A Book of Open Shop Scheduling: Algorithms, Complexity and Applications provides an in-depth presentation of algorithms for and complexity of open shop scheduling.
Open shops allow operations of a job to be executed in any order, contrary to flow and job shops where the order is pre-specified.
Author Dr. Wieslaw Kubiak brings the field up to date with more emphasis on new and recent results, and connections with graph edge coloring and mathematical programming.
The book explores applications to production and operations management, wireless network scheduling, and timetabling.
A Book of Open Shop Scheduling is addressed to researchers, graduate students and practitioners in operations research, operations management, computer science and mathematics who are developing and using mathematical approaches to applications in manufacturing, services and distributed wireless network scheduling.
The author and publisher
Dr. Kubiak is a University Research Professor and professor of quantitative methods, operations and supply chain management in the Faculty of Business Administration. His research focuses on co-operation and optimization in networks and supply chains, proportional fairness, just-in-time systems and scheduling theory.
His professional interests include business analytics, operations strategy, intelligent optimization strategies for business and industry with multiple stakeholders and conflicting interests, and health-care engineering.
Dr. Kubiak is also an associate editor for the journals Discrete Applied Mathematics, INFOR and Algorithms and is on the editorial board of Decision-Making in Manufacturing and Services.
A Book of Open Shop Scheduling is published by Springer.