Shuo-Yan Chou

Shuo-Yan Chou
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology · Department of Industrial Management

Ph.D.

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Maintenance scheduling is one of the most challenging issues of offshore wind system, because the maintenance decision may impact greatly to cost-effectiveness. The process of maintenance decision making is confronting with uncertainties, including economic, technical, safety and environmental uncertain that make conventional maintenance optimizati...
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Intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IFSs), including member and nonmember functions, have many applications in managing uncertain information. The similarity measures of IFSs proposed to represent the similarity between different types of sensitive fuzzy information. However, some existing similarity measures do not meet the axioms of similarity. Moreover,...
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An accurate method for building energy consumption prediction is important for building energy management systems. However, building energy consumption data often exhibits nonlinear and nonstationary patterns, which makes prediction more difficult. This study proposes a hybrid method of Random Forest (RF) and Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) based on...
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A building, a central location of human activities, is equipped with many devices that consume a lot of electricity. Therefore, predicting the energy consumption of a building is essential because it helps the building management to make better energy management policies. Thus, predicting energy consumption of a building is very important, and this...
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Maintenance cost contributes a large portion in total life-cycle cost of offshore wind systems and improves the efficiency of maintenance activities that has emerged as an effective solution in enhancing cost-effectiveness of offshore wind energy. This study proposes a mathematical model to determine the optimal maintenance schedules, by highlighti...
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Nowadays, numerous public buildings provide water dispensers to supply drinking water which causes more energy consumption. A typical water dispenser periodically heats and cools the water to ensure that hot, warm, and cold water are always available for the user. However, this mechanism is inefficient because the users do not request hot and cool...
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The provision of rice in sufficient quantities and affordable prices is the main objective of agricultural development. However, there are higher margins of inequality for traders in the rice supply chain, making farmers and consumers at a disadvantage. Previous research has overcome this problem by focusing on milling only in the rice milling indu...
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The growth of vehicle use in Indonesia continues to increase, which is in line with the population growth. The increase in the number of vehicles, mostly using fossil fuels, has an impact on increasing pollution. Transportation is the biggest contributor to pollution. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the livability of the transportation syste...
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The size of cities has been continuously increasing because of urbanization. The number of public and private transportation vehicles is rapidly increasing, thus resulting in traffic congestion, traffic accidents, and environmental pollution. Although major cities have undergone considerable development in terms of transportation infrastructure, pr...
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Renewable energy has been actively researched and developed in many countries to replace the conventional energy resources that come from fossil fuels. As social and environmental awareness of the renewable energy has grown, it is essential to address both quantitative factors and qualitative factors in determination of the optimal renewable energy...
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Intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IFSs), including member and nonmember functions, have many applications in managing uncertain information. The similarity measures of IFSs proposed to represent the similarity between different types of sensitive fuzzy information. However, some existing similarity measures do not meet the axioms of similarity. Moreover,...
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In recent decades, advantageous achievements of the technology have promoted the expansion of floating offshore wind energy to be one of the most promising renewable energy sources. Due to location characteristic and harsh weather conditions of the floating offshore wind farms, the operation and maintenance are hard–to–reach and the economic feasib...
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Energy plays a central part in economic development, yet alongside fossil fuels bring vast environmental impact. In recent years, renewable energy has gradually become a viable source for clean energy to alleviate and decouple with a negative connotation. Different types of renewable energy are not without trade-offs beyond costs and performance. M...
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Supplier selection and segmentation are crucial tasks of companies in order to reduce costs and increase the competitiveness of their goods. To handle uncertainty and dynamicity in the supplier segmentation problem, this research thus proposes a new dynamic generalized fuzzy multi-criteria group decision making (MCGDM) approach from the aspects of...
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Complex fuzzy theory has strong practical background in many important applications, especially in decision-making support systems. Recently, the Mamdani Complex Fuzzy Inference System (M-CFIS) has been introduced as an effective tool for handling events that are not restricted to only values of a given time point but also include all values within...
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Decision-making activities are prevalent in human life. Many methods have been developed to address real-world decision problems. In some practical situations, decision-makers prefer to provide their evaluations over a set of criteria and weights. However, in many real-world situations, problems include a lack of weight information for the times, c...
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Due to lack of indigenous conventional energy resources, renewable energy has become a potential alternative for Taiwan's future energy supply. Numerous studies have recently emerged on renewable issues in Taiwan. However, studies that specifically consider effects of various influential parameters on evaluation and selection of renewable energy so...
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The increase in healthcare expenditure always becomes an issue considered by the National Health Insurance (NHI) program in Taiwan. Accordingly, analyzing the root cause is a significant first step in dealing with this issue. This study hypothesized that the greying population in Taiwan is the main reason that devours a vast health care expenditure...
