Empirical analysis of procedures that schedule unit length jobs subject to precedence constraints forming in- and out-stars





This paper addresses the problem of scheduling unit length jobs subject to precedence constraints forming in- and out-stars. There are several different procedures that can be used to solve this problem and our aim in this paper is to compare these procedures empirically. We found that one algorithm that was thought to solve the problem optimally didn't do so for the general set of instances and that all procedures that we tested did not perform well if the number of stars in the instance was close but below the number of machines in the instance.

Author Biography

Samuel Tigistu Feder, Maastricht University

Master student in the field of Econometrics and Operations Research with the specialisation Operations Reserach


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