TY - CHAP A1 - Ikou Kaku A2 - Yiyong Xiao A3 - Yi Han ED1 - Javier Del Ser Y1 - 2013-01-30 PY - 2013 T1 - A Comparative Study on Meta Heuristic Algorithms for Solving Multilevel Lot-Sizing Problems N2 - This book aims at attracting the interest of researchers and practitioners around the applicability of meta-heuristic algorithms to practical scenarios arising from different knowledge disciplines. Emphasis is placed on evolutionary algorithms and swarm intelligence as computational means to efficiently balance the tradeoff between optimality of the produced solutions and the complexity derived from their estimation. In summary, this book serves as a good start point for early-stage investigators in the initial steps of their research on meta-heuristics, grounded on both a thorough literature review and the practical orientation of its contents. BT - Recent Advances on Meta-Heuristics and Their Application to Real Scenarios SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/55279 DO - 10.5772/55279 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-04-21 ER -