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  • A Hybrid Scatter Search /​ Electromagnetism Meta-Heuristic for Project Scheduling
Author
  • D. DEBELS
  • B. DE REYCK
  • R. LEUS
  • M. VANHOUCKE
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • In the last few decades, several effective algorithms for solving the resource-constrained project scheduling problem have been proposed. However, the challenging nature of this problem, summarised in its strongly NP-hard status, restricts the effectiveness of exact optimisation to relatively small instances. In this paper, we present a new meta-heuristic for this problem, able to provide near-optimal heuristic solutions. The procedure combines elements from scatter search, a generic population-based evolutionary search method, and a recently introduced heuristic method for the optimisation of unconstrained continuous functions based on an analogy with electromagnetism theory, hereafter referred to as the electromagnetism meta-heuristic. We present computational experiments on standard benchmark datasets, compare the results with current state-ofthe- art heuristics, and show that the procedure is capable of producing consistently good results for challenging instances of the resource-constrained project scheduling problem. We also demonstrate that the algorithm outperforms state-of-the-art existing heuristics.
  • project scheduling; heuristics; scatter search; electromagnetism
  • RePEc:rug:rugwps:04/​237
Language
  • English
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