Final Program


Exploring the Application and Integration of Engineering Design Search, Exploration and Optimization Technologies

June 17 - 22, 2001

The "Il Ciocco" Hotel and Conference Center
55020 Castelvecchio Pascoli (near Barga, in Tuscany), Italy
Tel: +39-0583-719-204 - Fax: +39-0583-723-197

Conference Chairs
I.C. Parmee

University of the West of England, UK
P. Hajela
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute

Conference Co-Sponsor
The UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council's Engineering
Network in Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture


Keynote presentations
These will set the scene for the day and will be overview presentations addressing both industrial and academic factors relating to a variety of areas.

Poster Sessions
Poster sessions will be comprised of posters relevant to the following daily Workshops. The aim of the poster presentation sessions is to provide an overview of specific areas that warrant discussion in order to identify best practice leading to practical implementation. The presentations should illustrate the main elements of the work that the presenter wishes to discuss and expand on those elements through:

The poster presentations will allow one-to-one discussion providing opportunities to identify further areas requiring investigation in the following Workshops. Such areas should be noted by the poster presenter and delegates and brought along to the Workshop as discussion topics.

Poster presenters should note that the objective is to identify and present aspects of your work that you feel can contribute in the short, medium and / long term to successful integration with day-to-day industrial practice. This objective differs somewhat to more usual conference presentations.

Each poster presenter should present a list of discussion issues to the Chair of the Workshop team. Members of the team will then give a short overview highlighting the points for discussion identified during the poster session. Each overview may take into account a number of poster presentations. Questions and comments will be invited for a short period after each overview and the Workshop team will attempt to prioritise issues for more detailed discussion.

An open-floor discussion will then take place centred around identified high-priority issues. This discussion will be supported and prompted by the Workshop team which will comprise of several delegates with particular expertise / interest in the Workshop domain. Poster presenters will have ample opportunity to further discuss their work.

Any delegate can volunteer to be a member of one or more Workshop teams.

A period of time will be set aside at the end of each day to summarise findings for the final session on Friday 22nd.

We should emphasise that the success of this rather novel conference format relies upon all those taking part. The intention is for lively discussion so please start thinking about those areas that you feel we should explore. We would welcome suggestions and look forward to your support in making this both a successful and enjoyable event

Sunday, June 17, 2001

17:00 - 18:30 Registration

19:30 - 20:00 Welcome Reception "Setting the Scene"

20:00 - 22:00 Opening Dinner


UEF Conferences are smoke-free. Please do not smoke at any conference function.
Please turn off (or turn to vibrate) your cell phone during technical sessions

Monday, June 18, 2001

07:30 Breakfast Buffet (Dining Room)

08:30 - 08:50 Opening Remarks
Ian Parmee, Conference Chair
Frank Schmidt, UEF Liaison

09:00 - 09:50 Keynote Presentation
G. Vanderplaats, V R&D Software

09:50 Coffee Break (in poster presentation area)

10:00 - 11:25 Poster Session 1:
Industrial Integration 1: Problem areas, projected solutions

i) Design optimisation as a web-based service
A. Keane, University of Southampton, UK

ii) Optimisation in industry - what does Industry really need?
M. Balazs, G. Parks J. Clarkson; University of Cambridge, UK

iii) Application of CAE methods and optimisation strategies in concept development of passenger vehicles.
T. Vietor, Ford-Werke AG, Germany

iv) Probabilistic design: optimising for six sigma quality
P. Koch, Engineous Software Inc, USA.

v) On the application of computational optimisation in turbo-machinery
R. Mucke, Alstom Power, Switzerland.

vi) Take-up and Adoption of Optimisation Technology for Engineering Design
S. Wiseall, Rolls Royce plc; J. Kelly, University of Leicester, UK

11:30 - 12:25 Workshop 1 Integration with Industry - problem areas and projected solutions

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Workshop 1 (continued) Integration with Industry - problem areas and projected solutions

14:30 Coffee (in poster area)

14:30 - 15:55 Poster Session 2
Problem Representation Issues

i) Robust calibration of computer models of engineering networks with limited data
A. Templeman, University of Liverpool, UK.

ii) Application of topological optimisation techniques to automative front structure design
R. Mayer, General Motors Company, USA.

iii) Strategies for structural and thermal optimisation in the field of automotive radio and navigation systems
U. Lautenschlager, D. Schmitz; SiemensVDO Automotive AG, Wetzlar, Germany.

