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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/6772,
  title    = {A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for the Sequence Dependent Flow-Shop Scheduling Problem},
  author    = {Mohammad Mirabi},
  country   = {},
  institution={},
  abstract  = {Flow-shop scheduling problem (FSP) deals with the
scheduling of a set of jobs that visit a set of machines in the same
order. The FSP is NP-hard, which means that an efficient algorithm
for solving the problem to optimality is unavailable. To meet the
requirements on time and to minimize the make-span performance of
large permutation flow-shop scheduling problems in which there are
sequence dependent setup times on each machine, this paper
develops one hybrid genetic algorithms (HGA). Proposed HGA
apply a modified approach to generate population of initial
chromosomes and also use an improved heuristic called the iterated
swap procedure to improve initial solutions. Also the author uses
three genetic operators to make good new offspring. The results are
compared to some recently developed heuristics and computational
experimental results show that the proposed HGA performs very
competitively with respect to accuracy and efficiency of solution.},
  {International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering },  volume    = {5},
  number    = {7},
  year      = {2011},
  pages     = {1364 - 1370},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/6772},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=55},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 55, 2011},
}