A Real-World Employee Scheduling and Routing Application
Urquhart, N. (2014). A Real-World Employee Scheduling and Routing Application. In: (Ed.) GECCO Comp '14 Proceedings of the 2014 conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation companion, , () ( ed.). (pp. 1239-1242). : . ACM Digital Library.
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.
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