Simulation-based optimization approach for PI networks

Christian Haider, Alexander Kinast, Stefanie Kritzinger, Erik Pitzer, Michael Affenzeller

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The Physical Internet (PI) aims to connect single logistic networks to develop an open and global transportation network for shipping physical goods from its starting point to its destination. This creates big challenges: through the openness and size of the network, multiple objectives and many restrictions have to be considered. This paper proposes a new simulation-based optimization method for modeling and optimizing these problems. It is shown how the optimization is used to evaluate solution candidates for the problem and how the simulation is used to evaluate the quality of the candidates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC 2018)
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIPIC 2018 - Groningen/NL, Netherlands
Duration: 17 Jun 201822 Jun 2018


ConferenceIPIC 2018
Internet address


  • Simulation-based optimization
  • HeuristicLab
  • Easy2Sim
  • Physical Internet
  • PI


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