Optimal constructions of reversible digraphs.

*(English)*Zbl 0552.90047For a given project consisting of a set of activities linked together by precedence constraints, the network representation called event network or project network may contain a large number of dummy arcs. The problem of finding an event network with the minimum number of dummy activities for a given activity network is NP-hard. In this paper, the author concentrates on two operations on digraphs: arc subdivision and arc set splitting, and presents two algorithms which produce project networks with a number of dummy activities which is minimal in the class of all networks obtainable by applying these two operations. A similar approach, when applied to arbitrary digraphs, produces optimal reversible digraphs.

Reviewer: M.Guignard-Spielberg

##### MSC:

90B35 | Deterministic scheduling theory in operations research |

68R10 | Graph theory (including graph drawing) in computer science |

05C35 | Extremal problems in graph theory |

##### Keywords:

Pert network; project scheduling; precedence constraints; event network; project network; dummy arcs; activity network; arc subdivision; arc set splitting; algorithms; optimal reversible digraphs
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