A reclaimer scheduling problem arising in coal stockyard management
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We study a number of variants of an abstract scheduling problem inspired by the scheduling of reclaimers in the stockyard of a coal export terminal. We analyze the complexity of each of the variants, providing complexity proofs for some and polynomial algorithms for others. For one, especially interesting variant, we also develop a constant factor approximation algorithm.
KeywordsReclaimer scheduling Stockyard management Approximation algorithm Complexity
This research was supported by the ARC Linkage Grant nos. LP1102000524 and HVCCC P/L.
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