Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues

Hybrid Metaheuristics

Third International Workshop, HM 2006, Gran Canaria, Spain, October 13-14, 2006, Proceedings

Editors: Almeida, F., Blesa Aguilera, M.J., Blum, C., Moreno Vega, J.M., Pérez, M., Roli, A., Sampels, M. (Eds.)

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The International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics reached its third edition with HM 2006. The active and successful participation in the past editions was a clear indication that the research community on metaheuristics and related areas felt the need for a forum to discuss speci?c aspects of hybridization of metaheuristics. The selection of papers for HM 2006 consolidated some of the mainstream issues that have emerged from the past editions. Firstly, there are prominent examples of e?ective hybrid techniques whose design and implementation were motivated by challenging real-world applications. We believe this is particularly important for two reasons: on the one hand, researchers are conscious that the primary goal of developing algorithms is to solve relevant real-life problems; on the other hand, the path towarde?cient solving methods for practical problems is a source of new outstanding ideas and theories. A second important issue is that the research community on metaheur- tics has become increasingly interested in and open to techniques and methods known from arti?cial intelligence (AI) and operations research (OR). So far, the most representative examples of such integration have been the use of AI/OR techniques as subordinates of metaheuristic methods. As a historical and - ymological note, this is in perfect accordance with the original meaning of a metaheuristic as a “general strategy controlling a subordinate heuristic. ” The awareness of the need for a sound experimental methodology is a third keypoint.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hybrid Metaheuristics
Book Subtitle
Third International Workshop, HM 2006, Gran Canaria, Spain, October 13-14, 2006, Proceedings
Editors
  • Francisco Almeida
  • María J. Blesa Aguilera
  • Christian Blum
  • José Marcos Moreno Vega
  • Melquíades Pérez
  • Andrea Roli
  • MIchael Sampels
Series Title
Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues
Series Volume
4030
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46385-6
DOI
10.1007/11890584
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-46384-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 193
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