Stochastic Local Search - Methods, Models, Applications

PhD thesis by Holger H. Hoos
accepted by the Computer Science Department
of the Darmstadt University of Technology / Germany

Below, you find an abstract of my thesis, as well as downloadable files for the whole thesis, for its individual parts, and a summary in German. Most of the chapters are quite self-contained. Each chapter containes a short introduction outlining its contents and a conclusions section summarising its main results, as well as a section on related work. For getting an overview of the contents of this thesis and its main results and contributions, you might want to read the Prologue and Epilogue sections only.

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get whole thesis (218 pages):

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get a summary in German (18 pages):