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Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series

Essays and Surveys in Metaheuristics

Editors: Ribeiro, Celso C., Hansen, Pierre (Eds.)

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Finding exact solutions to many combinatorial optimization problems in busi­ ness, engineering, and science still poses a real challenge, despite the impact of recent advances in mathematical programming and computer technology. New fields of applications, such as computational biology, electronic commerce, and supply chain management, bring new challenges and needs for algorithms and optimization techniques. Metaheuristics are master procedures that guide and modify the operations of subordinate heuristics, to produce improved approx­ imate solutions to hard optimization problems with respect to more simple algorithms. They also provide fast and robust tools, producing high-quality solutions in reasonable computation times. The field of metaheuristics has been fast evolving in recent years. Tech­ niques such as simulated annealing, tabu search, genetic algorithms, scatter search, greedy randomized adaptive search, variable neighborhood search, ant systems, and their hybrids are currently among the most efficient and robust optimization strategies to find high-quality solutions to many real-life optimiza­ tion problems. A very large nmnber of successful applications of metaheuristics are reported in the literature and spread throughout many books, journals, and conference proceedings. A series of international conferences entirely devoted to the theory, applications, and computational developments in metaheuristics has been attracting an increasing number of participants, from universities and the industry.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Selected Topics in Simulated Annealing

    Aarts, Emile (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • Reactive Tabu Search with Path-Relinking for the Steiner Problem in Graphs

    Bastos, Marcelo P. (et al.)

    Pages 39-58

  • A Grasp for Job Shop Scheduling

    Binato, S. (et al.)

    Pages 59-79

  • A Reactive Grasp for Transmission Network Expansion Planning

    Binato, Silvio (et al.)

    Pages 81-100

  • Tabu Search for Two-Dimensional Irregular Cutting

    Btażewicz, Jacek (et al.)

    Pages 101-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essays and Surveys in Metaheuristics
Editors
  • Celso C. Ribeiro
  • Pierre Hansen
Series Title
Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1507-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1507-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7520-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5588-5
Series ISSN
1387-666X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 651
Topics