In this paper we consider two problems regarding the scheduling of available personnel in order to perform a given quantity of work, which can be arbitrarily decomposed into a sequence of activities. We are interested in schedules which minimize the overall dissatisfaction, where each employee’s dissatisfaction is modeled as a time-dependent linear function. For the two situations considered we provide a detailed mathematical analysis, as well as efficient algorithms for determining optimal schedules.
Proceedings of the 32nd Congress of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences (ARA Congress), pp. 459-463, Boston, USA, 2008