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A Hybrid Coral Reefs Optimization – Variable Neighborhood Search Approach for the Unequal Area Facility Layout Problem

L. Garcia-Hernandez, L. Salas-Morera, C. Carmona-Munoz, A. Abraham, S. Salcedo-Sanz
2020 IEEE Access  
INDEX TERMS Coral reefs optimization, meta-heuristics, relaxed flexible bay structure, unequal area facility layout problem, variable neighborhood search. 134042 This work is licensed under a Creative  ...  To solve these issues, in this paper we propose a novel hybrid meta-heuristic approach, which combines a Coral Reefs Optimization algorithm (CRO) with a Variable Neighborhood Search (VNS) and a new representation  ...  CONCLUSIONS This paper presents a hybrid Coral Reefs Optimization algorithm with Variable Neighborhood Search (CRO-VNS), as a new ensemble meta-heuristic to solve the Unequal Area Facility Layout Problem  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3010577 fatcat:pomvdog7avak5glsqrk6lj32o4

GIS Mashups [chapter]

Ilya Zaslavsky
2017 Encyclopedia of GIS  
It took more than a decade from this point for the larger computer science community to investigate GPs for pattern analysis purposes.  ...  Kriging in this literature was used to model response variables (e.g., ozone concentrations) over 2D spatial fields as realizations of a stochastic process.  ...  in marine coral reef environments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17885-1_530 fatcat:rrr5buo3zrevpigdtjwhewipvm

Underwater Direction of Arrival Estimation using Wideband Arrays of Opportunity

Elizaveta Dubrovinskaya, Paolo Casari
2019 OCEANS 2019 - Marseille  
A huge bunch of thanks goes to all my colleagues at IMDEA Networks for all the coffee break talks, dinner drinks, board games battles, and barbeque parties.  ...  And the most important thanks -to my husband Sergey Samodov, who was solving all my life problems, listened to my nagging during the hardest days saying, "this too shall pass", waiting for me to come back  ...  For a multimodal communications dataset, we also test the optimal multimodal scheduling approach in [194] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/oceanse.2019.8867262 fatcat:p7yu5imvs5cdlbhju2vhfgl6ze

Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

John Wright, Thomas M. Lillesand, Ralph W. Kiefer
1980 Geographical Journal  
Most of the underwater reef consists of coral whose uppermost surfaces come to within about 0.3 m of the water surface.  ...  The upper part of the photographs shows an exposed coral reef (varying amounts are exposed in the different frames due to wave action).  ...  In this approach, the transferred pixel values are determined by evaluating a 16 pixel neighborhood around each output cell (labeled a, b, and c in Figure 10 .16).  ... 
doi:10.2307/634969 fatcat:ma6fplrparhoxkjzgxstrxygmq

Revisiting Urban Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean

Clara E. Irazabal Zurita
Chapter 3 reviews the emergence of contemporary or modern urban planning. A discussion of the nature of the institutional and regulatory framework for urban planning is then provided in Chapter 4.  ...  Chapter 1 identifies recent fundamental challenges faced by urban areas in the region.  ...  CAPES focuses on four major areas: evaluation of graduate and doctorate programs; resource allocation for higher education; access and information hub for graduate studies; and promotion of international  ... 
doi:10.7916/d85m6bhx fatcat:po4qn2tbsfcpbczbxbgztl2t6a

Seasteading: A Practical Guide To Homesteading The High Seas

Patri Friedman, Wayne Gramlich
2009 unpublished
While we disagree with the predictions of environmental apocalypse made by many environmentalists, we owe them a great debt.  ...  The environmental movement has given momentum to the development of energy-efficient technologies, renewable energy harvesting, recycling, and other technologies which are extremely useful for seasteading  ...  The Global Coral Reef Alliance [GCRA] has demonstrated that electro-accretion can be used to build and sustain artificial coral reefs for diving.  ... 

Parks and open space areas management in Saudi Arabia cities [article]

Mohammed Mosa Alsolaiman, University, My
-Following difficulties and problems and searching for suitable solutions.  ...  199 -Following difficulties and problems and searching for suitable solutions.  ...  The administration is obliged to hire a minimum number of workers for each project.  ... 
doi:10.15488/7576 fatcat:hbsgec4xwvhuvevhbgriicqjli

Evaluation of the Biodiversity in Sustainable Development using GIS [article]

Azniv F. Petrosyan, National Technological University Of Athens, National Technological University Of Athens, Κωνσταντίνος Κουτσόπουλος
Biodiversity (BD), which is variability of living organisms, needs our attention for two reasons. First, it proffers a wide range of indirect benefits to humans.  ...  It is obvious from prior mentioned approaches that the following tools are necessary. A comfortable approach is wanted to evaluate SD.  ...  A coral reef of northern Australia is assumed as a residence of 500 species, while the rocky shoreline of Japan is considered as a residence for just 100 species of birds (UNEP, 1995) .  ... 
doi:10.26240/heal.ntua.615 fatcat:wochx5ydafeptc7roajq7wfy6y


Mohsin Javed, Masood Sarwar Awan
2017 14th Annual International Bata Conference   unpublished
Finally, the study will show the expected findings and expected implications for the current literature and for practitioners.  ...  Then, SPSS and partial least squares (PLS) will be employed to provide a descriptive analysis of the collected data and for further hypotheses testing.  ...  a ich dosah na výkonnosť podniku).  ... 
doi:10.7441/dokbat.2017.19 fatcat:47ktxtjo6bgzzi5zkknwws4p3u

Reconstructing early modern disaster management in Puerto Rico: development and planning examined through the lens of Hurricanes San Ciriaco (1899), San Felipe (1928) and Santa Clara (1956)

Ingrid A. Olivo
After introducing the dissertation, I present a literature review of the emergence of the secular characterization of disasters and a recent paradigm shift for understanding what a disaster is, its causes  ...  This is the first longitudinal, retrospective, qualitative, descriptive and multi-case study of hurricanes in Puerto Rico, from 1899 to 1956, researching for planning purposes the key lessons from the  ...  Possible extreme or deviant cases to study are hurricanes Donna (1960), , Georges (1998) and Irene (2010) ; of which the priorities would be Hugo and Georges. Donna is as a fresh  ... 
doi:10.7916/d8wd3zng fatcat:3jb2dtbxevetlobsnfdoicsfrm

Growing Intercommunalist "pockets of resistance" with Aloha 'Aina in Hawai'i

Karin Louise Hermes, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin
Instead of presenting Aloha 'Aina as a method of "decolonial climate justice" to emulate within the global North, and thus remove Aloha 'Aina from its land, I theorize a place-based construct I call "spirit  ...  The purpose of this connection was to relocate "spirit" within post-Marxist theories, as critiqued by Vanessa Watts (Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe) of having been removed for Eurocentric perspectives.  ...  The coral polyp is the first organism in the Kumulipo creation, and corals are also a point of wayfinding in non-instrumental navigation, so I am guided here by the metaphor of the coral reef nearer to  ... 
doi:10.18452/24643 fatcat:wfjtr735cref5d4t6zmce3r3my