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New Book: Bio-inspired Algorithms for the Vehicle Routing Problem

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  • Jorge Tavares
    ... Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce a new book: Bio-inspired Algorithms for the Vehicle Routing Problem Francisco B. Pereira, Jorge Tavares,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 31, 2008
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      Dear colleagues,

      We are pleased to announce a new book:

      Bio-inspired Algorithms for the Vehicle Routing Problem
      Francisco B. Pereira, Jorge Tavares, (Editors)
      2009. XVI, 216 p. 57 illus. (Studies in Computational Intelligence,
      Vol. 161) Hardcover

      About this book:
      The vehicle routing problem (VRP) is one of the most famous
      combinatorial optimization problems. In simple terms, the goal is to
      determine a set of routes with overall minimum cost that can satisfy
      several geographical scattered demands. Biological inspired
      computation is a field devoted to the development of computational
      tools modeled after principles that exist in natural systems. The
      adoption of such design principles enables the production of problem
      solving techniques with enhanced robustness and flexibility, able to
      tackle complex optimization situations. The goal of the volume is to
      present a collection of state-of-the-art contributions describing
      recent developments concerning the application of bio-inspired
      algorithms to the VRP. Over the 9 chapters, different algorithmic
      approaches are considered and a diverse set of problem variants are
      addressed. Some contributions focus on standard benchmarks widely
      adopted by the research community, while others address real-world
      situations.

      Written for:
      Researchers, students and practitioners in computational
      intelligence, Bio-Inspired algorithms, and evolutionary computing
      especially working on the vehicle routing problem

      Keywords:
      Bio-Inspired Algorithms
      Combinational Optimization
      Computational Intelligence
      Evolutionary Computing
      Genetic Operators
      Representation Issues
      Vehicle Routing Problem

      Webpage:
      http://www.springer.com/engineering/book/978-3-540-85151-6


      Best regards,
      Francisco B. Pereira
      Jorge Tavares
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