Combining biological computation and fuzzy-based methods for organisationally cohesive subgroups

Ikno Kim*, Junzo Watada

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    Cohesive subgroups in complicated employee relationships are commonly discovered and organized when personnel managers need to efficiently exe- cute a job rotation. This provides employees with a better work life quality and encourages them to work more efficiently. Rearranging a small number of employees using electronic computation can be easily accomplished, but rearranging a larger number of employees is NP-hard. This paper pro- poses an unconventional approach to determine organisationally cohesive subgroups for better job rotation by combining biological computation and fuzzy-based methods to firstly detect all possible employees in cliques and components, secondly find employees in fuzzy cliques, and finally arrange the employees into similar groups. Moreover, the efficiency of performing a fuzzy analysis with biological computation is measured.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)285-300
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Unconventional Computing
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Biological computation
    • Cohesive subgroup
    • Fuzzy personnel network
    • Job rotation
    • Similarity group

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Computer Science


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