Multistage multiprocessor task scheduling in hybrid flow shop problems using discrete firefly algorithm Online publication date: Mon, 07-Nov-2016
by A. Delphin Carolina Rani; B.S.E. Zoraida
International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP), Vol. 8, No. 4, 2016
Abstract: Task scheduling aims to allocate the tasks to the set of available processors. To minimise the total execution time of the application, the scheduling with proper arrangement of the tasks on each processor is important. In real time computing and industrial applications, this scheduling problem is faced frequently. By considering today's industrial applications and needs, this paper considers the multistage multiprocessor task scheduling in hybrid flow shop (HFS) environment. To solve such an issue, a novel discrete firefly algorithm (DFA) which is recently developed and motivated by social behaviour of fireflies is employed. The effectiveness of the proposed approaches is tested experimentally and performance study is documented. The results of the algorithms are compared with other meta heuristics algorithms and conclusions are presented.
Online publication date: Mon, 07-Nov-2016
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