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Quantum-Inspired Evolutionary Approach for the Quadratic Assignment Problem

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Entropy 2018, 20(10), 781;
Received: 12 August 2018 / Revised: 4 October 2018 / Accepted: 5 October 2018 / Published: 12 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantum Walks and Related Issues)
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The paper focuses on the opportunity of the application of the quantum-inspired evolutionary algorithm for determining minimal costs of the assignment in the quadratic assignment problem. The idea behind the paper is to present how the algorithm has to be adapted to this problem, including crossover and mutation operators and introducing quantum principles in particular procedures. The results have shown that the performance of our approach in terms of converging to the best solutions is satisfactory. Moreover, we have presented the results of the selected parameters of the approach on the quality of the obtained solutions. View Full-Text
Keywords: quadratic assignment problem; quantum-genetic algorithm; quantum computing quadratic assignment problem; quantum-genetic algorithm; quantum computing

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Chmiel, W.; Kwiecień, J. Quantum-Inspired Evolutionary Approach for the Quadratic Assignment Problem. Entropy 2018, 20, 781.

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