Tabrej Khan, Asif Hassan Syed


University examination timetabling problem is a type of scheduling problem. Schedule the course with minimum conflict means that none of the students should have more than one exam on the same day. In this regard, we developed an Examination Scheduling System (ESS) using the available resources (Halls, Invigilators, and instructors) with no conflict and thus achieving approval of the system among students and faculties. ESS application was made using, C#, crystal report and SQL Server for building the relational database of ESS application.


Examination Scheduling System (ESS), conflict, C#, Crystal Report,, SQL Server

Full Text:



A. Akbulut and G. Yılmaz, “University Exam Scheduling System Using Graph Coloring Algorithm and RFID Technology,” Int. J. Innov. Manag. Technol., vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 66–72, 2013.

E. BURKE, Y. BYKOV, J. NEWALL, and S. PETROVIC, “A time-predefined local search approach to exam timetabling problems,” IIE Trans., vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 509–528, Jun. 2004.

M. W. Carter and G. Laporte, “Recent developments in practical examination timetabling BT - Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling: First International Conference Edinburgh, U.K., August 29–September 1, 1995 Selected Papers,” E. Burke and P. Ross, Eds. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1996, pp. 1–21.

M. W. Carter, G. Laporte, and J. W. Chinneck, “A General Examination Scheduling System,” Interfaces (Providence)., vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 109–120, Jun. 1994.

F. Cavdur and M. Kose, “A Fuzzy Logic and Binary-Goal Programming-Based Approach for Solving the Exam Timetabling Problem to Create a Balanced-Exam Schedule,” Int. J. Fuzzy Syst., vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 119–129, 2016.

M. Dimopoulou and P. Miliotis, “Implementation of a university course and examination timetabling system,” Eur. J. Oper. Res., vol. 130, no. 1, pp. 202–213, 2001.

A. Lim, J. Ang, W. Ho, and W. Oon, “UTTSExam : A University Examination Timetable Scheduler,” IEEE Intell. Syst., pp. 1004–1005, 2001.

M. Malkawi, M. Al-Haj Hassan, and O. Al-Haj Hassan, “A New Exam Scheduling Algorithm Using Graph Coloring,” Int. Arab J. Inf. Technol., vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 80–87, 2008.

D. Sienko, “CASE STUDY An undergraduate uses O . R . to improve final exam schedules at her university 2 . Approaches in the Literature to Final Examination Scheduling,” vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 33–38, 2015.

A. M. Wahaishi and R. O. Aburukba, “An Agent-Based Personal Assistant for exam scheduling,” in 2013 World Congress on Computer and Information Technology (WCCIT), 2013, pp. 1–6.

B. McCollum, P. McMullan, A. J. Parkes, E. K. Burke, and R. Qu, “A new model for automated examination timetabling,” Ann. Oper. Res., vol. 194, no. 1, pp. 291–315, 2012.

M. W. Carter, “A Survey of Practical Applications of Examination Timetabling Algorithms,” Oper. Res., vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 193–202, Mar. 1986.

T. Khan, A. H. Syed, and A. Hashmi, “An E-Commerce based Web Portal to Support Customize Clothes for Obese People,” VFAST Trans. Softw. Eng., vol. 10, no. 2, 2016.

I. Sommerville, Software Engineering. 2010.

T. K. Syed, Asif Hassan, “SHPIS : A Database of Medicinal Plants from Saudi Arabia,” vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 49–53, 2017.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2017 International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science