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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.IPEC.2017.28
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-85468
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/8546/
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Shang, Lei ; Garraffa, Michele ; Della Croce, Federico ; T'Kindt, Vincent

Merging Nodes in Search Trees: an Exact Exponential Algorithm for the Single Machine Total Tardiness Scheduling Problem

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Abstract

This paper proposes an exact exponential algorithm for the problem of minimizing the total tardiness of jobs on a single machine. It exploits the structure of a basic branch-and-reduce framework based on the well known Lawler's decomposition property. The proposed algorithm, called branch-and-merge, is an improvement of the branch-and-reduce technique with the embedding of a node merging operation. Its time complexity is O*(2.247^n) keeping the space complexity polynomial. The branch-and-merge technique is likely to be generalized to other sequencing problems with similar decomposition properties.

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@InProceedings{shang_et_al:LIPIcs:2018:8546,
  author =	{Lei Shang and Michele Garraffa and Federico Della Croce and Vincent T'Kindt},
  title =	{{Merging Nodes in Search Trees: an Exact Exponential Algorithm for the Single Machine Total Tardiness Scheduling Problem}},
  booktitle =	{12th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2017)},
  pages =	{28:1--28:12},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-051-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{89},
  editor =	{Daniel Lokshtanov and Naomi Nishimura},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/8546},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-85468},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.IPEC.2017.28},
  annote =	{Keywords: Exact exponential algorithm, Single machine total tardiness, Branch-and-merge}
}

Keywords: Exact exponential algorithm, Single machine total tardiness, Branch-and-merge
Seminar: 12th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2017)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 23.02.2018


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