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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2010 Vol.11 No.12 P.953-958


Solving composite scheduling problems using the hybrid genetic algorithm

Author(s):  Azuma Okamoto, Mitsumasa Sugawara

Affiliation(s):  Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, 152-52 Sugo, Takizawa, Iwate, Japan

Corresponding email(s):   lfo@iwate-pu.ac.jp, sugawara@iwate-pu.ac.jp

Key Words:  Composite scheduling, Manufacturing scheduling, Transportation routing, Hybrid genetic algorithm

Azuma Okamoto, Mitsumasa Sugawara. Solving composite scheduling problems using the hybrid genetic algorithm[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2010, 11(12): 953-958.

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This paper dealt with composite scheduling problems which combine manufacturing scheduling problems and/or transportation routing problems. Two scheduling models were formulated as the elements of the composite scheduling model, and the composite model was formulated composing these models with indispensable additional constraints. A hybrid genetic algorithm was developed to solve the composite scheduling problems. An improved representation based on random keys was developed to search permutation space. A genetic algorithm based dynamic programming approach was applied to select resource. The proposed technique and a previous technique are compared by three types of problems. All results indicate that the proposed technique is superior to the previous one.

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