Multi-machine scheduling lower bounds using decision diagrams

Pim van den Bogaerdt, Mathijs de Weerdt

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We consider parallel multi-machine scheduling with due times, where a partition of jobs is given where jobs in the same partition have a common release time, possibly precedence constraints, and cannot overlap. A formulation of decision diagrams for this problem greatly improves upon a more natural extension of the state-of-the-art for single-machine scheduling, and can provide decent lower bounds, outperforming existing solvers given the same short runtime limit, for problem instances with large time scales and tight due times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-621
Number of pages6
JournalOperations Research Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Decision diagrams
  • Lower bounds
  • Multi-machine scheduling

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