A review of scheduling problems in radiotherapy

Truword Kapamara, K. Sheibani, Olivier C.L. Haas, C.R. Reeves, Dobrila Petrovic

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Abstract

This paper describes the radiotherapy patient scheduling problem of minimising waiting times. Like many other service industry problems, radiotherapy patient scheduling may be solved by first modelling and formulating it into a shop scheduling problem. Over the years, these shop scheduling models have been researched and solved using various approaches. This paper typifies radiotherapy patient scheduling into a job shop problem. In addition, exact and metaheuristic approaches of solving job shop scheduling problems are also reviewed and comparatively analysed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Systems Engineering (ICSE2006)
EditorsKeith J. Burnham, Olivier C.L. Haas
Place of PublicationCoventry
PublisherCoventry University
Pages201-207
Number of pages7
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781846000133
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventICSE - International Conference on Systems Engineering - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20067 Sep 2006

Conference

ConferenceICSE - International Conference on Systems Engineering
Abbreviated title18th ICSE
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCoventry
Period5/09/067/09/06

Bibliographical note

This paper was given at the Eighteenth International Conference on Systems Engineering (ICSE 2006), Coventry: Coventry University, 2006.

Keywords

  • radiotherapy
  • job shop problem
  • patient scheduling
  • metaheuristic.

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    Kapamara, T., Sheibani, K., Haas, O. C. L., Reeves, C. R., & Petrovic, D. (2006). A review of scheduling problems in radiotherapy. In K. J. Burnham, & O. C. L. Haas (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Systems Engineering (ICSE2006) (Vol. 1, pp. 201-207). Coventry: Coventry University.