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|Title:||Multi-agent scheduling on a single machine to minimize total weighted number of tardy jobs|
|Authors:||Cheng, T. C. Edwin|
Ng, Chi-to Daniel
Yuan, J. J.
Multi-agent deterministic sequencing
|Source:||Theoretical computer science, 11 Oct. 2006, v. 362, no. 1-3, p. 273-281.|
|Abstract:||We consider the feasibility model of multi-agent scheduling on a single machine, where each agent's objective function is to minimize the total weighted number of tardy jobs. We show that the problem is strongly NP-complete in general. When the number of agents is fixed, we first show that the problem can be solved in pseudo-polynomial time for integral weights, and can be solved in polynomial time for unit weights; then we present a fully polynomial-time approximation scheme for the problem.|
|Rights:||Theoretical Computer Science © 2006 Elsevier B.V. The journal web site is located at http://www.sciencedirect.com.|
|Appears in Collections:||LMS Journal/Magazine Articles|
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