Using NSGAII to Solve Bi-objective Bed Allocation Problems

  • Jalal A. Sultan Department of Mathematics, College of Al-Hamdaniah Education, University of Mosul, Al-Hamdaniah, Iraq
  • Ban A. Mitras Department of Statistics & Information, College of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq.
  • Raghad M. Jasim Department of Operation Research, College of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq

Abstract

The Bed Allocation Problem (BAP) is NP-complete and always high dimensional. In this paper, a bi-objective decision aiding model based on queuing theory is introduced for allocation of beds in a hospital. The problem is modeled as an M/PH/n queue. The objectives include maximizing the patient admission rate human resources, in particular, maximization of the nursing work hours. The proposed model is solved by using Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm-II (NSGA-II), which is a very effective algorithm for solving multi-objective optimization problems and finding optimal Pareto front. The paper describes an application of the model, dealing with a public hospital in Iraq. The results related that multi-objective model was presented suitable framework for bed allocation and optimum use.

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Published
2015-08-31
How to Cite
SULTAN, Jalal A.; MITRAS, Ban A.; JASIM, Raghad M.. Using NSGAII to Solve Bi-objective Bed Allocation Problems. Journal of University of Human Development, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 397-401, aug. 2015. ISSN 2411-7765. Available at: <https://journals.uhd.edu.iq/index.php/juhd/article/view/652>. Date accessed: 16 june 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.21928/juhd.v1n3y2015.pp397-401.
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