An ACO algorithm for a dynamic regional nurse-scheduling problem in Austria

@article{Gutjahr2007AnAA,
  title={An ACO algorithm for a dynamic regional nurse-scheduling problem in Austria},
  author={Walter J. Gutjahr and Marion S. Rauner},
  journal={Computers & OR},
  year={2007},
  volume={34},
  pages={642-666}
}
To the best of our knowledge, this paper describes the first ant colony optimization (ACO) approach applied to nurse scheduling, analyzing a dynamic regional problem which is currently under discussion at the Vienna hospital compound. Each day, pool nurses have to be assigned for the following days to public hospitals while taking into account a variety of soft and hard constraints regarding working date and time, working patterns, nurses’ qualifications, nurses’ and hospitals’ preferences, as… CONTINUE READING