KSRI Speaker Series: Erik Demeulemeester and Robust project scheduling

  • Date: 09.01.2013

Speaker Series on 1/17/2014

KSRI is looking forward to another session of the KSRI Speaker Series. Erik Demeulemeester will be Speaker at the event on Thursday, January 16, between 2:00 and 3:30 pm, at KSRI Bldg.11.40 in room 253. He is Professor in the Research Center for Operations Management at the KU Leuven. The majority of publications in the extensive literature on resource-constrained project scheduling focus on a static deterministic setting for which a so-called baseline schedule is computed prior to project execution. Things in theory and in reality don’t fit together all the time. During the actual execution of a project, the baseline schedule may indeed suffer from disruptive events causing the actually realized activity start times to deviate from the predicted baseline start times. This tutorial focuses on robust project scheduling, in particular the development of effective and efficient proactive and reactive scheduling procedures. We discuss the fundamentals of state of the art proactive/reactive project scheduling approaches and discuss key directions for future research. Please find attached information about the speaker and his presentation’s abstract here.