A genetic algorithm for the resource constrained multi-project scheduling problem

This paper presents a genetic algorithm for the Resource Constrained Multi-Project Scheduling Problem (RCMPSP). The chromosome representation of the problem is based on random keys. The schedules are constructed using a heuristic that builds parameterized active schedules based on priorities, delay times, and release dates defined by the genetic algorithm. The approach is tested on … Read more

A Mixed Integer Disjunctive Model for Transmission Network Expansion

The classical non-linear mixed integer formulation of the transmission network expansion problem cannot guarantee finding the optimal solution due to its non-convex nature. We propose an alternative mixed integer linear disjunctive formulation, which has better conditioning properties than the standard disjunctive model. The mixed integer program is solved by a commercial Branch and Bound code, … Read more

GRASP with path relinking for the three-index assignment problem

This paper describes variants of GRASP (greedy randomized adaptive search procedure) with path relinking for the three index assignment problem (AP3). GRASP is a multi-start metaheuristic for combinatorial optimization. It usually consists of a construction procedure based on a greedy randomized algorithm and of a local search. Path relinking is an intensification strategy that explores … Read more