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Operator non-availability periods

Operator non-availability periods

Brauner, N., Finke, G., Lehoux-Lebacque, V., Rapine, C., Kellerer, H., Potts, C. and Strusevich, V. (2009) Operator non-availability periods. 4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research, 7 (3). pp. 239-253. ISSN 1619-4500 (Print), 1614-2411 (Online) (doi:

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In the scheduling literature, the notion of machine non availability periods is well known, for instance for maintenance. In our case of planning chemical experiments, we have special periods (the week-ends, holidays, vacations) where the chemists are not available. However, human intervention by the chemists is required to handle the starting and termination of the experiments. This gives rise to a new type of scheduling problems, namely problems of finding schedules that respect the operator non availability periods. These problems are analyzed on a single machine with the makespan as criterion. Properties are described and performance ratios are given for list scheduling and other polynomial-time algorithms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: one-machine scheduling, operator non-availability, complexity, list algorithms, performance analysis
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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