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Partially Preemptive Multi Skill/Mode Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling with Generalized Precedence Relations and Calendars

Authors: Guillaume Povéda, Nahum Alvarez, and Christian Artigues

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 280, 29th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2023)


Abstract
Multi skill resource-constrained project scheduling Problems (MS-RCPSP) have been object of studies from many years. Also, preemption is an important feature of real-life scheduling models. However, very little research has been investigated concerning MS-RCPSPs including preemption, and even less research moving out from academic benchmarks to real problem solving. In this paper we present a solution to those problems based on a hybrid method derived from large neighborhood search incorporating constraint programming components tailored to deal with complex scheduling constraints. We also present a constraint programming model adapted to preemption. The methods are implemented in a new open source python library allowing to easily reuse existing modeling languages and solvers. We evaluate the methods on an industrial case study from aircraft manufacturing including additional complicating constraints such as generalized precedence relations, resource calendars and partial preemption on which the standard CP Optimizer solver, even with the preemption-specific model, is unable to provide solutions in reasonable times. The large neighborhood search method is also able to find new best solutions on standard multi-skill project scheduling instances, performing better than a reference method from the literature.

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Guillaume Povéda, Nahum Alvarez, and Christian Artigues. Partially Preemptive Multi Skill/Mode Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling with Generalized Precedence Relations and Calendars. In 29th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2023). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 280, pp. 31:1-31:21, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


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@InProceedings{poveda_et_al:LIPIcs.CP.2023.31,
  author =	{Pov\'{e}da, Guillaume and Alvarez, Nahum and Artigues, Christian},
  title =	{{Partially Preemptive Multi Skill/Mode Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling with Generalized Precedence Relations and Calendars}},
  booktitle =	{29th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2023)},
  pages =	{31:1--31:21},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-300-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{280},
  editor =	{Yap, Roland H. C.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CP.2023.31},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-190689},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CP.2023.31},
  annote =	{Keywords: Large-scale scheduling problem, partial preemption, multi-skill, multi-mode, resource calendars, constraint programming, large neighborhood search}
}
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Column Generation for Bi-Objective Vehicle Routing Problems with a Min-Max Objective

Authors: Boadu Mensah Sarpong, Christian Artigues, and Nicolas Jozefowiez

Published in: OASIcs, Volume 33, 13th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (2013)


Abstract
Column generation has been very useful in solving single objective vehicle routing problems (VRPs). Its role in a branch-and-price algorithm is to compute a lower bound which is then used in a branch-and-bound framework to guide the search for integer solutions. In spite of the success of the method, only a few papers treat its application to multi-objective problems and this paper seeks to contribute in this respect. We study how good lower bounds for bi-objective VRPs in which one objective is a min-max function can be computed by column generation. A way to model these problems as well as a strategy to effectively search for columns are presented. We apply the ideas to two VRPs and our results show that strong lower bounds for this class of problems can be obtained in "reasonable" times if columns are intelligently managed. Moreover, the quality of the bounds obtained from the proposed model are significantly better than those obtained from the corresponding "standard" approach.

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Boadu Mensah Sarpong, Christian Artigues, and Nicolas Jozefowiez. Column Generation for Bi-Objective Vehicle Routing Problems with a Min-Max Objective. In 13th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems. Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 33, pp. 137-149, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2013)


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@InProceedings{sarpong_et_al:OASIcs.ATMOS.2013.137,
  author =	{Sarpong, Boadu Mensah and Artigues, Christian and Jozefowiez, Nicolas},
  title =	{{Column Generation for Bi-Objective Vehicle Routing Problems with a Min-Max Objective}},
  booktitle =	{13th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems},
  pages =	{137--149},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-58-3},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2013},
  volume =	{33},
  editor =	{Frigioni, Daniele and Stiller, Sebastian},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2013.137},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-42500},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2013.137},
  annote =	{Keywords: Multi-objective optimization, column generation, integer programming, vehicle routing}
}
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Carpooling: the 2 Synchronization Points Shortest Paths Problem

