Experimental Comparison of Selection Hyper-heuristics for the Short-Term Electrical Power Generation Scheduling Problem

Berberoglu A., Uyar A. Ş.

Conference on EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, AND EvoSTOC, Torino, Italy, 27 - 29 April 2011, vol.6625, pp.444-445 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6625
  • City: Torino
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.444-445
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents an experimental comparison of a selection hyper-heuristic approach with several heuristic selection and move acceptance strategy combinations for the Short-Term Electrical Power Generation Scheduling problem. Tests are performed to analyze the efficiency of the combinations using problem instances taken from literature. Results show that the hyper-heuristic using the random permutation descent heuristic selection method and the only improving move acceptance scheme achieves the best results on the chosen problem instances. Because of the promising results, research will continue for further enhancements.