Publications

(2020). Local Search and Constraint Programming for a Real-World Examination Timetabling Problem. 17th International Conference on the Integration of Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research.

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(2019). The Refrigerated Traveling Salesman Problem. International Conference on Optimization and Decision Science (ODS 2019).

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(2018). Local search based techniques for nurse rostering. International Conference on Optimization and Decision Science (ODS 2018).

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(2017). Modeling and Solving the Steelmaking and Casting Planning and Scheduling Problem. Proceedings of the 8th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications (MISTA-2017).

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(2016). Solving the Multi-Stage Nurse Rostering Problem. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2016).

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(2016). Simulated Annealing for Discrete Lot-Sizing and Scheduling. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Italian Operations Research Society.

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(2015). Practical Solution of Rich Routing Problems with CP and Metaheuristics. Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming.

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(2015). A General Local Search Solver for FlatZinc. Proceedings of the 11th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2015).

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(2015). Thesis Defense Timetabling. 7th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling : Theory and Applications (MISTA 2015).

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(2015). Integration of Metaheuristics and Constraint Programming. Springer Handbook of Computational Intelligence - Part E.

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(2014). The second International Nurse Rostering Competition. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2014).

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(2014). Modeling and Solving a Real-Life Multi-Skill Shift Design Problem. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2014).

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(2014). Feature-based tuning of single-stage simulated annealing for examination timetabling. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2014).

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(2014). A CP/LNS Approach for Multi-day Homecare Scheduling Problems. Hybrid Metaheuristics 9th International Workshop, HM 2014, Hamburg, Germany, June 11-13, 2014, Proceedings.

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(2013). The Dynamic Patient Admission Scheduling with Operating Room Constraints, Flexible Horizon, and Patient Delays,. 6th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications.

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(2013). A simulated annealing approach to the curriculum-based course timetabling problem. 6th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications.

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(2013). Constraint-Based Approaches for Balancing Bike Sharing Systems. Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming - 19th International Conference, CP 2013, Uppsala, Sweden, September 16-20, 2013. Proceedings.

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(2013). A Hybrid ACO+CP for Balancing Bicycle Sharing Systems. Hybrid Metaheuristics 8th International Workshop, HM 2013 Ischia, Italy, May 23-25, 2013 Proceedings.

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(2012). Patient admission scheduling with operating room constraints. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2012).

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(2012). Patient admission scheduling with operating room constraints. Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the EURO working group on OR Applied to Health Services (ORAHS 2012).

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(2012). Evaluation of a family of reinforcement learning cross-domain optimization heuristics. Proceedings of Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference 2012 (LION6).

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(2011). Proceedings of the 9th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2011). Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Gestionale e Meccanica - Università degli Studi di Udine.

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(2011). Local Search for the Patient Admission Scheduling Problem under Uncertainty. Proceedings of the 9th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2011).

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(2011). Local Search for a Routing-Packing Problem. Proceedings of the 9th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2011).

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(2011). A Reinforcement Learning approach for the Cross-Domain Heuristic Search Challenge. Proceedings of the 9th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2011).

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(2011). Local Search for Constrained Financial Portfolio Selection Problems with Short Sellings. Learning and Intelligent Optimization. LION 2011. 5th International Conference, LION 5, Rome, Italy, January 17-21, 2011. Selected Papers.

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(2010). First International Nurse Rostering Competition 2010. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2010).

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(2010). An XML Format for Benchmarks in High School. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2010).

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(2010). A Hybrid LS-CP Solver for the Shifts and Breaks Design Problem. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2010).

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(2010). A Hybrid LS-CP Solver for the Shifts and Breaks Design Problem. Hybrid Metaheuristics 7th International Workshop, HM 2010 Vienna, Austria, October 1-2, 2010 Proceedings.

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(2009). Multi-neighborhood Local Search for the Patient Admission Problem. 6th Int. Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics (HM-2009).

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(2009). Tabu Search Techniques for the Heterogeneous Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and Carrier-Dependent Costs. 4th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications.

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(2009). Local Search Techniques for 3-Dimensional Packing. 5th Metaheuristic International Conference.

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(2009). Flexible stochastic local search for Haplotype Inference. Learning and Intelligent Optimization - Third International Conference, LION 2009.

