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A multi-level genetic algorithm for a multi-stage space allocation problem. (English) Zbl 1190.90083

Summary: A new case of space allocation problem is considered. The study is based on a real-world multi-stage hostel space allocation for university students. A multi-level application of genetic algorithm metaheuristic with promising results is presented. Based on the case study, we examined the sensitivity analysis of various genetic algorithm operators in order to establish the baseline for practical deployment. The feasibility rate of the solutions obtained were also determined and presented.

MSC:

90B80 Discrete location and assignment
90C27 Combinatorial optimization
90C59 Approximation methods and heuristics in mathematical programming
68T05 Learning and adaptive systems in artificial intelligence

Software:

Knapsack; MULKNAP
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