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The Tunisian Students and Young Professionals Congress (TSYP) is the IEEE Tunisia section’s Annual Meeting where more than 500 engineering students from several Tunisian public and private universities, as well as young professionals, gather together to learn further details about the IEEE technical, professional, and education benefits; and to discuss the future engineering challenges worldwide and in Tunisia.

The purpose of this event is to help undergraduate, graduate students, and young professionals gain further insight, enabling exchange of knowledge and skills.

The program will includes technical, professional, educational, and social activities. Sessions will be presented by highly qualified national and international speakers.

The IEEE TSYP is also the unique event which bring several IEEE student branches to interact, to collaborate, and to increase effective networking.

The program also include  a competition between IEEE student branches in Tunisia in order to select the student branch which will organize the next IEEE Tunisian Students and Young Professionals congress.

The congress is your opportunity to:

  • Learn more about IEEE
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Enhance your soft skills
  • Share skills, methods and insights
  • Boost your leadership skills
  • Participate in competitions
  • Exchange ideas, experiences and thoughts
  • Create value by implementing new ideas
  • Most of all, just have FUN!

The 5th IEEE TSYP congress will be organized on 17-19 December 2017 in EL Mouradi Club Kantaoui by the ENIS student branch under the patronage of the Tunisia section. The congress is co-organized by the YP and WIE Tunisian affinity groups, the Industry applications, Computer, Communications, and Education societies Tunisian chapters.

Past congresses were organized by all student branches on 2013, by ENIS SB on 2014, by INSAT SB on 2015, and by ULT SB on 2016.

Looking forward to meet you soon!


All IEEE members can register to the 5th IEEE TSYP congress before 30 November 2017 (Early registration) or by 10 December 2017 (Late registration).

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Call for Sponsorship and Exhibition : The Organizing Committee for the 2017 IEEE TSYP congress cordially invites you to participate as a sponsor. You will have the unique opportunity to promote your company and market your brand to the best IEEE students and members at the National level. <Sponsorship Document pdf file>


Peter Magyar
IAS Chapters and Membership Department Chair

Peter Magyar received the Dipl. eng. and the Dr. tech. degrees from the Budapest University of Technology, Hungary, in 1967 and 1975, respectively. From 1967 to 1991, he was with the Department of Automation of the same university as an assistant professor and a research associate.Read more

Tomy Sebastian
IEEE Industry Application Society President
Director of Motor Drive Systems , USA

Tomy Sebastian received the B.Sc. (Eng.) degree from Regional Engineering College Calicut (presently National Institute of Technology, Calicut), India, the M.S. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, MA.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada.Read more

Tarek Lahdhiri
IEEE Region 4
General Motors, USA

Dr. Lahdhiri received the degree of MS-EE in Communication Systems in 1990 and the PhD degree in Control Systems in 1995. Dr. Lahdhiri is currently working for General Motors LLC in Warren, Michigan, where he is holding the position of Strategy Leader for Real-Time Control Systems Simulations and Automation within the Global Validation Department. Read more

Ahmed Rubaai
IEEE Fellow
Howard University, USA

Dr. Ahmed is the Founder and Lead Developer of College of Engineering Motion Control and Drives Laboratory ( that provides engineering students with valuable hands-on and “real-world” experiences.” His work covers a broad range of manufacturing and product applications and exemplifies his ability to bridge between academic research and the application to industrial applications. Read more

Khaled Sliti
IT Engineer - Competitive Programming Coach

Hean IT engineer graduated from Higher School of Communication of Tunis. H is coaching local teams for the ACM The Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC), it is a multitier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Read more

Bilel Jamoussi
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

BILEL JAMOUSSISince January 2010Mr Bilel Jamoussi is the Chief Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) at ITU He was a Senior Member at IEEE from 2007 to 2016 (10 years) Read more

Isabelle Santos
IEEE UFRN Student Branch Chair

Isabelle Santos is an electrical engineering student at Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN, Brazil). Technician in eletrotechnics formed by SENAI/RN and technician in information technology with emphasis in electronics by Digital Metropolis Institute UFRN. Read more

IEEE R8 Professional Activities Speaker

Nadhem BARDAA, IEEE Member, graduated from the University of Sfax (Tunisia) in 2000. In 2011, he founded NTraining, a training company involved with engineering management. Nadhem has consulted with corporations as Petrofac, Tunisiana Orascom, OMV, and L’EPI D’OR. Nadhem has worked internationally at JCI since 2004 as a trainer designer and has presented different training as Leadership Read more

