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Automated Timetable Generation using Bee Colony Optimization

Deeptimanta Ojha, Rajesh Kumar Sahoo, Satyabrata Das. Published in Information Sciences

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Deeptimanta Ojha, Rajesh Kumar Sahoo, Satyabrata Das
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  1. Deeptimanta Ojha, Rajesh Kumar Sahoo and Satyabrata Das. Automated Timetable Generation using Bee Colony Optimization. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 10(9):38-43, May 2016. URL, DOI BibTeX

    	author = "Deeptimanta Ojha and Rajesh Kumar Sahoo and Satyabrata Das",
    	title = "Automated Timetable Generation using Bee Colony Optimization",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	issue_date = "May 2016",
    	volume = 10,
    	number = 9,
    	month = "May",
    	year = 2016,
    	issn = "2249-0868",
    	pages = "38-43",
    	numpages = 6,
    	url = "",
    	doi = "10.5120/ijais2016451553",
    	publisher = "Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA",
    	address = "New York, USA"


Timetable problem is a NP-hard problem where different constraints and various resources are applied but the resources are limited. Optimization problem is a technique which can handle different constraints. This paper focuses the Bee colony Optimization (BCO) for finding the optimal solutions of course time table.BCO is a Meta heuristic optimization scheme where NP-hard with different parameter settings are solved. There are two objectives, first objective is to provide the introduction to timetabling and second objective is the BCO and their variations with timetable design. The proposed algorithm is used to construct the course time table and optimized that time table.


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Optimization, Bee colony Optimization (BCO), Course time table