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Books/Journal Editorial:
 N. Pillay, R. Qu HyperHeuristics: Theory and Applications, Springer ISBN 9783319965147. Book web site, 2018
 N. Pillay, R. Qu, D. Srinivasan, B. Hammer, K. Sorensen, (guest eds.) Automated Design of Machine Learning and Search Algorithms. IEEE Comp. Int. Mag. 13(2), 2018.
 R. Qu (ed.)
"Proceedings of the 25th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group", December, 2006, Nottingham, UK. ISSN 13685708. proceedings
 R. Qu, M. Fox and D. Long (Guest editors) Special Issue of Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling. Journal of Scheduling, 12(3), June, 2009. editorial
Journals (PeerReviewed Published/To Appear)
 B. Chen, R. Qu, R. Bai, W. Laesanklang
"A Hyperheuristic with Guidance Indicators for Biobjective MixedShift Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows"
Applied Intelligence, 48(12): 49374959, 2018. doi: doi: 10.1007/s104890181250y .pdf.
 Y. Xu, O. Ding, R. Qu, K. Li
"Hybrid Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms based on Decomposition for Wireless Sensor Network Coverage Optimization"
Applied Soft Computing, 68: 268282, 2018. doi: j.asoc.2018.03.053 .pdf.
 H. Xing, S. Li, Y. Cui, L. Yan, W. Pan, R. Qu
"A Hybrid EDA for Load Balancing in Multicast with Network Coding"
Applied Soft Computing, 59: 363377, 2017, doi: j.asoc.2017.06.003 .pdf.
 Khin Lwin, Rong Qu, Bart MacCarthy
"MeanVaR Portfolio Optimization: A Nonparametric Approach"
European Journal of Operational Research, 260(2): 751766, 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.01.005 .pdf
 H. Xing, Z. Wang, T. Li, H. Li, R. Qu
"An Improved MOEA/D Algorithm for Multiobjective Multicast Routing with Network Coding"
Applied Soft Computing, 59: 88103, 2017, doi: j.asoc.2017.05.033 .pdf.
 J. Arturo CastilloSalazar, D. LandaSilva, R. Qu
"Workforce scheduling and routing problems: literature survey and computational study"
Annals of Operations Research, 239(1): 3967, 2016. doi: 10.1007/s1047901416872 .pdf,
 G. Kendall, R. Bai, J Blazewicz, P. De Causmaecker, M Gendreau, R John, J Li, B McCollum, E Pesch, R Qu, N Sabar, G Vanden Berghe, A Yee
"Good Laboratory Practice for Optimization Research"
Journal of the Operational Research Society, 67: 676689, 2016. doi: 10.1057/jors.2015.77
 Z. Wang, H. Xing, T. Li, Y.Yang, R. Qu, and Y. Pan
"A Modified Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Network Coding Resource Minimization"
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 20(3): 325342, 2016. doi: 10.1109/TEVC.2015.2457437, .pdf
 R.L. Pinheiroa, D. LandaSilvaa, Rong Qu, E Yanagab, and A.A. Constantino.
An Application Programming Interface with Increased Performance for Optimisation Problems Data.
