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Title: Proposing a new multi objective mathematical model for university course timetabling problem regarding optimisation of the quality of lecturers

Authors: Mohammad Mehdi Tavakoli; Hadi Shirouyehzad; Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi; Sayed Esmaeil Najafi

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Scheduling of activities is considered in all daily tasks and many researchers have referred to this as an important factor to enhance productivity of activities. One of the issues in which scheduling is important is to create a university course timetable that is usually employed in universities for scheduling of lessons and assignment of the existing resources to them. Resources including classes, lecturers and so on are normally assigned to the university course timetable. Given the importance of university course timetable, a new model is presented in the current study. In this study, constraints of research models are identified from research background and then a new model is proposed by aggregation of previous constraints and considering many new ones. Paying attention to quality of teaching is one of the most important constraints that has been represented as the model's objective. Finally, the model is solved through a numerical example.

Keywords: mathematical model; course timetabling; quality; university.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMOM.2018.10016858

International Journal of Modelling in Operations Management, 2018 Vol.7 No.1, pp.75 - 94

Received: 05 Mar 2018
Accepted: 14 May 2018

Published online: 16 Oct 2018 *

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