Agent-based solution of caregiver scheduling problem in home-care context

Stojanova, Aleksandra and Stojkovic, Natasa and Kocaleva, Mirjana and Koceski, Saso (2017) Agent-based solution of caregiver scheduling problem in home-care context. In: 14th International Conference on Informatics and Information Technologies, 07-09 Apr 2017, Mavrovo, Macedonia.


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The increased number of elderly, the prolongation of life and the urge of costs reduction have changed the way of how the healthcare services are provided. Nowadays, home care service model has rising popularity. Main challenges of this model are the problems of caregivers’ scheduling, their georouting, people management etc. Despite various technological advances, especially in the fields of Internet services, sensors and Internet Of Things, the problem of caregivers’ scheduling is still open and demands for practical solutions. The process of the scheduling of caregivers to elderly people can be considered as Job Shop Scheduling problem, which is NP-hard for solving. In this paper, we are making analogy of the problem to job shop scheduling problem and we propose agent-bases approach, where corresponding entities are caregivers and elderly people, and they will be represented as agents. The paper proposes a simulation for the problem based on agents using the Anylogic software.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Mirjana Kocaleva
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 13:04
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 12:31

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