Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

An integer programming (IP) model is proposed for integrated resource allocation and operation scheduling for a multiple job-agents system. Each agent handles a specific job-list in a bidirectional flowshop. For the individual agent scheduling problem, a formulation is proposed in continuous time domain and compared with an IP formulation in discrete time domain. Of particular interest is the formulation of the machine utilization function-- both in continuous time and discrete time. Fast heuristic methods are proposed with the relaxation of the machine capacity. For the integrated resource allocation and scheduling problem, a linear programming relaxation approach is applied to solve the global resource allocation and a fast heuristic method is applied to solve each scheduling subproblem. The proposed solution is compared experimentally with that from the integer programming solver by CPLEX.

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Business | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part C: Applications and Reviews

Volume

39

Issue

2

First Page

190

Last Page

200

ISSN

1094-6977

Identifier

10.1109/TSMCC.2008.2007500

Publisher

IEEE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSMCC.2008.2007500