Medjahed Nassima and Hanane Kada Ali
11.20 – 11.40 Fuzzy Goal Programming with Multi Tolerances for Solving Site Selection Problem
Amine Hocine, Mustapha Belmokaddem and Hocine Mouslim
11.40 – 12.00 Application of the Multi-objective planning in Reverse Logistics
Abdelkader Benzohra and Myriam Noureddine
12.00 – 12.20 The Solution of Shift Scheduling Problem by Using Analytic Network Process and Goal Programming Method
Mustafa Hamurcu, Fatih Mehmet Unal and Tamer Eren
A2 – Uncertainty (Chair: Teghem Jacques)
Room 2
11.00-11.20 Multi Choice Goal Programming with S-shaped Membership Functions
Sakina Melloul and Hocine Mouslim
11.20 – 11.40 Sugeno Integrals for Unstable Interaction in Multiple Criteria Decision Problems
Olfa Meddeb and Fouad Ben Abdelaziz
11.40 – 12.00 The Quality Management with the Goal Programming Model in an Imprecise Environment
Belgherbi Latifa, Metaiche Mohammed el Amine and Benbouziane Mohammed
12.00 – 12.20 Scenario-Based Two-stage Multi-Objective Optimization to Dealing with Deep Uncertainty
Babooshka Shavazipour and Theodor J Stewart
A3 – MOP Theory 1 (Chair: Tadeusz Trzaskalik)
Main Hall
11.00-11.20 Multiple objective combinatorial optimization problems
Taibi Boumedyen, Kazi tani Amel and Benhabib Abderrezak
11.20 – 11.40 Effect of Reduction Strategy in the Bi-Objective Knapsack Problem
Daoud Malika and Djamal Chaabane
11.40 – 12.00 A new algorithm for the bi objective integer minimum cost flow problem
Moncef Abbas, Djamal Rebaine and Salima Nait-Belkacem
12.00 – 12.20 Trade-offs in interactive procedure for bi-criteria discrete dynamic programming
Maciej Nowak and Tadeusz Trzaskalik
12.20 – 14.00 LUNCH
B1 – Goal Programming (Chair: Fouad Ben Abdelaziz)
Room 1
14.00-14.20 Optimization Production Planning Using the Lexicographic Goal Programming Model
Mohamed Amine Laridji, Abdelbasset Benmaamar and Yamina Iles
14.20 – 14.40 Application of fuzzy goal programming in transportation problem
Naim Ilham, Belmokaddem Mostefa and Serier Amina
14.40 – 15.00 Using Analytic Hierarchy Process and Goal Programming Methods for Invesment Project Selection in Ankara
Mustafa Hamurcu and Tamer Eren
15.00 – 15.20 Goal Programming with Extended Factors for Portfolio Selection
Mehrdad Tamiz
B2 – Metaheuristics (Chair: Matthias Ehrgott)
Room 2
14.00-14.20 Multi-criteria classification of evolutionary data: Application medical diagnosis
Abdelhamid Lebal and Abdelouahab Moussaoui
14.20 – 14.40 A new binary firefly algorithm for multi-objective discrete optimization problems
Djaafar Zouache and Abdelouahab Moussaoui
14.40 – 15.00 Meta-heuristic Portfolio Optimization by Ant Colony Algorithm
Slimane Sefiane, Mohamed Benbouziane and Meriem Amghar
15.00 – 15.20 Simulated Annealing Driven Iterated Local Search for Examination Timetabling
Meryem Cheraitia and Salim Haddadi
B3 – Finance and Accounting (Chair: Hatem Masri)
Main Hall
14.00-14.20 An Approach Of Combining Empirical Mode Decomposition And Neural Network Learning For Currency Crisis Forecasting
Mustapha Djennas and Mohamed Benbouziane
14.20 – 14.40 Economic Cycles Volatility and Financial Development In MENAS Countries: A Wavelets Approach
Mustapha Djennas, Belkacem Ferouani and Mohamed Saïdani
14.40 – 15.00 Multiobjective Optimization Applied to Cost Accounting Systems
Fatima Messaoudi
15.00 – 15.20 Multiobjective Stochastic Optimization Model for Islamic Portfolio Selection
Hatem Masri, Minwir Al-Shammari and Mohammad Omar Farooq
15.20 – 15.40 COFFEE BREAK
C1 – Invited Session 1 (Chair: Mohammed Benbouziane)
Room 1
15.40-16.00 A Revisit of the Purchasing Power Parity Hypothesis in MENA Countries: an FISTAR Approach
Abdelhak Benameur, Mohamed Benbouziane and Soheyb Haddam
16.00 – 16.20 Measuring Queue Performance of BADR Bank Using Multiple-Server Model
Abou Bakr Boussalem, Wassila Tabet Aouel and Wafaa Berbar
16.20 – 16.40 COBIT 5 as a framework for IT Governance implementation
Azzaoui Abdelbasset
C2 – Invited Session 2 (Chair: Samir Baha-Eddine Maliki)
Room 2
15.40-16.00 Reality of accompanying entrepreneurial culture in Algeria
Chafi Fedwa Amria and Tabet Aoul Wassila
16.00 – 16.20 Robust system for generating image synthesis Based on global illumination
