Call for Papers

Special Session on Evolutionary Computation in Scheduling

IEEE CEC2012, at WCCI2012

June 10-15 Brisbane, Australia

Session chairs
Rong Qu, Kay Chen Tan

Due to the challenges of many real world applications in both research and practice, scheduling problems have received a significant amount of attention in a range of disciplines including artificial intelligence, operations research, engineering and computer science. Problems range from classic production scheduling to various applications in education, industry and business sections. Different constraints, objectives as well as problem characteristics have to be considered while developing efficient and intelligent computational methods for these complex and large-scale problems. Evolutionary computation has shown to be one of the most effective intelligent algorithms for solving scheduling problems.

This special session is being organized as an activity of the Technical Committee of Evolutionary Computation at IEEE, and aims to explore recent research advances on all aspects of evolutionary computation on scheduling problems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Theoretical or empirical analysis of evolutionary algorithms for scheduling problems
  • Benchmark problems and performance metrics in evolutionary computation
  • Dynamic scheduling problems in evolutionary computation
  • Single and multi-objective scheduling
  • Hybrid evolutionary methods for scheduling problems
  • Evolutionary computation in various applications (educational timetabling, network routing, personnel scheduling, production scheduling, resource constrained project scheduling, sports scheduling, self-organization of wireless networks, etc.)
  • Experience of applying evolutionary computation in scheduling
  • Comparative studies and case studies in evolutionary computation
    Papers should be submitted following the instructions at the WCCI 2012 web site, more details available soon.

    Please refer to the WCCI 2012 web site.

    Dr Rong Qu
    School of Computer Science
    University of Nottingham
    Nottingham, UK
    A/P Kay Chen Tan
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    National University of Singapore
    Christian Artigues, LAAS-CNRS Toulouse, France
    Masri Ayob, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
    Ruibin Bai, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
    Greg J. Barlow, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Xiaoqiang Cai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Ying-ping Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
    Tsung-Che Chiang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
    Cheong Chun Yew, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
    Raymond Chiong, Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
    Patrick De Causmaecker, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Jinkao Hao, University of Angers, France
    Jun He, Aberystwyth University, UK
    Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK
    Joachim Lepping, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble University, France
    Hui Li, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
    Jingpeng Li, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
    Zhipeng Lu, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
    Broos Maenhout, Ghent University, Belgium
    Alberto Moraglio, University of Birmingham, UK
    Ender Ozcan, University of Nottingham, UK
    Erwin Pesch, University of Siegen, Germany
    Andrea Schaerf, University of Udine
    Yuhui Shi, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
    Greet Vanden Berghe, KAHO St.-Lieven, Belgium
    Ying Xu, Hunan University, China
    Shengxiang Yang, Brunel University, UK
    Qingfu Zhang, Essex University, UK