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Computing Tools for Modeling, Optimization and Simulation : Interfaces in Computer Science and Operations Research - Manuel Laguna

Computing Tools for Modeling, Optimization and Simulation

Interfaces in Computer Science and Operations Research

By: Manuel Laguna (Editor), Jose Luis Gonzalez-Velarde (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1999
ISBN: 9780792377184
Number Of Pages: 317

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Computing Tools for Modeling, Optimization and Simulation reflects the need for preserving the marriage between operations research and computing in order to create more efficient and powerful software tools in the years ahead. The 17 papers included in this volume were carefully selected to cover a wide range of topics related to the interface between operations research and computer science. The volume includes the now perennial applications of rnetaheuristics (such as genetic algorithms, scatter search, and tabu search) as well as research on global optimization, knowledge management, software rnaintainability and object-oriented modeling. These topics reflect the complexity and variety of the problems that current and future software tools must be capable of tackling. The OR/CS interface is frequently at the core of successful applications and the development of new methodologies, making the research in this book a relevant reference in the future.
The editors' goal for this book has been to increase the interest in the interface of computer science and operations research. Both researchers and practitioners will benefit from this book. The tutorial papers may spark the interest of practitioners for developing and applying new techniques to complex problems. In addition, the book includes papers that explore new angles of well-established methods for problems in the area of nonlinear optimization and mixed integer programming, which seasoned researchers in these fields may find fascinating.

Preface
Multi-Start and Strategic Oscillation Methods - Principles to Exploit Adaptive Memory
Building a High-Quality Decision Tree with a Genetic Algorithm
Sequential Testing of Series-Parallel Systems of Small Depth
Conveying Problem Structure from an Algebraic Modeling Language to Optimization Algorithms
Solving General Ring Network Design Problems by Meta-Heuristics
Lagrangean/Surrogate Heuristics for p-Median Problems
An Introduction to Ant Systems
Extremal Energy Models and Global Optimization
A Simulation-Based Policy Iteration Algorithm for Average Cost Unichain Markov Decision Processes
Knowledge Management and its Impact on Decision Support
Heuristics for Minimum Cost Steady-State Gas Transmission Networks
Assigning Proctors to Exams with Scatter Search
Multi-Attribute Evaluation of Software Maintainability
Explicit-Constraint-Branching for Solving Mixed-Integer Programs
An Object-oriented Graphical Modeler for Optimal Production Planning in a Refinery
Optimization of Water Distribution Systems by a Tabu Search Metaheuristic
Scatter Search to Generate Diverse MIP Solutions
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ISBN: 9780792377184
ISBN-10: 0792377184
Series: Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 317
Published: 30th November 1999
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64

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