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Presentation 2008-10-17 15:55
A Proposal of An Optimal Assignment Algorithm for General Academic
Tomoya Shoji, Hiroki Fujii, Kanako Uemura, Hiroki Kawano, Nobuo Funabiki, Toru Nakanishi (Okayama Univ.) ET2008-48
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(in English) Currently, general academic subjects in Okayama University consist of four categories, namely, “main subjects”, “individual subjects”, “guidance subjects”, and “foreign language subjects”. Among them, for “main subjects” and “foreign language subjects” that have much freedom in choice, students are requested to submit the ranks of the subjects that they want to take in the next semester beforehand. Then, the assignment of subjects to students is processed manually using the submitted ranks. However, this assignment task is very hard because it is necessary to assign fairly several thousand students at the same time while considering the capacity of each classroom, the bias in popularity among subjects, and movements of students between two distant campuses. In this paper, we define the assignment problem of general academic subjects to students as a combinational optimization problem, and propose its heuristic algorithm composed of two stages. We implement the algorithm as a Ruby application, and verify the effectiveness using real data in our university.
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(in English) general academic subject registration / combinational optimization / algorithm / automation / Ruby / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 108, no. 247, ET2008-48, pp. 51-56, Oct. 2008.
Paper # ET2008-48 
Date of Issue 2008-10-10 (ET) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2008-10-17 - 2008-10-17 
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Conference Code 2008-10-ET 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) A Proposal of An Optimal Assignment Algorithm for General Academic 
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Keyword(1) general academic subject registration  
Keyword(2) combinational optimization  
Keyword(3) algorithm  
Keyword(4) automation  
Keyword(5) Ruby  
1st Author's Name Tomoya Shoji  
1st Author's Affiliation Okayama University (Okayama Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Hiroki Fujii  
2nd Author's Affiliation Okayama University (Okayama Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Kanako Uemura  
3rd Author's Affiliation Okayama University (Okayama Univ.)
4th Author's Name Hiroki Kawano  
4th Author's Affiliation Okayama University (Okayama Univ.)
5th Author's Name Nobuo Funabiki  
5th Author's Affiliation Okayama University (Okayama Univ.)
6th Author's Name Toru Nakanishi  
6th Author's Affiliation Okayama University (Okayama Univ.)
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Date Time 2008-10-17 15:55:00 
Presentation Time 25 
Registration for ET 
Paper # IEICE-ET2008-48 
Volume (vol) IEICE-108 
Number (no) no.247 
Page pp.51-56 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-ET-2008-10-10 

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