Journal of Management Analytics, 3(4): 305332, 2016, doi: 10.1080/23270012.2016.1233514, pdf
 N.R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall, R. Qu
"A Dynamic Multiarmed BanditGene Expression Programming HyperHeuristic for Combinatorial Optimization Problems"
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 45(2): 217  228, 2015. doi: 10.1109/TCYB.2014.2323936 .pdf
 R. Qu, N. Pham, R. Bai, G. Kendall
"Hybridising Heuristics within an Estimation Distribution Algorithm for Examination Timetabling"
Applied Intelligence, 42(4): 679693. 2015, doi: 10.1007/s1048901406150, .pdf
 J. Li, R. Bai, Y. Shen, R. Qu
"Search with Evolutionary Ruin and Stochastic Rebuild: a Theoretic Framework and a Case Study on Exam Timetabling"
European Journal of Operational Research, 242(3): 798806, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2014.11.002 .pdf
 N.R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall, R. Qu
"The Automatic Design of Hyperheuristic Framework with Gene Expression Programming"
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 19(3): 309  325, 2015. doi: 10.1109/TEVC.2014.2319051
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 Y. Wang, L. Sun, R. Qu, G. Li
"Price and Service Competition with Maintenance Service Bundling"
Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 24(2): 168189, 2015, doi: 10.1007/s115180155267z, .pdf
 M Luo, G. Li, C.L.J. Wan, R. Qu, P Ji
"Supply chain coordination with dual procurement sources via realoption contract"
Computers & Industrial Engineering, 80: 274283, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.cie.2014.12.019,
 H. Xing, R. Qu, G. Kendall, R. Bai
"A PathOriented Encoding Evolutionary Algorithm for Network Coding Resource Minimization".
Journal of the Operational Research Society, 65: 12611277, 2014.
doi: 10.1057/jors.2013.79, .pdf
Selected as one of the Ten Influential Articles at JORS (accessible in November 2013)
 P. Brucker and R. Qu
"Network Flow Models for Intraday Personnel Scheduling Problems"
Annals of OR, 218(1): 107114, 2014.
doi: 10.1007/s104790121234y .pdf
 H. Xing R. Qu, L. Bai, Y. Ji
"On Minimizing Coding Operations in Network Coding Based Multicast: An Evolutionary Algorithm"
Applied Intelligence, 41(3): 820836, 2014. doi: 10.1007/s1048901405594, .pdf
 E.K. Burke, R. Qu and A. Soghier
"Adaptive Selection of Heuristics for Improving Exam Timetables"
Annals of OR, 218(1): 129145, 2014.
doi: 10.1007/s1047901211403 .pdf
 F. He, R. Qu
"A TwoStage Stochastic MixedInteger Program Modelling and Hybrid Solution Approach to Portfolio Selection Problems"
Information Sciences, 289, 190205, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2014.08.028, .pdf
 K. Lwin, R. Qu, Graham Kendall
"A learningguided Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm for Constrained Portfolio Optimization"
Applied Soft Computing, 24: 757772, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.asoc.2014.08.026, .pdf
 R. Qu, Y. Xu, J. Castro, D. LandaSilva.
"Particle Swarm Optimization for the Steiner Tree in Graph and DelayConstrained Multicast Routing Problems."
Journal of Heuristics, 19(2): 317342, 2013.
doi: 10.1007/s1073201291982. .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 H. Xing, R. Qu
"A Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm for Biobjective Network Coding Based Multicast Routing Problems".
Information Sciences.
doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2013.01.014 233: 3653, 2013. .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 M.Hadwan, M. Ayob, N.R. Sabar, R. Qu
"A Harmony Search Algorithm for Nurse Rostering Problems".
Information Sciences, 233: 126140, 2013.
doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2012.12.025 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 Y. Xu, R. Qu, R. Li.
A Simulated Annealing based Genetic Local Search Algorithm for Multiobjective Multicast Routing Problems Annals of Operations Research, 260: 527555, 2013, doi: 10.1007/s1047901313227 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 E.K. Burke, T. Curtois, R. Qu and G. Vanden Berghe.
"A Time Predefined Variable Depth Search for Nurse Rostering".
INFORMS Journal on Computing, 25: 411419, 2013.
doi: 10.1287/ijoc.1120.0510
ISI Top 10% cited
 N. R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall, and R. Qu
"Grammatical Evolution Hyperheuristic for Combinatorial Optimization problems"
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 17(6): 840861, 2013. doi: 10.1109/tevc.2013.2281527, .pdf
 K. Lwin, R. Qu
"Hybrid Algorithm for Constrained Portfolio Selection Problem".
Applied Intelligence, 39(2): 251266, 2013.
doi: 10.1007/s1048901204117 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 E. K. Burke, M. Gendreau, M. Hyde, G. Kendall, G. Ochoa, E. Ozcan, R. Qu
"Hyperheuristics: A Survey of the State of the Art"
Journal of the Operational Research Society, 64: 16951724, 2013, doi: 10.1057/jors.2013.71, pdf.
