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MultiStart Tabu Search and Diversification Strategies for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
, 2006
"... The quadratic assignment problem (QAP) is a well known combinatorial optimization problem most commonly used to model the facilitylocation problem. The widely acknowledged difficulty of the QAP has made it the focus of many metaheuristic solution approaches. In this study, we introduce several mul ..."
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The quadratic assignment problem (QAP) is a well known combinatorial optimization problem most commonly used to model the facilitylocation problem. The widely acknowledged difficulty of the QAP has made it the focus of many metaheuristic solution approaches. In this study, we introduce several multistart tabu search variants and show the benefit of utilizing strategic diversification within the tabu search framework for the QAP. Computational results for a set of problems obtained from QAPLIB demonstrate the ability of our TS multistart variants to improve on the classic tabu search approach that is one of the principal and most widely used methods for the QAP. We also show that our new procedures are highly competitive with the best recently introduced methods from the literature, including more complex hybrid approaches that incorporate a classic tabu search method as a subroutine.
INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN MODELS: A SURVEY AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
, 2007
"... Optimization models, especially nonlinear optimization models, have been widely used to solve integrated supply chain design problems. In integrated supply chain design, the decision maker needs to take into consideration inventory costs and distribution costs when the number and locations of the f ..."
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Optimization models, especially nonlinear optimization models, have been widely used to solve integrated supply chain design problems. In integrated supply chain design, the decision maker needs to take into consideration inventory costs and distribution costs when the number and locations of the facilities are determined. The objective is to minimize the total cost that includes location costs and inventory costs at the facilities, and distribution costs in the supply chain. We provide a survey of recent developments in this research area.
Heuristic and metaheuristic methods for computing graph treewidth
 RAIRO OPERATIONS RESEARCH
, 2004
"... The notion of treewidth is of considerable interest in relation to NPhard problems. Indeed, several studies have shown that the treedecomposition method can be used to solve many basic optimization problems in polynomial time when treewidth is bounded, even if, for arbitrary graphs, computing th ..."
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The notion of treewidth is of considerable interest in relation to NPhard problems. Indeed, several studies have shown that the treedecomposition method can be used to solve many basic optimization problems in polynomial time when treewidth is bounded, even if, for arbitrary graphs, computing the treewidth is NPhard. Several papers present heuristics with computational experiments. For many graphs the discrepancy between the heuristic results and the best lower bounds is still very large. The aim of this paper is to propose two new methods for computing the treewidth of graphs: a heuristic and a metaheuristic. The heuristic returns good results in a short computation time, whereas the metaheuristic (a Tabu search method) returns the best results known to have been obtained so far for all the DIMACS vertex coloring / treewidth benchmarks (a wellknown collection of graphs used for both vertex coloring and treewidth problems.) Our results actually improve on the previous best results for treewidth problems in 53 % of the cases. Moreover, we identify properties of the triangulation process to optimize the computing time of our method.
Dynamic Programming and Graph Algorithms in Computer Vision
"... Optimization is a powerful paradigm for expressing and solving problems in a wide range of areas, and has been successfully applied to many vision problems. Discrete optimization techniques are especially interesting, since by carefully exploiting problem structure they often provide nontrivial gua ..."
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Optimization is a powerful paradigm for expressing and solving problems in a wide range of areas, and has been successfully applied to many vision problems. Discrete optimization techniques are especially interesting, since by carefully exploiting problem structure they often provide nontrivial guarantees concerning solution quality. In this paper we briefly review dynamic programming and graph algorithms, and discuss representative examples of how these discrete optimization techniques have been applied to some classical vision problems. We focus on the lowlevel vision problem of stereo; the midlevel problem of interactive object segmentation; and the highlevel problem of modelbased recognition.
A new ILPbased refinement heuristic for Vehicle Routing Problems
, 2004
"... ... Problem (DCVRP), where k minimumcost routes through a central depot have to be constructed so as to cover all customers while satisfying, for each route, both a capacity and a totaldistancetravelled limit. Our starting point is the following refinement procedure proposed in 1981 by Sarvanov ..."
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... Problem (DCVRP), where k minimumcost routes through a central depot have to be constructed so as to cover all customers while satisfying, for each route, both a capacity and a totaldistancetravelled limit. Our starting point is the following refinement procedure proposed in 1981 by Sarvanov and Doroshko for the pure Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP): given a starting tour, (a) remove all the nodes in even position, thus leaving an equal number of “empty holes ” in the tour; (b) optimally reassign the removed nodes to the empty holes through the efficient solution of a minsum assignment (weighted bipartite matching) problem. We first extend the SarvanovDoroshko method to DCVRP, and then generalize it. Our generalization involves a procedure to generate a large number of new sequences through the extracted nodes, as well as a more sophisticated ILP model for the reallocation of some of these sequences. An important feature of our method is that it does not rely on any specialized ILP code, as any generalpurpose ILP solver can be used to solve the reallocation model. We report computational results on a large set of capacitated VRP instances from the literature (with symmetric/asymmetric costs and with/without distance constraints), along with an analysis of the performance of the new method and of its features. Interestingly, in 12 cases the new method was able to improve the bestknow solution available from the literature.
Creating very large scale neighborhoods out of smaller ones by compounding moves: A study on the vehicle routing problem
, 2002
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A Development Framework for Rapid Metaheuristics Hybridization
 Proc. Metaheuristics: Progress as Real Problem Solvers 28th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 362367, Hong Kong
, 2004
"... While metaheuristics are effective for solving largescale combinatorial optimization problems, they result from timeconsuming trialanderror algorithm design tailored to specific problems. For this reason, a software tool for rapid prototyping of algorithms would save considerable resources. Thi ..."
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While metaheuristics are effective for solving largescale combinatorial optimization problems, they result from timeconsuming trialanderror algorithm design tailored to specific problems. For this reason, a software tool for rapid prototyping of algorithms would save considerable resources. This paper presents a generic software framework that reduces development time through abstract classes and software reuse, and more importantly, aids design with support of userdefined strategies and hybridization of metaheuristics. Most interestingly, we propose a novel way of redefining hybridization with the use of the “request and response ” metaphor, which form an abstract concept for hybridization. Different hybridization schemes can now be formed with minimal coding, which gives our proposed Metaheuristics Development Framework its uniqueness. To illustrate the concept, we restrict to two popular metaheuristics Ants Colony Optimization and Tabu Search, and demonstrate MDF through the implementation of various hybridized models to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem. 1.