M-M role-transfer problems and their solutions

Haibin Zhu, Meng Chu Zhou

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Many-to-many (M-M) role transfers are generalized problems that occur normally in collaboration, management, and the operation of organizations. This paper extends our previous work on role transfer. It is the first attempt to formalize the M-M role-transfer problems with real-world management examples, analyze the different cases of M-M problems, design algorithms for all the cases, implement all the algorithms to provide solutions, and discuss the future work. The significant contribution of this paper is to demonstrate that role-transfer problems have definite solutions. The implementations and their results validate the proposed algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-459
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


  • Emergency management
  • Information systems
  • Organization
  • Role
  • Role transfer

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