Seif Elhajjem
Chairman, IEEE IAS Tunisia Chapter

Seif El HAJJEM is an Industrial Engineer graduated from National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT) on 2015, He is working as SAP functional consultant at WYNSYS. He is member of the world largest association of engineers IEEE since 2013, He served as chair at IEEE ENIT Student Branch during the academic year 2013/2014, Read more

Chairman, IEEE Robotics & Automation Society

Nizar Rokbani graduated in Electrical Engineering from the National Engineering School of Tunis, ENIT in 1995. He obtained a Master degree in industrial computing in 2003 form the National Engineering School of Sfax, ENIS and a PHD in Electrical Engineering form the same school. He was an automation & process engineer until 1998, he was then a technologic trainer at the institute of technological studies of GabesRead more

Ikram Touir
Treasurer, IEEE RAS Tunisia Chapter
Region 8,Tunisia

Ikram Twir (GS’2014) was born in Benguerdene, Tunisia, in 1993. She received the Applied License degree in Industrial Computing from the University of ISSAT Sousse, Tunisia, 2015, and the Research Master degrees in Pervasive Intelligent Systems from Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Sousse (SPI) Sousse, Tunisia, 2017. Her current research interests include Artificial Intelligence,.Read more

Ines Abdennaji
EEE Industy Application Society CMD Humanitarian Programs Manager
Region 8 ,Tunisia

Ms. Ines Abdennaji is currently working In Research Team in Intelligent Machines (RTIM Research Unit) as Research Assistant and Ph.D Scholar at National Engineering School of Gabes, Tunisia. She did a Bachelor of engineering in Electrical and Automation from National Engineering School of Gabes, Tunisia. Read more

Ahmed Selmi
Treasurer at IEEE Tunisia Section SIGHT
Region 8 , Tunisia

Ahmed Selmi has been an IEEE member since 2014, upon joining the IEEE ENIT Student Branch. He was involved in many activities, co-organizing the first Tunisian Engineering Day and co-founder of PES Student Chapter. He is the cofounder and treasurer of the IEEE SIGHT Tunisia and the pioneering Tawasol project Read more

Zied omrane
IEEE speaker
Region 8, Tunisia

Student at the higher school of communication of tunis since 2014, and currently working on a Final Studies Project in Munich at accu:rate, an institute for crowd simulation. IEEE membre since 2015, participated in the IEEE Xtremme competition 3 years in a row and was placed top 100 in the wolrd Read more

QAQC Electrical Engineer, Acoserv

Faouzi Laouej is an Electrical Automation Engineer graduated from the National Engineering School of Gabes in 2016. Faouzi is currently working for ACOSERV IN NAWARA , where he is holding the position of Quality assurance / Quality control engineer within Nawara and South Tunisia Gas Development project Read more

IEEE Women In Engineering International Leadership

Ms. Islem Cherif is a proactive and goal oriented person, with a great experience She is currently a Program Committee Chair at IEEE Women In Engineering International Leadership Summit – Tunisia, IEEE Day Regional Lead for Region 8 - Middle East at IEEE, Section Student Representative at IEEE Read more

Director at Oxford & Manchester Academy

Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the human resources industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Training Delivery, English, Management, and Interviewing. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) en Gestion des Resources Humaines Read more

Walid Mathlouthi
Innovation technologist at Google Google

He received a PhD degree from Université Laval, Québec, Canada at the Center of Optics, Photonics and Lasers in 2008. His research was mainly focused on cost effective solutions for PON and optical access network deployment. Replacing expensive laser sources with cheap LEDs can be a viable solution for such a goal. Read more

IEEE PES Tunisia chapter chair

Ms. Houda ben attia is is a lecturer in Electrical at the National School of Engineers of Carthage. She has several years of experience in higher education and scientific research in Tunisia and France. After studying in Tunisia until graduating, Ms. Houda ben Attia continued her studies in Europe before moving back to Tunisia in 2003. Read more

