Simulation-based workforce assignment considering position in a social network

Nurcin Celik, Hui Xi, Dong Xu, Young Jun Son

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Abstract

Globally distributed software enhancement necessitates joint efforts of workforces across various organizations, which constitutes a multifaceted social network. Here, we propose a novel modeling framework to optimally assign the workforce to software development projects considering both short and long-term benefits of the organization. The proposed framework is composed of the evaluation module, an agent-based simulation model representing the considered social network; and the assignment module, a multi-objective optimization model. The Decision Evolution Procedure of the evaluation module first calculates the position values between each pair of available workforce. Using these position values, the Extended Regular Equivalence Evaluation algorithm of the evaluation module then computes the regular and structural equivalence values between each pair of workforce. Finally, the assignment module selects the optimal workforce mix maximizing both the short (productivity) and long-term performance (robustness) of the organization. The proposed framework is demonstrated with the software enhancement process in Kuali organizational network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
Pages3228-3240
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2010Dec 8 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Other

Other2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period12/5/1012/8/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Celik, N., Xi, H., Xu, D., & Son, Y. J. (2010). Simulation-based workforce assignment considering position in a social network. In Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10 (pp. 3228-3240). [5679015] (Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2010.5679015