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MISTA 2017, Malaysia (29 Aug - 01 Sep 2017)

This conference series serves as a forum for an international community of researchers, practitioners and vendors on all aspects of multi-disciplinary scheduling. The aim is to bring together scheduling researchers and practitioners from all the disciplines that engage with scheduling research. In order to further promote interaction between researchers and practiioners we have set up a forum that you might like to contribute to. The forum currently has 19 posts. The latest topic is entitled On the eve of MISTA 2015. Or why not take a look at a random post.

We are currently planning the 2017 conference. It will take place in Malaysia and we will be able to let you know the final location in a few weeks.

The conference runs every two years (usually in August). The previous conferences are:

The next conference will be in Malaysia (29 Aug - 01 Sep 2017)

Each conference publishes two types of papers (full papers and abstracts). Both types of submissions are fully refereed by our international program committee but the abstracts tend to receive a lighter review as they are typically shorter, reporting work in progress, maybe do not have results to include at the time of writing.

The MISTA conference series has been assigned an ISSN, which you might want to use when citing papers/abstracts published in the proceedings. The ISSN number is ISSN 2305-249X. The 2003 proceedings also has an ISBN number (ISBN-10: 0954582101 or ISBN-13: 978-0954582104).

All accepted submissions, whether a full paper or an abstract has the opportunity to submit a paper to a special issue of The Journal of Scheduling. In 2003 (Nottingham) we produced our own post volume of selected paper, with the help and assistance of Springer. In 2005 (New York), a guest edited special issue of Annals of Operations Research served as an outlet for the selcted paper. Since 2007 (Paris) The Journal of Scheduling has been the journal that has been associated with the conference. So, in 2007 (Paris), 2009 (Dublin) and 2011 (Arizona), these conferences had a special issue of The Journal of Scheduling associated with the conference.

We are very keen to promote the conference to the wider community and would be very interested in discussing how the conference could be used to promote scheduling products, consultancy services, books, new innovations etc. This can either be one through sponsorship or by registering as a conference delegate. As an industrial delegate you pay the same rate as an academic delegate and you do not have to submit a paper/abstract and we would be very open to assigning you a timeslot in which to give talk on your company, products, problems that you face etc. If this is of interest, please get in touch.

Below are just some of the disciplines that are of interest to the conference delegates, although the list is by no means exhaustive. For some of the topics, we have provided links to give you extra information.


Disciplines Covered

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Mathematics
  • Operational Research

Scope of Conference

  • Agent Based Scheduling
  • Algorithmics
  • Applications
  • Automated Reasoning
  • Batch Scheduling
  • Commercial Packages
  • Complexity of Scheduling Problems
  • Constraint Logic Programming
  • Delivery Scheduling
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Heuristic Search
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Large Scale Scheduling
  • Local Search
  • Machine Scheduling
  • Meta-heuristic Search
  • Multi-processor Scheduling
  • Process Scheduling
  • Production Scheduling
  • Real World Scheduling
  • Real-Time Scheduling
  • Rostering
  • Rule-Based Expert Systems
  • Shop-Floor Scheduling
  • Sports Scheduling
  • Theoretical Scheduling
  • Timetabling
  • Transport Scheduling
  • Vehicle Routing