Claudio Arbib

Full Professor

Blocco Zero, Room 219


Born in Rome, 1958.

Present position: full professor of Operations Research since November 2000.

 1992: Associate professor of Operations Research at the University of L'Aquila

1987: PhD. in Computer and System Science from the University of Rome " Sapienza". Research assistant of Operations Research at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

1984: Research grant within an ESPRIT project on artificial intelligence

1983: Postgraduate degree in Automated Control and Computer Systems from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", best dissertation award

1982: Laurea degree with honors in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza"


From 2002 to 2008, in the board of the AIRO – Optimization and Decision Science (Italian Operational Research Society).

From 1990 to 2008, in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems.

From 2005 to 2010, one of the 10 members elected in the Scientific Committee of the CIRO – Centro Interuniversitario per la Ricerca Operativa (national Inter-university Center for Operational Research).

From 1993 to 2002, in the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Italian Operational Research Society.


From November 2014, athenaeum delegate for research at the University of L’Aquila.

In 2013, visiting professor at Bilkent University, Department of Industrial Engineering (Ankara, Turkey).

From December 2008, chair of the Department of Computer Science (Dipartimento di Informatica) at the University of L’Aquila.

From 2004 to November 2008, chair of the Laurea Degree in Computer Science (Consiglio di Corso di Laurea in Informatica) at the Faculty of Science, University of L’Aquila.

Team leader of national/international research projects by Italian National Research Council (CNR) and Italian Ministry of Education and University (MIUR) on telecommunications, transportation, integrated logistics and combinatorial algorithms. Principal investigator of the 2015 National Research Project 20153TXRX9 (ERC Sector PE1) “Scheduling cuts: new optimization models and algorithms for cutting, packing and nesting in manufacturing processes”.

Responsible of a research unit in an EC Cooperative Research Project on Cutting and Packing within the 6th Framework Programme.

Responsible of research units in EC Projects on Information and Communication Technologies within the 5th Framework Programme.

Participation as invited speaker and/or in the organizing/scientific committee of national and international conferences; in the program committee of AIRO 2017 (Sorrento, Italy), program Chair of AIRO 2002 (L’Aquila, Italy, September 2002), AIRO Winter 2005 (Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, January 2005), AIRO Winter 2007 (Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, February 2007), 5th ESICUP Meeting (L’Aquila, Italy, April 2008) ), AIRO Winter 2009 (Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, January 2009).

Referee of international journals, among others: Annals of Operations Research, Computers and Operations Research, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, European J. of Operational Research, IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, Information Processing Letters, Int. J. of Computer-Aided Engineering and Software, Int. J. of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Int. J. of Production Research, J. of Scheduling, Networks, Transportation Science.

With the Operations Research team of the University of L’Aquila ranked second for visibility and fourth for yield (resp. first and second in Europe) in the worldwide section of the Eighth Rothkopf Ranking of Universities’ Contributions to the INFORMS Practice Literature[1].

In the Scientific Advisory Board of Fondazione Università dell’Aquila and of the CapiTANK Consortium (Innovation Pole in Chemical-Pharma Technologies, POR FESR ABRUZZO 2007 – 2013,

[1]      Ronald D. Fricker Jr., Interfaces, Vol. 39, No. 6.

Selected publications (International Journals)

C. Arbib, F. Marinelli, "Maximum lateness minimization in one-dimensional bin packing". Omega Int. J. of Management Science 68 (2017) 76-84

C. Arbib, M. Servilio, P. Ventura, “An improved integer linear programming formulation for the closest 0-1 string problem”, Computers & Operations Research 80 (2017) 94-100

C. Arbib, F. Marinelli, P. Ventura, “One-dimensional cutting stock with a limited number of open stacks: Bounds and Solutions from a New Integer Linear Programming Model”, Int. Trans. on Operational Research 23, 1-2 (2016) 47-63

C. Arbib, G. Felici, M. Servilio, “Sorting common operations to minimize the number of tardy jobs”, Networks 64, 4 (2014) 306-320

C. Arbib, F. Marinelli, “On cutting stock with due dates”, Omega Int. J. of Management Science 46 (2014) 11-20

C. Arbib, C. Archetti, M. Servilio, M.G. Speranza, “The directed profitable location rural postman problem”, European J. of Operational Research 236, 3 (2014) 811-819, online (2013) with DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2013.07.018

