Aart van Harten

Prof. Dr. A. van Harten (In Memoriam)

Aart van Harten was a full time professor in Management Science and Logistics at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. He had a Ph.D. degree from the University of Utrecht (1975). Some of his main affiliations were assistant professor at the Free University of Amsterdam, associate professor at the University of Utrecht and Technological Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, U.S.A., head of a research and development group and member of the management team of DIV, the software development branch of Rijkswaterstaat combined with a part-time professorship at the Utrecht University. He was working at OMPL since 1988 with a group of more than 10 staff members and research assistants. He was leading several projects in co-operation with industry and was research director of the faculty Technology and Management concerning the Industrial Engineering programme Operations Management and Performance Control and the Management Studies programme Innovation Management. Prof. van Harten was one of the founders of the research school Beta. In this position, he has built up the University of Twente branch of Beta. In 2006, he was granted the title of Beta Fellow.


Prof van Harten passed away at the age of 57 years old on December 13, 2006. With him, we loose a great man, who showed an incredible mental strength during his illness. His continual optimism combined with realism has made an indelible impression on all that have had the privilege to meet him.

 

Scientific Area

His interests included the applications of operations research and the use of quantitative methods in operations management. Some main topics were hierarchical decomposition methods for maintenance planning and production planning, efficient clustering of maintenance activities in view of set-up reduction, optimal strategies for product recovery management, (al)location problems in reverse logistics, large scale simulations of production and distribution systems, control structures for automised transport systems, dynamic job assignment and scheduling with look-ahead ( both for multi-modal transport and multiple machine systems), vehicle routing with time windows and stochastic travelling times due to  congestion, decision support for airline network development and arrival/departure banks at main hub-airports. Research results were intensively disseminated to industry and used extensively in the scientific education of students in the logistics management stream at the department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Twente, for which he had a first responsibility.

 

Indications of Scientific Activities

He was a member of the editorial board of Bedrijfskunde (Kluwer Journal on Management in Dutch) and several scientific (steering, advisory, reviewing) boards, a.o. NOBO (Dutch Organisation for Business Research), OLS (Underground Logistical Systems researchgroup), ECIM (Euregio Center for Integrated Manufacturing). He organised a number of international conferences and workshops. In terms of publications he generated the following output:
Intern. Scientific Publ.: >50
National Scientific Publ.: +/- 10
Professional Publ.: >25

Selection of publications

1 Van Harten, A., 1974, Singular perturbation problems for non-linear elliptic 2nd order equations, Math. Stud., vol 13, North-Holland, Amsterdam.

2 Van Harten, A., 1975, Singularly perturbed non-linear 2nd order elliptic boundary value problems, proefschrift, R.U.U.

3 Van Harten, A., 1977, On an elliptic singular perturbation problem,Springer Lecture Notes, 564, Berlin.

4 Van Harten, A., 1978, Non-linear singular perturbation problems: proofs of correctness for formal approximations. J.M.A.A., vol. 65.

5 Van Harten, A., 1978, Singular perturbations for non-linear 2nd order ODE with non-linear B.C. of Neumann - or mixed type, J.M.A.A, vol. 65

6 Van Harten, A., 1979, Asymptotic approximations in magneto-hydrodynamic singular perturbation problems, Springer Lecture Notes, 711, Berlin

7 Van Harten, A., Schumacher, J.M., 1978, On a class of partial functional differential equations arising in feed-back control theory, Math. Stud., vol. 31, North-Holland, Amsterdam

8 Van Harten, A., Schumacher, J.M., 1978, Feed-back control of systems with distributed parameters using a finite number of observators and control inputs, INRIA Seminar Reviews.

9 Van Harten, A., Schumacher, J.M., 1980, Well-posedness of some evolution problems in the theory of automatic feed-back control for systems with distributed parameters, SIAM J. on Contr. and Opt., vol. 18

10 Van Harten, A., 1979, Feed-back control of singularly perturbed heating problems, Springer Lecture Notes, 711, Berlin.

11 Eckhaus, W., Van Harten, A., 1981, The inverse scattering transformation and solitons: an introduction, Math. Studies, vol. 50, North-Holland, Amsterdam (monograph), appeared also as a revised and a Chinese edition

12 Van Harten, A., Matkowsky, B.J., 1982, A new model in flame theory, SIAM J. on Appl. Math., vol. 42

13 Van Harten, A., 1981, An unusual bifurcation phenomenon arising in a singularly perturbed free surface problem in plasma physics, Math. and Math. Eng., vol. 6

14 Van Harten, A., 1981 Applications of singular perturbation techniques to combustion theory, Proceedings of the Oberwolfach Conference on Asymptotics, Springer Lecture Notes, 942, Berlin.

