Annals of Operations Research vol:194 issue:1 pages:167-176
Timetabling and rostering research often starts from particular real world
problems. The last two decennia have seen a large number of papers discussing cases,
models and approaches. This large body of papers does not presently consitute a structured
domain that provides guidelines for addressing particular problem instances, nor
does it allow identifying gaps where new research is needed.
In this paper, we instigate a structured model for timetabling and rostering. We
present a basic structure for the integrated staffplanning and rostering problem. The
model can only result in a valid and efficient tool through the input of multiple disciplines.
We give a first formal description for short term nurse rostering. Specific
problems are positioned in this model.