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Energy efficiency and conservation have become a concern as many issues raised up regarding the increase in energy usage. Besides lighting and HVAC, a conventional drinking water dispenser also consumes plenty of huge electric energy in a building. However, most of them are wasted in vain as the machine will constantly repeat boiling and cooling th...
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An accurate electricity load prediction is important to optimizing building electricity load performance. However, building electricity load prediction is complex due to many influencing factors. This study develops a hybrid algorithm that combines clustering approach, empirical mode decomposition, and support vector regression to develop a predict...
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One of the most critical impediments of developing offshore wind systems is the high maintenance cost that reduces the cost-effectiveness of projects. To increase the cost-effectiveness of offshore wind energy, an effective solution is to reduce the overall maintenance cost by improving the efficiency of maintenance activities. Although maintenance...
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This paper assesses the currently applied subsidies of Taiwan government through economic criteria, shows some deficiencies of the currently applied subsidies, and proposes more appropriate subsidies for solving the deficiencies of the currently applied subsidies. Currently, Taiwan government has been adopting Feed-in-tariff (FIT) subsidy and offer...
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This paper proposes an approach to analyze the economic feasibility of offshore wind energy under influences of government financial subsidies, dynamic weather conditions (including typhoon), taxation, expectation of investor, optimal maintenance schedule, generated electricity under real weather conditions, and benefits from reduction of CO2 emiss...
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The Bass model offers several successful applications in forecasting the diffusion process of new products. Due to its potential and flexibilities, the application of this model is not only limited now to forecasting, but also extends to other fields such as analyzing a supply chain's responses, optimizing production plans, and so forth. This study...
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Green supplier evaluation and selection plays a crucial role in the green supply chain management of any organization to reduce the purchasing cost of materials and increase the flexibility and quality of products. An interval neutrosophic set (INS)-which is a generalization of fuzzy sets, intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IFS) and neutrosophic sets (NS)-...
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This paper proposes approaches to determine the optimal maintenance schedules for offshore wind system such that maintenance cost is minimized. The proposed approaches aim to provide the optimal maintenance schedules for each component using a dynamic approach and for multiple components by proposing an algorithm to optimize grouping multiple maint...
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Advances in technology have promoted offshore wind energy being one of the most promising renewable energy sources. Offshore wind farms are usually positioned in an opened space far away from the seashore where the wind is strong enough to generate electricity effectively and reliably. However, due to location characteristic hard–to–reach, the oper...
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In supply chain management, supplier selection play an important role for companies. To select the appropriate suppliers, many qualitative and quantitative criteria need to be considered in the decision process. Therefore, supplier selection and evaluation can be considered as a multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) problem in vague environment. Al...
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Ranking fuzzy numbers is an important component in the decision-making process with the last few decades having seen a large number of ranking methods. Ezzati et al. (Expert Syst Appl 39:690–695, 2012) proposed a revised approach for ranking symmetric fuzzy numbers based on the magnitude concepts to overcome the shortcoming of Abbasbandy and Hajjar...
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Due to an inexhaustible nature, offshore wind energy has become a potential alternative for many countries to overcome the anthropogenic negative impacts on the environment of fossil fuels. Offshore wind farms are usually positioned in an opened space far away from the seashore where the wind is strong enough to generate electricity effectively and...
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We consider the problem of finding, in a simple polygon, from a starting point to a destination point, a piecewise path consisting of conic sections. By considering only one type of conic section, i.e., circular, elliptic, hyperbolic, or parabolic curves, we present an O(n) time algorithm for computing the path with the minimum number of conic sect...
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Due to the challenge of rising public awareness of environmental issues and governmental regulations, green supply chain management (SCM) has become an important issue for companies to gain environmental sustainability. Supplier selection is one of the key operational tasks necessary to construct a green SCM. To select the most suitable suppliers,...
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A better-performing project gains more subsequent businesses. Many organizations worldwide apply an earned value management (EVM) system to monitor and control their projects’ performance. However, a successful EVM application requires handling multiple interinfluenced criteria with feedback effects for decision-making and continuous improvements t...
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Due to Taiwan's limited energy resources, the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) in Taiwan has become one of the most important solutions for meeting future energy supply needs and ensuring environmental protection. A huge amount of researches about renewable energy sources has emerged recently in response to these issues. However, the amount o...
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The objective of this paper is to conduct an empirical study on the role of total quality management organisational culture (TQM OC) in enabling Taiwanese companies to achieve a high level of business excellence. TQM OC is defined by TQM artefacts (also called practices), TQM core values (which indicate management commitment, customer focus, focus...
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The theory of concurrent engineering is based on the concept that the different phases of a product lifecycle should be conducted concurrently and initiated as early as possible within the product creation process. Concurrent engineering is important in many industries, including automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, consumer goods and environmental...
