Using Digital Twins by INOSIM, the OptiProd.NRW project is developing a new methodology and software tools for production scheduling. That will allow to generate high-quality production schedules with the click of a button even for the most complex of plants. And these schedules will just work – no need for expensive, error-prone, and time-consuming manual modifications.

In its first year, the project consortium has made large strides towards this ambitious goal: A full-scale prototype of the new software system has been created. The system rests on an innovative optimal scheduling methodology that was developed by leading researchers from TU Dortmund with support by INOSIM employees.

The project partners will present this new methodology and initial promising application results to an audience of leading researchers and practitioners at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO’21) that will take place on July 10-14, 2021. The lecture is titled Simulation-based Scheduling of a Large-scale Industrial Formulation Plant Using a Heuristics-assisted Genetic Algorithm. It was co-authored by Christian Klanke (TU Dortmund), Dominik Bleidorn (INOSIM), Christian Koslowski (INOSIM), Dr. Christian Sonntag (INOSIM), and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Engell (TU Dortmund). The talk comes with a detailed scientific paper that will be published in the conference proceedings.

Do you still have questions or want more information on OptiProd.NRW or our other research activities? Are you looking for an innovative SME as research partner? Then meet us at GECCO’21 or contact us directly.


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