The collaboration between our institute and the Enterprise Application Development (EAD) group of Prof. Dr. Jörg Lässig at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz (HZG, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz) in Görlitz, Germany has a long tradition. Together, we have analyzed several classical optimization problems from logistics and scheduling, including scheduling against due dates and windows as well as the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP). We also jointly contributed works on Evolutionary Computational in general. An important aspect of our work always the benchmarking of optimization algorithms. We work together on the TSP Suite, a framework for implementing and comparing algorithms for the TSP.

Delegations from the EAD have visited us in China in 2013 (Prof. Dr. Jörg Lässig), 2015 (Prof. Dr. Jörg Lässig, Dr. Abhishek Awasti), and 2017 (Prof. Dr. Jörg Lässig, Mr. Markus Ullrich). During their 2017 visit, Prof. Lässig and Mr. Ullrich gave two interesting guest lectures on "Understanding Quantum Computing - Computing Model and Algorithms"  and "An Application Meta-Model to Support the Execution and Benchmarking of Scientific Applications in Multi-Cloud Environments," in our faculty, respectively. In turn, and Prof. Weise has visited the EAD in 2016 and 2017, both times giving research talks as well.

Prof. Lässig is a co-chair of our International Workshop on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms (BOCIA 2018) and a co-editor of our Special Issue on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms in the Computational Intelligence Journal. Mr. Ullrich has joined the program committees of both of our 2018 Black-Box Discrete Optimization Benchmarking Workshops, namely BB-DOB@GECCO and BB-DOB@PPSN.

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Co-Organized Events

  • Thomas Weise, Bin Li, Markus Wagner, Xingyi Zhang, and Jörg Lässig, eds. Special Issue on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms in Computational Intelligence – An International Journal published by Wiley Periodicals Inc., indexed by SCI and EI. Pre-Submission Deadline: May 5, 2018.
    website / Call for Papers (CfP)

  • Thomas Weise, Bin Li, Markus Wagner, Xingyi Zhang, and Jörg Lässig. International Workshop on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms (BOCIA) at the Tenth International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI 2018), March 29-31, 2018 in Xiamen [厦门], Fujian [福建省], China, IEEE, ISBN: 978-1-5386-4362-4.
    website / Call for Papers (CfP)

  • Thomas Weise and Jörg Lässig. SITA-UBRI Joint Workshop on Sustainable Logistics, November 5, 2015, Hefei, Anhui, China

  • Thomas Weise and Jörg Lässig. Special Session on Benchmarking and Testing for Production and Logistics Optimization of the 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics at the 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2014), December 9-12, 2014, Orlando, Florida, USA

  • Thomas Weise, Jörg Lässig, Alexandre Devert, and Yi Mei. Special Session on Scalable Evolutionary Logistic Planning (SELP) of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics at the 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2013), April 15-19, 2013, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Joint Publications

  • Markus Ullrich, Thomas Weise, Abhishek Awasthi, and Jörg Lässig. A Generic Problem Instance Generator for Discrete Optimization Problems. In Black Box Discrete Optimization Benchmarking (BB-DOB) Workshop of Companion Material Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2018), July 15th-19th 2018, Kyoto, Japan, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5764-7. ACM. (accepted for publication)
    source codes / workshop website

  • Abhishek Awasthi, Jörg Lässig, Thomas Weise, and Oliver Kramer. Tackling Common Due Window Problem with a Two-Layered Approach. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA 2016), Hong Kong, China, December 16–18, 2016, volume 10043 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS), pages 772-781, Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-48748-9 (print), 978-3-319-48749-6 (online)
    doi:10.1007/978-3-319-48749-6_59
    Indexing: EI:20165203192912

  • Thomas Weise, Yuezhong Wu, Raymond Chiong, Ke Tang, and Jörg Lässig. Global versus Local Search: The Impact of Population Sizes on Evolutionary Algorithm Performance. Journal of Global Optimization 66(3):511-534, November 2016.
    doi:10.1007/s10898-016-0417-5 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20160902030834, WOS:000386373700007, SCI

  • Abhishek Awashi, Jörg Lässig, Jens Leuschner, and Thomas Weise. GPGPU-based Parallel Algorithms for Scheduling Against Due Date. In Proceedings of 6th IEEE Workshop on Parallel Computing and Optimization (PCO'16), Chicago, IL, USA, May 23-27, 2016, pages 766-775. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Computer Society. ISBN: 978-1-5090-3682-0
    doi:10.1109/IPDPSW.2016.66 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20164302934880, WOS:000391253600089

  • Dan Xu, Thomas Weise, Yuezhong Wu, Jörg Lässig, and Raymond Chiong. An Investigation of Hybrid Tabu Search for the Traveling Salesman Problem. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing – Theories and Applications (BIC-TA'15), Maoguo Gong, Linqiang Pan, Tao Song, Ke Tang, and Xingyi Zhang, editors, September 25-28, 2015, Hefei, Anhui, China, volume 562 of Communications in Computer and Information Science. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pages 523-537, ISBN 978-3-662-49013-6.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-662-49014-3_47 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20160300001756, WOS:000369890300047

  • Yan Jiang, Thomas Weise, Jörg Lässig, Raymond Chiong, and Rukshan Athauda. Comparing a Hybrid Branch and Bound Algorithm with Evolutionary Computation Methods, Local Search and their Hybrids on the TSP. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS'14), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'14), Orlando, FL, USA: Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center, December 9-12, 2014, pages 148-155. Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN 978-1-4799-5375-2.
    doi:10.1109/CIPLS.2014.7007174 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20150700522268, WOS:000380487400021

  • Abhishek Awasthi, Jörg Lässig, Oliver Kramer, and Thomas Weise. Common Due-Window Problem: Polynomial Algorithms for a Given Processing Sequence. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS'14), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'14), pages 32-39, Orlando, FL, USA: Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center, December 9–12, 2014. Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
    doi:10.1109/CIPLS.2014.7007158 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20150700522279, WOS:000380487400005

  • Thomas Weise, Raymond Chiong, Ke Tang, Jörg Lässig, Shigeyoshi Tsutsui, Wenxiang Chen, Zbigniew Michalewicz, and Xin Yao. Benchmarking Optimization Algorithms: An Open Source Framework for the Traveling Salesman Problem. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (CIM), 9(3):40-52, August 2014.
    Featured article and selected paper at the website of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (http://cis.ieee.org/).
    doi:10.1109/MCI.2014.2326101 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20143117995681, WOS:000340271800004, SCI, Google Scholar

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