Chapman and Hall/CRC
176 pages | 126 B/W Illus.
Metaheuristic optimization has become a prime alternative for solving complex optimization problems in several areas. Hence, practitioners and researchers have been paying extensive attention to those metaheuristic algorithms that are mainly based on natural phenomena. However, when those algorithms are implemented, there are not enough textbooks that deal with theoretical and experimental problems in a friendly manner so this textbook presents a novel structure which includes a complete description of the most important metaheuristic optimization algorithms as well as a new proposal of a new metaheuristic optimization named earthquake optimization. Besides, this textbook also has several practical exercises. In addition, a Toolbox for Matlab and a Toolkit for LabVIEW are integrated as a complementary material of this book. Those toolkits allow readers to move from a simulation environment to an experimentation one very fast. This textbook is suitable for researchers, students, and professionals in several areas as economics, architecture, computer science, electrical engineering, control system and so on.
The authors are multi/interdisciplinary lecturers and researchers who write a structured-friendly learning methodology to understand each metaheuristic optimization algorithm presented in this textbook.
1. Fundamental Concepts of Optimization
2. Software fundamentals for optimization
3. Basis Meaheuristic Optimization algorithms
4. Evolution Algorithms
5. Memetic Algorithms
6. Geological Optimization
7. Optimization Matlab App and Labview Toolkit
8. Equations and Ongoing Projects