I have a scheduling problem where each student expresses his preferences for a lecture and a course timetable is generated for all of the students at the same time (in a batch mode if I may).
From what I read around and understand, Drools Planner is very well suited to solve this type of problem. I installed Drools and GEF into my Eclipse IDE. Everything loads just fine. Unfortunately, I can not figure out how to build a simple project.
I looked online for references and found Drools Planner examples, which look and work great. However, I did not find any good tutorial that walks people through the simple cases, besides some code snippets.
How do I model a matching/scheduling problem, where 3 students with unique time and course preferences are looking to sign up for 4 courses? How do I start the code, where do I put the constraints, which classes I call upon, etc?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!!