Biased Random-Key Genetic Algorithms: A Tutorial

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By: Mauricio G. C. Resende

• Basic concepts of combinatorial and continuous global optimization

• Basic concepts of genetic algorithms

• Random-key genetic algorithm of Bean (1994)

• Biased random-key genetic algorithms (BRKGA)

– Encoding / Decoding

– Initial population

– Evolutionary mechanisms

– Problem independent / problem dependent components

– Multi-start strategy

– Restart strategy

– Multi-population strategy

– Specifying a BRKGA

• Application programming interface (API) for BRKGA

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