[Internship and/or Master's thesis]
The research in automatic generation of schedules in High School Timetabling in the last 4 decades has been extensive. While in the 70s and 80 the models were very basic, in the last two decades the models have become closer to practice. These studies were mostly related to a few schools or (in some cases) one country. Although formats for exchanging datasets were presented in this period, no active exchange took place till the introduction of XHSTT. At present there are more than 40 datasets from 11 different countries present available in XHSTT.
This datasets opens new opportunities to do research in High School Timetabling. A start of this is made in the International Timetabling Competition 2011. Several possibilities here are open, including an internship at the University of Patras in Greece.
For more information, please contact Gerhard Post.