The Complexity of Single Machine Scheduling with Two Distinct Deadlines and Identical Decreasing Rates of Processing Times
The makespan problem on a single machine for a set of tasks with two distinct deadlines and identical decreasing rates of processing times is considered in this paper. Ho et al.  have proposed a model of a task system in which the processing time of a task decreases with its starting time. When the decreasing rate is identical, the computational complexity of the makespan problem with two distinct deadlines is posed as an open problem. In this paper we show that the problem is NP-complete. It follows that both the corresponding flow time problem and maximum lateness problem are also NP-complete.
Computers and Mathematics With Applications
Cheng, T. C. E. and DING, Qing.
The Complexity of Single Machine Scheduling with Two Distinct Deadlines and Identical Decreasing Rates of Processing Times. (1998). Computers and Mathematics With Applications. 35, (12), 95-100. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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