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Title: A heuristic approach to scheduling university timetables
Authors: Loo, E.H.
Goh, T.N. 
Ong, H.L. 
Issue Date: 1986
Citation: Loo, E.H.,Goh, T.N.,Ong, H.L. (1986). A heuristic approach to scheduling university timetables. Computers and Education 10 (3) : 379-388. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper describes a heuristic approach to the university timetabling problem. The approach can satisfy complex conditions such as pre-assignment of classes, provision of lunch and dinner breaks, reservation or blocking of certain periods and some other requirements. The approach starts with a blank timetable in which classes are allocated into the timetable according to various criteria, the criteria themselves changing with the situation. A good heuristic solution to the problem can be obtained after a few trials. The method can be used to construct an integrated timetable for a number of academic departments. This would result in better resource utilization and provide a means for further resource development studies. The limitations of the system and ideas for its further enhancement are also discussed. © 1986.
Source Title: Computers and Education
ISSN: 03601315
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