Optimization by GRASP

Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedures

Author: Mauricio G.C. Resende,Celso C. Ribeiro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493965301

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

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This is the first book to cover GRASP (Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedures), a metaheuristic that has enjoyed wide success in practice with a broad range of applications to real-world combinatorial optimization problems. The state-of-the-art coverage and carefully crafted pedagogical style lends this book highly accessible as an introductory text not only to GRASP, but also to combinatorial optimization, greedy algorithms, local search, and path-relinking, as well as to heuristics and metaheuristics, in general. The focus is on algorithmic and computational aspects of applied optimization with GRASP with emphasis given to the end-user, providing sufficient information on the broad spectrum of advances in applied optimization with GRASP. For the more advanced reader, chapters on hybridization with path-relinking and parallel and continuous GRASP present these topics in a clear and concise fashion. Additionally, the book offers a very complete annotated bibliography of GRASP and combinatorial optimization. For the practitioner who needs to solve combinatorial optimization problems, the book provides a chapter with four case studies and implementable templates for all algorithms covered in the text. This book, with its excellent overview of GRASP, will appeal to researchers and practitioners of combinatorial optimization who have a need to find optimal or near optimal solutions to hard combinatorial optimization problems.
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Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems

4th International Conference, HAIS 2009, Salamanca, Spain, June 10-12, 2009, Proceedings

Author: Emilio Corchado,Xindong Wu,Erkki Oja,Bruno Baruque

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642023193

Category: Computers

Page: 715

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The 4th International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems (HAIS 2009), as the name suggests, attracted researchers who are involved in developing and applying symbolic and sub-symbolic techniques aimed at the construction of highly robust and reliable problem-solving techniques, and bringing the most relevant achievements in this field. Hybrid intelligent systems have become increasingly po- lar given their capabilities to handle a broad spectrum of real-world complex problems which come with inherent imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness, hi- dimensionality, and nonstationarity. These systems provide us with the opportunity to exploit existing domain knowledge as well as raw data to come up with promising solutions in an effective manner. Being truly multidisciplinary, the series of HAIS conferences offers an interesting research forum to present and discuss the latest th- retical advances and real-world applications in this exciting research field. This volume of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) includes accepted papers presented at HAIS 2009 held at the University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, June 2009. Since its inception, the main aim of the HAIS conferences has been to establish a broad and interdisciplinary forum for hybrid artificial intelligence systems and asso- ated learning paradigms, which are playing increasingly important roles in a large number of application areas.
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Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery

10th International Conference, DaWak 2008 Turin, Italy, September 1-5, 2008, Proceedings

Author: Il-Yeol Song,Johann Eder,Tho Manh Nguyen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540858350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery, DaWak 2008, held in Turin, Italy, in September 2008. The 40 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 143 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on conceptual design and modeling, olap and cube processing, distributed data warehouse, data privacy in data warehouse, data warehouse and data mining, clustering, mining data streams, classification, text mining and taxonomy, machine learning techniques, and data mining applications.
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Control and Automation, and Energy System Engineering

International Conferences, CA and CES3 2011, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2011, in Conjunction with GDC 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, December 8-10, 2011. Proceedings

Author: Tai-hoon Kim,Hojjat Adeli,Adrian Stoica,Byeong-Ho Kang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642260098

Category: Computers

Page: 392

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This book comprises selected papers of the International Conferences, CA and CES3 2011, held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2011, in Conjunction with GDC 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, in December 2011. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focuse on the various aspects of control and automation, and circuits, control, communication, electricity, electronics, energy, system, signal and simulation.
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Probabilistic Graphical Models for Genetics, Genomics, and Postgenomics

Author: Christine Sinoquet,Raphaël Mourad

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191019208

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Nowadays bioinformaticians and geneticists are faced with myriad high-throughput data usually presenting the characteristics of uncertainty, high dimensionality and large complexity. These data will only allow insights into this wealth of so-called 'omics' data if represented by flexible and scalable models, prior to any further analysis. At the interface between statistics and machine learning, probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) represent a powerful formalism to discover complex networks of relations. These models are also amenable to incorporating a priori biological information. Network reconstruction from gene expression data represents perhaps the most emblematic area of research where PGMs have been successfully applied. However these models have also created renewed interest in genetics in the broad sense, in particular regarding association genetics, causality discovery, prediction of outcomes, detection of copy number variations, and epigenetics. This book provides an overview of the applications of PGMs to genetics, genomics and postgenomics to meet this increased interest. A salient feature of bioinformatics, interdisciplinarity, reaches its limit when an intricate cooperation between domain specialists is requested. Currently, few people are specialists in the design of advanced methods using probabilistic graphical models for postgenomics or genetics. This book deciphers such models so that their perceived difficulty no longer hinders their use and focuses on fifteen illustrations showing the mechanisms behind the models. Probabilistic Graphical Models for Genetics, Genomics and Postgenomics covers six main themes: (1) Gene network inference (2) Causality discovery (3) Association genetics (4) Epigenetics (5) Detection of copy number variations (6) Prediction of outcomes from high-dimensional genomic data. Written by leading international experts, this is a collection of the most advanced work at the crossroads of probabilistic graphical models and genetics, genomics, and postgenomics. The self-contained chapters provide an enlightened account of the pros and cons of applying these powerful techniques.
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Recent Developments in Cooperative Control and Optimization

