Accession Number : AD0752029

Title :   A Brief Exposition on Man-Computer Dynamic Scheduling Systems,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C PROGRAM IN LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Wilkinson,W. L.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Three iterative man-computer dynamic scheduling systems are described. The object of a family of systems is twofold: to promote flexibility to embrace a variety of problems and to provide selectivity in the computational tool to economize on computer time. By taking full advantage of man's cognition, one can often solve theoretically difficult problems with the aid of comparatively simple algorithms. A typical problem area is in the testing of multimodal transport plans for feasibility and greater productivity. The automated part, composed of an integrated set of network algorithms, produces a tailored set of optimal alternative routes for selection. Man, then, reacts to this computer output at intervals of his own choosing, making decisions in terms of route selections which reflect his availabilities and delivery requirements. The process is then repeated until all requirements are met or until infeasible conditions are encountered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPERATIONS RESEARCH, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), TRANSPORTATION, NETWORKS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FLOW CHARTING, SCHEDULING, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE