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posted on 01.01.1978, 00:00 authored by Rasmus V. Rasmussen, Michael TrickMichael Trick
This paper presents a hybrid IP/CP algorithm for designing a double round robin schedule with a minimal number of breaks. Both mirrored and non-mirrored schedules with and without place constraints are considered. The algorithm uses Benders cuts to obtain feasible home-away pattern sets in few iterations and this approach leads to significant reductions in computation time for hard instances. Furthermore, the algorithm is capable of solving a number of previously unsolved benchmark problems for the Traveling Tournament Problem with constant distances

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