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A hybrid genetic algorithm approach for backbone design of communication networks

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2 Author(s)
Konak, A. ; Dept. of Ind. Eng., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA ; Smith, A.E.

The paper presents a hybrid approach of a genetic algorithm (GA) and local search algorithms for the backbone design of communication networks. The backbone network design problem is defined as finding the network topology minimizing the design/operating cost of a network under performance and survivability considerations. This problem is known to be NP-hard. In the hybrid approach, the local search algorithm efficiently improves the solutions in the population by using domain-specific information while the GA recombines good solutions in order to investigate different regions of the solution space. The results of the test problems show that the hybrid methodology improves upon previous approaches

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Evolutionary Computation, 1999. CEC 99. Proceedings of the 1999 Congress on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

1999