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Table of contents

  1. Kenneth Sörensen, Marc Sevaux, Fred Glover
  2. Marc Sevaux, Kenneth Sörensen, Nelishia Pillay
  3. Manuel López-Ibáñez, Thomas Stützle, Marco Dorigo
  4. José Fernando Gonçalves, Mauricio G. C. Resende
  5. Jaume Barceló, Hanna Grzybowska, Jesús Arturo Orozco
  6. Laurent Michel, Pascal Van Hentenryck
  7. Ramón Alvarez-Valdes, Maria Antónia Carravilla, José Fernando Oliveira
  8. Simone de Lima Martins, Isabel Rosseti, Alexandre Plastino
  9. Fernando Sandoya, Anna Martı́nez-Gavara, Ricardo Aceves, Abraham Duarte, Rafael Martı́
  10. Michael Emmerich, Ofer M. Shir, Hao Wang
  11. David Corne, Michael A. Lones
  12. Sune S. Nielsen, Grégoire Danoy, Wiktor Jurkowski, Roland Krause, Reinhard Schneider, El-Ghazali Talbi et al.
  13. Carlos García-Martínez, Francisco J. Rodriguez, Manuel Lozano
  14. Paola Festa, Mauricio G. C. Resende
  15. Abdullah Alsheddy, Christos Voudouris, Edward P. K. Tsang, Ahmad Alhindi
  16. Michael G. Epitropakis, Edmund K. Burke
  17. Thomas Stützle, Rubén Ruiz
  18. Thomas Stützle, Rubén Ruiz
  19. Eduardo G. Pardo, Rafael Martí, Abraham Duarte
  20. Christopher Expósito-Izquierdo, Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz, Jesica de Armas, Belén Melián-Batista, J. Marcos Moreno-Vega
  21. Martina Fischetti, Matteo Fischetti
  22. Carlos Cotta, Luke Mathieson, Pablo Moscato
  23. Andrea Valsecchi, Enrique Bermejo, Sergio Damas, Oscar Cordón
  24. Carlos A. Coello Coello
  25. Rafael Martí, Jose A. Lozano, Alexander Mendiburu, Leticia Hernando
  26. Luciana S. Buriol
  27. Vinicius Morais, Fernanda S. H. Souza, Geraldo R. Mateus
  28. Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos
  29. Éric D. Taillard, Stefan Voß
  30. José Fernando Gonçalves, Mauricio G. C. Resende
  31. Oleg V. Shylo, Oleg A. Prokopyev
  32. Rafael Martı́, Ángel Corberán, Juanjo Peiró
  33. Rubén Ruiz
  34. Christian Blum, Paola Festa
  35. Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço, Martı́n Gómez Ravetti
  36. Manuel Laguna
  37. Oleksandra Yezerska, Sergiy Butenko
  38. Mariá C.  V. Nascimento, Horacio H. Yanasse, Desiree M. Carvalho
  39. Per Kristian Lehre, Pietro S. Oliveto
  40. W. Michiels, E. H. L. Aarts, J. Korst
  41. Andréa Cynthia Santos, Christophe Duhamel, Rafael Andrade
  42. Abraham Duarte, Nenad Mladenović, Jesús Sánchez-Oro, Raca Todosijević
  43. Pierre Hansen, Nenad Mladenović
  44. Mario Inostroza-Ponta, Natalie Jane de Vries, Pablo Moscato

About this book

Introduction

Heuristics are strategies using readily accessible, loosely applicable information to control problem solving. Algorithms, for example, are a type of heuristic. By contrast, Metaheuristics are methods used to design Heuristics and may coordinate the usage of several Heuristics toward the formulation of a single method. GRASP (Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedures) is an example of a Metaheuristic. To the layman, heuristics may be thought of as ‘rules of thumb’ but despite its imprecision, heuristics is a very rich field that refers to experience-based techniques for problem-solving, learning, and discovery. Any given solution/heuristic is not guaranteed to be optimal but heuristic methodologies are used to speed up the process of finding satisfactory solutions where optimal solutions are impractical. The introduction to this Handbook provides an overview of the history of Heuristics along with main issues regarding the methodologies covered. This is followed by Chapters containing various examples of local searches, search strategies and Metaheuristics, leading to an analyses of Heuristics and search algorithms. The reference concludes with numerous illustrations of the highly applicable nature and implementation of Heuristics in our daily life. Each chapter of this work includes an abstract/introduction with a short description of the methodology. Key words are also necessary as part of top-matter to each chapter to enable maximum search engine optimization. Next, chapters will include discussion of the adaptation of this methodology to solve a difficult optimization problem, and experiments on a set of representative problems.

Editors and affiliations

  • Rafael Martí
    • 1
  • Pardalos Panos
    • 2
  • Mauricio G. C. Resende
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Statistics and OperationsUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.University of Florida Industrial and Systems EngineeringGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Amazon.com, Inc+University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07153-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07153-4