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Handbook of Optimization

From Classical to Modern Approach

  • Ivan Zelinka
  • Václav Snášel
  • Ajith Abraham

Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. L. P. Garcés, L. A. Gallego, R. Romero
    Pages 29-50
  3. Catherine Cabuzel, Alain Pietrus
    Pages 51-72
  4. L. Bayón, J. M. Grau, M. M. Ruiz, P. M. Suárez
    Pages 97-127
  5. Janusz Kusyk, Cem Safak Sahin, Jianmin Zou, Stephen Gundry, M. Umit Uyar, Elkin Urrea
    Pages 129-155
  6. A. I. Pereira, O. Ferreira, S. P. Pinho, Edite M. G. P. Fernandes
    Pages 157-186
  7. Kenneth V. Price
    Pages 187-214
  8. Ivan Zelinka, Donald David Davendra, Mohammed Chadli, Roman Senkerik, Tran Trong Dao, Lenka Skanderova
    Pages 215-243
  9. Jindřich Klapka, Petr Piňos, Vítězslav Ševčík
    Pages 245-261
  10. Jiří Pospíchal, Ľubomír Varga, Vladimír Kvasnička
    Pages 263-286
  11. Ferrante Neri, Giovanni Iacca, Ernesto Mininno
    Pages 337-364
  12. Martin Dostál
    Pages 365-393
  13. Jong-Seok Lee, Cheol Hoon Park, Touradj Ebrahimi
    Pages 395-422
  14. Josef Tvrdík, Radka Poláková, Jiří Veselský, Petr Bujok
    Pages 423-449
  15. Mohammed Chadli, Thierry-Marie Guerra, Ivan Zelinka
    Pages 451-479
  16. Bernabé Dorronsoro, Juan C. Burguillo, Ana Peleteiro, Pascal Bouvry
    Pages 481-503

About this book


Optimization problems were and still are the focus of mathematics from antiquity to the present. Since the beginning of our civilization, the human race has had to confront numerous technological challenges, such as finding the optimal solution of various problems including control technologies, power sources construction, applications in economy, mechanical engineering and energy distribution amongst others. These examples encompass both ancient as well as modern technologies like the first electrical energy distribution network in USA etc. Some of the key principles formulated in the middle ages were done by Johannes Kepler (Problem of the wine barrels), Johan Bernoulli (brachystochrone problem), Leonhard Euler (Calculus of Variations), Lagrange (Principle multipliers), that were formulated primarily in the ancient world and are of a geometric nature. In the beginning of the modern era, works of L.V. Kantorovich and G.B. Dantzig (so-called linear programming) can be considered amongst others. This book discusses a wide spectrum of optimization methods from classical to modern, alike heuristics. Novel as well as classical techniques is also discussed in this book, including its mutual intersection. Together with many interesting chapters, a reader will also encounter various methods used for proposed optimization approaches, such as game theory and evolutionary algorithms or modelling of evolutionary algorithm dynamics like complex networks.



Heuristic Methods Intelligent Systems Optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivan Zelinka
    • 1
  • Václav Snášel
    • 2
  • Ajith Abraham
    • 3
  1. 1.Technical University of OstravaOstrava-PorubCzech Republic
  2. 2., Faculty of Electrical Engineering andTechnical University of OstravaOstrava-PorubaCzech Republic
  3. 3.AuburnUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Optimization
  • Book Subtitle From Classical to Modern Approach
  • Editors Ivan Zelinka
    Vaclav Snasael
    Ajith Abraham
  • Series Title Intelligent Systems Reference Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-30503-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50680-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-30504-7
  • Series ISSN 1868-4394
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-4408
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 1100
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computational Intelligence
    Artificial Intelligence
    Operations Research/Decision Theory
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From the reviews:

“In more than 1,000 pages, the editors of this book have gathered over 40 contributions representing a variety of optimization flavors. … written as tutorials or transactional papers for scientists working in the area. … I do believe this book will be useful to experts in optimization who are seeking inspiration, and lecturers searching for examples for graduate or PhD courses.” (Piotr Cholda, Computing Reviews, July, 2013)