Friday, October 8, 2010

[DMANET] CFP: 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling (CISched 2011)

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************* CISched 2011 Call for Papers *************
2011 IEEE Symposium on Computation Intelligence in Scheduling
April 11 - 15, 2011 Paris, France

The 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling
(CI-Sched 2011) invites research on all aspects of computational
intelligence applied to scheduling problems. Due to their huge search spaces
that have to be explored, scheduling 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 hybridizations, etc.). This symposium aims to explore recent
advances in this area.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Computational Intelligence in:
o Production Scheduling
o Personnel Scheduling
o Sports Scheduling
o Educational Timetabling
o Commercial Scheduling packages
o Transport Scheduling
o Other scheduling problems
* Complexity Issues in scheduling
* Comparison of Techniques (e.g. compare Neural Networks with Fuzzy Logic;
comparison of a meta-heuristic approach with a CI approach)
* Interactive Scheduling using Computational Intelligence
* Experiences of CI within Scheduling
* Case Studies
* Theoretical or empirical analysis of evolutionary algorithms and
representations for scheduling

/*Symposium Co-Chairs*/

Rong Qu, University of Nottingham, UK
Ender Ozcan, University of Nottingham, UK
Michel Gendreau, cole Polytechnique de Montral, Canada

/*Important Dates*/

Paper Submission Due: October 31, 2010
Notification to Authors: December 15, 2010
Camera-Ready Papers Due: January 15, 2011
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