Studies in Computational Intelligence

Music-Inspired Harmony Search Algorithm

Theory and Applications

Editors: Geem, Zong Woo (Ed.)

  • Puts together for the first time theoretical backgrounds and practical applications of harmony search algorithms

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Calculus has been used in solving many scientific and engineering problems. For optimization problems, however, the differential calculus technique sometimes has a drawback when the objective function is step-wise, discontinuous, or multi-modal, or when decision variables are discrete rather than continuous. Thus, researchers have recently turned their interests into metaheuristic algorithms that have been inspired by natural phenomena such as evolution, animal behavior, or metallic annealing.

This book especially focuses on a music-inspired metaheuristic algorithm, harmony search. Interestingly, there exists an analogy between music and optimization: each musical instrument corresponds to each decision variable; musical note corresponds to variable value; and harmony corresponds to solution vector. Just like musicians in Jazz improvisation play notes randomly or based on experiences in order to find fantastic harmony, variables in the harmony search algorithm have random values or previously-memorized good values in order to find optimal solution.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Harmony Search as a Metaheuristic Algorithm

    Yang, Xin-She

    Pages 1-14

  • Overview of Applications and Developments in the Harmony Search Algorithm

    Ingram, Gordon (et al.)

    Pages 15-37

  • Harmony Search Methods for Multi-modal and Constrained Optimization

    Gao, X. Z. (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Solving NP-Complete Problems by Harmony Search

    Mahdavi, Mehrdad

    Pages 53-70

  • Harmony Search Applications in Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering

    Fesanghary, Mohammad

    Pages 71-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Music-Inspired Harmony Search Algorithm
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications
Editors
  • Zong Woo Geem
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
191
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-00185-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-00185-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-00184-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-10124-3
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 206
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