# Improving local search heuristics for some scheduling problems -- I

Peter Brucker, Johann L. Hurink, Frank Werner

Local search techniques like simulated annealing and tabu search are based on a neighborhood structure defined on a set of feasible solutions of a discrete optimization problem. For the scheduling problems $P2||C_{max}, 1|prec|\sum C_i$ and $1||\sum T_i$ we replace a simple neighborhood by a neighborhood on the set of all locally optimal solutions. This allows local search on the set of solutions that are locally optimal.