iv) Optimal design of vehicle frontal structure and occupant restraint system using a new multi-level approach
Q. Yu, Yokohama National University, Japan

v) Trust region managed approximate optimisation with a progressive quadratic response surface model
M-S Kim, K-J Hong, D-H Choi; Hanyang University, Korea.

vi) Integrated computational mechanics and optimisation for design of electrical components
S. Stoyanov, C. Bailey, H. Lu, M. Cross, University of Greenwich, UK.

vii) Bond graphs as a foundation for robust engineering design
R. Bates, H. Wynn, M. Atherton; Universities of Warwick and South Bank, UK.

viii) Some combinatorial optimisation problems in the calibration process of modern combustion engines solved with genetic algorithms
K. Knödler, J. Poland, A. Mitterer, A. Zell; Universitat Tübingen and BMW Group Munich, Germany.

ix) Reliability optimisation design using hybrid NN-GA with Fuzzy Logic controller
M. Gen, C. Lee; Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Japan

16:00 - 17:40 Workshop 2 Problem Representation Issues

17:45 - 18:00 Workshop Summary

18:00 - 20:00 Ad hoc Sessions and or Free Time

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Tuesday, June 19, 2001

07:30 Breakfast Buffet (Dining Room)

09:00 - 09:45 Keynote Presentation
D. Schaffer, Philips Research and Development

09:50 Coffee Break (in poster area)

10:00 - 11:25 Poster Session 3
Multi-objective Optimization

i) Optimal positioning of clamps for workpiece adjustment using multi-objective computation
T. Koch, F. Schneider, A. Zell; University Tubingen and HOMAG Machinenbau AG, Germany.

ii) Gas assisted injection molding optimisation with multi-objective genetic algorithms
F. Urban, C. Poloni; Universita di Trieste, Italy

iii) Application of stochastic multi-objective optimisation algorithms in machine condition monitoring and maintenance
E. Bekiaris (TRUTh), A. Amditis (ICCS), J McIntyre (University of Sunderland)

iv) The maximum fitness function for multi-objective evolutionary optimisation
R. Balling, Brigham Young University, USA

v) Multi-objective hydrodynamic-structural foil design for hydrofoils
G. Jivotovski; Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, Russia

vi) A bi-criteria genetic algorithm considering pre-emptive scheduling in a single machine problem
Y. Yun; Taegu University, Korea; M. Gen, Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Japan

vii) Aerodynamical optimisation for a transonic compressor stator blade using MOGA
Y. Yamaguchi, T. Arima; Honda R&D, Japan

11:30 - 12:25 Workshop 3 Multiple Objective Optimisation

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:15 Workshop 3 (continued) Multiple Objective Optimization

14:15 Coffee Break (in poster area)

14:25 - 15:55 Poster Session 4
Design Search and Exploration; Decision Support and HCI Issues

i) A framework for making decisions in co-operative engineering design
G. Hernandez, F. Mistree, G. Woodruff; Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

ii) Problem decomposition using an improved COGA (cluster-oriented genetic algorithm) technique
I. C. Parmee, Advanced Computational Technologies

iii) The direct synthesis of optimal design solutions for complex systems
A. Shell, DarkLake Synectics, Plymouth. UK

iv) Time-saving robust design considering vehicle crash performance
A. Schumacher, Adam Opel AG, Germany

v) Effective approach for multi-disciplinary optimization problem solution
I. Egorov, Techno-Pulsar; G. Kretinin, I. Leshchenko; Air-Force Engineering Academy, Russia

16:00 - 17:40 Workshop 4 Design Search and Exploration; Decision Support and HCI Issues

17:45 - 18:00 Workshops Summary

18:00 - 20:00 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Wednesday, June 20, 2001

07:30 Breakfast Buffet

09:00 - 10:30 Poster Session 5
Detailed Design Optimisation

i) Optimisation of elastic annular plates subject to thermal stresses under buckling constraints
A. Gajewski, Cracow University of Technology.

ii) Aerodynamic shape optimisation using evolutionary strategies
M. Olhoffer, T. Arima, T. Sonoda, M. Fischer, B. Sendhoff; Honda R&D, Europe and Japan

iii) Shape optimisation of a cleaning brush to control flaring at high-speed rotation and permanent deformation
A. Belegundu and D. Lee; The Pennsylvania State University, USA

iv) Dynamic behaviour and durability of rail vehicle components-Modelling, simulation and optimisation
G. Bieker, M. Flach; DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems, Germany; H.A. Eschenauer, A. Rottler, R. Dragos; University of Siegen, FOMAAS, Germany

v) Stochastic linear programming methods in optimal plastic analysis and design
K. Marti, G. Stoeckl, Federal Armed Forces University, Munich, Germany

vi) Optimal design of railway track for high-speed operations
V. Markine, C. Esveld, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

