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A single-machine two-agent scheduling problem by GA approach. (English) Zbl 1246.90051
Summary: A single-machine two-agent scheduling problem with a truncation learning effect is being addressed in the study. The truncation learning effect means that the actual processing time of a job is a function of the sum of processing times of already scheduled jobs and a control parameter. The aim is to find an optimal schedule to minimize the total weighted completion time of jobs of the first agent under the circumstances that no tardy job is allowed for the second agent. A branch-and-bound and three heuristic-based genetic algorithms (GAs) are proposed to solve the problem. Also presented in the study are the computational results of all proposed algorithms.
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90B35Scheduling theory, deterministic