Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization


METAHEURISTICS

Fred Glover, Jim Kelly and Manuel Laguna

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Thursday, April 29

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday, April 30

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers University



Introduction to Metaheuristics
The discussion will place a primary focus on Tabu Search, from the standpoint of adaptive memory methods, and on Scatter Search and Path Relinking, from the standpoint of evolutionary methods. Comparisons and contrasts with Genetic Algorithms and other approaches will be included.

Introduction to OptQuest
Demonstrations of real world applications will be highlighted, especially those applications that involve significant elements of uncertainty and nonlinearity, including discreteness.

Workshop (Part I)
OptQuest Applications and Features. Introduction of Cases & Exercises.

Advanced OptQuest Applications
Future Directions

Workshop (Part II)
Discussion of Cases & Exercises. Final Review & Practical Implications.