Khemliche Sarra, Babahenini Mohamed Chaouki, Bahi Naima and Zerari Abd El Moumène
16.20 – 16.40 On Local Asymptotic Normality For Functional Autoregressive Processes
Kara-Terki Nesrine and Mourid Tahar
C3 – MCDM (Chair: Mohamed Hachimi)
Main Hall
15.40-16.00 Second order Karush–Kuhn–Tucker optimality conditions for differentiable multiobjective optimization problems
Brahim Aghezzaf and Mohamed Hachimi
16.00 – 16.20 A new method for optimizing a linear fractional function over the integer efficient set
Wassila Drici, Ouail Fatma Zohra and Mustapha Moulaï
16.20 – 16.40 Evaluation of MCDA methods: comparative study
Chergui Zhor and Abbas Moncef
20.00 – 23.00 Conference Dinner
Conference Hotel
TUESDAY 15/12/2015
8.00 – 9.00 RegistratIon
9.00 – 10.00 Keynote Speech 3
Main Hall
A bi-objective approach to reschedule new jobs in an one machine model
Teghem Jacques (University of Mons, Belgium)
D1 – MOP Theory 2 (Chair: Abbas Moncef)
Room 1
10.00 – 10.20 An Interactive Method for the Maximum Probability Problem with Multiple Objective Functions
Fatima Bellahcene
10.20 – 10.40 Optimality conditions using approximations for vector optimization problems in normed spaces
Mohamed Hachimi and Brahim Aghezzaf
10.40 – 11.00 Optimization Over an Efficient Set With Fractional Criteria
Sara Mahdi and Djamal Chaabane
11.00 – 11.20 A New method for optimizing over the integer efficient set
Zaidi Ali and Djamal Chaabane
D2 – MOPGP Applications (Chair: Amal Hassaine Kazi Tani)
Room 2
10.00 – 10.20 Testing the Absolute and the Evolving Efficiency in Some Selected MENA Countries: A Hurst exponent test
Baghli Ahmed and Cherabi Imededdine
10.20 – 10.40 Scheduling Production Units by the Use of Compromise Programming: Case study MANTAL Enterprise
Bouklikha Latifa, Grari Yamina and Maatallah Siham
10.40 – 11.00 Optimizing Economic and Social Performances of Agricultural Sector: A Goal Programming Approach
Radia Bouchaour and Ahmed Touil
11.00 – 11.20 The Improvement of Quality of Services Using the Goal Programming Model
Hidayat Bentayeb, Sarra Benzerdjeb and Mustapha Belmokadem
D3 – Optimization (Chair: Chaabane Djamal)
Main Hall
10.00 – 10.20 A Method for Solving Stochastic Vector Optimization Problem
Mebrek Fatma and Chaabane Djamal
10.20 – 10.40 Computing Omega Invariant of Numerical Semigroups using Global Optimization
Wissem Achour and Djamal Chaabane
10.40 – 11.00 The Adaptive Method to Solve Linear Multiobjective Programming Problems with Bounded Variables
Radjef Sonia and Delhoum Zohra Sabrina
11.00 – 11.20 A method of solving robust fractional programming
Asma Cheikh
11.20 – 11.40 COFFEE BREAK
E1 – Economics (Chair: Abdenacer Bouteldja)
Room 1
11.40 – 12.00 Game theory as a decision making tool in the economic research
Bourouaha abdelhammid, Samir Baha-Eddine Maliki and Bouredja Sara
12.00 – 12.20 Informal work demand proofness in a Cournot oligopoly
Marc-Arthur Diaye and Meriem Youssef
12.20 – 12.40 Combined Economic Power and Emission Dispatch by Price Penalty and Weighted factor Methods Using Simulated Annealing Optimization
Ismail Ziane, Farid Benhamida, Yacine Salhi and Amel Graa
E2 – Health Care (Chair: Abderrezak Benhabib)
Room 2
11.40 – 12.00 A Multi start Constructive Heuristic Based on Simulated Annealing Approach to the Nurse Rostering Problem
Fatima Guessoum and Salim Haddadi
12.00 – 12.20 Planning and Modelling Nurse Timetabling at ab Intensive Care Unit in a Tunisian University Hospital
Fourati Zeineb, Jerbi Badreddine and Kammoun Hichem
12.20 – 12.40 Resource Utilization Groups (RUG) and hospital funding
Assia Kara Terki, Abdeslam Bendiabdelah and Nesrine Kara Terki
E3 – Telecommunication (Chair: Brahim Cherki)
Main Hall
11.40 – 12.00 Speech Denoising Signal via Vector optimization
Ouznadji Said and Chaabane Djamal
12.00 – 12.20 A Multi-Objective Optimisation of Weather Radar Network Optimal Placement
Redouane Boudjemaa
12.20 – 12.40 A Multi-objective Mapping for Application On Network-on-Chip
Chaira Mahmoud
12.40 – 13.00  Closing Ceremony
Main Hall
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 18.30 Conference Sightseeing Tour

