A discrete Bat Algorithm for the vehicle routing problem with time windows

@article{Taha2017ADB,
  title={A discrete Bat Algorithm for the vehicle routing problem with time windows},
  author={Anass Taha and Mohamed Hachimi and Ali Moudden},
  journal={2017 International Colloquium on Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LOGISTIQUA)},
  year={2017},
  pages={65-70}
}
Bat Algorithm (BA) is a new bio-inspired meta-heuristic based on the echolocation behavior of microbats when searching for their prey in nature. Since its first implementation in 2010, BA has been used to solve a broad range of continuous optimization problems. In this paper, we present a new hybrid algorithm that executes a discrete version of the bat algorithm in combination with the Large Neighborhood Search (LNS) framework to solve the well-known Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows… CONTINUE READING