Handbook of Global Optimization

Volume 2

  • Panos M. Pardalos
  • H. Edwin Romeijn

Part of the Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications book series (NOIA, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mohit Tawarmalani, Nikolaos V. Sahinidis
    Pages 65-85
  3. Luc Pronzato, Henry P. Wynn, Anatoly A. Zhigljavsky
    Pages 115-150
  4. Fabio Schoen
    Pages 151-177
  5. Graham R. Wood, Zelda B. Zabinsky
    Pages 231-249
  6. James E. Smith
    Pages 275-362
  7. Jose C. Principe, Curt Lefebvre, Craig L. Fancourt
    Pages 363-386
  8. Catherine C. McGeoch
    Pages 489-513
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 571-572

About this book


In 1995 the Handbook of Global Optimization (first volume), edited by R. Horst, and P.M. Pardalos, was published. This second volume of the Handbook of Global Optimization is comprised of chapters dealing with modern approaches to global optimization, including different types of heuristics.

Topics covered in the handbook include various metaheuristics, such as simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, neural networks, taboo search, shake-and-bake methods, and deformation methods. In addition, the book contains chapters on new exact stochastic and deterministic approaches to continuous and mixed-integer global optimization, such as stochastic adaptive search, two-phase methods, branch-and-bound methods with new relaxation and branching strategies, algorithms based on local optimization, and dynamical search. Finally, the book contains chapters on experimental analysis of algorithms and software, test problems, and applications.


algorithms genetic algorithms global optimization local optimization metaheuristic operations research optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 1
  • H. Edwin Romeijn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5221-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-5362-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-568X
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