Analysis of the Properties of the Harmony Search Algorithm Carried Out on the One Dimensional Binary Knapsack Problem

  • Jerzy Greblicki
  • Jerzy Kotowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5717)


In the paper we carried out the analysis of the properties of the Harmony Search Algorithm (HSA) on a well known one-dimensional binary knapsack problem. Binary knapsack problems are among the most widely studied problems in discrete optimization. Since the optimization versions of these problems are nP-hard, practical solution techniques do not ask for optimality, but are heuristics that generate feasible, suboptimal solutions. In this paper we describe the 0-1 knapsack problem itself, the backgrounds of the HSA, Baldwin and Lamarck Effects and the numerical tests. The result of the tests performed is surprised a bit.


knapsack problem HSA Baldwin Effect Lamarck Effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy Greblicki
    • 1
  • Jerzy Kotowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Engineering, Control and RoboticsWrocław University of TechnologyWrocławPoland

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