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In this article, we propose a hybrid artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm to solve a parallel batching distributed flow-shop problem (DFSP) with deteriorating jobs. In the considered problem, there are two stages as follows: 1) in the first stage, a DFSP is studied and 2) after the first stage has been completed, each job is transferred and assembled in the second stage, where the parallel batching constraint is investigated. In the two stages, the deteriorating job constraint is considered. In the proposed algorithm, first, two types of problem-specific heuristics are proposed, namely, the batch assignment and the right-shifting heuristics, which can substantially improve the makespan. Next, the encoding and decoding approaches are developed according to the problem constraints and objectives. Five types of local search operators are designed for the distributed flow shop and parallel batching stages. In addition, a novel scout bee heuristic that considers the useful information that is collected by the global and local best solutions is investigated, which can enhance searching performance. Finally, based on several well-known benchmarks and realistic industrial instances and via comprehensive computational comparison and statistical analysis, the highly effective performance of the proposed algorithm is favorably compared against several algorithms in terms of both solution quality and population diversity.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: IEEE transactions on cybernetics
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Gravity aided inertial navigation system (GAINS), which uses earth gravitational anomaly field for navigation, holds strong potential as an underwater navigation system. The gravity matching algorithm...
The general distributed data interface (GDDI) that was developed for the fragment molecular orbital (FMO) method is combined with the shared memory OpenMP parallel middleware to support a threading mu...
In this paper we consider the pair-wise semiglobal sequence alignment problem with gaps.The problem has been studied before for single gap and bounded number of gaps. For single gap, there is a GPU-ba...
In this paper, we propose a distributed semi-supervised learning (DSSL) algorithm based on the extreme learning machine (ELM) algorithm over communication network using the event-triggered (ET) commun...
The purpose of this study is to understand the effects of using a Artificial Intelligence algorithm for skeletal age estimation as a computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) system. In this prospec...
Our lab has developed an artificial pancreas system called the McGill Artificial Pancreas (MAP) for automating insulin delivery. Using patient's basal-bolus parameters (basal rates and ICR...
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This is a randomized crossover study testing the efficacy of the Fault Detection algorithms using the Zone MPC algorithm and DiAs artificial pancreas platform in adult patients with type 1...
Devices for simulating the activities of the liver. They often consist of a hybrid between both biological and artificial materials.
Screening techniques first developed in yeast to identify genes encoding interacting proteins. Variations are used to evaluate interplay between proteins and other molecules. Two-hybrid techniques refer to analysis for protein-protein interactions, one-hybrid for DNA-protein interactions, three-hybrid interactions for RNA-protein interactions or ligand-based interactions. Reverse n-hybrid techniques refer to analysis for mutations or other small molecules that dissociate known interactions.
Any cell, other than a ZYGOTE, that contains elements (such as NUCLEI and CYTOPLASM) from two or more different cells, usually produced by artificial CELL FUSION.
Devices in which blood and oxygen are separated by a semipermeable membrane, generally of Teflon or polypropylene, across which gas exchange occurs. The membrane may be arranged as a series of parallel plates or as a number of hollow fibers; in the latter arrangement, the blood may flow inside the fibers, which are surrounded by gas, or the blood may flow outside the fibers and the gas inside the fibers. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Glycoproteins found in a subfraction of normal mammalian plasma and urine. They stimulate the proliferation of bone marrow cells in agar cultures and the formation of colonies of granulocytes and/or macrophages. The factors include INTERLEUKIN-3; (IL-3); GRANULOCYTE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR; (G-CSF); MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR; (M-CSF); and GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR; (GM-CSF).