Authors: Arthur Bit-Monnot, Christian Artigues, Marie-José Huguet, and Marc-Olivier Killijian

Published in: OASIcs, Volume 33, 13th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (2013)


Abstract
Carpooling is an appropriate solution to address traffic congestion and to reduce the ecological footprint of the car use. In this paper, we address an essential problem for providing dynamic carpooling: how to compute the shortest driver's and passenger's paths. Indeed, those two paths are synchronized in the sense that they have a common subpath between two points: the location where the passenger is picked up and the one where he is dropped off the car. The passenger path may include time-dependent public transportation parts before or after the common subpath. This defines the 2 Synchronization Points Shortest Path Problem (2SPSPP). We show that the 2SPSPP has a polynomial worst-case complexity. However, despite this polynomial complexity, one needs efficient algorithms to solve it in realistic transportation networks. We focus on efficient computation of optimal itineraries for solving the 2SPSPP, i.e. determining the (optimal) pick-up and drop-off points and the two synchronized paths that minimize the total traveling time. We also define restriction areas for reasonable pick-up and drop-off points and use them to guide the algorithms using heuristics based on landmarks. Experiments are conducted on real transportation networks. The results show the efficiency of the proposed algorithms and the interest of restriction areas for pick-up or drop-off points in terms of CPU time, in addition to its application interest.

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Arthur Bit-Monnot, Christian Artigues, Marie-José Huguet, and Marc-Olivier Killijian. Carpooling: the 2 Synchronization Points Shortest Paths Problem. In 13th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems. Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 33, pp. 150-163, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2013)


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@InProceedings{bitmonnot_et_al:OASIcs.ATMOS.2013.150,
  author =	{Bit-Monnot, Arthur and Artigues, Christian and Huguet, Marie-Jos\'{e} and Killijian, Marc-Olivier},
  title =	{{Carpooling: the 2 Synchronization Points Shortest Paths Problem}},
  booktitle =	{13th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems},
  pages =	{150--163},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-58-3},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2013},
  volume =	{33},
  editor =	{Frigioni, Daniele and Stiller, Sebastian},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2013.150},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-42517},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2013.150},
  annote =	{Keywords: Dynamic Carpooling, Shortest Path Problem, Synchronized Paths}
}
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Column Generation Heuristic for a Rich Arc Routing Problem

Authors: Sébastien Lannez, Christian Artigues, Jean Damay, and Michel Gendreau

Published in: OASIcs, Volume 14, 10th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS'10) (2010)


Abstract
In this paper we address a real world optimisation problem, the Rail Track Inspection Scheduling Problem (RTISP). This problem consists of scheduling network inspection tasks. The objective is to minimise total deadhead distance. A mixed integer formulation of the problem is presented. A column generation based algorithm is proposed to solve this rich arc routing problem. Its performance is analysed by benchmarking a real world dataset from the French national railway company (SNCF). The efficiency of the algorithm is compared to an enhanced greedy algorithm. Its ability to schedule one year of inspection tasks on a sparse graph with thousand nodes, arcs and edges is assessed.

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Sébastien Lannez, Christian Artigues, Jean Damay, and Michel Gendreau. Column Generation Heuristic for a Rich Arc Routing Problem. In 10th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS'10). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 14, pp. 130-141, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2010)


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@InProceedings{lannez_et_al:OASIcs.ATMOS.2010.130,
  author =	{Lannez, S\'{e}bastien and Artigues, Christian and Damay, Jean and Gendreau, Michel},
  title =	{{Column Generation Heuristic for a Rich Arc Routing Problem}},
  booktitle =	{10th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS'10)},
  pages =	{130--141},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-20-0},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2010},
  volume =	{14},
  editor =	{Erlebach, Thomas and L\"{u}bbecke, Marco},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2010.130},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-27559},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2010.130},
  annote =	{Keywords: arc routing, column generation, heuristic, railtrack maintenance}
}
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