A sequence based genetic algorithm with local search for the travelling salesman problem.
The standard Genetic Algorithm often suffers from slow convergence for solving combinatorial optimization problems. In this study, we present a sequence based genetic algorithm (SBGA) for the symmetric travelling salesman problem (TSP). In our proposed method, a set of sequences are extracted from the best individuals, which are used to guide thesearch of SBGA. Additionally, some procedures are applied to maintain the diversity by breaking the selected sequences into sub tours if the best individual of the population does not improve. SBGA is compared with the inver-over operator, a state-of-the-art algorithm for theTSP, on a set of benchmark TSPs. Experimental results show that the convergence speed of SBGA is very promisingand much faster than that of the inver-over algorithm and that SBGA achieves a similar solution quality on all test TSPs.
Citation : Arshad, S., Yang, S and Li, C. (2009) A sequence based genetic algorithm with local search for the travelling salesman problem. In: Proceedings of the 2009 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, University of Nottingham, 7-9 September 2009.
Research Group : Centre for Computational Intelligence
Research Institute : Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes