A scatter search procedure for maximizing the net present value of a project under renewable resource constraints
AbstractIn this paper, we present a meta-heuristic algorithm for the well-known resource-constrained project scheduling problem with discounted cash flows. This optimization procedure maximizes the net present value of project subject to the precedence and renewable resource constraints. The problem is known to be NP-hard. We investigate the use of a enhanced bi-directional generation scheme and a recursive forward/backward improvement method and embed them in a meta-heuristic scatter search framework. We generate a large dataset of project instances under a controlled design and report detailed computational results. The solutions and project instances can be downloaded from a website in order to facilitate comparison with future research attempts.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in its series Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium with number 06/417.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2006
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Resource-constrained project scheduling; Net present value; Scatter search;
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- Vanhoucke, M., 2006. "A scatter search procedure for maximizing the net present value of a project under renewable resource constraints," Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series 2006-40, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
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- NEP-ENV-2006-11-12 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-PPM-2006-11-12 (Project, Program & Portfolio Management)
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