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International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations, ISSN 1923-2926, 06/2010, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 1 - 10
During the past two decades, there have been increasing interests on permutation flow shop with different types of objective functions such as minimizing the... 
Firefly meta-heuristic | Permutation flow shop | Ant colony | Mixed integer programming | Scheduling | Meta-heuristic | Combinatorial optimization
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Applied Mathematics and Computation, ISSN 0096-3003, 2008, Volume 198, Issue 2, pp. 643 - 656
Harmony search (HS) is a new meta-heuristic optimization method imitating the music improvisation process where musicians improvise their instruments’ pitches... 
Harmony search | Evolutionary algorithms | Optimization | Meta-heuristics | harmony search | MATHEMATICS, APPLIED | optimization | meta-heuristics | evolutionary algorithms | ALGORITHM | Musicians | Algorithms
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European Journal of Operational Research, ISSN 0377-2217, 2010, Volume 206, Issue 1, pp. 46 - 53
In this paper, we investigate variable neighbourhood search (VNS) approaches for the university examination timetabling problem. In addition to a basic VNS... 
Examination timetabling | Variable neighbourhood search | Genetic Algorithms | Meta-heuristics | SEARCH APPROACH | OPERATIONS RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT SCIENCE | ALGORITHM | Examination timetabling Meta-heuristics Variable neighbourhood search Genetic Algorithms
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Knowledge-Based Systems, ISSN 0950-7051, 11/2015, Volume 89, pp. 228 - 249
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Knowledge-Based Systems, ISSN 0950-7051, 03/2016, Volume 96, pp. 120 - 133
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Water (Switzerland), 2017, Volume 9, Issue 3
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Computers and Structures, ISSN 0045-7949, 12/2012, Volume 112-113, pp. 283 - 294
► A new meta-heuristic method, so-called Ray Optimization, is introduced. ► This is a multi-agent method having a number of particles as the variables. ► These... 
Snell’s law | Meta-heuristic | Ray Optimization (RO) | Optimization | Truss structures | Snell's law | GENETIC ALGORITHMS | COMPUTER SCIENCE, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | OPTIMAL-DESIGN | SEARCH ALGORITHM | COLONY
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European Journal of Operational Research, ISSN 0377-2217, 2009, Volume 197, Issue 2, pp. 509 - 518
The heterogeneous fleet vehicle routing problem is investigated using some adaptations of the variable neighborhood search (VNS). The initial solution is... 
Routing | Heterogeneous fleet | Meta-heuristic | Variable neighborhood | TRAVELING SALESMAN PROBLEM | OPERATIONS RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT SCIENCE | MIX PROBLEM | TABU SEARCH | SIZE | ALGORITHM | TIME WINDOWS | DEPOT | Meta-heuristic Routing Heterogeneous fleet Variable neighborhood | Analysis | Motor vehicle fleets | Algorithms
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European Journal of Operational Research, ISSN 0377-2217, 04/2016, Volume 250, Issue 1, pp. 77 - 90
•We introduce a new general “multi-stage” hyper-heuristic framework.•The framework enables the use of multiple hyper-heuristics at different stages.•We propose... 
Hybrid approach | Combinatorial optimisation | Meta-heuristic | Heuristics | Hyper-heuristic | LOW-LEVEL HEURISTICS | OPERATIONS RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT SCIENCE | Heuristic programming | Analysis
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European Journal of Operational Research, ISSN 0377-2217, 04/2015, Volume 242, Issue 2, pp. 369 - 382
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Applied Soft Computing Journal, ISSN 1568-4946, 05/2015, Volume 30, pp. 614 - 627
[Display omitted] •We propose a new nature-inspired social-spider-based swarm intelligence algorithm.•We introduce a new social animal foraging model into... 
Social spider algorithm | Global optimization | Swarm intelligence | Meta-heuristic | Evolutionary computation | INTELLIGENCE | PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION | COMPUTER SCIENCE, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS | DIFFERENTIAL EVOLUTION | COMPUTER SCIENCE, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | STRATEGIES | Algorithms
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Computers and Structures, ISSN 0045-7949, 07/2014, Volume 139, pp. 18 - 27
•A new meta-heuristic algorithm is presented, so-called Colliding Bodies Optimization (CBO).•This algorithm is based on one-dimensional collisions between... 
Colliding bodies optimization | Meta-heuristic algorithm | Optimal design | RAY OPTIMIZATION | COMPUTER SCIENCE, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | OPTIMAL-DESIGN | SEARCH | COLONY | TRUSS STRUCTURES | GENETIC ALGORITHM | Methods | Algorithms | Computer simulation | Searching | Mathematical analysis | Heuristic methods | Collisions | Mathematical models | Optimization
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