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.

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Evolving Tiles for Automated Self-Assembly Design
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Solving Examination Timetabling Problems using Honey-bee Mating Optimization (ETP-HBMO)
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Regulators as agents: Modelling personality and power as evidence is brokered to support decisions on environmental risk
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Graham Kendall: Details of Requested Publication


Citation

Sabar, N. R; Ayob, M; Kendall, G and Qu, R A honey-bee mating optimization algorithm for educational timetabling problems. European Journal of Operational Research, 216 (3): 533-543, 2012.


Abstract

In this work, we propose a variant of the honey-bee mating optimization algorithm for solving educa tional timetabling problems. The honey-bee algorithm is a nature inspired algorithm which simulates the process of real honey-bees mating. The performance of the proposed algorithm is tested over two benchmark problems; exam (Carterís un-capacitated datasets) and course (Socha datasets) timetabling problems. We chose these two datasets as they have been widely studied in the literature and we would also like to evaluate our algorithm across two different, yet related, domains. Results demonstrate that the performance of the honey-bee mating optimization algorithm is comparable with the results of other approaches in the scientific literature. Indeed, the proposed approach obtains best results compared with other approaches on some instances, indicating that the honey-bee mating optimization algorithm is a promising approach in solving educational timetabling problems.


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Bibtex

@ARTICLE{sakq2012, author = {N. R. Sabar and M. Ayob and G. Kendall and R. Qu},
title = {A honey-bee mating optimization algorithm for educational timetabling problems},
journal = {European Journal of Operational Research},
year = {2012},
volume = {216},
pages = {533--543},
number = {3},
abstract = {In this work, we propose a variant of the honey-bee mating optimization algorithm for solving educa tional timetabling problems. The honey-bee algorithm is a nature inspired algorithm which simulates the process of real honey-bees mating. The performance of the proposed algorithm is tested over two benchmark problems; exam (Carterís un-capacitated datasets) and course (Socha datasets) timetabling problems. We chose these two datasets as they have been widely studied in the literature and we would also like to evaluate our algorithm across two different, yet related, domains. Results demonstrate that the performance of the honey-bee mating optimization algorithm is comparable with the results of other approaches in the scientific literature. Indeed, the proposed approach obtains best results compared with other approaches on some instances, indicating that the honey-bee mating optimization algorithm is a promising approach in solving educational timetabling problems.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ejor.2011.08.006},
issn = {0377-2217},
keywords = {Honey Bee, Course Timetabling, Examination Timetabling, Exam, Carter, Socha, Meta-heuristics, population},
owner = {gxk},
timestamp = {2011.08.30},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/sakq2012.pdf} }