Metaheuristic Optimization

Diego Oliva, Mohamed Abd Elaziz, Salvador Hinojosa

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In the area of global optimization, a large number of Metaheuristic Algorithms (MA) had been proposed over the years to solve complex engineering problems in a reasonable amount of time. MAs are stochastic search algorithms that use rules or heuristics applicable to any problem to accelerate their convergence to near-optimal solutions. It is common to observe that MAs emulate processes and behaviors inspired by mechanisms present in nature, such as evolution. In this chapter, the most relevant topics of metaheuristic algorithms are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Computational Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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