The 7th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling

Université de Montréal, August 18 - 22, 2008

, August 18 — 22, 2008

PATAT 2008
 
                                              
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This conference is the seventh in a series of conferences that serve as a forum for an international community of researchers, practitioners and vendors on all aspects of computer-aided timetable generation. For more information about the series of conferences see http://www.asap.cs.nott.ac.uk/patat/patat-index.shtml.

The themes of the conference include (but are not limited to):

  • Educational Timetabling
  • Transport Timetabling
  • Employee Timetabling and Rostering
  • Sports Timetabling
  • Complexity Issues
  • Distributed Timetabling Systems
  • Experiences
  • Implementations
  • Commercial Packages
  • Interactive vs Batch Timetabling
  • Timetable Updating
  • Standard Data Formats
  • Relationship with Other Scheduling Problems
  • Timetabling Research Areas, including:

Constraint-Based Methods Operational Research Hyper-Heuristics
Evolutionary ComputationSimulated AnnealingVery Large Neighborhood Search
Artificial Intelligence Local SearchGraph Colouring
Mathematical Programming Ant Colony Methods Hybrid Methods
Expert Systems Soft Computing Multi-Criteria Decision Making
Heuristic Search Tabu Search Fuzzy Reasoning
Knowledge Based Systems Meta-Heuristics  
             

Featured Keynote Speakers

  • Michael O. Ball (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Patrick De Causmaecker (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
  • Gilles Pesant (École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada)
  • Erwin Pesch (Universität Siegen, Germany)
 

Organizing and Programme Committees co-chairs

Michel Gendreau
CIRRELT/CRT
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville
Montreal (Quebec)
Canada H3C 3J7

michel.gendreau@cirrelt.ca
Edmund Burke
Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Research Group
School of Computer Science and Information Technology
University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

ekb@cs.nott.ac.uk