10:40 - 12:00 Workshop 5 Detailed Design Optimisation

12:00 - 12:15 Workshop Summary

Optional Trip to Lucca - Boxed lunch will be provided for those going to Lucca

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 Afternoon Free

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Thursday, June 21, 2001

07:00 Breakfast Buffet

09:00 - 09:45 Keynote Presentation
Professor A. Templeman, University of Liverpool

09:50 Coffee Break (in poster area)

10:00 - 11:25 Poster Session 6
General Applications

i) Comparison of methods of pump scheduling in water supply systems
G. Waterworth, K. Darbyshire; Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

ii) The optimisation of engineering structures using the self-designing approach
J. Bull, University of Newcastle, UK

iii) Optimisation of schedule for mounting components in electronic manufacturing
T Shida*, M. Morimoto**, I. Yoshida**, T. Kindo*; *Matsushita Research InstituteTokyo Inc; ** Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co Ltd, Japan

iv) Advanced process planning and scheduling in supply chains
C. Moon, J. Kim, Hanyang University, Korea; M. Gen, Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Japan

v) Running characteristics of spherical plain bearings for optimisation of housings
M. Olbrich, Helmut Elges GmbH, Germany

vi) Paper cutting optimisation using simulated annealing
H. Martinez-Alfaro, M. Valenzuela-Rendon; Centre for Artificial Intelligence, ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico

vii) Diverse industrial application illustrating the design and application of appropriate adaptive search strategies
I. Parmee, Advanced Computational Technologies, UK

viii) Optimisation of a new solar panel upgrade using a genetic algorithm
S. Henschen, Morphotec, Baesweiler, Germany

ix) An optimisation model for investment in ethylene derivatives
H. K. Alfares,King Fahd University, Dharan

x) GA based industrial actuator design for optimum control of vibration in flexible structures
S. Kundu, Knowledge Solutions Group, USA
K. Seto and S. Sugino, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Japan

11:30 - 12:25 Workshop 6 General Applications

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:15 Workshop 6 (continued) General Applications

14:15 - 14:30 Coffee Break (in poster area)

14:30 - 15:55 Poster Session 7
Selecting the Right Tools for the Job

i) Old and new non-gradient methods in structural engineering optimisation
J. Blachut, University of Liverpool, UK.

ii) Multi-disciplinary design optimisation of an aircraft wing by applying a hybrid optimisation strategy
G. Schneider(*), T. Barth(**), M. Stettner(*), M. Grauer(**), H.Hoernlein(*), E. Kereku(**); (*) EADS Germany GmbH, Military Aircraft, Germany; (**) University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany

iii) Search efficiency in genetic algorithms
P. Hajela, Renssaleer Polytechnic Institute, USA

iv) Industrial applications of evolutionary algorithms: a comparison to traditional methods
T. Baeck, Informatik Centrum Dortmund, Germany.

v) Optimal Product families
B. Allen, University of Minnesota

vi) A TABU-enhanced GA approach to optimal disassembly planning for maintenance
J. Li, S. Tor, L. Khoo; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

vii) Optimisation techniques for industrial spring design
M. Paredes, M. Sartor, J. Wahl, INSA, France

16:00 - 17:45 Workshop 7 Selecting the Right Tools for the Job

17:45 - 18:00 Workshop Summary

18:00 - 19:15 Ad hoc Sessions and/or free time

20:00 - 22:00 "Closing Dinner"

22:00 - 23:00 Closing Social Hour

Friday, June 22, 2001

07:30 Breakfast Buffet

09:00 - 10:15 Final Workshop Industrial Integration Re-visited
The Workshop will commence with a review of daily summaries followed by discussion relating to information exchanged during the Conference. The objective is to ascertain how knowledge gained can help to assess best practice in terms of successful integration of design search and optimisation with day-to-day industrial practice.

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45 Final Workshop (continued) Industrial Integration Re-visited

11:45 - 12:00 Closing Remarks

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:45 Conference and Departure (by bus to Pisa)

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