Selected as one of the Ten Influential Articles at JORS (accessible in November 2013)
ISI Top 10% cited
 S.K.N. Abdul Rahim, A. Bargiela, R. Qu
"Domain Transformation Approach to Deterministic Optimization of Examination Timetables".
Artificial Intelligence Research, 2(1): 122138, 2013. doi: 10.5430/air.v2n1p122, .pdf
 A. Soghier, R. Qu
"Adaptive selection of heuristics for assigning time slots and rooms in exam timetables"
Applied Intelligence, 39(2), 438450, 2013, doi: 10.1007/s104890130422z .pdf
 F. He and R. Qu
"A Constraint Programming based Column Generation Approach to Nurse Rostering Problems"
Computers & Operations Research, 39(12): 33313343, December 2012.
doi: 10.1016/j.cor.2012.04.018 .pdf
 Y. Xu and R. Qu
"An Iterative Local Search Approach based on Fitness Landscapes Analysis for the Delayconstrained Multicast Routing Problem" Computer Communications, 35: 352365, 2012
doi: 10.1016/j.comcom.2011.10.011 .pdf
 Y. Xu and R. Qu
"A Hybrid Scatter Search Metaheuristic for Delayconstrained Multicast Routing Problems"
Applied intelligence, 36(1): 229241, 2012. doi: 10.1007/s104890100256x .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 J. Li, E.K. Burke, T. Curtois, S. Petrovic and R. Qu.
"The Falling Tide Algorithm: a New Multiobjective Approach for Complex Workforce Scheduling".
Omega  International Journal of Management Science, 40(3): 283293 2012.
doi: 10.1016/j.omega.2011.05.004 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 N.R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall, R. Qu
"A Honeybee Mating Optimization Algorithm for Educational Timetabling Problems"
European Journal of Operational Research, 216(3), 533543, 2012.
doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2011.08.006 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 E.K. Burke, N. Pham, R. Qu, J. Yellen.
"Linear Combinations of Heuristics for Examination Timetabling".
Annals of OR, 194(1): 89109, 2012.
doi: 10.1007/s104790110854y, .pdf
 E.K. Burke, J. Li and R. Qu
"A ParetoBased Search Methodology for Multiobjective Nurse Scheduling"
Annals of OR, 196(1): 91109 2012.
doi: 10.1007/s1047900905908 .pdf
 R. Bai, G. Kendall, R. Qu, J. Atkin.
"Tabu assisted guided local search approaches for freight service network design."
Information Sciences, 189: 266281, 2012.
doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2011.11.028, .pdf
 J. Li, E.K. Burke and R. Qu
"A Pattern Recognition Based Intelligent Search Method: Two Case Studies on the Assignment Problem"
Applied Intelligence, 36(2): 442453, 2012.
doi: 10.1007/s104890100270z
ISI Top 10% cited
 B. McCollum, P. McMullan, A.J. Parkes, E.K. Burke, R. Qu
"A New Model for Automated Examination Timetabling"
Annals of Operations Research, 194(1): 291315, 2012.
doi: 10.1007/s104790110997x.
ISI Top 10% cited
 H. Xing and R. Qu
"A Compact Genetic Algorithm for the Network Coding Based Resource Minimization Problem"
Applied Intelligence, 36(4):, 809823, 2012.
doi: 10.1007/s1048901102988 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 N.R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall, R. Qu
"A Graph Coloring Constructive HyperHeuristic for Examination Timetabling Problems"
Applied Intelligence, 37(1): 111, 2012.
doi: 10.1007/s1048901103099 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 B. Ryan, R. Qu, A. Schock, T. Parry
"Integrating human factors and operational research in a multidisciplinary investigation of road maintenance"
Ergonomics, 54(5): 436452, 2011.
