Advances in Metaheuristics

  • Luca Di Gaspero
  • Andrea Schaerf
  • Thomas Stützle

Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Helio J. C. Barbosa, Heder S. Bernardino, André M. S. Barreto
    Pages 21-36
  3. Aldy Gunawan, Hoong Chuin Lau, Elaine Wong
    Pages 37-59
  4. Markus Wagner, Jareth Day, Diora Jordan, Trent Kroeger, Frank Neumann
    Pages 61-76
  5. Pedro Amorim, Carlos Henggeler Antunes, Bernardo Almada-Lobo
    Pages 77-97
  6. Julien Lepagnot, Amir Nakib, Hamouche Oulhadj, Patrick Siarry
    Pages 99-111
  7. Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Simona Mancini, Guido Perboli, Roberto Tadei
    Pages 113-125
  8. Andreas Reinholz, Holger Schneider
    Pages 127-141
  9. Michael Pimmer, Günther R. Raidl
    Pages 143-157
  10. Sylverin Kemmoe, Philippe Lacomme, Nikolay Tchernev, Alain Quilliot
    Pages 159-183

About this book


Metaheuristics have been a very active research topic for more than two decades. During this time many new metaheuristic strategies have been devised, they have been experimentally tested and improved on challenging benchmark problems, and they have proven to be important tools for tackling optimization tasks in a large number of practical applications. In other words, metaheuristics are nowadays established as one of the main search paradigms for tackling computationally hard problems. Still, there are a large number of research challenges in the area of metaheuristics. These challenges range from more fundamental questions on theoretical properties and performance guarantees, empirical algorithm analysis, the effective configuration of metaheuristic algorithms, approaches to combine metaheuristics with other algorithmic techniques, towards extending the available techniques to tackle ever more challenging problems.

This edited volume grew out of the contributions presented at the ninth Metaheuristics International Conference that was held in Udine, Italy, 25-28 July 2011. The conference comprised 117 presentations of peer-reviewed contributions and 3 invited talks, and it has been attended by 169 delegates. The chapters that are collected in this book exemplify contributions to several of the research directions outlined above.


Decision Making Matheuristics Metaheuristics Operations Research Optimization Tree Search

Editors and affiliations

  • Luca Di Gaspero
    • 1
  • Andrea Schaerf
    • 2
  • Thomas Stützle
    • 3
  1. 1., DIEGMUniversity of UdineUdineItaly
  2. 2., DIEGMUniversity of UdineUdineItaly
  3. 3., IRIDIAUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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