15 Kapila, A.K., Matkowsky, B.J., Van Harten, A., 1983, On asymptotic theory of deflagrations and detonations, Part I: steady solutions, SIAM J. of Appl. Math., vol 43.

16 Eckhaus, W., Van Harten, A., Peradzynski, Z., 1980, On the stability of a laser beam maintained plasma, Bulletin Ac. Pol. Sc., 28.

17 Eckhaus, W., Van Harten, A., Peradzynski, Z., 1985, A singularly perturbed free boundary problem describing a laser sustained plasma, SIAM J. on Appl. Math., vol. 45

18 Van Harten, A., Matkowsky, B.J., Kapila, A.K., 1984, Acoustic coupling of flames, SIAM J. on Appl. Math., vol. 44.

19 Van Harten, A., 1984, Singularly perturbed systems of diffusion type and feed-back control Automatica, vol. 1, (appeared also in: Proc. 280., ICSM, 1983).

20 Van Harten, A., 1986, On the spectral properties of a class of elliptic functional differential operators in feed-back control theory for diffusion processes. SIAM J. on Math., vol. 17.

21 Eckhaus, W., Van Harten, A., 1984, a: revised 2nd editon of (11) including some new material b: translation of (11) in chinese (trnsl. Huang Xunchey).

22 Van Harten, A., 1983, On the interaction of flames and sound, in: "Asymptotic Analysis II", Springer Lecture Notes, 985, Berlin.

23 Van Harten, A., Van Hassel, R.R., 1985, A quasi-linear, singular perturbation problem of hyperbolic type, SIAM J. on Math. An., vol. 16

24 Van Harten, A., Matkowsky, B.J., Kapila, A.K., 1983, Effects of sound impinging on a flame, Livermore/Northwestern Un./ Un. of Utrecht report, nr. 292

25 Brauner, C.M., Eckhaus, W., Garbey, M., Van Harten, A., 1984 On the transition layer along a free surface, Proc. Bail III Conf., Boole Press, Dublin, 1984.

26 Van Harten, A., Vader-Burger, E., 1986, Approximate Greenfunctions as a tool to prove correctness of a formal approximation in a model of competing and diffusing species, Pacific Journal of Math., vol. 125

27 Brauner, C.M., Eckhaus, W., Garbey, M., Van Harten, A., 1986, A non-linear, singular perturbation problem with some unusual features, A.M.S., Lect. in Appl. Math., vol. 23.

28 Brauner, C.M., Eckhaus, W., Garbey, M., Van Harten, A., 1987, Asymptotics of a rather unusual type in a free surface problem, SIAM J. on Math. An.

29 Van Hassel, R.R., Van Harten, A., 1985, Asymptotic analysis of the free boundary in singularly perturbed parabolic variational inequalities, J. of Math. An. & Appl.

30 Van Harten, A., 1985, Toepassing van wiskunde bij RWS, RWS report, SWA 85/182, en in DIVISIE.

31 Van Harten, A., 1987, Asymptotic analysis of the dynamic behaviour of a free boundary, RWS report, SWA, 86/157, Proceedings of the conference on Applications of Multiple Scaling in Mechanics, Masson, Paris.

32 Eckhaus, W., Van Harten, A., Peradzynski, Z., 1987, Plasma produced by a laser in a medium with convection and free surface satisfying a Hamilton-Jacobi equation, Physica D.

33 Van Harten, A., Vree, W., Karczewski, J., v.d. Hurk, J., 1987, Over een integrale benadering van informatieprocessen, RWS report,SWA 87/016, en in DIVISIE.

34 Van Harten, A., Waltmans, M.P.J.H., 1987, OR technieken voor de optimale reconstructie van wegen, RWS report, SWA 87/071, en in DIVISIE.

35 Van Harten, A., Waltmans, M.P.J.H., 1987, Een decision support system t.b.v meerjaren onderzoeks budgetplanning, RWS report, SWA 87/048.

36 Van Harten, A., 1989, Modellen passen bij het management, Universiteit Twente, Enschede, inaugurale rede.

37 Van Harten, A., Timmer, G.T., Waltmans, M.J.P.H., Van de Wolf, M., 1989, Linear and dynamic programming models for the optimal reconstruction of roads, RWS/ORTEC/UT-TBK report, OMST 90.03 en in Kwantitatieve Methoden, 1991.

