Further advancements of nature-inspired processes (Simulated Annealing, Genetic Algorithms, Connectionist Models) for stochastic and dynamic problems as well as suitable parallelization of the methods for the application in distributed systems (e.g. Peer-to-Peer-/Multi-Agent Systems).
Vehicle Routing Problems
Consideration of more advanced vehicle routing models involving electric vehicles, autonomous drones (or droids), and stochastic travel times depending on time of day and weather in order to meet the customer specific time windows.
Revenue Management and Planning of Internal Processes
Dynamic Pricing of (classical and electronic) services and optimization of the resulting processes that might span multiple locations. (in particular for services with resource complementarities)
Modeling and optimization of processes across locations. Coordination is understood as game theory mechanism design for several autonomous players (men and/or software agents).
Optimization of reciprocal selection decisions in partner matching (e.g., job placement-, dating- or social-network platforms).