TY - CHAP A1 - Nodari Vakhania ED1 - Javier Del Ser Lorente Y1 - 2017-08-30 PY - 2017 T1 - Efficient Heuristics for Scheduling with Release and Delivery Times N2 - In the last few years, the society is witnessing ever-growing levels of complexity in the optimization paradigms lying at the core of different applications and processes. This augmented complexity has motivated the adoption of heuristic methods as a means to balance the Pareto trade-off between computational efficiency and the quality of the produced solutions to the problem at hand. The momentum gained by heuristics in practical applications spans further towards hyper-heuristics, which allow constructing ensembles of simple heuristics to handle efficiently several problems of a single class. In this context, this short book compiles selected applications of heuristics and hyper-heuristics for combinatorial optimization problems, including scheduling and other assorted application scenarios. BT - Heuristics and Hyper-Heuristics SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69223 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.69223 SN - 978-953-51-3384-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-14 ER -