2007 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling (CISched)

Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 1-5, 2007


There will be a post special issue of the Annals of OR associated with this symposium. Papers submitted to the symposium can be modified and submitted to the special issue of this journal.

This symposium will be offering a best student paper award. To qualify, the paper must be submitted under the student category.

Call for Papers

You can also download the Call For Paper (.pdf)

This symposium aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners in computational intelligence and scheduling. Scheduling problems are often not amenable to be being tackled by exact approaches due to the huge search spaces that have to be explored. Therefore we often resort to techniques which fall under the term of Computational Intelligence. These can include Evolutionary Computation, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic etc. This symposium aims to explore recent advances in this area. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Computational Intelligence in:
    1. Course and Examination Timetabling
    2. Commercial Scheduling packages
    3. Employee Scheduling
    4. Production Scheduling
    5. Sports Scheduling
    6. Transport Scheduling
  2. Complexity Issues
  3. Comparison of Techniques (e.g. compare Neural Networks with Fuzzy Logic or comparison of a meta-heuristic approach with a CI approach)
  4. Interactive Scheduling using Computational Intelligence
  5. Experiences of CI within Scheduling
  6. Case Studies
  7. Theoretical or empirical analysis of evolutionary algorithms and representations

Call for Special Sessions

CISched 2007 also solicits proposals for special sessions within the scope of the symposium. Papers submitted to special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the contributed papers. Researchers interested in organizing a special session are invited to submit a proposal to Graham Kendall (gxk@cs.nott.ac.uk). A special session proposal should include the session title, a brief description of the scope, a list of potential authors that might submit papers to the special session, and brief biographies of the special session organizers.