Metaheuristics

From Design to Implementation

Author: El-Ghazali Talbi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470496909

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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A unified view of metaheuristics This book provides a complete background on metaheuristics and shows readers how to design and implement efficient algorithms to solve complex optimization problems across a diverse range of applications, from networking and bioinformatics to engineering design, routing, and scheduling. It presents the main design questions for all families of metaheuristics and clearly illustrates how to implement the algorithms under a software framework to reuse both the design and code. Throughout the book, the key search components of metaheuristics are considered as a toolbox for: Designing efficient metaheuristics (e.g. local search, tabu search, simulated annealing, evolutionary algorithms, particle swarm optimization, scatter search, ant colonies, bee colonies, artificial immune systems) for optimization problems Designing efficient metaheuristics for multi-objective optimization problems Designing hybrid, parallel, and distributed metaheuristics Implementing metaheuristics on sequential and parallel machines Using many case studies and treating design and implementation independently, this book gives readers the skills necessary to solve large-scale optimization problems quickly and efficiently. It is a valuable reference for practicing engineers and researchers from diverse areas dealing with optimization or machine learning; and graduate students in computer science, operations research, control, engineering, business and management, and applied mathematics.

Projektmanagement

Fallstudien

Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783826614477

Category: Project management

Page: 533

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Optimization in Engineering Sciences

Metaheuristic, Stochastic Methods and Decision Support

Author: Dan Stefanoiu,Pierre Borne,Dumitru Popescu,Florin Gheorghe Filip,Abdelkader El Kamel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118648781

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 446

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The purpose of this book is to present the main metaheuristics and approximate and stochastic methods for optimization of complex systems in Engineering Sciences. It has been written within the framework of the European Union project ERRIC (Empowering Romanian Research on Intelligent Information Technologies), which is funded by the EU’s FP7 Research Potential program and has been developed in co-operation between French and Romanian teaching researchers. Through the principles of various proposed algorithms (with additional references) this book allows the reader to explore various methods of implementation such as metaheuristics, local search and populationbased methods. It examines multi-objective and stochastic optimization, as well as methods and tools for computer-aided decision-making and simulation for decision-making.

Kombinatorische Optimierung

Theorie und Algorithmen

Author: Bernhard Korte,Jens Vygen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642254012

Category: Mathematics

Page: 696

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Das umfassende Lehrbuch zur Kombinatorischen Optimierung beruht auf Vorlesungen, die die Autoren an der Universität Bonn gehalten haben. Sie geben den neuesten Stand des Fachgebiets wieder – mit Schwerpunkt auf theoretischen Resultaten und Algorithmen mit guten Laufzeiten und Ergebnissen. Der Band enthält vollständige Beweise, einige davon wurden bisher nicht in der Lehrbuchliteratur publiziert. Die deutschsprachige Neuauflage enthält alle Ergänzungen und Aktualisierungen der 5. englischsprachigen Auflage, darunter mehr als 60 neue Übungsaufgaben.

Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization

7th International Conference, EMO 2013, Sheffield, UK, March 19-22, 2013. Proceedings

Author: Robin Purshouse,Peter Fleming,Carlos Fonseca,Salvatore Greco,Jane Shaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 364237140X

Category: Computers

Page: 842

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization, EMO 2013 held in Sheffield, UK, in March 2013. The 57 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 98 submissions. The papers are grouped in topical sections on plenary talks; new horizons; indicator-based methods; aspects of algorithm design; pareto-based methods; hybrid MCDA; decomposition-based methods; classical MCDA; exploratory problem analysis; product and process applications; aerospace and automotive applications; further real-world applications; and under-explored challenges.

Hybrid Metaheuristics

Author: El-Ghazali Talbi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642306713

Category: Computers

Page: 458

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The main goal of this book is to provide a state of the art of hybrid metaheuristics. The book provides a complete background that enables readers to design and implement hybrid metaheuristics to solve complex optimization problems (continuous/discrete, mono-objective/multi-objective, optimization under uncertainty) in a diverse range of application domains. Readers learn to solve large scale problems quickly and efficiently combining metaheuristics with complementary metaheuristics, mathematical programming, constraint programming and machine learning. Numerous real-world examples of problems and solutions demonstrate how hybrid metaheuristics are applied in such fields as networks, logistics and transportation, bio-medical, engineering design, scheduling.

Metaheuristics

Progress in Complex Systems Optimization

Author: Karl F. Doerner,Michel Gendreau,Peter Greistorfer,Walter Gutjahr,Richard F. Hartl,Marc Reimann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387719210

Category: Mathematics

Page: 410

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This book’s aim is to provide several different kinds of information: a delineation of general metaheuristics methods, a number of state-of-the-art articles from a variety of well-known classical application areas as well as an outlook to modern computational methods in promising new areas. Therefore, this book may equally serve as a textbook in graduate courses for students, as a reference book for people interested in engineering or social sciences, and as a collection of new and promising avenues for researchers working in this field.

Die Programmiersprache Ruby

Author: David Flanagan,Yukihiro Matsumoto

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3897218747

Category: Object-oriented programming (Computer science)

Page: 464

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"Die Programmiersprache Ruby" ist das magebliche Handbuch zu Ruby mit einer umfassenden Beschreibung der Sprachversionen 1.8 und 1.9. Es wurde fur erfahrene Programmierer geschrieben, die sich neu in Ruby einarbeiten wollen, und fur Ruby-Programmierer, die ihr Wissen erweitern und Ruby besser beherrschen wollen. Dieses Buch dokumentiert Ruby umfassend, jedoch ohne den Formalismus einer Sprachspezifikation. Ruby vom Feinsten Dieses Handbuch beginnt mit einem Tutorial zum Schnelleinstieg in die Sprache Ruby und erklart sie dann detailliert auf allen Ebenen: Lexikalische und syntaktische Struktur von Ruby-Programmen, Datentypen und Objekte, Ausdrucke und Operatoren, Anweisungen und Kontrollstrukturen, Methoden, Procs, Lambdas und Closures, Klassen und Module, Reflection und Metaprogrammierung und die Ruby-Plattform API der Ruby-Plattform Die Programmiersprache Ruby beinhaltet eine umfassende Einfuhrung in die machtige API der Ruby-Plattform und stellt - mit ausfuhrlich kommentiertem Code - die Moglichkeiten von Ruby in Bezug auf Textbearbeitung, mathematische Berechnungen, Collections, Ein-/Ausgabe, Netzwerkverarbeitung und Concurrency vor. Wenn Sie Ruby wirklich verstehen wollen, ist dies das Buch, das Sie brauchen.

CAE-Methoden in der Fahrzeugtechnik

Author: Martin Meywerk

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540498672

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 357

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Einführung in CAE-Methoden und deren spezifische Fragestellungen in der Fahrzeugtechnik: Der Autor erläutert Grundlagen zur Modellbildung und zu Diskretisierungsverfahren für partielle Differenzialgleichungen. Er behandelt Temperaturausgleich, Mehrkörpersimulation, Statik/Dynamik elastischer Körper und Finite-Elemente. Mit fahrzeugspezifischen Themen wie Crash- und Insassensimulation, Akustik, Statik/Dynamik von Rohkarosserien, Mehrkörpersimulationen und Lebensdauer, Strömungssimulationen und Reifen-Fahrbahn-Wechselwirkungen. Plus: nichtlineare Phänomenen, elastische Körper in MKS-Anwendungen, Integrations- und Optimierungsverfahren.

Applications of Evolutionary Computing

EvoWorkshop 2003: EvoBIO, EvoCOP, EvoIASP, EvoMUSART, EvoROB, and EvoSTIM, Essex, UK, April 14-16, 2003, Proceedings

Author: Günther Raidl,Stefano Cagnoni

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540009760

Category: Computers

Page: 708

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This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of six workshops, EvoWorkshops 2003, held together with EuroGP 2003 in Essex, UK in April 2003. The 63 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 109 submissions. In accordance with the six workshops covered , the papers are organized in topical sections on bioinformatics, combinatorial optimization, image analysis and signal processing, evolutionary music and art, evolutionary robotics, and scheduling and timetabling.

Die Wissenschaften vom Künstlichen

Author: Herbert A. Simon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783709193839

Category: Computers

Page: 241

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Die Wissenschaften vom Künstlichen von Herbert A. Simon gilt seit dem Erscheinen der ersten Ausgabe im Jahr 1969 als "Klassiker" der Literatur zum Thema Künstliche Intelligenz. Simon hat zusammen mit den Computerwissenschaftlern Allen Newell, Marvin Minsky und John McCarthy Mitte der fünfziger Jahre das so bezeichnete - von Alan Turing antizipierte - Forschungsgebiet der Computerwissenschaft und der Psychologie ins Leben gerufen. Seine herausragende, allgemeinverständliche Darstellung von Grundüberlegungen und philosophischen Aspekten der Künstlichen Intelligenz ist heute aktueller denn je, nicht nur wegen der ständig zunehmenden Bedeutung der Forschung und Entwicklung auf diesem Gebiet, sondern auch aufgrund des verbreiteten Mangels an Grundkenntnissen für eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der Künstlichen Intelligenz.

