Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:2740 pages:129-147
International conference PATAT 2002 edition:4th location:Gent, Belgium date:August 2002
Hospital personnel scheduling deals with a large number of constraints of a different nature, some of which need to be satisfied at all costs. It is, for example, unacceptable not to fully support patient care needs and therefore a sufficient number of skilled personnel has to be scheduled at any time. In addition to personnel coverage constraints, nurse rostering problems deal with time-related constraints arranging work load, free time, and personal requests for the staff.