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2007
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A genetic algorithm with exon shuffling crossover for hard bin packing problems

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A genetic algorithm with exon shuffling crossover for hard bin packing problems
A novel evolutionary approach for the bin packing problem (BPP) is presented. A simple steady-state genetic algorithm is developed that produces results comparable to other approaches in the literature, without the need for any additional heuristics. The algorithm's design makes maximum use of the principle of natural selection to evolve valid solutions without the explicit need to verify constraint violations. Our algorithm is based upon a biologically inspired group encoding which allows for a modularisation of the search space in which individual sub-solutions may be assigned independent cost values. These values are subsequently utilised in a crossover event modelled on the theory of exon shuffling to produce a single offspring that inherits the most promising segments from its parents. The algorithm is tested on a set of hard benchmark problems and the results indicate that the method has a very high degree of accuracy and reliability compared to other approaches in the lite...
Philipp Rohlfshagen, John A. Bullinaria
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where GECCO
Authors Philipp Rohlfshagen, John A. Bullinaria
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