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Seminar C++ in Operations Management (R-Module)

Exam number: NEU ZU VERGEBEN

Semester: ab 2. Semester

Duration of the module: Ein Semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each winter semester

Prerequisites: Successful participation in the track module "C++ in Operations Management". Maximum 10 participants.

Applicability of module for other study programmes:

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder, Matthias Lech

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 45 h; self-study: 135 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 1

Methods and duration of examination:
Successful preparation of a seminar paper including an implementation of an optimization problem in C++ of 10-15 pages (and a 20-30 min. presentation of the results of the paper)

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Regeln die Bestimmungen des entsprechenden Studiengangs

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
This seminar deepens the knowledge in C++ and its application for problems occurring in operations management. Students will learn how to implement heuristic and metaheuristic optimization methods.

Contents of the module:
- Introduction to metaheuristics
- Implementation of metaheuristics in C++
- Application of metaheuristics to various combinatorial optimization problems

Teaching and learning methods:

Special features (e.g. percentage of online-work, practice, guest speaker, etc.):
Lecture notes and additional material are provided online.

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Bruce Eckel: Thinking in C++ M.
Gendreau, J.-V. Potvin: Handbook of Metaheuristics

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.