Symposium on the Theory of Scheduling and Its Applications

  • Salah E. Elmaghraby
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Survey Papers

    1. G. E. Bennington, L. F. McGinnis
      Pages 1-28
    2. S. S. Panwalkar, R. A. Dudek, M. L. Smith
      Pages 29-38
  3. Applications

    1. M. Florian, G. Guérin, G. Bushell
      Pages 39-43
    2. B. Giffler
      Pages 44-55
    3. Christopher Haas, Thom J. Hodgson
      Pages 56-68
    4. Harry W. Steinhoff Jr.
      Pages 92-108
  4. Theory

  5. Models of Processes

    1. Said Ashour, R. G. Parker
      Pages 206-223
    2. Gordon H. Bradley
      Pages 224-241
    3. Paul Bratley, Michael Florian, Pierre Robillard
      Pages 242-243
    4. Salah E. Elmaghraby, Arup Mallik
      Pages 244-277
    5. M. Rosenshine, J. Evans
      Pages 381-390
    6. Jeffrey B. Sidney
      Pages 393-398
    7. Ismail B. Turksen, Ravindra Shankar
      Pages 426-431
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 439-440

About these proceedings


The theory of scheduling is receiving increased emphasis in research and practice for at least three good reasons. F~~t, the management of large scale projects resolves itself, in the final analysis, into problems of scheduling interacting activities subject to limited resources. Second, a great deal of "fat" that used to exist in the past in production, distribution, and service systems is eliminated, thanks to tighter managerial controls in information systems, in financial management, in logistics, and in many other facets of industrial enterprises and military installations. Tighter scheduling methods are therefore called for. Thi~d, the study of scheduling problems involves the study of combina­ torial problems and optimization over discrete spaces which represent a radical, and interesting, departure from classical mathematics. This area of study has attracted a good number of distinguished researchers, engineers as well as mathematicians. There is a serious attempt to apply known number theory, and perhaps develop new theory, that would cope with the new problems. The computer enters the picture in novel and ingenious ways, which has not been possible before; etc. To those workinQ in the area, whether in theory or in practice, progress proceeds at an exhilarating pace, with new mathematical structures and computational approaches being continuously introduced to model and solve the problems in novel, and oftentimes ingenious ways.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Salah E. Elmaghraby
    • 1
  1. 1.Grad. Program in Operations ResearchNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-06437-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80784-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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