The Temposcope: a Computer Instrument for the Idealist Timetabler
Beynon, W.M., Ward, A., Maad, S., Wong, A., Rasmequan, S. and Russ, S.B. (2000) The Temposcope: a Computer Instrument for the Idealist Timetabler. In: 3rd international conference on the practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling, 16-18 August, 2000, Konstanz, Germany.
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Integrating haman and computer activity in semi-automated timetabling is a difficult problem. This paper attributes this dimculty to the choice of computational paradigm, and introduces an alternative framework for computer-based modelling in which to create an instrument for timetabling. The potential use of such an instrument (the 'Temposcope') is illustrated in connection with work-in-progress on a modest practical case study in timetabling (the scheduling of project oral presentations). The adoption of this framework is associated with a radical shift in perspective on the user-computer relationship, from realist to idealist users, and from the computer as an abstract machine to the computer as a physical device. This shift suggests new modes of human-computer co-operation with potentially broad implications for computer-supported timetabling.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ias em empirical modelling modeling construal observables dependency agent/agency|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Depositing User:||Jason Nurse|
|Date Deposited:||14 Nov 2010 12:45|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2011 12:17|
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