this task the consortium will develop a methodology that will allow to classify
resource allocation problems according to their required modeling features.
Among the parameters that will be used in this classification one might find
(number of tasks and resources, time horizon), types of
(for example, in transportation systems where some of the resources
are physical locations, the geometry should be taken into account; or in computer
systems unlike steel plants, tasks can be preempted) sources of uncertainty
(variations in arrival and duration times, breaking of machines, external inputs),
(time, cost), quantification of behaviours
(worst-case, expected, other), computational constraints
and off-line), etc.
This activity will go hand in hand with the work on the case-studies in WP3
and will culminate in a final report summarising the methodological recommendation
for future users of timing technology.