Real-Life Faculty Examination Timetabling to Utilise Room Used
Keywords:Examination Timetabling, Two-Stage Heuristic, Room Utilisation,
AbstractExamination timetabling is an important and yet tedious task to do in every semester. The large number of courses and students increase the difficulty of developing a good examination timetable. Furthermore, the examination timeslots and rooms are very limited in this case study. Therefore, an improved version of two-stage heuristic is proposed and developed a web-based prototype (Faculty Examination Scheduling System, FESS 2.0) to solve faculty examination timetabling problem at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The prototype has been practically used starting from Semester II, 2016/2017. The main objective of the proposed solution is to maximise the room utilisation and minimise the number of rooms for a splitting examination. The outcome of research not only outperform the previous prototype FESS 1.0 but also enhance the services given by faculty management.
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