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(2009). EasyGenetic: A Template Metaprogramming Framework for Genetic Master-Slave Algorithms. Engineering Stochastic Local Search Algorithms. Designing, Implementing and Analyzing Effective Heuristics, Second International Workshop, SLS 2009, Brussels, Belgium, September 3-4, 2009. Proceedings.

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(2009). A Hybrid Solver for Large Neighborhood Search: Mixing Gecode and EasyLocal++. Hybrid Metaheuristics 6th International Workshop, HM 2009 Udine, Italy, October 16-17, 2009 Proceedings.

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(2008). Virtual Camera Composition with Particle Swarm Optimization. Smart Graphics, 9th International Symposium, SG 2008, Rennes, France, August 27-29, 2008. Proceedings.

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(2008). Two-level ACO for Haplotype Inference under pure parsimony. Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence, 6th International Conference, ANTS~2008.

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(2008). Swarming in a virtual world: a PSO approach to virtual camera composition. Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence, 6th International Workshop, ANTS~2008.

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(2008). Hybrid Local Search Techniques for the Generalized Balanced Academic Curriculum Problem. Hybrid Metaheuristics 5th International Workshop, HM 2008, Málaga, Spain, October 8-9, 2008. Proceedings.

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(2008). EasyAnalyzer: an object-oriented frameowrk for the experimental analysis of stochastic local search algorithms. Proceedings of the 15th RCRA workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Solving Problems with Combinatorial Explosion.

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(2008). Benchmarking Curriculum-Based Course Timetabling: Formulations, Data Formats, Instances, Validation, and Results. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2008).

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(2008). A Statistical Analysis of the Features of a Dynamic Tabu Search Algorithm For Course Timetabling Problems. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2008).

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(2008). A Statistical Analysis of the Features of a Dynamic Tabu Search Algorithm For Course Timetabling Problems. Proceedings of the 15th RCRA workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Solving Problems with Combinatorial Explosion.

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(2007). The Second International Timetabling Competition (ITC-2007): Curriculum-based Course Timetabling (Track 3). Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Scheduling a Scheduling Competition (SSC 2007).

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(2007). The Second International Timetabling Competition (ITC-2007): Curriculum-based Course Timetabling Track. Proceedings of the 14th RCRA workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Solving Problems with Combinatorial Explosion.

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(2007). Metaheuristics for the Haplotype Inference Problem: a preliminary analysis. Proceedings of the 14th RCRA workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Solving Problems with Combinatorial Explosion.

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(2007). Hybrid metaheuristics for portfolio selection problems. Proceedings of the 7th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2007).

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(2007). Solving Portfolio selection problems through hybrid techniques. Abstracts of the 4th International Conference on Computational Management Science (CMS 2007).

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(2007). textscEasySyn++: A Tool for Automatic Synthesis of Stochastic Local Search Algorithms. Engineering Stochastic Local Search Algorithms. Designing, Implementing and Analyzing Effective Heuristics, International Workshop, SLS 2007, Brussels, Belgium, September 6-8, 2007, Proceedings.

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(2007). textscEasyAnalyzer: an object-oriented framework for the analysis of stochastic local search algorithms. Engineering Stochastic Local Search Algorithms. Designing, Implementing and Analyzing Effective Heuristics, International Workshop, SLS 2007, Brussels, Belgium, September 6-8, 2007, Proceedings.

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(2007). Measurability and Reproducibility in Timetabling Research: Discussion and Proposals. ractice and Theory of Automated Timetabling VI, 6th International Conference, PATAT 2006, Brno, Czech Republic, August 30 - September 1, 2006, Revised Selected Papers..

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(2007). Hybrid Local Search for Constrained Financial Portfolio Selection Problems. Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems, 4th International Conference, CPAIOR 2007, Brussels, Belgium, May 23-26, 2007, Proceedings.

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(2006). Modelling and Solving the Italian Examination Timetabling Problem using Tabu Search. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2006).

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(2006). Measurability and Reproducibility in Timetabling Research: State-of-the-Art and Discussion. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2006).

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(2006). A Study on the Short-Term Prohibition Mechanisms in Tabu Search for Examination Timetabling. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2006).

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(2006). A study on the short-term prohibition mechanisms in tabu search. Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2006).

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(2006). Tabu Search Techniques for the Traveling Tournament Problem. Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2006).

