Friday, March 19, 2021

[DMANET] [Scheduling Seminar] J.K. Lenstra and D. Shmoys - March 31 - Elements of Scheduling

Dear scheduling researcher,

We are delighted to announce the first talk in our new series titled
Scheduling Seminar (see ). It will be
given by Jan Karel Lenstra (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam)
and David Shmoys (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY). The title is
"Elements of Scheduling".
The seminar will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, March 31 at 13:00 UTC.
Meeting ID: 931 7454 8631
Passcode: 488880

The number of participants on Zoom is limited. Therefore, you can follow
the seminar online or offline on our Youtube channel as well:

J.K. Lenstra and D. Shmoys were invited by Michael Pinedo (New York
University) to give the talk, whose abstract follows.
During the 1970's, the area of scheduling developed from a hodge-podge
of isolated results into a unified theory. Over the past decades, it has
grown to a mature and lively area, which is a meeting point of
operations research, mathematics and computer science, and at the same
time a sound basis for the allocation of scarce resources to activities
over time in many practical situations. We will sketch the early
development of scheduling theory, and also discuss the integration of
ideas from online analysis, stochastic models, and machine learning in
response to the needs of a changing society.

The second seminar in our series will be given by Mor Harchol-Balter
(CMU) in "Recent Breakthroughs in Stochastic Scheduling Analysis" and it
will be on April 14 at 13:00 UTC.

With kind regards

Zdenek, Mike and Guohua

General information about the seminars:
We have organized worldwide virtual seminars on scheduling research and
applications to discuss both the field's newest advancements and
traditional area surveys.
The basic idea is to have biweekly talks by researchers from anywhere in
the world. We believe that it is a perfect moment to explore this
opportunity, which may help attract young people to this field. A
Program Committee (PC) will keep the quality of the talks that will
remain immortal when recorded and available on Youtube. (It may be time
to modernize our community )
The seminar series' overall organization will be undertaken by three PC
co-chairs. The three people who, up to now, have initiated this venture
are Zdenek Hanzalek (Prague), Michael Pinedo (New York), and Guohua Wan

Zdenek Hanzalek
Industrial Informatics Department,
Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics,
Czech Technical University in Prague,
Jugoslavskych partyzanu 1580/3, 160 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic

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