Characterization and generation of a general class of resource-constrained project scheduling problems

@article{Kolisch1995CharacterizationAG,
  title={Characterization and generation of a general class of resource-constrained project scheduling problems},
  author={Rainer Kolisch and Arno Sprecher and Andreas Drexl},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={1995},
  volume={41},
  pages={1693-1703}
}
This paper addresses the issue of how to generate problem instances of controlled difficulty. It focuses on precedence- and resource-constrained (project) scheduling problems, but similar ideas may be applied to other network optimization problems. It describes a network construction procedure that takes into account a) constraints on the network topology, b) a resource factor that reflects the density of the coefficient matrix, and c) a resource strength, which measures the availability of… 

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