Constraint Handling in Metaheuristics and Applications

Anand J. Kulkarni, Efrén Mezura-Montes, Yong Wang, Amir H. Gandomi, Ganesh Krishnasamy

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This book aims to discuss the core and underlying principles and analysis of the different constraint handling approaches. The main emphasis of the book is on providing an enriched literature on mathematical modelling of the test as well as real-world problems with constraints, and further development of generalized constraint handling techniques. These techniques may be incorporated in suitable metaheuristics providing a solid optimized solution to the problems and applications being addressed. The book comprises original contributions with an aim to develop and discuss generalized constraint handling approaches/techniques for the metaheuristics and/or the applications being addressed. A variety of novel as well as modified and hybridized techniques have been discussed in the book. The conceptual as well as the mathematical level in all the chapters is well within the grasp of the scientists as well as the undergraduate and graduate students from the engineering and computer science streams. The reader is encouraged to have basic knowledge of probability and mathematical analysis and optimization. The book also provides critical review of the contemporary constraint handling approaches. The contributions of the book may further help to explore new avenues leading towards multidisciplinary research discussions. This book is a complete reference for engineers, scientists, and students studying/working in the optimization, artificial intelligence (AI), or computational intelligence arena.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages366
ISBN (Electronic)9789813367104
ISBN (Print)9789813367098
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Constrained problems
  • Constraint handling
  • Metaheuristics
  • Optimization

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