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Development on harmony search hyper-heuristic framework for examination timetabling problem
K. Anwar, A.T. Khader, , M.A. Awadallah
Published in Springer Verlag
Volume: 8795
Pages: 87 - 95
In this paper, a Harmony Search-based Hyper-heuristic (HSHH) approach is proposed for tackling examination timetabling problems. In this approach, the harmony search algorithm will operate as a high level of abstraction which intelligently evolves a sequence of low level heuristics. This sequence is a combination of improvement heuristics which consist of neighborhood structure strategies. The proposed approach is tested using the examination timetabling tracks in Second International Timetabling Competition (ITC-2007) benchmarks. Experimentally, the HSHH approach can achieve comparable results with the comparative methods in the literature. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.