Special Issue "Planning and Scheduling Optimization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: planning and scheduling; optimal design of production and assembly lines; layout; transport optimization; reliability and maintenance optimization; heuristic and metaheuristic (genetic algorithm, ant colony, PSO, etc.); discrete optimization methods (mathematical programming, stochastic algorithms); multiobjective optimization
Interests: operations research; mathematical programming; metaheuristics
Interests: operational research; mathematical programming; scheduling; production systems; dynamic pricing
This Special Issue of Applied Sciences is devoted to recent research, current developments, and applications of complex systems planning and scheduling. This includes the principles and practice of the design, implementation, and analysis of exact and approximate optimization methods.
This Special Issue is also devoted to the optimization challenges of modern manufacturing, engineering, and healthcare systems. It also aims to present the most recent developments of operations research models and other applications of intelligent computing techniques used for planning and scheduling in a variety of manufacturing, engineering, and healthcare systems. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Heuristic and metaheuristic algorithms for planning and scheduling problems in manufacturing, engineering and healthcare systems;
- Exact algorithms (brand and bounds, dynamic programming, etc.);
- Different scheduling applications (timetabling, network routing, crew scheduling, production scheduling, resource-constrained project scheduling, etc.);
- Energy-efficient planning and scheduling problems;
- Intelligent optimization approaches for intelligent manufacturing systems;
- Artificial Intelligence and data analytics (manufacturing, services, healthcare, services and industries of the future, etc.).
Prof. Farouk Yalaoui
Dr. Taha Arbaoui
Dr. Yassine Ouazene
Manuscript Submission Information
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- exact and approximate methods
- intelligent manufacturing systems
- healthcare systems
- logistics systems