doi: 10.1080/00140139.2011.562983 .pdf
2011 Best Journal Paper at Human Factors Research Group, University of Nottingham.
 P. Brucker, R. Qu, E.K. Burke
"Personnel Scheduling: Models and Complexity"
European Journal of Operational Research, 210(3): 467473, 2011.
doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2010.11.017 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 H. Xing and R. Qu
"A Population Based Incremental Learning for Network Coding Resources Minimization"
IEEE Communication Letters, 99: 13, 2011.
doi: 10.1109/LCOMM.2011.051911.110274 .pdf
 Y. Xu and R. Qu
"Solving Multiobjective Multicast Routing Problems by Evolutionary Multiobjective Simulated Annealing Algorithms with Variable Neighborhoods"
Journal of Operational Research Society, 62: 313325, 2010
doi: 10.1057/jors.2010.138 .pdf
 J. Li, E.K. Burke and R. Qu
"Integrating Neural Networks and Logistic Regression to Underpin Hyperheuristic Search"
KnowledgeBased Systems, 24(2): 322330, 2010.
doi: 10.1016/j.knosys.2010.10.004
 E.K. Burke, T. Curtois, R. Qu and G. Vanden Berghe
"A Scatter Search Methodology for the Nurse Rostering Problem"
Journal of Operational Research Society, 61: 16671679, 2010.
doi: 10.1057/jors.2009.118 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 E.K. Burke, A. J. Eckersley, B. McCollum, S. Petrovic, R. Qu* (main&corresponding author)
"Hybrid Variable Neighbourhood Approaches to University Exam Timetabling"
European Journal of Operational Research, 206: 4653, 2010.
doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2010.01.044 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 P. Brucker, E.K. Burke, T. Curtois, R. Qu* (main&corresponding author) and G. Vanden Berghe
"A Shift Sequence Based Approach for Nurse Scheduling and a New Benchmark Dataset"
Journal of Heuristics, 16(4): 559573, 2010.
doi: 10.1007/s1073200890996 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 B. McCollum, P. McMullan, B. Paechter, R. Lewis, A. Schaerf, L. Di Gaspero, A. J. Parkes, R. Qu, and E.K. Burke
"Setting the Research Agenda in Automated Timetabling: The Second International Timetabling Competition"
INFORMS Journal of Computing, 22(1): 120130, 2010.
doi: 10.1287/ijoc.1090.0320 .pdf
ISI Top 1% cited
 E.K. Burke, J. Li and R. Qu
"A Hybrid Model of Integer Programming and Variable Neighbourhood Search for HighlyConstrained Nurse Rostering Problems"
European Journal of Operational Research, 203(2), 484493, 2010.
doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2009.07.036, .pdf
ISI Top 1% cited
 R. Qu, E.K. Burke, B. McCollum, L.T.G. Merlot, and S.Y. Lee
"A Survey of Search Methodologies and Automated System Development for Examination Timetabling"
Journal of Scheduling, 12(1): 5589, 2009.
doi: 10.1007/s1095100800775 .pdf
Online bibliography on exam timetabling 19952009
ISI Top 1% cited
 R. Qu and E.K. Burke
"Hybridizations within a Graphbased Hyperheuristic Framework for University Timetabling Problems"
Journal of Operational Research Society, 60: 12731285, 2009.
doi: 10.1057/jors.2008.102 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited; Top 5 highly cited paper at JORS 2009/2010 (Dec 2011).
 R. Qu E.K. Burke and B.McCollum
"Adaptive Automated Construction of Hybrid Heuristics for Exam Timetabling and Graph Colouring Problems"
European Journal of Operational Research, 198(2): 392404, 2009
doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2008.10.001 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 E.K. Burke, T.E. Curtois, G. Post, R. Qu and B. Veltman
"A Hybrid Heuristic Ordering and Variable Neighbourhood Search for the Nurse Rostering Problem"
European Journal of Operational Research, 188(2), 330341, 2008.
doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2007.04.030, .pdf
ISI Top 1% cited
 E.K. Burke, B. McCollum, A. Meisels, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
"A GraphBased HyperHeuristic for Educational Timetabling Problems"
European Journal of Operational Research, 176: 177192, 2007.
doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2005.08.012, .pdf
ISI Top 0.1% cited; Top Cited Article EJOR 20072011, Award.
