Business Optimization

Efficient operations in complex business networks

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  1. S. Woerner, Y. Chu, M. Laumanns, S.M. Wagner
    Bonus or Penalty? Designing Service Level Agreements with Different Incentive Schemes.
    MSOM Conference, 2016.
  2. U. Schimpel, S. Woerner
    Planning Complex Supply Networks Facing High Variability.
    ERCIM News 105, 38-39, 2016.


  1. F.L. Mueller, O. Sundström, J. Szabo, J. Lygeros
    Aggregation of Energetic Flexibility Using Zonotopes.
    IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Osaka, Japan, December 15-18, 2015.
  2. Stefan Woerner, Marco Laumanns, Rico Zenklusen, Apostolos Fertis
    Approximate dynamic programming for stochastic linear control problems on compact state spaces.
    European Journal of Operational Research, 241(1), 85-98, 2015.

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  1. M. Laumanns, S. Prestwich, B. Kawas
    Distribution shaping and scenario bundling for stochastic programs with endogenous uncertainty.
    Stochastic Programming E-Print Series, 2014.
  2. S. Prestwich, M. Laumanns, B. Kawas
    Symmetry Breaking for Exact Solutions in Adjustable Robust Optimisation.
    In: 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014), 18-22 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic - Including Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (PAIS 2014). Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, IOS Press, pp. 741-746, 2014.
  3. B. Kawas, A. Koc, M. Laumanns, C. Lee, R. Marinescu, M. Mevissen, N. Taheri, S.A. van den Heever, R. Verago
    Unified framework and toolkit for commerce optimization under uncertainty.
    IBM Journal of Research and Development, 58(5/6), 1-13, 2014.
  4. F.L. Mueller, C. Binding, O. Sundström, M. Bengsch
    Minimum-cost charging of electrical storage heaters.
    IEEE Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Venice, Italy, November 3-6, 2014.
  5. Tim Nonner, Adi Botea, Marco Laumanns
    Stochastic Travel Planning for Unreliable Public Transportation Systems.
    Smart Cities, 31, 2014.
  6. Tim Nonner, Marco Laumanns
    Shortest Path with Alternatives for Uniform Arrival Times: Algorithms and Experiments.
    14th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS), p. 15, 2014.
  7. Gero Greiner, Tim Nonner, Alexander Souza
    The Bell Is Ringing in Speed-Scaled Multiprocessor Scheduling.
    Theory of Computing Systems, 54(1), 24-44, Springer, 2014.

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  1. S. Prestwich, M. Laumanns, B. Kawas
    Value Interchangeability in Scenario Generation.
    Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2013), Uppsala, Sweden, September 16-20, 2013. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8124, Springer.
  2. B. Kawas, M. Laumanns, E. Pratsini
    A robust optimization approach to enhancing reliability in production planning under non-compliance risks.
    OR Spectrum, 35(4), 835-865, 2013.
  3. S. Herrigel, M. Laumanns, J. Szabo, U. Weidmann
    Periodic Railway Timetabling with Hierarchical Decomposition in the PESP model.
    In: Proceedings of the 5nd International Seminar on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis (RailCopenhagen 2013), Copenhagen, Denmark, May 13-15, 2013.
  4. S. Herrigel, M. Laumanns, A. Nash, U. Weidmann
    Hierarchical Decomposition Methods for Periodic Railway Timetabling Problems.
    Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2374, 73-82, 2013;
    In: Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
  5. C. Binding, D. Dykeman, N. Ender, D. Gantenbein, F. Mueller, W.-C. Rumsch, O. Sundstroem, H. Tschopp
    FlexLast: An IT-Centric Solution for Balancing the Electric Power Grid.
    D-A-CH Energieinformatik Konferenz, Vienna, Austria, November 12-13, 2013.
  6. F. Müller, O. Sundström, C. Binding, A. Caracas, D. Dykeman
    Verwendung industrieller Kühlhäuser zur Regelleistungserzeugung: Optimierungspotenzial von thermischen Lasten.
    Bulletin SEV 2013.
  7. F.L. Mueller, O. Sundström, C. Binding, D. Dykeman
    Power reference tracking of a large-scale industrial freezer system for ancillary service delivery.
    Conference IEEE ISGT Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 6-9, 2013.
  8. A. Caracas, F.L. Mueller, O. Sundström, C. Binding, B. Jansen
    VILLASMART: Wireless Sensors For System Identification in Domestic Buildings.
    Conference IEEE ISGT Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 6-9, 2013.
  9. Tim Nonner, Maxim Sviridenko
    An Efficient Polynomial-Time Approximation Scheme for the Joint Replenishment Problem.
    Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, pp. 314-323, Springer, 2013

