Publications

Dr. Ahmed Azab, P.Eng.

Chapters in Books

Salimpour, S., Viaux, S-C., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2020). A Clustering-Sequencing Approach for the Facility Layout Problem. In Manufacturing Systems: Recent Progress and Future Directions. Nova.

Allahyari, M. Z., & Azab, A. (2017). Facility Layout Problem for Cellular Manufacturing Systems. In Computational Optimization in Engineering: Paradigms and Applications (pp. 99-132). IntechOpen, London. https://doi.org/10.5772/67313

Azab, A., ElMaraghy, H. A., & Samy, S. N. (2009). Reconfiguring process plans: a new approach to minimize change. In Changeable and reconfigurable manufacturing systems (pp. 179-194). Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-067-8_10

Azab, A., Perusi, G., ElMaraghy, H. A., & Urbanic, J. (2007). Semi-generative macro-process planning for reconfigurable manufacturing. In Digital enterprise technology (pp. 251-258). Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-49864-5_29


Articles in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Amer, A., Azab, A., Azzouz, M. A., & Awad, A. S. (2021). A Stochastic Program for Siting and Sizing Fast Charging Stations and Small Wind Turbines in Urban Areas. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 12(2), 1217-1228. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2020.3039910

2020

Alcelay, M., Azab, A., Baki, F., Yavari, S., & Britt, J. (2020). Machine scheduling for multitask machining. Journal of Optimization in Industrial Engineering. https://doi.org/10.22094/joie.2020.1869865.1660

Amer, A., Azzouz, M. A., Azab, A., & Awad, A. S. (2020). Stochastic Planning for Optimal Allocation of Fast Charging Stations and Wind-Based DGs. IEEE Systems Journal. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2020.3012939

Bhale, S., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2020). Grouping and sequencing of machining operations for high-volume transfer lines. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 34(3), 211-244. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMTM.2020.107310

Vital Soto, A., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2020). A decision support system for the flexible job-shop scheduling problem with a bacterial foraging optimization algorithm. Journal of Manufacturing Systems.

2019

A. Abd, M., Al Rubeaai, S. F., Salimpour, S., & Azab, A. (2019). Evolutionary game theoretical approach for equilibrium of cross-border traffic. Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, 7(1), 1611-1626. https://doi.org/10.1080/21680566.2019.1670116

Naderi, B., Azab, A., & Borooshan, K. (2019). A realistic multi-manned five-sided mixed-model assembly line balancing and scheduling problem with moving workers and limited workspace. International Journal of Production Research, 57(3), 643-661. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2018.1476786

2018

Allahyari, M. Z., & Azab, A. (2018). Mathematical modeling and multi-start search simulated annealing for unequal-area facility layout problem. Expert Systems with Applications, 91, 46-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2017.07.049.

Chowdhury, N. T., Baki, M. F., & Azab, A. (2018). Dynamic Economic Lot-Sizing Problem: A new O(T) Algorithm for the Wagner-Whitin Model. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 117, 6-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2018.01.010

2017

Soto, A. V., Chowdhury, N. T., Allahyari, M. Z., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2017). Mathematical modeling and hybridized evolutionary LP local search method for lot-sizing with supplier selection, inventory shortage, and quantity discounts. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 109, 96-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2017.04.027

2016

Azab, A. (2016). Quadratic assignment problem mathematical modelling for process planning. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 29(5), 561-580. https://doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2015.1067922

2015

Naderi, B., & Azab, A. (2015). An improved model and novel simulated annealing for distributed job shop problems. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 81(1-4), 693-703. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-015-7080-8

Naderi, B., & Azab, A. (2015). Modeling and scheduling a flexible manufacturing cell with parallel processing capability. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 11, 18-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cirpj.2015.05.006

2014

Naderi, B., & Azab, A. (2014). Modeling and heuristics for scheduling of distributed job shops. Expert Systems with Applications, 41(17), 7754-7763. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2014.06.023

Ziout, A., Azab, A., & Atwan, M. (2014). A holistic approach for decision on selection of end-of-life products recovery options. Journal of Cleaner Production, 65, 497-516. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.10.001

