Solving the Balanced Academic Curriculum Problem with an Hybridization of Genetic Algorithm and Constraint Propagation

  • T. Lambert
  • C. Castro
  • E. Monfroy
  • F. Saubion
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4029)


In this paper, we are concerned with the design of a hybrid resolution framework including genetic algorithms and constraint propagation to solve the balanced academic curriculum problem. We develop a theoretical model in which hybrid resolution can be achieved as the computation of a fixpoint of elementary functions. These functions correspond to basic resolution techniques and their applications can easily be parameterized by different search strategies. This framework is used to solve a specific problem and we discuss the experimental results showing the interest of the of the model to design such hybridizations.


CSP genetic algorithms constraint propagation hybrid resolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Lambert
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Castro
    • 3
  • E. Monfroy
    • 1
    • 3
  • F. Saubion
    • 2
  1. 1.LINA, Université de NantesFrance
  2. 2.LERIA, Université d’AngersFrance
  3. 3.Universidad Santa MaríaValparaísoChile

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