A Parallel Evolutionary Algorithm for Job Shop Scheduling
The proposed hybrid parallel evolutionary method for Job Shop scheduling with parallel machines was verified by application in a steam turbine factory. The population diversity was improved, and premature elimination of reasonable evolutionary patterns could be avoided. The results indicated that the energy consumption was saved by using this method while the limits of time and costs were satisfied.
Shaobo Zhong, Yimin Cheng and Xilong Qu
L. Wang et al., "A Parallel Evolutionary Algorithm for Job Shop Scheduling", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 50-51, pp. 493-497, 2011