@inproceedings{7709bd42f26a4ad8aac7829c7502ad04,

title = "Comparing three simple ways of generating neighboring solutions when solving the cell formation problem using two versions of migrating birds optimization",

abstract = "The cell formation problem is a classic optimization problem devoted to the manufacturing industry. Such a problem proposes to divide a manufacturing plant in a set of cells, where each cell is composed of machines which in turn process product parts. The goal is to design a plant division in such a way the need for part interchange among cells is minimized. The idea is to reduce cost and increase productivity. In this paper, we propose different variations of the original migrating birds optimization algorithm for solving this problem. In particular, we propose two different leader exchange procedures and three different neighboring solution generations. We illustrate interesting results by solving well-known instances considering the group efficiency as optimization criterion in contrast to previous work done on this metaheuristic.",

keywords = "Cell Formation Problems, Evolutionary computation, Heuristic, Metaheuristic, Migrating Birds Optimization",

author = "Boris Almonacid and Ricardo Soto and Broderick Crawford",

note = "Funding Information: Boris Almonacid is supported by Animal Behavior Society, USA (Developing Nations Research Awards 2016); by Postgraduate Grant Pontificia Universidad Cat?lica de Valpara?so, Chile (VRIEA 2016 and INFPUCV 2015) and by Ph.D (h.c) Sonia Alvarez, Chile. Ricardo Soto is supported by Grant CONICYT/FONDECYT/REGULAR/1160455. Broderick Crawford is supported by Grant CONICYT/FONDECYT/REGULAR/1171243. Funding Information: Boris Almonacid is supported by Animal Behavior Society, USA (Developing Nations Research Awards 2016); by Postgraduate Grant Pontificia Universidad Cat{\'o}lica de Valpara{\'i}so, Chile (VRIEA 2016 and INFPUCV 2015) and by Ph.D (h.c) Sonia Alvarez, Chile. Ricardo Soto is supported by Grant CONICYT/FONDECYT/REGULAR/1160455. Broderick Crawford is supported by Grant CONICYT/FONDECYT/REGULAR/1171243. Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2017 IEEE.; null ; Conference date: 03-07-2017 Through 06-07-2017",

year = "2017",

month = aug,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1109/ICCSA.2017.7999653",

language = "English",

series = "Proceedings of the 2017 17th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2017",

publisher = "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.",

editor = "David Taniar and Rocha, {Ana Maria A.C.} and Sanjay Misra and Torre, {Carmelo Maria} and Alfredo Cuzzocrea and Osvaldo Gervasi and Giuseppe Borruso and Apduhan, {Bernady O.} and Beniamino Murgante and Alfredo Cuzzocrea and Sanjay Misra and {Stankova E}, Elena",

booktitle = "Proceedings of the 2017 17th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2017",

}