Authors: Sergio Nesmachnow
Addresses: Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República, Herrera y Reissig 565, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
Abstract: This article presents an overview of metaheuristics as high-level soft computing strategies for solving optimisation problems. A general view of the field is presented, and a review of the main algorithms within the class of metaheuristics is reviewed, by introducing the main concepts behind their formulations and their application to solve real-world problems from several domains. A review of the main articles published in International Journal of Metaheuristics is also presented. Finally, some of the main current and future research lines in the field are commented as concluding remarks.
Keywords: metaheuristics survey; metaheuristics research; metaheuristics concepts; optimisation.
International Journal of Metaheuristics, 2014 Vol.3 No.4, pp.320 - 347
Received: 26 Feb 2015
Accepted: 26 Feb 2015
Published online: 16 Apr 2015 *