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Books/Journal Editorial:

  1. N. Pillay, R. Qu Hyper-Heuristics: Theory and Applications, Springer ISBN 978-3-319-96514-7. Book web site, 2018

  2. 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.

  3. R. Qu (ed.) "Proceedings of the 25th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group", December, 2006, Nottingham, UK. ISSN 1368-5708. proceedings

  4. 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 (Peer-Reviewed Published/To Appear)

  1. B. Chen, R. Qu, R. Bai, W. Laesanklang
    "A Hyper-heuristic with Guidance Indicators for Bi-objective Mixed-Shift Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows"
    accepted by Applied Intelligence, 2018. doi: doi: 10.1007/s10489-018-1250-y .pdf.

  2. Y. Xu, O. Ding, R. Qu, K. Li
    "Hybrid Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms based on Decomposition for Wireless Sensor Network Coverage Optimization"
    Applied Soft Computing, 68: 268-282, 2018. doi: j.asoc.2018.03.053 .pdf.

  3. 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: 363-377, 2017, doi: j.asoc.2017.06.003 .pdf.

  4. Khin Lwin, Rong Qu, Bart MacCarthy
    "Mean-VaR Portfolio Optimization: A Nonparametric Approach"
    European Journal of Operational Research, 260(2): 751-766, 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.01.005 .pdf

  5. H. Xing, Z. Wang, T. Li, H. Li, R. Qu
    "An Improved MOEA/D Algorithm for Multi-objective Multicast Routing with Network Coding"
    Applied Soft Computing, 59: 88-103, 2017, doi: j.asoc.2017.05.033 .pdf.

  6. J. Arturo Castillo-Salazar, D. Landa-Silva, R. Qu
    "Workforce scheduling and routing problems: literature survey and computational study"
    Annals of Operations Research, 239(1): 39-67, 2016. doi: 10.1007/s10479-014-1687-2 .pdf,

  7. 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: 676-689, 2016. doi: 10.1057/jors.2015.77

  8. 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): 325-342, 2016. doi: 10.1109/TEVC.2015.2457437, .pdf

  9. R.L. Pinheiroa, D. Landa-Silvaa, 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): 305-332, 2016, doi: 10.1080/23270012.2016.1233514, pdf

  10. N.R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall, R. Qu
    "A Dynamic Multiarmed Bandit-Gene Expression Programming Hyper-Heuristic for Combinatorial Optimization Problems"
    IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 45(2): 217 - 228, 2015. doi: 10.1109/TCYB.2014.2323936 .pdf

  11. R. Qu, N. Pham, R. Bai, G. Kendall
    "Hybridising Heuristics within an Estimation Distribution Algorithm for Examination Timetabling"
    Applied Intelligence, 42(4): 679-693. 2015, doi: 10.1007/s10489-014-0615-0, .pdf

  12. 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): 798-806, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2014.11.002 .pdf

  13. N.R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall, R. Qu
    "The Automatic Design of Hyper-heuristic Framework with Gene Expression Programming"
    IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 19(3): 309 - 325, 2015. doi: 10.1109/TEVC.2014.2319051 .pdf

  14. 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): 168-189, 2015, doi: 10.1007/s11518-015-5267-z, .pdf

  15. M Luo, G. Li, C.L.J. Wan, R. Qu, P Ji
    "Supply chain coordination with dual procurement sources via real-option contract"
    Computers & Industrial Engineering, 80: 274-283, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.cie.2014.12.019,

  16. H. Xing, R. Qu, G. Kendall, R. Bai
    "A Path-Oriented Encoding Evolutionary Algorithm for Network Coding Resource Minimization".
    Journal of the Operational Research Society, 65: 1261-1277, 2014. doi: 10.1057/jors.2013.79, .pdf
    Selected as one of the Ten Influential Articles at JORS (accessible in November 2013)

  17. P. Brucker and R. Qu
    "Network Flow Models for Intraday Personnel Scheduling Problems"
    Annals of OR, 218(1): 107-114, 2014. doi: 10.1007/s10479-012-1234-y .pdf

  18. H. Xing R. Qu, L. Bai, Y. Ji
    "On Minimizing Coding Operations in Network Coding Based Multicast: An Evolutionary Algorithm"
    Applied Intelligence, 41(3): 820-836, 2014. doi: 10.1007/s10489-014-0559-4, .pdf

