Restrictive Channel Routing with Evolution Programs

Xingzhao LIU  Akio SAKAMOTO  Takashi SHIMAMOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E76-A   No.10   pp.1738-1745
Publication Date: 1993/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms)
evolution programs,  genetic algorithms,  channel routing problem,  heuristics,  optimization problem,  

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Evolution programs have been shown to be very useful in a variety of search and optimization problems, however, until now, there has been little attempt to apply evolution programs to channel routing problem. In this paper, we present an exolution program and identify the key points which are essential to successfully applying evolution programs to channel routing problem. We also indicate how integrating heuristic information related to the problem under consideration helps in convergence on final solutions and illustrate the validity of out approach by providing experimental results obtained for the benchmark tests. compared with the optimal solutions.