What do the technicians do after the planning horizon?
Dear VSC2019-organizers,
one issue that comes with models that have a finite planning horizon is the question what happens after the final day.
In the VSC2019-problem, this becomes relevant for the technicians: the problem description states that after five consecutive working day, two days must be off, and (at least) one day after four consecutive working days. As far as I can tell, and based on the feedback from the online-checker, we can assume that the days after the planning horizon (say, days "11" and "12" for an instance with ten days) are "off"-days, which means that a technician may work on days 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
Is this assumption correct for the remainder of this competition?
Kind regards,
<hidden> - September 24, 2018 1:42 PM
2 Replies:
Dear MJG,
Your assumption is correct: all days outside the planning horizon count as days off. We will clarify this in the updated version of the rules, which will appear on the website shortly.
Kind regards,
VSC2019 organization
VSC 2019 Organization - September 26, 2018 3:10 PM ( 5 months ago )
Dear Organizers,
thank you for your response.
Kind regards,
<hidden> - September 26, 2018 3:47 PM ( 5 months ago )