2013

Azab, A., ElMaraghy, H., Nyhuis, P., Pachow-Frauenhofer, J., & Schmidt, M. (2013). Mechanics of change: A framework to reconfigure manufacturing systems. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 6(2), 110-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cirpj.2012.12.002

Roshanaei, V., Azab, A., & ElMaraghy, H. (2013). Mathematical modelling and a meta-heuristic for flexible job shop scheduling. International Journal of Production Research, 51(20), 6247-6274. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2013.827806

Ziout, A., Azab, A., Altarazi, S., & ElMaraghy, W. H. (2013). Multi-criteria decision support for sustainability assessment of manufacturing system reuse. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 6(1), 59-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cirpj.2012.10.006

2011

Azab, A., Ziout, A., & ElMaraghy, W. (2011). Modeling and optimization for disassembly planning. Jordan Journal
of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
, 5(1).

2009

ElMaraghy, H., Azab, A., Schuh, G., & Pulz, C. (2009). Managing variations in products, processes and manufacturing systems. CIRP annals, 58(1), 441-446. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cirp.2009.04.001

Mohib, A., Azab, A., & ElMaraghy, H. (2009). Feature-based hybrid inspection planning: A mathematical programming approach. International journal of computer integrated manufacturing, 22(1), 13-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/09511920802382368

2008

ElMaraghy, H., AlGeddawy, T., & Azab, A. (2008). Modelling evolution in manufacturing: A biological analogy. CIRP Annals, 57(1), 467-472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cirp.2008.03.136

2007

Azab, A., & ElMaraghy, H. (2007). Mathematical modeling for reconfigurable process planning. Cirp Annals, 56(1), 467-472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cirp.2007.05.112

Azab, A., & ElMaraghy, H. (2007). Sequential process planning: A hybrid optimal macro-level approach. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 26(3-4), 147-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2008.03.003

Cao, Y., ElMaraghy, H. A., & Azab, A. (2007). Reconfigurable control structure for robots in assembly. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 50(4), 419-439. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10846-007-9173-6

In Press:

Britt, J., Li, X., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2020). Stochastic Goal Programming and Metaheuristics for the Master Surgical Scheduling Problem. International Journal of Operations Research.


Articles in Refereed/Peer-Reviewed Conference, Symposia. Roundtable, Proceedings and Publications

2019

Salimpour, S., Viaux, S-C., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2016). A Clustering-Sequencing Approach to the Facility Layout Problem. University of Windsor, ICITL 2019: International Conference on Intelligent Transportation with Big Data

2018

Chowdhury, N. T., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2018). Multi-level Capacitated Lot-Sizing Problem with Setup Carryover, Backlogging, and Emission Control. 60th Annual Canadians Operational Research Society (CORS) Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2017

Shirvani, M. H., Amirsoleimani, N., Salimpour, S., & Azab, A. (2017). Multi-Criteria Task Scheduling in Distributed Systems based on Fuzzy TOPSIS. 2017 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE).

Vital Soto, A., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2017, June). A bacterial foraging algorithm for the Flexible Job shop Scheduling Problem. Second international forum of Mexican talent Innovation Match MX, Mexico City, Mexico.

Ziout, A., Azab, A., Biswas, N., Salah, B., & Alqahtani, M. (2017). Environmental performance of air conditioner remanufacturing. Second International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates: Outdoor Cooling Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities for the Hot Climates, Dubai, UAE.

2016

Chowdhury, N. T., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2016). Multi-level Capacitated Lot-sizing with backlogging and Environmental considerations. International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Detroit, USA.

Vital Soto, A., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2016). A Binary Integer Programming Model for The Job Shop Scheduling Problem. International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Detroit, USA.

