Solving assignment problems via Quantum Computing: a case-study in train seating arrangement
Ilaria Gioda, Davide Caputo, Edoardo Fadda, Daniele Manerba, Blanca Silva Fernández, Roberto Tadei
Citation: Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki, D. Ślęzak (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 25, pages 217–220 (2021)
Abstract. In recent years, researchers have oriented their studies towards Quantum Computing because it should allow the resolution of complex problems currently considered to be intractable. This work focuses on solving an assignment problems, by exploiting this novel computational approach. A case-study, denoted as the Seating Arrangement Optimization problem, is considered. It is modeled through the Quadratic Unconstrained Binary Optimization paradigm and solved through two tools made available by the D-Wave Systems company, QBSolv and a quantum-classical hybrid system. The obtained experimental results are compared in terms of solution quality and computational efficiency.
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