Stochastic Algorithms: Foundations and Applications: Second International Symposium, SAGA 2003, Hatfield, UK, September 22-23, 2003, Proceedings / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Shastic Algorithms: Foundations and Applications, SAGA 2003, held in Hatfield, UK in September 2003.

The 12 revised full papers presented together with three invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. Among the topics addressed are ant colony optimization, randomized algorithms for the intersection problem, local search for constraint satisfaction problems, randomized local search and combinatorial optimization, simulated annealing, probabilistic global search, network communication complexity, open shop scheduling, aircraft routing, traffic control, randomized straight-line programs, and shastic automata and probabilistic transformations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540201038
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/5/2003
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, #2827
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Prospects of Quantum Informatics 1
A Converging ACO Algorithm for Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization 10
Optimality of Randomized Algorithms for the Intersection Problem 26
Stochastic Algorithms for Gene Expression Analysis 39
Analysis of a Randomized Local Search Algorithm for LDPCC Decoding Problem 50
Testing a Simulated Annealing Algorithm in a Classification Problem 61
Global Search through Sampling Using a PDF 71
Simulated Annealing for Optimal Pivot Selection in Jacobian Accumuation 83
Quantum Data Compression 98
Who's The Weakest Link? 108
On the Stochastic Open Shop Problem 117
Global Optimization - Stochastic or Deterministic? 125
Two-Component Traffic Modelled by Cellular Automata: Imposing Passing Restrictions on Slow Vehicles Increases the Flow 138
Average-Case Complexity of Partial Boolean Functions 146
Classes of Binary Rational Distributions Closed under Discrete Transformations 157
Author Index 167
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