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D. Nikolov, M. Lazarova. Metaheuristics for Optimization in Resource Planning and Business Process Management

Key Words: Enterprise resource planning; business process management; optimization; job shop scheduling; metaheuristics; machine learning.

Abstract. The paper presents a metaheuristics based framework for resource planning optimization and business project management. Possibilities for utilization of metaheuristic algorithms are presented in view of solving job shop scheduling problem for resource planning in ERP. A general framework for resource planning and business process management is suggested that utilizes several metaheuristics approaches. The proposed framework allows integration in ERP based on development of an optimization agent in multiagent framework.