Author: Sergiy Butenko,Robert Murphey,Panos M. Pardalos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402076442

Category: Computers

Page: 458

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Over the past several years, cooperative control and optimization has un questionably been established as one of the most important areas of research in the military sciences. Even so, cooperative control and optimization tran scends the military in its scope -having become quite relevant to a broad class of systems with many exciting, commercial, applications. One reason for all the excitement is that research has been so incredibly diverse -spanning many scientific and engineering disciplines. This latest volume in the Cooperative Systems book series clearly illustrates this trend towards diversity and creative thought. And no wonder, cooperative systems are among the hardest systems control science has endeavored to study, hence creative approaches to model ing, analysis, and synthesis are a must! The definition of cooperation itself is a slippery issue. As you will see in this and previous volumes, cooperation has been cast into many different roles and therefore has assumed many diverse meanings. Perhaps the most we can say which unites these disparate concepts is that cooperation (1) requires more than one entity, (2) the entities must have some dynamic behavior that influences the decision space, (3) the entities share at least one common objective, and (4) entities are able to share information about themselves and their environment. Optimization and control have long been active fields of research in engi neering.
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Metaheuristics:

Progress as Real Problem Solvers

Author: Toshihide Ibaraki,Koji Nonobe,Mutsunori Yagiura

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387253831

Category: Mathematics

Page: 414

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Metaheuristics: Progress as Real Problem Solvers is a peer-reviewed volume of eighteen current, cutting-edge papers by leading researchers in the field. Included are an invited paper by F. Glover and G. Kochenberger, which discusses the concept of Metaheuristic agent processes, and a tutorial paper by M.G.C. Resende and C.C. Ribeiro discussing GRASP with path-relinking. Other papers discuss problem-solving approaches to timetabling, automated planograms, elevators, space allocation, shift design, cutting stock, flexible shop scheduling, colorectal cancer and cartography. A final group of methodology papers clarify various aspects of Metaheuristics from the computational view point.
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Search Methodologies

Introductory Tutorials in Optimization and Decision Support Techniques

Author: Edmund K. Burke,Graham Kendall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461469406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 716

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The first edition of Search Methodologies: Introductory Tutorials in Optimization and Decision Support Techniques was originally put together to offer a basic introduction to the various search and optimization techniques that students might need to use during their research, and this new edition continues this tradition. Search Methodologies has been expanded and brought completely up to date, including new chapters covering scatter search, GRASP, and very large neighborhood search. The chapter authors are drawn from across Computer Science and Operations Research and include some of the world’s leading authorities in their field. The book provides useful guidelines for implementing the methods and frameworks described and offers valuable tutorials to students and researchers in the field. “As I embarked on the pleasant journey of reading through the chapters of this book, I became convinced that this is one of the best sources of introductory material on the search methodologies topic to be found. The book’s subtitle, “Introductory Tutorials in Optimization and Decision Support Techniques”, aptly describes its aim, and the editors and contributors to this volume have achieved this aim with remarkable success. The chapters in this book are exemplary in giving useful guidelines for implementing the methods and frameworks described.” Fred Glover, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder, USA “[The book] aims to present a series of well written tutorials by the leading experts in their fields. Moreover, it does this by covering practically the whole possible range of topics in the discipline. It enables students and practitioners to study and appreciate the beauty and the power of some of the computational search techniques that are able to effectively navigate through search spaces that are sometimes inconceivably large. I am convinced that this second edition will build on the success of the first edition and that it will prove to be just as popular.” Jacek Blazewicz, Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology and Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
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Applied Parallel Computing. Industrial Computation and Optimization

Third International Workshop, PARA '96, Lyngby, Denmark, August 18-21, 1996, Proceedings

Author: Jerzy Wasniewski,Jack Dongarra,Kaj Madsen,Dorte Olesen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Parallel processing (Electronic computers)

Page: 722

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing, PARA'96, held in Lyngby, Denmark, in August 1996. The volume presents revised full versions of 45 carefully selected contributed papers together with 31 invited presentations. The papers address all current aspects of applied parallel computing relevant for industrial computations. The invited papers review the most important numerical algorithms and scientific applications on several types of parallel machines.
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