Title: Scheduling problems at a university: a real-world example

Authors: Marko ?upi?; Tin Franovi?

Addresses: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia. ' Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Abstract: In this paper, we discuss the development and usage of various kinds of educational activity schedulers used at faculty level. Problems solved by such schedulers are of paramount importance for organisation of educational activities during the semester. Implementations of adequate evolutionary computation-based algorithms are being developed as part of the Ferko project. Various parts of the Ferko project have already been used for several years by thousands of students and faculty staff members at our institution.

Keywords: exam scheduling; laboratory scheduling; make-up scheduling; examinations; lecture groups; student assigning; universities; University of Zagreb; Croatia; activity schedulers; educational activities; semesters; academic faculties; evolutionary algorithms; computation-based algorithms; Ferko project; intelligent support; course management; faculty members; knowledge; learning; computers; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2011.043891

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2011 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.51 - 69

Available online: 28 Nov 2011 *

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