International Timetabling Competition

Organized by Metaheuristics Network and sponsored by PATAT the International Timetabling Competition was open to any aspiring timetabler! The problem proposed was to create a weekly timetable for a university.


Competition Results

Original Competition Page With Details of the Problem and Solutions


The Metaheuristics Network is a European Commission project, undertaken jointly by five European institutes, that aims to compare and analyse the performance of various metaheuristics on different combinatorial optimization problems, including Timetabling.

The International Series of Conferences on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT) is held bi-annually as a forum for both researchers and practioners of timetabling to exchange ideas.


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