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

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018

Other

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

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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] (2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, TEMSCON 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEMSCON.2018.8488396