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

Stojanova, Aleksandra and Stojkovikj, Natasha and Kocaleva, Mirjana and Koceski, Sasho (2017) Agent-based solution of caregiver scheduling problem in home-care context. In: PROCEEDINGS of the 14th Conference on Informatics and Information Technology. Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, pp. 132-135. ISBN 978-608-4699-07-1


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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: Book Section
Subjects: International Conference on Informatics and Information Technologies > eWorld - eWork, eCommerce, eBusiness, eLearning
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Depositing User: Vangel Ajanovski
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 18:30
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 18:30

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