From one side, researchers are very clever and original in proposing yet-another scheduling solution, butdo provide neither satisfactory indications on their field of applicability nor experimental comparisons with alternative control modes.
On the other side, it is normal that
discouragement on the matter are pushing manufacturers and software
vendors towards considering traditional ways as
their best known approach for all the scheduling and control problems.
On the one hand, there is a strong need for the definition and assessment of good test cases, whichcan be shared among researchers to validate their own developed control systems. On the other hand, there is a strong need in industry for expiremental results directly relevant for their particular manufacturing area.
This website serves for this purpose: to publish and collect (with your support) good test cases which can have industrial relevance and cover all the different production configurations being present in the overall manufacturing area.