An improved multiobjective memetic algorithm for permutation flow shop scheduling

Tsung Che Chiang, Li Chen Fu

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Abstract

This paper addresses a multiobjective scheduling problem in the permutation flow shop. The objectives are to minimize makespan and total flow time. The proposed approach is based on the framework of memetic algorithm, which is known as a hybrid of genetic algorithm and local search. The local search procedure is an iterative process repeating neighbor generation, neighbor evaluation, and neighbor selection. We take a problem-specific heuristic for neighbor generation and propose several strategies for neighbor evaluation and neighbor selection. Archive injection (adding non-dominated solutions to the population) is another issue under investigation. We examine the effects of the proposed strategies through experiments using forty widely used problem instances with different scales. We also evaluate the proposed approach by comparing it with other twenty-six ones in terms of three performance metrics. Our approach outperforms all benchmarks and updates a large portion of the sets of best known non-dominated solutions for large-scale instances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2010
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Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event2010 6th IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2010 Jul 182010 Jul 23

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Name2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2010

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Other2010 6th IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2010
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period10/7/1810/7/23

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  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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Chiang, T. C., & Fu, L. C. (2010). An improved multiobjective memetic algorithm for permutation flow shop scheduling. In 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2010 [5586141] (2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2010.5586141