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AGADE how individual guidance leads to group behaviour and how this can be simulated

Conference Proceeding
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Hoffmann, B., & Urquhart, N. B. (2014)
AGADE how individual guidance leads to group behaviour and how this can be simulated. In J. Muller, M. Weyrich, & A. Bazzan (Eds.), Multiagent System Technologies, (234-250). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11584-9_16
In this paper we will demonstrate how BDI agents can be used to model individuals as participants in social structures where they act as potential buyers in a simple mobile ph...

A real-world employee scheduling and routing application.

Conference Proceeding
Hart, E., Sim, K., & Urquhart, N. B. (2014)
A real-world employee scheduling and routing application. In C. Igel (Ed.), GECCO 2014 Proceedings of the Companion Publication of the 2014 Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, (1239-1242). https://doi.org/10.1145/2598394.2605447
We describe a hyper-heuristic application developed for a client to find quick, acceptable solutions to Workforce Schedul- ing and Routing problems. An interactive fitness fun...

Techniques for Auditing the ICT Carbon Footprint of an Organisation

Journal Article
Mouchet, C., Urquhart, N., & Kemmer, R. (2014)
Techniques for Auditing the ICT Carbon Footprint of an Organisation. International Journal of Green Computing, 5(1), 44-61. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijgc.2014010104
This article has presents an extensive survey of the state of the art in Green IT/S. The findings of the survey suggest that there is scope for a reliable carbon footprint aud...

Automated scheduling and planning; from theory to practice.

Book
(2013)
S. Etaner-Uyar, E. Ozcan, & N. B. Urquhart (Eds.), Automated scheduling and planning; from theory to practice. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39304-4

Incorporating emissions models within a multi-objective vehicle routing problem.

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. B., Scott, C., & Hart, E. (2013)
Incorporating emissions models within a multi-objective vehicle routing problem. In C. Blum (Ed.), GECCO'13 Companion: Proceeding of the fifteenth annual conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation, (193-194). https://doi.org/10.1145/2464576.2464663
The vehicle routing problem with time windows (VRPTW) has previously been investigated as a multi-objective problem. In this paper estimated carbon emissions is added as an ob...

Using graphical information systems to improve vehicle routing problem instances.

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. B., Scott, C., & Hart, E. (2013)
Using graphical information systems to improve vehicle routing problem instances. In C. Blum (Ed.), GECCO'13 Companion, (1097-1102). https://doi.org/10.1145/2464576.2466802
This paper makes the assertion that vehicle routing rearch has produced increasingly more powerful problem solvers, but has not increased the realism or compexity of typical p...

Planning and optimising organisational travel plans using an evolutionary algorithm.

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. B. (2011)
Planning and optimising organisational travel plans using an evolutionary algorithm. In C. Chio, A. Brabazon, G. A. Caro, R. Drechsler, M. Farooq, J. Grahl, …G. Squillero (Eds.), Applications of Evolutionary Computation, (464-470). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20520-0_47
Commuting to the workplace is a highly individualistic experience, especially where the private car is the chosen mode of transport. The costs of using cars with low occupancy...

State assignment for sequential circuits using multi-objective genetic algorithm

Journal Article
Al-Jassani, B. A., Urquhart, N. B., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2011)
State assignment for sequential circuits using multi-objective genetic algorithm. IET Computers and Digital Techniques, 5, 296-305. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-cdt.2010.0045
In this study, a new approach using a multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) is proposed to determine the optimal state assignment with less area and power dissipations for ...

Using an evolutionary algorithm to discover low CO2 tours within a Travelling Salesman Problem

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. B., Scott, C., & Hart, E. (2010)
Using an evolutionary algorithm to discover low CO2 tours within a Travelling Salesman Problem. In C. Chio, A. Brabazon, G. A. Di Caro, M. Ebner, M. Farooq, A. Fink, …N. Urquhart (Eds.), Applications of evolutionary computation : EvoApplications 2010: EvoCOMNET, EvoENVIRONMENT, EvoFIN, EvoMUSART, and EvoTRANSLOG, Istanbul, Turkey, April 7-9, 2010, Proceedings, Part II, (421-430). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12242-2_43
This paper examines the issues surrounding the effects of using vehicle emissions as the fitness criteria when solving routing problems using evolutionary techniques. The case...

Influence of topology and payload on CO2 optimised vehicle routing.

Conference Proceeding
Scott, C., Urquhart, N. B., & Hart, E. (2010)
Influence of topology and payload on CO2 optimised vehicle routing. In Applications of Evolutionary Computing, (141-150). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12242-2_15
This paper investigates the influence of gradient and payload correction factors used within a CO2 emission model on the solutions to shortest path and travelling salesman pro...
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Bus Passenger Analytics

2020 - 2020
Passengers using the Lothian Buses network may use a smart card (Ridacard) to pay for their journey, swiping the card on boarding a vehicle. Smart card journeys account for about 1/3rd of journeys mad...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £26,170

Caddie Charger

2014 - 2014
Focusing on the IT aspects of sound recognition and analysis. The product will be used to monitor the players  playing golf shots using a mixture of location, wi-fi and sounds technologies. Through us...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,950

BeeFound

2014 - 2014
A demonstrator has been created which showcases a ranking algorithm and availability matching. Currently discussions are ongoing regarding a follow on project.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

AvantGuarde

2014 - 2014
Workshop style sessions were held with Avant Garde, their work so far was reviewed and issues relating to performance were examined. We were able to make specific  suggestions to address a number of i...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Optimum order of deliveries within milk rounds

2013 - 2014
This project is being undertaken in collaboration  with McQueens Dairies. The principle aim is investigate the optimisation of drop-off points within milk rounds. The project will establish a suitable...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Esave Feasibility Study

2012 - 2012
This project undertook the following tasks: 1) An analysis of the existing work flow within the energy audit process used by esave on behalf of their clients. 2) The specification and design of a...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Tick2Ride Proof of Concept

2007 - 2008
The project looked at using optimisation techniques to plan business travel (i.e. journey sharing) and reduce its environmental impact. Both soft constraints (personal preferences) and hard const...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £102,836