Data Exchange Topologies for the DISCO-HITS Algorithm to Solve the QAP

  • Omar AbdelkafiEmail author
  • Lhassane Idoumghar
  • Julien Lepagnot
  • Mathieu Brévilliers
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10103)


Exchanging information between processes in a distributed environment can be a powerful mechanism to improve results for combinatorial problem. In this study, we propose three exchange topologies for the distance cooperation hybrid iterative tabu search algorithm called DISCO-HITS. These topologies are experimented on the quadratic assignment problem. A comparison between the three topologies is performed using 21 well known instances of size between 40 and 150. Our algorithm produces competitive results and can outperform algorithms from the literature for many benchmark instances.


Metaheuristics DISCO-HITS Quadratic assignment problem Topologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omar Abdelkafi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lhassane Idoumghar
    • 1
  • Julien Lepagnot
    • 1
  • Mathieu Brévilliers
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Haute-Alsace (UHA), LMIA (E.A. 3993)MulhouseFrance

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