  19. E.K. Burke, R. Qu and A. Soghier
    "Adaptive Selection of Heuristics for Improving Exam Timetables"
    Annals of OR, 218(1): 129-145, 2014. doi: 10.1007/s10479-012-1140-3 .pdf

  20. F. He, R. Qu
    "A Two-Stage Stochastic Mixed-Integer Program Modelling and Hybrid Solution Approach to Portfolio Selection Problems"
    Information Sciences, 289, 190-205, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2014.08.028, .pdf

  21. K. Lwin, R. Qu, Graham Kendall
    "A learning-guided Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Constrained Portfolio Optimization"
    Applied Soft Computing, 24: 757-772, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.asoc.2014.08.026, .pdf

  22. R. Qu, Y. Xu, J. Castro, D. Landa-Silva.
    "Particle Swarm Optimization for the Steiner Tree in Graph and Delay-Constrained Multicast Routing Problems."
    Journal of Heuristics, 19(2): 317-342, 2013. doi: 10.1007/s10732-012-9198-2. .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  23. H. Xing, R. Qu
    "A Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm for Bi-objective Network Coding Based Multicast Routing Problems".
    Information Sciences. doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2013.01.014 233: 36-53, 2013. .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  24. M.Hadwan, M. Ayob, N.R. Sabar, R. Qu
    "A Harmony Search Algorithm for Nurse Rostering Problems".
    Information Sciences, 233: 126-140, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2012.12.025 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  25. Y. Xu, R. Qu, R. Li.
    A Simulated Annealing based Genetic Local Search Algorithm for Multi-objective Multicast Routing Problems
    Annals of Operations Research, 260: 527-555, 2013, doi: 10.1007/s10479-013-1322-7 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  26. 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: 411-419, 2013. doi: 10.1287/ijoc.1120.0510
    ISI Top 10% cited

  27. N. R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall, and R. Qu
    "Grammatical Evolution Hyper-heuristic for Combinatorial Optimization problems"
    IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 17(6): 840-861, 2013. doi: 10.1109/tevc.2013.2281527, .pdf

  28. 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
    ISI Top 10% cited

  29. E. K. Burke, M. Gendreau, M. Hyde, G. Kendall, G. Ochoa, E. Ozcan, R. Qu
    "Hyper-heuristics: A Survey of the State of the Art"
    Journal of the Operational Research Society, 64: 1695-1724, 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

  30. S.K.N. Abdul Rahim, A. Bargiela, R. Qu
    "Domain Transformation Approach to Deterministic Optimization of Examination Timetables".
    Artificial Intelligence Research, 2(1): 122-138, 2013. doi: 10.5430/air.v2n1p122, .pdf

  31. A. Soghier, R. Qu
    "Adaptive selection of heuristics for assigning time slots and rooms in exam timetables"
    Applied Intelligence, 39(2), 438-450, 2013, doi: 10.1007/s10489-013-0422-z .pdf

  32. F. He and R. Qu
    "A Constraint Programming based Column Generation Approach to Nurse Rostering Problems"
    Computers & Operations Research, 39(12): 3331-3343, December 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.cor.2012.04.018 .pdf

  33. Y. Xu and R. Qu
    "An Iterative Local Search Approach based on Fitness Landscapes Analysis for the Delay-constrained Multicast Routing Problem"
    Computer Communications, 35: 352-365, 2012 doi: 10.1016/j.comcom.2011.10.011 .pdf

  34. 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
    ISI Top 10% cited

  35. J. Li, E.K. Burke, T. Curtois, S. Petrovic and R. Qu.
    "The Falling Tide Algorithm: a New Multi-objective Approach for Complex Workforce Scheduling".
    Omega - International Journal of Management Science, 40(3): 283-293 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.omega.2011.05.004 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  36. N.R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall, R. Qu
    "A Honey-bee Mating Optimization Algorithm for Educational Timetabling Problems"
    European Journal of Operational Research, 216(3), 533-543, 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2011.08.006 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  37. E.K. Burke, N. Pham, R. Qu, J. Yellen.
    "Linear Combinations of Heuristics for Examination Timetabling".
    Annals of OR, 194(1): 89-109, 2012. doi: 10.1007/s10479-011-0854-y, .pdf

  38. E.K. Burke, J. Li and R. Qu
    "A Pareto-Based Search Methodology for Multi-objective Nurse Scheduling"
    Annals of OR, 196(1): 91-109 2012. doi: 10.1007/s10479-009-0590-8 .pdf