38 Van Harten, A., Timmer, G.T., Waltmans, M.J.P.H., Van de Wolf, M., 1989, OR technieken voor de optimale reconstructie van wegen, RWS/ORTEC/UT-TBK report, OMST 90.01

39 Van Harten, A., 1989, Operationele Methoden en Systeem Theorie, "OMST and I",  BK Trends, Enschede

40 Franx, G.J., Van Harten, A., Timmer G.T., Waltmans, M.J.P.H., Van de Wolf, M., 1990, Kosten optimalisering voor de reconstructie van wegen m.b.v. Dynamisch Programmeren,  RWS/ORTEC/UT-TBK report, OMST 90.07

41 Van Harten, A., Jacobs, A., 1991, On a model-based DSS for control of a tidal basin, RWS/MI-RUU report, nr. 694

42 Van Harten, A., Worm, J.M., 1991, Beslissingsondersteuning bij de planning van wegenonderhoud, RWS/ UT-TBK report, OMST 91.13 (also in English 92.01)

43* Van Harten, A., 1991, On the validity of Ginzburg-Landau's equation, Journal of Nonlinear Science.

44 Van Harten, A., 1991, editor, NOBO-onderzoekdag Proceedings, 5e NOBO-onderzoekdag, Enschede, ISBN: 90-365-047-6.

45 Worm, J.M., Van Harten, A., 1992, Beslissingsondersteuning bij meerjarenplanning van wegenonderhoud, Doelmatige bedrijfsvoering, no. 9, ISSN: 0923-9154, pp. 4-9

46 Van Harten, A., 1992, Betere planning kan tot aanzienlijke besparingen op onderhoud leiden, ICIM Interface

47 Van Harten, A., 1992, Decision support for storm surge barrier control, Proceedings System Dynamics 1992 (ed. J.A.M. Vennix et al),  ISBN: 92-9129-001-7, pp. 237-247.

48 Van Harten, A., 1993, Time-scale decoupling for nearly nperiodic advection-diffusion equations. In: asymptotic and numerical methods for partial differential equations with critical parameters, Edited by Hans G. Kaper en Marc Garbey, vol. 384, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, ISBN: 0-7923-2061-1, pp. 21-39.

49 Bootsma, P.D., Van Harten, A., 1994, Predicting manpower requirements at KLM baggage handling.  Transportation science, pp. 1-19, ISSN: 0041-1655.

50 Doelman, A., Van Harten, A., 1995, editors, Non-linear dynamics and pattern formation in the natural environment, Longman Group Limited, Essex (UK), ISBN: 0-58227371-4.

51 Bootsma, P.D., Van Harten, A., 1995, Estimating demand for scheduled air transport in intra-European and intercontinental/European city-pair markets. KLM/UT-TBK report, OMST 95-5-1

52 Bootsma, P.D., Van Harten, A., 1995, Airline market share analysis. KLM/UT-TBK report, OMST 95-6-2

53 Bollerman, P., Van Harten, A., Schneider, G., 1995, On the justification of the Ginzburg-Landau approximation. In: Non-linear dynamics and pattern formation in the natural environment, Longman Group Limited, Harlow, Essex (UK), ISBN: 0-58227371-4,  ISSN: 0269-3674, pp. 20-36.

54 Braakman, E.J.M., Schuilenburg, D.J., Van Harten A., Papenhuijzen, J.P., 1995, Voedingsdiensten in zorginstellingen: tussen uitbesteden en zelf doen, Proceedings Cater Care '95.

55 Sanders, H., Schuur, P.C., Van Harten, A., 1995, Efficient heuristics for a bus garage location problem, DVM-NWH-FRAM/UT-TBK report, OMST 95-8-1, revised version to appear in Transportation Science

56 Van Harten, A., 1995, Modulated modulation equations, congresbijdrage, Proceedings of the IUTAM/ISIMM Symposium on Structure and Dynamics of Non-linear Waves in Fluids (Edited by A. Mielke and K. Kirchgassner), vol. 7, Hannover, ISBN: 981-02-2124, pp. 117-130.

57 Van der Zee, D.J., van Harten, A., Schuur, P.C., 1996, Dynamic job assignment heuristics for multi-server batch operations - a cost based approach, Proceedings Second Internal Conference on Computer Integrated Manufacturing in the Process Industries (editors: Jan. C. Fransoo, Werner G.M.M. Rutten) Eindhoven, pp. 558-572.

