• Filename: scheduling.
  • ISBN: 9781461423614
  • Release Date: 2012-01-07
  • Number of pages: 676
  • Author: Michael L. Pinedo
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This new edition of the well established text Scheduling - Theory, Algorithms, and Systems provides an up-to-date coverage of important theoretical models in the scheduling literature as well as significant scheduling problems that occur in the real world. It again includes supplementary material in the form of slide-shows from industry and movies that show implementations of scheduling systems. The main structure of the book as per previous edition consists of three parts. The first part focuses on deterministic scheduling and the related combinatorial problems. The second part covers probabilistic scheduling models; in this part it is assumed that processing times and other problem data are random and not known in advance. The third part deals with scheduling in practice; it covers heuristics that are popular with practitioners and discusses system design and implementation issues. All three parts of this new edition have been revamped and streamlined. The references have been made completely up-to-date. Theoreticians and practitioners alike will find this book of interest. Graduate students in operations management, operations research, industrial engineering, and computer science will find the book an accessible and invaluable resource. Scheduling - Theory, Algorithms, and Systems will serve as an essential reference for professionals working on scheduling problems in manufacturing, services, and other environments. Reviews of third edition: This well-established text covers both the theory and practice of scheduling. The book begins with motivating examples and the penultimate chapter discusses some commercial scheduling systems and examples of their implementations." (Mathematical Reviews, 2009)

Theory of Scheduling

  • Filename: theory-of-scheduling.
  • ISBN: 0486428176
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: Richard Walter Conway
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

This comprehensive text explores the mathematical models underlying the theory of scheduling. Organized according to scheduling problem type, it examines three solution techniques: algebraic, probabilistic, and Monte Carlo simulation by computer. Topics include problems of sequence, measures for schedule evaluation, finite sequencing for a single machine, and further problems with one operation per job. Additional chapters cover flow-shop scheduling, the general n/m job-shop problem, general network problems related to scheduling, selection disciplines in a single-server queuing system, single-server queuing systems with setup classes, multiple-server queuing models, and experimental investigation of the continuous job-shop process. 1967 edition.

Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services

  • Filename: planning-and-scheduling-in-manufacturing-and-services.
  • ISBN: 9781441909107
  • Release Date: 2009-10-03
  • Number of pages: 536
  • Author: Michael L. Pinedo
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Pinedo is a major figure in the scheduling area (well versed in both stochastics and combinatorics) , and knows both the academic and practitioner side of the discipline. This book includes the integration of case studies into the text. It will appeal to engineering and business students interested in operations research.

Task Scheduling for Parallel Systems

  • Filename: task-scheduling-for-parallel-systems.
  • ISBN: 9780471735762
  • Release Date: 2007-05-04
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Oliver Sinnen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A new model for task scheduling that dramatically improves the efficiency of parallel systems Task scheduling for parallel systems can become a quagmire of heuristics, models, and methods that have been developed over the past decades. The author of this innovative text cuts through the confusion and complexity by presenting a consistent and comprehensive theoretical framework along with realistic parallel system models. These new models, based on an investigation of the concepts and principles underlying task scheduling, take into account heterogeneity, contention for communication resources, and the involvement of the processor in communications. For readers who may be new to task scheduling, the first chapters are essential. They serve as an excellent introduction to programming parallel systems, and they place task scheduling within the context of the program parallelization process. The author then reviews the basics of graph theory, discussing the major graph models used to represent parallel programs. Next, the author introduces his task scheduling framework. He carefully explains the theoretical background of this framework and provides several examples to enable readers to fully understand how it greatly simplifies and, at the same time, enhances the ability to schedule. The second half of the text examines both basic and advanced scheduling techniques, offering readers a thorough understanding of the principles underlying scheduling algorithms. The final two chapters address communication contention in scheduling and processor involvement in communications. Each chapter features exercises that help readers put their new skills into practice. An extensive bibliography leads to additional information for further research. Finally, the use of figures and examples helps readers better visualize and understand complex concepts and processes. Researchers and students in distributed and parallel computer systems will find that this text dramatically improves their ability to schedule tasks accurately and efficiently.

Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film

  • Filename: scheduling-and-budgeting-your-film.
  • ISBN: 9780240816647
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Paula Landry
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

On time and on budget: the Holy Grail for filmmakers. Budgeting and scheduling are easy in principle but hard in practice. The successful producer has a solid plan for juggling dozens of activities and costs while retaining the flexibility to cope with those inevitable last-minute changes and stay on course. Other resources look at budgeting and scheduling in isolation; this book is unique in covering the two closely intertwined activities in a single volume. Readers get both topics for the price of one book; competitors cover each topic separately. All the fundamentals of line producing are covered in a quick-reference format and the tips apply no matter what kind of scheduling or budgeting software you're using. Check out the book's website at • Useful tricks of the trade show you how to squeeze the most of a limited budget and tight schedule • Includes specific tips for film, video, shorts, online projects, corporate and educational video, and docs • Companion web site features useful forms/templates, and 60 minutes of video demonstrating line producing techniques and case studies—see the principles put to work! • Includes sample budgets/schedules from different types of projects that you can adapt and use for your own project

Cloud Computing

  • Filename: cloud-computing.
  • ISBN: 9781466507821
  • Release Date: 2012-09-20
  • Number of pages: 231
  • Author: Frederic Magoules
  • Publisher: CRC Press

As more and more data is generated at a faster-than-ever rate, processing large volumes of data is becoming a challenge for data analysis software. Addressing performance issues, Cloud Computing: Data-Intensive Computing and Scheduling explores the evolution of classical techniques and describes completely new methods and innovative algorithms. The book delineates many concepts, models, methods, algorithms, and software used in cloud computing. After a general introduction to the field, the text covers resource management, including scheduling algorithms for real-time tasks and practical algorithms for user bidding and auctioneer pricing. It next explains approaches to data analytical query processing, including pre-computing, data indexing, and data partitioning. Applications of MapReduce, a new parallel programming model, are then presented. The authors also discuss how to optimize multiple group-by query processing and introduce a MapReduce real-time scheduling algorithm. A useful reference for studying and using MapReduce and cloud computing platforms, this book presents various technologies that demonstrate how cloud computing can meet business requirements and serve as the infrastructure of multidimensional data analysis applications.

Maintenance Planning Scheduling and Coordination

  • Filename: maintenance-planning-scheduling-and-coordination.
  • ISBN: 0831131438
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Don Nyman
  • Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

Well-planned, properly scheduled, and effectively communicated jobs accomplish more work, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. This work will disturb operations less frequently, and be accomplished with higher quality, greater job satisfaction, and higher organizational morale than jobs performed without proper preparation. Maintenance Planning, Scheduling Coordination focuses on and deals specifically with the preparatory tasks that lead to effective utilization and application of maintenance resources. It is a vital training document for planners, an educational document for those to whom planners are responsible, and a valuable guide for those who interface with the planning and scheduling function and are dependent upon the many contributions of planning and scheduling operational excellence.

Scheduling Computer and Manufacturing Processes

  • Filename: scheduling-computer-and-manufacturing-processes.
  • ISBN: 3540419314
  • Release Date: 2001-06-01
  • Number of pages: 485
  • Author: Jacek Błażewicz
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Written in a clear and concise manner this book provides a theoretical and application oriented analysis of deterministic scheduling problems arising in computer and manufacturing environments. Various scheduling problems are discussed where different problem parameters such as task processing times, urgency weights, arrival times, deadlines, precedence constraints, and processor speed factor are involved. Polynomial and exponential time optimization algorithms as well as approximation and heuristic approaches are presented and discussed. Moreover, resource-constrained, imprecise computation, flexible flow shop and dynamic job shop scheduling, as well as flexible manufacturing systems, are considered. An excellent analysis based on real-world applications with plenty of examples.

