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A type2 Fuzzy Logic System for workforce management in the telecommunications domain

Kassem, Summer and Hagras, Hani and Owusu, Gilbert and Shakya, Sid (2012) A type2 Fuzzy Logic System for workforce management in the telecommunications domain. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2012-06-10 - 2012-06-15.

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Workforce management is one of the most important factors in the success of any company that provides its customers with services. Hence, in order for the company to achieve objectives like customer satisfaction and maximum resource utilization, there is a need to have a reliable means of efficiently managing the company workforce and making sure that the produced plan always gives a good choice when it comes to assigning the available technicians to the given jobs. As the quantity of services and the workforce grow, the use of an automated workforce management system becomes inevitable. However the automated workforce management system should allow full transparency to allow the user to interact with the generated plans. In addition, the workforce management systems face high levels of uncertainties when dealing with real-world scenarios, which necessitates employing systems, which are able to handle the linguistic and numerical uncertainties available in the real-world scenarios. Fuzzy Logic Systems (FLSs) are credited with providing transparent methodologies that can deal with the imprecision and uncertainties. However the vast majority of the FLSs employ the type-1 FLSs, which cannot directly handle the high levels of uncertainties. Type-2 FLSs which employ type-2 fuzzy sets can handle such high levels of uncertainties to give very good performances. In this paper, we will present a type-2 FLS based workforce management system that is being developed for a delivery unit in British Telecom (BT). We will show how the presented system was able to handle the faced uncertainties to give very good performance that outperformed the automated non-intelligent system and the type-1 FLSs based system. © 2012 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems; Workforce Management
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 16:31
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 18:29

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