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An integrated GA–LP approach to communication network design

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In this paper we demonstrate success with an implementation of a genetic algorithm, integrated with linear programming, for solving a minimum cost network synthesis problem. The problem is formulated to include a number of practical constraints and the technique applied to moderately large networks (50 nodes). The associated linear program may be large but successful methods have been developed with very small population sizes for the genetic algorithm.

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Berry, L., Murtagh, B., McMahon, G. et al. An integrated GA–LP approach to communication network design. Telecommunication Systems 12, 265–280 (1999).

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