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Programme Committee Member

  • 16th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation (EvoCOP'2016), Porto, Portugal, 30 March - 1 April 2016.
  • 2015 Multi-disciplinary international scheduling conference: Theory & Applications (MISTA 2015), Prague, Czech Republic (25-28 Aug 2015).
  • The 1st BRICS Countries & 11th Brazilian Congress on Computational Intelligence (BRICS-CCI & CBIC 2013), Recife, Brizil, 8-11 September 2013.
  • The 13th UK Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2013), Heriot-Watt University, UK, 9-11 September 2013.
  • Thirty Third SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2013), Cambridge, England, 10-12 December 2013.
  • 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2013), 20-23 June, Cancun, Mexico.
  • The 6th multi-disciplinary international scheduling conference: Theory & Applications (MISTA 2013), Ghent, Belgium 27-30 Aug 2013.
  • Workshop track on Self* Search (GECCO 2013), July 6-10, 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • The 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2013), 15-18 Feb 2013, Barcelona, Spain.
  • The 30th Workshop of the UK PLANNING AND SCHEDULING Special Interest Group (PlanSIG12), Middlesbrough UK, December 13th-14th 2012.
  • The 12th UK Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2012), Heriot-Watt University, UK, 5th-7th September 2012.
  • The IEEE International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI2012), October 18-20 2012, Nanjing, China.
  • The Ninth International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2012), 28-30 August 2012, Son, Norway.
  • The Ninth International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL 2012), 16-19 December 2012, Ha Noi, Vietnam.
  • Workshop track on Self* Search (GECCO 2012), July 7-11, 2012, Philadelphia, USA.
  • 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2012), 10-15 June, Brisbane, Australia.
  • The 7th European Event on Nature-inspired Techniques in Scheduling, Planning and Timetabling (EvoSTIM 2012), 2012, Malaga.
  • The 29th Workshop of the UK PLANNING AND SCHEDULING Special Interest Group (PlanSIG11), University of Huddersfield in December 2011.
  • Thirtieth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2011), Cambridge, England, 13-15 December 2011.
  • the Fourth International Workshop on Advanced Computational Intelligence (IWACI2012), October 19-21, 2011, Wuhan, China
  • The 5th multi-disciplinary international scheduling conference: Theory & Applications (MISTA 2011), Phoenix, Arizona, Aug 9-12, 2011.
  • 2011 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD 2011), Paris, France, 26-29 October, 2011.
  • UK Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2011), University of Manchester, 7th - 9th September 2011.
  • 2011 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2011), New Orleans, USA, June 5-8, 2011.
  • Workshop track on Self* Search at Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2011), July 12-16, 2011, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop (SPARK'11) at the 21st International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'11), Freiburg, Germany, June 11-16, 2011.
  • Special session on Self-tuning, self-configuring and self-generating evolutionary algorithms at the Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN (LION 5), Jan 17-21, 2011, Rome, Italy.
  • The 3rd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization (DMO 2011), 27-29 June, 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  • The 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2011), 28-30 January, 2011, Rome, Italy.
  • The 6th European Event on Nature-inspired Techniques in Scheduling, Planning and Timetabling (EvoSTIM 2011), 2011 EvoStar, Turin.
  • The 28th Workshop of the UK PLANNING AND SCHEDULING Special Interest Group (PlanSIG10) and the 4th Italian Workshop on Planning and Scheduling, associated with (AI*IA 2010) December 1-3, Brescia, Italy.
  • Thirtieth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2010), Cambridge, England, 14-16 December 2010.
  • IEEE-RIVF International Conference on Computing and Telecommunication Technologies 2010 (IEEE-RIVF 2010), Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov 1-4, 2010.
  • Workshop on Self-tuning, self-configuring and self-generating search heuristics at the 11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN'10), September 11-15, 2010, Krakow, Poland.
  • Workshop on Systems to Build Systems at The 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2010), Barcelona, 18-23 July, 2010.
  • The Third International Workshop on Advanced Computational Intelligence (IWACI2010), Suzhou, China, August 25-27, 2010.
  • 2010 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD 2010), Valencia, Spain, 25-28 October, 2010.
  • The 8th International Series of Conferences on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2010), Queen's University Belfast, UK, August 10 - 13, 2010.
  • Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop SPARK at the 20th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'10), Toronto, Canada, May 12-16, 2010.
  • 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2010), 22-24 January, 2010, Valencia, Spain.
  • Twenty-ninth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2009), Cambridge, England, 15-17 December 2009.
  • 2009 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD 2009), Madeira, 5 - 8 October, 2009, Portugal.
  • Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop (SPARK) at the 19th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'09), September 19-23, 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • IEEE-RIVF International Conference on Computing and Telecommunication Technologies 2009 (IEEE-RIVF 2009), track "Applied Operations Research and Optimization", Da Nang City, Vietnam, July 13-17, 2009.
  • IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2009 (IEEE CEC 2009), Trondheim, Norway, May 18-21, 2009.
  • The 27th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group (PlanSIG'2008), Edinburgh, UK, 11th - 12th December, 2008.
  • The 7th International Series of Conferences on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT'2008), Université de Montréal, August 19 - 22, 2008.
  • The 26th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group (PlanSIG'2007), Prague, Czech Republic, 17th - 18th December, 2007.
  • Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA 2007), Zhengzhou, China. September 14–17, 2007.
  • The 20th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2007), Kyoto, Japan, June 26-29, 2007.
  • 2007 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling (CISched'07), Honolulu, Hawaii, April 1-5, 2007.
  • The 6th International Series of Conferences on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT'2006), Brno, Czech Republic, 30th August - 1st September 2006.


