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A holistic metric approach to solving the dynamic location-allocation problem. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
ANKRAH, R., LACROIX, B., MCCALL, J., HARDWICK, A. and CONWAY, A. 2018. A holistic metric approach to solving the dynamic location-allocation problem. In Bramer, M. and Petridis, M. (eds.) Artificial intelligence xxxv: proceedings of the 38th British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) International conference on innovative techniques and applications of artificial intelligence (AI-2018), 11-13 December 2018, Cambridge, UK. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence, 11311. Cham: Springer [online], pages 433-439. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04191-5_35

In this paper, we introduce a dynamic variant of the Location-Allocation problem: Dynamic Location-Allocation Problem (DULAP). DULAP involves the location of facilities to service a set of customer demands over a defined horizon. To evaluate a soluti... Read More about A holistic metric approach to solving the dynamic location-allocation problem..

Tactical plan optimisation for large multi-skilled workforces using a bi-level model. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
AINSLIE, R., MCCALL, J., SHAKYA, S. and OWUSU, G. 2018. Tactical plan optimisation for large multi-skilled workforces using a bi-level model. In Proceedings of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) congress on evolutionary computation (IEEE CEC 2018), 8-13 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], article ID 8477701. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2018.8477701

The service chain planning process is a critical component in the operations of companies in the service industry, such as logistics, telecoms or utilities. This process involves looking ahead over various timescales to ensure that available capacity... Read More about Tactical plan optimisation for large multi-skilled workforces using a bi-level model..

An analysis of indirect optimisation strategies for scheduling. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
NEAU, C., REGNIER-COUDERT, O. and MCCALL, J. 2018. An analysis of indirect optimisation strategies for scheduling. In Proceedings of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) congress on evolutionary computation (IEEE CEC 2018), 8-13 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], article ID 8477967. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2018.8477967

By incorporating domain knowledge, simple greedy procedures can be defined to generate reasonably good solutions to many optimisation problems. However, such solutions are unlikely to be optimal and their quality often depends on the way the decision... Read More about An analysis of indirect optimisation strategies for scheduling..

Iterated racing algorithm for simulation-optimisation of maintenance planning. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
LACROIX, B., MCCALL, J. and LONCHAMPT, J. 2018. Iterated racing algorithm for simulation-optimisation of maintenance planning. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE congress on evolutionary computation (CEC 2018), 8-13 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], article number 8477843. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2018.8477843

The purpose of this paper is two fold. First, we present a set of benchmark problems for maintenance optimisation called VMELight. This model allows the user to define the number of components in the system to maintain and a number of customisable pa... Read More about Iterated racing algorithm for simulation-optimisation of maintenance planning..

Performance analysis of GA and PBIL variants for real-world location-allocation problems. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
ANKRAH, R., REGNIER-COUDERT, O., MCCALL, J., CONWAY, A. and HARDWICK, A. 2018. Performance analysis of GA and PBIL variants for real-world location-allocation problems. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE congress on evolutionary computation (CEC 2018), 8-13 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], article number 8477727. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2018.8477727

The Uncapacitated Location-Allocation problem (ULAP) is a major optimisation problem concerning the determination of the optimal location of facilities and the allocation of demand to them. In this paper, we present two novel problem variants of Non-... Read More about Performance analysis of GA and PBIL variants for real-world location-allocation problems..

Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems. (2018)
Thesis
AYODELE, M. 2018. Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Estimation of Distribution Algorithm (EDA) is a branch of evolutionary computation that learn a probabilistic model of good solutions. Probabilistic models are used to represent relationships between solution variables which may give useful, human-un... Read More about Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems..

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