Multi-project scheduling: A benchmark analysis of metaheuristic algorithms on various optimisation criteria and due dates
Publication typeVlerick strategic journal article
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Publication Begin page54
Publication End page75
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AbstractThis paper reviews a set of ten existing metaheuristic solution procedures for the resource-constrained multi-project scheduling problem. Algorithmic implementations are constructed based on the description of the original procedures in literature. Equivalence is verified on the original test instances for the original objective and parameters through a comparison with the reported results. An extensive benchmark analysis is performed on a novel, publicly available dataset for a variety of optimisation criteria and due date settings for which the original algorithms have not been tested earlier. The impact of the different objectives, due dates and test instance parameters is analysed and an overall ranking of the metaheuristic solution methods for different situations is discussed. Key insights into the structure of competitive solutions for disparate objectives and due date settings are presented and effective algorithmic components are revealed.
Knowledge Domain/IndustryOperations & Supply Chain Management