2014 IEEE Symposium on

Computational Intelligence in

Production and Logistics Systems

( CIPLS'14 )


Call for Papers

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 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 to address 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

Special Sessions

Benchmarking and Testing for Production and Logistics Optimization

(Organizers: Thomas Weise and Jörg Lässig )

Supply Chain Design, Optimization, and Management

(Organizers: Krystel Castillo, Rosa Gonzalez-Ramirez and Neale Smith)

Important Dates

Paper Submission July 15, 2014
Decision September 05, 2014
Final Submission October 05, 2014
Early Registration October 05, 2014

Symposium Co-Chairs

Michael Beer

Bülent Çatay

Sabanci University, Turkey

Vladik Kreinovich

Raymond Chiong

The University of Newcastle, Australia

Rudolf Kruse

Patrick Siarry

Université Paris XII Val de Marne, France

Program Committee (tentative)

  • Enrique Alba, University of Málaga, Spain
  • Bernardo Almada-Lobo, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Panagiotis Angeloudis, Imperial College London, UK
  • Tolga Bektas, University of Southampton, UK
  • Christian Bierwirth, University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • 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
  • Martin Grunow, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Richard Hartl, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Florian Jaehn, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Joerg Laessig, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz, Germany
  • Guohua Ma, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA
  • Frank Meisel, University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • Zbigniew Michalewicz, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Arvind Mohais, SolveIT Software Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Nicolas Monmarché, University of Tours, France
  • Luc Muyldermans, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Antonio J Nebro, University of Málaga, Spain
  • Sylvie Norre, Blaise Pascal University, France
  • Ceyda Oguz, Koc University, Turkey
  • Temel Öncan, Galatasaray University, Turkey
  • Erwin Pesch, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Henri Pierreval, Clermont University, France
  • Miguel A Salido, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Guillaume Sandou, Supelec, France
  • Sven Schellenberg, SolveIT Software Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Claudio Toledo, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Özgür Toy, Turkish Naval Academy, Turkey
  • Stefan Voß, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Thomas Weise, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Farouk Yalaoui, Technical University of Troyes, France
  • Rui Zhang, Nanchang University, China




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