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A real-world employee scheduling and routing application.

Hart, Emma; Sim, Kevin; Urquhart, Neil B



Christian Igel


We describe a hyper-heuristic application developed for a client to find quick, acceptable solutions to Workforce Schedul- ing and Routing problems. An interactive fitness function controlled by the user enables five different objectives to be weighted according to client preference. The application uses a real road network in order to calculate driving dis- tances between locations, and is designed to integrate with a web-based application to access employee calendars.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name GECCO 2014
Start Date Jul 12, 2014
End Date Jul 16, 2014
Publication Date Jul 12, 2014
Deposit Date Jul 1, 2014
Publicly Available Date May 15, 2017
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1239-1242
Book Title GECCO 2014 Proceedings of the Companion Publication of the 2014 Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
ISBN 978-1-4503-2881-4
Keywords Hyper-heuristic application; work-force scheduling; routing problems;
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Contract Date May 15, 2017


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