 E.K. Burke, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
"CaseBased Heuristic Selection for Timetabling Problems"
Journal of Scheduling, 9: 115132, 2006.
doi: 10.1007/s109510066775y, .pdf
ISI Top 1% cited
 E.K. Burke, B. MacCarthy, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
"MultipleRetrieval CaseBased Reasoning for Course Timetabling Problems"
Journal of Operations Research Society, 57(2): 148162, 2006.
doi: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601970 .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited
 E.K. Burke, B. MacCarthy, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
"Structured Cases in CaseBased Reasoning  Reusing and Adapting Cases for Timetabling Problems"
KnowledgeBased Systems, 13(23): 159165, 2000.
doi: 10.1016/S09507051(00)000575. .pdf
ISI Top 10% cited (Oct 2010)
Selected refereed conference papers:
 M.Z. Yu, X.W. Cong, B. Niu, Qu R.
"Iterationrelated Various Learning Particle Swarm Optimization for Quay Crane Scheduling Problem"
The 13th International Conference on Bioinspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BICTA), 1820 September 2018. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science Series .pdf
 M.Z. Yu, Z.C. Chen, L. Chen, Qu R., B. Niu
"Modified Mixeddimension Chaotic Particle Swarm Optimization for Liner Route Planning with Empty Container Repositioning"
The 13th International Conference on Bioinspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BICTA), 1820 September 2018. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science Series .pdf
 B Chen, R Qu and H. Ishibuchi
"Variable Depth Aadaptive Large Neighborhood Search Algorithm for Open Periodic Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows"
The 19th International Conference on Harbor, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation (HMS'2017), 1820 September 2017. .pdf
 Y He, X Meng, R Qu
"A Survey on Cyber Security of CAV"
2017 Forum on Cooperative Positioning and Service (CPGPS17), 19 May  21 May 2017, Harbin, China. .pdf
 C Mu, H Cheng, W Feng, Y Liu and R Qu
"Information Core Optimization Using Evolutionary Algorithm with Elite Population in Recommender Systems"
The 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2017), 58 June 2017, Donostia, Spain. .pdf
 C Mu, C Li, Y Liu, M Sun, L Jiao and R Qu
"Change Detection in SAR Images Based on the Salient Map Guidance and an Accelerated Genetic Algorithm"
The 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2017), 58 June 2017, Donostia, Spain. .pdf
 J Chen, R Bai, H Dong, R Qu and G Kendall
"A Dynamic Truck Dispatching Problem in Marine Container Terminal"
The 2016 Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling and Network Design (IEEE CISND'16) (CISND'16), December 69, 2016. .pdf
 Huanlai Xing, Ying Xu, R. Qu, and Lexi Xu
"A PBIL for Load Balancing in Network Coding Based Multicasting"
The 17th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2016), Part II, LNCS 9787, pp. 3444, 2016. .pdf
 F. He, R Qu
"Hybridising Local Search with BranchandBound for Cnonstrained Portfolio Selection Problems"
Accepted by The 30th EUROPEAN Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS'16), May 31st  June 3rd, 2016, Regensburg, Germany .pdf
 RL Pinheiro, D LandaSilva, R Qu, E Yanaga and A Aparecido
"Towards an Efficient API for Optimisation Problems Data Avoiding the Drawback of Relying on Builtin Garbage Collectors"
Accepted by The 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'16), 2328 April 2016 .pdf
 Binhui Chen, Rong Qu, Ruibin Bai and Hisao Ishibuchi
"A Variable Neighbourhood Search Algorithm with Compound Neighbourhoods for VRPTW"
The 2016 International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES'16), 2325 Feb 2016 .pdf
 Binhui Chen, Rong Qu, Ruibin Bai and Hisao Ishibuchi
"An Investigation on Compound Neighborhoods for VRPTW"
Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES'16 Revised Papers), pp 319, Springer, March 2017.
