Online Bin Covering: Expectations vs. Guarantees

@article{Christ2014OnlineBC,
  title={Online Bin Covering: Expectations vs. Guarantees},
  author={Marie G. Christ and Lene M. Favrholdt and Kim S. Larsen},
  journal={Theor. Comput. Sci.},
  year={2014},
  volume={556},
  pages={71-84}
}
Bin covering is a dual version of classic bin packing. Thus, the goal is to cover as many bins as possible, where covering a bin means packing items of total size at least one in the bin. For online bin covering, competitive analysis fails to distinguish between most algorithms of interest; all “reasonable” algorithms have a competitive ratio of 1 2 . Thus, in order to get a better understanding of the combinatorial difficulties in solving this problem, we turn to other performance measures… CONTINUE READING
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