Category Archives: Scheduling

Short Article on CPTV


The work on CPTV (Constrained-Based Personalized TV Schedules) was sponsored by the Commercialization Fund of Enterprise Ireland, one of our national funding agencies, with support from the European Regional Development Fund. In the July/August issue of EI’s magazine, Technology Ireland, … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, 59 Motion pictures video and TV, 59.1 Motion pictures video and TV programmes, ECLiPSe, J Information and Communications, prototype, Scheduling, Uncategorized | Leave a 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, Lluís 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

Building Fighter Aircraft


Most scheduling tools are intended for operational use, to control the sequence of production in a factory on a day-to-day basis. The MOSES application described before is a good example of such an operational tool. The PLANE system described in … Continue reading

Posted in 1992, 30 Manufacture of other transport equipment, 30.3 Manufacture of air and space craft, C Manufacturing, CHIP, CP Conference, ECLiPSe, Practical Applications Conferences, product/multiple installations, Scheduling | Leave a comment

Car Sequencing


Henry Ford is often quoted as saying: “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” In the early years of using assembly lines for his model T, uniformity of product … Continue reading

Posted in 1988, 29 Manufacture of vehicles and trailers, 29.1 Manufacture of motor vehicles, benchmark, C Manufacturing, CHIP, ECAI, Scheduling | 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

More on Crude Blend Optimization


I’ve got some feedback from careful readers noting that I did not explain the crude blending optimization problem very well. I thought I would get away with it 🙂  I’ll try to do better, becoming a bit more technical. By … Continue reading

Posted in 19 Coke and refined petroleum, 19.2 Refined petroleum products, C Manufacturing, CHIP, product/multiple installations, Scheduling | Leave a comment

Oil Refinery Scheduling


Oil refineries are quite likely the most complex factories for which I have ever developed constraint-based scheduling tools. They often consist of over 50 distinct processing units, each specialized for a particular task in converting crude oil into gasoline, kerosene … Continue reading

Posted in 19 Coke and refined petroleum, 19.2 Refined petroleum products, 1999, C Manufacturing, CHIP, product/multiple installations, Scheduling | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment