A SOMO-based approach to the operating room scheduling problem

Mu Chun Su, Shih Chang Lai, Pa Chun Wang, Yi Zeng Hsieh, Shih Chieh Lin

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In most hospitals, operating rooms are the most costly facilities and consume a large percentage of the hospital recourses. Therefore, an efficient and effective operating room scheduling system is highly demanded for hospitals. In this paper, a SOMO-based approach to solving the operating room scheduling problem is proposed. Computational experiments performed on 100 randomly generated simulations are conducted to test whether the proposed scheduling algorithm can provide appealing arrangements in a reasonable computation time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15447-15454
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Issue number12
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • Health care
  • Job-shop problem
  • Operating room
  • Optimization
  • Recourse allocation
  • Scheduling


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