Decision Support for Crew Rostering in Public Transit

Web-Based Optimization System for Cyclic and Non-Cyclic Rostering

  • Lin Xie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Focus and Objectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lin Xie
      Pages 3-4
    3. Lin Xie
      Pages 5-24
    4. Lin Xie
      Pages 25-36
  3. Solution Approaches

  4. Decision Support System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Lin Xie
      Pages 127-130
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 131-172

About this book


While traditionally sequential approaches have been used to deal with the cyclic/non-cyclic crew rostering problem in public transit, Lin Xie focuses on several solution approaches based on a novel network design to solve this task within one step. This is due to the fact that sequential planning often produces some unassigned duties that require additional drivers to cover them, while some drivers do not get jobs on some days. This integrated approach reduces additional personnel/operational costs and improves the satisfaction of drivers compared with the sequential one. Moreover, the author develops a web-based decision support system, which supports the planner in choosing a customized model as well as a suitable solution approach for solving the problem.


  • Cyclic and Non-Cyclic Crew Rostering in Public Transit
  • Mathematical Programming and Optimal Crew Rostering
  • Column Generation and Metaheuristics for Solving the Crew Rostering Problem
  • Web-Based Decision Support System for Crew Rostering

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of business information systems, computer science, mathematics with a focus on operations research and decision support systems
  • Practitioners in the fields of transportation and crew rostering

The Author

Lin Xie holds a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the University of Paderborn. She is a research associate in the Decision Support & Operations Research Lab at the University of Paderborn.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Lin Xie
    • 1
  1. 1.WirtschaftsinformatikUniversität PaderbornPaderbornGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-08166-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-08167-6
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