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By Sanjeev Arora (auth.), Klaus Jansen, Samir Khuller (eds.)

This e-book constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the 3rd overseas Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization difficulties, APPROX 2000, held in Saarbr?cken, Germany in September 2000. The 22 revised complete papers awarded including 4 invited contributions have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from sixty eight submissions. the themes handled contain layout and research of approximation algorithms, inapproximibility effects, online difficulties, randomization suggestions, average-case research, approximation sessions, scheduling difficulties, routing and circulate difficulties, coloring and partitioning, cuts and connectivity, packing and masking, geometric difficulties, community layout, and diverse purposes.

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This systematic underestimation of the expected makespan has already been observed by Fulkerson [2]. The error becomes even worse if one compares the deterministic value Cmax(E(p1 ), . . 95). A simple example is given in Figure 1 for a project with n parallel jobs that are independent and uniformly distributed on [0,2]. Then the deterministic makespan Cmax(E(p1 ), . . , E(pn )) = 1, while P rob(Cmax ≤ 1) → 0 for n → ∞. Similarly, all quantiles tq → 2 for n → ∞ (and q > 0). This is the reason why good practical planning tools should incorporate stochastic methods.

E(pn )) = 1, while P rob(Cmax ≤ 1) → 0 for n → ∞. Similarly, all quantiles tq → 2 for n → ∞ (and q > 0). This is the reason why good practical planning tools should incorporate stochastic methods. Prob(Cmax≤ t) 1 q t 0 1 2 Fig. 1. Distribution function of the makespan for n = 1, 2, 4, 8 parallel jobs that are independent and uniformly distributed on [0,2]. , when its last predecessor completes. This is no longer possible when resource constraints are present. Planning is then done by policies or strategies that dynamically make scheduling decisions based on the observed past and the a priori knowledge about the processing time distributions.

R. H. M¨ ohring, M. Skutella, and F. Stork. Scheduling with AND/OR precedence constraints. Technical Report 646, Technische Universit¨ at Berlin, Fachbereich Mathematik, Berlin, Germany, 1999. Revised July 2000. 13. R. H. M¨ ohring, M. Skutella, and F. Stork. Forcing relations for AND/OR precedence constraints. In Proceedings of the 11th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, San Francisco, CA, pages 235–236, 2000. 14. R. H. M¨ ohring and F. Stork. Linear preselective strategies for stochastic project scheduling.

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