An Iterative Algorithm for Forming Committees

Title: An Iterative Algorithm for Forming Committees
Publisher: Guru Nanak Publications
ISSN: 2278-0947
Series: Volume 3 Issue 1
Authors: S. R. Subramanya


The problem of forming committees of people arises in numerous settings and situations – in academia, in democratic governments, industries, professional bodies, standards organizations, conference organizations, etc. Typically there will be more people willing to serve on the committee than the desired size of the committee. This paper considers the problem of forming several committees from among a set of people where people might express interest in serving on multiple committees and finding an optimal solution which minimizes the maximum number of committees served on by any person.


Artificial Intelligence, Bipartite graph, Committee, Product rule, Willingness matrix.

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