Institut für Informatik

Technical Report No. 256 - Abstract

Tim Nonner
Capacitated max-Batching with Interval Graph Compatibilities

We consider the problem of partitioning interval graphs into cliques of bounded size. Each interval has a weight, and the cost of a clique is the maximum weight of any interval in the clique. This natural graph problem can be interpreted as a batch scheduling problem. Solving a long-standing open question, we show NP-hardness, even if the bound on the clique sizes is constant. Moreover, we give a PTAS based on a novel dynamic programming technique for this case.

Report No. 256 (PostScript)