 Yan Jin, Rong Qu, Jason Atkin
"Constrained Portfolio Optimisation: the stateoftheart Markowitz Models"
The 2016 International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES'16), 2325 Feb 2016 .pdf
 Xing H, Qu R, Xu L, and Qu Z.
"A quantum inspired evolutionary algorithm for dynamic multicast routing with network coding"
In Proc. 16th IEEE International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT 2016), Qingdao, China, 2016 .pdf
 Z. Wang, H. Xing, T. Li, Y. Yang, R. Qu
"An Improved MOEA/D for QoS Oriented Multimedia Multicasting with Network Coding"
8th International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications (MOBIMEDIA 2015), May 2527, 2015 Chengdu, China. .pdf
 T. Cui, R. Bai, A.J. Parkes, F. He, R. Qu, J. Li
"A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for a TwoStage Stochastic Portfolio Optimization With Uncertain Asset Prices"
The 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'2015), May 2528, 2015, Sendai, Japan. .pdf
 Siti Khatijah Nor Abdul Rahim, Andrzej Bargiela, Rong Qu
"Solving the Randomly Generated University Examination Timetabling Problem Through Domain Transformation Approach (DTA)"
Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Statistics (iCMS 2015), pp 7583. .pdf
 F. He R. Qu, and R. John
"A Compromise Based Fuzzy Goal Programming Approach for Multiobjective Portfolio Optimisation".
29th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2015), May 26th  29th 2015, Albena, Bulgaria. .pdf
 G. Baskaran, A. Bargiela, R. Qu
"Domain Transformation in Nurse Scheduling"
Gold Medal at National Innovation and Invention Competition Through Exhibition 2015 (iCompEx'15), 2426 March, 2015, POLIMAS, Malaysia.
 G. Baskaran, A. Bargiela, R.g Qu
"Domain Transformation in Nurse Scheduling"
International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Energy and Manufacturing Engineering (ICAEME'2015), 78, Jan 2015, Dubai, UAE. .pdf
 Y. Jin, R. Qu, J. Atkin
"A Populationbased Incremental Learning Method for Constrained Portfolio Optimisation"
The 11th Workshop on Natural Computing and Applications at (SYNASC'14), Romania, September 2225 2014. .pdf
 E. Kent, J. Atkin, R. Qu
"Vehicle Routing in a Forestry Commissioning Operation using Ant Colony Optimisation"
The 3rd International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing (TPNC'14), Granada, Spain, December 911, 2014. .pdf
 J. Arturo CastilloSalazar, Dario LandaSilva, Rong Qu
"Computational Study for Workforce Scheduling and Routing Problems"
The 3rd International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES 2014), pp. 434444, Angers France, March 2014. .pdf
 Khin Lwin, Rong Qu, Jianhua Zheng
"Multiobjective Scatter Search with External Archive for Portfolio Optimization"
The 6th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications (ECTA 2013), 2022 September, Algarve, Portugal. .pdf
 Jianjun Chen, Ruibin Bai, Rong Qu, Graham Kendall
"A Task Based Approach for A RealWorld Commodity Routing Problem"
2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SCCI 2013), 1619 April, Singapore. .pdf
 Geetha Baskaran, Andrzej Bargiela, Rong Qu
"A Study of Cost Effective Scheduling of Nurses Based on the Domain Transformation Method"
The 27th European Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ECMS'13), May 27th  30st, 2013, Alesund, Norway. .pdf
 J. A. CastilloSalazar, D. LandaSilva, and R. Qu
"A Survey on Workforce Scheduling and Routing Problems".
The 9th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2012), 2831 August 2012, Son, Norway. .pdf
 J. Li, R. Qu, and Y. Shen
"Evolutionary Ruin and Stochastic Recreate: a Case Study on the Exam Timetabling Problem".
