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A real-world employee scheduling and routing application.
  We describe a hyper-heuristic application developed for a client to find quick, acceptable solutions to Workforce Schedul- ing and Routing problems. An interactive fitness function controlled by the user enables five different objectives to be weighted according to client preference. The application uses a real road network in order to calculate driving dis- tances between locations, and is designed to integrate with a web-based application to access employee calendars.

  • Date:

    12 July 2014

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    ACM Digital Library

  • DOI:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006.3 Artificial intelligence


Hart, E., Sim, K., & Urquhart, N. B. (2014). A real-world employee scheduling and routing application. In C. Igel (Ed.), GECCO 2014 Proceedings of the Companion Publication of the 2014 Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, (1239-1242).



Hyper-heuristic application; work-force scheduling; routing problems;

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