Large Neighborhood Search

  • David PisingerEmail author
  • Stefan Ropke
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 146)


Heuristics based on large neighborhood search have recently shown outstanding results in solving various transportation and scheduling problems. Large neighborhood search methods explore a complex neighborhood by use of heuristics. Using large neighborhoods makes it possible to find better candidate solutions in each iteration and hence traverse a more promising search path. Starting from the large neighborhood search method, we give an overview of very large scale neighborhood search methods and discuss recent variants and extensions like variable depth search and adaptive large neighborhood search.


Travel Salesman Problem Hamiltonian Path Large Neighborhood Repair Method Vehicle Rout Problem With Time Window 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management EngineeringTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Department of TransportTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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