Title: Proactive heuristic procedures for robust project scheduling: An experimental analysis
Authors: Van de Vonder, Stijn ×
Demeulemeester, Erik
Herroelen, Willy #
Issue Date: 16-Sep-2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: European Journal of Operational Research vol:189 issue:3 pages:723-733
Abstract: Solution-robust project scheduling is a growing research field aiming at constructing proactive schedules to cope with multiple disruptions during project execution. When stochastic activity durations are considered, including time buffers between activities is a proven method to improve the stability of a baseline schedule.

This paper introduces multiple algorithms to include time buffers in a given schedule while a predefined project due date remains respected. Multiple efficient heuristic and meta-heuristic procedures are proposed to allocate buffers throughout the schedule. An extensive simulation-based analysis of the performance of all algorithms is given. The impact of the activity duration variance structure on the performance is discussed in detail.
ISSN: 0377-2217
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Administrative and Support Services, Faculty of Economics and Business, Leuven - miscellaneous
Research Center for Operations Management, Leuven
× corresponding author
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