C. Arbib, F. Marinelli, F. Pezzella, “An LP-based tabu search for batch scheduling in a cutting process with finite buffers”, Int. J. of Production Economics 136, 2 (2012) 287-296

C. Arbib, M. Labbé, M. Servilio, “Scheduling two chains of unit jobs on one machine: a polyhedral study”, Networks 58, 2 (2011) 103-113

A. Aloisio, C. Arbib, F. Marinelli, “Cutting stock with no three parts per pattern: work-in-process and pattern minimization”, Discrete Optimization 8 (2010) 315-332

A. Aloisio, C. Arbib, F. Marinelli, “On LP relaxations for the pattern minimization problem”, Networks 57, 3 (2009) 247-253

C. Arbib, F. Marinelli, “Exact and asymptotically exact solutions for a class of assortment problems”, INFORMS J. on Computing 21, 1 (2009) 13-25

C. Arbib, F. Marinelli, “An optimization model for trim loss minimization in an automotive glass plant”, European J. of Operational Research 183, 3 (2007) 1421-1432

C. Arbib, F. Marinelli, “Integrating process optimization and inventory planning in cutting-stock with skiving option: an optimization model and its application”, European J. of Operational Research 163, 3 (2005) 617-630

C. Arbib, M. Servilio, S. Smriglio, “A competitive scheduling problem and its relevance in UMTS channel assignment”, Networks 44, 2 (2004) 132-141

C. Arbib, F. Marinelli, "The lazy cook problem, or scheduling two parallel machines to minimize vehicle utilization", Int. J. of Flexible Manufacturing Systems 15, 4 (2003) 333-354

C. Arbib, F. Di Iorio, F. Marinelli, F. Rossi, "Cutting and reuse: an application from automotive component manufacturing", Operations Research 50, 6 (2002) 923-934.

C. Arbib, A. Caprara, "On the stability number of the edge intersection of two graphs", Information Processing Letters 83 (2002) 173-174

C. Arbib, R. Mosca, "On (P5, diamond)-free graphs", Discrete Mathematics 250 (2002) 1-22

C. Arbib, M. Flammini, "On the upper chromatic number of (v3,b2)-configurations", Discrete Applied Mathematics 120 (2002) 3-12

C. Arbib, C., A. Da Soghe, G. Iuliano, "Optimizing multi-chamber work cell management: an application to an AMOS wafer fab", IEEE Trans. on Semiconductor Manufacturing 14, 3 (2001) 1-8

C. Arbib, F. Rossi, "Optimal resource assignment through negotiation in a multi-agent manufacturing system", IIE Transactions 32 (2000) 963-974

C. Arbib, F. Rossi, "An optimization problem arising in the design of multiring systems", European J. of Operational Research 124, 1 (2000) 63-76

C. Arbib, M. Flammini, E. Nardelli, "How to survive while visiting a graph", Discrete Applied Mathematics 99 (2000) 279-293

C. Arbib, R. Mosca, "Polynomial algorithms for special cases of the balanced bipartite subgraph problem", J. of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing 30 (1999) 3-22

C. Arbib, D. Pacciarelli, S. Smriglio, "A three dimensional matching model for perishable production scheduling", Discrete Applied Mathematics 92 (1999) 1-15

Agnetis, A., C. Arbib, "Concurrent operations assignment and sequencing for particular assembly problems in flow lines", Annals of Operations Research 69 (1997) 1-31

Agnetis, A., C. Arbib, M. Lucertini, F. Nicolò, "Task assignment and sub-assembly scheduling in flexible assembly lines", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation 11, 1 (1995), 1-20

Arbib, C., M. Lucertini, F. Nicolò, "Workload balancing and part transfer minimization in flexible manufacturing systems", International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems 3, 1 (1991) 5-25

Arbib, C., M. Lucertini, F. Nicolò, "Optimization models for flexible manufacturing systems", Wissenshaftliche Zeitschrift 12, 2 (1988) 67-73

Arbib, C., G.F. Italiano, A. Panconesi, "Predicting deadlock in store-and-forward networks", Networks 20 (1990) 861-881.

Agnetis, A., C. Arbib, M. Lucertini, F. Nicolò, "Part routing in flexible assembly systems", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation 6, 6 (1990) 697-705

Arbib, C., "A polynomial characterization of some graph partitioning problems", Information Processing Letters 26 (1987/88) 223-230