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Decomposition, reformulation, and diving in university course timetabling

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Decomposition, reformulation, and diving in university course timetabling
In many real-life optimisation problems, there are multiple interacting components in a solution. For example, different components might specify assignments to different kinds of resource. Often, each component is associated with different sets of soft constraints, and so with different measures of soft constraint violation. The goal is then to minimise a linear combination of such measures. This paper studies an approach to such problems, which can be thought of as multiphase exploitation of multiple objective-/value-restricted submodels. In this approach, only one computationally difficult component of a problem and the associated subset of objectives is considered at first. This produces partial solutions, which define interesting neighbourhoods in the search space of the complete problem. Often, it is possible to pick the initial component so that variable aggregation can be performed at the first stage, and the neighbourhoods to be explored next are guaranteed to contain feasibl...
Edmund K. Burke, Jakub Marecek, Andrew J. Parkes,
Added 09 Dec 2010
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where COR
Authors Edmund K. Burke, Jakub Marecek, Andrew J. Parkes, Hana Rudová
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