ALMA Scheduling - It's Dynamic!

David Clarke (National Radio Astronomy Observatory), Jorge Avarias (NRAO), Arturo Hoffstadt (ALMA ADC)


The ALMA Scheduling Subsystem has undergone substantial changes in the
last couple of years. As well as a significant re-factoring, we have
now implemented the dynamic scheduling framework and algorithm which
will be used when the telescope begins full operations. This same
framework and algorithm will be used in both the day-to-day operations
of the online observing software and as part of a simulation tool used
by the time allocation committee.

As well as an overview of the subsystem, we will outline the changes
made, the current factors taken into account by the algorithm and the
future work to be undertaken.

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