MONDAY 19 MAY 1997

9:00-9:30 Registration  
9:30-10:30 Welcome / Opening of the Workshop  
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:50 H. Yamashita* and T. Altiok**, *Sophia Univ., Japan, **Rutgers Univ., USA

"Buffer Capacity Allocation for a Desired Throughput in Production Lines"

Chairman: Prof. Y. Dallery
11:50-12:40 R. Askin* and A. Iyer**, *Univ. of Arizona, USA, **I2 Technologies Inc, USA

"A comparison of operating strategies for labor-constrained production lines"

12:40-13:30 W.H.M. Zijm, Univ. of Twente, Holland

"Modelling internal transport in an assembly factory: A queueing approach"

13:30-14:00 Ev. Triantaphyllou and Jieping Lu, Louisiana State Univ., USA

"A pattern Recognition / Optimization approach for analyzing some production line related problems"

14:00-16:00

Lunch Break

16:00-16:30 V. Kouikoglou, Tecnhical Univ. of Crete, Greece

"A Two-stage production system with several modes of operation"

Chairman: Prof. N. Blessios
16:30-17:00 G. Liberopoulos, Univ. of Thessaly, Greece

"On pull production control systems in Multi Stage Manufacturing Systems"

17:00-17:30 K.Pappis and G. Adamopoulos, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece

"Assigning jobs to parallel unrelated processors under an optimal common due date"

17:30-18:00 I. Tatsiopoulos, NTUA, Greece

"A performance management Model for the Control of Semi-Processing Production Lines"

18:00-18:15

Coffee Break

18:15-18:45 C. Heavey, Univ. of Limerick, Ireland

"Model management issues in manufacturing systems design"

Chairman: Prof. R. Askin
18:45-19:15 B. Tan, Koc Univ., Turkey

"An efficient method for variance of the output in a production line with a finite buffer"

19:15-19:45 G.-J. van Houtum*, I.J.B.F. Adan**, J. Wessels** and W.H.M. Zijm*, *Univ. of Twente, Holland, **Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Holland

"Performance analysis of parallel machines with a generalized shortest queue arrival mechanism"

19:45-20:15 R. Buitenhek, G.-J. van Houtum and W.H.M. Zijm, Univ. of Twente, Holland

"Approximate MVA algorithms for open queueing networks with restricted capacity"

21:00- Dinner at the hotel

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TUESDAY 20 MAY 1997
8:45-9:45 H. Le Bihan and Y. Dallery, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France

"On decomposition Methods for the analysis of production lines with unreliable machines and finite buffers"

Chairman: Prof. J. MacGregor-Smith
9:45-10:45 S. Gershwin* and J. Schor**, *MIT, USA, **Analytics Inc., USA

"Efficient algorithms for buffer space allocation"

10:45-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:00  M. MacKinnon*,  G. Rouskas** and H. Perros**, *ARTS, USA, **North Carolina State Univ., USA

"Performance analysis of a photonic single-hop ATM switch architecture with tunable transmitters and fixed frequency receivers"

S. Ramesh and H. Perros, North Carolina State Univ., USA

"A performance study of synchronous and asynchronous messages in the common Object Request Broker Architecture (COBRA)"

Chairman: Prof. S. Gershwin
12:00-13:00 H. Gosavi and J. MacGregor-Smith, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

"Optimal routing in M/M/1/K and M/M/C/K queueing networks with production blocking"

13:00-14:00 S. Yeralan, G. Cengiz and M. Fadiloglou, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, USA

"The intelligent control of production lines - A framework for experimentation "

14:00-16:00

Lunch Break

16:00-16:20 H.T. Papadopoulos and M. Vidalis, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece

"Minimizing WIP inventory in reliable production lines"

Chairman: Prof. T. Altiok
16:20-16:40 M. Vidalis and H.T. Papadopoulos, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece

"A recursive algorithm for generating the transition matrix of multistation multiserver reliable production lines"

16:40-17:00 G.A. Vouros and H.T. Papadopoulos, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece

"A knowledge based system for buffer allocation in unreliable production lines"

17:00-17:20 D. Spinellis and H.T. Papadopoulos, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece

"A simulated annealing approach for buffer allocation in reliable production lines"

17:20-17:40 E. Kyriakidis, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece

"Optimal preventive maintenance of a production system with buffer capacity"

17:40-18:00 C. Heavey, Univ. of Limerick, Ireland

"Optimization of production lines using genetic algorithms"

18:00-18:15 Coffee Break
18:15-18:35 L. Laios, Univ. of Piraues, Greece

"The outsourcing decisions in Greek Enterprises"

Chairman: Prof. S. Yeralan
18:35-18:55 M. Glykas and N. Litinas, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece

"Business processes restructuring:: A case study in the Chios Gum Mastic association"

18:55-19:15 S. Makris, Bellcore, USA

"Performance analysis of FCC-reportable service outage data: Methodology and results"

19:15-19:35 G. Tsiotras, Univ. of Macedonia, Greece

"Can quality assurance through ISO 9000 improve the performance of production lines? - The case of the Greek indudtry"

Chairman: Prof. H. Perros
19:35-19:55 K. Zografos, Athens Univ. of Economics, Greece

"Improving the efficiency of distribution system through the use of telematics technologies"

19:55-20:15 J. Darzentas, T. Spyrou and J.S. Darzentas, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece

"Intelligent Interaction Agents for Decision Support in Production Management"

21:00- Dinner at the hotel

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WEDNESDAY 21 MAY 1997

8:30-9:30 Managers from Sponsoring Companies Chairman: Prof. J. Darzentas
9:30-10:30 Closing of the workshop Chairman: Prof. M.E.J. O'Kelly
10:30-1730 Samos Tour

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THURSDAY 22 MAY 1997

Visit to Patmos

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