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The electromagnetism meta-heuristic applied to the resource-constrained project scheduling problem

Debels, D; Vanhoucke, M; (2006) The electromagnetism meta-heuristic applied to the resource-constrained project scheduling problem. Lecture Notes in Computer Science , 3871 pp. 259-270. 10.1007/11740698_23.

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Abstract

Recently, an electromagnetism (EM) heuristic has been introduced by Birbil and Fang (2003) to solve unconstrained optimization problems. In this paper, we extend the EM methodology to combinatorial optimization problems and illustrate its effectiveness on the well-known resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP). We present computational experiments on a standard benchmark dataset, compare the results of the different modifications on the original EM framework with current state-of-the-art heuristics, and show that the procedure is capable of producing consistently good results for challenging instances of the problem under study. We also give directions for future research in order to further explore the potential of this new technique.

Type: Article
Title: The electromagnetism meta-heuristic applied to the resource-constrained project scheduling problem
DOI: 10.1007/11740698_23
Additional information: file: :Users/mariovanhoucke/Documenten van Mario/Research Folder/Publications (2011)/International peer-reviewed publications/Debels and Vanhoucke, LNCS, 2006.pdf:pdf keywords: A1,electromagnetism,meta-heuristics,project management,resource constrained project scheduling mendeley-tags: A1
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URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1313903
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