26th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2012), 29 May  1 June 2012, Koblenz, Germany.
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 H. Xing and R. Qu
"A Population Based Incremental Learning for Delay Constrained Network Coding Resource Minimization"
The 8th European Event on the Application of Natureinspired Techniques for Telecommunication Networks (EvoCOMNET'11) pp. 5160, at EvoStar'2011, 2729 April 2011, Torino, Italy.
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 Burke, E.K. and Qu, R. and Soghier, A.
"An Adaptive Tie Breaking and Hybridisation HyperHeuristic for Exam Timetabling Problems"
Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2011). D.A. Pelta et al. (eds.), pp. 205223
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 P. Brucker and R. Qu
"Network Flow Models for Intraday Personnel Scheduling Problems"
The 8th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2010), 1013 August 2010, Belfast, Northern Ireland. .pdf
 E.K. Burke, R. Qu and A. Soghier
"Adaptive Selection of Heuristics for Improving Constructed Exam Timetables"
The 8th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2010), 1013 August 2010, Belfast, Northern Ireland. .pdf
 F. He and R. Qu
"Constraintdirected Local Search to Nurse Rostering Problems"
6th International Workshop on Local Search Techniques in Constraint Satisfaction (LSCS 2009), CP'09, 20 September 2009, Lisbon, Portugal.
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 R. Qu, F. He and E.K. Burke
"Hybridizing Integer Programming Models with an Adaptive Decomposition Approach for Exam Timetabling Problems"
The 4th Multidisciplinary International Scheduling: Theory and Applications 2009 (MISTA 2009), pp. 435446, 1012 August 2009, Dublin, Ireland.
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 Y. Xu and R. Qu
"A GRASP approach for the delayconstrained multicast routing problem"
he 4th Multidisciplinary International Scheduling: Theory and Applications 2009 (MISTA 2009), pp. 93104, 1012 August 2009, Dublin, Ireland.
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 E.K. Burke, R. Qu and A. Soghier
"Adaptive Selection of Heuristics within a GRASP for Exam Timetabling Problems"
The 4th Multidisciplinary International Scheduling: Theory and Applications 2009 (MISTA 2009), pp. 409423, 1012 August 2009, Dublin, Ireland.
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 G. Ochoa, R. Qu and E.K. Burke
"Analyzing the Landscape of a Graph Based Hyperheuristic for Timetabling Problems"
The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO'09), pp. 341348, 812 July, Montreal, Canada,
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 G. Baskaran, A. Bargiela and R. Qu
"Hierarchical Method for Nurse Rostering based on Granular Preprocessing of Constraints"
The 23rd EUROPEAN Conference on Modelling and Simulation, 912 June 2009, Madrid, Spain.
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 S. Khatijah Nor Abdul Rahim, A. Bargiela, Rong Qu
"Granular Modelling of Exam to Slot Allocation",
The 23rd EUROPEAN Conference on Modelling and Simulation, 912 June 2009, Madrid, Spain.
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 R. Qu, F. He
"A Hybrid Constraint Programming Approach for Nurse Rostering Problems"
Allen T., Ellis R. and Petridis M. (eds.) Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVI. The Twentyeighth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI2008), pp. 211224, Cambridge, England, 911 December 2008.
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 R. Qu, Y. Xu, G. Kendall
"A Variable Descent Search Algorithm for DelayConstrained LeastCost Multicast Routing"
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5851, pp. 1529, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN (LION 3), Trento, Italy, Jan 1418, 2009. LION3 online publication.
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 N.R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall and R. Qu
"Roulette wheel graph colouring for solving examination timetabling problems".
The 3rd Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA'09), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5573, pp. 463470.
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 J.R. Carrington, N. Pham, R. Qu, J. Yellen
"An Enhanced Weighted Graph Model for Examination / Course Timetabling"
Proceedings of 26th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group 2007 (PlanSIG 2007), 916, Prague, Czech Republic, Dec, 2007.
