Using harmony search for optimising university shuttle bus driver scheduling for better operational management

Abal Abas, Zuraida and Shaffiei, Zatul Alwani and Abdul Rahman, Ahmad Fadzli Nizam and Shibghatullah, Abdul Samad (2014) Using harmony search for optimising university shuttle bus driver scheduling for better operational management. In: nternational Conference on Innovative Trends in Multidisciplinary Academic Research, October 20-21, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.


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Managing human resource to achieve specific goal in an organisation is a crucial task. One of various aspects in managing human resource is preparing optimum scheduling to perform certain tasks. The main objective of this paper is to illustrate the preparation and the work of optimum scheduling for university shuttle bus driver using a recently develop meta-heuristic technique known as Harmony Search. A mathematical formulation for the university shuttle bus driver scheduling problem based on the requirement and the preference of the university is illustrated. The optimum schedule is generated using Harmony Search, an optimisation approach inspired by the processes in music improvisation with less mathematical computation. It can be seen that the result produced using harmony search approach to automate the optimum university shuttle bus driver scheduling is quite promising because it yield better value of objective function compared with the one being done manually. Automation of the optimum university bus driver scheduling certainly can enhanced the operational management processes. This work can be regarded as a multidisciplinary work which several domains such as computer science, mathematics, operational research and management are involved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: university shuttle bus, driver scheduling, operational management, harmony search, scheduling, driver, management
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Industrial Computing
Depositing User: Dr. Zuraida Abal Abas
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 00:02
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:36
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