Université de Neuchâtel

Towards a Guided Cooperative Search

Le Bouthillier, Alexandre ; Crainic, Teodor Gabriel ; Kropf, Peter

In: 6th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC2005), 2005, vol. 1227, p. 1-9

We present a framework for a guided parallel cooperative search that combines common meta-heuristics to solve combinatorial problem with more robustness and efficiency. Based on the central memory concept, the proposed identification pattern mechanism sends information to individual meta-heuristics about promising and unpromising patterns of the solution space. By fixing or prohibiting specific...