A tabu search approach to the nurse scheduling problem

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Abstract

Nurse scheduling is the process of allocating shifts for nurses by specifying the sequence of shifts for each nurse in the scheduling period. Generating good schedules for nurses is a very difficult and tedious problem due to the operational of hospital that runs 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Schedule that has work shifts is a big influence on the level of stress and fatigue for nurses, as well as on the quality of social relationship and family. In this paper, a brief overview of three stages Tabu Search heuristic for nurse-scheduling problem (NSP) is presented. The problem is approached via the goal programming method. The goal programming (GP) model for the nurse scheduling problem of this paper focuses on both hospital objectives and nurses' preferences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 26 Aug 200829 Aug 2008

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OtherInternational Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim
CityKuala Lumpur
Period26/8/0829/8/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Oughalime, A., Ismail, W. R., & Liong, C. Y. (2008). A tabu search approach to the nurse scheduling problem. In Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim (Vol. 1). [4631604] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631604

A tabu search approach to the nurse scheduling problem. / Oughalime, Ahmed; Ismail, Wan Rosmanira; Liong, Choong Yeun.

Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim. Vol. 1 2008. 4631604.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Oughalime, A, Ismail, WR & Liong, CY 2008, A tabu search approach to the nurse scheduling problem. in Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim. vol. 1, 4631604, International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim, Kuala Lumpur, 26/8/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631604
Oughalime A, Ismail WR, Liong CY. A tabu search approach to the nurse scheduling problem. In Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim. Vol. 1. 2008. 4631604 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631604
Oughalime, Ahmed ; Ismail, Wan Rosmanira ; Liong, Choong Yeun. / A tabu search approach to the nurse scheduling problem. Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim. Vol. 1 2008.
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