2017 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling and Network Design (IEEE CISND'17)

November 27 To December 1, 2017, Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii Hawaii, USA

About SSCI

The 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2017) will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from Nov. 27 to Dec 1, 2017. The IEEE SSCI is a flagship annual international conference on computational intelligence sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. It promotes all aspects of computational intelligence theory, algorithm design, applications, and related emerging techniques. Following tradition, IEEE SSCI 2017 will co-locate a large number of exciting symposiums, each dedicated to a special topic within or related to computational intelligence, thereby providing a unique platform for promoting cross-fertilization and collaboration.


CI in Scheduling and Network Design: Scope and Topics

The 2017 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling and Network Design (IEEE CISND'17) invites research on all aspects of computational intelligence applied to scheduling and network design problems. Due to their huge search spaces that have to be explored, scheduling and network problems cannot usually be solved by exact approaches. Therefore, significant research attention has been attracted on exploring techniques in Computational Intelligence (including evolutionary computation, neural networks, swarm intelligence, fuzzy logic, and their hybridisations with classic integer programming techniques like branch and bound, column generations, branch and pricing, etc.). This symposium aims to explore recent advances in this area. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


Combinatorial Optimisation Problems

Machine Learning and Optimisation in Scheduling

Machine Learning and Optimisation in Network Design

Production Scheduling

Personnel Scheduling

Healthcare Scheduling

Vehicle Routing

Sports Scheduling

Transportation Network Optimisation

Communication Network Optimisation

Service Network Design Problems

Supply Chain Optimisation

Educational Timetabling

Other Scheduling Problems

In-depth Experimental Analysis and Comparisons Between Different Techniques

Hybrid Methods (e.g. memetic computing, matheuristics, hyperheuristics)

Meta-analytics and Search Space Landscape Analyses

Automated Design of Metaheuristics

Complexity Analyses in Scheduling

Complexity Analyses in Network Design Problems

Interactive Scheduling using Computational Intelligence

Experiences of CI within Scheduling

Case Studies in Scheduling and Network Design

Special Sessions 

You are welcome to propose special sessions. Please forward your proposal (a one-page abstract and the bio-sketches of the speakers) to one of the Symposium Co-Chairs below.

Symposium Co-Chairs 

Ruibin Bai

The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China 

Email: ruibin.bai@nottingham.ac.uk


Rong Qu

The University of Nottingham, UK 

Email: rong.qu@nottingham.ac.uk


Important Dates 

  • Special Session Proposals: April 2, 2017
  • Paper Submissions: July 2, 2017
  • Notification to Authors: August 27, 2017
  • Final Submission: September 24, 2017
  • Early Registration: September 24, 2017

Program Committee 

  • Ahmadi Samad, De Montfort University, UK
  • Ayob Masri, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Bai Ruibin, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Beullens Patrick, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Burke Edmund, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Brucker Peter, University of Osnabruck, Germany
  • Chiang Tsung-Che, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  • Cicirello Vincent, Stockton College, USA
  • De Causmaecker, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Dowsland Kathryn, Gower Optimal Algorithms Ltd, UK
  • Duan Hai-Bin, Beihang University, China
  • Erben Wilhelm, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Goh Chi Keong, Data Storage Institute, Singapore
  • Gustafson Steven, GE Research, USA
  • Jiao Licheng, Xidian University, China
  • Kendall Graham, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Landa-Silva Dario, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Li Jingpeng, University of Stirling, UK
  • Liu Dikai, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Liu Jiyin, Loughborough University, UK
  • Madureira Ana, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugo
  • Meisels Amnon, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Musliu Nysret, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Ouelhadj Djamila, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Pesch Erwin, Universitat Siegen, Germany
  • Petrovic Sanja, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Ribeiro Celso, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Rudova Hana, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Schaerf Andrea, University of Udine, Italy
  • Sevaux Marc, Universite de Bretagne-Sud, France
  • Shen Yindong, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Soubeiga Eric, KPMG UK, UK
  • Stein W. Wallace, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway 
  • Tan Kay Chen, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Thompson Jonathan, Cardiff University, UK
  • Tom Van Woensal, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Trick Michael, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tsang Edward, University of Essex, UK
  • Greet Vanden Berghe, KaHo St.-Lieven, Belgium
  • Voss Stefan, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Woodward John, University of Stirling, UK
  • Wright Mike, Lancaster University, UK
  • Zhan Justin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Zinder Yakov, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Zhao, Lei, Tsinghua University, China