New PDF release: Complex Scheduling (GOR-Publications)

By Peter Brucker

ISBN-10: 3540254102

ISBN-13: 9783540254102

The publication is dedicated to structural matters, algorithms, and purposes of source allocation difficulties in venture administration. unique emphasis is given to a unifying framework during which a wide number of undertaking scheduling difficulties could be taken care of. these difficulties contain basic temporal constraints between undertaking actions, types of scarce assets, and a wide type of normal and nonregular target services starting from time-based and fiscal to source levelling services. the range of the types proposed permits masking many gains coming up in scheduling functions past the sphere of venture administration resembling non permanent construction making plans within the production or strategy industries.

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Mm }. During its processing job j occupies each of the machines in µj . Finally, precedence constraints may be given between certain jobs. This problem can be formulated as an RCPSP with r = m renewable resources and Rk = 1 for k = 1, . . , r. Furthermore, 1, if Mk ∈ µj 0, otherwise. 13 a feasible schedule with makespan Cmax = 7 for this instance is shown. It does not minimize the makespan since by processing job 1 together with job 4 we can get a schedule with Cmax = 6. 13: Feasible schedule for a multi-processor task problem ✷ Finally, multi-mode multi-processor task scheduling problems are a combination of problems with multi-processor tasks and multi-purpose machines.

Now we will show that it is already NP-complete to decide whether a feasible schedule with Cmax ≤ 2 exists. For this purpose we reduce the partition problem to the RCPSP. 1: A feasible schedule with Cmax ≤ 2 Given an instance of the partition problem with integers a1 , . . , an and the value b := 1 2 n ai , we define an instance of the RCPSP with a single resource with i=1 capacity R1 := b. Additionally, we have n activities with unit processing times pi = 1 and resource requirements ri1 := ai .

N with processing times pi , resource requirements rik and a set A of precedence relations i → j ∈ A. Thus, the input length of a binary encoding of an RCPSP instance is bounded by O(nr log z + |A|), where z denotes the largest number among the pi , rik - and Rk -values. In the corresponding decision problem we ask for a feasible schedule with Cmax ≤ y for a given threshold value y. A certificate is given by the n completion times C1 , . . , Cn , which is obviously polynomially bounded in the input size.

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