Memetic Algorithm and its Application to the Arrangement of Exam Timetable
This paper looks at Memetic Algorithm for solving timetabling problems. We present a new memetic algorithm which consists of global search algorithm and local search algorithm. In the proposed method, a genetic algorithm is chosen for global search algorithm while a simulated annealing algorithm is used for local search algorithm. In particular, we could get an optimal solution through the .NET with the real data of JiangXi Normal University. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can solve the university exam timetabling problem efficiently.
Q. Nguyen, Q. Ta, T. Duong, A Memetic Algorithm for Timetabling, Research Informatics Vietnam-Francophony, Can Tho, Vietnam,289-294, February, 2005.
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