Hyper-heuristic approaches for the response time variability problem

Garcia-Villoria, Alberto and Salhi, S. and Corominas, A. and Pastor, R. (2011) Hyper-heuristic approaches for the response time variability problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 211 (1). pp. 160-169. ISSN 0377-2217. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2010.12.005

Abstract

We propose two classes for the implementation of hyper-heuristic algorithms. The first is based on constructive heuristics, whereas the second uses improvement methods. Within the latter class, a general framework is designed for the use of local search procedures and metaheuristics as low-level heuristics. A dynamic scheme to guide the use of these approaches is also devised. These ideas are tested on an NP-hard scheduling problem known as the response time variability problem (RTVP). An intensive computational experiment shows, especially in the second class where the new best results are found, the effectiveness of the proposed hyper-heuristics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Said Salhi
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 10:39
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 13:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27447 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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