A Generic Approach to Interactive University Timetabling
Room utilization is a problem for universities most notably when students do not have to enroll for the courses they want to attend. In this case, the only information available is the examination regulation of their respective course of study. In this paper, it will be illustrated how student constraints can be inferred from these regulations and how they can be used to reduce the task to a well understood problem. Furthermore, an innovative user interface based on these constraints which enables highly interactive university course scheduling will be presented. In order to support a wide range of environments, the approach rests upon a very general domain model and does not depend on a specific solver technology.