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  1. M. Hendriks, D. Armbruster, M. Laumanns, E. Lefeber. J.T. Udding
    Design of robust distribution networks run by third party logistics service providers.
    Advances in Complex Systems, 15(5), 1150024, 2012.
  2. M. Hendriks, D. Armbruster, M. Laumanns, E. Lefeber. J.T. Udding
    Strategic allocation of cyclically calling vessels for multi-terminal container operators.
    Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 24(3), 248-273, 2013.
  3. P. Bach Andersen, E. Bragi Hauksson, A. Bro Pedersen, D. Gantenbein, B. Jansen, C.A. Andersen and J. Dall
    Smart Charging the Electric Vehicle Fleet.
    in “Smart Grid Applications, Communications and Security,” edited by L.T. Berger, K. Iniewski, (Wiley, April 2012), Part IV Case Studies and Field Trials, Ch. 15, pp. 381-408.
  4. O. Sundstroem, O. Corradi, C. Binding
    Toward Electric Vehicle Trip Prediction for a Charging Service Provider.
    Proc. 2012 IEEE Int’l Electric Vehicle Conf. “IEVC,” Greenville, USA (IEEE, March 2012).
  5. O. Sundstroem, C. Binding
    Flexible Charging Optimization for EVs considering Distribution Grid Constraints.
    IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 99, 1-12, 2012.
  6. O. Sundstrom, C. Binding, D. Gantenbein, D. Berner, and W. Rumsch
    Aggregating the flexibility of domestic hot-water boilers to offer tertiary regulation power in Switzerland.
    IEEE Intelligent Smart Grid Technology Conference, October 14-17, 2012.
  7. D. Gantenbein, C. Binding, B. Jansen, A. Mishra, O. Sundstrom
    EcoGrid EU: An Efficient ICT Approach for a Sustainable Power System.
    IEEE SustainIT, Pisa, Italy, October 4-5, 2012.
  8. A. Bernath, T. Kiraly, E.R. Kovacs, G. Madi-Nagy, G. Pap, J. Pap, J. Szabo, L. Vegh
    Algorithms for multiplayer multicommodity flow problems.
    Central European Journal of Operations Research, 1-14, 2012.
  9. G. Caimi, M. Fuchsberger, M. Laumanns, M. Lüthi
    A Model Predictive Control Approach for Discrete-Time Rescheduling in Complex Central Railway Station Areas.
    Computers & Operations Research, 39(11) 2578-2593, 2012.
  10. N.M. Freris, M. Vlachos and D. Turaga
    Cluster-Aware Compression with Provable K-means Preservation.
    Proceedings of the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 12), pp. 82-93, 2012.
  11. M. Hendriks, D. Armbruster, M. Laumanns, E. Lefeber, J. Udding.
    Strategic Allocation of Cyclically Calling Vessels for Multi-Terminal Container Operators.
    Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 24(3), 248-273, 2011.
  12. S. Wörner, M. Laumanns
    Reorder Point Optimization For Assembly Systems.
    Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, MSOM, June 2012.

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  1. O. Sundström and C. Binding
    Charging service elements for an electric vehicle charging service provider.
    In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Detroit, USA, 24-29 July 2011.
    Also available as IBM RZ 3796.
  2. C. Binding and O. Sundström
    A Simulation Environment for Vehicle-to-Grid Integration Studies.
    Summer Computer Simulation Conference SCSC 2011, World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands, June 27 - 30, 2011.
  3. M. Naphade, G. Banavar, C. Harrison, J. Paraszczak, R. Morris
    Smarter Cities and Their Innovation Challenges.
    Computer Society, Special edition on Smart Cities 44(6) 32-39, 2011.
  4. A.H. Foosnaes, C.A. Andersen, L. Christensen, D. Gantenbein, N. Rao
    EDISON - Study on Optimal Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles.
    in “The Cool 100 Book”, edited by J. Haselip, D. Pointing, (UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, 2011), pp.16-25.
  5. R.J. Bowman
    Rethinking the Concept of Supply-Chain Optimization.
    Interview with K. Frase, E. Pratsini, and U. Schimpel. SupplyChainBrain, 15(5) pp. 48-50, October 2011.
  6. B. Kawas, M. Laumanns, E. Pratsini, S. Prestwich
    Risk-Averse Production Planning.
    In: Proceedings of Algorithmic Decision Theory - Second International Conference, ADT 2011, R. Brafman, F. Roberts, A. Tsoukiàs (eds.), pp. 108-120, 2011.
  7. P. Korevaar, U. Schimpel, and R. Bödi
    Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization.
    ERCIM News, 87, 49-50, 2011.
  8. M. Laumanns, R. Zenklusen
    Stochastic Convergence of Random Search Methods to Fixed Size Pareto Front Approximations.
    European Journal of Operational Research, 213(2) 414-421, 2011.
  9. T. Nonner
    PTAS for Densest k-Subgraph in Interval Graphs.
    In: Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Algorithms and Data Structures, WADS, 2011.
  10. T. Nonner
    Clique Clustering yields a PTAS for Max-Coloring Interval Graphs.
    In: Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Automata, Languages and Programming, ICALP, 2011.
  11. J. Szabo
    The Set of Solutions to Nomination Validation in Passive Gas Transportation Networks with a Generalized Flow Formula.
    ZIB Report, 11-44, 2011.
  12. J. Utsler
    Taming the Supply Chain – How IBM Reduced Its Microelectronics Inventory but Elevated Service Levels.
    Interview with M. Parente, U. Schimpel, and S. Vajjala, IBM Systems, 12-15 July 2011.

