Efficient (re-)scheduling : an auction approach
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This paper considers one-sided scheduling problems, where a schedule of service is arranged at one location, without regard to other schedules. Typically, such scheduling problems are handled on a first-come-firstserve basis, which is grossly inefficient. The present paper proposes a scheduling mechanism that is a non-standard auction, in which the allocation is ruled by evaluating combinations of bids. The proposed mechanism implements the efficient allocation in dominant strategies and is deficit-free. Since that mechanism is suitable for the scheduling problems at sea-ports, loading or unloading at sea-ports is used as an illustration.
PublisherNorwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Department of Economics