# SIMULATED ANNEALING METHOD WITH DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS FOR SOLVING THE CELL FORMATION PROBLEM

### Luong Thuan Thanh, Jacques A. Ferland, Nguyen Dinh Thuc, Van Hien Nguyen

#### Abstract

In this paper we solve the cell formation problem with different variants of the simulated annealing method obtained by using different neighborhoods of the current solution. The solution generated at each iteration is obtained by using a diversification of the current solution combined with an intensification to improve this solution. Different diversification and intensification strategies are combined to generate different neighborhoods. The most efficient variant allows improving the best-known solution of one of the 35 benchmark problems commonly used by authors to compare their methods, and reaching the best-known solution of 30 others.

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#### Paper Citation

#### in Harvard Style

Thanh L., A. Ferland J., Thuc N. and Nguyen V. (2011). **SIMULATED ANNEALING METHOD WITH DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS FOR SOLVING THE CELL FORMATION PROBLEM** . In *Proceedings of the International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: FEC, (IJCCI 2011)* ISBN 978-989-8425-83-6, pages 525-533. DOI: 10.5220/0003723705250533

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{fec11,

author={Luong Thuan Thanh and Jacques A. Ferland and Nguyen Dinh Thuc and Van Hien Nguyen},

title={SIMULATED ANNEALING METHOD WITH DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS FOR SOLVING THE CELL FORMATION PROBLEM},

booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: FEC, (IJCCI 2011)},

year={2011},

pages={525-533},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0003723705250533},

isbn={978-989-8425-83-6},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: FEC, (IJCCI 2011)

TI - SIMULATED ANNEALING METHOD WITH DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS FOR SOLVING THE CELL FORMATION PROBLEM

SN - 978-989-8425-83-6

AU - Thanh L.

AU - A. Ferland J.

AU - Thuc N.

AU - Nguyen V.

PY - 2011

SP - 525

EP - 533

DO - 10.5220/0003723705250533