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  1. B. Jansen, C. Binding, O. Sundström, D. Gantenbein
    Architecture and Communication of an Electric Vehicle Virtual Power Plant.
    Proc. 1st IEEE Int’l Conf. on Smart Grid Communications “IEEE SmartGridComm 2010,” Gaithersburg, USA (IEEE, October 2010) pp. 149-154.
  2. O. Sundström, C. Binding
    Planning Electric-Drive Vehicle Charging under Constrained Grid Conditions.
    Proc. 2010 Int’l Conf. on Power System Technology “POWERCON2010,” Hangzhou, China (IEEE, October 2010).
    Also available as IBM RZ 3785.
  3. O. Sundström, C. Binding
    Optimization Methods to Plan the Charging of Electric Vehicle Fleets.
    Proc. ACEEE International Conference on Control, Communication, and Power Engineering (CCPE), pp. 323-328, Chennai, India, July 28, 2010.
    Also available as IBM RZ 3768.
  4. C. Binding, D. Gantenbein, B. Jansen, O. Sundstroem, P. Bach Andersen, F. Marra, B. Poulsen, C. Traeholt
    Electric Vehicle Fleet Integration in the Danish EDISON Project – A Virtual Power Plant on the Island of Bornholm.
    Proc. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting 2010, Minneapolis, USA, July 25-29, 2010.
    Also available as IBM RZ 3761.
  5. C. Binding, O. Sundström, D. Gantenbein, B. Jansen
    Integration of an Electrical Vehicle Fleet into the Power Grid.
    ERCIM News, 82(7), 57-58, 2010.
  6. D. Gantenbein
    Elektroautos als Energiespeicher — Using Electric Vehicles to Store Energy
    InformationWeek — Services, Management und Prozesse mit IT, No. 2/3, p. 41 (February 25, 2010).
  7. A. Bro Pedersen, E. Bragi Hauksson, P. Bach Andersen, B. Poulsen, C. Traeholt, D. Gantenbein, B. Jansen
    Facilitating a Generic Communication Interface to Distributed Energy Resources: Mapping IEC 61850 to RESTful Services.
    Proc. 1st IEEE Int’l Conf. on Smart Grid Communications “IEEE SmartGridComm 2010,” Gaithersburg, USA (IEEE, October 2010) pp. 61-66.
  8. M. Laumanns, E. Pratsini, S. Prestwich, C. Tiseanu
    Production Planning for Pharmaceutical Companies Under Non-Compliance Risk.
    In: B. Hu, K. Morasch, S. Pickl, M. Siegle (eds.): Operations Research Proceedings 2010, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 545-550, 2011.
  9. M. Laumanns, R. Zenklusen, K. Schüpbach, M. Hendriks, E. Lefeber, J. Udding
    Robust Adaptive Resource Allocation in Container Terminals.
    In: C. Henggeler Antunes, D. Rios Insua, L. Candido Dias (eds.): Proceedings of the 25th Mini-EURO Conference Uncertainty and Robustness in Planning and Decision Making (URPDM 2010), University of Coimbra, Portugal, April 15-17, 2010.
  10. M. Parente, S. Vajjala, U. Schimpel
    Lean Execution Lessons Learned.
    APICS 2010 Conference, Las Vegas, 2010.
  11. U. Schimpel
    Dual Sourcing with Arbitrary Stochastic Demand and Stochastic Lead Times.
    KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe, 2010.
  12. U. Schimpel, M. Parente, S. Vajjala
    Closing the Gap between Tactical ERP / MRP Planning and Operational Execution in Production Industries – A Simulation-Based Approach.
    EURO XXIV conference, Lisbon, 2010.
  13. S. Wörner, M. Laumanns, R. Zenklusen, A. Fertis
    Approximate Parametric Dynamic Programming In Inventory Management.
    Manufacturing & Servie Operations Management, MSOM, June 2010.

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  1. P. Korevaar, U. Schimpel, R. Bödi
    Inventory Budget Optimization: Meeting System-Wide Service Levels in Practice.
    IBM Journal of Research and Development, 51(3/4) 447-463, 2007.
  2. U. Schimpel
    Dual-Mode Replenishment with Two Separate Reorder Points in a Stochastic Environment.
    EURO XXII conference, Prague, 2007.

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  1. R. Bödi, U. Schimpel
    Managing Risks within Supply Chains: Using Adaptive Safety Stock Calculations for Inventory Control.
    In: Handbook of Integrated Risk Management for e-Business, A. Labbi (Ed.), J. Ross Publishing, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 87-111, 2005.