Cutting and Packing (C&P) issues are usually present in our daily life. Common instances comprise of resource allocation, material cutting, package packing, to mention a few. The C&P dilemma is an optimization challenge for assigning small objects into some large ones. Its
There is an increasing emphasis on developing systematical research approaches for design of products that appeal to people’s emotions and values. This thesis proposes methodological developments for investigating people’s subjective emotional needs and values towards quality and explores interactions of related physical design attributes for product design.
In this thesis we address the problem of integrated software pipelining for clustered VLIW architectures. The phases that are integrated and solved as one combined problem are: cluster assignment, instruction selection, scheduling, register allocation and spilling.As a first step we describe two
This thesis presents the use of Genetic Algorithms (GA) in the multiobjective control design problems. The theme is to devise the means and methods for such multiobjective problems based upon the intrinsic characteristics of GA. Control engineering problems often exist in the
Genetic algorithms have a lot of properties that makes it a good choice when one needs to solve very complicated problems. The performance of genetic algorithms is affected by the parameters that are used. Optimization of the parameters for the genetic algorithm
We present a study of two NP-hard telecommunications network design problems – the prize-collecting generalized minimum spanning tree problem (PCGMST) and the design of optical networks with wavelength division multiplexing. The first problem, the PCGMST problem, involves the design of regional backbone