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By Martin Desrochers (ed.), Jean-Marc Rousseau (ed.)

This quantity includes papers provided on the 5th overseas Workshop on computing device­ Aided Scheduling of Public delivery, which used to be held in Montreal from August nineteenth to the twenty third, 1990. because the first Workshop in Chicago in 1975 the sector had matured significantly. In 1975, there have been no shows that defined platforms which have been carried out and used frequently. by way of 1980, in Leeds, and definitely by means of 1983, in Montreal, a number of platforms have been in commonplace use. They have been in keeping with either heuristics and mathematical programming innovations. In 1990, there have been multiple hundred transit businesses utilizing computer-aided scheduling instruments of their ordinary operations. The scope of the Workshop was once broadened in 1987, in Hamburg, in order that issues on the topic of scheduling can be brought. we discover, for instance, during this publication a number of papers at the know-how concerning the gathering of knowledge and/or the information bases required for scheduling and making plans activities.

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This eftort includes reducing the execution time by optimizing the program code, generalizing the input and output and testing the system on other crew scheduling problems. An OS/2 version is also being produced to complement the existing VAX and UNIX versions. 3 Multi The Multi algorithm was described at an earlier Workshop (see Blais, Rousseau 1988) and will not be detailed here. In summary, Multi is a special-purpose algorithm for transit properties where multiple-piece (four or more) workdays predominate.

UNIX and MS-DOS. More recently. GIRO has added versions for OS/2 microcomputers and local-area networks. No one platform dominates. but it is clear that the technology available is making PC solutions more and more attractive. For example. several customers are now considering the OS/2 version of HASTUS where only a mini or mainframe could suffice a year or two ago. The new OS/2 version offers several interesting features. First. the increased memory available with OS/2 allows GIRO to offer all the features of the mainframe HASTUS version.

Data objects can be constructed to be knowledgeable about scheduling, without concern for how the data will be displayed. There must still be a mapping between data and display, but this is handled through a limited interface. For example, a trip is stored as a single key time along with a reference to its pattern and running times. Methods specific to the trip class expand the trip into an array of times, one per timepoint. The display window is given this array and is not concerned with how it was generated.

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