Metaheuristic Algorithms: Guidelines for Implementation

Ashkan Memari, Robiah Ahmad, Abd Rahman Abdul Rahim

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This paper presents a quick review of the basic concepts and essential steps for implementing of metaheuristic algorithms. It can be therefore used as a roadmap to shed light on solving an optimization problem using a metaheuristic algorithm. We provide a brief review of the topics, including general concepts for metaheuristics, the need to design metaheuristics, the need for further improvement of metaheuristics, parameters tuning and performance assessment of metaheuristic algorithms. Finally, the paper ends with a guideline framework which aims to assist new researchers for solving optimization problems via metaheuristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
JournalJournal of Soft Computing and Decision Support Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


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