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(2006). Approcci ibridi al problema del Rostering: un caso di studio nell'integrazione di programmazione con vincoli e ricerca locale. Atti della Giornata di Lavoro del gruppo RCRA 2006: Analisi sperimentale e benchmark di algoritmi per l’Intelligenza Artificiale.

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(2006). A study on the short-term prohibition mechanisms in tabu search. Atti della Giornata di Lavoro del gruppo RCRA 2006: Analisi sperimentale e benchmark di algoritmi per l’Intelligenza Artificiale.

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(2006). Experiments on Average Distance Measure. Advances in Information Retrieval, 28th European Conference on IR Research (ECIR 2006).

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(2006). Hybrid Approaches for Rostering: a Case Study in the Integration of Constraint Programming and Local Search. Hybrid Metaheuristics, Third International Workshop, HM 2006, Gran Canaria, Spain, October 13-15, 2006, Proceedings.

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(2005). A Tabu Search Approach to the Traveling Tournament Problem. Proceedings of the 6th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC-2005).

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(2005). A MultiAgent Architecture for Distributed Course Timetabling. In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Distributed Constraint Reasoning (DCR-05).

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(2005). A Tabu Search Approach to the Traveling Tournament Problem. Atti della Giornata di Lavoro del gruppo RCRA 2005: Analisi sperimentale e benchmark di algoritmi per l’Intelligenza Artificiale.

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(2004). A MultiAgent Architecture for Distributed Course Timetabling. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2004).

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(2004). Local Search for Shift Design. European Journal of Operational Research.

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(2004). A Multineighbourhood Local Search Solver for the Timetabling Competition TTComp-2002. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2004).

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(2004). A MultiAgent Architecture for Distributed Course Timetabling. Atti della Giornata di Lavoro del gruppo RCRA 2004: Agenti e Vincoli: Modelli e Tecnologie per Dominare la Complessità.

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(2003). The minimum shift design problem: theory and practice. Algorithms - ESA 2003, Proceedings of the 11th Annual European Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, September 16-19, 2003.

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(2003). Modelling and Solving Employee Timetabling Problems. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence.

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(2002). A review of neighborhood structures for the job-shop scheduling problem. Proceedings of the Quadriennal International Conference on Operations Research (OR2002).

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(2002). Recolour, Shake and Kick: a recipe for the Examination Timetabling Problem. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2002).

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(2002). Multi-Neighbourhood Local Search for Course Timetabling. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2002).

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(2002). From E-Relevance to W-Relevance. Proceedings of the 25th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval.

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(2001). Local Search Techniques for Educational Timetabling Problems. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Operations Research in Slovenia (SOR-01).

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(2001). Local Search for Shift Design. Proceedings of the 4th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC-2001).

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(2001). Compiling program specifications into SAT. Proceedings of 10th European Symposium on Programming (ESOP 2001).

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(2000). Tabu Search Techniques for Examination Timetabling. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2000).

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(2000). Seamless Access to Databases through KQML in an Agent-enriched Web. Proceedings of the AIIA and TABOO joint workshop ``Dagli oggetti agli agenti: tendenze evolutive dei sistemi software''*.

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(2000). Solving Employee Timetabling Problems with Flexible Workload using Tabu Search. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2000).

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(1999). MANTHA: Agent-based Management of Hypermedia Documents. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems (ICMCS99).

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(1999). textscnp-spec: An Executable Specification Language for Solving All Problems in NP. Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages (PADL-99).

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(1999). textscLocal++: A C++ Framework for Combinatorial Search Problems. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems (TOOLS-99).

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(1999). Solving Employee Timetabling Problems by Generalized Local Search. Proceedings of the 6th Italian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AIIA-99).

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(1999). Local Search Techniques for Large High-School Timetabling Problems. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics— Part A: Systems and Humans.

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(1999). A Survey of Automated Timetabling. Artificial Intelligence Review.

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(1998). Internet Agents for telemedicine services. Proceedings of the 3rd annual world congress on the Internet in Medicine (MEDNET98).

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(1997). Search and Imperative Programming. Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL-97).

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(1997). Combining Local Search and Look-Ahead for Scheduling and Constraint Satisfaction Problems. Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-97).

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(1996). Tabu Search Techniques for Large High-School Timetabling Problems. Proceedings of the 13th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-96).

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(1996). Scheduling Sport Tournaments using Constraint Logic Programming. Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-96).

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(1995). Local Search Techniques for High School Timetabling. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (ICPTAT-95).

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