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Mamadou Kaba TRAORE

University of Bordeaux

Title of presentation

Infrastructure and urban network operators, city users and industrialists are faced with complex issues to ensure the sustainability of the service, maintain, operate and develop their urban systems, while integrating environmental, economic and societal impacts and being resilient to un-expected geopolitical and climatic upheavals. Urban Digital Twins (UDTs), i.e., digital twins for smart cities and territories are considered as promising technologies that can enable all stakeholders to collaborate across disciplinary silos and foster digital transformation in urban and territorial projects to ensure sustainability, resilience and increased inventiveness. This talk addresses major UDTs challenges and barriers and discusses conceptual and formal approaches that can help addressing them.


Prof. Traoré, holding a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, France, serves as the Deputy Director of the IMS (Integration from Material to System) lab and the Head of the Entreprise Engineering Master program at the University of Bordeaux. His research interests are in Modeling, Simulation, and Digital Twin Technology, with a publication record of 150+ papers and authorship of 10+ books. Prof. Traoré received the International DEVS Modeling & Simulation Award in 2011 for his contributions to the theory of Modeling and Simulation. He is a senior member of ACM and SCS, with various editorial responsibilities, including serving as an associate editor of two international journals and organizing international conferences. In 2010, he received the Outstanding DEVS Symposium Program Chair award in Orlando, FL, USA. As an educator, Prof. Traoré has supervised 15 Ph.D. students, all of whom are now employed as teachers-researchers or senior researchers/engineers. He is currently supervising 6 Ph.D. students. Additionally, he played a key role in the creation of the African University of Science and Technology in Nigeria, serving as the Acting President from 2014 to 2016. Prof. Traoré has a history of leading EU-funded projects in both Education and Research. Notably, from 2019 to 2022, he coordinated the I4EU project, an ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership with 8 partners from 6 European countries. This project aimed to prepare and equip the workforce for the digital transformation of European companies in the industrial sector, following the Industry 4.0 paradigm. From 2009 to 2012, he led the EU-funded RAMSES project, connecting a European university with 4 African universities under the EDULINK framework. Additionally, Prof. Traoré has coordinated locally-funded industrial projects and established collaborations with universities in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Africa.

Publication Topics

Technologies and Industry 4.0

Smart Homes, Cities and Communities