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dc.contributor.authorKheiri, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorÖzcan, Ender
dc.contributor.authorParkes, Andrew J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-15T09:46:25Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description.abstractAutomating high school timetabling is a challenging task. This problem is a well known hard computational problem which has been of interest to practitioners as well as researchers. High schools need to timetable their regular activities once per year, or even more frequently. The exact solvers might fail to find a solution for a given instance of the problem. A selection hyper-heuristic can be defined as an easy-to-implement, easy-to-maintain and effective ‘heuristic to choose heuristics’ to solve such computationally hard problems. This paper describes the approach of the team hyper-heuristic search strategies and timetabling (HySST) to high school timetabling which competed in all three rounds of the third international timetabling competition. HySST generated the best new solutions for three given instances in Round 1 and gained the second place in Rounds 2 and 3. It achieved this by using a fairly standard stochastic search method but significantly enhanced by a selection hyper-heuristic with an adaptive acceptance mechanism.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en_GB
dc.identifier.citationPublished online 22 June 2014en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10479-014-1660-0
dc.identifier.grantnumberEP/F033214/1en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/15557
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10479-014-1660-0en_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonPublisher policyen_GB
dc.subjectTimetablingen_GB
dc.subjectStochastic local searchen_GB
dc.subjectHyper-heuristicen_GB
dc.subjectRestarten_GB
dc.subjectSchedulingen_GB
dc.titleA stochastic local search algorithm with adaptive acceptance for high-school timetablingen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0254-5330
dc.descriptionThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10479-014-1660-0en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn1572-9338
dc.identifier.journalAnnals of Operations Researchen_GB


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