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Editors: Hussein M. Khodr (Polytechnic Institute of Engineering, Oporto, Portugal)
Book Description:
In recent years more attention has been devoted to the computer aided scheduling problems in industries process. Computer programs are now available in order for production engineers to develop an understanding for how a decision can be taken while making the scheduling process easier to determine when, where and how to produce a set of products. Due to the discrete decisions involved, these scheduling problems have a combinatorial nature and are therefore challenging from a computational complexity standpoint. With the tools, scheduling studies can be run to simulate present industry conditions and to help with the long-range planning of new facilities for a given production plan. The tools also provide an opportunity for the production engineers to do such things as optimize the production process and apply diverse mathematical optimization techniques. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Integration of Operation Planning and Scheduling in Supply Chain Systems: A Review, pp. 1-20
(Amalia Nikolopoulou, Marianthi G. Ierapetritou, Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ)

Chapter 2: Apply Heuristics and Meta-Heuristics to Large-Scale Process Batch Scheduling, pp. 21-84
(Yaohua He, Chi-Wai, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering / Office of the Provost (PVO), National University of Singapore, Singapore; Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, P. R. China)

Chapter 3: Power Generation and Demand Scheduling Based on the Stochastic Programming, pp. 85-124
(M. Baghdadi, F. Aminifar, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, S. S. Mortazavi, Department of Electrical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University and
Sharif University of Technology)

Chapter 4: Economic Load Scheduling of Thermal Power Generating Units, pp. 125-178
(Kamal K. Mandal, Niladri Chakraborty, Department of Power
Engineering, Jadavpur University, India)

Chapter 5: Concepts and Methods for Scheduling Field Machinery Operations, pp. 179-192
(D.D. Bochtis, University of Aarhus, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Denmark)

Chapter 6: Single Machine Scheduling Problems under Learning Effect and Deteriorating Jobs, pp. 193-206
(M. Duran Toksar, Erciyes University, Engineering Faculty, Industrial Engineering Department, Kayseri, Turkey; Ertan Güner, Gazi University, Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Industrial Engineering Department, Ankara, Turkey)

Chapter 7: Scheduling Problems and Solutions in Wimax Networks, pp. 207-232
(Jia-Ming Liang, You-Chiun Wang, and Yu-Chee Tseng, Department of Computer Science, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan)

Chapter 8: Scheduling at a Cross Dock Facility with Stochastic Truck Arrival Times, pp. 233-246
(Jeffery Karafa, Mihalis M. Golias, Stephanie Ivey, Georgios K.D. Saharidis, Nikolaos Leonardos, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Memphis, TN, USA and others)

Chapter 9: Traffic Flow Scheduling Based on Local Regularity Prediction, pp. 247-266
(Flávio Henrique Teles Vieira, School of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil; Scheila Guedes Garcez, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas SP, Brazil)

Chapter 10: Load-Prediction Dynamic Scheduling and its Application to Biomedical Computer Simulations, pp. 267-282
(Wenfeng Shen, Daming Wei1, Weimin Xu, Xin Zhu, Shizhong Yuan, School of Computer Engineering and Science, Shanghai University, Yanchang Road, Shanghai, China and others)

Chapter 11: Scheduling Problems and Solution Approaches in Health Sector, pp. 283-310
(Şafak Kırışa, Nihat Yüzügüllüb, Dumlupınar University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Turkey and Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Turkey)

Chapter 12: Blood Transfusions on the Intensive Care Unit: The Role of Allogenous and Autologous Transfusions, and Pharmagological Agents, pp. 311-320
(Mukai Chimutenfwende-Gordon, S. Wasim Khan)

Index, pp. 321

      Computer Science, Technology and Applications
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-689-2
   Status: AV
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