  39. R. Bai, G. Kendall, R. Qu, J. Atkin.
    "Tabu assisted guided local search approaches for freight service network design."
    Information Sciences, 189: 266-281, 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2011.11.028, .pdf

  40. 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): 442-453, 2012. doi: 10.1007/s10489-010-0270-z
    ISI Top 10% cited

  41. 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): 291-315, 2012. doi:
    10.1007/s10479-011-0997-x.
    ISI Top 10% cited

  42. 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
    ISI Top 10% cited

  43. N.R. Sabar, M. Ayob, G. Kendall, R. Qu
    "A Graph Coloring Constructive Hyper-Heuristic for Examination Timetabling Problems"
    Applied Intelligence, 37(1): 1-11, 2012. doi: 10.1007/s10489-011-0309-9 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  44. B. Ryan, R. Qu, A. Schock, T. Parry
    "Integrating human factors and operational research in a multidisciplinary investigation of road maintenance"
    Ergonomics, 54(5): 436-452, 2011. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2011.562983 .pdf
    2011 Best Journal Paper at Human Factors Research Group, University of Nottingham.

  45. P. Brucker, R. Qu, E.K. Burke
    "Personnel Scheduling: Models and Complexity"
    European Journal of Operational Research, 210(3): 467-473, 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2010.11.017 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. J. Li, E.K. Burke and R. Qu
    "Integrating Neural Networks and Logistic Regression to Underpin Hyper-heuristic Search"
    Knowledge-Based Systems, 24(2): 322-330, 2010. doi: 10.1016/j.knosys.2010.10.004

  49. 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: 1667-1679, 2010. doi: 10.1057/jors.2009.118 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  50. 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: 46-53, 2010. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2010.01.044 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  51. 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): 559-573, 2010. doi: 10.1007/s10732-008-9099-6 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  52. 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): 120-130, 2010. doi: 10.1287/ijoc.1090.0320 .pdf
    ISI Top 1% cited

  53. E.K. Burke, J. Li and R. Qu
    "A Hybrid Model of Integer Programming and Variable Neighbourhood Search for Highly-Constrained Nurse Rostering Problems"
    European Journal of Operational Research, 203(2), 484-493, 2010. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2009.07.036, .pdf
    ISI Top 1% cited

  54. 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): 55-89, 2009. doi: 10.1007/s10951-008-0077-5 .pdf
    Online bibliography on exam timetabling 1995-2009
    ISI Top 1% cited

  55. R. Qu and E.K. Burke
    "Hybridizations within a Graph-based Hyper-heuristic Framework for University Timetabling Problems"
    Journal of Operational Research Society, 60: 1273-1285, 2009. doi: 10.1057/jors.2008.102 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited; Top 5 highly cited paper at JORS 2009/2010 (Dec 2011).

  56. 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): 392-404, 2009 doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2008.10.001 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  57. 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), 330-341, 2008. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2007.04.030, .pdf
    ISI Top 1% cited

  58. E.K. Burke, B. McCollum, A. Meisels, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
    "A Graph-Based Hyper-Heuristic for Educational Timetabling Problems"
    European Journal of Operational Research, 176: 177-192, 2007. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2005.08.012, .pdf
    ISI Top 0.1% cited; Top Cited Article EJOR 2007-2011, Award.

  59. E.K. Burke, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
    "Case-Based Heuristic Selection for Timetabling Problems"
    Journal of Scheduling, 9: 115-132, 2006. doi: 10.1007/s10951-006-6775-y, .pdf
    ISI Top 1% cited

  60. E.K. Burke, B. MacCarthy, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
    "Multiple-Retrieval Case-Based Reasoning for Course Timetabling Problems"
    Journal of Operations Research Society, 57(2): 148-162, 2006. doi: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601970 .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited

  61. E.K. Burke, B. MacCarthy, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
    "Structured Cases in Case-Based Reasoning - Re-using and Adapting Cases for Time-tabling Problems"
    Knowledge-Based Systems, 13(2-3): 159-165, 2000. doi: 10.1016/S0950-7051(00)00057-5. .pdf
    ISI Top 10% cited (Oct 2010)

Selected refereed conference papers:

