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Polynomial algorithm for Baptiste's problem for single machine with preemptions of jobs

Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, 2011.
Lazarev A. A., Arkhipov D. I.

We study the scheduling problem for single machine with preemptions of jobs. On a machine it is necessary to process a set of n jobs. Simultaneous processing is prohibited, but interrupts in processing jobs is possible. Each job j of the set is characterize by it's weight w_j, release date r_j = j - 1 and processing time p_j = 2. The only restriction is that weights w_j are non-decreasing. The objective function can be expressed as the sum of weighted completion times. We suggest the polynomial algorithm with complexity O(n^4) operations which gives us the Pareto-optimal schedules for each set of jobs. In the algorithm we use generalized Smith's rule, to obtain particular schedules after moment r_n and to prove some important lemmas for reduction of search of suitable schedules.

Polynomial algorithm for Baptiste's problem for single machine with preemptions of jobs