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Research Paper #708

Title:Fast Practical Evolutionary Timetabling
Authors:Corne,D; Ross,PM; Fang,H
Date:Jun 1994
Presented:To appear in Proceedings of the AISB Workshop on Evolutionary Computation, Springer Verlag, 1994
Abstract:We describe the General Examination/Lecture Timetabling Problem (GELTP), which covers a very broad range of real problems faced continually in educational institutions, and we describe how Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) can be employed to effectively address arbitrary instances of the GELTP. Some benchmark GELTPs are described, including real and randomly generated problems. Results are presented for several of these benchmarks, and several research and implementation issues concerning EAs in timetabling are discussed.

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