The Barcelogic research group at UPC has developed new, powerful software for professional sports scheduling. It has been successfully applied during the last six years in the Dutch professional football (the main KNVB Ere- and Eerste Divisies).
An adequate schedule is not only important for sportive and economical fairness among teams and for public order. It also plays a very important role increasing revenues, e.g., the value of TV rights.
Our technology allows us to solve in seconds, fully automatically, problems with thousands of constraints of many different types. We are not aware of any other technology at this level. Since each league has different specific kinds of constraints, our flexible logic-based modeling becomes a crucial factor for reducing development costs.