SAHNOUN M’hammed


+33 7 61 56 20 21

80 rue Edmund Halley
Rouen Madrillet
Innovation, 76800
- France

Research interest

  • Industrial engineering
  • Flow simulation and optimization
  • Renewable energy and circular economy
  • Robotics and collaborative smart systems

Pedagogic activities

  • Disciplines: Automation, Electricity, Modelling and Simulation of Production Systems, Thermodynamics, MARP, operation research, supply chain
  • Level: IUT, L3, Engineers 1st 2 nd and 3rd years, Masters 1 and 2


Habilitation (HDR) in industrial engineering

Normandy University


PhD in automation & robotics

University Paul Verlaine


Master’s degree in automation and industrial organization

University Paul Verlaine


Master’s degree in robotics and intelligent systems

University Pierre et Marie Curie


Engineer in Automation

National polytechnic school of Algiers Algeria


Current research program

  • COROT (2016-2020) – Improving the design of flexible and responsive manufacturing systems involving autonomous and Collaborative RoboTs : project Interreg-V-FCE
  • PLFADDT (2019-2021) - The Logistics Park of the Future Actor in the Sustainable Development of Territories: regional funding
  • UV-Robot (2017-2021) - Innovative UV-robotics to improve existing IPM strategies and to benefit farmers, consumers and the environment. Project Interreg-V-NWE.

Research supervision

PhD programs achieved

  • José Eloundou « multi constraint modeling of flexible manufacturing systems », defended on July 11th 2016
  • Mohammed Amin Benatia « Optimisation multi-contraintes des infrastructures réseaux exploitées dans le contexte de bâtiments intelligents » defended on December 11th 2016

  PhD programs in progress

  • Imen Bouzarkouna « Interoperability and distributed real-time processing in industrial cyber-physical systems » (2017-2020).
  • Souleymane Moussa « Distributed supervision of a flexible production system using collaborative mobile robots for the transport task »(2017-2020).
  • Yiyi XU « Sim-Optimization of the Bio Waste Treatment System using multi-agent and multi-objective optimization systems ». in collaboration with Neoma-bs. (2018- 2021)
  • Salah-eddine Bellal « Exploring the potential of artificial vision for object recognition for the design of an intelligent device in an industrial context » (2015-2020). University of Batna in Algérie.
  • Fatima Bezzaoucha « Distributed architecture-based fault propagation modeling for the implementation of proactive maintenance in power generation systems » ESI 8 Mai 1945, Sidi BelAbbés, en Algérie.
  • Wassila Abdellaoui « Modeling, scheduling of a multi-product transport system - an Algerian case study », university of Tlemcen (2017- 2020)

  Internship supervision:

  • Ryad DJAHARA M2 (2020) ;
  • Abdessamad Benaissa M2 (2020) ;
  • Abirami amoundi M2 (2019) ;
  • Keerthi parsad (2019) ;
  • Kalb-eddine CHELLI, M2 (2018) ;
  • Merouane MAZAR, M2 (2018) ;
  • Vincent constant meny, engineering project (2016-2017) ;
  • Merouane MAZAR, M2 (2017);
  • Souleymane Moussa, M2 (2017) ;
  • Soufian Zerouali, M2 (2016) ;

Scientific Animation

Reviewer for: 

  • Conferences: MIM, CPI, MOSIM, ICMSC, Codit, ANT.
  • journals : AMM-Elsevier, JIM- Springer, IJPR, IJREM

  Chair of sessions in :

  • MIM2016, CIE44-2014, Codit 2017.

  Organization of special sessions:

  • MIM2016; Codit2017 ; IESM 2017 ; ILS 2018
  • Creation and organization of the conference CyMaEn

Expert activities

  • Reviewer of research project: RIN Normandy region, Canada
  • Reviewer of three PhD (Maroc 2017, Algeria 2020, UK 2019). PhD follow committee member


Summary (2004-2020)

  • ACL : 17
  • INV
  • ACTI : 40
  • ACTN : 18
  • OS : 2
  • Brevets : 0
  • Articles de vulgarisation : 0

Selected publications

Articles in journals with reviewing committee (2014- 2020)

