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Metaheuristics in the Service Industry

  • Kenneth Sörensen
  • Marc Sevaux
  • Walter Habenicht
  • Martin Josef Geiger

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 624)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Heinz Schmitz, Sebastian Niemann
    Pages 1-14
  3. Pieter Vansteenwegen, Wouter Souffriau, Greet Vanden Berghe, Dirk Van Oudheusden
    Pages 15-31
  4. Míguel Ortega-Mier, Joaquín Delgado Hipólito, Álvaro García-Sánchez
    Pages 63-81
  5. Wouter Souffriau, Pieter Vansteenwegen, Greet Vanden Berghe, Dirk Van Oudheusden
    Pages 83-98
  6. Giacomo di Tollo, Dietmar Maringer
    Pages 127-154
  7. Julia Rieck, Jürgen Zimmermann
    Pages 155-171

About this book


Most developed economics show the tendency of an increasing importance of modern services such as tourism, logistical services, finance, and others. In many cases, complex optimization problems can be found in this context, and the successful operation of modern services often depends on the ability to solve the obtained optimization models.

Metaheuristics on the other hand present an interesting problem-resolution paradigm that has attracted considerable interest in past years.

The book combines a set of selected and peer-reviewed articles, presenting novel results of metaheuristics for modern services. In particular, applications in the area of transportation and logistics are considered, while other areas include production and financial services. Novel methodological approaches as well as improved results are obtained, resulting in a considerable contribution to the state-of-the-art of research in metaheuristics.


Logistics Metaheuristics Production Scheduling Service Industry algorithms calculus evolutionary algorithm metaheuristic optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth Sörensen
  • Marc Sevaux
  • Walter Habenicht
  • Martin Josef Geiger

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