Adding Diversity to Two Multiobjective Constructive Metaheuristics for Time and Space Assembly Line Balancing

  • Manuel Chica
  • Óscar Cordón
  • Sergio Damas
  • Joaquín Bautista


We present a new mechanism to introduce diversity into two multiobjective approaches based on ant colony optimisation and randomised greedy algorithms to solve a more realistic extension of a classical industrial problem: time and space assembly line balancing. Promising results are shown after applying the designed constructive metaheuristics to ten real-like problem instances.


Time and Space Assembly Line Balancing Problem Constructive Metaheuristics Multiobjective Optimisation Automotive Industry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Chica
    • 1
  • Óscar Cordón
    • 1
  • Sergio Damas
    • 1
  • Joaquín Bautista
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.European Centre for Soft ComputingMieresSpain
  2. 2.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Nissan Chair 

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