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Automate Scheduling for Hostel Room Allocation

Authors: Hin Fuk Yu and Rayner Alfred

Abstract:

Due to the rapid grows of student population in tertiary institutions in developing countries, hostel space has became one of the most important resources in university. Therefore, the decision of student selection and hostel room allocation is indeed a critical issue for university administration. This paper proposes a hierarchical heuristics approach to cope with hostel room allocation problem. The proposed approach involves selecting eligible students using rank based selection method and allocating selected students to most suitable hostel room possible via the implementation of Genetic Algorithm (GA). We also examine the effect of weight associated to constraints on the performance of the GA. Results obtained from the experiments show the feasibility of the proposed approach in addressing the problem in hand.

 

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