A note on dual approximation algorithms for class constrained bin packing problems

Eduardo C. Xavier; Flàvio Keidi Miyazawa

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications (2008)

  • Volume: 43, Issue: 2, page 239-248
  • ISSN: 0988-3754

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In this paper we present a dual approximation scheme for the class constrained shelf bin packing problem. In this problem, we are given bins of capacity 1, and n items of Q different classes, each item e with class ce and size se. The problem is to pack the items into bins, such that two items of different classes packed in a same bin must be in different shelves. Items in a same shelf are packed consecutively. Moreover, items in consecutive shelves must be separated by shelf divisors of size d. In a shelf bin packing problem, we have to obtain a shelf packing such that the total size of items and shelf divisors in any bin is at most 1. A dual approximation scheme must obtain a shelf packing of all items into N bins, such that, the total size of all items and shelf divisors packed in any bin is at most 1 + ε for a given ε > 0 and N is the number of bins used in an optimum shelf bin packing problem. Shelf divisors are used to avoid contact between items of different classes and can hold a set of items until a maximum given weight. We also present a dual approximation scheme for the class constrained bin packing problem. In this problem, there is no use of shelf divisors, but each bin uses at most C different classes.

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Xavier, Eduardo C., and Miyazawa, Flàvio Keidi. "A note on dual approximation algorithms for class constrained bin packing problems." RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications 43.2 (2008): 239-248. <http://eudml.org/doc/92914>.

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abstract = { In this paper we present a dual approximation scheme for the class constrained shelf bin packing problem. In this problem, we are given bins of capacity 1, and n items of Q different classes, each item e with class ce and size se. The problem is to pack the items into bins, such that two items of different classes packed in a same bin must be in different shelves. Items in a same shelf are packed consecutively. Moreover, items in consecutive shelves must be separated by shelf divisors of size d. In a shelf bin packing problem, we have to obtain a shelf packing such that the total size of items and shelf divisors in any bin is at most 1. A dual approximation scheme must obtain a shelf packing of all items into N bins, such that, the total size of all items and shelf divisors packed in any bin is at most 1 + ε for a given ε > 0 and N is the number of bins used in an optimum shelf bin packing problem. Shelf divisors are used to avoid contact between items of different classes and can hold a set of items until a maximum given weight. We also present a dual approximation scheme for the class constrained bin packing problem. In this problem, there is no use of shelf divisors, but each bin uses at most C different classes. },
author = {Xavier, Eduardo C., Miyazawa, Flàvio Keidi},
journal = {RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications},
keywords = {Bin packing; approximation algorithms.; bin packing; approximation algorithms},
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title = {A note on dual approximation algorithms for class constrained bin packing problems},
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