  1. M.Z. Yu, X.W. Cong, B. Niu, Qu R.
    "Iteration-related Various Learning Particle Swarm Optimization for Quay Crane Scheduling Problem"
    The 13th International Conference on Bio-inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BICTA), 18-20 September 2018. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science Series .pdf

  2. M.Z. Yu, Z.C. Chen, L. Chen, Qu R., B. Niu
    "Modified Mixed-dimension Chaotic Particle Swarm Optimization for Liner Route Planning with Empty Container Repositioning"
    The 13th International Conference on Bio-inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BICTA), 18-20 September 2018. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science Series .pdf

  3. 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), 18-20 September 2017. .pdf

  4. 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

  5. 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), 5-8 June 2017, Donostia, Spain. .pdf

  6. 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), 5-8 June 2017, Donostia, Spain. .pdf

  7. 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 6-9, 2016. .pdf

  8. 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. 34-44, 2016. .pdf

  9. F. He, R Qu
    "Hybridising Local Search with Branch-and-Bound 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

  10. RL Pinheiro, D Landa-Silva, R Qu, E Yanaga and A Aparecido
    "Towards an Efficient API for Optimisation Problems Data Avoiding the Drawback of Relying on Built-in Garbage Collectors"
    Accepted by The 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS'16), 23-28 April 2016 .pdf

  11. 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), 23-25 Feb 2016 .pdf

  12. 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 3-19, Springer, March 2017.

  13. Yan Jin, Rong Qu, Jason Atkin
    "Constrained Portfolio Optimisation: the state-of-the-art Markowitz Models"
    The 2016 International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES'16), 23-25 Feb 2016 .pdf

  14. 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

  15. 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 25-27, 2015 Chengdu, China. .pdf

  16. T. Cui, R. Bai, A.J. Parkes, F. He, R. Qu, J. Li
    "A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for a Two-Stage Stochastic Portfolio Optimization With Uncertain Asset Prices"
    The 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'2015), May 25-28, 2015, Sendai, Japan. .pdf

  17. 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 75-83. .pdf

  18. F. He R. Qu, and R. John
    "A Compromise Based Fuzzy Goal Programming Approach for Multi-objective Portfolio Optimisation".
    29th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2015), May 26th - 29th 2015, Albena, Bulgaria. .pdf

  19. G. Baskaran, A. Bargiela, R. Qu
    "Domain Transformation in Nurse Scheduling"
    Gold Medal at National Innovation and Invention Competition Through Exhibition 2015 (iCompEx'15), 24-26 March, 2015, POLIMAS, Malaysia.

  20. G. Baskaran, A. Bargiela, R.g Qu
    "Domain Transformation in Nurse Scheduling"
    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Energy and Manufacturing Engineering (ICAEME'2015), 7-8, Jan 2015, Dubai, UAE. .pdf

  21. Y. Jin, R. Qu, J. Atkin
    "A Population-based Incremental Learning Method for Constrained Portfolio Optimisation"
    The 11th Workshop on Natural Computing and Applications at (SYNASC'14), Romania, September 22-25 2014. .pdf

  22. 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 9-11, 2014. .pdf

  23. J. Arturo Castillo-Salazar, Dario Landa-Silva, Rong Qu
    "Computational Study for Workforce Scheduling and Routing Problems"
    The 3rd International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES 2014), pp. 434-444, Angers France, March 2014. .pdf

  24. Khin Lwin, Rong Qu, Jianhua Zheng
    "Multi-objective Scatter Search with External Archive for Portfolio Optimization"
    The 6th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications (ECTA 2013), 20-22 September, Algarve, Portugal. .pdf

  25. Jianjun Chen, Ruibin Bai, Rong Qu, Graham Kendall
    "A Task Based Approach for A Real-World Commodity Routing Problem"
    2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SCCI 2013), 16-19 April, Singapore. .pdf

  26. 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

  27. J. A. Castillo-Salazar, D. Landa-Silva, 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), 28-31 August 2012, Son, Norway. .pdf

  28. 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. .pdf

  29. 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 Nature-inspired Techniques for Telecommunication Networks (EvoCOMNET'11) pp. 51-60, at EvoStar'2011, 27-29 April 2011, Torino, Italy. .pdf

  30. Burke, E.K. and Qu, R. and Soghier, A.
    "An Adaptive Tie Breaking and Hybridisation Hyper-Heuristic for Exam Timetabling Problems"
    Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2011). D.A. Pelta et al. (eds.), pp. 205-223 .pdf

