Applications of metaheuristics in real-life problems

  title={Applications of metaheuristics in real-life problems},
  author={Jos{\'e} Torres-Jim{\'e}nez and Juan Pav{\'o}n},
  journal={Progress in Artificial Intelligence},
The extensive use of computers has raised a large number of real-life optimization problems in different fields that are complex and difficult to solve. Metaheuristics define algorithmic frameworks that can be applied to solve such problems in an approximate way, by combining constructive methods with local and population-based search strategies, as well as strategies for escaping local optima. Metaheuristics present a trade-off between exact methods, which may guarantee an optimal solution… CONTINUE READING