Bin Packing with Rejection Revisited

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Bin Packing with Rejection Revisited
We consider the following generalization of bin packing. Each item is associated with a size bounded by 1, as well as a rejection cost, that an algorithm must pay if it chooses not to pack this item. The cost of an algorithm is the sum of all rejection costs of rejected items plus the number of unit sized bins used for packing all other items. We rst study the oine version of the problem and design an APTAS for it. This is a non-trivial generalization of the APTAS given by Fernandez de la Vega and Lueker for the standard bin packing problem. We further give an approximation algorithm of absolute approximation ratio 3 2 , this value is best possible unless P = NP. Finally, we study an online version of the problem. For the bounded space variant, where only a constant number of bins can be open simultaneously, we design a sequence an algorithms whose competitive ratios tend to the best possible asymptotic competitive ratio. We show that our algorithms have the same asymptotic competitive...
Leah Epstein
Added 08 Dec 2010
Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Leah Epstein
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