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A local search for the timetabling problem.
  This work is part of the Metaheuristic Network, a European Commission project that seeks to empirically compare the performance of various metaheuristics on different combinatorial optimization problems. In this paper we define a representation, a neighbourhood structure and a local search for a university course timetabling problem. Our motivation is to provide a common search landscape for the metaheuristics that we aim to compare, allowing us to make a fair and meaningful analysis ofthe relative performance of these methods on a timetabling problem.

  • Date:

    01 January 2002

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    Department of Industrial Engineering

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005 Computer programming, programs & data


Rossi-Doria, O., Blum, C., Knowles, J., Sampels, M., Socha, K., & Paechter, B. (2001). A local search for the timetabling problem. In E. Burke, & P. Causmaecker (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2002), 124-127



metaheuristics; combinatorial optimization problems; timetabling;

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