Differential Evolution: A Handbook for Global Permutation-Based Combinatorial Optimization

  • Godfrey C. Onwubolu
  • Donald Davendra

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 175)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Godfrey Onwubolu, Donald Davendra
    Pages 13-34
  3. Donald Davendra, Godfrey Onwubolu
    Pages 35-80
  4. Daniel Lichtblau
    Pages 81-120
  5. Fatih Tasgetiren, Angela Chen, Gunes Gencyilmaz, Said Gattoufi
    Pages 121-138
  6. Fatih Tasgetiren, Yun-Chia Liang, Quan-Ke Pan, Ponnuthurai Suganthan
    Pages 139-162
  7. Ivan Zelinka
    Pages 163-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-213

About this book


This is the first book devoted entirely to Differential Evolution (DE) for global permutative-based combinatorial optimization.

Since its original development, DE has mainly been applied to solving problems characterized by continuous parameters. This means that only a subset of real-world problems could be solved by the original, classical DE algorithm. This book presents in detail the various permutative-based combinatorial DE formulations by their initiators in an easy-to-follow manner, through extensive illustrations and computer code. It is a valuable resource for professionals and students interested in DE in order to have full potentials of DE at their disposal as a proven optimizer.

All source programs in C and Mathematica programming languages are downloadable from the website of Springer.


Differential Evolution Mathematica Permutation algorithm algorithms combinatorial optimization computational intelligence evolution intelligence mutation optimization programming programming language transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Godfrey C. Onwubolu
    • 1
  • Donald Davendra
    • 2
  1. 1.Richmond HillCanada
  2. 2.Department of Applied InformaticsTomas Bata Univerzity in ZlinZlinCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-92150-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-92151-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
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