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Determining the arithmetic operations of fuzzy numbers is a very important issue in fuzzy sets theory, decision process, data analysis, and applications. In 1985, Chen formulated the arithmetic operations between generalized fuzzy numbers by proposing the function principle. Since then, researchers have shown an increased interest in generalized fu...
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This research introduces an intelligent system for the quality assurance of Chinese medicine dispensing system using in Taiwan. A quality enhancing pharmacy dispensing system is made through the use of RFID techniques. The system may reduce the possibility of errors caused by human factors and ensure the quality for the Chinese pharmacy dispensing...
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The Bass model is a very successful parametric approach to forecast the diffusion process of new products. In recent years, applications of the Bass model have been extended to other operational research fields such as managing customer demands, controlling inventory levels, optimizing advertisement strategies, and so forth. This study attempts to...
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In this study, the effects of ambient illuminance and light source on participants’ reading performance and visual fatigue during a long reading task were investigated using three electronic paper displays. Reading on electronic paper displays was also compared with reading on paper. In Experiment 1, 100 participants performed a reading task where...
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The next generation of health promotion services should consider to retrieve the context data from the wireless sensor network that around user's current environment. The aim of this study was to apply the environmental sensorial data as input and to predict user requirement in the context through analyze the collected data. To do so, the study fol...
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This study attempts to develop an activity oriented persuasive platform for supporting the relative activities of health promotion on cross-platform devices. Our approach is to modeling users' context with a systematic framework developed by Activity Theory. Through the proposed human-centered approach, the study can therefore analyze user activiti...
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Purpose ‐ This study is an inquiry into practical solutions in the field of emergent disaster rescue methods and prevention management, and it focuses on planning, real-time rescue, and emergency management. This study is a conventional writing style. Thus, the purpose of this study is to offer methods for governor reducing disaster losses in terms...
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The rapid development of electrical and electronic equipment (EEEs) market in recent years creates both positive and negative impacts on the environment and human. In order to achieve the sustainable development, the most critically negative impact, i.e., waste EEEs (WEEEs) must be properly handled such as disposed, remanufactured, recycled to name...
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As rapid increasing of World-Wide Web technology, ontology and pervasive/ubiquitous concept become one of the most interesting parts recently. According to ubiquitous issue, activity modeling which has capability to provide proper context information of the user becomes important part of context awareness. In order to develop required services in i...
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Food fulfillment is one of the things that affect the stability of a country. The rapid population growth but not matched by the ability of food production will be a threat in the future, there is no balance between supply and demand. In 2011, there was rice shortage in East Java, which also resulted in the rice shortage at the national level, this...
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This paper establishes an approach to forecast air cargo demand related to terminal capacity expansion. To balance capacity and demand, it is required to forecast the future demand based on optimistic and pessimistic projections to decide when and how much, the airport should expand the capacity. System dynamics simulation model can provide reliabl...
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The rapid development of the electrical and electronic products (EEPs) market in recent years has created both positive and negative impacts on the environment and humans. In order to achieve sustainable development, the most critically negative impacts - i.e., waste EEP (WEEP) - must be properly handled, such as disposal, remanufacturing, recyclin...
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The development of health tourism nowadays has significantly increased. Medical tourism resources are not just about medical providers, but also related to accommodations, attractions or tourism activities, transportation, and restaurants that are available at the location of the medical provider. Therefore, customers need a methodology to help the...
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Ranking fuzzy numbers plays a very important role in the decision process, data analysis, and applications. The last few decades have seen a large number of methods investigated for ranking fuzzy numbers. The most commonly used approach for ranking fuzzy numbers is ranking indices based on the centroids of fuzzy numbers. However, there are some wea...
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The last few decades have seen a large number of methods for ranking fuzzy numbers; centroid-index based approaches are the most commonly used among them. However, there are some weaknesses associated with these centroid-indices. Therefore, this paper reviews several fuzzy numbers ranking methods based on centroid-indices and proposes a new centroi...
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Transportation is a key component of economic growth, however the increasing population nowadays cause traffic congestion becomes a challenging issue. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) with its technology progressivity had been a powerful solution to increase transportation efficiency. One promising option among ITS is Advanced Traveler In-f...
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Nickel-base superalloy is a special super heat resistant alloy developed by U.S in 1970s. It is mainly applied to turbine parts as well as high-temperature components. Nickel-base superalloys exhibit an excellent high strength, low thermal conductivity and creep resistance as well as work hardening. It is the most difficult to be machined with high...
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As prosperous in automobile and aerospace industries, the competition in machining industry is getting fierce. The requirements for product lie on not only the improvement of the quality, but also the processing speed. The Nickel based superalloy can maintain a very good strength under highly elevated temperature, so it is wildly applied to the com...