A new genetic algorithm for the asymmetric traveling salesman problem

Autores UPV
Revista Expert Systems with Applications


The asymmetric traveling salesman problem (ATSP) is one of the most important combinatorial optimization problems. It allows us to solve, either directly or through a transformation, many real-world problems. We present in this paper a new competitive genetic algorithm to solve this problem. This algorithm has been checked on a set of 153 benchmark instances with known optimal solution and it outperforms the results obtained with previous ATSP heuristic methods. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.