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The Traveling Tournament Problem Description and Benchmarks

  • Kelly Easton
  • George Nemhauser
  • Michael Trick
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2239)

Abstract

The Traveling Tournament Problem is a sports timetabling problem that abstracts two issues in creating timetables:home/away pattern feasibility and team travel. Instances of this problem seem to be very dificult even for a very small number of teams,making it an interesting challenge for combinatorial optimization techniques such as integer programming and constraint programming. We introduce the problem, describe one way of modeling it,and give some interesting classes of instances with base computational results.

Keywords

Travel Salesman Problem Constraint Programming Major League Baseball National League Travel Tournament Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kelly Easton
    • 1
  • George Nemhauser
    • 1
  • Michael Trick
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Industrial Administration Carnegie MellonPittsburghUSA

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