Development of an Automated Examination Seating Arrangement Generation System Using Music Inspired Harmony Search Algorithm

  • Arnav Acharyya
  • Arpan Losalka
  • Pravir Singh Gupta
  • Ganapati Panda
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 130)


This paper addresses the solution of examination seating arrangement problem using the metaheuristic music inspired Harmony Search algorithm. The objective function has been defined keeping the constraints of the problem in mind. The algorithm has been modified to suit the needs of the problem at hand, keeping the basic structure unchanged. The results obtained show an optimized seating arrangement, where none of the students appearing for the same subject have been allotted adjacent seats.


Harmony Search Soft Constraint Hard Constraint Harmony Search Algorithm Timetabling Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnav Acharyya
    • 1
  • Arpan Losalka
    • 1
  • Pravir Singh Gupta
    • 1
  • Ganapati Panda
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology BhubaneswarBhubaneswarIndia

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