Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
T. Geibinger, F. Mischek, N. Musliu:
"Constraint Logic Programming for Real-World Test Laboratory Scheduling";
Talk: 35th AAAI 2021,
- 2021-02-09; in: "Thirty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2021, Thirty-Third Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, IAAI 2021, The Eleventh Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence, EAAI 2021, Virtual Event, February 2-9, 2021",
The Test Laboratory Scheduling Problem (TLSP) and its subproblem TLSP-S are real-world industrial scheduling problems that are extensions of the Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Problem (RCPSP). Besides several additional constraints, TLSP includes a grouping phase where the jobs to be scheduled have to be assembled from smaller tasks and derive their properties from this grouping. For TLSP-S such a grouping is already part of the input. In this work, we show how TLSP-S can be solved by Answer-set Programming extended with ideas from other constraint solving paradigms. We propose a novel and efficient encoding and apply an answer-set solver for constraint logic programs called clingcon. Additionally, we utilize our encoding in a Very Large Neighborhood Search framework and compare our methods with the state of the art approaches. Our approach provides new upper bounds and optimality proofs for several existing benchmark instances in the literature.
Project Head Nysret Musliu:
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