  31. 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), 10-13 August 2010, Belfast, Northern Ireland. .pdf

  32. 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), 10-13 August 2010, Belfast, Northern Ireland. .pdf

  33. F. He and R. Qu
    "Constraint-directed 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. .pdf

  34. 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. 435-446, 10-12 August 2009, Dublin, Ireland. .pdf

  35. Y. Xu and R. Qu
    "A GRASP approach for the delay-constrained multicast routing problem"
    he 4th Multidisciplinary International Scheduling: Theory and Applications 2009 (MISTA 2009), pp. 93-104, 10-12 August 2009, Dublin, Ireland. .pdf

  36. 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. 409-423, 10-12 August 2009, Dublin, Ireland. .pdf

  37. G. Ochoa, R. Qu and E.K. Burke
    "Analyzing the Landscape of a Graph Based Hyper-heuristic for Timetabling Problems"
    The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO'09), pp. 341-348, 8-12 July, Montreal, Canada, .pdf

  38. G. Baskaran, A. Bargiela and R. Qu
    "Hierarchical Method for Nurse Rostering based on Granular Pre-processing of Constraints"
    The 23rd EUROPEAN Conference on Modelling and Simulation, 9-12 June 2009, Madrid, Spain. .pdf

  39. S. Khatijah Nor Abdul Rahim, A. Bargiela, Rong Qu
    "Granular Modelling of Exam to Slot Allocation",
    The 23rd EUROPEAN Conference on Modelling and Simulation, 9-12 June 2009, Madrid, Spain. .pdf

  40. 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 Twenty-eighth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2008), pp. 211-224, Cambridge, England, 9-11 December 2008. .pdf

  41. R. Qu, Y. Xu, G. Kendall
    "A Variable Descent Search Algorithm for Delay-Constrained Least-Cost Multicast Routing"
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5851, pp. 15-29, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN (LION 3), Trento, Italy, Jan 14-18, 2009. LION3 online publication. .pdf

  42. 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. 463-470. .pdf

  43. 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), 9-16, Prague, Czech Republic, Dec, 2007. .pdf

  44. 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. 418-425, Aug, 2007, Paris, France. .pdf

  45. 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. 357-368, 2007. .pdf

  46. 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. 611-624, 2007. .pdf

  47. E.K. Burke, M. Dror, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
    "Hybrid Graph Heuristics within a Hyper-heuristic 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)

  48. R. Qu and E.K. Burke
    "Hybrid Variable Neighbourhood Hyper-heuristics 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.) .pdf

  49. P. Brucker, R. Qu, E.K. Burke and G. Post
    "A Decomposition, Construction and Post-processing Approach for a Specific Nurse Rostering Problem"
    Proceedings of the 2nd Multidisciplinary International Scheduling: Theory and Applications 2005 (MISTA 2005), pp. 397-406. New York, USA, Jul 2005. .pdf

  50. 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. 89-106. Pittsburgh, USA, Aug 2004. .pdf

  51. 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. .pdf

  52. 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. 120-136. Nottingham, UK, Aug 2003. .pdf

  53. E.K. Burke, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
    "Case-Based Heuristic Selection for Examination Timetabling"
    Proceedings of Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL'02), pp. 277-281. Singapore, Nov, 2002. data set .pdf

  54. E.K. Burke, B. MacCarthy, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
    "Knowledge Discovery in Hyper-heuristic Using Case-Based Reasoning on Course Timetabling"
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2740, pp. 276-287, 2003. Also available in the Proceedings of PATAT'02, 90-103. Aug, 2002. .pdf

  55. S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
    "Case-Based Reasoning as a Heuristic Selector in a Hyper-Heuristic for Course Timetabling Problems"
    Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information Engineering Systems and Allied Technologies, Volume 82, pp. 336-340. IOS Press. .pdf

  56. E.K. Burke, B. MacCarthy, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
    "Case-based Reasoning in Course Timetabling: An Attribute Graph Approach"
    Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2080, pp. 90-104, 2001. .pdf

  57. E.K. Burke, B. MacCarthy, S. Petrovic, R. Qu*(main&corresponding author)
    "Structured Cases in Case-Based Reasoning - Re-using and Adapting Cases for Time-tabling Problems"
    Proceedings of Expert Systsms 1999 (ES99), awarded as one of the six best technical papers. .pdf


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