Marcel A. Becker

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This paper discusses work aimed at accelerating the construction and introduction of planning and scheduling systems in complex application domains. We begin by outlining our basic perspective on planning and scheduling, and our assumptions about the requirements and characteristics of practical planning and scheduling problems. This leads to a particular(More)
Efficient allocation of aircraft and aircrews to transportation missions is an important priority at the USAF Air Mobility Command (AMC), where airlift demand must increasingly be met with less capacity and at lower cost. In addition to presenting a formidable optimization problem, the AMC resource management problem is complicated by the fact that it is(More)
This report summarizes the results of an initial, four month project demonstrating the applicability of the DITOPS scheduling system to USTRANSCOM’s Aeromedical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) re-planning problem. DITOPS is an advanced prototype system developed at Carnegie Mellon University for development, analysis and revision of large-scale schedules, applied(More)
This paper discusses work aimed at accelerating the construction and introduction of planning and scheduling systems in complex application domains. We begin by outlining our basic perspective on planning and scheduling, and our assumptions about the requirements and characteristics of practical planning and scheduling problems. This leads to a particular(More)
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