Project

An integrated optimization approach for personnel staffing/scheduling and patient scheduling

Duration
01 January 2007 → 31 October 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Statistics and numerical methods
  • Social sciences
    • Business administration and accounting
    • Management
Keywords
optimization personnel scheduling resource management
 
Project description

The aim of the project is the design of exact and heuristic methods for personnel and patients scheduling in hospitals. Taking the complexity and size into account, we will rely upon meta-heuristic optimisation procedures, such as simulated annealing and electromagnetism. Both the scheduling of the individual problem types, as well as the optimization and integration with other health care resources are within the scope of the research proposal.