Peer review of research proposals and articles is an essential element in R&D processes worldwide. Here we consider a problem which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been addressed until now: how to assign subsets of proposals to reviewers in scenarios where the reviewers supply their evaluations through ordinal ranking. The solution approach we… (More)
Peer review of research proposals and articles is an essential element in R&D processes worldwide. In most cases, each reviewer evaluates a small subset of the candidate proposals. The review board is then faced with the challenge of creating an overall " consensus " ranking on the basis of many partial rankings. In this paper we propose a branch-and-bound… (More)
This research investigates the traffic police routine patrol vehicle (RPV) assignment problem on an interurban road network through a series of integer linear programs. The traffic police RPV's main task, like other emergency services, is to handle calls-for-service. Emergency services allocation models are generally based on the shortest path algorithm… (More)
[This corrects the article on p. 49 in vol. 3, PMID: 25874193.].
BACKGROUND Burn victims experience immense physical and mental hardship during their process of rehabilitation and regaining functionality. We examined different objective burn-related factors as well as psychological ones, in the form of personality traits that may affect the rehabilitation process and its outcome. OBJECTIVE To assess the influence and… (More)
We study a generalized version of the minimum makespan jobshop problem in which multiple instances of each job are to be processed. The system starts with specified inventory levels in all buffers and finishes with some desired inventory levels of the buffers at the end of the planning horizon. A schedule that minimizes the completion time of all the… (More)