Journal Name: Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Author(s): Dalila B.M.M. Fontes*, Jose Fernando Goncalves, Fernando A.C.C. Fontes.




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Background: This work addresses the maximum edge weight clique problem (MEWC), an important generalization of the well-known maximum clique problem.

Methods: The MEWC problem can be used to model applications in many fields including broadband network design, computer vision, pattern recognition, and robotics. We propose a random key genetic algorithm to find good quality solutions for this problem. Computational experiments are reported for a set of benchmark problem instances derived from the DIMACS maximum clique instances.

Results: The results obtained show that our algorithm is both effective and efficient, as for most of the problem instances tested, we were able to match the best-known solutions with very small computational time requirements.


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