How to initiate students in the art of metaheuristics???

Thursday, 09 June 2011 12:41 P. Vansteenwegen

Dear metaheuristic colleagues,

It took me a while to find out how to get master and PhD students started to develop metaheuristics. Then, I found a very good book to give them: Metaheuristics - From Design to Implementation written by El-Ghazali Talbi (published by Wiley in 2009).

In my opinion, this book presents a very good introduction to the art of metaheuristics and how to design them. The master and PhD students I gave the book, all agree (as they should Smile ). Obviously some chapters might not be useful for all students, but to get the general idea and start developing metaheuristics it really works well

Maybe some of you have other hints to share with your metaheuristic colleagues? Other books, articles, presentations, tutorials, etc.? Feel free to add those to this topic.

Kind regards,

Pieter Vansteenwegen