Studies in Computational Intelligence

Metaheuristics for Scheduling in Industrial and Manufacturing Applications

Editors: Xhafa, Fatos, Abraham, Ajith (Eds.)

  • First book on scheduling problems in Grid, P2P and other Emergent Computational Systems

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About this book

During the past decades scheduling has been among the most studied optimization problems and it is still an active area of research! Scheduling appears in many areas of science, engineering and industry and takes different forms depending on the restrictions and optimization criteria of the operating environments.

This book deals with the application of various novel metaheuristics in scheduling. Addressing the various issues of scheduling in industrial and manufacturing applications is the novelty of this edited volume. Important features include the detailed overview of the various novel metaheuristic scheduling approaches, excellent coverage of timely, advanced scheduling topics, state-of-the-art theoretical research and application developments and chapters authored by pioneers in the field. Academics, scientists as well as engineers engaged in research, development and scheduling will find the comprehensive coverage of this book invaluable.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This balanced collection of 13 chapters presents quality research, with each chapter describing an industrial or manufacturing case related to scheduling. … The use of heuristics is very appropriate for most scheduling problems … . The problems, methods, and approaches presented in the book are very diverse, offering a good starting point for solving most practical scheduling problems. … An advantage of the book--the diversity of the problems and solutions presented … ." (Waldemar Koczkodaj, ACM Computing Reviews, October, 2009)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Exact, Heuristic and Meta-heuristic Algorithms for Solving Shop Scheduling Problems

    Zobolas, G. I. (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Scatter Search Algorithms for Identical Parallel Machine Scheduling Problems

    Iori, Manuel (et al.)

    Pages 41-59

  • On the Effectiveness of Particle Swarm Optimization and Variable Neighborhood Descent for the Continuous Flow-Shop Scheduling Problem

    Czogalla, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 61-89

  • A Dynamical Ant Colony Optimization with Heuristics for Scheduling Jobs on a Single Machine with a Common Due Date

    Lee, Zne-Jung (et al.)

    Pages 91-103

  • Deterministic Search Algorithm for Sequencing and Scheduling

    McGovern, Seamus M. (et al.)

    Pages 105-124

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eBook $209.00
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Hardcover $269.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metaheuristics for Scheduling in Industrial and Manufacturing Applications
Editors
  • Fatos Xhafa
  • Ajith Abraham
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
128
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-78985-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-78985-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-78984-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09778-2
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 346
Topics