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A new evolutionary algorithm based on sheep flocks heredity model and its application to scheduling problem

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3 Author(s)
Nara, K. ; Ibaraki Univ., Hitachi, Japan ; Takeyama, T. ; Hyunchul Kim

A new evolutionary computation algorithm based on sheep flocks heredity is proposed. The algorithm simulates heredity of sheep flocks in a prairie. The algorithm is developed for solving a large scale scheduling problem for a period of several successive years. It is found that the proposed algorithm referred to as the multi-stage genetic operation can find better solutions than those of the simple genetic algorithm through thermal generator maintenance scheduling examples

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Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1999. IEEE SMC '99 Conference Proceedings. 1999 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:6 )

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