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Sports scheduling addresses the problem of assigning a date and venue to each game of a tournament, while taking the wishes and requirements of all stakeholders into account. Scheduling a sports league or a tournament is a combinatorial optimization problem that has attracted the interest of the research community over the years due to the very hard theoretical problems with obvious practical applications.

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SINTEF's Group of Optimization has been involved in sports scheduling for over a decade. We have developed software that has scheduled over 150 000 games in Norway, and we have assisted professional sports federations in delivering yearly game calendars, for example the Norwegian top soccer leagues for both men (Eliteserien, and women (Toppserien,

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Project duration

2015 - 2020