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A Fast Method for Generalized Starting Temperature Determination in Monotonically Cooling Two-Stage Simulated Annealing Systems (Supercedes CS-93-52).

Varanelli, JM; Cohoon, JP
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Author
Varanelli, JM
Cohoon, JP
Abstract
We propose a method for determining the starting temperature in two-stage simulated annealing systems utilizing traditional monotonically cooling temperature schedules. While most previous work in this area has focused on ad hoc experimentally-derived constant starting temperatures for the low temperature annealing phase, this paper presents a more formal method for generalized starting temperature determination for the aforementioned class of two-stage simulated annealing systems. We have tested our method on three NP-hard optimization problems using both classic and adaptive cooling schedules. The experimental results have been consistently very good-on average the running time is halved when using an adaptive cooling schedule and reduced by a third in the case of the classic schedule-with no average loss in solution quality. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF text
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English
Date Received
2012-10-29
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science, 1995
Published Date
1995
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Libra Open Repository
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