January 25, 2016


International peer-reviewed publications

Kerkhove, L. P., & Vanhoucke, M. (2017). A parallel multi-objective scatter search for optimising incentive contract design in projects. European Journal of Operational Research. (link)

Kerkhove, L. P., & Vanhoucke, M. (2017). Extensions of earned value management: Using the earned incentive metric to improve signal quality. International Journal of Project Management, 35(2), 148-168. (link)

Kerkhove, L. P. (2016). Improving decision making for incentivised and weather-sensitive projects (Doctoral dissertation, Ghent University). (link)

Kerkhove, L. P., & Vanhoucke, M. (2017). Optimised scheduling for weather sensitive offshore construction projects. Omega, 66, 58-78. (link)

Kerkhove, L.-P. and Vanhoucke, M. 2015, “Incentive contract design for projects: The owner’s perspective” Omega, Article in Press. (link)

Kerkhove, L.P. and Vanhoucke, M., 2014, “Scheduling of unrelated parallel machines with limited server availability on multiple production locations: a case study in knitted fabrics”, International Journal of Production Research, 52, 2630–265. (link)

Conference presentations and proceedings

Kerkhove L.-P., and Vanhoucke M. (2016, April). A quantitative approach to project incentive contracts. Presented at PMS 2016, Valencia, Spain.

Kerkhove L.-P., and Vanhoucke M. (2015, June). Comprehensive machine schedule optimisation as a tool for operational and strategic decision making. Prestented at INESCTEC, Porto, Portugal. (link)

Kerkhove L.-P., and Vanhoucke M. (2014, July). Strategic incentive contract design for projects. Presented at IFORS 2014, Barcelona, Spain.

Kerkhove L.-P., and Vanhoucke M. (2014, April). The behaviour of combined neighbourhoods for large scale multi-location parallel machine scheduling problems. Presented at PMS 2014, Münich, Germany. (link)

Kerkhove L.-P., and Vanhoucke M. (2013, December). The impact of multi-dimensional incentive contracts on strategy for project owners and subcontractors. Presented at EVM-Europe 2013, Ghent, Belgium. (link)

Kerkhove L.-P., and Vanhoucke M., (2013, July). Scheduling on multiple production locations: a case study in knitted fabrics. Presented at Euro2013, Rome, Italy. Abstract can be retrieved from (link)

Supervised dissertations

Jeroen Santens. (2015-2017). Designing incentive contracts for stochastic project environments.

Nathalie Van Roekeghem. (2014-2016). A study on the interaction between project planning and the periodicity of incentive payments.

Tom Driege. (2014-2016). The impact of periodic incentive payments on project scheduling.

Michiel Declerck. (2014-2016). The impact of concurrent engineering on project scheduling: A simulation study.

Gonneke Ruttens. (2014-2016). The application of inventory models for project control.

Thomas Carrolo and Mathieu Degrande. (2014-2016). The use of artificial intelligence techniques for project control.

Viktor Delerue. (2014-2016). The impact of periodic incentive payments on project control.

Jeroen De Lepeleer (2014-2016). Application areas of reliability engineering within dynamic scheduling.

Lise Van Den Abeele. (2013-2015). The implication of scarce means in a multi-project environment on the planning and control of projects.

Steffie Van Meulder. (2013-2016). The influence of changes in subcontractor objectives on the planning and execution of projects.

Kimberly Dhoore. (2013-2015). Planning and control of maintenance and repair activities for offshore wind parks.

Mick Van Den Eeckhout. (2013-2015). Control techniques for maintenance and repair activities for offshore wind parks.

Nelle Jodts. (2013-2015). Planning and controlling of flexible projects with incentive payments.

Astrid De Keyzer. (2013-2015). The impact of disruptions during the construction of offshore wind parks.

Pieter Saelens. (2013-2015). The optimisation of planning and control in situations of high contractual complexity: a case study in offshore wind.

Simon Ronse and Thomas Ossieur. (2013-2015). An empiric survey on the structure and objectives of incentive contracts in projects of Belgian companies.

Aaron De Witte. (2013-2015). Allocation of scarce resources in a multi-project environment: a game-theoretical analysis.

Dorien Van Steenberge. (2013-2015). Pareto optimisation of projects with multiple objectives.

Ruben De Schrijver. (2012-2014). A simulation model to study the impact of early information of design and redesign.

Sien De Neve. (2012-2014). The effects of using early information to increase activity overlap on project duration and redesign costs.

Joost Arnoudt and Giel-Jan Triest. (2012-2014). Early-stage cost estimation of offshore wind farm projects using Monte Carlo simulation.

Livine Maerschalck. (2012-2014). Project control using earned value management: A case study.