Constraint-based nurse rostering for the Valparaíso Clinic Center in Chile

Renzo Pizarro, Gianni Rivera, Ricardo Soto, Broderick Crawford, Carlos Castro, Eric Monfroy

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Abstract

The nurse rostering problem consists in assigning working shifts to each nurse on each day for a certain period of time. In particular, for the Valparaíso Clinic Center, the problem comprises about 1600 assignments that must consider requirements related to minimal area or floor allocation as well as legal regulations. This planning is a difficult and time consuming task that currently is done by hand yielding often unsatisfactory results. In this paper, we provide a description of such a real-world problem and we show how it can be modeled and solved with constraint programming. Using this approach we provide an automatic generation of such rosters in a few seconds instead of by hand in some days.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2011 - Posters' Extended Abstracts - International Conference, HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Pages448-452
Number of pages5
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
NumberPART 2
Volume174 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period9/07/1114/07/11

Keywords

  • Constraint Satisfaction
  • Rostering

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