The Center for Advanced Process Optimization at University of Pannonia is dedicated to involve and bring together universities, research centers, industry partners, startups and implement joint projects. Infocommunications includes the systematic mapping of industry demands, developing new algorithms in the field of optimization, testing and piloting research results in industry or enterprise environment, filling technology knowledge gaps, introducing prototypes of new information technology solutions. Our aim is to connect the most promising research results to a professional industrial development environment.

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1. Syndrome-decoding of multiprocessor systems

The task is to analyze the reports of the processors testing each other, where measured results are given which are called syndromes. We get the sets of most probably live or rather idle processors as result. Application: Software which analyzes a system with torus-topology processor.

The nature of the network is represented by the figure below, where syndromes, diagnosis and reasoning rules will be the input, the output and the elements of the network.

2. Designing of safety systems

When designing safety systems the task is to design cost optimal system, where sensors, actuators, reliability- and system requirements are given. As a result we get the most reliable system with given and fixed cost, or the cheapest one by given reliability values.

As the network interpretation of the task we have measured signals on the input, we define actuator signals on the output, and the elements of the network will be sensors, actuators and signal processing tools.

3. Optimizing freight organization

In the course of optimizing freight organization the goal is to determine the path and the load balance of the transporting vehicles, where the transporting task, maps and the available fleet is given. As a result we get optimal freight plans considering the entire fleet. For such tasks a practical example is to deliver daily paper for four shire. If the packets to be transported, the packets are delivered and the transport itself with up- and downloading activities are considered as input, output and the elements of the network, then the entire task can be defined as a network problem.

  • 9.3% reduction in the total mileage
  • 7.7% reduction in the total cost
  • 6.7% reduction in the CO2 emission (approx. -42 t/yr)

4. Vehicle maintenance schedule

Considering vehicle maintenance scheduling the task is to determine the maintenance times of each vehicles by given timetables, states, and reliabilities of them. Considering the vehicles and the freights as input and output, we are up against a network problem of which has the round fulfill and maintenance as elements. As a result we get the optimized schedule of the fleet’s maintenance. Application: scheduling daily maintenance because of unexpected failure of public buses.

5. Resource assignment

Resource assignment tasks define the method how to assign given tasks to given resources such way that executing these jobs has to be optimized under time, cost, etc. The tasks’ scheduling and resource requirements, as well as the availability and costs of resources are well known. As a result we get the optimal task-resource assignment.

Application: scheduling of subcontractor in building industry investment. If resources, tasks and realizing the tasks are considered as input, output and network elements, then the entire issue is a network problem.

6. Synthesis of reaction-mechanisms

Synthesys of reaction-mechanisms means that the goal is to realize chemical reactions’ possible reactions as a synthesis problem. Elemental and resultant reactions are given, and the network aspect comes from the input, output and network elements are respectively initial materials, products and elemental reaction-steps.

As a result we get the set or subset of the possible reactionpaths which build up the resultant reaction.

Application: Fischer-Tropsch synthesis:

11 CO + 19 H2=CH4 + 7 H2O + 2 CO2 + 2 C2H6 + 2 C2H4

7. Synthesis of metabolic networks

In the course of Synthesys of metabolic networks the task is algorithmically examination of reaction networks of introcell processes, where metabolic reagents, metabolic products and reaction steps are given. As a result we get the entire set of metabolic networks resulting the given process.

8. Optimization of interbank transactions

Optimization of interbank transactions means that we want to take the corresponding sum available on different accounts such that the loss has to be minimalized. Knowing the transaction costs and interests the result is a cost optimal transaction plan. The network aspect comes from the actual balance, the desired balance and bank transactions as input, output and network elements.

9. Synthesis of business processes

Synthesis of business processes has a special purpose to reach a desired, optimized business goal by known preconditions and effects of actions. As a result we get the best and the n-best different processes considering a sort of parameter.

Application: Loadability examination of reservation processes in a travel company.