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Natural Computing Series

Advances in Metaheuristics for Hard Optimization

Editors: Siarry, Patrick, Michalewicz, Zbigniew (Eds.)

  • Reflects the advances made recently in metaheuristic methods, from theory to applications
  • The editors, both leading experts in this field, have assembled a team of researchers to contribute 21 chapters
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Many advances have been made recently in metaheuristic methods, from theory to applications. The editors, both leading experts in this field, have assembled a team of researchers to contribute 21 chapters organized into parts on simulated annealing, tabu search, ant colony algorithms, general-purpose studies of evolutionary algorithms, applications of evolutionary algorithms, and various metaheuristics.

The book gathers contributions related to the following topics: theoretical developments in metaheuristics; adaptation of discrete metaheuristics to continuous optimization; performance comparisons of metaheuristics; cooperative methods combining different approaches; parallel and distributed metaheuristics for multiobjective optimization; software implementations; and real-world applications.

This book is suitable for practitioners, researchers and graduate students in disciplines such as optimization, heuristics, operations research, and natural computing.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Comparison of Simulated Annealing, Interval Partitioning and Hybrid Algorithms in Constrained Global Optimization

    Pedamallu, Chandra Sekhar (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Four-bar Mechanism Synthesis for

    Martínez-Alfaro, Horacio

    Pages 23-37

  • “MOSS-II” Tabu/Scatter Search for Nonlinear Multiobjective Optimization

    Beausoleil, Ricardo P.

    Pages 39-67

  • Feature Selection for Heterogeneous Ensembles of Nearest-neighbour Classifiers Using Hybrid Tabu Search

    Tahir, Muhammad A. (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

  • A Parallel Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm Based on Crossover Operation

    Kalinli, Adem (et al.)

    Pages 87-110

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  • ISBN 978-3-540-72960-0
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-72959-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09206-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Metaheuristics for Hard Optimization
Editors
  • Patrick Siarry
  • Zbigniew Michalewicz
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72960-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72960-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72959-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09206-0
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 481
Number of Illustrations and Tables
167 b/w illustrations
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