Monday, May 24, 2021

[DMANET] [Scheduling seminar] Erik Demeulemeester (KU Leuven) | May 26 | On the State of the Art in Proactive/Reactive Project Scheduling

Dear scheduling researcher,

We are delighted to announce the talk given by Erik Demeulemeester (KU

The title is "On the State of the Art in Proactive/Reactive Project

The seminar will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, May 26 at 13:00 UTC.

Meeting ID: 938 1085 9740

Passcode: 021060

You can follow the seminar online or offline on our Youtube channel as well:

The abstract follows.

The majority of publications in the extensive literature on
resource-constrained project scheduling focus on a static deterministic
setting for which a so-called baseline schedule is computed prior to
project execution. In the real world, however, a project may be subject
to considerable uncertainty. During the actual execution of a project,
the baseline schedule may indeed suffer from disruptive events, causing
the actually realized activity start times to deviate from the predicted
baseline start times. This presentation focuses on robust project
scheduling, in particular the development of effective and efficient
proactive and reactive scheduling procedures. Proactive scheduling aims
at generating robust baseline schedules that carry sufficient protection
against possible schedule disruptions that may occur during project
execution. Reactive scheduling procedures aim at repairing the baseline
schedule when the built-in protection fails during the execution of the
project. We discuss the fundamentals of state of the art
proactive/reactive project scheduling approaches and discuss key
directions for future research.

The next seminar in our series will be given by Jinjiang Yuan (Zhengzhou
Univ.) "Updated complexity results in single-machine primary-secondary
scheduling for minimizing two regular criteria" and it will be held on
June 9 at 13:00 UTC. For more details please visit

With kind regards

Zdenek, Mike and Guohua

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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