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Strip packing with hybrid ACO: Placement order is learnable

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3 Author(s)
Thiruvady, D.R. ; Clayton Sch. of Inf. Technol., Monash Univ., Clayton, VIC ; Meyer, B. ; Ernst, A.T.

This paper investigates the use of hybrid meta-heuristics based on ant colony optimization (ACO) for the strip packing problem. Here, a fixed set of rectangular items of fixed sizes have to be placed on a strip of fixed width and infinite height without overlaps and with the objective to minimize the height used. We analyze a commonly used basic placement heuristic (BLF) by itself and in a number of hybrid combinations with ACO. We compare versions that learn item order only, item rotation only, both independently, and rotations conditionally upon placement order. Our analysis shows that integrating a learning meta-heuristic provides a significant performance advantage over using the basic placement heuristic by itself. The experiments confirm that even just learning a placement order alone can provide significant performance improvements. Interestingly, learning item rotations provides at best a marginal advantage. The best hybrid algorithm presented in this paper significantly outperforms previously reported strip packing meta-heuristics.

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Evolutionary Computation, 2008. CEC 2008. (IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence). IEEE Congress on

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1-6 June 2008

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