58 Van Harten, A., Worm, J.M., 1996, Model based decision support for planning of road maintenance. Reliability engineering and system safety, no. 51, ISSN: 0951-8320, pp.305-316.

59 Takac, P., Bollerman, P., Doelman, A., van Harten, A., Titi, E.S., 1996, Analyticity of essentially bounded solutions to semilinear parabolic systems and validity of the Ginzburg-Landau equation, SIAM Journal on Mathematical Mathematics, no. 846, ISSN: 0036-1399, pp. 424-448.

60 De Boer, R., Van Harten, A., Zijm, W.H.M., 1996, Scheduling multiprocessor tasks with precedence constraints, exclusion relations and release-and due dates, RoyalDutchNavy/UT-WB-TBK report, OMST 96-6-1

61 Bertrand, J.W.M., van Harten, A., van der Heijden, M.C., 1996, Evaluatie logistiek concept Delta 2000-8, ECT/BETA report, OMST 96-8-1

62 Krikke, H.R., Van Harten, A., Schuur, P.C., 1996, The role of a product recovery and disposal strategy in integrated chain management and reverse logistics, Proceedings Second Internal Conference on Computer Integrated Manufacturing in the Process Industries (editors: Jan. C. Fransoo, Werner G.M.M. Rutten) Eindhoven, pp. 313-327.

63 Van Dijkhuizen, G.C., Van Harten, A., 1997, Optimal clustering of frequency-constrained maintenance jobs with shared setups, European journal of operational research, 1997 (nr: 99), (pp. 552-564). ISSN 0377-2217.

64 Van der Zee, D.J., Van Harten, A., Schuur, P.C., 1997, Dynamic job assignment heuristics for multi-server batch operations - a cost based approach, International journal of production research, 35 (nr: 11), (pp. 3063-3093). ISSN 0020-7543.

65 Amaddeo, H.F., Nawijn, W.M., Van Harten, A., 1997, One-machine job-scheduling with non-constant capacity - minimizing weighted completion times, European journal of operational research, (nr: 102), (pp. 502-512). ISSN 0377-2217.

66 Van Harten, A., Braakman, E.J.M., Schuilenburg, D.J. Papenhuizen, J.P., 1997, Over uitbesteding van voedingsverzorging in de zorgsector In Handboek Management en Beleid van Ouderenzorg, 2500/2502, Samsom H.D. Tjeenk Willink b.v. ISBN: 90-6501-863-8, alpen a/d Rijn, pp. 2502-1-2502-25.

67 Krikke, H.R., Van Harten, A., Schuur, P.C., 1997, Recycling logistiek werkt productie uit verleden weg, UT-mediair.

68 Krikke, H.R., Van Harten, A., Schuur, P.C., 1997, Logistiek voor recycling kent eigen problematiek, Logistiek krant, jaargang 10, no. 6

69 Van Dijkhuizen, G.C., Van Harten, A., 1998, Two-stage generalized age replacement for a queue-like production system, European journal of operational research, 108 (nr: 2), (pp. 363-378). ISSN 0377-2217.

70* Krikke, H.R., Van Harten, A., Schuur, P.C., 1998, On a medium term product recovery and disposal strategy for durable assembly products, Int. J. Prod. Research, 36-1,pp.111-139.

71 Van Dijkhuizen, G.C., Van Harten, A., 1998, Two-stage maintenance of a production system with exponentially distributed on and off-periods, International transactions in operational research, 5 (nr: 1), (pp. 79-85). ISSN 0969-6016.

72 Knaapen, M.A.F., Hulscher, S.J.M.H., Vriend, H.J. de., & Harten, A. van., 1998, Behaviour of alternate bar patterns in rivers. Advances in Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Proceedings of  the 3rd International Conference on Hydro-Science and -Engineeering (ICHE) Volume III,  K.P Holz et al eds..(pp. 32-32). Cottbus/Berlijn, Duitsland. ISBN 0-937099-08-2, CD-ROM ISBN 0-937009-09-0
 
73 Ebben, M.J.R., Harten, A. van., & Schuur, P.C., 1998, Congestion-oriented decision support systems for vehicle routing, Proceedings ELA workshop 1998. P. van Laarhoven, (ed.). (pp. 43-59). Monchy St. Eloi, France. ISBN 3-9804583-6-9.

