Improving a lecture timetabling system for university wide use.

Paechter, Ben, Rankin, Bob and Cumming, Andrew (1998) Improving a lecture timetabling system for university wide use. In: Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1408 . Springer-Verlag, pp. 156-165. ISBN 978-3-540-64979-3

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During the academic year 1996/97 the authors were commissioned by their institution to produce an automated timetabling system for use by all departments within the Faculty of Science. The system had to cater for the varying requirements of all the departments, be easy to use, robust, expandable, and timetable 100% of events fully automatically within a reasonable time. The timetables produced had not only to be workable, but also had to be ‘good’ with respect to management defined criteria. The work was intended as a pilot study for later extension to the whole institution. This paper describes the enhancements to the user interface and timetabling engine that were found to be necessary to meet the more extensive needs of a faculty.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-540-64979-3
Additional Information: The original publication is available at
Uncontrolled Keywords: automated timetabling system; user interface; timetabling engine;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods > 006.3 Artificial intelligence
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3195
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2010 13:45
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 15:10

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