EXTENDING THE HORIZONS: Advances in Computing, Optimization, and Decision Technologies is a volume that presents the latest, leading research in the design and analysis of algorithms, computational optimization, heuristic search and learning, modeling languages, parallel and distributed computing, simulation, computational logic and visualization. This volume also emphasizes a variety of novel applications in the interface of CS, AI, and OR/MS.
Plenary Article.- Improving Hurricane Prediction Through Innovative Global Modeling.- Networks and Graphs.- A Branch-And-Price Approach for Graph Multi-Coloring.- A Genetic Algorithm for Solving the Euclidean Non-Uniform Steiner Tree Problem.- Optimization.- Cardinality and the Simplex Tableau for the Set Partitioning Problem.- An Efficient Enumeration Algorithm for the Two-Sample Randomization Distribution.- An Adaptive Algorithm for the Optimal Sample Size in the Non-Stationary Data-Driven Newsvendor Problem.- A Neighborhood Search Technique for the Freeze Tag Problem.- Vehicle Routing and the Traveling Salesman Problem.- The Colorful Traveling Salesman Problem.- Solving the Multi-Depot Location-Routing Problem with Lagrangian Relaxation.- Heuristic Approaches for a TSP Variant: The Automatic Meter Reading Shortest Tour Problem.- The Generalized Traveling Salesman Problem: A New Genetic Algorithm Approach.- Simulation.- Sensitivity Analysis in Simulation of Stochastic Activity Networks: A Computational Study.- Combined Discrete-Continuous Simulation Modeling of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.- Decision Technologies.- Ex-Post Internet Charging: An Effective Bandwidth Model.- Knowledge Representation for Military Mobility Decision-Making by Humans and Intelligent Software.
From the reviews: "The aim of the book is to `reflect the current research interests of many of the INFORMS Computing Society's members'. ... The collection contains 15 selected papers, each of which underwent a review process. ... Overall, I would recommend the book, particularly to researchers and graduate students who are interested in one of the included areas of research. ... In my opinion, the book can make a valuable contribution to a library or a research group ... ." (MJ Geiger, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 59, 2008)