Sequence-Based Simulation Optimization: An Application to Container Terminals

Mariam Kotachi, Ghaith Rabadi, Mamadou Seck, Mohamed Kais Msakni, Mohammed Al-Salem, Ali Diabat

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a novel method for simulation-optimization that incorporates the sequence in which the decision variables (resource levels) are optimized. The authors hypothesize that implementing such a sequence will reach a comparable solution in less computation time than the traditional method of optimizing simulations. Since container terminals are complex stochastic systems as they consist of different areas, each with detailed and critical functions that may affect the output, this method is applied and tested on a container terminal simulation model. This approach is anticipated to reduce the search space and improve the efficiency of the optimization process.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538620472
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 9 2018
    Event2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018 - Evanston, United States
    Duration: Jun 28 2018Jul 1 2018

    Other

    Other2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018
    CountryUnited States
    CityEvanston
    Period6/28/187/1/18

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    Containers
    Stochastic systems
    Container terminal
    Simulation optimization
    Simulation
    Process optimization
    Simulation model
    Resources

    Keywords

    • Container terminal
    • Sequence-based optimization
    • Simulation optimization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Strategy and Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Kotachi, M., Rabadi, G., Seck, M., Msakni, M. K., Al-Salem, M., & Diabat, A. (2018). Sequence-Based Simulation Optimization: An Application to Container Terminals. In 2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018 [8488396] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEMSCON.2018.8488396

    Sequence-Based Simulation Optimization : An Application to Container Terminals. / Kotachi, Mariam; Rabadi, Ghaith; Seck, Mamadou; Msakni, Mohamed Kais; Al-Salem, Mohammed; Diabat, Ali.

    2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. 8488396.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Kotachi, M, Rabadi, G, Seck, M, Msakni, MK, Al-Salem, M & Diabat, A 2018, Sequence-Based Simulation Optimization: An Application to Container Terminals. in 2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018., 8488396, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018, Evanston, United States, 6/28/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEMSCON.2018.8488396
    Kotachi M, Rabadi G, Seck M, Msakni MK, Al-Salem M, Diabat A. Sequence-Based Simulation Optimization: An Application to Container Terminals. In 2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. 8488396 https://doi.org/10.1109/TEMSCON.2018.8488396
    Kotachi, Mariam ; Rabadi, Ghaith ; Seck, Mamadou ; Msakni, Mohamed Kais ; Al-Salem, Mohammed ; Diabat, Ali. / Sequence-Based Simulation Optimization : An Application to Container Terminals. 2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018.
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