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Advances in Computational Management Science

Optimization of Temporal Networks under Uncertainty

Authors: Wiesemann, Wolfram

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  • Combines the state-of-the-art in optimization under uncertainty and temporal networks
  • Develops a unified perspective on temporal networks, covering applications in project management, computer science, electrical engineering and production scheduling
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Many decision problems in Operations Research are defined on temporal networks, that is, workflows of time-consuming tasks whose processing order is constrained by precedence relations. For example, temporal networks are used to model projects, computer applications, digital circuits and production processes. Optimization problems arise in temporal networks when a decision maker wishes to determine a temporal arrangement of the tasks and/or a resource assignment that optimizes some network characteristic (e.g. the time required to complete all tasks). The parameters of these optimization problems (e.g. the task durations) are typically unknown at the time the decision problem arises. This monograph investigates solution techniques for optimization problems in temporal networks that explicitly account for this parameter uncertainty. We study several formulations, each of which requires different information about the uncertain problem parameters.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optimization of Temporal Networks under Uncertainty
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Computational Management Science
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23427-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23427-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23426-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43723-6
Series ISSN
1388-4301
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 160
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