Continuous variable control approach for home care crew scheduling

Seokgi Lee, Yuncheol Kang, Vittaldas V. Prabhu

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Abstract

The home care crew scheduling problem (HCCSP) is defined as a dynamic routing and scheduling problem with caretakers' fixed appointments, and therefore has many similarities with the vehicle routing problem with time windows. Considering frequent demand changes regarding resource priorities, appointment alterations, and time windows in HCCSP, the control theoretic approach with discrete event distributed simulation provide substantial benefits by offering real-time response to demand changes. We develop dynamic models for HCCSP with dynamic patient appointments, and explain dynamics that span from controlling crew work times to home-visit scheduling. Also, the real-time feedback control algorithm is proposed to solve HCCSP, where it is performed based on the time-scaled approach that possibly eliminates the need for directly synchronizing events and thereby eliminates the complexity associated with discrete event distributed simulation approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013
Pages2262-2273
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 43rd Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2013Dec 11 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013

Other

Other2013 43rd Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period12/8/1312/11/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation

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