[Opt-Net] PATAT 2016 Deadline Extension (13 March 2016) and Final CFP

Luca Di Gaspero luca.digaspero at uniud.it
Mon Feb 22 12:06:16 CET 2016


11th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling
PATAT 2016
23-26 August, 2016 in Udine, Italy

*Extended deadline for submissions: 13 March 2016*

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 2016 which is the eleventh in the conference series will be held in Udine, Italy.

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 optimises 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 2016, 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 Mining,
- Expert Systems                          Classifier Systems, Neural Networks)
- 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 2016 proceedings after they are presented.

Detailed submission details and the link to the submission system are available at: http://patatconference.org/patat2016/instructions/

Authors of all three categories 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 *Extended* Deadline:   13 March, 2016
* Notification of Acceptance:             29 April, 2016
* Early Registration Closes:              1 July, 2016
* Conference:                             23-26 August, 2016
* Edmund Burke, Queen Mary University of London (UK) e.burke(ATT)qmul.ac.uk
* Luca Di Gaspero, Univerity of Udine (IT) luca.digaspero(ATT)uniud.it
* Barry McCollum, Queen's University Belfast (UK) b.mccollum(ATT)qub.ac.uk
* Ender Özcan, University of Nottingham (UK) ender.ozcan(ATT)nottingham.ac.uk
* Andrea Schaerf, University of Udine (IT) schaerf(ATT)uniud.it

* Marco Lübbecke, RWTH Aachen University (DE)
* Sanja Petrovic, University of Nottingham (UK)
* Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE)

* Douglas Moody, New York College of Technology (US)

* Panayiotis Alefragis, TEI Mesologiou, Greece
* Hesham Alfares, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
* Sara Ceschia, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
* Marco Chiarandini, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
* Patrick De Causmaecker, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Dominique De Werra, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
* Michel Gendreau, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
* Bernard Gendron, Université de Montréal, Canada
* Aldy Gunawan, Singapore Management University, Singapore
* Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
* Jeffrey H. Kingston, School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, Australia
* Raymond Kwan, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
* Rhydian Lewis, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
* Jingpeng Li, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
* Paul McMullan, Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom
* Amnon Meisels, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
* Tomas Muller, Purdue University, United States
* Nysret Musliu, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
* Ben Paechter, Napier University, United Kingdom
* Andrew J. Parkes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
* Erwin Pesch, University of Siegen, Germany
* Sanja Petrovic, The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
* Nelishia Pillay, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
* Gerhard Post, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands
* Jean-Yves Potvin, Université de Montréal, Canada
* Rong Qu, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
* Celso Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil
* Atle Riise, SINTEF ICT, Norway
* Louis-Martin Rousseau, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
* Hana Rudová, Masarykova Univerzita, Czech Republic
* Jonathan Thompson, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
* Paolo Toth, Alma Mater Studiorum – Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
* Michael Trick, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
* Pascal Van Hentenryck, University of Michigan, United States
* Greet Vanden Berghe, KU Leuven, Belgium
* Mike Wright, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
* Jay Yellen, Rollins College, United States
* Sara Ceschia, University of Udine (IT)
* Luca Di Gaspero, University of Udine (IT)
* Andrea Schaerf, University of Udine (IT)
* Tommaso Urli, NICTA (AU)

The PATAT 2016 conference is sponsored by:
* EURO, the association of European Operational Research Societies
* WATT, the EURO Working Group on Automated Timetabling

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