An FPTAS of Minimizing Total Weighted Completion Time on Single Machine with Position Constraint

Authors Gruia Calinescu, Florian Jaehn, Minming Li, Kai Wang

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Gruia Calinescu
Florian Jaehn
Minming Li
Kai Wang

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Gruia Calinescu, Florian Jaehn, Minming Li, and Kai Wang. An FPTAS of Minimizing Total Weighted Completion Time on Single Machine with Position Constraint. In 28th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 92, pp. 19:1-19:13, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2017)


In this paper we study the classical scheduling problem of minimizing the total weighted completion time on a single machine with the constraint that one specific job must be scheduled at a specified position. We give dynamic programs with pseudo-polynomial running time, and a fully polynomial-time approximation scheme (FPTAS).
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