OptaPlanner is the leading Open Source Java™ AI constraint solver to optimize employee shift rostering and similar use cases.
OptaPlanner is a lightweight, embeddable planning engine. It enables everyday Java™ programmers to solve optimization problems efficiently. It is also compatible with other JVM languages (such as Kotlin and Scala). Constraints apply on plain domain objects and can call existing code. There’s no need to input constraints as mathematical equations. Under the hood, OptaPlanner combines sophisticated Artificial Intelligence optimization algorithms (such as Tabu Search, Simulated Annealing, Late Acceptance and other metaheuristics) with very efficient score calculation and other state-of-the-art constraint solving techniques.
OptaPlanner is open source software, released under the Apache License. It is written in 100% pure Java™, runs on any JVM and is available in the Maven Central repository too.