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Handbook of Heuristics

Editors: Martí, Rafael, Panos, Pardalos, Resende, Mauricio G. C. (Eds.)

  • Contains an overview of the history of Heuristics
  • Exposes the highly applicable nature and implementation of Heuristics
  • Provides various examples of local searches, search strategies and Metaheuristics
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About this Reference Work

Heuristics are strategies using readily accessible, loosely applicable information to control problem solving. Algorithms, for example, are a type of heuristic. By contrast, Metaheuristics are methods used to design Heuristics and may coordinate the usage of several Heuristics toward the formulation of a single method. GRASP (Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedures) is an example of a Metaheuristic. To the layman, heuristics may be thought of as ‘rules of thumb’ but despite its imprecision, heuristics is a very rich field that refers to experience-based techniques for problem-solving, learning, and discovery. Any given solution/heuristic is not guaranteed to be optimal but heuristic methodologies are used to speed up the process of finding satisfactory solutions where optimal solutions are impractical. The introduction to this Handbook provides an overview of the history of Heuristics along with main issues regarding the methodologies covered. This is followed by Chapters containing various examples of local searches, search strategies and Metaheuristics, leading to an analyses of Heuristics and search algorithms. The reference concludes with numerous illustrations of the highly applicable nature and implementation of Heuristics in our daily life. Each chapter of this work includes an abstract/introduction with a short description of the methodology. Key words are also necessary as part of top-matter to each chapter to enable maximum search engine optimization. Next, chapters will include discussion of the adaptation of this methodology to solve a difficult optimization problem, and experiments on a set of representative problems.

About the authors

Rafael Martí is Professor in the Statistics and Operations Research department at the University of Valencia, Spain whose research focuses on the development of Metaheuristics for optimization problems. He is co-author of the Scatter Search (Kluwer 2003) and The Linear Ordering Problem (Springer 2011) monographs and has secured an American patent. Prof. Martí is currently an Area Editor for the Journal of Heuristics and an Associate Editor for the Mathematical Programming Computation and TOP. Panos M. Pardalos serves as Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the Computer and Information Science Department, the Hellenic Studies Center and the Biomedical Engineering Program. He is also the Director of the Center for Applied Optimization. Dr. Pardalos is a world leading expert in global and combinatorial optimization. His recent research interests include network design problems, optimization in telecommunications, e-commerce, data mining, biomedical applications and massive computing. Mauricio G.C. Resende is a lead member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Labs Research and is an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Applied Optimization at University of Florida. Dr. Resende has contributed and secured 12 US patents for methods and systems over the span of his career. He has published numerous articles and contributed to a number works surrounding Metaheuristics, Mathematical Programming and Combinatorial Optimization.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Heuristics
Editors
  • Rafael Martí
  • Pardalos Panos
  • Mauricio G. C. Resende
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
Print ISBN
978-3-319-07123-7
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-07124-4
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07125-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
1600
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