2019 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence

IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence

December 6-9, 2019 Xiamen, China


IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems(IEEE CIPLS)

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 the 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. Nevertheless, we also welcome submissions describing innovative operations research and/or decomposition methods that are able to provide state-of-the-art solutions to the aforementioned issues, as a way to encourage interactions between researchers from computational intelligence and the general operations research community. 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.


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

Important Dates

Special Session Proposals : 1 April 2019
Full Paper Submission : 10 July 2019
Notification to Authors : 1 September 2019
Final Paper Submission : 1 October 2019
Early Registration : 1 October 2019

Symposium Chairs

Bülent Çatay

Sabanci University, Turkey



Raymond Chiong

The University of Newcastle, Australia



Patrick Siarry

Université Paris-Est Créteil, France



Rui Zhang

Xiamen University of Technology, China



Program Committee

Bernardo Almada-Lobo University of Porto, Portugal
Tolga Bektaş University of Southampton, UK
Christian Bierwirth University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Héctor Cancela University of the Republic, Uruguay
Maurice Clerc http://mauriceclerc.net, France
Óscar Cordón University of Granada, Spain
Berna Dengiz Baskent University, Turkey
Moussa Diaf University of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
Deniz Türsel Eliiyi Yasar University, Turkey
Mourad Fakhfakh University of Sfax, Tunisia
Richard Hartl University of Vienna, Austria
Krystel Castillo University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Sadan Kulturel-Konak Pennsylvania State University, USA
Florian Jaehn University of Augsburg, Germany
Jörg Lässig University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz, Germany
Guohua Ma Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA
Frank Meisel University of Kiel, Germany
Zbigniew Michalewicz University of Adelaide, 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
Erwin Pesch University of Siegen, Germany
Henri Pierreval Clermont University, France
Miguel A Salido Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Guillaume Sandou Supelec, France
Ruhul A Sarker University of New South Wales, Australia
Alice E. Smith Auburn University, USA
Shiji Song Tsinghua University, China
Fatih Tasgetiren Yasar University, Turkey
Claudio Toledo University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Özgür Toy Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
Stefan Voß University of Hamburg, Germany
Thomas Weise University of Science and Technology of China, China
Farouk Yalaoui Technical University of Troyes, France