Invited Talks / Seminars

  • "Recent Developments on Combinatorial Optimisation Problems", Masaryk University, Czech Republic, Oct, 2015.
  • "Hybridising Constructive Heuristics within Hyper-heuristic Frameworks"", Xidian University, Xi'an, China, August 2012.
  • "Hybridising constructive heuristics in hyper-heuristics”", Invited talk at Workshop of "Self-tuning, self-configuring and self-generating search heuristics" at the 11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN 2010), 11 - 15, September, 2010. .pdf
  • "Recent Research on Nurse Rostering and Other Ongoing Research in Scheduling and Optimisation"", Xidian University, Xi'an, China, March, 2008. .pdf.
  • "Recent Research on Nurse Rostering at ASAP Group"", Atoss, Munich, Germany, 17th-18th, September, 2007.pdf
  • Observations of a Graph-Based Hyper-heuristic to Timetabling Problems". University of Osnabruck, Germany. Nov 2004 .pdf
  • "Summer School Course on Hyper-heuristics". Invited summer school course (with Dr G. Ochoa), Istanbul Technology University, Turkey, 31st July - 3rd August 2007. (lecture slides on request). Invited summer school course (with Dr G. Ochoa), Istanbul Technology University, Turkey, 31st July - 3rd August 2007. (lecture slides on request). .pdf
  • "Intelligent Decision Support in Scheduling and Optimization". .pdf
  • "Graph Based Hyper-heuristic Framework", .pdf


Referees

  • Paper reviews for
    • Annals OR, Asia-Pacific Journal of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Information Systems and Operational Research (INFOR), INFORMS Journal of Computing, International Transactions on Operational Research (ITOR), International Journal of Management and Decision Making (IJMDM), International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Journal of Operations Research Society (JORS), Journal of Scheduling, Operations Research, Operations Research for Health Care
    • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Evolutionary Intelligence, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, International Journal of Metaheuristics, Journal of Heuristics, Memetic Computing, Natural Computing
    • AI Communications, Applied Intelligence, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, International Journal Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP)
    • Communication Letters, Information Sciences, International Magazine on Advances in Computer Science and Telecommunications, Journal of the Network and Systems Management,
    • Automation in Construction, Computers & Industrial Engineering, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management,
    • International Journal of Computers & Applications, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, International Journal of Production Economics, The IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Finance and Management, Intelligent Systems in Accounting
  • Book reviews for The OR Society

Qualifications

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, Nov 2011, UK.
  • PGCHE, May, 2011, The University of Nottingham, UK.
  • 1998-2002 PhD in Computer Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  • 1992-1996 BSc in Computer Science and Its Application, XiDian University, ShaanXi, P. R. China