Improved Energy-Aware Stochastic Scheduling Based on Evolutionary Algorithms via Copula-Based Modeling of Task Dependences

  • Zorana Banković
  • Pedro López-García
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 368)


In this work we apply the copula theory for modeling task dependence in a stochastic scheduling algorithm. Our previous work, as well as the majority of the existing related works, assume independence between the tasks involved, but this is not very realistic in many cases. In this paper we prove that, when task dependence exists, better results can be obtained when it is modeled. Our results show that the performance of the stochastic scheduler is significantly improved if we assume a certain level of task dependence: on average \(18\,\%\) of the energy consumption can be saved compared to the results of the deterministic scheduler, along with \(81\,\%\) of improved test cases, versus \(2.44\,\%\) average savings when task independence is assumed, along with \(50\,\%\) of improved test cases.



The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement 318337, ENTRA - Whole-Systems Energy Transparency, Spanish MINECO TIN’12-39391 StrongSoft and TIN’08-05624 DOVES projects, and Madrid TIC-1465 PROMETIDOS-CM project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IMDEA Software InstituteMadridSpain
  2. 2.Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)MadridSpain

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