Integrated scheduling for ambulances and ambulance crews

Reeves, Claire Elspeth (2015) Integrated scheduling for ambulances and ambulance crews. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This project developed three mathematical models for scheduling ambulances and ambulance crews and proceeded to solve each model for test scenarios based on real data. Results from these models can serve as decision aids for dispatching or relocating ambulances; and for strategic decisions on the ambulance crews needed each shift. This thesis used Flexible Flow Shop Scheduling techniques to formulate strategic, dynamic and real time models. Metaheuristic solutions techniques were applied for a case study with realistic data. These models are suitable for ambulance planners and dispatchers.

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ID Code: 86516
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kozan, Erhan & Anh, Vo
Keywords: ambulance, scheduling, tabu search, ant colony optimisation, flexible flow shop
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2015 06:52
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 06:52

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