Annealing (SA) is a search technique inspired by the physical process
of annealing in metals. An excellent description of SA can be found here.
SA has been used extensively in order to solve a wide range of optimization
problems and has been combined with Genetic Algorithms
and Tabu Search. Useful references to SA can be found
by following these links and the links contained within them:
Lester Ingber's Code and Reprint
Archive, including ASA (Adaptive Simulated Annealing)
SA for Satisfiability
This page is under construction.
simulated annealing - a population-based SA