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This book presents models and algorithms for complex schedul-
ing problems. Besides resource-constrained project scheduling
problems with applications also job-shop problems with flexible
machines, transportation or limited buffers are discussed. Dis-
crete optimization methods like linear and integer program-
ming, constraint propagation techniques, shortest path and net-
work flow algorithms, branch-and-bound methods, local search
and genetic algorithms, and dynamic programming are present-
ed. They are used in exact or heuristic procedures to solve the
introduced complex scheduling problems. Furthermore, meth-
ods for calculating lower bounds are described. Most algorithms
are formulated in detail and illustrated with examples.
In this second edition some errors were corrected, some parts were
explained in more detail, and new material has been added. In particular, further generalizations of the RCPSP, additional practical applications and some more algorithms were integrated.