• Salimifard, K., Bigharaz, S. (2019). A Network-Based Solution for the Fair Student-to-School Allocation, Int. J. of Management and Decision Making (IJMDM), [Accepted for publication].

  • Salimifard K., Mohamadi D., Moghdani R, Abbasizad, A. (2019). Green Parallel Machine Scheduling with Sequence-Dependent Setup in the Plastic Moulding Industry. Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019.

  • Salimifard K., Demir, E., Mohammadi D, Bigharaz S. (2019).The Multi-Depot Pollution Routing Problem.”Working Paper to be submitted in Dec. 2019”.

  • Jingpeng L., Salimifard K., Mohammadi D, Moghdani R, (2019). A Multi Objective Volleyball Premier League (MOVPL) Algorithm for Green Scheduling Splitting Jobs on Identical Parallel Machines with Sequence Dependent Time and Waste.”Working Paper to be submitted in Jun. 2019”.

  • Salimifard, K., Saadatmand, S. (2019). A Multi-+Objective Genetic Algorithm for Clinic Scheduling with Cancelation and Walk-In Patients, European Journal of Operational Research (under revision)

  • Salimifard, K., Nakhaei, M., Zare, Z., Moghdani, R. (2019). Developing a Multi-Objective Meta-Heuristic Algorithm to Select Work Model and Staff Scheduling in Petrochemical Companies, Journal of Industrial Management, 10 (4), 551-574. DOI: 10.22059/IMJ.2018.263727.1007476

  • Moghdani, R., Salimifard, K., Demir, E., Benyettou, A. (2019). Multi-Objective Volleyball Premier League Algorithm, Computer & Industrial Engineering, [under review].

  • Salimifard, K., Bigharaz, S. (2019). The Multi-Commodity Network Flow Problem: State of the Art Classification, Applications and Solution Methods, Operations Research, [under review].

  • Moghdani, R., Salimifard, K. (2018). Volleyball Premier League Algorithm, Applied Soft Computing, 64, 161-185.

  • Vali, M., Salimifard, K. (2017). A Novel Metaheuristic Method for Solving Quadratic Assignment Problem, European Journal of Operational Research (submitted)

  • Vali, M., Salimifard, K. (2017). A Constraint Programming Approach for Solving Multiple Traveling Salesman Problem, ModRef/CP2017, Australia.

  • Salimifard, K., Ghasemiyeh, R., Pasban, E. (2017). Vertical Balancing in Multi-Sided Assembly Lines Using Simulated Annealing Algorithm, Journal of Production and Operations Management, 8 (1), 21-44. (in Persian)

  • Vali, M., Salimifard, K. (2017). A Constraint Programming Approach for Solving Multiple Traveling Salesman Problem, submitted to CP2017, Australia.

  • Peykam, A., Salimifard, K. (2016). A Framework for Analysis of Inter-Organizational Factors Affecting on the Security of Information Systems using FAHP Approach, Journal of Information Technology Management Studies, 4 (16), 147-176.

  • Salimifard, K., Ghasemiyeh, R., Dastranj, M. (2016). A Novel Integrated Approach for the Machinery and Equipment Selection Problem, Journal of Production and Operations Management, 7 (2), 21-44. (in Persian)

  • Salimifard, K., Heidari, E, Moradi, Z., Moghdani, R. (2016). Selecting Optimal Portfolio Using Multi-Objective Extended Markowitz Model and Harmony Search Algorithm, Journal of Financial Research, 18 (3), 483-504. (in Persian)

  • Salimifard, K., Ghasemiyeh, R., Pasban, E. (2016). Balancing Assembly Line with Multi-Manned Stations Using Tabu Search Algorithm, International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Production Management, 26 (3), 355-370. (in Persian)

  • Salimifard, K., Moghdani, R. (2016). Solving Optimization Problems Using Lingo Software, PGU Publications. (Book in Persian)

  • Javanmardy, M., Salimifard, K., Jamali, G. (2015). Measuring the Importance of Operational Criteria for Blood Inventory Management, International Journal of Scientific Management and Development, Vol.3 (12), 659-663.

