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Scheduling models, approximation algorithms, efficiency estimations
Approximation schemes
Online scheduling. Lower bound constructions, algorithms, competitive ratio
Semi-online scheduling, main models, results

Bin Packing
The classical Bin Packing Problem
"Fit" algorithms: Next Fit, First Fit, Best Fit, Worst Fit, Any Fit, Almost Any Fit
Weight function technique
Approximation schemes
Online BP, lower and upper bounds (Harmonic-Fit type algorithms)
Rectangle packing, vector packing, other models


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Tan Zhiyi, Zhang An, Online and Semi-online Scheduling, In: Pardalos Panos M, Du Ding-Zhu, Graham Ronald L (szerk.) : Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization. Springer New York, 2013. pp. 2191-2252. 

Coffman E. G. Jr., Garey M. R., Johnson D. S. Approximation algorithms for bin packing: a survey, in: Hochbaum D. (ed.), Approximation algorithms. PWS Publ. Co., 1997.

Coffman E. G Jr., Csirik J., Galambos G., Martello S., Vigo D., Bin Packing Approximation Algorithms: Survey and Classification. In: Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization. Springer New York, 2013. pp. 455-531.