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Search Methodologies

Introductory Tutorials in Optimization and Decision Support Techniques

  • Fills the need for a good survey of heuristics optimizations methods

  • The editors, Edmund Burke and Graham Kendall, are two excellent names in the field and the contributors are all the top people with respect to their specific chapter techniques

  • The reviews indicate that the book can and will be used as a principal textbook in courses in Heuristics Search, Metaheuristics, Heuristic Optimization, Search Methodology and Optimization Methods, etc.

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-4
  2. Introduction

    • Edmund K. Burke, Graham Kendall
    Pages 5-18
  3. Classical Techniques

    • Kathryn A. Dowsland
    Pages 19-68
  4. Integer Programming

    • Robert Bosch, Michael Trick
    Pages 69-95
  5. Genetic Algorithms

    • Kumara Sastry, David Goldberg, Graham Kendall
    Pages 97-125
  6. Genetic Programming

    • John R. Koza, Riccardo Poli
    Pages 127-164
  7. Tabu Search

    • Michel Gendreau, Jean-Yves Potvin
    Pages 165-186
  8. Simulated Annealing

    • Emile Aarts, Jan Korst, Wil Michiels
    Pages 187-210
  9. Variable Neighborhood Search

    • Pierre Hansen, Nenad Mladenović
    Pages 211-238
  10. Constraint Programming

    • Eugene C. Freuder, Mark Wallace
    Pages 239-272
  11. Multi-Objective Optimization

    • Kalyanmoy Deb
    Pages 273-316
  12. Complexity Theory and the No Free Lunch Theorem

    • Darrell Whitley, Jean Paul Watson
    Pages 317-339
  13. Machine Learning

    • Xin Yao, Yong Liu
    Pages 341-373
  14. Artificial Immune Systems

    • Uwe Aickelin, Dipankar Dasgupta
    Pages 375-399
  15. Swarm Intelligence

    • Daniel Merkle, Martin Middendorf
    Pages 401-435
  16. Fuzzy Reasoning

    • Costas P. Pappis, Constantinos I. Siettos
    Pages 437-474
  17. Rough Set Based Decision Support

    • Roman Slowinski, Salvatore Greco, Benedetto Matarazzo
    Pages 475-527
  18. Hyper-Heuristics

    • Peter Ross
    Pages 529-556
  19. Approximation Algorithms

    • Carla P. Gomes, Ryan Williams
    Pages 557-585
  20. Fitness Landscapes

    • Colin R. Reeves
    Pages 587-610

About this book

Search Methodologies is a tutorial survey of the methodologies that are at the confluence of several fields: Computer Science, Mathematics and Operations Research. It is a carefully structured and integrated treatment of the major technologies in optimization and search methodology. The book is made up of 19 chapters. The chapter authors are drawn from across Computer Science and Operations Research and include some of the world’s leading authorities in their field.

The result is a major state-of-the-art tutorial text of the main optimization and search methodologies available to researchers, students and practitioners across discipline domains in applied science. It can be used as a textbook or a reference book to learn and apply these methodologies to a wide range of today’s problems. It has been written by some of the world’s most well known authors in the field.

Keywords

  • SAS
  • algorithm
  • algorithms
  • fuzzy
  • genetic algorithms
  • genetic programming
  • multi-objective optimization
  • operations research
  • optimization
  • programming

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This edited book is … designed to provide introductions to topics in search methodology. … The chapters are well-written, accurate and carefully presented and provide a good exposition of each of the topics. … Although aimed at PhD students, and I would certainly recommend the book to them and to supervisors, this volume should prove very useful to a wider audience … . It provides an excellent introduction to a large set of techniques in search methodology and is a pleasure to read." (JM Wilson, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 58 (3), 2007)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Nottingham, UK

    Edmund K. Burke, Graham Kendall

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 99.00
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  • ISBN: 978-0-387-28356-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)