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Talk announcement: Thursday, March 28 - Andrea Schaerf (University of Udine) "Educational Timetabling: Problems, Benchmarks, Algorithms, Software Tools, and Practical Issues"



Dear colleagues,

The DBAI group cordially invites you to the following seminar talk:

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Andrea Schaerf
University of Udine
http://www.diegm.uniud.it/schaerf/


Educational Timetabling: Problems, Benchmarks, Algorithms, Software Tools, and Practical Issues

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Time: Thursday, March 28, 18:15.
Place: Seminarroom Goedel (Favoritenstrasse 9-11, ground floor)

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Abstract:

University timetabling problems consist in scheduling a sequence of events (lectures, seminars, or exams) between teachers and students in a prefixed period of time, satisfying a set of constraints of various types. In this talk, we critically review different formulations, public benchmarks, search methods, and software tool available for the solution and the management of timetabling problems. We will also discuss, practical issues involved in the actual solution of timetabling problems in an Italian University.

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Speaker CV:
Andrea Schaerf received his master degree cum laudein Electrical Engineering in 1990 and his PhD in Computer Science in 1994 from University of Rome "La Sapienza". During his studies, he spent one year at Stanford University (California, U.S.A.) under the supervision of Y. Shoham. After graduating, he was supported for one year by a scholarship from CNR, and successively he spent one year at CWI in Amsterdam under the supervision of K. Apt, supported by a fellowship by ERCIM. From 1996 to 1998 he has been Assistant Professor at University of Rome "La Sapienza". From 1998 to 2005 he has been Associate Professor at University of Udine, where, starting November 2005, he is Full Professor. His main research interest is in algorithms, specification languages, and software tools for scheduling and timetabling problems.



Regards,
Nysret