  • Shahbandarzadeh, H., Salimifard, K., Kabgani, M.H. (2015). Facilitation of Banking Trading Using Location Models for ATMs (Case Study: Mellat Bank Branches in Bushehr City), Journal of Development and Evolution Management, 6 (21), 69-81. (in Persian)

  • Shahbandarzadeh, H., Salimifard, K., Moghdani, R. (2015). Application of Monte Carlo Simulation in Assessing the Risk Factors of Information Technology Projects, Journal of Information Technology Management Studies, 3 (11), 77-95. (in Persian)

  • Keshtkar, L., Salimifard, K., Faghih, N. (2015). A simulation optimization approach for resource allocation in an emergency department, QScience Connect, Vol. 2015 1, 8. DOI: 10.5339/connect.2015.8

  • Salimifard, K. (2014). A green routing problem: optimizing CO2 emissions and costs from a bi-fuel vehicle fleet, International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, Vol. 6, No. 1, 27-57. DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2014.059623

  • Salimifard, K., Keshtkar, L., Moradi, M. (2014). Improving Emergency Department Performance Using Simulation, Hospital Quarterly, 13(3): 9–15.

  • Salimifard, K., Mohamadi Zanjirani, D., & Keshtkar, L. (2014). Using Simulation to Improve Hospital Resource Management, Megatrend Revija, Vol. 2, No. 3, 229-238.

  • Salimifard, K., Hosseini, S.Y., Moradi, M.S. (2014). Improving Emergency Department Processes Using Computer Simulation, Journal of Health Administration. 17 (55) :62-72

  • Yusefi Dehbidi, S., Salimifard, K., Abdollahzadeh, A. (2014). Evaluating the effective components on dimensions of quality in service organizations (A Fuzzy AHP Approach), Asian Journal of Research in Marketing, Vol. 3, No. 1, February 2014, pp.169-182.

  • Salimifard, K., Mohammadi, D., Abbaszadeh, A. (2014), A Novel Mathematical Modeling for Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem, International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), May 20~23, San Antonio, USA.

  • Salimifard, K., Hosseini, S. Y., & Moradi, M. S. (2013). Improving Emergency Department Processes Using Coloured Petri Nets. In PNSE+ ModPE (pp. 335-349).

  • Salimifard, K., Jamali, G., Babaeezadeh, S. (2013). University Course Timetabling Using Hyper-heuristics based on Graph Coloring. Journal of Industrial Management. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Mostafaee Dowlatabad, K. (2013), Using Stochastic Goal Programming in Water Resource Management, Journal of Water and Soil. Vol. 27 (2), 282-291. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Babaeezadeh, S. (2013), A Mathematical Integer Model to Sub-Problems of University Course Timetabling, Industrial Management Perspective Journal, Shahid Beheshti University Press. [in Persian]

  • Bahrainizadeh, M., Salimifard, K., Zamani, Z., Zamani, E. (2013). A Conceptual Model of Factors Affecting Tourists Satisfaction, 2nd International Conference on Management, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Qom, Iran, 12-13 September.

  • Salimifard, K., Vakili, E. (2013). Hotel Yield Management Using Monte Carlo Simulation, 2nd International Conference on Management, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Qom, Iran, 12-13 September.

  • Shahbandarzadeh, H. Salimifard, K., Saeedi, F., Developing a Framework to Identify the Factors Affecting the Measurement of Organization Readiness for Business Process Reengineering Implementation an Exploratory Factor Analysis Method (EFA), International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management Vol No.1, Issue No.6, Page no.1-16.

