Building Better Nurse Scheduling Algorithms

  title={Building Better Nurse Scheduling Algorithms},
  author={Uwe Aickelin and Paul White},
  journal={Annals OR},
The aim of this research is twofold: Firstly, to model and solve a complex nurse scheduling problem with an integer programming formulation and evolutionary algorithms. Secondly, to detail a novel statistical method of comparing and hence building better scheduling algorithms by identifying successful algorithm modifications. The comparison method captures the results of algorithms in a single figure that can then be compared using traditional statistical techniques. Thus, the proposed method… CONTINUE READING