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A hybrid constraint-based programming approach to design a sports tournament scheduling


Soong, Chai Juan and Ramli, Razamin and Ibrahim, Haslinda (2011) A hybrid constraint-based programming approach to design a sports tournament scheduling. European Journal of Scientific Research, 49 (1). pp. 39-48. ISSN 1450-216X

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Abstract

We investigate the problem of sports tournament scheduling as reflected in the quality of tournament schedule in University Utara Malaysia (UUM). The background of the sports tournament problems that inefficiency of the human scheduler, time-consuming task and unfairness among the athletes that need to be solved gives direction and motivation in investigating the problem of scheduling the sports tournament. Subsequently,previous work related to the problem is discussed. Thus, we present an innovative hybrid of a constraint-based algorithm and a neighbourhood search, which is an exploration into alternative and improved methodology in the problem of sports tournament scheduling with special multiple constraints. A scheduling system is then developed. As a result, fair distribution of break or rest times and game venues among the competing teams are achieved in our objectives. The sports tournament scheduling system assists and improves the sports events management through high quality schedule as compared with the current human scheduler, which consider rest period, day and time preferences and venue availability. Thus, this sophisticated algorithm provides the feasible, optimum, efficient and quick solution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sports Tournament Scheduling, Constraint-Based Programming, Neighbourhood Search, University Sports Events
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Razamin Ramli
Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 01:26
Last Modified: 12 May 2011 01:26
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2839

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