Applying circular coloring to open shop scheduling

Modarres, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2008

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. Publisher: Sharif University of Technology , 2008
  3. Abstract:
  4. In this paper, a new approach to formulate a class of scheduling problems is introduced, which can be applied to many other discrete problems with complicated structures. The concept of graph circular coloring is applied to develop a model for the special case of an open shop scheduling problem. In this problem, there are some independent jobs to be processed in a shop with dedicated renewable resources. Each job consists of several tasks with no precedence restriction. Each task is processed without preemption. The processing time of the tasks is given. Processing each task requires using some multiple specified types of resource, while no more than one task can use each resource, simultaneously. Some tasks can be shared by more than one job and the process may be repeated more than once. The objective is to develop a schedule which yields the minimal makespan length of all jobs, as well as the number of cycles. The model is first developed for cases when the processing time of each task is one unit and, then, it is generalized by relaxing this restriction. In both cases, a circular coloring formulation is shown in comparison with traditional formulation (single process execution) results in an improved makespan and also the required information regarding the optimum number of cycles to repeat the process. © Sharif University of Technology, October 2008
  5. Keywords:
  6. Engineering ; Natural sciences ; Complicated structures ; Number of cycles ; Open shop scheduling ; Open shop scheduling problem ; Processing time ; Renewable resource ; Scheduling problem ; Single process ; Scheduling ; color
  7. Source: Scientia Iranica ; Volume 15, Issue 5 , 2008 , Pages 652-660 ; 10263098 (ISSN)
  8. URL: http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_2918.html