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A New Model for an Examination-Room Assignment Problem


Masri Ayob, Ariff Malik


Vol. 11  No. 10  pp. 187-190


This abstract presents a survey of the undergraduate students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia which asked about their perception and expectations towards university examination timetabling. Through this survey, and discussion with student registry officers (human schedulers), we formulate a new model for assigning examinations to room. The Room Penalty Cost aims to minimise students moving between rooms when they have been scheduled to sit consecutive examinations in a day. The proposed model also aims to minimise the number of rooms assigned to a single examination when it has to be split across multiple rooms. We suggest a heuristic that can be used to optimise the proposed model.


Heuristic, Examination Room Assignment