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Meta-Heuristics

Theory and Applications

Editors: Osman, Ibrahim H., Kelly, James P. (Eds.)

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Meta-heuristics have developed dramatically since their inception in the early 1980s. They have had widespread success in attacking a variety of practical and difficult combinatorial optimization problems. These families of approaches include, but are not limited to greedy random adaptive search procedures, genetic algorithms, problem-space search, neural networks, simulated annealing, tabu search, threshold algorithms, and their hybrids. They incorporate concepts based on biological evolution, intelligent problem solving, mathematical and physical sciences, nervous systems, and statistical mechanics. Since the 1980s, a great deal of effort has been invested in the field of combinatorial optimization theory in which heuristic algorithms have become an important area of research and applications.
This volume is drawn from the first conference on Meta-Heuristics and contains 41 papers on the state-of-the-art in heuristic theory and applications. The book treats the following meta-heuristics and applications: Genetic Algorithms, Simulated Annealing, Tabu Search, Networks & Graphs, Scheduling and Control, TSP, and Vehicle Routing Problems. It represents research from the fields of Operations Research, Management Science, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

  • Meta-Heuristics: An Overview

    Osman, Ibrahim H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • A Parallel Genetic Algorithm for the Set Partitioning Problem

    Levine, David

    Pages 23-35

  • Evolutionary Computation and Heuristics

    Michalewicz, Zbigniew

    Pages 37-52

  • Gene Pool Recombination in Genetic Algorithms

    Mühlenbein, Heinz (et al.)

    Pages 53-62

  • Genetic and Local Search Algorithms as Robust and Simple Optimization Tools

    Yagiura, Mutsunori (et al.)

    Pages 63-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meta-Heuristics
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications
Editors
  • Ibrahim H. Osman
  • James P. Kelly
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-1361-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-1361-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9700-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8587-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 690
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