In this research project we intend to study: (i) cutting and packing problems, (ii) lot sizing and scheduling problems, (iii) the integration between cutting and/or packing problems in (i) with the lot sizing and/or scheduling problems in (ii). This continues the research developed in a previous thematic project whose financial support ended in March 2010, in which the main subject was the problems in (i), with some integration between problems in (i) and (ii). The objectives of the current project includes the study and the mathematical modeling of these problems, the development of solution methods and algorithms to solve them, as well as the analysis of their computational performance. The promotion of the collaboration and the integration among research groups of different institutions with common interest in these problems, in addition to human resource training for research and technological developments are also objectives of this project. We intend to motivate a closer relationship between universities and enterprises by developing case studies aiming to promote collaborations and partnerships in the study of these problems and the development of computational tools that will be applied in practice. Researchers with different levels of academic maturity form the group working together in this project. MSc and PhD students, young researchers, active researches and experts in these topics are included. A group of international researchers, experts in these fields, are also participating in the project as collaborators. (AU)
Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant:
BIRGIN, ERNESTO G.;
BUSTAMANTE, LUIS HENRIQUE;
CALLISAYA, HECTOR FLORES;
MARTINEZ, JOSE MARIO.
Packing circles within ellipses.
International Transactions in Operational Research,
Web of Science Citations: 7.