Graham Kendall
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Professor Graham Kendall

Professor Graham Kendall is the Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). He is also a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham.

He is a Director of MyResearch Sdn Bhd, Crops for the Future Sdn Bhd. and Nottingham Green Technologies Sdn Bhd. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society (FORS).

He has published over 230 peer reviewed papers. He is an Associate Editor of 10 journals and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Computational Intelligence and AI in Games.

News

How are football fixtures worked out?
http://bit.ly/1z0oTAH
I have published a few papers on Sports Scheduling.
http://bit.ly/gVaUqT

Latest Blog Post

Snooker: Celebrating 40 years at the Crucible

Random Blog Post

Cloud Computing

Publication(s)

Optimising risk reduction: An expected utility approach for marginal risk reduction during regulatory decision making
http://bit.ly/gBihFm
A Graph Coloring Constructive Hyper-Heuristic for Examination Timetabling Problems
http://bit.ly/1a3zv2M
Evolving Tiles for Automated Self-Assembly Design
http://bit.ly/dInbHL
Scheduling TV Commercials: Models and Solution Methodologies
http://bit.ly/idSBCA

Graham Kendall: Details of Requested Publication


Citation

Kendall, G Scheduling English football fixtures over holiday periods. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 59 (6): 743-755, 2008.


Abstract

Every year the English football authorities produce a set of fixtures for the four main divisions in England. Over the Christmas and New Year period every team has to play two fixtures; one being played at their home venue and the other at an opponent's venue. There are various other constraints that also have to be respected with the overall objective being to minimize the total distance travelled by all teams. In this paper, I formally define the problem, discuss the data collection that I have undertaken and present the algorithm (which is based on depth first search, followed by a local search) I have developed. Using data from four seasons, I show that I am able to produce better schedules than those currently used.


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2014 (0.953), 2013 (0.911), 2012 (0.989), 2011 (0.971), 2010 (1.102), 2009 (1.009), 2008 (0.839), 2007 (0.784), 2006 (0.597), 2005 (0.603), 2004 (0.515), 2003 (0.416), 2002 (0.493), 2001 (0.438), 2000 (0.648)

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Bibtex

@ARTICLE{k2008, author = {G. Kendall},
title = {Scheduling English football fixtures over holiday periods},
journal = {Journal of the Operational Research Society},
year = {2008},
volume = {59},
pages = {743--755},
number = {6},
abstract = {Every year the English football authorities produce a set of fixtures for the four main divisions in England. Over the Christmas and New Year period every team has to play two fixtures; one being played at their home venue and the other at an opponent's venue. There are various other constraints that also have to be respected with the overall objective being to minimize the total distance travelled by all teams. In this paper, I formally define the problem, discuss the data collection that I have undertaken and present the algorithm (which is based on depth first search, followed by a local search) I have developed. Using data from four seasons, I show that I am able to produce better schedules than those currently used.},
doi = {10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602382},
issn = {0160-5682},
keywords = {scheduling, sport, optimization, soccer, football, optimisation},
owner = {est},
timestamp = {2010.02.22},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/k2008.pdf} }