TY - JOUR
A2 - Zhou, Wei
AU - Li, Hongwei
AU - Gajpal, Yuvraj
AU - Surti, Chirag
AU - Cai, Dongliang
AU - Bhardwaj, Amit Kumar
PY - 2020
DA - 2020/12/29
TI - Nature-Inspired Metaheuristics for Two-Agent Scheduling with Due Date and Release Time
SP - 1385049
VL - 2020
AB - This paper delves into a two-agent scheduling problem in which two agents are competing for a single resource. Each agent has a set of jobs to be processed by a single machine. The processing time, release time, weight, and the due dates of each job are known in advance. Both agents have their objectives, which are conflicting in nature. The first agent tries to minimize the total completion time, while the second agent tries to minimize the number of tardy jobs. The two agents’ scheduling problem, an NP-hard problem, has a wide variety of applications ranging from the manufacturing industry to the cloud computing service provider. Due to the wide applicability, each variation of the problem requires a different algorithm, adapted according to the user’s requirements. This paper provides mathematical models, heuristic algorithms, and two nature-based metaheuristic algorithms to solve the problem. The algorithm’s performance was gauged against the optimal solution obtained from the AMPL-CPLEX solver for both solution quality and computational time. The outlined metaheuristics produce a solution that is comparable with a short computational time. The proposed metaheuristics even have a better solution than the CPLEX solver for medium-size problems, whereas the computation times are much less than the CPLEX solvers.
SN - 1076-2787
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/1385049
DO - 10.1155/2020/1385049
JF - Complexity
PB - Hindawi
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