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Parallel large scale automatic scheduling

Objective

The goal of the project is to improve dramatically the speed and quality of automatic scheduling of pairings for Lufthansa.

The techniques employed will be kept as generic as possible so as to give them the broadest industrial applicability. Current computer systems are not able to find high quality solutions for very large and complex problems such as pairing construction for major airlines in a reasonable time. Shorter scheduling times will result in less administration and better response times to market requirements. The use of advanced computer solutions will lead to higher productivity and to better flight schedules.

The goal of the project will be achieved though the use of parallel computing to give the necessary performance and by refining mathematical optimisation techniques through the improvement modelling techniques and the efficiency of rule management.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Deutsche Lufthansa
Address
Von Gablenz-strasse 2-6
50679 Koeln
Germany

Participants (3)

Carmen Systems Ab
Sweden
Address
Odinsgatan 9
41103 Gothenburg
Chalmers University of Technology
Sweden
Address
Industrial Liaison And Dev. Office, Chalmers Science Park
41288 Gothenburg
University of Patras
Greece
Address
Rio
26110 Patras