Carlos Cotta (Editor), Jano van Hemert (Editor), «Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization»
Springer | ISBN 3540716149 | 2007 | pdf | 252 Pages | 3352 KB
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, EvoCOP 2007, held in Valencia, Spain in April 2007. The 21 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 81 submissions. The papers cover evolutionary algorithms as well as various other metaheuristics, like scatter search, tabu search, memetic algorithms, variable neighborhood search, greedy randomized adaptive search procedures, ant colony optimization, and particle swarm optimization algorithms. The papers are specifically dedicated to the application of evolutionary computation and related methods to combinatorial optimization problems and cover any issue of metaheuristic for combinatorial optimization. The papers deal with representations, heuristics, analysis of problem structures, and comparisons of algorithms. The list of studied combinatorial optimization problems includes prominent examples like graph coloring, knapsack problems, the traveling salesperson problem, scheduling, graph matching, as well as specific real-world problems.