Nemhauser and Trick presented the problem of finding a timetable for the 1997/98 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in basketball. Their
solution, found with a combination of integer programming and
exhaustive enumeration, was accepted by the ACC.
Finite-domain constraint programming is another programming technique that can be used for solving combinatorial search problems such as sport timetabling. This paper presents a solution of round robin tournament planning based on finite-domain constraint programming. The approach yields a dramatic performance improvement, which makes an integrated interactive software solution feasible.
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