Theoretical and Computational Research in Various Scheduling Models
Wu, Chin-Chia (editor)
Lin, Win-Chin (editor)
Nine manuscripts were published in this Special Issue on “Theoretical and Computational Research in Various Scheduling Models, 2021” of the MDPI Mathematics journal, covering a wide range of topics connected to the theory and applications of various scheduling models and their extensions/generalizations. These topics include a road network maintenance project, cost reduction of the subcontracted resources, a variant of the relocation problem, a network of activities with generally distributed durations through a Markov chain, idea on how to improve the return loading rate problem by integrating the sub-tour reversal approach with the method of the theory of constraints, an extended solution method for optimizing the bi-objective no-idle permutation flowshop scheduling problem, the burn-in (B/I) procedure, the Pareto-scheduling problem with two competing agents, and three preemptive Pareto-scheduling problems with two competing agents, among others. We hope that the book will be of interest to those working in the area of various scheduling problems and provide a bridge to facilitate the interaction between researchers and practitioners in scheduling questions. Although discrete mathematics is a common method to solve scheduling problems, the further development of this method is limited due to the lack of general principles, which poses a major challenge in this research field.
Keywordstwo-agent; Pareto-scheduling; late work; trade-off curve; polynomial time; scheduling; two agents; pareto frontier; approximation algorithms; unrelated parallel machine scheduling; simulated annealing; variable neighborhood descent; metaheuristic; production scheduling; production management; energy-efficiency; no-idle flowshop; metaheuristics; TOC; return loading rate; logistics; total transport distance; northwest China; stochastic makespan; markov activity network; phase-type distribution; resource-constrained scheduling; relocation problem; flow shop; resource recycling; heuristic algorithms; ant colony optimization; scheduling theory; operations research; subcontracted resources; scheduling on parallel machines; renewable and non-renewable resources; heuristic methods; linear project; linear scheduling method; equipment idleness; constraint programming; equipment combination and configuration
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022
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