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Optimisation in Forest Management

Abdulğaffar Kaya, Pete Bettinger, Kevin Boston, Ramazan Akbulut, Zennure Ucar, Jacek Siry, Krista Merry, Chris Cieszewski
2016 Current Forestry Reports  
We also note that at the forest level, exact methods for optimising systems mainly continue to be used, and at the stand level, optimisation seems to now involve exploration of a variety of analytical  ...  A large portion of the recent research in the optimisation of forest management have involved European forests, which is a function of large public ownership of land and the tradition and requirements  ...  [88] developed a linear programming model to maximise wood production subject to area control and even-flow of wood volume constraints. And, Hennigar et al.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40725-016-0027-y fatcat:4hwmuvxuyfhxzekdqkn5sexnre

Operations research in healthcare

Xiaolan Xie, Mark A. Lawley
2015 International Journal of Production Research  
Hospitals in the world are becoming larger and larger to take advantage of the scale economy but also become more and more complex to design and to operate.  ...  The 22 papers of this special issue can be addressed the following issues: state-of-the-art analysis of some subarea of healthcare, surgery planning and scheduling, patient flow control, human resource  ...  The paper 'Improvement of chemotherapy patient flow and scheduling in an oncology clinic' by Liang et al. combines optimisation and simulation approaches to improve chemotherapy patient flow and scheduling  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207543.2015.1102356 fatcat:gukicrnirbhplewbu7ufdsl37u

Manufacturing of modular buildings: a literature review

Yi Yang, Wei Pan, Mi Pan
2017 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit Proceedings  
Whereas previous studies have proposed technologies and tools associated with design, operation and optimisation of module manufacturing systems, this field of research is currently fragmented.  ...  This paper aims to provide a systematic review of existing academic perspectives and suggest future research directions to improve module manufacturing systems.  ...  To improve the efficiency of module manufacturing system, an integrated model named Lean-Mod are developed incorporating BIM, Lean techniques and simulation [28] .  ... 
doi:10.29173/mocs52 fatcat:6udo6sv6fnbvdg6y7yhigcmscy

Multi-objective hazardous materials routing and scheduling for balancing safety and travel time

Kamran S. Moghaddam
2021 International Journal of Applied Management Science  
This research develops a new multi-objective multi-period optimisation model to find optimal links and routes to maintain a balance between safe and fast distribution of hazmats between origins and destinations  ...  This paper also proposes a solution method based on an integrated Monte Carlo simulation and fuzzy goal programming to obtain Pareto-optimal solutions.  ...  On the other hand, scheduling strategy seeks to distribute the flow of hazmat shipments over multiple periods to avoid simultaneous accumulation of incidents in a single route.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijams.2021.10035826 fatcat:zwzknuh5ujbpzhzd7tej337ame


M.A. Wazed, S. Ahmed, Y. Nukman
2011 South African Journal of Industrial Engineering  
The main purposes of this paper are to enhance the understanding of manufacturing resources planning models under uncertain conditions by documenting the current state of affairs, and to stimulate a fruitful  ...  This paper is a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the existing literature on manufacturing resource planning models under uncertainty.  ...  Conceptual models are widely used in design and manufacturing. However, no models can completely capture all the characteristics of the simulated physical system.  ... 
doi:10.7166/21-1-63 fatcat:r47y7qtknret5m6grvuz3du6dm

Integrated Simulation Platform for Optimized Building Operations

A. Mady, M. Boubekeur, G. Provan
2009 2009 International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology - Spring Conference  
In order to develop an integrated system that can optimise building operations, all facets of monitoring, control and reconfiguration need to be integrated.  ...  We detail through a case study an integrated simulation platform allowing testing, refinement and optimization of the design at an early stage.  ...  The authors thank Hilmi Belhadjamor for his contribution in the first CHARON models for the lighting system.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iacsit-sc.2009.108 fatcat:b3njvzhrjzdkpc66aktpf33g6q

Dispatching and Rescheduling Tasks and Their Interactions with Travel Demand and the Energy Domain: Models and Algorithms

Marilisa Botte, Luca D'Acierno
2018 Urban Rail Transit  
For this purpose, an extensive overview of the rail simulation and optimisation models proposed in the literature is first provided.  ...  Rail simulation models are classified according to the level of detail implemented (microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic), the variables involved (deterministic and stochastic) and the processing techniques  ...  Estimation Techniques for Travel Demand Flows In order to obtain accurate results by means of simulation and optimisation frameworks, explicit modelling of travel demand has a fundamental role.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40864-018-0090-8 fatcat:2t7py6qj6nbjjmsje3p46jzcji

Shared Mobility Problems: A Systematic Review on Types, Variants, Characteristics, and Solution Approaches

Kien Hua Ting, Lai Soon Lee, Stefan Pickl, and Hsin-Vonn Seow
2021 Applied Sciences  
A total of 110 papers from the last decade are selected from 12 abstracts and citation databases to be reviewed and classified.  ...  This is done based on the problem types, variants, characteristics, and solution approaches. The current trends and analysis of the survey findings are also summarised.  ...  To have a seamless movement of people and parcels, the integration of people and freight flows with multiple modes of transportation can be another area of future research.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11177996 fatcat:wxk3fns3lbhydlx7vmr6on5doi

