Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||Constraint-Informed Information Systems in Space Management Utilization|
|Authors: ||Rodrigues, Irene|
|Keywords: ||constraint-informed information systems|
constraint logic programming
|Issue Date: ||Jul-2016|
|Publisher: ||Coimbra Business School|
|Abstract: ||Declarative techniques such as Constraint Programming can be very effective in modeling and assisting management decisions. We present a method for managing university classrooms which extends the previous design of a Constraint-Informed Information System to generate the timetables while dealing with spatial resource optimization issues.
We seek to maximize space utilization along two dimensions: classroom use and occupancy rates. While we want to maximize the room use rate, we still need to satisfy the soft constraints which model students’ and lecturers’ preferences. We present a constraint logic programming-based local search method which relies on an evaluation function that combines room utilization and timetable soft preferences.
Based on this, we developed a tool which we applied to the improvement of classroom allocation in a University. Comparing the results to the current timetables obtained without optimizing space utilization, the initial versions of our tool manages to reach a 30% improvement in space utilization, while preserving the quality of the timetable, both for students and lecturers.|
|Appears in Collections:||GES - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Nacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.