Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series

Advances in Metaheuristics

Editors: Di Gaspero, Luca, Schaerf, Andrea, Stützle, Thomas (Eds.)

  • ​​Presents the latest research in metaheuristics methods and applications
  • Contributors are leading names in the field
  • Takes readers inside the methodology of metaheuristics, then explains applications in classical problems and real-world situations​​
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Metaheuristics have been a very active research topic for more than two decades. During this time many new metaheuristic strategies have been devised, they have been experimentally tested and improved on challenging benchmark problems, and they have proven to be important tools for tackling optimization tasks in a large number of practical applications. In other words, metaheuristics are nowadays established as one of the main search paradigms for tackling computationally hard problems. Still, there are a large number of research challenges in the area of metaheuristics. These challenges range from more fundamental questions on theoretical properties and performance guarantees, empirical algorithm analysis, the effective configuration of metaheuristic algorithms, approaches to combine metaheuristics with other algorithmic techniques, towards extending the available techniques to tackle ever more challenging problems.

This edited volume grew out of the contributions presented at the ninth Metaheuristics International Conference that was held in Udine, Italy, 25-28 July 2011. The conference comprised 117 presentations of peer-reviewed contributions and 3 invited talks, and it has been attended by 169 delegates. The chapters that are collected in this book exemplify contributions to several of the research directions outlined above.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Finite First Hitting Time Versus Stochastic Convergence in Particle Swarm Optimisation

    Lehre, Per Kristian (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Using Performance Profiles for the Analysis and Design of Benchmark Experiments

    Barbosa, Helio J. C. (et al.)

    Pages 21-36

  • Real-World Parameter Tuning Using Factorial Design with Parameter Decomposition

    Gunawan, Aldy (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

  • Evolving Pacing Strategies for Team Pursuit Track Cycling

    Wagner, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 61-76

  • A Dual Mutation Operator to Solve the Multi-objective Production Planning of Perishable Goods

    Amorim, Pedro (et al.)

    Pages 77-97

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Metaheuristics
Editors
  • Luca Di Gaspero
  • Andrea Schaerf
  • Thomas Stützle
Series Title
Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series
Series Volume
53
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6322-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6322-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6321-4
Series ISSN
1387-666X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 183
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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