Network Scheduling Techniques for Construction Project Management

  • Filename: network-scheduling-techniques-for-construction-project-management.
  • ISBN: 0792343093
  • Release Date: 1996-12-31
  • Number of pages: 335
  • Author: M. Hajdu
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Industrial, financial, commercial or any kinds of project have at least one common feature: the better organized they are, the higher the profit or the lower the cost. Project management is the principle of planning different projects and keeping them on track within time, cost and resource constraints. The need for effective project management is ever-increasing. The complexity of the environment we live in requires more sophisticated methods than it did just a couple of decades ago. Project managers might face insurmountable obstacles in their work if they do not adapt themselves to the changing circumstances. On the other hand, better knowledge of project management can result in better plans, schedules and, last but not least, more contracts and more profit. This knowledge can help individuals and firms to stay alive in this competitive market and, in the global sense, utilize the finite resources of our planet in a more efficient way.

Project Planning and Scheduling Using Primavera P6

  • Filename: project-planning-and-scheduling-using-primavera-p6.
  • ISBN: 9781921059346
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Paul Eastwood Harris
  • Publisher: Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd

User guide and training manual written for PM professionals who wish to learn how to set up a database and plan and control projects using Primavera P6 with or without Resources and Roles. The book is aimed at project management companies who wish to run their own training courses and training organisations requiring a training manual.

Scheduling Strategies for Middle Schools

  • Filename: scheduling-strategies-for-middle-schools.
  • ISBN: 1883001676
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 262
  • Author: Michael D. Rettig
  • Publisher: Eye On Education

With over 150 sample schedules, this book shows how scheduling strategies can enhance your school's capacity to offer exploratory courses, interdisciplinary teaching teams, teacher-based guidance programs, and other programs and practices which are responsive to the needs of early adolescents.

Block Scheduling

  • Filename: block-scheduling.
  • ISBN: 1883001145
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Robert Lynn Canady
  • Publisher: Eye On Education

This bestseller shows you how block schedules can enhance learning and instruction, increase opportunities for students, and improve teachers' performance. It provides practical tools for planning and implementation.

Scheduling of Resource Constrained Projects

  • Filename: scheduling-of-resource-constrained-projects.
  • ISBN: 079238637X
  • Release Date: 1999-11-30
  • Number of pages: 369
  • Author: Robert Klein
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Project management has become a widespread instrument enabling organizations to efficiently master the challenges of steadily shortening product life cycles, global markets and decreasing profit margins. With projects increasing in size and complexity, their planning and control represents one of the most crucial management tasks. This is especially true for scheduling, which is concerned with establishing execution dates for the sub-activities to be performed in order to complete the project. The ability to manage projects where resources must be allocated between concurrent projects or even sub-activities of a single project requires the use of commercial project management software packages. However, the results yielded by the solution procedures included are often rather unsatisfactory. Scheduling of Resource-Constrained Projects develops more efficient procedures, which can easily be integrated into software packages by incorporated programming languages, and thus should be of great interest for practitioners as well as scientists working in the field of project management. The book is divided into two parts. In Part I, the project management process is described and the management tasks to be accomplished during project planning and control are discussed. This allows for identifying the major scheduling problems arising in the planning process, among which the resource-constrained project scheduling problem is the most important. Part II deals with efficient computer-based procedures for the resource-constrained project scheduling problem and its generalized version. Since both problems are NP-hard, the development of such procedures which yield satisfactory solutions in a reasonable amount of computation time is very challenging, and a number of new and very promising approaches are introduced. This includes heuristic procedures based on priority rules and tabu search as well as lower bound methods and branch and bound procedures which can be applied for computing optimal solutions.

Handbook on Scheduling

  • Filename: handbook-on-scheduling.
  • ISBN: 9783540322207
  • Release Date: 2007-08-10
  • Number of pages: 647
  • Author: Jacek Błażewicz
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book provides a theoretical and application-oriented analysis of deterministic scheduling problems in advanced planning and computer systems. The text examines scheduling problems across a range of parameters: job priority, release times, due dates, processing times, precedence constraints, resource usage and more, focusing on such topics as computer systems and supply chain management. Discussion includes single and parallel processors, flexible shops and manufacturing systems, and resource-constrained project scheduling. Many applications from industry and service operations management and case studies are described. The handbook will be useful to a broad audience, from researchers to practitioners, graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

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