A dynamic resource scheduling framework applied to random datasets in the search and rescue domain

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Dynamic scheduling refers to a class of scheduling problems in which dynamic events, such as delaying of a task, occur throughout execution. We develop a framework for dynamic resource scheduling implemented in Java with a random problem generator, a dynamic sim- ulator and a scheduler. The problem generator is used to generate benchmark datasets that are read by the simulator, whose purpose is to notify the scheduler of the dynamic events when they occur. We perform a case-study on the CoastWatch problem which is an over- subscribed dynamic resource scheduling problem in which we assign unit resources to tasks subject to temporal and precedence constraints. Tabu search is implemented as a uniform platform to test various heuristics and neighbourhoods. We evaluate their performance on the generated benchmark dataset and also measure schedule disruption.
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