Computer and Information Science

Heuristics and Hyper-Heuristics - Principles and Applications

Edited by Javier Del Ser Lorente, ISBN 978-953-51-3384-1, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3383-4, 134 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published August 30, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/66267
Edited Volume

In the last few years, the society is witnessing ever-growing levels of complexity in the optimization paradigms lying at the core of different applications and processes. This augmented complexity has motivated the adoption of heuristic methods as a means to balance the Pareto trade-off between computational efficiency and the quality of the produced solutions to the problem at hand. The momentum gained by heuristics in practical applications spans further towards hyper-heuristics, which allow constructing ensembles of simple heuristics to handle efficiently several problems of a single class. In this context, this short book compiles selected applications of heuristics and hyper-heuristics for combinatorial optimization problems, including scheduling and other assorted application scenarios.