• Manuel Laguna
  • Rafael Martí
Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 24)


Scatter search (SS) is an evolutionary method that has been successfully applied to hard optimization problems. The fundamental concepts and principles of the method were first proposed in the 1970s and were based on formulations, dating back to the 1960s, for combining decision rules and problem constraints.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers, corrected publication 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Laguna
    • 1
  • Rafael Martí
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ColoradoUSA
  2. 2.University of ValenciaSpain

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