Welcome to the PATAT 2014 Conference Website

This conference is the tenth in a series of conferences that serve as a forum for an international community of researchers, practitioners and vendors on all aspects of computer-aided timetable generation

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-- The conference proceedings is available now! --

Topics of interest and themes of the conference include, but not limited to:

  • Educational Timetabling
  • Timetabling in Transport
  • Employee Rostering
  • Sports Timetabling
  • Timetabling in Healthcare
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Constraint-Based Methods
  • Expert Systems
  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Heuristic Search
  • Metaheuristics (e.g., Evolutionary Computation, Simulated Annealing, Tabu Search, Ant Colony Methods)
  • Systems to Build Systems (e.g., Hyper-heuristics, Algorithm Portfolios)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Operational Research
  • Graph Colouring
  • Resource Capacity Planning
  • Parallel/Distributed Computing
  • Hybrid Methods (e.g., Memetic Computing, Matheuristics)
  • Machine Learning (e.g., Data Mining, Classifier Systems, Neural Networks)
  • Multi-objective Approaches
  • Multi-criteria Decision Making
  • Foundational Studies
  • (e.g., Complexity Issues)
  • Timetabling Tools and Applications (e.g., Interactive and Batch Systems, Standard Data Formats, Ontologies, Experiences)


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Featured Keynote Speakers

Programme Co-chairs

Ender Özcan Edmund Burke Barry McCollum

Organising Committee

Una Benlic University of Stirling
Tim Curtois University of Nottingham
Mike Earl Loughborough University
Angeliki Gretsista University of Stirling
Bob John University of Nottingham
Vicki Lawlor University of Stirling
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