APMS 2013 International Conference Sustainable Production and Service Supply Chains

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APMS
2013

International

Conference


Sustainable Production and Service Supply Chains

September 9
-
12, 2013


State College, PA, USA


Special Session


Computational Intelligence in
Manufacturing


Session Organizer:
Chen
-
Yang Cheng


1.

Description

Scheduling problems have always been challenges in the production
environment. However, the practical problems are difficulty to be solved because
of realistic characteristics such as
unbalanced parallel machine scheduling,
hybrid flow shop, no
-
wait flow
-
shop problem, learning effect consideration, and
etc. Many computational approaches are proposed for solving these issues. Most
search methods mimic the process of natural biological ev
aluation and have been
successfully applied to many complex optimization problems. Several famous
global search algorithms include genetic algorithm (GA),
ant colony optimisation
(ACO)

,particle swarm optimization (PSO), and evaluation algorithm (EA). Some

local improvement algorithms consist Variable Neighborhood Search (VNS),
Memetic algorithms (MA). With the improved computer and internet technology,
cloud computing, distributed computing and agent
-
based approach can provide
more possibility for solving
scheduling problem in a reasonably time. This special
session is looking for contributions in cutting
-
edge research in computational
intelligence as well insightful in industrial practice.

2.

Topics:

T
opics

for solving scheduling problems
:

1.

Modeling and analysis of metaheuristic computing


2.

Evolutionary algorithms, ant systems, particle swarms

3.

Metaheuristics in dynamic, multi
-
objective, and constrained environment

4.

Parallel metaheuristics, Hybrid methods

5.

Applications to machine learning, neur
al networks

6.

Comparison papers

7.

Distributed computing, Cloud computing for production management


B
rief bio
:

Chen
-
Yang Cheng received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
at Penn State University. He is currently an Associate Professor in De
partment of
Industrial Engineering and Enterprise Information at Tunghai University. Prof.
Cheng’s research interests include RFID localization, ICT for manufacturing, and
Meta
-
heuristic.

Institution: Tunghai University, Taiwan

Email: chengcy@thu.edu.tw