A GRASP and Branch-and-Bound Metaheuristic for the Job-Shop Scheduling

  • Susana Fernandes
  • Helena R. Lourenço
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4446)

Abstract

This paper presents a simple algorithm for the job shop scheduling problem that combines the local search heuristic GRASP with a branch-and-bound exact method of integer programming. The proposed method is compared with similar approaches and leads to better results in terms of solution quality and computing times.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susana Fernandes
    • 1
  • Helena R. Lourenço
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade do Algarve, FaroPortugal
  2. 2.Universitat Pompeu Fabra, BarcelonaSpain

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