AAAI Publications, Twenty-Seventh International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

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Multi-Objective Optimization in a Job Shop with Energy Costs through Hybrid Evolutionary Techniques
Miguel Ángel González, Angelo Oddi, Riccardo Rasconi

Last modified: 2017-06-05


Energy costs are an increasingly important issue in real-world scheduling, for both economic and environmental reasons. This paper deals with a variant of the well-known job shop scheduling problem, where we consider a bi-objective optimization of both the weighted tardiness and the energy costs. To this end, we design a hybrid metaheuristic that combines a genetic algorithm with a novel local search method and a linear programming approach. We also propose an efficient procedure for improving the energy cost of a given schedule. In the experimental study we analyse our proposal and compare it with the state of the art and also with a constraint programming approach, obtaining competitive results.

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