Introduction

  • Moritz Mühlenthaler
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 678)

Abstract

Creating timetables is a complex and recurring task at any university. Basically, the goal is to create a weekly schedule of the teaching activities by assigning lectures to rooms and time periods (timeslots). From the perspective of a computer scientist, it seems natural to formalize the task in terms of a computational problem so that timetables can be created in an automated fashion. In this work we will deal with formal computational problems related to course timetabling as well as the problem of formalizing the course timetabling task. One of our main topics occurring throughout this work will be the formalization of the quality of a timetable and how to measure it.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moritz Mühlenthaler
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  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science 12University of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany

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