A Hyper-Heuristic Ensemble Method for Static Job-Shop Scheduling

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@Article{Hart:2016:EC,
  author =       "Emma Hart and Kevin Sim",
  journal =      "Evolutionary Computation",
  title =        "A Hyper-Heuristic Ensemble Method for Static Job-Shop
                 Scheduling",
  year =         "2016",
  volume =       "24",
  number =       "4",
  pages =        "609--635",
  abstract =     "We describe a new hyper-heuristic method NELLI-GP for
                 solving job-shop scheduling problems (JSSP) that
                 evolves an ensemble of heuristics. The ensemble adopts
                 a divide-and-conquer approach in which each heuristic
                 solves a unique subset of the instance set considered.
                 NELLI-GP extends an existing ensemble method called
                 NELLI by introducing a novel heuristic generator that
                 evolves heuristics composed of linear sequences of
                 dispatching rules: each rule is represented using a
                 tree structure and is itself evolved. Following a
                 training period, the ensemble is shown to outperform
                 both existing dispatching rules and a standard genetic
                 programming algorithm on a large set of new test
                 instances. In addition, it obtains superior results on
                 a set of 210 benchmark problems from the literature
                 when compared to two state-of-the-art hyper-heuristic
                 approaches. Further analysis of the relationship
                 between heuristics in the evolved ensemble and the
                 instances each solves provides new insights into
                 features that might describe similar instances.",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming,
                 Job-shop-scheduling, dispatching rule, genetic
                 programming., heuristic ensemble, hyper-heuristic",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1162/EVCO_a_00183",
  ISSN =         "1063-6560",
  month =        dec,
  notes =        "Also known as \cite{7765317}",
}

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