Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems

Fairness in Academic Course Timetabling

Authors: Mühlenthaler, Moritz

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  • Provides an overview of course timetabling problems and their combinatorial properties
  • Presents a rigorous treatment of fairness aspects
  • Showcases a detailed case study on the implementation of a real-world timetabling system
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This monograph deals with theoretical and practical aspects of creating course timetables at academic institutions. The task is typically to create a timetable that suits the requirements of the stakeholders – students, lecturers, and the administration – as well as possible. The book presents an exposition of the basic combinatorial problems and solution methods for course timetabling and related tasks. It provides a rigorous treatment of fairness issues that arise in the course timetabling context and shows how to deal with the potentially conflicting interests of the stakeholders. The proposed methods are also readily applicable to other classes of scheduling problems such as staff rostering. Finally, it presents a comprehensive case study on the implementation of an automated course timetabling system at the school of engineering of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The case study includes a detailed description of the problem model as well as an evaluation of stakeholder satisfaction.

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Moritz Mühlenthaler holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide and a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He was a doctoral student at the Efficient Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization group at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and finished his Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in 2014. His research interests include graph-theoretic concepts in computer science in general, and timetabling and scheduling problems in particular.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fairness in Academic Course Timetabling
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
Series Volume
678
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12799-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12799-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-12798-9
Series ISSN
0075-8442
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 147
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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