Visualization Methods for Educational Timetabling Problems - A Systematic Review of Literature


This paper investigates, through a Systematic Review of the Literature (SRL), the application of advanced Information Visualization (IV) methods to the Educational Timetabling Problem (Ed-TTP). The aim is to show how IV can facilitate the human perception of the several elements embedded in a school or university timetable scheduling. We also investigates how interactive IVs have been proposed to help creating/improving timetabling solutions, particularly when time conflict is a major challenging to be solved. In this SRL we considered publications from the last twenty years (1998–2018) indexed by seven solid scientific databases. The review clearly identified that there is a small amount of studies devoted to the intersection between IV and Ed-TTP in that period. Ideas for future research in this intersection field are discussed.

14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2019)
Fabrizzio Soares
Fabrizzio Soares
Associate Professor and CS Chair

Fabrizzio Soares is a professor of Computer Science, Information Systems and Software Engineering at INF/UFG. His research interests include Computer Vision, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning and Programming topics. He is the leader of the Pixellab group, which develops solutions for accesibilty, Precision Agriculture, and Interactive Systems.