Taboo Search: An Approach to the Multiple-Minima Problem for Continuous Functions

  • Djurdje Cvijović
  • Jacek Klinowski
Part of the Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications book series (NOIA, volume 62)


We decribe an approach, based on Taboo (or “Tabu”) Search for discrete functions, for solving the multiple-minima problem of continuous functions. As demonstrated by model calculations, the algorithm avoids entrapment in local minima and continues the search to give a near-optimal final solution. The procedure is generally applicable, derivative-free, easy to implement, conceptually simpler than Simulated Annealing and open to further improvement.


Simulated Annealing Global Minimum Current Solution Taboo List Iterative Step 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Djurdje Cvijović
    • 1
  • Jacek Klinowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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