A Hybrid Imperialist Competitive Algorithm for the Flexible Job Shop Problem

Flexible job shop scheduling problem (FJSP) is one of the hardest combinatorial optimization problems known to be NP-hard. This paper proposes a novel hybrid imperialist competitive algorithm with simulated annealing (HICASA) for solving the FJSP. HICASA explores the search space by using imperial competitive algorithm (ICA) and use a simulated annealing… CONTINUE READING