74 Van Harten, A., Bootsma, P.D. 1998, Airline flight schedule design, Proceedings Systems Science and Systems Engineering Conference ( ICSSSE'98)  (pp. 535-546). Beijing, China. ISBN 7-5023-2831-9.

75 Dijkhuizen, G.C. van. & Harten, A. van., 1998, Coordinated planning of preventive maintenance in multi-setup, multi-component systems. BETA/UT-TBK Working Paper PR-18. ISSN: 1386-9213. (conditionally accepted upon revision for Management Science)

76 Ebben, M., van Harten, A., van der Heijden, M.C., 1998, OLS simulatie: definitie van een objecklassen structuur op boventerminal nivo. CONNECT/UT-CPLOM report, OMST 98-3-1

77 Ebben, M., van Harten, A., van der Heijden, M.C., Gademann, N., 1998, OLS simulatie: logistieke performance dubbel buis variant afhankelijk van AGV inzet en systeembesturings type.
CONNECT/UT-CPLOM report, OMST 98-6-1

78 Ebben, M., van Harten, A., van der Heijden, M.C., 1998, OLS simulatie: vergelijking logistieke performance enkel buis variant met dubbel buis variant. CONNECT/UT-CPLOM report, OMST 98-7-1

79 Krikke, H.R., van Harten, A., Schuur, P.C., 1998, Mixed policies for recovery and disposal of durable consumer products. Journal of environmental engineering, 124 (nr: 4), (pp. 368-379). ISSN 0733-9372.

80 Sanders, H., Harten, A. van., & Heijden, M.C. van der., 1998, Logistiek en retourlogistiek bij Wehkamp. Tijdschrift voor inkoop en logistiek, 14 (nr: 7/8), (pp. 44-48). ISSN 0169-5304.

81 Krikke, H.R., Harten, A. van., & Schuur, P.C., 1999, Business case Océ: Reverse logistic network re-design for copiers. OR Spektrum, 21 (nr: 3), (pp. 381-409). ISSN 0171-6468.
 
82 Harten, A. van., & Bertrand, J.W.M., 1999, Logistiek in ketenperspectief: voorwoord, guest editors special issue Bedrijfskunde, 71 (nr: 2), (pp. 4-5). ISSN 0165-0971.

83 Harten, A. van., 1999 Over resultaat- en proceskarakterisering van ontwerpgericht bedrijfskundig onderzoek. Dilemma's in de bedrijfskundige wetenschap (pp. 122-140). Assen: Van Gorcum. ISBN 90-232-34146.

84 Ebben, M., van Harten, A., van der Heijden, M.C., 1999, OLS simulatie: analyse accumanagement en energiegebruik CONNECT/UT-CPLOM report, OMST 99-2-1

85 Ebben, M., van Harten, A., van der Heijden, M.C., 1999, OLS simulatie: analyse van de effecten van storingen. CONNECT/UT-CPLOM report, OMST 99-7-1      

86 Knaapen, M.A.F., Hulscher, S.J.M.H., Vriend, H.J. de., & Harten, A. van., 1999, Height and wave length of alternate bars in rivers: modelling vs. laboratory experiments. UT-CIT report 99W-008/MICS-004, 23 pp., (submitted to J. of Fl. Mech.).

87 Krikke, H.R., Harten, A. van., & Schuur, P.C., 1999. Van klant tot zand: retourlogistiek realiseert integrale supply chain. Bedrijfskunde, 71 (nr: 2), (pp. 41-51). ISSN 0165-0971.

88 Van Harten, A. van. Dijkhuizen, G.C. van. & Mars, J.G.M., 1999, On a number theoretic property of optimal maintenance grouping. BETA/TBK-UT report WP-45 (submitted to EJOR).

89 Krikke, H.R., Harten, A. van., & Schuur, P.C., 1999. Business case Roteb: recovery strategy for monitors. To appear in the special issue on Ecologically Conscious Manufacturing of Computers and Industrial Engineering

90 Krikke, H.R., Harten, A. van., & Schuur, P.C., 1999. Network design of a multi-echelon reverse logistic network. Submitted to EJOR, special issue on Product Recovery Management and Decision Making

91 Van Harten, A., 1999 Ondergronds Logistiek Systeem Schiphol, BETA berichten

92 Van der Zee, D.J., Van Harten, A., Schuur, P.C., 1999, On-line scheduling of multi-server batch operations, SOM research report 99A52, submitted to IIE-Transactions, special issue on Decentralised Control of Manufacturing Systems