International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Essays in Production, Project Planning and Scheduling

A Festschrift in Honor of Salah Elmaghraby

Editors: Pulat, P. Simin, Sarin, Subhash C., Uzsoy, Reha (Eds.)

  • Elmaghraby and editors are among the most prestigious names in the field
  • Presents state-of-the-art tutorials and research in production planning and project management
  • Focuses on the development and analysis of activity network models​
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From the Preface:

This festschrift is devoted to recognize the career of a man who not only witnessed the growth of operations research from its inception, but also contributed significantly to this growth. Dr. Salah E. Elmaghraby received his doctorate degree from Cornell University in 1958, and since then, his scholarly contributions have enriched the fields of production planning and scheduling and project scheduling. This collection of papers is contributed in his honor by his students, colleagues, and acquaintances. It offers a tribute to the inspiration received from his work, and from his guidance and advice over the years, and recognizes the legacy of his many contributions.

Dr. Elmaghraby is a pioneer in the area of project scheduling (in particular, project planning and control through network models, for which he coined the term ‘activity networks’.) In his initial work in this area, he developed an algebra based on signal flow graphs and semi-Markov processes for analyzing generalized activity networks involving activities with probabilistic durations. This work led to the development of what was later known as the Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT), and GERT simulation models. He has made fundamental contributions in determining criticality indices for activities, in developing methodologies for project compression and time/cost analysis, and in the use of stochastic and chance-constrained programming and Petri Nets for the analysis of activity networks.

This volume brings together fourteen contributions, which can be viewed under the following three main themes: operations research and its application in production planning; project scheduling, and production scheduling, inspired by, and in many cases based on, Dr. Elmaghraby’s work in these areas. The first five chapters are devoted to the first theme, followed by four chapters each devoted to the other two, respectively. An additional chapter is devoted to the vulnerability of multimodal freight systems.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: For Daddy

    Elmaghraby, Wedad J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Ubiquitous Operations Research in Production Systems

    McGinnis, Leon F.

    Pages 7-28

  • Integrated Production Planning and Pricing Decisions in Congestion-Prone Capacitated Production Systems

    Upasani, Abhijit (et al.)

    Pages 29-68

  • Refined EM Method for Solving Linearly Constrained Global Optimization Problems

    Yu, Lu (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

  • The Price of Anarchy for a Network of Queues in Heavy Traffic

    Stidham, Shaler

    Pages 91-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essays in Production, Project Planning and Scheduling
Book Subtitle
A Festschrift in Honor of Salah Elmaghraby
Editors
  • P. Simin Pulat
  • Subhash C. Sarin
  • Reha Uzsoy
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
200
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9056-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9056-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9055-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7955-1
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 414
Number of Illustrations and Tables
72 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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