Scheduling meets n-fold integer programming

@article{Knop2018SchedulingMN,
  title={Scheduling meets n-fold integer programming},
  author={Dusan Knop and Martin Kouteck{\'y}},
  journal={J. Scheduling},
  year={2018},
  volume={21},
  pages={493-503}
}
Scheduling problems are fundamental in combinatorial optimization. Much work has been done on approximation algorithms for NP-hard cases, but relatively little is known about exact solutions when some part of the input is a fixed parameter. In 2014, Mnich and Wiese initiated a systematic study in this direction. In this paper we continue this study and show that several additional cases of fundamental scheduling problems are fixed parameter tractable for some natural parameters. Our main tool… CONTINUE READING
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