@inproceedings{c4179dfcee564990b0a1c2b9215021ab,

title = "A binary firefly algorithm for the set covering problem",

abstract = "The non-unicost Set Covering Problem is a well-known NP-hard problem with many practical applications. In this work, a new approach based on Binary Firefly Algorithm is proposed to solve this problem. The Firefly Algorithm has attracted much attention and has been applied to many optimization problems. Here, we demonstrate that is also able to produce very competitive results solving the portfolio of set covering problems from the OR-Library.",

keywords = "Binary firefly algorithm, Metaheuristic, Set covering problem",

author = "Broderick Crawford and Ricardo Soto and Miguel Olivares-Su{\'a}rez and Fernando Paredes",

note = "Funding Information: The author B. Crawford is supported by Grant CONICYT/FONDECYT/REGU- LAR/1140897. The author R. Soto is supported by Grant CONICYT/FON- DECYT/INICIACION/11130459. The author F. Paredes is supported by Grant CONICYT/FONDECYT/REGULAR/1130455. Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.; null ; Conference date: 01-04-2014",

year = "2014",

doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-06740-7_6",

language = "English",

series = "Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

pages = "65--73",

editor = "Radek Silhavy and Roman Senkerik and Oplatkova, {Zuzana Kominkova} and Petr Silhavy and Zdenka Prokopova",

booktitle = "Modern Trends and Techniques in Computer Science - 3rd Computer Science On-line Conference, CSOC 2014",

}