Recent advances in maintenance and facility management

Roberto Cigolini, Lorenzo Fedele, Marco Garetti, Marco Macchi
2008 Production planning & control (Print)  
Also the strategy and course of actions to pursue such trends are included into the framework.  ...  Finally, a structured review note of the papers included in the special issue is presented, illustrating their contribution to the framework enrichment.  ...  Currently he teaches modelling of production systems, laboratory of production systems and logistics, and design of production plants.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09537280802034034 fatcat:wfv7rl44abblhhy73arrdqcnaa

Recent advances in cloud data centers toward fog data centers

Mohammad Shojafar, Zahra Pooranian, Mehdi Sookhak, Rajkumar Buyya
2019 Concurrency and Computation  
The main objectives of this special issue are to provide a discussion forum for people interested in Cloud and Fog networking, and to present new models, adaptive tools and applications specifically designed  ...  The papers presented in this special issue provide insights in fields related to Cloud and Fog/edge architecture, including parallel processing of Cloudlets/Foglets, the presentation of new emerging models  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The guest editors of this special issue wish to express their sincere gratitude to all of the authors who submitted their papers to this special issue.  ... 
doi:10.1002/cpe.5164 fatcat:glvki6y2ivejvpey546cgox54m

Automatic optimisation of system architectures using EAST-ADL

Martin Walker, Mark-Oliver Reiser, Sara Tucci-Piergiovanni, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Henrik Lönn, Chokri Mraidha, David Parker, DeJiu Chen, David Servat
2013 Journal of Systems and Software  
There are many challenges which face designers of complex system architectures, particularly safety-critical or real-time systems.  ...  Automatic architectural optimisation can be used to assist this decision process, enabling designers to rapidly explore many different options and evaluate them according to specific criteria.  ...  and maximising safety.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2013.04.001 fatcat:urzs36s4azgblancwdw3whcjie

Total project planning: Integration of task analysis, safety analysis and optimisation techniques

N. Balfe, M.C. Leva, C. Ciarapica-Alunni, S. O'Mahoney
2017 Safety Science  
This paper presents the integration of three methods (task analysis, safety analysis, and project optimisation) to apply a holistic approach to complex project planning.  ...  Total project planning: Integration of task analysis, safety analysis and optimisation techniques. Safety Sci. (2016), http://dx.  ...  Acknowledgements The work was achieved under the scope of the EU FP7 framework as part of the Total Operations for Safety Critical Activities (TOSCA) under Grant Agreement FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6-310201.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2016.10.014 fatcat:4lgba3xz3bhhlid77fbgyjk5cy

A Survey on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and eXplainable AI in Air Traffic Management: Current Trends and Development with Future Research Trajectory

Augustin Degas, Mir Riyanul Islam, Christophe Hurter, Shaibal Barua, Hamidur Rahman, Minesh Poudel, Daniele Ruscio, Mobyen Uddin Ahmed, Shahina Begum, Md Aquif Rahman, Stefano Bonelli, Giulia Cartocci (+4 others)
2022 Applied Sciences  
Air Traffic Management (ATM) will be more complex in the coming decades due to the growth and increased complexity of aviation and has to be improved in order to maintain aviation safety.  ...  into a conceptual framework, named the DPP (Descriptive, Predictive, Prescriptive) model, and provide an example of its application in a scenario in 2030.  ...  XAI in Terms of Design Space The prime reason of adding explanation to the dimensions of the design space defined in Section 4 ( Prediction, Optimisation/Automation, Analysis, and Mod-elling/Simulation  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12031295 fatcat:bo6bkycd7fcz3putjfb4cyw5aa

Sizing and Management of an Energy System for a Metropolitan Station with Storage and Related District Energy Community

Mircea Stefan Simoiu, Ioana Fagarasan, Stephane Ploix, Vasile Calofir
2021 Energies  
The methodology considers a community of several households connected to a subway station and focuses on the interaction between energy sources and consumers.  ...  In this context, the paper presents a novel approach for optimally designing and controlling the photovoltaic plant and energy storage systems for a metro station in order to increase collective self-consumption  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14185997 fatcat:ijnpgnribrd3fjizfjulydgx5a

An Overview of Hospital Capacity Planning and Optimisation

Peter Humphreys, Belinda Spratt, Mersedeh Tariverdi, Robert L. Burdett, David Cook, Prasad K. D. V. Yarlagadda, Paul Corry
2022 Healthcare  
The second is to synthesise and evaluate that literature to create a holistic framework for understanding hospital capacity planning and optimisation, in terms of physical elements, process, and governance  ...  The purposes of this article are threefold. The first is to identify the current state of the art, to summarise/analyse the key achievements, and to identify gaps in the body of research.  ...  design questions and scheduling problems that remain unanswered.  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare10050826 pmid:35627963 pmcid:PMC9140785 fatcat:4tqkjmaegze5fl6ynsyft35he4
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