CIPLS 2011

2011 IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems

The management of production and logistics systems in today’s fierce competition environment is a difficult task and has become progressively complex. Major changes in products, processes, technologies, and societies bring along remarkable challenges and increasing market demands. Modelling and optimisation of the complex problems arising in production and logistics systems is of paramount importance in surviving and achieving competitive gains in productivity and quality.
In recent years, the advancements in computer technology have allowed researchers to tackle large-scale problems and to develop and integrate efficient optimisation techniques for solving them. Within this context, CIPLS aims at addressing issues related to the design, planning, control, and continuous improvement of production and logistics systems using computational intelligence, including local search methods, evolutionary algorithms and other nature-inspired optimisation techniques. The intention is to cover various aspects of production from aggregate planning to shop-floor execution systems and modelling, planning and control of logistics systems. Studies incorporating real-world applications are highly encouraged.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Production planning and control
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Integrated production system and process design
  • Capacity planning
  • Lot sizing
  • Assembly lines
  • Inventory control
  • Facilities planning and design
  • Transport and distribution planning
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling
  • Multi-modal transport
  • Sustainability and green logistics
  • Logistics network design
  • Decision support systems in production and logistics

Workshop Co-Chairs

Bülent Çatay, Sabanci University, Turkey
Raymond Chiong, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Patrick Siarry, Université Paris XII Val de Marne, France

Program Committee

Tolga Bektas, University of Southampton, UK
Héctor Cancela, University of the Republic, Uruguay
Maurice Clerc,, France
Oscar Cordón, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Moussa Diaf, University of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
Deniz Türsel Eliiyi, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
Mourad Fakhfakh, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Jörn Grahl, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Martin Grunow, Technische Universität München, Germany
Joerg Laessig, International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), UC Berkeley, USA
Guohua Ma, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA
Zbigniew Michalewicz, University of Adelaide, Australia
Nicolas Monmarché, University of Tours, France
Luc Muyldermans, University of Nottingham, UK
Antonio J Nebro, University of Málaga, Spain
Ceyda Oguz, Koc University, Turkey
Erwin Pesch, Universität Siegen, Germany
Anna Piwońska, Technical University of Bialystok, Poland
Ruhul A Sarker, University of New South Wales, Australia
Özgür Toy, Turkish Naval Academy, Turkey
Joaquín Bautista Valhondo, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Thomas Weise, University of Science and Technology of China, China