A Tabu Search Evolutionary Algorithm for Solving Constraint Satisfaction Problems

  • B. G. W. Craenen
  • B. Paechter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4193)


The paper introduces a hybrid Tabu Search-Evolutionary Algorithm for solving the constraint satisfaction problem, called STLEA. Extensive experimental fine-tuning of parameters of the algorithm was performed to optimise the performance of the algorithm on a commonly used test-set. The performance of the STLEA was then compared to the best known evolutionary algorithm and benchmark deterministic and non-deterministic algorithms. The comparison shows that the STLEA improves on the performance of the best known evolutionary algorithm but can not achieve the efficiency of the deterministic algorithms.


Evolutionary Algorithm Variation Operator Constraint Satisfaction Problem Tabu List Compound Label 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. G. W. Craenen
    • 1
  • B. Paechter
    • 1
  1. 1.Napier UniversityEdinburgh

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