Let's say I have a machine with many boxes of different sizes. I want to put packages inside those boxes. Packages arrive at different time and then stay in the box for specific period of time. I need to be able to tell if there is be an appropriate box available in the future for the package (will there be small size box for package in five days?).
I'm sure there are many papers about this kind of problem. Unfortunately I cannot find one, wrong keywords probably.
Thank you for your answers.