Dealing with Scheduling Fairness in Local Search: Lessons Learned from Case Studies

  • Christophe PonsardEmail author
  • Renaud De Landtsheer
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 966)


Many systems undergoing an optimisation process also involve users which might be directly or indirectly impacted in different ways. Fairly spreading this positive or negative impact is required in specific contexts like critical healthcare or due to work regulation constraints. It can also be explicitly requested by users. This papers considers case studies from three different domains involving fairness: night shift planning, clinical pathways and a shared shuttle system. Each case is analysed to understand how fairness requirements were captured, how the solution was designed and implemented. It also analyse how fairness was perceived by the user using the deployed system. We also draw some lessons learned and recommendations which are discussed in the light of similar work reported in other domains.



This research was partly funded by the Walloon region as part of the PRIMa-Q CORNET project (nr. 1610019). We warmly thanks MedErgo and Sam-Drive for allowing us to share their respective cases.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CETIC Research CentreCharleroiBelgium

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