EuroGP2001 18-20 April 2001
Lake Como (Milan), Italy
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EvoSTIM2001 - Call for papers

Second European Workshop on Scheduling and Timetabling

Scheduling and Timetabling are amongst the most successful applications of evolutionary techniques.

EvoSTIM2001 is the second European event specifically dedicated to the applications of evolutionary computation to scheduling and timetabling, following on from the successful EvoSTIM 2000 held in Edinburgh in April 2000.

It gives European and non-European researchers in those fields an opportunity to present their latest research and discuss current developments and applications. It is also an opportunity to meet with other researchers and industrialists working in the same field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Case studies of applications of evolutionary techniques to real-life problems in scheduling and timetabling
  • Theoretical Developments, including benchmarking and other comparative studies
  • Hybrid methods and Novel Heuristics
  • Methods for fast and minimally disruptive rescheduling
  • Dynamic Scheduling
  • Distributed Scheduling
  • Scheduling in industrial environments including transport and distribution
  • Educational courses and exam timetabling
  • Employee and workforce scheduling
  • Organisation and resource scheduling

Accepted papers

Authors Title
Marc Bufe, Tim Fischer, Holger Gubbels, Claudius Hacker, Oliver Hasprich, Christian Scheibel, Karsten Weicker, Nicole Weicker, Michael Wenig and Christian Wolfangel Automated Solution of a Highly Constrained School Timetabling
Matthijs den Besten, Thomas Stutzle and Marco Dorigo Design of Iterated Local Search Algorithms
Calogero Di Stefano and Andrea G. B. Tettamanzi An Evolutionary Algorithm for solving the School Time-Tabling Problem
Matthias Grobner and Peter Wilke Optimizing Employee Schedules by a Hybrid Genetic Algorithm
Philippe Lacomme, Christian Prins and Wahiba Ramdane-Cherif A Genetic Algorithm for the Capacitated Arc Routing Problem and its Extensions
Daniel Merkle and Martin Middendorf A New Approach to Solve Permutation Scheduling Problems with Ant Colony Optimization
Neil Urquhart, Ben Paechter and Kenneth Chisholm Street-based Routing Using an Evolutionary Algorithm
C. Henrik Westerberg and John Levine Investigation of Different Seeding Strategies in a Genetic Planner

Organizing Commitee

EvoSTIM chair

  • Emma Hart
    School of Computing
    Napier University
    219 Colinton Road
    EH14 1DJ
    Scotland, UK

Programme committee

  • Agoston E Eiben, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Emma Hart, Napier University, UK
  • Martin Middendorf, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Ben Paechter, Napier University, UK
  • Peter Swann, Rolls Royce plc, UK
  • Andrea G B Tettamanzi, Genetica, Italy
  • Peter Ross, Napier University, UK

EvoWorkshops chair

Local chairs


To submit, send your manuscript (recmended length 10 A4 pages, Postscript format) to the programme preferebly by email to the EvoSTIM chair (see below) with the subject line "SUBMISSION EVOSTIM2001" no later than November 16, 2000. If submitting by post send 4 paper copies to the programme chair at the address below. The papers will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee. Authors will be notified via email on the results of the review by December 20, 2000.

The authors of accepted papers will be asked to improve their paper on the basis of the reviewers' comments and will be asked to send a camera ready version of their manuscripts by January 25, 2001.

Papers will appear in the EvoWorkshops2001 proceedings to be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series, formatting instructions for which can be found at As with previous years the proceedings will be published both in book form and electronically. Therefore accepted camera ready papers must be accompanied by electronic (machine readable) source documents.

By submitting a camera-ready paper, the author(s) agree that at least one author will attend and present each accepted paper at the workshop.

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