In this paper, a permutation-based genetic algorithm (GA) is applied to the NP-hard problem of arranging a number of facilities on a line with minimum cost, known as the single row facility layout problem (SRFLP).Expand

We propose a genetic algorithm to solve both the integer and real parts of the UCP using a single algorithm, as well as incorporate the ramp rate constraint in the proposed algorithm.Expand

Abstract The unit commitment problem (UCP) is a nonlinear mixed-integer optimization problem encountered in power systems, in which some power generating units are to be scheduled in such a way that… Expand

Land-use management problem/practice may be defined as the process of allocating different competitive land uses/activities, such as agriculture, forest, industries, recreational activities or conservation, to different units of a landscape to meet the desired objectives of land managers.Expand

This article presents an optimization-based model for developing a better system for patients by aggregating various health services offered in the municipalities of Parana into some microregions.Expand

The complexity of a resource allocation problem (RAP) is usually NP-complete, which makes an exact method inadequate to handle RAPs, and encourages heuristic techniques to this class of problems for obtaining approximate solutions in polynomial time.Expand

An integer-coded version of particle swarm optimization, which can work directly with real, integer and discrete variables of a problem without any conversion.Expand

In this article, three convergence-based M-ary cardinal metrics are proposed, based on different forms of dominance relations between two solutions, for comparing performances of two optimizers from their multiple runs.Expand

NSGA-II-UCTO, an EA-based multi-objective optimizer with specially designed repre- sentation and EA operators, has been developed to handle the problem.Expand