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 R. Qu and E.K. Burke
"Adaptive Decomposition and Construction for Examination Timetabling Problems"
Proceedings of the 3rd Multidisciplinary International Scheduling: Theory and Applications 2007 (MISTA 2007), pp. 418425, Aug, 2007, Paris, France. .pdf
 S. Abdullah, U. Aickelin, E.K. Burke, A. Mohamed Din and R. Qu
"Investigating a Hybrid Metaheuristic for Job Shop Rescheduling"
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4828, pp. 357368, 2007.
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 M. Ayob, A. Malik, S. Abdullah, A.R. Hamdan, G. Kendall and R. Qu
"Solving a Practical Examination Timetabling Problem: A Case Study"
In: O. Gervasi and M. Gavrilova (Eds.): Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4707, Part III, pp. 611624, 2007.
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 E.K. Burke, M. Dror, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
"Hybrid Graph Heuristics within a Hyperheuristic Approach to Exam Timetabling Problems". B.L. Golden, S. Raghavan and E.A. Wasil (eds.). The Next Wave in Computing, Optimization, and Decision Technologies. Springer. Jan 2005. .pdf ISI Top 10% cited (Dec 2011)
 R. Qu and E.K. Burke
"Hybrid Variable Neighbourhood Hyperheuristics for Exam Timetabling Problems"
Proceedings of Metaheuristic International Conference 2005 (MIC 2005), Vienna, Austria, Aug 2005. (Note: there are updated results of this paper, which are different from the published ones. Please refer to the paper at this web page for the latest results.)
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 P. Brucker, R. Qu, E.K. Burke and G. Post
"A Decomposition, Construction and Postprocessing Approach for a Specific Nurse Rostering Problem"
Proceedings of the 2nd Multidisciplinary International Scheduling: Theory and Applications 2005 (MISTA 2005), pp. 397406. New York, USA, Jul 2005.
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 E.K. Burke, A. J. Eckersley, B. McCollum, S. Petrovic and R. Qu
"Analysing Similarity in Exam Timetabling"
Proceedings of the 5th International Series of Conferences on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling 2004 (PATAT 2004), pp. 89106. Pittsburgh, USA, Aug 2004.
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 E.K. Burke, A. Eckersley, B. McCollum, S. Petrovic, R. Qu
"Using Simulated Annealing to Study Behaviour of Various Exam Timetabling Data Sets"
Proceedings of Metaheuristic International Conference 2003 (MIC 2003), Kyoto, Japan, Aug 2003.
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 E.K. Burke, A. Eckersley, B. McCollum, S. Petrovic, R. Qu
"Similarity Measures for Exam Timetabling Problems"
Proceedings of the 1st Multidisciplinary International Scheduling: Theory and Applications 2003 (MISTA 2003), pp. 120136. Nottingham, UK, Aug 2003.
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 E.K. Burke, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
"CaseBased Heuristic Selection for Examination Timetabling"
Proceedings of AsiaPacific Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL'02), pp. 277281. Singapore, Nov, 2002.
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 E.K. Burke, B. MacCarthy, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
"Knowledge Discovery in Hyperheuristic Using CaseBased Reasoning on Course Timetabling"
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2740, pp. 276287, 2003. Also available in the Proceedings of PATAT'02, 90103. Aug, 2002.
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 S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
"CaseBased Reasoning as a Heuristic Selector in a HyperHeuristic for Course Timetabling Problems"
KnowledgeBased Intelligent Information Engineering Systems and Allied Technologies, Volume 82, pp. 336340. IOS Press.
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 E.K. Burke, B. MacCarthy, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
"Casebased Reasoning in Course Timetabling: An Attribute Graph Approach"
CaseBased Reasoning Research and Development, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2080, pp. 90104, 2001.
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 E.K. Burke, B. MacCarthy, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
"Structured Cases in CaseBased Reasoning  Reusing and Adapting Cases for Timetabling Problems"
Proceedings of Expert Systsms 1999 (ES99), awarded as one of the six best technical papers.
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