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David Lesaint, Christos Voudouris, Nader Azarmi, Robert N W Laithwaite, John J O&apos Donoghue, Andrew P Noble, Paul Walker, Ian S Alletson: Method and apparatus for resource allocation when schedule changes are incorporated in real time. British Telecommunications public company, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, June 10, 2003: US06578005 (238 worldwide citation)

A plurality of resources, typically service operatives, are allocated to a plurality of tasks by a method in which initial information relating to the tasks to be allocated and the resources available to perform the tasks is provided. An initial series of schedules is first generated allocating reso ...


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Christos Voudouris: Method of scheduling connections. British Telecommunications public company, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, February 4, 2003: US06516052 (47 worldwide citation)

Call pattern data is generated for scheduling calls between a number of sites connected to a communication network. The call pattern data defines instructions for a number of sites to make a number of connections across the network to other sites over a predetermined period. This is achieved by crea ...


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Behnam Azvine, Kwok Ching Tsui, Christos Voudouris: Multimodal user interface. British Telecommunications public company, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, August 17, 2004: US06779060 (35 worldwide citation)

In a multi-modal user interface, user inputs may be made in various different ways. For instance, the user might use a keyboard, a speech system, a vision system, a mouse or pen. Different inputs made by the user may be related and may have different significance. A processing system detects and res ...


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Raphael Dorne, Christos Voudouris: Software tool for heuristic search methods. British Telecommunications public company, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, July 29, 2008: US07406475 (16 worldwide citation)

A modeling tool for building a model of a problem involves a plurality of variables, whereby a heuristic search method can be carried out to optimize a solution for the modeled problem. The model of a problem includes a plurality of expressions defined as corresponding to one or more declarative sta ...


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David Lesaint, Christos Voudouris, Nader Azarmi: Resource allocation. British Telecommunications Public Co, jian wei, December 15, 1999: CN97180004

A plurality of resources, typically service operatives, are allocated to a plurality of tasks by a method in which initial information relating to the tasks to be allocated and the resources available to perform the tasks is provided to first generate an initial series of schedules allocating resour ...


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Raphael JH Dorne, David Lesaint, Gilbert K Owusu, Christos Voudouris: Resource management method and apparatus. Nixon & Vanderhye, January 20, 2005: US20050015504-A1

The invention relates to resource management, and describes a method and apparatus to be used in planning of resource deployment. In an embodiment of the invention, the number and characteristics of forecasted and/or unprocessed jobs falling within a time period such as a week, or a month, are compa ...


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Christos Voudouris, Raphael Dorne, Cedric Ladde: Method and apparatus for building algorithms. Nixon & Vanderhye, June 17, 2004: US20040117333-A1

The present invention is concerned with a system for building at least one algorithm to apply to an optimisation problem in order to find a solution to the problem, where the or each algorithm comprises a plurality of components. The system comprises: means for creating parts corresponding to at lea ...


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Raphael Dorne, Christos Voudouris: Software tool for iiueristic search methods. Nixon & Vanderhye PC, March 11, 2004: US20040049479-A1

This invention concerns a problem modelling tool for building a model of a problem that involves a plurality of variables, whereby a heuristic search method can be carried out to optimise a solution for the modelled problem, and wherein the model of a problem comprises a plurality of expressions def ...


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Christos Voudouris: Method of scheduling connections. Nixon & Vanderhye, August 8, 2002: US20020106063-A1

The present invention relates to a method of generating call pattern data for scheduling calls between a number of sites connected to a communication network. The call pattern data defines instructions for a number of sites to make a number of connections across the network to other sites over a pre ...


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Botand Istvan Virginas, Gilbert Kwame Owusu, Christos Voudouris, George Anim Ansah, Lyndon Chi Hang Lee: Redistribution of resources. BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public company, Nixon & Vanderhye PC, December 9, 2004: US20040249743-A1

The invention provides methods and systems for assisting in the redistribution of resources between entities each having sets of tasks which must be performed, pools of resources for performing tasks, and a manager capable of reviewing the tasks and the resources of the entity and determining theref ...