Tlemcen, the pearl of the Maghreb

 Cascades d'el ourit 3  Grottes beni Aad 2  grande mosquée 2

About Tlemcen

Tlemcen is a town in Northwestern Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. It is backed by the cliffs of the well-watered Tlemcen Mountains and overlooks the fertile Hennaya and Maghnia plains. Lying at an elevation of more than 800 meters, Tlemcen is located sufficiently inland to avoid the humidity of the Mediterranean coast but is near enough to receive cooling sea breezes in summer. The resulting temperate climate favored Tlemcen’s development and explains its historical importance.


Its centuries of rich history and culture have made the city a center of a unique blend of art and music. Its textiles and handcrafts, its elegant blend of Islamic, Berber, Andalucian and French cultures, and its cool climate in the mountains have made it an important center of tourism in Algeria. It is home to a beautiful tomb – that of Sidi Boumédiène, whose tomb adjoins to a mosque. The Great Mosque at Tlemcen was completed in 1136 and is said to be the most remarkable remaining example of Almoravid architecture.

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What to visit in Tlemcen

  • Cave of Beni Aad
  • Cascades el Ourit
  • Mirador Observatory
  • The Grand Mosque of Tlemcen
  • Mansourah
  • Tlemcen National Park
  • Dar Es Sultan Palace
  • Tomb of Sidi Boumediene
  • Mosque of Sidi Boumedienne
  • Tlemcen Museum (a chronicle of ancient battles lost and won)
  • Cable car connection between the Great Basin and the plains of Lalla Setti.
  • Textiles and handicrafts shops influenced by Arab, Berber, Andalusia and French cultures.

Local Activities 

  • Biking trail
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Jogging/fitness trail
  • Mountain biking, trail
  • Nature preserve, trail
  • Rock climbing
  • Sport Court


  • Tlemcen: Zenata-Messali El Hadj Airport – TLM
  • Oran: Ben Bella Airport- ORN

The university of Tlemcen will ensure the transport from the airport, but there are also taxis available near the airport. The fare should be about 1300 dinars (12 euros).


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