2015

Allahyari, M. Z., & Azab, A. (2015). A Novel Bi-level Continuous Formulation for the Cellular Manufacturing System Facility Layout Problem. 9th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in
Manufacturing Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2015.06.017

Allahyari, M. Z., & Azab, A. (2015, June). Improved Bi-level Mathematical Programming and Heuristics for Cellular Manufacturing Facility Layout Problem. 10th ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2015-9273

Azab, A., & Naderi, B. (2015). Modeling the Problem of Production Scheduling for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems. 9th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2015.06.015

Ziout, A., & Azab, A. (2015). Industrial Product Service System: A Case Study from the Agriculture Sector. 9th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing
Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2015.06.013

2014

Azab, A., & Naderi, B. (2014, June, 12-13). A Variable Neighborhood Search Metaheuristic for Cellular Manufacturing with Multitasking Machine Tools. 2nd International Conference on Ramp-Up Management, Aachen, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2014.05.031

Azab, A., & Naderi, B. (2014, June, 12-13). Greedy heuristics for distributed job shop scheduling. 2nd International Conference on Ramp-Up Management, Aachen, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2014.05.025

Bhale, S., Baki, M. F., & Azab, A. (2014). Grouping and Sequencing of Machining Operations for High Volume Transfer Lines. 47th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Windsor, Canada. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2014.02.047

2013

Ziout, A., & Azab A. (2013). A Novel Hybridized TRIZ-based Design Approach for Concept Generation. TRIZ Future Conference 2013, Paris, France.

2012

Roshanaei, V., ElMaraghy, H., & Azab, A. (2012). Enhanced Mixed Integer Linear Programming for Flexible Job Shop
Scheduling Problem
. CIRP International Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CATS). Ann Arbor, USA.

Roshanaei, V., ElMaraghy, H., & Azab, A. (2012). Sequence-based MILP Modeling for Flexible Job Shop Scheduling. IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2012.

Seleim, A., Azab, A., & AlGeddawy, T. (2012). Simulation Methods for Changeable Manufacturing. 45th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Athens, Greece, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2012.07.032

Ziout, A., & Azab A. (2012). A Cladistics Approach to Classification of Joining and Fastening Methods. CIRP International Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CATS). Ann Arbor, USA.

2011

Azab, A., & Gomaa, A. (2011). Optimal Sequencing of Machining Operations for Changeable Manufacturing. International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV), Montreal, Canada.

ElMaraghy, H., AlGeddawy, T., Azab, A., & ElMaraghy, W. (2011). Change in Manufacturing- Research and Industrial Challenges. International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV), Montreal, Canada.

Nyhuis, P., ElMaraghy, H., Azab, A., & Pachow-Fraunhofer, J. (2011). A Control-based Approach to Modeling of Changeable Manufacturing. 44th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Madison, WI, USA.

2010

Azab, A., Ziout, A., & ElMaraghy, W. (2010). Modeling & Optimization for Disassembly Planning. Seventh Jordanian International Mechanical Engineering Conference (JIMEC7), Amman, Jordan.

2008

Azab, A., Badrous, S., & ElMaraghy, H. (2008, July). Comparative Analysis of Assembly Planning Approaches. CIRP International Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CATS).

2007

Azab, A., & ElMaraghy, H. (2007, February). Process Plans Reconfiguration Using QAP Mathematical Programming. International Digital Enterprise Technology (DET) Conference, Bath, UK.

ElMaraghy, H., Cao, Y., & Azab, A. (2007). Reconfigurable Control Structure for Robots in Assembly. CIRP International Conference on Assembly Systems (ISAS), Stuttgart, Germany.

ElMaraghy, H., Azab, A., & Minaker, B. (2007, July). Reconfigurable Optimal Control Design for Reconfigurable Robotic Manipulators. International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV), Toronto, Canada.

2006

Azab, A., Perusi, G., ElMaraghy, H., & Urbanic, J. (2006). Semi-Generative Macro-Process Planning for Reconfigurable Manufacturing. International Digital Enterprise Technology (DET) Conference, Setubal, Portugal.


Articles and/or Papers Presented (Posters Presented)

2019

Salimpour, S., & Azab, A. (2019, July). Solving the Dynamic Facility Layout Problem using Dynamic Programing. International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic

2018

Chowdhury, N. T., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2018). A Dantzig-Wolfe Decomposition and a Column Generation Approach for the Multi-level Capacitated Lot-Sizing Problem with Set-up Carryover and Emission Control.

Chowdhury, N. T., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2018). Multi-level Capacitated Lot-Sizing Problem with Setup Carryover, Backlogging, and Emission Control.