IEEE R8 SA committee member, Tunisia
Sarra BEN RABII , Bioengineering student in the National Institute of Applied Science and technology in Tunisia . She is part of the world's largest association of engineers IEEE,she's currently IEEE REGION 8 student branch cooridinator, she recently ended her mandate as the vice chair at IEEE INSAT Student Branch, and she was the former chair and founder of EMBS(Engineering in medecine and biology society) student Read more

Skander Mansouri
IEEE R8 YP committee member

Skander Mansouri is a software engineering student in the National Institute of Applied Science and technology. He's part of the world's largest professional organization for the advancement of technology IEEE, In fact, he was the former chair of the largest student branch in the region 8 with 250+ members:Read more

Hassene SEDDIK
Section’s Awards and Recognition Committee Chair

Hassene seddik is a professor in the ENSIT School since 2015. He is born in 15 October 1972 in Tunisia, he has obtained the electromechanical engineer degree in 1995 and followed by the master degree in “signal processing: speaker recognition” and the thesis degree in data security and owner right privacy Read more

IEEE Fellow, R-8 Past Director
England, R8

ANTHONY C. DAVIESANTHONY C. DAVIES was born in Rainham, Kent, 1936, Military service: British Army, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (1955-7), trained as Telecommunications Mechanic, and the last year as a Leading Artisan Sergeant. B.Sc(Eng) Electrical Engineering, 1st Class Hons (1963) Southampton UniversityRead more

Engineer in Instrumentation

Mehdi Bougerra is currently working at total as a maintenance responsible. Mr. Mahdi Has several experiences in firms as an intern working on energetic, filled namely EPPM and OMV, He graduated from National Institute of Applied Science and Technology .Read more

Chairwoman of the Tunisian Engineering Day

Rahma Habbessi is a telecommunications engineering student at the National School of Engineers of Tunis (ENIT).Ms Rahma is a very hard working and motivated person she is an IEEE active member she is the sponsoring co-manager of Tawasol project working within the Haya Nconnectiw team .Read more


17 December

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm       Registration / Check-in / IEEE Student branches booths visit  
  • 3:00pm – 3:50pm       Opening Ceremony  
  • 3:50pm – 4:00pm       Announcement of the IEEE Tunisia section Awards, by Hassene Seddik (Section’s Awards and Recognition Committee chair)  
  • 4:00pm – 4:15pm       IEEE Student Activities, by Sarra Ben Rabii (IEEE R8 SA committee member)  
  • 4:15pm – 4:30pm       IEEE Young Professionals Activities, by Skander Mansouri (IEEE R8 YP committee member)  
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm       Break  
  • 5:00pm – 5:40pm       Advances in Automotive Electrification, by Tomy Sebastian (IEEE Fellow, President of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, Director of Motor Drive Systems at Halla Mechatronics, USA)  
  • 5:40pm – 6:00pm       IAS supports students and YPs, by Peter Magyar (IEEE Fellow, Chair of the IEEE IAS Chapters and Membership Department)  
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm       Be the Change, by Nadhem Bardaa (IEEE R8 PA Speakers)  
  • 7:00pm – 9:30pm       Dinner  
  • 9:30pm – 11:30pm     After-Hours Party, by Khnéfes group

