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Hybrid genetic algorithms with fuzzy logic controller

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2 Author(s)
Zheng Dawei ; Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ashikaga Institute of Technology, 326, Japan ; Gen Mitsuo

In this paper, a new implementation of genetic algorithms (GAs) is developed for the machine scheduling problem, which is abundant among the modern manufacturing systems. The performance measure of early and tardy completion of jobs is very natural as one's aim, which is usually to minimize simultaneously both earliness and tardiness of all jobs. As the problem is NP-hard and no effective algorithms exist, we propose a hybrid genetic algorithms approach to deal with it. We adjust the crossover and mutation probabilities by fuzzy logic controller whereas the hybrid genetic algorithm does not require preliminary experiments to determine probabilities for genetic operators. The experimental results show the effectiveness of the GAs method proposed in the paper.

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Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 3 )