Engineering Optimization

An Introduction with Metaheuristic Applications

Author: Xin-She Yang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470640418

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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An accessible introduction to metaheuristics and optimization, featuring powerful and modern algorithms for application across engineering and the sciences From engineering and computer science to economics and management science, optimization is a core component for problem solving. Highlighting the latest developments that have evolved in recent years, Engineering Optimization: An Introduction with Metaheuristic Applications outlines popular metaheuristic algorithms and equips readers with the skills needed to apply these techniques to their own optimization problems. With insightful examples from various fields of study, the author highlights key concepts and techniques for the successful application of commonly-used metaheuristc algorithms, including simulated annealing, particle swarm optimization, harmony search, and genetic algorithms. The author introduces all major metaheuristic algorithms and their applications in optimization through a presentation that is organized into three succinct parts: Foundations of Optimization and Algorithms provides a brief introduction to the underlying nature of optimization and the common approaches to optimization problems, random number generation, the Monte Carlo method, and the Markov chain Monte Carlo method Metaheuristic Algorithms presents common metaheuristic algorithms in detail, including genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, ant algorithms, bee algorithms, particle swarm optimization, firefly algorithms, and harmony search Applications outlines a wide range of applications that use metaheuristic algorithms to solve challenging optimization problems with detailed implementation while also introducing various modifications used for multi-objective optimization Throughout the book, the author presents worked-out examples and real-world applications that illustrate the modern relevance of the topic. A detailed appendix features important and popular algorithms using MATLAB® and Octave software packages, and a related FTP site houses MATLAB code and programs for easy implementation of the discussed techniques. In addition, references to the current literature enable readers to investigate individual algorithms and methods in greater detail. Engineering Optimization: An Introduction with Metaheuristic Applications is an excellent book for courses on optimization and computer simulation at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners working in the fields of mathematics, engineering, computer science, operations research, and management science who use metaheuristic algorithms to solve problems in their everyday work.

Metaheuristics in Water, Geotechnical and Transport Engineering

Author: Xin-She Yang,Amir Hossein Gandomi,Siamak Talatahari,Amir Hossein Alavi

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0123983177

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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Due to an ever-decreasing supply in raw materials and stringent constraints on conventional energy sources, demand for lightweight, efficient and low cost structures has become crucially important in modern engineering design. This requires engineers to search for optimal and robust design options to address design problems that are often large in scale and highly nonlinear, making finding solutions challenging. In the past two decades, metaheuristic algorithms have shown promising power, efficiency and versatility in solving these difficult optimization problems. This book examines the latest developments of metaheuristics and their applications in water, geotechnical and transport engineering offering practical case studies as examples to demonstrate real world applications. Topics cover a range of areas within engineering, including reviews of optimization algorithms, artificial intelligence, cuckoo search, genetic programming, neural networks, multivariate adaptive regression, swarm intelligence, genetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, evolutionary multiobjective optimization with diverse applications in engineering such as behavior of materials, geotechnical design, flood control, water distribution and signal networks. This book can serve as a supplementary text for design courses and computation in engineering as well as a reference for researchers and engineers in metaheursitics, optimization in civil engineering and computational intelligence. Provides detailed descriptions of all major metaheuristic algorithms with a focus on practical implementation Develops new hybrid and advanced methods suitable for civil engineering problems at all levels Appropriate for researchers and advanced students to help to develop their work

Advances in Multi-Objective Nature Inspired Computing

Author: Carlos Coello Coello,Clarisse Dhaenens,Laetitia Jourdan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642112188

Category: Mathematics

Page: 195

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The purpose of this book is to collect contributions that deal with the use of nature inspired metaheuristics for solving multi-objective combinatorial optimization problems. Such a collection intends to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art developments in this field, with the aim of motivating more researchers in operations research, engineering, and computer science, to do research in this area. As such, this book is expected to become a valuable reference for those wishing to do research on the use of nature inspired metaheuristics for solving multi-objective combinatorial optimization problems.

Global Optimization

From Theory to Implementation

Author: Leo Liberti,Nelson Maculan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387282602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 427

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Addresses the following topics: descriptions of implementations of general-purpose or problem-specific global optimization algorithms; algorithms in global optimization, some with numerical results and a discussion of the implementation; and surveys discussing software packages.

Advances in Metaheuristics for Hard Optimization

Author: Patrick Siarry,Zbigniew Michalewicz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540729600

Category: Mathematics

Page: 481

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Many advances have recently been made 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 metaheuristics.