Collaboration and Adaptation in Scheduling

  • Ana Almeida
  • Goreti Marreiros
  • Constantino Martins
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)


Scheduling is a multi-criteria decision problem in practice, where different schedulers may agree on key objectives but differ greatly on their relative importance in a particular situation. This kind of problems can be tackled with Collaborative approaches, which is the aim of this work. Collaboration supports work being undertaken by dispersed entities allowing the sharing of final results and also the process of obtaining them. This involve a range of activities such as information exchanging, knowledge sharing, argumentation, problem solving strategies, role playing, group mediation, individual training and conflict resolution, among other. Here, we propose a Collaborative framework with an Adaptive behaviour to be used in Manufacturing Scheduling Environments.


Adaptive System Schedule System Collaborative Network Group Decision Support System Schedule Alternative 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Almeida
    • 1
  • Goreti Marreiros
    • 1
  • Constantino Martins
    • 1
  1. 1.Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Research Group - GECAD, Computer Science DepartmentInstitute of Engineering of PortoPortoPortugal

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