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Job Shop Scheduling with Unit Length Tasks: Bounds and Algorithms

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Job Shop Scheduling with Unit Length Tasks: Bounds and Algorithms
We consider the job shop scheduling problem unit−Jm, where each job is processed once on each of m given machines. Every job consists of a permutation of tasks for all machines. The execution of any task on its corresponding machine takes exactly one time unit. The objective is to minimize the overall completion time, called makespan. The contribution of this paper are the following results: (i) For any input instance of unit−Jm with d jobs, the makespan of an optimum schedule is at most m + o(m), for d = o(m1/2). This improves on the upper bound O(m + d) given in [LMR99] where O hides a constant equal to two as shown in [S98]. For d = 2 the upper bound is improved to m+⌈ √ m ⌉. (ii) There exist input instances of unit−Jm with d = 2 such that the makespan of an optimum schedule is at least m + ⌈ √ m ⌉, i.e., our upper bound for d = 2, see result (i), cannot be improved. (iii) We present a randomized on-line approximation algorithm for unit−Jm with the best known ap...
Juraj Hromkovic, Tobias Mömke, Kathleen Stein
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Year 2007
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Authors Juraj Hromkovic, Tobias Mömke, Kathleen Steinhöfel, Peter Widmayer
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