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Swarm Intelligence For Educational Timetabling: A Survey Of The State Of The Art

Volume 3 - Issue 9, September 2019 Edition
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Omer ElhagMusa, Adil Ail Abdelaziz
educational timetabling; swarm intelligence; scheduling; systematic literature review.
Educational timetabling problems regardless of their classification are complex combinatorial problems that face many educational institutions. These problems require the satisfaction of a set of constraints to attain an efficient solution in the matter of resources and time consumption. Swarm intelligence techniques have been successfully applied to solve educational timetabling problems. In this review, the swarm intelligence solutions for solving educational timetabling problems will be investigated and critically discussed. The paper reports the implementation and results of a systematic literature review (SLR) used to collect and highlight the scientific literature on swarm intelligence for educational timetabling. The review links related areas and discusses hot topics on the efficiency of using swarm intelligence, and the gap between academia results and industry implementation in educational timetabling. The paper will be concluded by pointing out and comparing the results obtained in literature. Current promising directions for future research are also presented.
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