Best Student Paper Award


Paper entitled “Makespan Minimization with Sequence-dependent Non-overlapping Setups” by Marek Vlk, Antonin Novak, and Zdenek Hanzalek has won the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES 2019 It deals with a scheduling problem that emerges in the production of water tubes of different sizes that require reconfiguration of the machines. The proposed novel solution is a hybrid heuristic LOFAS leveraging the strengths of two formalisms to solve discrete optimization problems: Integer Linear Programming and Constraint Programming. The proposed method attains high-quality solutions for instances with up to 5800 tasks. Industrial Informatics Department presented two scheduling papers at ICORES 2019.