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Handbook of Metaheuristics

Editors: Gendreau, Michel, Potvin, Jean-Yves (Eds.)

  • Updated edition of a trailblazing volume
  • Examines the latest developments in the field, including: simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, neural Nets, tabu search
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About this book

“… an excellent book if you want to learn about a number of individual metaheuristics." (U. Aickelin, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Issue 56, 2005, on the First Edition) The first edition of the Handbook of Metaheuristics was published in 2003 under the editorship of Fred Glover and Gary A. Kochenberger. Given the numerous developments observed in the field of metaheuristics in recent years, it appeared that the time was ripe for a second edition of the Handbook. When Glover and Kochenberger were unable to prepare this second edition, they suggested that Michel Gendreau and Jean-Yves Potvin should take over the editorship, and so this important new edition is now available. Through its 21 chapters, this second edition is designed to provide a broad coverage of the concepts, implementations and applications in this important field of optimization. Original contributors either revised or updated their work, or provided entirely new chapters. The Handbook now includes updated chapters on the best known metaheuristics, including simulated annealing, tabu search, variable neighborhood search, scatter search and path relinking, genetic algorithms, memetic algorithms, genetic programming, ant colony optimization, multi-start methods, greedy randomized adaptive search procedure, guided local search, hyper-heuristics and parallel metaheuristics. It also contains three new chapters on large neighborhood search, artificial immune systems and hybrid metaheuristics. The last four chapters are devoted to more general issues related to the field of metaheuristics, namely reactive search, stochastic search, fitness landscape analysis and performance comparison.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Simulated Annealing

    Nikolaev, Alexander G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • Tabu Search

    Gendreau, Michel (et al.)

    Pages 41-59

  • Variable Neighborhood Search

    Hansen, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 61-86

  • Scatter Search and Path-Relinking: Fundamentals, Advances, and Applications

    Resende, Mauricio G.C. (et al.)

    Pages 87-107

  • Genetic Algorithms

    Reeves, Colin R.

    Pages 109-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Metaheuristics
Editors
  • Michel Gendreau
  • Jean-Yves Potvin
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
146
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1665-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1665-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1663-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2690-5
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 648
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