Papers

Journal papers

[1]
Ruggero Bellio, Sara Ceschia, Luca Di Gaspero, Andrea Schaerf, and Tommaso Urli. Feature-based tuning of simulated annealing applied to the curriculum-based course timetabling problem. Computers & Operations Research, 65:83--92, 2016. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]
[2]
Alex Bonutti, Sara Ceschia, Fabio De Cesco, Nysret Musliu, and Andrea Schaerf. Modeling and solving a real-life multi-skill shift design problem. Annals of Operations Research, pages 1--18, 2016. Online first. [ bib | DOI ]
[3]
Sara Ceschia, Luca Di Gaspero, and Andrea Schaerf. The generalized balanced academic curriculum problem with heterogeneous classes. Annals of Operations Research, 218(1):147--163, 2014. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]
[4]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Dynamic patient admission scheduling with operating room constraints, flexible horizons, and patient delays. Journal of Scheduling, 19(4):377--389, 2016. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]
[5]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Local search for a multi-drop multi-container loading problem. Journal of Heuristics, 19(2):275--294, 2013. [ bib | .pdf ]
[6]
Sara Ceschia. Local search algorithms for integrated logistics. AI Communications, 26:325--326, 2013. [ bib | DOI ]
[7]
Sara Ceschia, Andrea Schaerf, and Thomas Stützle. Local search techniques for a routing-packing problem. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 66(4):1138--1149, 2013. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]
[8]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Modeling and solving the dynamic patient admission scheduling problem under uncertainty. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 56(3):199--205, 2012. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]
[9]
Sara Ceschia, Luca Di Gaspero, and Andrea Schaerf. Design, engineering, and experimental analysis of a simulated annealing approach to the post-enrolment course timetabling problem. Computers & Operations Research, 39(7):1615--1624, 2011. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]
[10]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Local search and lower bounds for the patient admission scheduling problem. Computers & Operations Research, 38(10):1452--1463, 2011. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]
[11]
Sara Ceschia, Luca Di Gaspero, and Andrea Schaerf. Tabu search techniques for the heterogeneous vehicle routing problem with time windows and carrier-dependent costs. Journal of Scheduling, 14(6):601--615, 2011. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]

Conference papers

[1]
Sara Ceschia, Luca Di Gaspero, Andrea Schaerf, and Tommaso Urli. A general local search solver for flatzinc. In Proceedings of the 11th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2015), pages 1--3, Agadir, Morocco, June 7-10 2015. [ bib ]
[2]
Michele Battistutta, Sara Ceschia, Fabio De Cesco, and Andrea Schaerf. Thesis defense timetabling. In 7th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling : Theory and Applications (MISTA 2015), pages 507--514, 2015. ISSN: 2305-249X. [ bib | .pdf ]
[3]
Sara Ceschia, Nguyen Thi Thanh Dang, Patrick De Causmaecker, Stefaan Haspeslagh, and Andrea Schaerf. The second international nurse rostering competition. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2014), pages 554--556, August 26-29, 2014. [ bib ]
[4]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. The dynamic patient admission scheduling with operating room constraints, flexible horizon, and patient delays,. In 6th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications, pages 646--648, Ghent, Belgium, 27--29 August 2013. [ bib ]
[5]
Ruggero Bellio, Sara Ceschia, Luca Di Gaspero, Andrea Schaerf, and Tommaso Urli. A simulated annealing approach to the curriculum-based course timetabling problem. In 6th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications, pages 314--317, Ghent, Belgium, 27--29 August 2013. [ bib ]
[6]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Patient admission scheduling with operating room constraints. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT-2012), Son, Norway, 28--31 August 2012. [ bib | .pdf ]
[7]
Sara Ceschia, Andrea Schaerf, and Thomas Stützle. Local search for a routing-packing problem. In Proceedings of the 9th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2011), Udine, Italy, July 25--28 2011. [ bib ]
[8]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Local search for the patient admission scheduling problem under uncertainty. In Proceedings of the 9th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2011), Udine, Italy, July 25--28 2011. [ bib ]
[9]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Local search techniques for 3-dimensional packing. In 5th Metaheuristic International Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 13--16 July 2009. [ bib ]
[10]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Tabu search techniques for the heterogeneous vehicle routing problem with time windows and carrier-dependent costs. In 4th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications, pages 594--605, Dublin, Ireland, 10--12 August 2009. [ bib ]

Workshop papers

[1]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Patient admission scheduling with operating room constraints. In Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the EURO working group on OR Applied to Health Services (ORAHS 2012), Enschede, the Netherlands, 2012. [ bib ]
[2]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Multi-neighborhood local search for the patient admission problem. In Maria Blesa et al., editor, 6th Int. Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics (HM-2009), volume 5818 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 156--170, Udine, Italy, 16--17 October 2009. Springer. [ bib ]
[3]
Sara Ceschia and Andrea Schaerf. Hybrid local search techniques for 3-dimensional packing. In 6th ESICUP Meeting, Valencia, Spain, 25--27 March 2009. [ bib ]

Ph.D. thesis

[1]
Sara Ceschia. Local Search Algorithms for Integrated Logistics. PhD thesis, Industrial and Information Engineering, DIEGM, University of Udine, April 2012. [ bib | http ]

Other publications

[1]
Sara Ceschia, Nguyen Dang Thi Thanh, Patrick De Causmaecker, Stefaan Haspeslagh, and Andrea Schaerf. Second international nurse rostering competition (INRC-II) - problem description and rules -. CoRR. ArXiv e-prints, 2015. [ bib | http ]
[2]
Ruggero Bellio, Sara Ceschia, Luca Di Gaspero, Andrea Schaerf, and Tommaso Urli. Feature-based tuning of simulated annealing applied to the curriculum-based course timetabling problem. CoRR. ArXiv e-prints, 2014. [ bib | http ]

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