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An Asymptotically Optimal Algorithm for Online Stacking

@article{Olsen2020AnAO,
  title={An Asymptotically Optimal Algorithm for Online Stacking},
  author={Martin Olsen and Allan Gross},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2006.05740}
}
Consider a storage area where arriving items are stored temporarily in bounded capacity stacks until their departure. We look into the problem of deciding where to put an arriving item with the objective of minimizing the maximum number of stacks used over time. The decision has to be made as soon as an item arrives, and we assume that we only have information on the departure times for the arriving item and the items currently at the storage area. We are only allowed to put an item on top of… 

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