ab 2010

  1. Z. Wu, M. Kolonko, and R. H. Möhring, "Stochastic Runtime Analysis of the Cross-Entropy Algorithm", IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 2017 accepted. DOI 10.1109/TEVC.2017.2667713

  2. Kirchoff, F. and M. Kolonko: "Modelling Delay Propagation in Railway Networks Using Closed Family of Distributions", to appear in Proceedings CASPT 2015, Rotterdam 2015.[pdf-file]

  3. Mock, St.: "Simulation von hoch polydispersen zufällig dichten Partikelpackungen unter Berücksichtigung der Agglomeration im Feinstkornbereich", Dissertation TU Clausthal, Clausthal 2015.[pdf-file]

  4. Kirchoff, F., Verspätungsfortpflanzung in Verkehrsnetzen - Modellierung und Berechnung mit abgeschlossenen Familien von Wahrscheinlichkeitsverteilungen , Dissertation TU Clausthal, Clausthal 2015.[pdf-file]

  5. Wu, Z: "Model-based heuristics for combinatorial optimization: a mathematical study of their asymptotic behavior", Doctoral Thesis TU Clausthal, Clausthal 2015.[pdf-file]

  6. F. Kirchhoff "Modelling Delay Propagation in Railway Networks", In: Operations Research Proceedings 2013, (2014), p. 237 - 242

  7. B. Görder and M. Kolonko, "Ranking and Selection: A New Sequential Bayesian Procedure for Use with Common Random Numbers",submitted, available on arXiv:1410.6782 [pdf-file]

  8. Wu, Z. and M. Kolonko, "Absorption in model-based search algorithms for combinatorial optimization", Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2014 IEEE Congress on ,(2014), p. 1744 - 1751 DOI 10.1109/CEC.2014.6900307

  9. Z. Wu, and M. Kolonko, "Asymptotic Properties of a Generalized Cross Entropy Optimization Algorithm" , IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 18(2014), 1-16, DOI 10.1109/TEVC.2014.2336882, [pdf-file]

  10. B. Görder: "Simulationsbasierte Optimierung mit statistischen Ranking- und Selektionsverfahren", Dissertation, Clausthal 2012.

  11. S. Raschdorf, M. Kolonko: "A comparison of data structures for the simulation of polydisperse particle packings", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 85 (2011), 625-639, DOI: 10.1002/nme.2988 [pdf-file]

  12. M. Kolonko, S. Raschdorf, D. Wäsch: "A hierarchical approach to simulate the packing density of particle mixtures on a computer", Granular Matter, Volume 12 (2010), Number 6, 629-643, DOI: 10.1007/s10035-010-0216-5 [pdf-file]

  13. S. Raschdorf: "Bestimmung der Raumausfüllung von Partikelmischungen - Modelle und Datenstrukturen für die Simulation durch Kugelpackungen", Dissertation, Clausthal 2010.


  1. Rainer Kiehne and Michael Kolonko: "Reducing Delays by Optimized Runway Assignment" in: "Airports: Performance, Risks, and Problems" Editors: Pierre B. Larauge and Martin E. Castille Nova Science Publishers, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60692-393-1 [pdf-file]

