Journal of Scheduling

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 329–329 | Cite as

Erratum to: A survey on offline scheduling with rejection

  • Dvir ShabtayEmail author
  • Nufar Gaspar
  • Moshe Kaspi

Erratum to: J Sched (2013) 16:3–28 DOI 10.1007/s10951-012-0303-z

Below, we list four oversights that were found in our paper.
  1. 1.

    The result appearing in Theorem 8 (page 10) was presented earlier (in a slightly different form) by Koulamas (2011). We overlooked this result, and want to give him the proper credit for it.

  2. 2.

    On page 4, we include the following statement: “if \(F_{1}\) is indeed the dominant criterion then using the lexicographical approach will yield a non-balanced solution for which \(A=\emptyset \) and \(\overline{A}=J\).” However, this is not always the case. Consider, for example, an instance of the \(1|rej|\epsilon (F_{1},RC)\) problem with \(F_{1}\in \{T_{\max },\varSigma T_{j},\varSigma U_{j}\}\), where it is possible to schedule the entire set of jobs (\(J\)) such that all jobs are non-tardy, i.e., such that \(T_{\max }=0\). For such an instance, using the lexicographical approach with \(F_{1}\) being the dominant criterion will yield a solution in which \(A=J\) and \(\overline{A}=\emptyset \), thereby contradicting our statement.

  3. 3.

    The value of the positional penalty for \(\delta _{1}\sum \sum \left| W_{i}-W_{j}\right| +\delta _{2}\sum W_{j}\) in Table 4 (page 14) should be replaced by \(\xi _{j}(k)=\delta _{1}(j-1)(k-j+1)+\delta _{2}(j-1)\).

  4. 4.

    On page 16, we mention that Steiner and Zhang (2011) present a pseudo-polynomial time optimization algorithm to solve the \(1|rej|\sum _{J_{j}\in A}T_{j}+RC\) problem in \(O(n^{4}(\sum _{j=1}^{n}p_{j} )^{3})\) time, which further implies that this algorithm can serve as an \(O(n^{7})\) time algorithm to solve the special case of equal processing times. However, we failed to observe that Steiner and Zhang provided a faster \(O(n^{2})\) time optimization algorithm to solve this special case.




The authors want to thank Prof. Christos Koulamas for pointing out the above errors.


  1. Koulamas, C. (2011). A unified solution approach for the due date assignment problem with tardy jobs. International Journal of Production Economics, 132, 292–295.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Steiner, G., & Zhang, R. (2011). Revised delivery-time quotation in scheduling with tardiness penalties. Operations Research, 59, 1504–1511.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and ManagementBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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