Many problems in engineering, planning and manufacturing can be modeled as that of minimizing or maximizing a cost function over a finite set of discrete variables. This class of so-called combinatorial optimization problems has received much attention over the years and major achievements have been made in its analysis (Ausiello et al.
|Title of host publication||Search methodologies|
|Subtitle of host publication||introductory tutorials in optimization and decision support techniques, second edition|
|Editors||E. Burke, G. Kendall|
|Place of Publication||Boston|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|