  2. M. Kolonko : "Stochastische Simulation - Grundlagen, Algorithmen und Anwendungen", Vieweg+Teubner Studium, 259 S., 2008, ISBN 978-3-8351-0217-0 
  3. D. Wäsch: "Elementare Kostenlandschaften in der kombinatorischen Optimierung: Strukturuntersuchungen und Anwendungen", Dissertation, Clausthal 2007.
  4. N. Bäuerle, O. Engelhardt-Funke and M. Kolonko : On the Waiting Time of Arriving Aircrafts and the Capacity of Airports with One or Two Runways   Europ. J. Operational Research, 177 (2007) 1180-1196. [pdf-file]
  5. M. Kolonko and D. Wäsch : Sequential Reservoir Sampling with a Non-Uniform Distribution. ACM Transactions of Mathematical Software (TOMS), 32 (2006), 257 - 273. [pdf-file]
  6. N. Bäuerle, O. Engelhardt-Funke and M. Kolonko : Routing of Airplanes to Two Runways: Monotonicity of  Optimal Controls, the Engineering an Informational Sciences, 18 (2004), 533-560.  [pdf-file]  
  7. O.Engelhardt-Funke and M. Kolonko : Analysing Stability and Investments in Railway Networks Using Advanced  Evolutionary Algorithms. International Transactions in Operational Research 11 (2004) 381-394. [pdf]
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  8. O. Engelhardt-Funke und M. Kolonko : Mathematische Optimierung in der Praxis - Genetisch Optimierte Fahrpläne und Kosten-Nutzen-Analysen für Verkehrsnetze, TU-Contact Zeitschrift der TU Clausthal, Nummer 10, p. 31-34, Media Consult Verlags GmbH, Goslar, 2002 [pdf]
  9. O. Engelhardt-Funke and M. Kolonko : Simulating Delays for Realistic Timetable-Optimization}, Operations Research Proceedings 2001, p 9-15, Springer Verlag, 2002.
  10. O.Engelhardt-Funke: "Modellierung und Steuerung von Störungen in Netzwerken mit einer Anwendung auf die Optimierung von Fahrplänen", Dissertation, Clausthal 2002.
  11. H. Behnke, M. Kolonko, U. Mertins and S. Schnitter : Optimization and Simulation: Sequential Packing of Flexible Objects Using Evolutionary Algorithms , Stochastic Algorithms: Foundations and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences 2264, p. 145-154, Springer Verlag, Berlin 2001   [ps.gz-file] [pdf]
  12. O. Engelhardt-Funke and M. Kolonko : Cost-benefit analysis for investments into railway networks using evolutionary optimization of time-tables} Proceedings of the 18th Dresden Conference on Traffic and Transportation Sciences, Dresden, Sept. 17- 18. 2001.
  13. O. Engelhardt-Funke and M. Kolonko : Cost-Benefit-Analysis of Investments into Railway Networks with Randomly Perturbed Operations, in Computer-Aided Scheduling of Public Transport (CASPT 2000), ed. S. Voß, J. R. Daduna, Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems 505, p.442 -459, Springer 2001. [ps.gz-file] [pdf]
  14. M. Kolonko : Cost-benefit analysis of investments into railway networks with evolutionary optimization, Proceedings of 9th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems 2000, June 13-15,2000, Braunschweig, Germany.
  15. O. Engelhardt-Funke and M. Kolonko : Optimal Time-Tables: Modelling Stochastic Pertubations. Proc. 7. International Workshop on Project Management and Scheduling (PMS 2000), Osnabrück, 2000, pp. 125-127.

1990 -1999

  1. M. Kolonko : Some New Results on Simulated Annealing Applied to the Job Shop Scheduling Problem. European J. of Operational Research, 113,123-136, 1999. [ps.gz-file]   [pdf]
  2. M. Kolonko und S. Voget : Multidimensional Optimization Using Fuzzy Genetic Algorithms J. of Heuristics, 4,221 -244, 1998. [ps.gz-file] [pdf]
  3. M. Kolonko und W.Fengler : Entwicklung von Fahrplänen unter mehrfacher Zielsetzung, Mehrkriterielle Optimierung mit evolutionären Algorithmen, Der Nahverkehr 11, 45-48, 1997.
  4. M. Kolonko und M. T. Tran : Convergence of Simulated Annealing with Feedback Temperature Schedules. Prob. in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, 11,279-304, 1997.(Corrected Version) [ps.gz-file]
  5. S. Voget und M.Kolonko : Multidimensional Optimization with Adaptive Genetic Algorithms, Fuzzy-Neuro-Systeme '97, Computational Intelligence, Proceedings in Artificial Intelligence 5, A. Grauel/W. Becker/F. Belli (Eds), Sankt Augustin, 1997, 68-75. [ps.gz-file]
  6. M. Kolonko : A Generalized Crossover Operation for Genetic Algorithms. Complex Systems 9 (1996), 177 - 193.
  7. M. Kolonko : A Piecewise Markovian Model for Simulated Annealing with Stochastic Cooling Schedules. Journal of Applied Probability 32 (1995), 649 - 658.
  8. D. Kadelka, M. Kolonko und S. Voget : Epistasis Variance in Genetic Algorithms. Hildesheimer Informatikbericht 18/94, Technical Report 1994.
  9. M. Kolonko : A Semi-Inhomogeneous Markov Model for Simulated Annealing. Hildesheimer Informatik Berichte 9/93, Technical Report 1993.
  10. M. Kolonko : Optimal Compactification of a Floorplan and its Relation to Other Optimization Problems - A Dynamic Programming Approach. ZOR - Methods and Models of Operations Research 37 (1993), 75 - 95.
  11. M. Kolonko : Modelling Simulated Annealing with History Dependent Cooling Schedules. Proceedings 18. Symposium über OR, Köln 1993.
  12. M. Kolonko : Generating Uniformly Distributetd Random Numbers Without Floating Point Operations. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences 6 (1992), 139-145.
  13. M. Kolonko und M.T. Tran : Monotonicity of Eigenvalues in Time-Reversible Markov Chains with Applications to Simulated Annealing. Hildesheimer Informatik Berichte 25/92, Technical Report 1992.
  14. M. Kolonko: The Optimal Placement of Rectangles as Dynamic Programming Problem. Proceedings Operations Research 90, Wien 1990.


