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1 Xiaofei Xu School of Computer Science and Technology Harbin Institute of Technology Model and Problem Generation Tool of Project Scheduling Problem with Spatial Resources NICST’2013 New Information Communication Science and Technology for Sustainable Development: France-China international workshop

2 Contents Introduction Concepts, features, classification of sRCPSP Problem generation tool for sRCPSP Demonstration of the tool A scheduling algorithm for sRCPSP

3 Motivation Spatial resources usually belong to strategic/bottleneck resources of OKP and construction enterprises – High investment. – Throughput of factory highly depending on the utilization of spatial resources – Utilizing spatial resources efficiently and schedule activities in projects with limited capacity of spatial resources and other resources to shorten the make- span of projects and increase the output is of great significance! – Spatial resource constrained project scheduling problem (sRCPSP) – Ship-building process.

4 Background ----Ship-Building process and spatial resources Component machining Assembling/testing at Dock Palletized Components Collection and Distribution ship body assembling & system assembling Purchase and inventory Block assembling & system pre-assembling

5 Outline Article structure What we do? Analyze! Modeling! Tool! Algorithm! What to solve? When to start activities? Where the activities are carried out? Related research Lee, Koh, Park K, Koh S. et al. Researches on spatial resources and SRCPSP are still limited. Specialty Spatial Occupied by activity group.

6 Concepts of spatial resource  Spatial resource is a kind of renewable resource with spatiality, which plays a role of holding or accommodating some objects in process.  It is required by a group of activities, rather than a single activity. Accordingly, the group of activities is called a spatial resource activity group.  Shipyard in ship-building process.  Block assembly (erection) platform in ship-building process.

7 Block assembly platform resource The Block assembly platform resource is occupied by blocks in the ship- building process, which is one kind of bottleneck resources. Utilizing the site resource efficiently is of great significance to improve the production efficiency.

8 Directivity Divisibility Spatiality Use (σ1,σ2, σ3) to represent spatiality 、 divisibility and directivity,such as ( 1,d,o) represent 1-dimensional 、 can be divided and single-ended release space resource, it can be further simplified as 1do. Characters of Spatial Resource

9 Classification of the task Call activity Movable activity Release activity Apply spatial resources needed by activity group Spatial resources are movably occupied Release the space occupied by activity group Spatial resource is occupied by activity group while not single activity. There are three kinds of activity in the activity group.

10 Formulation of sRCPSP The formulation of SRCPSP with objective minimizing make-span is as following: (1)Minimizes the make- span of the project. (2)Denotes the renewable resource related constraints. (3)Forces activities to start after its immediately precedes. (4)Forces every activity to start not before zero. (5)Means that the requirement of every activity group should be satisfied. (6)Ensures that spatial resource blocks allocated to concurrent activity groups are not overlapped. (7)Denotes that activity group does not occupy spatial resource before starting or after ending. (8)Denotes the constraints of spatial resource availability.

11 A problem generation tool Incorporating spatial resources Has the full function of ProGEN A problem generation tool for sRCPSP. Based on ProGEN Code in java Enrich the tool set of project scheduling

12 Definition for Input Base file (Input) describes the constraints for project scheduling problem. –Parameters about activity group: MinNofTaskG(MaxNofTaskG): The min(max)number of activity groups in every subproject; MinNofJobTask(MaxNofJobTask): The min(max) number of activities in every activity group; MinNofQJob(MaxNofQJob): The min(max)number of request activities in every activity group; MinNofMJob(MaxNofMJob): The min(max)number of movable activities in every activity group. –Parameters about spatial resources: NofSR : The number of spatial-resource types; SRAmin(SRAmax) : The min(max)kinds of the spatial resources of SRA type; SRAminDemand(SRAmaxDemand) : The min(max) needs of SRA type; SRARmin(SRARmax): The min(max)kinds of needs of activity group for SRA type; SRAF: The resource factor of SRA type; SRAS: The resource intensity of SRA type;

13 Definition for Output Example file (Output) is used to describe a specific spatial resources project scheduling problem instance. –Additional Parameters (Input and output contain all of the PROGEN’s parameters respectively): –the information of activity group, –the space resources needed by every activity group, –the amount of available space resources –the direction of space resources.

14 The tool’s Generation method The generation process can be divided into four steps. The number of activities and modes. The start time. ……. Generate specific parameters Generate project network Generate activity group Generate resource needs and available resources The work is very complex. Generate the number of tasks, request tasks and movable tasks. Generate activity group Generate resource's type. Generate resource's level.

15 Demonstration of the tool GUI of the tool.

16 Demonstration of the tool An instance of example file.

17 Demonstration of the tool Project network with activity group has been generated.

18 A preliminary scheduling algorithm for sRCPSP Where to place When to place The heuristic space scheduling algorithm. Base on configuration space theory. Solve the problem of optimal space layout. The space resources restricted project scheduling algorithm. Base on artificial bee colony ABC. Solve the problem of regular and spatial resources scheduling.

19 Visual scheduling results The algorithm has a good performance in solving RCPSP with both traditional resource and spatial resource! The utilization percent of each resource: [69%, 71%,82%,56%,89%] Activity number: B-011 Duration: 9 days Start time: 2012-11-05 The occupation of each resource: [8,10,9,2,10]

20 Summary Concepts Features Classification Base on ProGEN Consider regular and space resources restricted Demonstration Modeling Formulation Generation method Input and output Click to add Title Base on Configuration space theory Base on Artificial bee colony ABC Demonstration Summary sRCPSP Generation tool Scheduling algorithm

21 Further works Thanks Prof. Alain Quilliot for guidance in design algorithm for sRCPSP. Further works: –Better model and algorithms –Domain specific sRCPSP –… Collaborating with LIMOS on sRCPSP research

22 Merci! Thank You! 谢谢! Q & A! Xiaofei Xu School of Computer Science and Technology Harbin Institute of Technology

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