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Exam Timetabling

A set of exam timetabling benchmark problems, and

A bibliography of exam timetabling from 1995, categrised by the techniques used in the research.


Portfolio Optimization

a set of constrained portfolio optimization problems based on OR Library instances

  • K. Lwin, R. Qu "Hybrid Algorithm for Constrained Portfolio Selection Problem".
    Applied Intelligence, 39(2): 251-266, 2013. doi: 10.1007/s10489-012-0411-7 .pdf XML BibTex
  • F. He, R. Qu "A Two-Stage Stochastic Mixed-Integer Program Modelling and Hybrid Solution Approach to Portfolio Selection Problems"
    Information Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2014.08.028, 2014. .pdf
  • K. Lwin, R. Qu "A learning-guided Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Constrained Portfolio Optimization"
    accepted by Applied Soft Computing, 2014.
  • a set of constrained portfolio optimization problems with VaR based on Yahoo! Finance S&P100 and S&P500

  • K. Lwin, R. Qu, B. MacCarthy "Mean-VaR Portfolio Optimization: A Nonparametric Approach".
    under review, 2015.

  • Vehicle Routing in a Forestry Commissioning Operation

    a set of Vehicle Routing dataset derived from in a Forestry Commissioning Operation

  • E. Kent, J. Atkin, R. Qu, "Vehicle Routing in a Forestry Commissioning Operation using Ant Colony Optimisation"
    accepted by 3rd International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing (TPNC'14), Granada, Spain, December 9-11, 2014, .pdf.

  • Multicast Network Routing

    multicast routing benchmark problems

    • Y. Xu and R. Qu. "Solving Multi-objective Multicast Routing Problems by Evolutionary Multi-objective Simulated Annealing Algorithms with Variable Neighborhoods"
      Journal of Operational Research Society, 62: 313-325, 2010 doi: 10.1057/jors.2010.138 .pdf XML BibTex
    • Y. Xu and R. Qu. "A Hybrid Scatter Search Meta-heuristic for Delay-constrained Multicast Routing Problems"
      Applied intelligence, 36(1): 229-241, 2012. doi: 10.1007/s10489-010-0256-x .pdf


    Network Coding Based Multicast Routing

    A set of Load Balancing in Network Coding based Multicast
  • H Xing, S Li, Y Cui, L Yan, W Pan, R Qu, "A hybrid EDA for load balancing in multicast with network coding", under review at Applied Soft Computing

    A set of Network Coding Resource Minimization Problems
    A set of Bi-Objective Network Coding Based Routing Problems
    • H. Xing and R. Qu, "A Population Based Incremental Learning for Network Coding Resources Minimization"
      IEEE Communication Letters, 99: 1-3, 2011. doi: 10.1109/LCOMM.2011.051911.110274 .pdf XML BibTex
    • H. Xing and R. Qu, "A Compact Genetic Algorithm for the Network Coding Based Resource Minimization Problem"
      Applied Intelligence, 36(4):, 809-823, 2012. doi: 10.1007/s10489-011-0298-8 .pdf XML BibTex
    • Z Wang, H Xing, T Li, Y Yang, R Qu, and Y Pan. "A Modified Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Network Coding Resource Minimization".
      Under review, 2015.


    Capital Budgeting

    (under construction, more updates will be added) a set of capital budgeting benchmark problems, and
    a bibliography of meta-heuristics in capital budgeting
    • R. Qu and B. Berry. Meta-heuristics in Capital Budgeting: Models and Methodologies. technical report, 2009, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham.