Lecturer: | T. Nieberg |

Class Hours: | Tuesdays 10:15-11:45 |

Room: | Gerhard-Konow-Hörsaal (in the Arithmeum building, Lennéstr. 2) |

The term scheduling represents the assignment of resources over time to perform some tasks, jobs or activities. Feasible schedules are compared with respect to a given optimality criterion. Mostly, the optimization problem is combinatorial and very complex. From a computational point of view these problems are hard (NP-hard) and the classical techniques fail in practice. Therefore, an optimal solution is often approximated. The following topics will be discussed:

- Classification of scheduling models
- Single-machine models
- Parallel-machines models
- Open shop, flow shop and job shop models
- Timetabling
- Transportation
- On-line models

- Pinedo, Michael L: Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services; Series: Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, 2005, With CD-ROM., Hardcover, ISBN: 0-387-22198-0
- Brucker, Peter: Scheduling Algorithms 4th ed., 2004, Springer Verlag Berlin, Hardcover, ISBN: 3-540-20524-1
- Pinedo, Michael L: Scheduling: Theory, Algorithms, and Systems; 2nd ed., 2002, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-028138-7