A complete list of the publications by the staff of the Systems Engineering Laboratory (conference papers, etc.) can be found from the SoleCris data base

Scientific journal papers & PhD theses (JUFO):


·      Pietilä, J., A. Yli-Korpela, O. Timonen and E. Ikonen (2015) Monitoring and control of chip quality in chemical pulping. Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 30 (1), pp. 149-159. doi: 10.3183/NPPRJ-2015-30-01-p149-159.

·       Niva, L. E. Ikonen and J. Kovacs (2015). Plant wide control approach in a pilot CFB. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2015), 17-19 March 2015, Sevilla, Spain, pp. 411-416.


·      Ikonen, E., Selek, I., Kovacs, J. and M. Neuvonen (2014) Examination of operational optimization at Kemi district heating network. Thermal Science (accepted March 2014).

·       Hultgren, M., E. Ikonen and J. Kovács (2014) Oxidant control and air-oxy switching concepts for CFB furnace operation. Computers & Chemical Engineering 16, pp. 203-219.


·       Bene, J. (2013). Pump Schedule Optimization Tehcniques for Water Distribution Systems. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis C472. (PhD thesis)

·       Bene, J., I. Selek and Cs. Hös (2013). Comparison of deterministic and heuristic optimization solvers for water network scheduling problems.  Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. (accepted).

·       Ikonen, E., J. Kovacs and J. Ritvanen (2013). Circulating fluidized bed hot loop analysis, tuning and state-estimation.  International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, 9(9).

·       Selek, I., J. Bene and E. Ikonen (2013). Utilizing permutational symmetries by dynamic programming – Application for the optimal control of water distribution systems under water demand uncertainties.   International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, 9(8).


·      Tervaskanto, M, A. Yli-Korpela, S. Luukkainen, O. Timonen and E. Ikonen (2012). Identification and monitoring of failure pathways in a chemical pulping line.  Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal 27(3), pp. 568-576.

·       Ikonen, E., I. Selek and J. Bene (2012). Optimization of pumping schedules using the genealogical decision tree approach. Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 7 (1), 1-25.

·       Bene, J. and I. Selek (2012). Water network operational optimization: Utilizing symmetries in combinatorial problems by dynamic programming.  Periodica Politechnica Civil Engineering , 56(1), pp. 51-61. (link to article)

·       Bene, J. and Cs. Hős (2012). Finding least-cost pump schedules for resevoir filling with a variable speed pump.  Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 138(6), pp. 682–686. (link to article)

·       Selek, I., J. Bene and Cs. Hős (2012). Optimal (short-term) pump schedule detection for water distribution systems by neutral evolutionary search.  Applied Soft Computing 12(8), 2336-2351.


·       Hiltunen, J., E-P Heikkinen, J Jaako, J Ahola (2011). Pedagogical basis of DAS formalism in engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education, 36 (1) pp. 75-85.

      Honkanen, Seppo (2011) Tekniikan ylioppilaiden valmistumiseen johtavien opintopolkujen mallintaminen - perusteena lukiossa ja opiskelun alkuvaiheessa saavutettu opintomenestys. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis C376. (PhD thesis)


·       Bene, J., I. Selek, Cs. Hős (2010). Neutral search technique for short-term pump schedule optimization. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.136 (1), pp. 133-137.

·       Ikonen, E. and K. Leppäkoski (2010). Model-based multivariable control of a secondary air system using Markov chains. In P. Szentannai (Ed.) Power Plant Applications of Advanced Control Techniques (invited), ProcessEng, Vienna. ISBN978-3-902655-11-0.


·       Ikonen, E. and K. Najim (2009). Multiple model based control using finite controlled Markov chains. Cognitive Computation, 1 (3), pp. 234–243.

·       Ikonen, E., E. Gómez-Ramírez and K. Najim (2009). Process regulation via genealogical decision trees. Optimal Control Applications and Methods, 30 (2), pp. 121 – 133.  

·       Selek, István (2009) Novel evolutionary methods in engineering optimization – towards robustness and efficiency. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis D1023.

Last updated: 7.4.2015