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Table of Contents

Foreword............................................................................................................................................. xvii
Preface.................................................................................................................................................. xix
Acknowledgment................................................................................................................................ xxv
Chapter 1
An Improved Particle Swarm Optimization for Optimal Power Flow ................................................... 1
Dieu Ngoc Vo, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam
Peter Schegner, Institute of Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering, Germany
& Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Chapter 2
The Use of Soft Computing for Optimization in Business, Economics, and Finance........................... 41
Petr Dostl, Brno University of Technology, Institute of Informatics, Czech Republic
Chapter 3
Hybrid Linear Search, Genetic Algorithms, and Simulated Annealing for Fuzzy Non-Linear
Industrial Production Planning Problems.............................................................................................. 87
P. Vasant, University Technology Petronas, Malaysia
Chapter 4
Metaheuristic Algorithms for Supply Chain Management Problems ................................................. 110
Ata Allah Taleizadeh, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
Leopoldo Eduardo Crdenas-Barrn, Tecnolgico de Monterrey, Mxico
Chapter 5
Instance-Specific Parameter Tuning for Meta-Heuristics ................................................................... 136
Jana Ries, University of Portsmouth, UK
Patrick Beullens, University of Southampton, UK
Yang Wang, Beijing University of Technology, China

Chapter 6
Investigating of Hybrid Meta-Heuristics to Solve the Large-Scale Multi-Source Weber Problems
and Performance Measuring of them with Statistical Tests................................................................. 171
Abdolsalam Ghaderi, University of Kurdistan, Iran
Chapter 7
Analysing the Returns-Earnings Relationship: Dempster-Shafer Theory and Evolutionary
Computation Based Analyses Using the Classification and Ranking Belief Simplex......................... 198
Malcolm J. Beynon, Cardiff University, UK,
Mark Clatworthy, Cardiff University, UK,
Chapter 8
Support Vector Machine Based Mobile Robot Motion Control and Obstacle Avoidance................... 223
Lihua Jiang, Northeastern University, China
Mingcong Deng, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Chapter 9
A Hybrid Meta-Heuristic to Solve a Multi-Criteria HFS Problem...................................................... 252
Fatima Ghedjati, Laboratoire CReSTIC-Reims (Centre de Recherche en STIC), IUT de
Reims-Chlons-Charleville, France
Safa Khalouli, Laboratoire CReSTIC-Reims (Centre de Recherche en STIC), IUT de
Reims-Chlons-Charleville, France
Chapter 10
Pure and Hybrid Metaheuristics for the Response Time Variability Problem .................................... 275
Alberto Garca-Villoria, Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering (IOC),
Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Albert Corominas, Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering (IOC),
Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Rafael Pastor, Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering (IOC),
Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Chapter 11
Hybrid Metaheuristics Algorithms for Inventory Management Problems.......................................... 312
Ata Allah Taleizadeh, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
Leopoldo Eduardo Crdenas-Barrn, Tecnolgico de Monterrey, Mxico
Chapter 12
ANN-Based Self-Tuning Frequency Control Design for an Isolated Microgrid................................. 357
H. Bevrani, University of Kurdistan, Iran
F. Habibi, University of Kurdistan, Iran
S. Shokoohi, University of Kurdistan, Iran

Chapter 13
Soccer Game Optimization: An Innovative Integration of Evolutionary Algorithm and Swarm
Intelligence Algorithm......................................................................................................................... 386
Hindriyanto Dwi Purnomo, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
& Satya Wacana Christian University, Indonesia
Hui-Ming Wee, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Chapter 14
Two Stage Capacitated Facility Location Problem: Lagrangian Based Heuristics............................. 421
Igor Litvinchev, Nuevo Leon State University - UANL, Mexico
Miguel Mata, Nuevo Leon State University - UANL, Mexico
Lucero Ozuna, Nuevo Leon State University - UANL, Mexico
Jania Saucedo, Nuevo Leon State University - UANL, Mexico
Socorro Rangel, So Paulo State University UNESP, Brazil
Chapter 15
Generators Maintenance Scheduling Using Music-Inspired Harmony Search Algorithm . ............... 448
Laiq Khan, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Rabiah Badar, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Sidra Mumtaz, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Chapter 16
Usage of Metaheuristics in Engineering: A Literature Review........................................................... 484
Ozlem Senvar, Marmara University, Turkey
Ebru Turanoglu, Selcuk University, Turkey
Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Chapter 17
Online Clustering and Outlier Detection............................................................................................. 529
Baoying Wang, Waynesburg University, USA
Aijuan Dong, Hood College, USA
Chapter 18
Optimal Ordering of Activities of New Product Development Projects with Time and Cost
Considerations .................................................................................................................................... 546
Hisham M. Abdelsalam, Cairo University, Egypt
Amany Magdy, Cairo University, Egypt

Chapter 19
Application of Meta-Heuristic Optimization Algorithms in Electric Power Systems . ...................... 564
N.I. Voropai, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
A. Z. Gamm, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
A. M. Glazunova, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
P. V. Etingov, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
I. N. Kolosok, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
E. S. Korkina, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
V. G. Kurbatsky, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
D. N. Sidorov, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
V. A. Spiryaev, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
N. V. Tomin, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
R. A. Zaika, Energy Systems Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia
B. Bat-Undraal, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia
Chapter 20
A Gravitational Search Algorithm Approach for Optimizing Closed-Loop Logistics Network ........ 616
Abdolhossein Sadrnia, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Hossein Nezamabadi-Pour, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
Mehrdad Nikbakht, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Napsiah Ismail, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Compilation of References................................................................................................................ 639
About the Contributors..................................................................................................................... 695
Index . ............................................................................................................................................... 706