[Opt-Net] Call for Papers - PATAT 2014: The 10th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated

Ender Ozcan exo at Cs.Nott.AC.UK
Mon Dec 9 14:06:41 CET 2013

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The 10th International Conference on the 

Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling -

PATAT 2014




York, United Kingdom


26-29 August, 2014





The International Series of Conferences on the Practice and Theory of
Automated Timetabling (PATAT) is held biennially as a forum for both
researchers and practitioners of timetabling to exchange ideas. PATAT 2014
which is the tenth in the conference series will be held in York, UK.


Whether it is sporting events, educational institutions, transportation or
employee management the construction of efficient timetables which provide
the maximum in way of flexibility for all constituent parts is as important
as it is challenging. An increasingly important aspect within organisations
is an automated approach which maximises all aspects of resource usage. In
doing so a number of quantitative and qualitative challenges must be dealt
with from both a technical and practical perspective.


An important aim of the conference is to align the needs of practitioners
and the objectives of researchers. This is achieved through the presentation
and application of leading edge research techniques. Practitioners and
Researchers alike are encouraged to present their work and experiences with
the overall goal of developing efficient and practical solutions. With this
goal in mind, at PATAT 2014, researchers and practitioners will be brought
together through a number of key presentations and workshops.


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


- Educational Timetabling               - Artificial Intelligence

- Timetabling in Transport              - Graph Colouring

- Employee Rostering                    - Resource Capacity Planning

- Sports Timetabling                    - Parallel/Distributed Computing

- Timetabling in Healthcare             - Hybrid Methods (e.g., Memetic 

- Mathematical Programming                Computing, Matheuristics)

- Constraint-Based Methods              - Machine Learning (e.g., Data

- Expert Systems                          Classifier Systems, Neural

- Knowledge Based Systems               - Multi-objective Approaches

- Fuzzy Systems                         - Multi-criteria Decision Making

- Heuristic Search                      - Foundational Studies (e.g.,

- Metaheuristics (e.g., Evolutionary      Complexity Issues)

  Computation, Simulated Annealing,     - Timetabling Tools and Applications

  Tabu Search, Ant Colony Methods)        (e.g., Interactive

- Systems to Build Systems (e.g.,         and Batch Systems, 

  Hyper-heuristics,                       Standard Data Formats,

  Algorithm Portfolios)                   Ontologies, Experiences)




Authors are invited to submit their work in one of three categories:


1) Full papers: Authors should submit papers describing significant,
original and unpublished work. 


2) Abstracts: People who wish to give a talk (e.g. practitioners,
researchers with preliminary or incomplete papers) but do not want to submit
a full paper can submit abstracts of up to 1000 words.


3) System demonstrations: Authors can also submit an abstract, describing
the major properties and contribution of implemented and/or commercial
timetabling systems.


All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the
programme committee. Accepted papers will be invited for an oral
presentation at the event and included in the PATAT 2014 proceedings after
they are presented.




Authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their original work
as full papers for consideration to be published in a Special Issue of the
Annals of Operations Research.




Paper Submission Deadline: 10 February, 2014


Notification of Acceptance: 29 April, 2014


Early Registration Closes: 30 June, 2014




Ender Özcan

University of Nottingham



Edmund Burke

University of Stirling



Barry McCollum

Queen's University Belfast



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Tim Curtois, University of Nottingham


Mike Earl, Loughborough University


Bob John, University of Nottingham


Julie Lane, Sheffield Hallam University




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