Real-polarized genetic algorithm for the three-dimensional bin packing problem

Dornas, Andre Homem; Martins, Flávio Vinícius Cruzeiro; Sarubbi, João Fernando Machry and Wanner, Elizabeth Fialho (2017). Real-polarized genetic algorithm for the three-dimensional bin packing problem. IN: GECCO '17: proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. New York, NY (US): ACM.

Abstract

This article presents a non-deterministic approach to the Three-Dimensional Bin Packing Problem, using a genetic algorithm. To perform the packing, an algorithm was developed considering rotations, size constraints of objects and better utilization of previous free spaces (flexible width). Genetic operators have been implemented based on existing operators, but the highlight is the Real-Polarized crossover operator that produces new solutions with a certain disturbance near the best parent. The proposal presented here has been tested on instances already known in the literature and real instances. A visual comparison using boxplot was done and, in some situations, it was possible to say that the obtained results are statistically superior than the ones presented in the literature. In a given instance class, the presented Genetic Algorithm found solutions reaching up to 70% less bins.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3071178.3071327
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > The Aston Lab for Intelligent Collectives Engineering (ALICE)
Additional Information: -
Event Title: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO '17
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2017-07-15 - 2017-07-19
Published Date: 2017-07-01

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