The DAO has been the principal method of dorm assignments over the last three semesters at UNM, without replacing the previous system entirely. We scored on both targeted areas of improvement: Usability and resource utilization.
Both experimental and production use of the DAO has provided many insights into the dorm assignment problem and the simulated annealing solution. At version v1.15, the artifact exists as both a practical tool to assign beds, and an academic tool to investigate simulated annealing. Presented in this chapter are case studies and tests spanning three fall semesters.