Coupling Simulation with HeuristicLab to Solve Facility Layout Problems

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the optimization of a facility layout scenario, which involves coupling simulation with the optimization environment HeuristicLab. For this purpose we show a problem formulation that acts as an interface between these two domains of problem modeling and optimization, and discuss optimization methodologies and their results for a number of artificial test problems as well as more complex real-world problems. HeuristicLab was designed with both practitioners and algorithm developers in mind. Practitioners benefit from a graphical user interface that facilitates so-called interactive algorithm engineering, where algorithms can be adjusted without actually writing code. Algorithm developers are aided in the development process by the plug-in based, easily extensible architecture and integrated parallelization functionality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009
Pages2205-2217
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 Winter Simulation Conference - Austin, TX, USA, United States
Duration: 13 Dec 200916 Dec 2009
http://www.wintersim.org

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Conference

Conference2009 Winter Simulation Conference
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX, USA
Period13.12.200916.12.2009
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