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Jožef Stefan
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Postgraduate School

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SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

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Course Description

Advanced Approaches to Planning and Scheduling

Program

Information and Communication Technologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

doc. dr. Gregor Papa

Goals:

The goal of the course is to familiarize the student with the methods of planning and scheduling for different types of manufacturing and transportation/logistic operations/systems, where the stress is on advanced algorithms of computational intelligence.
The competencies of the students completing this course successfully would include understanding and ability to formulate and manage complex planning/scheduling problems at different hierarchical levels, and be knowledgeable about the design and application of systems for advanced planning and scheduling in the fields of manufacturing and/or transportation.

Content:

Introduction: Terminology and Definitions

Planning and Scheduling: hierarchy, requirements and constraints, basic approaches (heuristic, deterministic, stochastic)

Application Fields: production, logistics/transport, resource management

Problem Modeling: complexity, constraints handling, multi-criteria, multi-level

Integrated Planning and Scheduling: characteristics, approaches, applications

Planning and Scheduling in Dynamic Environments and Uncertain Conditions: influence on modeling, application, accuracy

Advanced Planning and Scheduling Algorithms: techniques, applications, computational complexity, response time, accuracy, reliability, (self)-adaptability

Course literature:

Selected chapters from the following books:

• J.M. Framinan, R. Leisten, and R.R. García, Manufacturing Scheduling Systems: An Integrated View on Models, Methods and Tools. Springer, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4471-6271-1
• M.L. Pinedo, Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services. Springer, 2007. ISBN: 978-0387221984
• R. Righi (ed), Production Scheduling. InTech 2012. ISBN 978-953-307-935-6
• C. Jaffeux, and P. Wieser (eds.), Essentials of Logistics and Management. EPFL Press 2012. ISBN: 978-1466573086
• A. Ceder, Public Transit Planning and Operation: Theory, Modeling, and Practice. CRC Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-0750661669

Significant publications and references:

• G. Papa, “Parameter-less algorithm for evolutionary-based optimization: for continuous and combinatorial problems,” Computational Optimization and Applications, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 209-229, 2013.
• P. Korošec, U. Bole, and G. Papa, “A multi-objective approach to the application of real-world production scheduling,“ Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 40, no. 15, pp. 5839-5853, 2013.
• P. Korošec, and G. Papa, “Metaheuristic approach to transportation scheduling in emergency situations,” Transport, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 46-59, 2013.
• G. Papa, V. Vukašinović, and P. Korošec, “Guided restarting local search for production planning,” Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 242-253, 2012.
• P. Korošec, G. Papa, and V. Vukašinović, “Production scheduling with a memetic algorithm,” International journal of innovative computing and applications, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 244-252, 2010.

Examination:

Seminar work (50%)
Oral defense of seminar work (50%)

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.

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