18 December

  • 7:00am – 9:00am       Breakfast  
  • 9:00am – 10:30am
    • Hadrumète Plenary Room:
      • Presentations of IEEE Student Branches Activities (SB challenge – phase 1), by all SB candidates for TSYP 2018 (Evaluation by the Section’s committee) [3 min per SB] [60 min]
      • Connectivity in Emerging Markets: How to bridge the digital divide, by Walid Mathlouthi (Innovation technologist at Google, USA) [30 min]
    • Kerkouane Room: Workshop on Humanitarian Technologies for Sustainable Development, by Ines Abdenneji (IEEE IAS CMS Humanitarian Programs Chair)
    • Douz Room: How to succeed your IEEEXtreme Challenge – part 1, by Zied Omrane and Khaled Sliti (IEEEXtreme challenge winners) [Laptops are required to participate in the workshop]
    • Chebba Room: Robotics and Automation workshop – part 1, by Nizar Rokbani (IEEE RAS Tunisia chapter chair) and Ikram Touir (IEEE RAS Tunisia chapter treasurer)
      • Robotics for Democracy [30 min]
      • RAS Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) [60 min]
  • 10:30am – 11:00pm       Break  
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm
    • Hadrumète Plenary Room: Resume Development, by Tarek Lahdhiri (Vice President of IEEE-USA 2018-2019, Career and Member Services/Professional Activities, Strategy Leader at General Motors, USA)
    • Kerkouane Room: Workshop on IEEE Humanitarian Activities, by Ahmed Selmi (IEEE SIGHT Tunisia, IEEE Internet Initiative Adhoc member)
    • Douz Room: How to succeed your IEEEXtreme Challenge – part 2, by Zied Omrane and Khaled Sliti (IEEEXtreme challenge winners) [Laptops are required to participate in the workshop]
    • Chebba Room: Robotics and Automation workshop – part 2, by Nizar Rokbani (IEEE RAS Tunisia chapter chair) and Ikram Touir (IEEE RAS Tunisia chapter treasurer)
      • Arduino level 1 training
      • IEEE RAS Poster contest
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm         Lunch  
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Hadrumète Plenary Room:
      • Job Interview, by Tarek Lahdhiri (Vice President of IEEE-USA 2018-2019, Career and Member Services/Professional Activities, Strategy Leader at General Motors, USA) [90 min]
      • Smart cities and IoT, by Bilel Jamoussi (Chief, Study Groups Department, ITU-T, Switzerland) [30 min]
    • Kerkouane Room:
      • Decision Points in Career and Life and Being a Volunteer? by Anthony C. Davies (IEEE Fellow, R-8 Past Director, IAS Distinguished Lecturer) [40 min] [online talk]
      • Workshop on Industry Applications / Student chapters’ challenge, by Seif El Hajjem (IEEE IAS Tunisia Chapter chair) [80 min]
    • Douz Room: IEEE SB chairs / officers workshop, by Mehdi Bouguerra (Section’s Student Activities coordinator) and Islem Cherif (Section’s Student Representative) and Sarra Ben Rabii (IEEE R8 SA committee member)
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm         Break  
  • 4:30pm – 6:30pm
    • Hadrumète Plenary Room: Women In Engineering (WIE) Leadership and entrepreneurship workshop, by Nejia Ben Hellal (Founder/Director at Oxford & Manchester Academy, Tunisia)
    • Kerkouane Room: Workshop on Power & Energy, by Houda Ben Attia (IEEE PES Tunisia chapter chair) and Faouzi Laouej (IEEE PES Tunisia chapter treasurer)
    • Douz Room: Presentations of SB Projects (SB challenge – phase 2), by all SB candidates for TSYP 2018 (Evaluation by the Section’s committee) [5 min per SB]
    • Chebba Room: YP Workshop: Grow your Network, Grow your Career, by Skander Mansouri (IEEE R8 YP committee member)
  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm         Announcement of the 3 SB finalists, candidates to organize TSYP 2018  
  • 7:00pm – 9:30pm       Dinner  
  • 9:30pm – 11:30pm     Free Time, Enjoy!

19 December

  • 7:00am – 9:00am       Breakfast  
  • 9:00am – 9:30am       Career Development – Post Graduate Education, by Peter Magyar (IEEE Fellow, Chair of the IEEE IAS Chapters and Membership Department (CMD)) [30 min]  
  • 9:30am – 9:50am       Employing Computational Intelligence to Generate More Intelligent and Energy Efficient, by Ahmed Rubaai (IEEE IAS Publications Department chair, Howard University, USA) [20 min]  
  • 9:50am – 10:10am      Student Branch Activity at UFRN SB, by Isabelle Vitória Medeiros dos Santos (UFRN SB Chair, Brazil) [20 min]  
  • 10:10am – 10:40am       Break  
  • 10:40am – 11:40am      Debate (SB challenge – phase 3), by 3 SB finalists for TSYP 2018  
  • 11:40am – 12:00pm      IEEE Tunisian Engineering Day (TunED), by Rahma Habbessi (IEEE ENIT Student Branch)  
  • 12:00pm – 12:15pm      Voting session, by 28 Student branches  
  • 12:15pm – 12:30pm      Closing session  
  • 12:30pm                             Group Photo  
  • 12:45pm                              Lunch
Mezri Azaiez
Jawhar Ben Salem
Internal coordinator
Naceur Bouhamed
ENIS Student Branch Chair
Ahmed Oualha
Communication manager
Hend Challouf
Logistics manager
Hassen Besbes
Planning manager
Ameni Elabed
Sponsoring manager
Souhir Dbira