HIBISCUS

HIBISCUS: a constraint programming application to staff scheduling in health care. This paper presents a constraint programming model and search strategy to formulate and solve staff scheduling problems in health care. This is a well-studied problem for which many different approaches have been developed over the years but it remains a challenge to successfully apply any given instance of a method to the various contexts encountered. We show how the main categories of rules involved may be expressed using global constraints. We describe a modular architecture for heuristic search. The resulting flexible and rather general constraint programming approach is evaluated on benchmark problems from different hospitals and for different types of personnel.


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  1. Geibinger, Tobias; Kletzander, Lucas; Krainz, Matthias; Mischek, Florian; Musliu, Nysret; Winter, Felix: Physician scheduling during a pandemic (2021)
  2. Fröhlich von Elmbach, Alexander; Scholl, Armin; Walter, Rico: Minimizing the maximal ergonomic burden in intra-hospital patient transportation (2019)
  3. Rahimian, Erfan; Akartunalı, Kerem; Levine, John: A hybrid integer programming and variable neighbourhood search algorithm to solve nurse rostering problems (2017)
  4. Wang, Tao; Meskens, Nadine; Duvivier, David: Scheduling operating theatres: mixed integer programming vs. constraint programming (2015)
  5. Bilgin, Burak; De Causmaecker, Patrick; Rossie, Benoît: Local search neighbourhoods for dealing with a novel nurse rostering model (2012)
  6. De Causmaecker, Patrick; Vanden Berghe, Greet: Towards a reference model for timetabling and rostering (2012)
  7. Gutin, Gregory; Kim, Eun Jung; Soleimanfallah, Arezou; Szeider, Stefan; Yeo, Anders: Parameterized complexity results for general factors in bipartite graphs with an application to constraint programming (2012)
  8. De Causmaecker, Patrick; Vanden Berghe, Greet: A categorisation of nurse rostering problems (2011) ioport
  9. Samer, Marko; Szeider, Stefan: Tractable cases of the extended global cardinality constraint (2011)
  10. Kadioglu, Serdar; Sellmann, Meinolf: Grammar constraints (2010)
  11. Simonis, Helmut: Models for global constraint applications (2007)
  12. Tsang, Edward; Ford, John; Mills, Patrick; Bradwell, Richard; Williams, Richard; Scott, Paul: Towards a practical engineering tool for rostering (2007)
  13. Beldiceanu, Nicolas; Carlsson, Mats; Debruyne, Romuald; Petit, Thierry: Reformulation of global constraints based on constraints checkers (2005)
  14. Bourdais, Stéphane; Galinier, Philippe; Pesant, Gilles: Hibiscus: A constraint programming application to staff scheduling in health care (2003) ioport