Modeling of Heuristic Optimization Algorithms

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The definition of a generic algorithm model for representing arbitrary heuristic optimization algorithms is one of the most challenging tasks when developing heuristic optimization software systems. As a high degree of flexibility and a large amount of reusable code are requirements that are hard to fulfill together, existing frameworks often lack of either of them to a certain extent. To overcome these difficulties the authors present a generic algorithm model not only capable of representing heuristic optimization but that can be used for modeling arbitrary algorithms. This model can be used as a meta-model for heuristic optimization algorithms, enabling users to represent custom algorithms in a flexible way by still providing a broad spectrum of reusable algorithm building blocks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2008
PublisherDIPTEM University of Genova
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)8890073268, 9788890073267
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Mediterranean and Latin American Modeling Multiconference (I3M 2008) - Campora San Giovanni, Italy
Duration: 17 Sept 200819 Sept 2008

Publication series

Name20th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2008


ConferenceInternational Mediterranean and Latin American Modeling Multiconference (I3M 2008)
CityCampora San Giovanni
Internet address


  • Heuristic Optimization
  • Algorithm Modeling
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Tools
  • Heuristic optimization
  • Algorithm modeling
  • Software tools
  • Software engineering


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