Title: Negotiation Protocols for Distributed Nurse Rostering
Authors: Lagatie, Ruben
Haspeslagh, Stefaan
De Causmaecker, Patrick #
Issue Date: 2009
Host Document: Proceedings of the 21st Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence pages:145-152
Conference: Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC) edition:21 location:Eindhoven, Netherlands date:29-30 October 2009
Abstract: One intricate computational problem still researched today is the Nurse Rostering Problem. Most literature
presents different solutions to the local problem, but in recent years the concept of problem decomposition
was identified as one way to improve performance. The downside of this is that the quality of separate
rosters is much lower than that of a central solution, where personnel can be scheduled in other wards.
Some recent papers introduce negotiation as a way to handle crucial problems such as personnel shortages.
This contribution presents a method to use negotiation in solving these problems, but at the same time
improve the overall quality. A framework for such a system is presented and five different negotiation
protocols are compared.
ISSN: 1568-7805
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Computer Science, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
# (joint) last author

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