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Creating seating plans: a practical application

Lewis, Rhyd and Carroll, Fiona 2016. Creating seating plans: a practical application. Journal of the Operational Research Society 67 (11) , pp. 1353-1362. 10.1057/jors.2016.34

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Abstract

This paper examines the interesting problem of designing seating plans for large events such as weddings and gala dinners where, among other things, the aim is to construct solutions where guests are sat on the same tables as friends and family, but, perhaps more importantly, are kept away from those they dislike. This problem is seen to be https://static-content.springer.com/image/art%3A10.1057%2Fjors.2016.34/MediaObjects/41274_2016_77_IEq1_HTML.gif-complete from a number of different perspectives. We describe the problem model and heuristic algorithm that is used on the commercial website www.weddingseatplanner.com. We present results on the performance of this algorithm, demonstrating the factors that can influence run time and solution quality, and also present a comparison with an equivalent IP model used in conjunction with a commercial solver.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Uncontrolled Keywords: seating plans; graph colouring; combinatorial optimisation; metaheuristics; integer programming
Additional Information: PDF uploaded in accordance with publisher's policies at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0160-5682/ (accessed 28.4.16).
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 0160-5682
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2017 09:10
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/90131

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