Central European Journal of Operations Research

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 679–717 | Cite as

Clustered enhanced differential evolution for the blocking flow shop scheduling problem

  • Donald Davendra
  • Ivan Zelinka
  • Magdalena Bialic-Davendra
  • Roman Senkerik
  • Roman Jasek
Original Paper


A novel clustered population paradigm is presented in this paper which is based on Chaos principles of edges and attractors. Convergence in evolutionary algorithms is viewed as a manifestation through cyclic dynamics and thus a new population is developed which is clustered and separated through new segregation bias rules. This population is embedded on the Enhanced Differential Evolution and the flow shop scheduling problem with blocking is solved. The two flow shop benchmark problems of Rec/Car/Hel and Taillard are solved with this new approach and the results favorably compared with published results in literature. A total of 49 new upper bounds for the Taillard problems was obtained during experimentation.


Differential Evolution Flow shop Scheduling with Blocking Scheduling Evolutionary Algorithms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Davendra
    • 1
  • Ivan Zelinka
    • 1
  • Magdalena Bialic-Davendra
    • 2
  • Roman Senkerik
    • 2
  • Roman Jasek
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing ScienceTechnical University of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Tomas Bata University in ZlinZlinCzech Republic

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