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|Title:||A multi-agent approach for solving optimization problems involving expensive resources|
|Authors:||Lau, H.C. |
|Source:||Lau, H.C.,Wang, H. (2005). A multi-agent approach for solving optimization problems involving expensive resources. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 1 : 79-83. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1145/1066677.1066699|
|Abstract:||In this paper, we propose a multi-agent approach for solving a class of optimization problems involving expensive resources, where monolithic local search schemes perform miserably. More specifically, we study the class of bin-packing problems. Under our proposed Fine-Grained Agent System scheme, rational agents work both collaboratively and selfishly based on local search and mimic physics-motivated systems. We apply our approach to a generalization of bin-packing - the Inventory Routing Problem with Time Windows - which is an important logistics problem, and demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of our approach. Copyright 2005 ACM.|
|Source Title:||Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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