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Tabu Search / Edition 1

Tabu Search / Edition 1

by Fred W. Glover, Manuel Laguna
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792381874

ISBN-13: 9780792381877

Pub. Date: 06/30/1998

Publisher: Springer US

This book explores the meta-heuristics approach called tabu search, which is dramatically changing our ability to solve a hostof problems that stretch over the realms of resource planning,telecommunications, VLSI design, financial analysis, scheduling, spaceplanning, energy distribution, molecular engineering, logistics,pattern classification, flexible

Overview

This book explores the meta-heuristics approach called tabu search, which is dramatically changing our ability to solve a hostof problems that stretch over the realms of resource planning,telecommunications, VLSI design, financial analysis, scheduling, spaceplanning, energy distribution, molecular engineering, logistics,pattern classification, flexible manufacturing, waste management,mineral exploration, biomedical analysis, environmental conservationand scores of other problems. The major ideas of tabu search arepresented with examples that show their relevance to multipleapplications. Numerous illustrations and diagrams are used to clarifyprinciples that deserve emphasis, and that have not always been wellunderstood or applied. The book's goal is to provide ''hands-on' knowledge and insight alike, rather than to focus exclusively eitheron computational recipes or on abstract themes. This book is designedto be useful and accessible to researchers and practitioners inmanagement science, industrial engineering, economics, and computerscience. It can appropriately be used as a textbook in a masterscourse or in a doctoral seminar. Because of its emphasis on presentingideas through illustrations and diagrams, and on identifyingassociated practical applications, it can also be used as asupplementary text in upper division undergraduate courses.

Finally, there are many more applications of tabu search than canpossibly be covered in a single book, and new ones are emerging everyday. The book's goal is to provide a grounding in the essential ideasof tabu search that will allow readers to create successfulapplications of their own. Along with the essentialideas,understanding of advanced issues is provided, enabling researchers togo beyond today's developments and create the methods of tomorrow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792381877
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
06/30/1998
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents


Preface.
1. Tabu Search Background.
2. TS Foundations: Short Term Memory.
3. TS Foundations: Additional Aspects of Short Term Memory.
4. TS Foundations: Longer Term Memory.
5. Tabu Search Principles.
6. Tabu Search In Integer Programming.
7. Special Tabu Search Topics.
8. Tabu Search Applications.
9. Connections, Hybrid Approaches and Learning.
10. Neglected Tabu Search Strategies.
References.
Index.

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