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Author(s): Reid, Kenneth N
Li, Jingpeng
Veerapen, Nadarajen
Swan, Jerry
Mccormick, Alistair
Kern, Mathias
Owusu, Gilbert
Title: Shift Scheduling and Employee Rostering: An Evolutionary Ruin & Stochastic Recreate Solution
Citation: Reid KN, Li J, Veerapen N, Swan J, Mccormick A, Kern M & Owusu G (2019) Shift Scheduling and Employee Rostering: An Evolutionary Ruin & Stochastic Recreate Solution. In: 2018 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CEEC). 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC), Colchester, 19.09.2018-21.09.2018. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 19-23.
Issue Date: 2019
Conference Name: 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC)
Conference Dates: 2018-09-19 - 2018-09-21
Conference Location: Colchester
Abstract: For decades, since the inception of the field, scheduling problems have been solved with a variety of techniques. Many proven algorithms to these problems exist; however, there is no single method to solve all the vast variety of problems that exist across many sub-fields with differing datasets. In this paper we explore the use of an Evolutionary Ruin & Stochastic Recreate algorithm, with a Simulated Annealing control mechanism, to a real-world employee scheduling problem and its ability to solve this problem to near optimality. The combinatorial possibilities of parameterisation are very large-the Taguchi design of experiments method is used to examine a subset of those possibilities within a limited runtime budget. Evolutionary Ruin and Stochastic Recreate has not previously been applied to the specific scheduling domain of employee scheduling and rostering: we investigate the effectiveness of the algorithm with different parameter values and discuss the insight it provides into the runtime effect of the mechanisms of Evolutionary Ruin & Stochastic Recreate.
Status: AM - Accepted Manuscript
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