Students: Leonardo Souto Gimenes Pimentel
Collaborators: Kele Belloze, Jorge Soares, Eduardo Ogasawara, Renato Mauro
According to the Brazilian Constitution, the only way to become a public employee is passing a public exam. The job-knowledge exam is one of the most important components of a public exam. Studying for such exam is a challenging task that requires planning. An important activity during planning is to build a timetable that conciliates all subjects that need to be studied with the available time for studying them. This problem is very similar to project management, where the focus is on distributing activities through available time. Thus, it becomes interesting to address the problem of studying for a public exam as a project. This paper presents Passe-me, a tool to support studying based on PDCA (Plan – Do – Check – Act) project lifecycle. Since Passe-me is a web tool, its response time for displaying a timetable for studying is crucial. The tool uses a genetic algorithm to compute the timetable prioritizing response time. The tool was evaluated under different scenarios and obtained satisfactory performance during timetable generation.
Tool available at http://passeme.com
Published paper at http://seer.upf.br/index.php/rbca/article/view/4506
Evaluation Script at https://sourceforge.net/p/gpca/wiki/passeme/attachment/RoteiroAvaliacao.pdf
Evaluation Form (1-week usage) at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11CZZugqzOc3CYY_cATA2_MuBQJN62J6n1PIh41iOYbo/viewform
Evaluation Form (1-month usage) at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1slxjG7MjeEiMfyhMVUFPSttQ_BfXr0V4FJZ27nQYOQc/viewform