Solving Quadratic Assignment Problems Using the Reverse Elimination Method

  • Stefan Voß
Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 4)

Abstract

The quadratic assignment problem (QAP) is among the most commonly encountered combinatorial optimization problems. Recently, various tabu search implementations have been proposed to solve the QAP efficiently. These approaches mainly investigate tabu list management ideas that do not take account of logical interdependencies deriving from the sequence in which solutions are generated. Here we apply different versions of the reverse elimination method (REM), a dynamic strategy that explicitly incorporates logical interdependencies. We also introduce a new type of intensification strategy based on a clustering approach and combine it with some diversification ideas. Computational results are reported for a large number of benchmark problems up to the dimension of 128. Our version of REM improves on some of the best known results and matches them for most of the remaining problems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Voß
    • 1
  1. 1.FB 1 / FG Operations ResearchTechnische Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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