ITC 2021: International Timetabling Competition on Sports Timetabling
Info! Announcement of finalists and abstract/paper submission
The ITC2021 competition is now officially over. We would like to explicitly thank all 13 teams that have participated in the competition. We are pleased to announce the following 6 finalists (the order of this list was generated at random and hence does NOT necessarily represent the final ordering):
Congratulations to all! Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, it is unclear whether PATAT 2021 can take place at the date originally announced. We therefore decided to announce the winners of the ITC2021 competition together with an overview of all best found solutions at MathSport International 2021 which will take place online on the 24th and 25th June 2021 (free registration, more information to follow).
In order to receive prizes, please remind that finalists are expected to submit an extended abstract or full paper to the PATAT conference. Although it is unclear at the moment whether the PATAT conference will take place during this summer, proceedings will continue as originally scheduled. Participants that want to submit an extended abstract or full paper to PATAT should follow the guidelines below.
Admittedly, these deadlines are short, but we hope that joining the proceedings organized by PATAT may speed up the publication process and may eventually result in a journal publication in the special issue dedicated to the PATAT conference. Also teams that did not make the list of finalists are more than welcome (and encouraged) to submit an extended abstract or full paper.
Besides this, would it be possible to provide us with a heads up on what algorithm you used, using the following google form (information only visible to the organizers)?
Please also note that there are still a considerable number of open sports timetabling problem instances available on the RobinX website. Problem instances on this website use a very similar but slightly more elaborate encoding and should thus only require minor modifications to your existing algorithms. Since today, for most problem instances a first solution is available. Feel free to submit any better solution to firstname.lastname@example.org! If your algorithm was able to compute any bound on the objective value of the (ITC2021) problem instances, feel free to submit them as well to email@example.com.
Van Bulck, D., Goossens, D., Beliën, J. & Davari, M. International Timetabling Competition 2021: Sports Timetabling -- website. itc2021.ugent.be
Van Bulck, D., Goossens, D., Beliën, J., and Davari, M. (2021). The Fifth International Timetabling Competition (ITC 2021): Sports Timetabling. Proceedings of MathSport International 2021 Conference, MathSport, in press.