Dynamic Warehouse Environments for Crane Stacking and Scheduling

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Dynamic optimization is of high practical relevance for many production and logistics processes. Often however, in research, the dynamics are neglected and an algorithm or optimization is presented for a static decision scenario. The effects that occur with implementing decisions one by one in a dynamic environment subject to other dynamic events have not received as much attention as static problem scenarios. We think this is in part due to the increased complexity of describing a dynamic environment and parameterizing it in a meaningful way. In this publication we present three dynamic environments in the context of warehouse logistics where manipulation occurs by gantry cranes. Our scenarios are heavily inspired by real-world steel logistics operations. We provide free open source implementations of these dynamic environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1461-1470
Number of pages10
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event3rd International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing, ISM 2021 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 19 Nov 202121 Nov 2021


  • dynamic optimization
  • gantry crane
  • scheduling
  • simulation
  • stacking
  • steel industry


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