James M. Varanelli

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We propose a two-stage simulated annealing method. While most previous work has focused on ad hoc constant starting temperatures for the low temperature annealing phase, this paper presents a more formal method for starting temperature determination in two-stage simulated annealing systems. We have successfully applied our method to three optimization(More)
Scope and purpose The homogeneous simulated annealing algorithm is a general-purpose optimization paradigm that has proven to be quite effective for finding high-quality solutions to a diverse range of NP-hard combinatorial optimization problems. These types of problems are quite common in the field of operations research, and indeed simulated annealing has(More)
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