  1. M. Kolonko : Generalized Lipschitz-Continuity of Integrals with Respect to a Parameter of the Integrating Probability Measure. optimization 18 (1987), 253 - 264.
  2. M. Kolonko und H. Benzing : Structured Policies for a Sequential Design Problem with General Distributions. Mathematics of Operations Research, 12 (1987), 60 - 71.
  3. M. Kolonko : A Note on a General Stopping Rule in Dynamic Programming with Finite Horizon. Statistics and Decisions 4 (1986), 379 - 387.
  4. M. Kolonko und H. Benzing : The Sequential Design of Bernoulli Experiments Including Switching Costs. Operations Research 33 (1985), 412 - 426.
  5. H. Benzing und M. Kolonko : Monotone Optimal Decision Rules and Their Computation. J. Optimization, Theory and Applications 49 (1986), 489 - 492.
  6. H. Benzing und M. Kolonko : On Monotone Optimal Decision Rules and the Stay-on-a-Winner Rule for the Two-Armed Bandit. Metrika 32 (1985), 395 - 407.
  7. M. Kolonko und H. Benzing : On the Existence of Monotone Optimal Decision Rules. In : Selected Topics in Operations Research and Mathematical Economics. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems 226, 369 - 371, Springer Verlag 1984.
  8. M. Kolonko und H. Benzing : Monotone Decision Rules for the Two-Armed Bandit. In : Selected Topics in Operations Research and Mathematical Economics. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems 226, 363 - 368, Springer Verlag 1984.
  9. M. Kolonko und H. Benzing : Der zweiarmige Bandit mit abhängigen Armen und die Stay-on-a-Winner Eigenschaft. Operations Research Proceedings 83, 492 - 494, Springer Verlag 1984.
  10. H. Benzing, K. Hinderer und M. Kolonko : On the k-Armed Bandit : Monotonicity of the Total Reward under an Arbitrary Prior Distribution. Math. Operationsforschung u. Statist., ser. optimization 15 (1984), 583 - 595.
  11. M. Kolonko : Regret-Abschätzung und Stopp-Entscheidung bei adaptiven Entscheidungsverfahren. Habilitationsschrift, Karlsruhe 1984.
  12. M. Kolonko : Uniform Bounds for a Dynamic Programming Model under Adaptive Control Using Exponentially Bounded Error Probabilities. In : Mathematical Learning Models - Theory and Applications. Lecture Notes in Statistics 20, Springer Verlag 1984.
  13. M. Kolonko : Bounds of the Regret Loss in Dynamic Programming under Adaptive Control. Zeitschrift für Operations Research 27 (1983), 17 - 37.
  14. M. Kolonko : The Adaptive Control of a Replacement Model with Unknown Distribution of Shocks. Operations Research Proceedings 1982, 470 - 475, Springer Verlag 1983.
  15. M. Kolonko : The Average-Optimal Adaptive Control of a Markov Renewal Model in Presence of an Unknown Parameter. Math. Operationsforschung u. Statist., ser. optimization 13 (1982), 567 - 591.
  16. M. Kolonko : Strongly Consistent Estimation in a Controlled Markov Renewal Model. J. Appl. Prob. 19 (1982), 532 - 545.
  17. M. Kolonko : The Strong Consistency of the Maximum Likelihood Estimator in a Controlled Markov Chain. Paper presented at the Workshop on Sequential Methods in Statistics, SFB 123, Heidelberg 1981.
  18. M. Kolonko : A Countable Markov Chain with Reward Structure - Continuity of the Average Reward. Preprint no. 415, SFB 72, Universität Bonn, Bonn 1980.
  19. M. Schäl und M. Kolonko : Optimal Control of Semi-Markov Chains under Uncertainty with Applications to Queueing Models. Prodeedings in Operations Research 9, 430 - 435, Physika-Verlag 1980.
  20. M. Kolonko : Dynamische Optimierung unter Unsicherheit in einem Semi-Markoff-Modell mit abzählbarem Zustandsraum. Dissertation, Bonn 1980.

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