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Resource Availability Cost Problem

The resource availability cost problem (RACP) assumes that the level of renewable resources can be varied at a certain cost and aims at minimizing this total cost of the (unlimited) renewable resources required to complete the project by a pre- specified project deadline.

Procedure VP&V (2013 and 2015)

Van Peteghem & Vanhoucke (2013) propose an artificial immune system to solve the RACP and employ a new fitness function, a probability function for the capacity list and a K-means density function. Van Peteghem & Vanhoucke (2015) discuss an invasive weed optimization algorithm for the RACP. The extension of the problem in which tardiness of the project is allowed, is also discussed.
  • Van Peteghem, V. & Vanhoucke, M. (2013). An artificial immune system algorithm for the resource availability cost problem. Flexible Services & Manufacturing Journal, 25: 122-144.
  • Van Peteghem, V. & Vanhoucke, M. (2015). Heuristic methods for the resource availability cost problem. Handbook on Project Management and Scheduling Vol.1, 339-359.
  • Download the RACP30 dataset here.
  • Download the file with costs for resources here.

Procedure L&V (under construction)

  • Data will be put available soon