A Grouping Genetic Algorithm Using Linear Linkage Encoding for Bin Packing

  • Özgür Ülker
  • Emin Erkan Korkmaz
  • Ender Özcan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5199)


Linear Linkage Encoding (LLE) is a representation method proposed for grouping problems. It has already been used in solving data clustering, graph coloring and timetabling problems based on multi-objective genetic algorithms. In this study, this novel encoding scheme is investigated on bin packing again using a genetic algorithm. Bin packing benchmark problem instances are used to compare the performance of traditional recombination operators and custom made LLE crossover operators which are hybridized with parametrized placement heuristics. The results denote that LLE is a viable candidate for bin packing problem whenever appropriate genetic operators are chosen.


Genetic Algorithm Crossover Operator Genetic Operator Intelligent Data Analysis Objective Genetic Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Özgür Ülker
    • 1
  • Emin Erkan Korkmaz
    • 1
  • Ender Özcan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringYeditepe UniversityKadikoy/IstanbulTurkey

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