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RAIMMOMS 2018 - Recent Advances in Integrated Maintenance Modeling and Opti...

Jan 24, 2018 - 08:00 AM - Jan 26, 05:00 PM
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Special Session on 
Recent Advances in Integrated Maintenance Modeling and Optimization in Manufacturing Systems - RAIMMOMS 2018

24 - 26 January, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal 
Within the 7th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - ICORES 2018



Abelhakim Khatab 
Lorraine University/ENIM 

Brief Bio

Abdelhakim KHATAB is an Associate Professor at the University of Lorraine (France). He received a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Automation from the National Institute of Applied Science (INSA) of Lyon (France), in 2000. He held a researcher-lecturer position at INSA of Lyon from 2000-2004. After that (2005-2008), he held a post-doc position in Mechanical Engineering Department at Laval University, Quebec (Canada). His current research involves reliability design and analysis, and maintenance optimization of manufacturing and production systems.

El-Houssaine Aghezzaf 
Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture 

Claver Diallo 
Dalhousie University 

Uday Venkatadri 
Dalhousie University 


Manufacturing systems represent the vast majority of most industrial capital. For the management and the design of such systems, integrated approaches are becoming an important issue attracting researchers from reliability & maintenance as well as the operational research communities. Recently, several studies demonstrated indeed the benefit of joint decision on production and maintenance planning. In addition to maintenance and production activities, other studies considered also quality control. Many analytical and simulation models have been proposed to support joint decision making. There are however many important areas of manufacturing systems decision making that are not studied or are insufficiently covered such as warranty, logistics in addition to sustainable aspects.

This session aims to bring together a group of researchers who have investigated these topics and will have them share their research work with the community with the goal of fostering future research on these key issues. The session also aims to establish a bridge between the reliability & maintenance and the operational research communities.

Original research papers, methodological papers, case studies, reviews and short communications on the theme of this special session are welcomed. Topics may include but are not limited to:

· Design for Sustainable Manufacturing Systems
· Failure Data Analysis and Condition Assessment Models for Remanufacturing
· Integrated analysis of quality, production and maintenance for Manufacturing Systems
· Reliability Assessment of Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Systems
· Robust optimization of joint maintenance and production Planning
· Optimal Maintenance Strategies for sustainable systems
· Warranty and leasing Models for new or reconditioned Manufacturing Systems
· Safety Models for Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Systems


Important Dates


Regular Papers
Paper Submission: September 12, 2017 (extended) 
Authors Notification: October 20, 2017 
Camera Ready and Registration: November 3, 2017

Position Papers
Paper Submission: September 29, 2017 
Authors Notification: November 7, 2017 
Camera Ready and Registration: November 20, 2017

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: November 9, 2017
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017
Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017

Open Communications
Paper Submission: November 9, 2017
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017


Keynote Lectures

The Power of Duality
Aharon Ben-Tal, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Brokering Insights: or How to Stop Freaking out about the Wrong Things
Aaron Burciaga, Accenture, United States

Available Soon
Abdelkader Sbihi, EM Normandie, France


The Power of Duality 

Aharon Ben-Tal 
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology 

Brief Bio

Aharon Ben-Tal is a Professor of Operations Research and former head of the MINERVA Optimization Center at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and holder of the Dresner Chair. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in 1973. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, University of Copenhagen, Delft University of Technology, MIT, CWI Amsterdam, Columbia University and NYU. His interests are in Continuous Optimization, particularly nonsmooth and large-scale problems, conic and robust optimization, as well as convex and nonsmooth analysis. Recently the focus of his research is on optimization problems affected by uncertainty. In the last 15 years, he has devoted much effort to engineering applications of optimization methodology and computational schemes. Some of the algorithms developed in the MINERVA Optimization Center are in use by Industry (Medical Imaging, Aerospace). He has published more than 130 papers in professional journals and co-authored three books: Optimality in Nonlinear Programming: A Feasible Direction Approach (Wiley-Interscience, 1981) Lectures on Modern Convex Optimization: Analysis, Algorithms and Engineering Applications (SIAM-MPS series on optimization, 2001) and Robust Optimization (Princeton University press, 2009). Prof. Ben-Tal was Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion (1989-1992) and (2011-2014). He served as a council member of the Mathematical Programming Society (1994-1997). He was Area Editor (Continuous Optimization) of Math. of Operations Research (1993-1999), member of the Editorial Board of SIAM J. Optimization, J. Convex Analysis, OR Letters, Mathematical Programming, Management Science, Math. Modeling and Numerical Analysis, European J. of Operations Research and Computational Management Science. During 2012-2014, he was the Area Editor (Optimization) for Operations Research. From February 2015, he is Associate Editor for SIAM J. Optimization.

He gave numerous plenary and keynote lectures in international conferences.

In 2007, Professor Ben-Tal was awarded the EURO Gold Medal - the highest distinction of Operations Research within Europe.
In 2009, he was named Fellow of INFORMS.
In 2010, he was awarded the status of Distinguished Scientist by CWI (center for mathematics and computer science, The Netherlands).
In 2011, he received the IBM Faculty Award. 
In 2015, he was named Fellow of SIAM
In 2016 he was awarded the Khachiyan Prize of INFORMS Optimization Society- for lifetime achievements in the area of Optimization.
In 2017, the Operation Research Society of Israel (ORSIS) awarded him the lifetime achievement Prize.

As of April 2017, he has more than 19,500 citations (Google scholar).

The talk discusses the use of Duality Theory to greatly simplify the solution of otherwise much more intricate optimization problems. This is illustrated by considering applications arising in Robust Optimization,Statistical Information Theory, Design of Mechanical Structure and Machine Learning.

Brokering Insights: or How to Stop Freaking out about the Wrong Things 

Aaron Burciaga 
United States 

Brief Bio


Aaron Burciaga is a Certified Analytics Professional an Analytics Executive at Accenture LLP – he is leads the development of Accenture’s advanced analytics industry solutions globally. Aaron is also Reserve Marine Officer supporting the CIO Headquarters Marine Corps-Pentagon and is a veteran of the Iraq War (Fallujah, Operation Iraqi Freedom). His technical interests are at the crossroads of advanced analytics, global logistics, and information management ("Internet of Things" (IoT) / "Big Data" / "Data Science"). He was elected to the CAP Analytics Certification Board (ACB) in 2015 and was nominated and elected to being the ACB Vice Chair for 2017. Aaron earned a M.S. in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy.


Keynote Lecture 

Abdelkader Sbihi 
EM Normandie 

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