Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization with Scout Particles for Library Materials Acquisition

@inproceedings{Wu2013DiscretePS,
  title={Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization with Scout Particles for Library Materials Acquisition},
  author={Yi-Ling Wu and Tsu-Feng Ho and Shyong Jian Shyu and Bertrand M. T. Lin},
  booktitle={TheScientificWorldJournal},
  year={2013}
}
Materials acquisition is one of the critical challenges faced by academic libraries. This paper presents an integer programming model of the studied problem by considering how to select materials in order to maximize the average preference and the budget execution rate under some practical restrictions including departmental budget, limitation of the number of materials in each category and each language. To tackle the constrained problem, we propose a discrete particle swarm optimization (DPSO… CONTINUE READING