Thursday, May 24, 2018

[DMANET] Timetabling Practitioners' Day - 12th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2018)

Dear Practitioner,

Are you a professional involved in timetabling of lectures and exams at
universities or other schools? You may then be aware that the 12th
International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling
(PATAT) will be held in Vienna during 28-31 August 2018.

The timetabling research community wants to hear from you! Join us for
debates, discussions and talks. If you're an experienced higher education
timetabler, you'll know how far the technology behind timetabling software
has improved over the years. But it still has a long way to go.

PATAT is the forum where the leading lights of the international automated
timetabling research community have been meeting to discuss the latest
advances in research since 1995. While their research covers the full
spectrum of timetabling applications - essentially everything in education,
healthcare, transport and industry that uses a timetable - Practitioners'
Day is a new initiative for 2018 aimed at timetablers from education.

The day will give practitioners the chance to sit down with researchers to
both learn more about advances in automated timetabling and how this will
improve the quality and efficiency of their work in the future, and share
their valuable end-user experience as a way of guiding future research work.
It should be a win-win for everyone involved. The practitioners will also
have the opportunity to hear the invited speakers and visit the talks of
accepted papers scheduled on August 30. Would you be willing to attend, give
a presentation, demonstrate a commercial software application, lead a
discussion, or merely to participate? If so please let us know before 25
June 2018 which is also the early registration deadline to allow us time to
put the timetable together. Although all are welcome to register for the
full conference and networking events, it is hoped that the 1 day
registration will encourage as many practitioners as possible to attend the
PATAT conference.

We are particularly interested in presentations regarding:

- Best practices

- Experiences

- Challenges

- Solutions

- Ideas

Speakers should send us a 1-2 page abstract of their topic to Barry

by 7th July.

Please visit our website at
for more information about the conference and to access our registration
system. Questions can also be sent directly to the organizers of PATAT 2018.

Important Dates:

* Early Registration Closes: 25 June, 2018

* Abstract Submission Deadline for Practitioners: 7 July, 2018

* PATAT Conference: 28-31 August, 2018

* Timetabling Practitioners' Day: 30 August, 2018

We are looking forward to hearing from you,

PATAT 2018 Organising Committee

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