Metaheuristics Patrick Siarry (Ed.) SPRINGER ISBN 978-3-319-45403-0. December 2016. 489 pp. Hardcover.
Metaheuristics exhibit desirable properties like simplicity, easy parallelizability, and ready applicability to different types of optimization problems. After a comprehensive introduction to the field, the contributed chapters in this book include explanations of the main metaheuristics techniques, including simulated annealing, tabu search, evolutionary algorithms, artificial ants, and particle swarms, followed by chapters that demonstrate their applications to monoobjective or multiobjective problems occurring in various areas, such as logistics, vehicle routing, and air traffic management. The authors are leading researchers in this domain, with considerable teaching and applications experience, and the book will be of value to industrial practitioners, graduate students, and research academics.
(c) GdR 720 ISIS - CNRS - 2011-2015.