  • Salimifard, K., Ansari, M. (2013) Modeling and Simulation of Urban Traffic Signals, International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, 3 (2), 172-175. DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2013.V3.261

  • Salimifard, K., Shahbandarzadeh, H., Siavashi, R. (2013). Location Optimizing Police Stations Location Using Integrated Non-Linear Mathematical Modeling and VIKOR Decision Method, Sixth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 5-7 May, Tehran, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Kabgani, M.H. (2013), Hasanzadeh, F. Improving Customer Services Using Simulation, Sixth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 5-7 May, Tehran, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Siavashi, R. (2013). A Mathematical Model for Police Force Deployment to Stadiums, Sixth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 5-7 May, Tehran, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Shahbandarzadeh, H., Raeesi, R. (2012). Green Transportation and the Role of Operation Research, International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol. 26, p74.

  • Salimifard, K., Morovati Sharifabad, M., Babaeezadeh, S. (2012), A Decision Support System for University Course Timetabling: A Case of Persian Gulf University, Journal of Information Technology Management, University of Tehran Press. [in Persian]

  • Hosseini, S.Y., Salimifard, K., Yadollahi, S. (2012), On the Effects of Organizational Culture on E-Learning Readiness- An Iranian Experience, International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 3(3), 42-52, July-September.

  • Shahbandarzadeh, H., Salimifard, K., Ghorbanpour, A. (2012), A Mixed Model of ISM and FANP for Identification and Ranking Factors Affecting Supply Chain, Journal of Executive Management, Vol. 8 (4). [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Jooybar, S. (2012), Closeness Coefficient in Fuzzy TOPSIS Algorithms, Journal of Management and Progress. 18 (50), 377-404. [in Persian]

  • Shahbandarzadeh, H., Salimifard, K. (2012), Moghdani, R. Application of Monte Carlo simulation in Assessment of European Call Options, Iranian Journal of Management Studies. 1 (6), 9-27.

  • Salimifard, K., Jamali, G., Behbahaninezhad, S. (2012). Resolving Resource Conflicts in a Ship Repair Project, International Journal of Modeling and Optimization. 2(5), 630-633. DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2012.V2.195

  • Salimifard, K., Daryanavard, A. (2012). An Integer Programming Solution for Maritime Merchant, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Dastranj, M. (2012). An Introduction to AMPL Software Suit, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Yousefi, S. (2012). Using Shortest Path Algorithm in Solving Nurse Scheduling Problem: A Case of BFZ Hospital, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Jamali, G., Farajzadeh Bardji, S. (2012). Determining Cash Charge Level in ATMs Using Monte Carlo Simulation, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Feshangsaz, O. (2012). Optimizing Social Security Investigator Visits to Urban Businesses, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Kabootari, J., Ashaari, F. (2012). Using TOPSIS and Set Covering in ATM Location Problems, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Shakeri, S. (2012). Ant Colony Optimization: Methodology and Business Applications, , Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Movahednezhad, E. (2012). Modelling Cargo Demands in Port of Bushehr: An Application of System Dynamics, , Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Shakeri, S., Kabootari, J. (2012). An Overview and New Classification of Ant Colony Algorithms, , Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Abbaszadeh, M.A., Ghorbanpur, A. (2011). Interpretive Structural Modeling of Critical Success Factors in Banking Process Re-engineering, International Review of Business Research Papers, 2 (6), 95-103.

  • Amini, A., Salimifard, K., Moghdani, R. (2011), Modelling Business Intelligent Key Factors in Banking Industry, 4th International Conference on Operations Research, April 18-19, Rasht, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Moghdani, R. Salimifard, K., Shabandarzadeh, H. (2011). IT Project Risk Evaluation Using BSC: A Mixed ANP and DEMATEL Approach, 4th International Conference on Operations Research, April 18-19, Rasht, Iran. [in Persian]

  • Shahabi Kargar, Z., Salimifard, K. (2011). A Genetic Algorithm Solution to a Nurse Scheduling Problem, Proceedings of CSOR, Kuwait.

  • Salimifard, K., Behbahanizadeh, S. (2010). Analyzing Emergency Department Using Queuing Petri Nets, International Conference on Operations Research, Munich, Germany, June.

  • Salimifard, K., Ebrahimi, M., Abbaszadeh, M. (2010). Investigating Critical Success Factors in ERP Implementation Projects, IEEE- ICAMS, Chengdu, China.

