Record Breaking Optimization Results Using the Ruin and Recreate Principle

@article{Schrimpf2000RecordBO,
  title={Record Breaking Optimization Results Using the Ruin and Recreate Principle},
  author={Gerhard Schrimpf and Johannes Josef Schneider and Hermann Stamm-Wilbrandt and Gunter Dueck},
  journal={Journal of Computational Physics},
  year={2000},
  volume={159},
  pages={139-171}
}
A new optimization principle is presented. Solutions of problems are partly, but significantly, ruined and rebuilt or recreated afterwards. Performing this type of change frequently, one can obtain astounding results for classical optimization problems. The new method is particularly suited for more complex optimization problems (“discontinuous” ones, problems with hard-to-find admissible solutions, problems with complex objectives or many constraints). The method is an all-purpose-heuristic… 
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