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# A Review of Machine Scheduling: Complexity, Algorithms and Approximability

## Abstract

The scheduling of computer and manufacturing systems has been the subject of extensive research for over forty years. In addition to computers and manufacturing, scheduling theory can be applied to many areas including agriculture, hospitals and transport. The main focus is on the efficient allocation of one or more resources to activities over time. Adopting manufacturing terminology, a *job* consists of one or more activities, and a *machine* is a resource that can perform at most one activity at a time. We concentrate on *deterministic machine scheduling* for which it is assumed that all data that define a problem instance are known with certainty.

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Schedule Problem Competitive Ratio Flow Shop Precedence Constraint Open Shop## Preview

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