By Luca Di Gaspero,Andrea Schaerf,Thomas Stützle

Metaheuristics were a really lively learn subject for greater than twenty years. in this time many new metaheuristic innovations were devised, they've been experimentally validated and better on not easy benchmark difficulties, they usually have confirmed to be very important instruments for tackling optimization projects in numerous sensible functions. In different phrases, metaheuristics are these days confirmed as one of many major seek paradigms for tackling computationally challenging difficulties. nonetheless, there are a great number of examine demanding situations within the quarter of metaheuristics. those demanding situations variety from extra basic questions about theoretical homes and function promises, empirical set of rules research, the potent configuration of metaheuristic algorithms, techniques to mix metaheuristics with different algorithmic recommendations, in the direction of extending the to be had ideas to take on ever tougher problems.

This edited quantity grew out of the contributions awarded on the 9th Metaheuristics overseas convention that was once held in Udine, Italy, 25-28 July 2011. The convention comprised 117 displays of peer-reviewed contributions and three invited talks, and it's been attended via 169 delegates. The chapters which are accumulated during this e-book exemplify contributions to a number of of the learn instructions defined above.

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