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A New Lower Bound to the Traveling Tournament Problem

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3 Author(s)
Urrutia, S. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. Fed. de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte ; Ribeiro, C.C. ; Melo, R.A.

Optimization in sports is a field of increasing interest. The traveling tournament problem abstracts certain characteristics of sports scheduling problems. We propose a new method for determining a lower bound to this problem. The new bound improves upon the previously best known lower bound. Numerical results on benchmark instances showed reductions as large as 38.6% in the gaps between lower and upper bounds.

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Computational Intelligence in Scheduling, 2007. SCIS '07. IEEE Symposium on

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1-5 April 2007