Category Archives: live application

Bandwidth on Demand


Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) describes a network management problem, where users can request large amounts of bandwidth, but only for some fixed time interval. The network management tool must find out if such a request can be accommodated on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2003, 61 Telecommunications, 61.1 Wired Telecommunnications, ECLiPSe, J Information and Communications, live application, Network | Leave a comment

Train Crew Diagraming


This probably was the most complex and complicated project I was ever working on. And while we delivered the product and met the specification (we even got the bonus payment for solution quality), the system was never used operationally. The … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, 49 Land Transport, 49.1 Passenger rail transport, CHIP, H Transportation and Storage, industrial study, live application, Personnel, Transport, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Open Flight Repair for Air Crew


Allocating air crew (flight deck and cabin crew) to cover the flights of an airline is typically done with a large-scale rostering application, which are often based on column generation techniques, resulting in very large-scale set covering problems. These tools … Continue reading

Posted in 1994, 51 Air Transport, 51.1 Passenger Air Transport, CHIP, H Transportation and Storage, live application, Personnel, Transport | 1 Comment

Electrical Distribution Network Maintenance and Reconfiguration


The application I want to talk about today is described in “Constraint-based Maintenance Scheduling on an Electric Power-Distribution Network by Tom Creemers, LluĂ­s Ros Giralt, Jordi Riera, Carles Ferrarons, Josep Roca, Xavier Corbella,  in Proceedings of The Third International Conference … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, 35 Electricity Gas Steam and Air Conditioning Supply, 35.1 Electricity power generation transmission and distribution, CHIP, CHIP Users Club, D Electricity Gas Steam and Air Conditioning Supply, live application, Network, Practical Applications Conferences, Scheduling | 2 Comments

Planning Catering Personnel for TGV Trains


The EPPER application was developed for the French catering firm Servair to manage their personnel assignment for the restaurant and bar services in the TGV Atlantique. This TGV service runs from Paris to Rennes, Nantes and Bordeaux and continues to … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, 49 Land Transport, 49.1 Passenger rail transport, 56 Food and beverage service activities, 56.1 Restaurants and mobile food service activities, CHIP, CHIP Users Club, H Transportation and Storage, I Accommodation and Food Services, live application, Personnel, Transport | Leave a comment

PS Plate Manufacturing


I was involved in this project for Mitsubishi Chemical in Japan, but the project was still ongoing when I left COSYTEC. The initial design for the CHIP part of the system was done by Gregor Baues and myself. I’m basing … Continue reading

Posted in 2002, 25 Fabricated metal products, 25.6 Treatment and coating of metals, C Manufacturing, CHIP, live application, Scheduling | Leave a comment

Production Planning and Scheduling for Monsanto


We developed the ATLAS application at COSYTEC together with our Belgian distributor OM-Partners for the Monsanto plant in Antwerp. The application was designed to plan and schedule the formulation and bottling of the Roundup product family. Roundup is a Glyphosate … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, 20 Manufacture of Chemicals, 20.2 Manufacture of pesticides and other agrocheminal products, C Manufacturing, CHIP, CP Conference, live application, Scheduling | Leave a comment