Multi-criteria Optimization of Workflow-Based Assembly Tasks in Manufacturing

Florian Holzinger, Andreas Beham

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Industrial manufacturing is currently amidst it's fourth great revolution, pushing towards the digital transformation of production processes. One key element of this transformation is the formalization and digitization of processes, creating an increased potential to monitor, understand and optimize existing processes. However, one major obstacle in this process is the increased diversification and specialisation, resulting in the dependency on multiple experts, which are rarely amalgamated in small to medium sized companies. To mitigate this issue, this paper presents a novel approach for multi-criteria optimization of workflow-based assembly tasks in manufacturing by combining a workflow modeling framework and the HeuristicLab optimization framework. For this endeavour, a new generic problem definition is implemented in HeuristicLab, enabling the optimization of arbitrary workflows represented with the modeling framework. The resulting Pareto front of the multi-criteria optimization provides the decision makers a set of optimal workflows from which they can choose to optimally fit the current demands. The advantages of the herein presented approach are highlighted with a real world use case from an ongoing research project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2022 - 18th International Conference, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsRoberto Moreno-Díaz, Franz Pichler, Alexis Quesada-Arencibia
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783031253119
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13789 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


  • Assembly task optimization
  • Decision making
  • Multi-objective optimization


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