allocation

Using algorithms to optimize the allocation of daycare slots

For many parents in Germany, securing a slot in a daycare facility for their child can be a difficult challenge. Some municipalities in Germany are using software to allocate slots more efficiently and equitably. Our food-for-thought paper outlines the potentials and success factors associated with this kind of common good-oriented use of algorithms.

AlgoRail: Belgium’s quest for fairness in school enrollments 

In the Flemish part of Belgium, camping became an icon of injustice. Parents slept in front of top schools in order to be the first in line to enroll their kids. This unnerving and unfair practice was stopped when the government introduced an algorithmic system to allocate school places. At the third stop of our AlgoRail through […]