ICSDE'18 will be held at ENSIAS college of engineering, Mohammed V university, Mainat AlIrfane, Rabat, Morocco on June 28-30, 2018

Welcome to ICSDE'18 in the beautiful city of Rabat. As a major tourist destination surrounded by a multitude of traditional and cultural places, there is no better locale for bringing together thought leaders across academia, industry, research institutions and government to discuss the current state-of-the-art in smart technologies as well as its future applications and systems. In addition to the conference program consisting of technical tracks, workshops, tutorials, and panels, there are several innovations to draw significant participation from industry and research.
We are also planning an exciting social program to showcase the beauty and culture of the following destiniations : 

  • Rabat Medina, Marrakech

About Rabat and nearby Cities

Rabat, Morocco’s capital is located on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Morocco is located on the northwestern tip of Africa and just eight miles off the southern coast of Spain.

Casablanca is 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Rabat. Casablanca is the largest city of Morocco and it has become the economic and business capital of Morocco. Hassan II Mosque, Medina, Place Mohamed V

Tangier, the third biggest economy is a fascinating city (birthplace of Ibn Battuta, one of the greatest travelers and explorers in the 14th century. A Virtual Tour of Ibn Battuta can be found here: Tangier is an uncontrolled mix of North Africa, Spain, Portugal and France. Tangier is separated from Spain by the 8 miles of the Strait of Gibraltar. Frequent ferries make the short crossing from Europe each day, and many cruise ships sailing between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic often include Tangier as a port of call. Distance between Rabat and Tangier is 217 kilometers (135 miles). You can reach by train (3 hours ride), grand taxi, car or plane. The cheapest way is train which costs MAD 94 (approx. USD 10).

Marrakesh (286 km from Rabat), a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces, gardens and thriving souks (marketplaces) for traditional textiles, pottery & jewelry. It can be reached by train (4 hours ride), taxi, car or plane.

Rabat has a long, rich history. It is an enjoyable city with interesting historical and cultural monuments for sightseeing including: Rabat Archaeological Museum, the Hassan Mosque, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Other tourist attractions are nearby including Oudaias Kasbah, Medina, Royal Palace, Salé, Fes, Marrakesh, Tangier, Casablanca and many more.


Rabat/Sale International Airport in Rabat, Morocco

Airport Code: RBA

NEARBY Airports
Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport:
Code: CMN

Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (TNG): Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport is an international airport serving Tangier, the capital city of the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region in Morocco. The airport is named for Ibn Battouta, a Moroccan traveler who was born in Tangier.

Tourist Attractions

Rabat is Morocco’s capital and has a long, rich history. It is an enjoyable city with interesting historical and cultural monuments for sightseeing including:

  • Rabat Archaeological Museum
  • The Hassan Mosque
  • The Mausoleum of Mohammed V.
  • Oudaias Kasbah
  • Medina
  • Royal Palace
  • Salé
  • Fes
  • Marrakesh
  • Tangier
  • Casablanca
  • Ibn Battuta Birthplace (Tangier): The Travels of Ibn Battuta – A Virtual Tour with the 14th Century Traveler:
  • And many more.


Most of the western and middle east countries do not need visa to enter Morocco. You can find details here:

Hotels in Rabat


7 Bis Rue Soussa – Hassan – Rabat
Tel : 05 37 73 73 07 / 08 – Fax : 05 37 73 73 09


Angle Av. Allal Ben Abdellah et rue Aman, B.P. 175 – Hassan – Rabat
Tel : +212 537 721 171 / 172 – Fax : +212 537 725 491


33 avenue Moulay Youssef – Hassan – Rabat
Tel : +212 5 37 70 38 97 – Fax : +212 5 37 70 98 01


6, rue Zahla – Rabat
Tel : +212 5 37 73 26


10 PLACE TALHA – Agdal – Rabat
Tel : +212 5 5 37 27 88 88 – Fax : +212 5 37 67 58 68

For more information about hotels in Rabat, please visit the following website: