Combining Neighbourhoods in Fuzzy Job Shop Problems [chapter]

Jorge Puente, Camino R. Vela, Inés González-Rodríguez
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In the sequel, we propose a new neighbourhood structure for local search for the fuzzy job shop scheduling problem, which is a variant of the well-known job shop problem, where uncertain durations are modelled as fuzzy numbers and the objective is to minimise the expected makespan of the resulting schedule. The new neighbourhood structure is based on changing the position of a task in a critical block. We provide feasibility conditions and a makespan estimate which allows to select only
more » ... and promising neighbours. The experimental results illustrate the success of our proposal in reducing expected makespan within a memetic algorithm. The experiments also show that combining the new structure with an existing neighbourhood from the literature considering both neighborhoods at the same time, provides the best results.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-25274-7_35 fatcat:6ejvlh3rbjczfp2kdcubt3r4qm