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The International Workshop on the Bees Algorithm and its Applications (BAA)

Wednesday 29 September 2021 (09:00-17:00)

For further information, please email Natalia Hartono.

The International Workshop on the Bees Algorithm and its Applications (BAA) is an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and engineers to share the latest research results, ideas and developments relating to the popular bees-inspired optimisation technique and its applications. The First Workshop, to be held online on 29 September 2021, will focus on applications of the Bees Algorithm to Intelligent Production and Manufacturing.

We invite presentations in all areas relating to production and manufacturing, including but not limited to: 

  • Assembly/disassembly line optimisation
  • Assembly/disassembly sequence optimisation
  • Bullwhip effect minimisation
  • Factory/cell layout optimisation
  • Job shop optimisation
  • Maintenance schedule optimisation
  • Manufacturing process optimisation
  • Manufacturing system optimisation
  • Material use minimisation
  • Materials handling optimisation
  • Materials storage optimisation
  • Process plan optimisation
  • Product cost/weight minimisation
  • Product life/performance/quality maximisation
  • Production cost minimisation
  • Production distribution optimisation
  • Production equipment (e.g., machine tools/robots/AGVs) optimisation
  • Production plan optimisation
  • Supply chain optimisation
  • WIP minimisation

Authors of selected presentations will be invited to submit full papers as chapters in a book entitled "Intelligent Production and Manufacturing Optimisation: The Bees Algorithm Approach.”

Workshop Chair

D T Pham, University of Birmingham

Important dates

  • Abstract submission opens: 1 June 2021
  • Abstract submission closes: 30 June 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: From 1 July 2021
  • Chapter submission deadline: 6 October 2021

Scientific Committee

  • D T Pham (Workshop Chair)
  • Natalia Hartono (Co-Chair)
  • Asrul Harun Ismail
  • Fabio Fruggiero
  • Kaiwen Jiang
  • Luca Baronti
  • Marco Castellani
  • Mario Caterino
  • Murat Sahin
  • Naila Fares
  • Sultan Zeybek
  • Turki Binbakir

Submission link

BAA 2021 submission link

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