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Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization : 4th European Conference, EvoCOP 2004, Coimbra, Portugal, April 5-7, 2004, Proceedings - Jens Gottlieb

Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization

4th European Conference, EvoCOP 2004, Coimbra, Portugal, April 5-7, 2004, Proceedings

By: Jens Gottlieb (Editor), Gunther R. Raidl (Editor)

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Evolutionary Computation (EC) involves the study of problem solving and op- mization techniques inspired by principles of natural evolution and genetics. EC has been able to draw the attention of an increasing number of researchers and practitioners in several ?elds. Evolutionary algorithms have in particular been showntobee?ectivefordi?cultcombinatorialoptimizationproblemsappearing in various industrial, economic, and scienti?c domains. This volume contains the proceedings of EvoCOP 2004, the 4th European ConferenceonEvolutionaryComputationinCombinatorialOptimization.Itwas held in Coimbra, Portugal, on April 5-7, 2004, jointly with EuroGP 2004, the 7th European Conference on Genetic Programming, and EvoWorkshops 2004, which consisted of the following six individual workshops: EvoBIO, the 2nd - ropean Workshop on Evolutionary Bioinformatics; EvoCOMNET, the 1st - ropean Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Communications, Networks, and Connected Systems; EvoHOT, the 1st European Workshop on Hardware Optimisation; EvoIASP, the 6th European Workshop on Evolutionary Com- tation in Image Analysis and Signal Processing; EvoMUSART, the 2nd Eu- pean Workshop on Evolutionary Music and Art; and EvoSTOC, the 1st Eu- pean Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic En- ronments.

Mutation multiplicity in a panmictic two-strategy genetic algorithmp. 1
Solving the vehicle routing problem by using cellular genetic algorithmsp. 11
Landscape regularity and random walks for the job-shop scheduling problemp. 21
A comparison of adaptive operator scheduling methods on the traveling salesman problemp. 31
AntPacking - an ant colony optimization approach for the one-dimensional bin packing problemp. 41
Scatter search and memetic approaches to the error correcting code problemp. 51
A hybrid evolutionary algorithm for solving the register allocation problemp. 62
Parallel ant systems for the capacitated vehicle routing problemp. 72
A hierarchical social metaheuristic for the max-cut problemp. 84
On the structure of sequential search : beyond "no free lunch"p. 95
Dealing with solution diversity in an EA for multiple objective decision support - a case studyp. 104
A study into ant colony optimisation, evolutionary computation and constraint programming on binary constraint satisfaction problemsp. 114
Binary merge model representation of the graph colouring problemp. 124
Hardness prediction for the university course timetabling problemp. 135
Hybrid estimation of distribution algorithm for multiobjective knapsack problemp. 145
On the use of path relinking for the [rho] - hub median problemp. 155
Solving a real-world glass cutting problemp. 165
Designing reliable communication networks with a genetic algorithm using a repair heuristicp. 177
Improving vehicle routing using a customer waiting time colonyp. 188
New benchmark instances for the QAP and the experimental analysis of algorithmsp. 199
Improving edge recombination through alternate inheritance and greedy mannerp. 210
Clustering nominal and numerical data : a new distance concept for a hybrid genetic algorithmp. 220
On search space symmetry in partitioning problemsp. 230
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ISBN: 9783540213673
ISBN-10: 3540213678
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 26th March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.8