  • [ACL11] Bellal, S. E., Mouss, L. H., Sahnoun, M., & Messaadia, M. (2020). User behaviour-based approach to define mobility devices needs of disabled person in Algeria: a questionnaire study. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-9.
  • [ACL10] Brahami, M.A., Dahane, M., Souier, M. & Sahnoun, M. (2020). Sustainable capacitated facility location/network design problem: a Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm based multiobjective approach. Annals of Operations Research.
  • [ACL9] Xu, Y., Sahnoun, M., Ben Abdelaziz, F., & Baudry, D. (2020). A simulated multi-objective model for flexible job shop transportation scheduling. Annals of Operations Research, 1-22.
  • [ACL8] Mazar, M., Sahnoun, M., Bettayeb, B., Klement, N., & Louis, A. (2020). Simulation and optimization of robotic tasks for UV treatment of diseases in horticulture. Operational Research, 1-27.
  • [ACL7] - Benatia, M. A., Sahnoun, M., Baudry, D., Louis, A., ElHami, A., & Mazari, B. “Multi-Objective WSN Deployment Using Genetic Algorithms Under Cost, Coverage, and Connectivity Constraints”. Wireless Personal Communications, 1-30.
  • [ACL6] - M. Messaadia, D. Baudry, A. Louis, S. Mahdikhah, R.D. Evans, J.X.Gao, M. Sahnoun, T. Paquet, B. Mazari, “PLM adoption in SMEs context“, CAD&A (2016)
  • [ACL 5] M. Sahnoun, D. Baudry, N. Mustafee, A. Louis, P. A. Smart, P. Godsiff, & B. Mazari, (2015). Modelling and simulation of operation and maintenance strategy for offshore wind farms based on multi-agent system. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 1-17.
  • [ACL 4] M. Dahane, M. Sahnoun, B. Bettayeb, D. Baudry, & H. Boudhar, (2015). Impact of spare parts remanufacturing on the operation and maintenance performance of offshore wind turbines: a multi-agent approach. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 1-19.
  • [ACL 3] M. Sahnoun, B.Bettayeb, S. Bassetto, M. Tollenaere (2014) "Simulation-based optimization of sampling plans to reduce inspections while mastering the risk exposure in semiconductor manufacturing" Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (Springer US). 0956-5515 DOI:10.1007/s10845-014-0956-x [ACL 2] B.Bettayeb, S. Bassetto, M. Sahnoun (2014) "Quality control planning to prevent excessive scrap production" Journal of Manufacturing Systems (Elsevier), 33:3 400-441. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmsy.2014.01.001.
  • [ACL 1] Eloundou, J., Baudry, D., Sahnoun, M., Bensrhair, A., Louis, A., & Mazari, B. (2014, September). Flexible Job Shop Models for Solving Scheduling and Layout Problems Using Coloured Petri Nets. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 598, pp. 638-642).

  International conferences with reviewing committee (selection 2019- 2020)

  • [ACTI10] Moussa-G, S., SAHNOUN, M., DUVAL, F., & BENSRHAIR Abdelaziz, B. (2020, April). Bi-Objective Indirect Optimization of Robotic Transportation Task Assignment Based on Auction Mechanism. In 2020 4th IEEE Electron Devices Technology & Manufacturing Conference (EDTM) (pp. 1-4). IEEE.
  • [ACTI9] BOUZARKOUNA, I., SAHNOUN, M. H., BAUDRY, D., & BENATIA, M. A. (2020, May). Fog-based Logistic Application Modeling in an Industry 4.0 Framework. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 842, No. 1, p. 012026). IOP Publishing.
  • [ACTI7] SAHNOUN, M. H., Xu, Y., Belgacem, B., Imen, B., David, B., & Louis, A. (2019, September). Fractal modeling of Cyber physical production system using multi-agent systems. In 2019 International Conference on Applied Automation and Industrial Diagnostics (ICAAID) (Vol. 1, pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • [ACTI6] Sahnoun, M. H., Xu, Y., Abdelaziz, F. B., & Baudry, D. (2019, April). Optimization of Transportation Collaborative Robots Fleet Size in Flexible Manufacturing Systems. In 2019 8th International Conference on Modeling Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO) (pp. 1-5). IEEE.
  • [ACTI5] Brik, B., Bettayeb, B., Sahnoun, M. H., & Duval, F. (2019). Towards predicting system disruption in Industry 4.0: Machine learning-based approach. Procedia computer science, 151, 667-674.
  • [ACTI4] Zaidi, L., Sahnoun, M., & Bettayeb, B. (2019). Task allocation based on shared resource constraint for multi-robot systems in manufacturing industry. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 52(13), 2020-2025.
  • [ACTI3] Abdellaoui, W., Souier, M., Sahnoun, M., & Dahane, M. (2019, September). Aggregate modeling of scheduling multiproduct pipeline system with constrains of multi-pumps. In 2019 International Conference on Applied Automation and Industrial Diagnostics (ICAAID) (Vol. 1, pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • [ACTI2] G-Moussa, S., SAHNOUN, M., Duval, F. & BENSRHAIR, A. (2019, August). Modular Mobile Manipulators Task Allocation Auctionased Approach B. In Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXIII: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 34th National Conference on Manufacturing Research, 10-12 September 2019, Queen's University, Belfast (Vol. 9, p. 99). IOS Press.
  • [ACTI1] Bezzaoucha, F. S., Sahnoun, M. H., & Benslimane, S. M. (2019, April). Wind Turbine Components Classification based on Failure Causes for Proactive Maintenance Simulation. In 2019 8th International Conference on Modeling Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.