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See detailComparative Study of Genetic and Discrete Firefly Algorithm for Flexible Job-Shop Scheduling Problem
Tessaro Lunardi, Willian UL; Voos, Holger UL

in 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing, Pau, France, April 9 - 13, 2018 (2018)

Flexible job-shop scheduling problem (FJSP) is an extension of the classical job shop scheduling problem where an operation can be processed by several different machines. The FJSP contains two sub ... [more ▼]

Flexible job-shop scheduling problem (FJSP) is an extension of the classical job shop scheduling problem where an operation can be processed by several different machines. The FJSP contains two sub-problems, namely machine assignment problem and operation sequencing problem. In this paper, we propose and compare a discrete firefly algorithm (FA) and a genetic algorithm (GA) for the multi-objective FJSP. Three minimization objectives are considered, the maximum completion time, workload of the critical machine and total workload of all machines. Five well-known instances of FJSP have been used to evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithms. Comparisons among our methods and state-of-the-art algorithms are also provided. The experimental results demonstrate that the FA and GA have achieved improvements in terms of efficiency. Solutions obtained by both algorithms are comparable to those obtained by algorithms with local search. In addition, results show that the proposed discrete firefly algorithm is feasible, more effective and efficient than the proposed genetic algorithm for solving multi-objective FJSP. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomated Decision Support IoT Framework
Tessaro Lunardi, Willian UL; Amaral, Leonardo; Marczak, Sabrina et al

in IEEE 21st International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), Berlin, Germany, 2016 (2016, September)

During the past few years, with the fast development and proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), many application areas have started to exploit this new computing paradigm. The number of active ... [more ▼]

During the past few years, with the fast development and proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), many application areas have started to exploit this new computing paradigm. The number of active computing devices has been growing at a rapid pace in IoT environments around the world. Consequently, a mechanism to deal with this different devices has become necessary. Middleware systems solutions for IoT have been developed in both research and industrial environments to supply this need. However, decision analytics remain a critical challenge. In this work we present the Decision Support IoT Framework composed of COBASEN, an IoT search engine to address the research challenge regarding the discovery and selection of IoT devices when large number of devices with overlapping and sometimes redundant functionality are available in IoT middleware systems, and DMS, a rule-based reasoner engine allowing to set up computational analytics on device data when it is still in motion, extracting valuable information from it for automated decision making. DMS uses Complex Event Processing to analyze and react over streaming data, allowing for example, to trigger an actuator when a specific error or condition appears in the stream. The main goal of this work is to highlight the importance of a decision support system for decision analytics in the IoT paradigm. We developed a system which implements DMS concepts. However, for preliminarily tests, we made a functional evaluation of both systems in terms of performance. Our initial findings suggest that the Decision Support IoT Framework provides important approaches that facilitate the development of IoT applications, and provides a new way to see how the business rules and decision-making will be made towards the Internet of Things. [less ▲]

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