Project Adaptive Scheduling

Adaptive scheduling is a new concept for the creation of timetables. Adaptive scheduling is the constant adjustment of timetables according to several key performance indicators (KPIs), including room occupation, room utilisation and walking distances. Through the use of sensors, it is possible to measure how many people are present in a room. This measured data can be compared with planned data. This planned data contains information on how many people were expected to be in a room. The retrieved measurements and planned data are used in conjunction with scientific models to calculate the KPIs. This allows for more insight into the performance of educational timetables used by the University of Twente. Because of this, timetables can be adjusted specifically and constantly throughout the year to increase its performance. The making of timetables will thus be more dynamic. The goal of adaptive scheduling is to improve the educational environment of the University of Twente for both students and employees.