A new benchmark dataset for Multi-Skill Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Problem
Paweł B. Myszkowski, Marek Skowroński, Krzysztof Sikora
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 129–138 (2015)
Abstract. In this paper novel project scheduling difficulty estimations are proposed for Multi--Skill Resource--Constrained Project Scheduling Problem (MS--RCPSP). The main goal of introducing the complexity estimations is an attempt of estimation the project complexity before launching the optimization process. What is more, the dataset instance generator is also presented as a tool to create new instances for extending the research area. Furthermore, the dataset proposed in previous works is extended by new instances, described thoroughly and released as a benchmark dataset. The dataset instances are also scheduled using simple heuristic and greedy algorithm in duration-- and cost-- oriented optimization modes. Finally, a brief summary of investigated methods and potential further research directions is presented.