Memetic Algorithm Based on a Constraint Satisfaction Technique for VRPTW

  • Marco A. Cruz-Chávez
  • Ocotlán Díaz-Parra
  • David Juárez-Romero
  • Martín G. Martínez-Rangel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5097)

Abstract

In this paper a Memetic Algorithm (MA) is proposed for solving the Vehicles Routing Problem with Time Windows (VRPTW) multi-objective, using a constraint satisfaction heuristic that allows pruning of the search space to direct a search towards good solutions. An evolutionary heuristic is applied in order to establish the crossover and mutation between sub-routes. The results of MA demonstrate that the use of Constraints Satisfaction Technique permits MA to work more efficiently in the VRPTW.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco A. Cruz-Chávez
    • 1
  • Ocotlán Díaz-Parra
    • 1
  • David Juárez-Romero
    • 1
  • Martín G. Martínez-Rangel
    • 2
  1. 1.CIICAp 
  2. 2.FCAeIAutonomous University of Morelos StateCuernavacaMexico

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