Chapter 1. An Introduction to Metaheuristic Techniques

  1. Enrique Alba
  1. Christian Blum1,
  2. Andrea Roli2 and
  3. Enrique Alba3

Published Online: 16 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471739383.ch1

Parallel Metaheuristics: A New Class of Algorithms

Parallel Metaheuristics: A New Class of Algorithms

How to Cite

Blum, C., Roli, A. and Alba, E. (2005) An Introduction to Metaheuristic Techniques, in Parallel Metaheuristics: A New Class of Algorithms (ed E. Alba), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471739383.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  2. 2

    Università degli Studi “G.D'Annunzio”, Italy

  3. 3

    Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 19 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471678069

Online ISBN: 9780471739388

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Keywords:

  • metaheuristics;
  • constructive heuristics;
  • trajectory methods;
  • local search methods;
  • simulated annealing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Trajectory Methods

  • Population-Based Methods

  • Decentralized Metaheuristics

  • Hybridization of Metaheuristics

  • Conclusions

  • References