Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling V: 5th International Conference, PATAT 2004, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, August 18-20, 2004, Revised Selected Papers / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling, PATAT 2004, held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA in August 2004.

The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on general issues, transport timetabling, university course timetabling, school timetabling, project scheduling, and examination timetabling.

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General Issues.- Learning User Preferences in Distributed Calendar Scheduling.- Semantic Components for Timetabling.- An Open Interactive Timetabling Tool.- Distributed Choice Function Hyper-heuristics for Timetabling and Scheduling.- Transport Timetabling.- A Hybridised Integer Programming and Local Search Method for Robust Train Driver Schedules Planning.- Logistics Service Network Design for Time-Critical Delivery.- University Course Timetabling.- The University Course Timetabling Problem with a Three-Phase Approach.- Minimal Perturbation Problem in Course Timetabling.- Feature Selection in a Fuzzy Student Sectioning Algorithm.- A Column Generation Scheme for Faculty Timetabling.- School Timetabling.- Decomposition and Parallelization of Multi-resource Timetabling Problems.- Interactively Solving School Timetabling Problems Using Extensions of Constraint Programming.- A Tiling Algorithm for High School Timetabling.- Project Scheduling.- Lower Bounds for the Multi-skill Project Scheduling Problem with Hierarchical Levels of Skills.- Examination Timetabling.- A Novel Similarity Measure for Heuristic Selection in Examination Timetabling.- A Tabu Search Hyper-heuristic Approach to the Examination Timetabling Problem at the MARA University of Technology.- A Hybrid Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm for the Uncapacitated Exam Proximity Problem.- Examination Timetabling with Fuzzy Constraints.- Fuzzy Multiple Heuristic Orderings for Examination Timetabling.

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