Hybridizations of GRASP with path-relinking

A greedy randomized adaptive search procedure (GRASP) is a metaheuristic for combinatorial optimization. GRASP heuristics are multistart procedures which apply local search to a set of starting solutions generated with a randomized greedy algorithm or semi-greedy method. The best local optimum found over the iterations is returned as the heuristic solution. Path-relinking is a search … Read more

Multi-objective GRASP with path-relinking

In this paper we propose an adaptation of the GRASP metaheuristic to solve multi-objective combinatorial optimization problems. In particular we describe several alternatives to specialize the construction and improvement components of GRASP when two or more objectives are considered. GRASP has been successfully coupled with path-relinking for single-objective optimization. In this paper, we propose different … Read more

A hybrid Lagrangean heuristic with GRASP and path-relinking for set K-covering

The set multicovering or set K-covering problem is an extension of the classical set covering problem, in which each object is required to be covered at least K times. The problem finds applications in the design of communication networks and in computational biology. We describe a GRASP with path-relinking heuristic for the set K-covering problem, … Read more

Path-relinking intensification methods for stochastic local search algorithms

Path-relinking is major enhancement to heuristic search methods for solving combinatorial optimization problems, leading to significant improvements in both solution quality and running times. We review its fundamentals and implementation strategies, as well as advanced hybridizations with more elaborate metaheuristic schemes such as genetic algorithms and scatter search. Numerical examples are discussed and algorithms compared … Read more

Automatic tuning of GRASP with path-relinking heuristics with a biased random-key genetic algorithm

GRASP with path-relinking (GRASP+PR) is a metaheuristic for finding optimal or near-optimal solutions of combinatorial optimization problems. This paper proposes a new automatic parameter tuning procedure for GRASP+PR heuristics based on a biased random-key genetic algorithm (BRKGA). Given a GRASP+PR heuristic with N input parameters, the tuning procedure makes use of a BRKGA in a … Read more

GRASP with path relinking heuristics for the antibandwidth problem

This paper proposes a linear integer programming formulation and several heuristics based on GRASP and path relinking for the antibandwidth problem. In the antibandwidth problem, one is given an undirected graph with N nodes and must label the nodes in a way that each node receives a unique label from the set {1, 2, …, … Read more

GRASP with path-relinking for the generalized quadratic assignment problem

The generalized quadratic assignment problem (GQAP) is a generalization of the NP-hard quadratic assignment problem (QAP) that allows multiple facilities to be assigned to a single location as long as the capacity of the location allows. The GQAP has numerous applications, including facility design, scheduling, and network design. In this paper, we propose several GRASP … Read more

GRASP and path relinking for the max-min diversity problem

The Max-Min Diversity Problem (MMDP) consists in selecting a subset of elements from a given set in such a way that the diversity among the selected elements is maximized. The problem is NP-hard and can be formulated as an integer linear program. Since the 1980s, several solution methods for this problem have been developed and … Read more

GRASP with path-relinking for the multi-plant capacitated lot sizing problem

This paper addresses the independent multi-plant, multi-period, and multi-item capacitated lot sizing problem where transfers between the plants are allowed. This is an NP-hard combinatorial optimization problem and few solution methods have been proposed to solve it. We develop a GRASP (Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedure) heuristic as well as a path-relinking intensification procedure to … Read more

GRASP with path-relinking for network migration scheduling

Network migration scheduling is the problem where inter-nodal traffic from an outdated telecommunications network is to be migrated to a new network. Nodes are migrated, one at each time period, from the old to the new network. All traffic originating or terminating at given node in the old network is moved to a specific node … Read more