Wednesday, February 10, 2021

[DMANET] *** ITC 2021: International Timetabling Competition – Sports Timetabling ***

*** ITC 2021: International Timetabling Competition – Sports Timetabling ***

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This is a reminder that you can still participate in the international timetabling competition (ITC 2021), which focuses on sports timetabling, and an update of the competition.

We would like to point out that 15 extra competition instances (the "middle" instances) are now available on the competition website

We are releasing the instances in three groups (early, middle, and late); the early and middle instances are now available on our website. The late problem instances, which will be the last group of instances, will follow half April 2021.

The competition closes on April 30th, 2021 (until that data, solutions on all instances can be submitted). While the order of the competitors will be based on all data instances (early, middle, and late), the instances released later in the competition have a higher weight in the final ranking. More details are available in the competition rules<>.

There will be a special track related to ITC 2021 at the PATAT 2021 conference. Moreover, each participant will have the opportunity to submit a paper for a special journal issue of the conference.

We are also pleased to announce the top three of the first milestone:

1st place (138 points)

Team UoS consisting of Toni Martínez-Sykora, Chris Potts, and Carlos Lamas-Fernández

Team UoS wins a free registration for MathSport International!

2nd place (96 points)

Team Udine consisting of Roberto Maria Rosati, Matteo Petris, Luca Di Gaspero, and Andrea Schaerf.

3rd place (57 points)

Team TUE consisting of Jasper van Doornmalen, Roel Lambers, Frits Spieksma, and Christopher Hojny.

Please note that the participation in the first milestone was completely voluntary and has no impact on the final ranking of participants.


October 31, 2020: Early instances are published

January 1, 2021: Milestone submission deadline

February 2021: Middle instances are published

April 2021: Late instances are published

April 30, 2021: Submission deadline, competition closes

May 2021: Finalists are announced

August 2021: Winners are announced


Top three overall:

Winner: 1,000EUR + free registration for PATAT 2021 (Bruges, Belgium)

Runner-up: 500EUR + discount on registration for PATAT 2021

Third: 250EUR + discount on registration for PATAT 2021

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