Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series

Optimization Software Class Libraries

Editors: Voß, Stefan, Woodruff, David L. (Eds.)

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Optimization problems in practice are diverse and evolve over time, giving rise to - quirements both for ready-to-use optimization software packages and for optimization software libraries, which provide more or less adaptable building blocks for app- cation-specific software systems. In order to apply optimization methods to a new type of problem, corresponding models and algorithms have to be “coded” so that they are accessible to a computer. One way to achieve this step is the use of a mod- ing language. Such modeling systems provide an excellent interface between models and solvers, but only for a limited range of model types (in some cases, for example, linear) due, in part, to limitations imposed by the solvers. Furthermore, while m- eling systems especially for heuristic search are an active research topic, it is still an open question as to whether such an approach may be generally successful. Modeling languages treat the solvers as a “black box” with numerous controls. Due to variations, for example, with respect to the pursued objective or specific problem properties, - dressing real-world problems often requires special purpose methods. Thus, we are faced with the difficulty of efficiently adapting and applying appropriate methods to these problems. Optimization software libraries are intended to make it relatively easy and cost effective to incorporate advanced planning methods in application-specific software systems. A general classification provides a distinction between callable packages, nume- cal libraries, and component libraries.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Optimization Software Class Libraries

    Voß, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Distribution, Cooperation, and Hybridization for Combinatorial Optimization

    Jones, Martin S. (et al.)

    Pages 25-58

  • A Framework for Local Search Heuristics for Combinatorial Optimization Problems

    Andreatta, Alexandre A. (et al.)

    Pages 59-79

  • Hotframe: A Heuristic Optimization Framework

    Fink, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 81-154

  • Writing Local Search Algorithms Using Easylocal++

    Gaspero, Luca (et al.)

    Pages 155-175

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optimization Software Class Libraries
Editors
  • Stefan Voß
  • David L. Woodruff
Series Title
Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48126-0
DOI
10.1007/b101931
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7002-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7598-3
Series ISSN
1387-666X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 360
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