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By Enrique Alba, Gabriel Luque (auth.), Carlos Cotta, Jano van Hemert (eds.)

This e-book constitutes the refereed court cases of the seventh ecu convention on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, EvoCOP 2007, held in Valencia, Spain in April 2007.

The 21 revised complete papers offered have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from eighty one submissions. The papers hide evolutionary algorithms in addition to quite a few different metaheuristics, like scatter seek, tabu seek, memetic algorithms, variable local seek, grasping randomized adaptive seek tactics, ant colony optimization, and particle swarm optimization algorithms.

The papers are in particular devoted to the appliance of evolutionary computation and comparable ways to combinatorial optimization difficulties and canopy any factor of metaheuristic for combinatorial optimization. They take care of representations, heuristics, research of challenge buildings, and comparisons of algorithms. The checklist of studied combinatorial optimization difficulties comprises well known examples like graph coloring, knapsack difficulties, the touring salesclerk challenge, scheduling, graph matching, in addition to particular real-world problems.

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Gallardo2 1 2 ALBCOM, Dept. edu Dept. es Abstract. The Shortest Common Supersequence Problem (SCSP) is a well-known hard combinatorial optimization problem that formalizes many real world problems. This paper presents a novel randomized search strategy, called probabilistic beam search (PBS), based on the hybridization between beam search and greedy constructive heuristics. PBS is competitive (and sometimes better than) previous state-of-the-art algorithms for solving the SCSP. The paper describes PBS and provides an experimental analysis (including comparisons with previous approaches) that demonstrate its usefulness.

It is used to exclude partial solutions whose lower bound value exceeds |sbsf | from further consideration. 2 for compiling the software. Our experimental results were obtained on a PC with an AMD64X2 4400 processor and 4 Gb of memory. Two different sets of benchmark instances have been used in the experimentation. The first one—henceforth referred to as Set1—is composed of random strings with different lengths. To be precise, each instance is composed of eight strings, four of them of length 40, and the other four of length 80.

The son can be obtained by changing the roles of the mother and the father. Pseudo-code to obtain the daughter D by recombining the mother M and the father F. 1. ∀i∈framework(M) do Si = Si , C = V\framework(M), C=∅. D M 2. 1. Calculate Eleg1. If Eleg1 ≠ ∅, select randomly an activity i ∈ Eleg1. 2. Else calculate Eleg2. If Eleg2 ≠ ∅, select randomly an activity i ∈ Eleg2. 3. Else select randomly an activity i ∈ C . 4. If ∃j/ i ∈ before(j,M) ∪ before(j,F), t* = Sj – pi. Else if ∃j/ j ∈ before(i,M) ∪ before(i,F), t*=SjD + dj.

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