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Variable Neighborhood Search: The power of change and simplicity

Brimberg, Jack, Salhi, Said, Todosijević, Raca, Urošević, Dragan (2023) Variable Neighborhood Search: The power of change and simplicity. Computers & Operations Research, 155 . Article Number 106221. ISSN 0305-0548. (doi:10.1016/j.cor.2023.106221) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:100980)

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This review discusses and analyses three main contributions championed by Professor Mladenović. These include variable neighborhood search (VNS), variable formulation space (VFS), and finally, the less-is-more approach (LIMA). These three methodologies share two important ingredients, namely, simplicity and change. Given that Professor Mladenović is widely known for VNS, we will focus mainly on this methodology and its developments as well as a sampling of successful applications. This is followed by a shorter discussion covering VFS and LIMA. We introduce several remarks throughout the text to highlight certain aspects while also suggesting challenging research areas to examine.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.cor.2023.106221
Uncontrolled keywords: MetaheuristicVariable neighborhood searchLess-is-MoreVariable formulation space
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Said Salhi
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2023 07:33 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 07:34 UTC
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