2017

Vital Soto, A., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2017). A bacterial foraging algorithm for the Flexible Job shop Scheduling Problem.

2016

Britt, J., Baki, M. F., & Azab, A. (2016). Stochastic Hierarchical Approach for Master Surgical Scheduling.

Chowdhury, N. T., Baki, M. F., & Azab, A., (2016). Multi-level Capacitated lot-sizing with Backlogging and Environmental Considerations.

Salimpour, S., Viaux, S-C., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2016). A Clustering-Sequencing Approach to the Facility Layout Problem.

Vital Soto, A., Azab, A., & Baki, M. F. (2016). A Binary Integer Programming Model for The Job Shop Scheduling Problem.

2015

Allahyari, M. Z., & Azab, A. (2015, June). Improved Bi-level Mathematical Programming and Heuristics for Cellular Manufacturing Facility Layout Problem. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2015-9273

Jagajodhy, S., Rahim, A., Allahyari, M. Z., & Azab, A. (2015). Staff Management of a Call Center Using System Analysis and Design. UWill Discover Undergraduate Research Conference.

2014

Allahyari, M. Z., & Azab, A. (2014). A Novel Bi-level Continuous Formulation for the Cellular Manufacturing System Facility Layout Problem. 9th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering.

Azab, A., & Naderi, B. (2014, June, 12-13). Greedy heuristics for distributed job shop scheduling. International Conference on Ramp-Up Management, Aachen, Germany.

Naderi, B., & Azab, A. (2014, June, 12-13). A Variable Neighborhood Search Metaheuristic for Cellular Manufacturing with Multitasking Machine Tools. International Conference on Ramp-Up Management, Aachen, Germany.

Naderi, B., & Azab, A. (2014). Production scheduling for reconfigurable manufacturing systems: Mathematical model and algorithms. 9th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering.

Ziout, A., & Azab, A. (2014). Industrial Product Service: A Case Study From Agriculture Sector. 9th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering.

2013

Azab, A., Ziout, A., Nawaz, K., Allahyari, M. Z., & Palas, J. (2013, March). Process & Layout Design Improvement for Ramstar Inc. FedDev ARC Program & Ramstar.

2011

Azab, A., & Gomaa, A. (2011, October). Optimal Operations Sequencing of Machining Operations for Changeable Manufacturing. International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production, Montreal, Canada.

Hanafy, M., & ElMaraghy, H. (2011, June). Products Features Dependency Inference using Bayesian Networks for New Product
Design
. 44th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Madison, WI, USA.

Nyhuis, P., ElMaraghy, H., Azab, A., & Pachow-Fraunhofer, J. (2011). A Control-based Approach to Modeling of Changeable Manufacturing. 44th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Madison, WI, USA.

2009

Azab, A. (2009). Mathematical Programming for Process Planning. CORS/INFORMS.

2008

Azab, A., Badrous, S., & ElMaraghy, H. (2008, July). Comparative Analysis of Assembly Planning Approaches. CIRP International Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems, Toronto, Canada.

Azab, A., & ElMaraghy, H. (2008). Managing Manufacturing System Complexity due to Variation of Evolving Parts/Products Families. STC O Sceintific Technical Committee meeting at the 58th CIRP General Assembly

2007

Azab, A., & ElMaraghy, H. (2007, August, 4). Mathematical Modeling for Reconfigurable Process Planning. CIRP General Assembly, Dresden, Germany.

Azab, A., & ElMaraghy, H. (2007, February). Process Plans Reconfiguration Using QAP Mathematical Programming. International Digital Enterprise Technology (DET) Conference, Bath, UK.

ElMaraghy, H., Azab, A., & AlGeddawy, T. (2007). Co-Evolving systems/ products Species: Inspiration from Biology and Application in Controlling Evolving/ Reconfigurable Robots. Production System Evolution (SPECIES). STCO working group meeting at the 57th CIRP General Assembly.

ElMaraghy, H., Azab, A., & Minaker, B. (2007, July). Reconfigurable Optimal Control Design for Reconfigurable Robotic Manipulators. International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV), Toronto, Canada.