Task release control for decision making queues

Vaibhav Srivastava, Ruggero Carli, Cedric Langbort, Francesco Bullo
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference  
We consider the optimal duration allocation in a decision making queue. Decision making tasks arrive at a given rate to a human operator. The correctness of the decision made by human evolves as a sigmoidal function of the duration allocated to the task. Each task in the queue loses its value continuously. We elucidate on this trade-off and determine optimal policies for the human operator. We show the optimal policy requires the human to drop some tasks. We present a receding horizon
more » ... g horizon optimization strategy, and compare it with the greedy policy.
doi:10.1109/acc.2011.5991209 fatcat:xnzeus65crfffa7ncnacsyshba