  • Salimifard, K., Babaeezadeh, S. (2010). University Course Timetabling Using Graph Colouring Heuristics, 24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-14.

  • Salimifard, K., Abbaszadeh, M., Ghorbanpur, A. (2010). Interpretive Structural Modeling of Critical Success Factors in Banking Process Re-engineering, 12th International Business Research Conference, Dubai, UAE, April 8-9.

  • Salimifard, K. (2010). A What-Why Approach to Pattern Identification, ITRCP National Conference, Bushehr, Iran, February 23rd. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Abbasi, M., Charsetad, P. (2010). Implementation of Single Window: A Prerequisite for e-Commerce, Sixth International Conference on Information and Telecommunication Management, Tehran, Iran, February 24th. (Best Paper Award) [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Alaee, S. (2009). Component-based Simulation of Business Processes Using Java, OR2009 National Conference, Babolsar, Iran, May 20-21. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Mohamadi Zanjirani, D., Shahabi Kargar, Z. (2009). An Overview on Nurse Scheduling Problem, OR2009 National Conference, Babolsar, Iran, May 20-21. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K. (2008). Analysing Obstacles in Adapting e-Commerce, Third National Conference on Knowledge-based Development, Bushehr, Iran, May 12-13. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Hosseini, S. Y., Mousavi, S. A. (2006). Knowledge Management and Its Perspective in Iran, Second National Conference on Knowledge-based Development, Bushehr, Iran, December. [in Persian]

  • Hosseini, S. Y., Salimifard, K., Mousavi, S. A. (2006). Challenges of Human Science Paradigms, Second National Conference on Knowledge-based Development, Bushehr, Iran, December. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K., Kohansal, K. (2006). Internet: a Tool for SME’s Success, First Iranian Industrial Management Conference, Tehran, Iran, April. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K. (2006). Managing Knowledge People in Knowledge Era, First Iranian Industrial Management Conference, Tehran, Iran, April. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K. (2005). A Petri Net-based Approach to Process Improvement, Fourth International Industrial Engineering Conference, Tehran, Iran, November. [in Persian]

  • Salimifard, K. (2004), Component-based Modelling of Organisational Resources Using Coloured Petri Nets, Proceedings of ICEIS 2004, 577-580 Portugal, April 7 – 11.

  • Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2003). Case-based Analysis of Workflow, EURO/INFORMS, 4-10 July, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2002). Modelling and Performance Analysis of Workflow Management Systems Using Timed Hierarchical Coloured Petri Nets, Proceedings of ICEIS 2002, Vol. 2, pp. 843-846, 3-6 April. Ciudad Real, Spain.

  • Salimifard, K. Wright, M. (2002). Compositional Modelling of Workflow Processes, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Volume 2510, Springer Verlag, October, 289-296.

  • Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2002). Component-based Modelling of Organisational Processes and Resources Using Coloured Petri Nets, CPN2002, 28-30 August, Aarhus, Denmark.

  • Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2001). Petri Net-Based Modelling of Workflow Systems: An Overview, European Journal of Operational Research, 134 (3), 218-230. DOI:10.1016/S0377-2217(00)00292-7

  • Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2001). MORaD-net: Visual Language for Modelling Business Processes, in Nikolai Krivulin (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Workshop "New Models of Business: Managerial Aspects and Enabling Technology", 28 - 29 June, St. Petersburg, Russia, pp. 213-222.

  • Salimifard, K. (2001). MORaD-net: Visual Language for Modelling Business Processes, ISS2001, 5-7 May, UMIST, Manchester, UK.

  • Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2001). A Visual Language for Modelling Business Processes, Business Process Concepts, Modelling and Evaluation, in OR43, 4-7 September, University of Bath, UK.

  • Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2000). Hierarchical Modelling of Human Resource Management in Workflow Systems, OR42, Swansea, Wales, 12-14 September.

  • Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2000). Using Coloured Petri Nets to Model the Human Resource Manager in Workflow Systems, ISS'2000, Manchester, UK, 20-21 May.


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