MISTA is a long-running biennial conference that serves as a forum for the international community of researchers, practitioners and vendors working on all aspects of multi-disciplinary scheduling. It’s one of the big events in our calendar – an incredible coming together of the top minds in the field to discuss the cutting edge of scheduling theory and practice. It’s also something we’ve been in involved with as a company, and actively supporting, since its inception.
This year MISTA (Multidisciplinary International Scheduling Conference: Theory & Applications) is taking place in Prague from 25th to 28th August, and once again we’re happy to announce that we’ll be one of the major event sponsors. Our Managing Director, Dr. Barry McCollum, will also be guest-editing special sessions on both educational timetabling and cloud-based resource scheduling.
The educational timetabling session will be related to the theory and practice of educational timetabling, with the aim of bringing together scheduling researchers and practitioners from disciplines that engage with educational timetabling research. The emphasis within this research field is to document and report on approaches that have been or are being practically applied within universities and schools, and this session will be examining approaches that can extend these approaches through to practical solutions.
The cloud based resource scheduling session will examine the relatively immature field of the commercial adaptation of advanced optimisation techniques in cloud computing environments and data centre infrastructure – something that is relatively uncommon, and where wide-spread adoption of robust optimisation techniques is still very much under development. This area – clearly – will be one of huge future potential for scheduling researchers and practitioners and this looks set to be a fascinating session.
If you work in the field, MISTA is a conference that should definitely be on your list. If you’re already planning to be in Prague in August, we look forward to seeing you there. You can find more information at the MISTA web site.
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