Mathematical programming models for solving two conference planning problems

Kozan, Erhan & Burdett, Robert L. (2007) Mathematical programming models for solving two conference planning problems. International Journal of Operations Research, 4(4), pp. 189-198.


Planning academic conferences is often a difficult, tedious and time-consuming task. This is because there are many possible designs that can be considered and created. Additionally many of the associated tasks are currently performed manually in an inefficient manner when they could easily be automated. The planning process is particularly important because high quality sessions can lose their value if the program is not planned properly. Similarly in the reviewing process each paper should be reviewed properly in order to achieve a high quality conference proceeding. For this reason, mathematical models are developed for the paper reviewing process and the program of presentations construction process. They involve the assignment of reviewers to papers, and the assignment of topics and papers to session and rooms, and papers to session slots. These two models are implemented and tested on real data associated with the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (APIEMS) 2004 conference.

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ID Code: 10674
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Conference planning activities, course timetabling, assignment problems
ISSN: 1813-7148
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 28 May 2011 03:00

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