Kybernetika 35 no. 1, 57-67, 1999

Fuzzy linear programming via simulated annealing

Rita Almeida Ribeiro and Fernando Moura Pires


This paper shows how the simulated annealing (SA) algorithm provides a simple tool for solving fuzzy optimization problems. Often, the issue is not so much how to fuzzify or remove the conceptual imprecision, but which tools enable simple solutions for these intrinsically uncertain problems. A well-known linear programming example is used to discuss the suitability of the SA algorithm for solving fuzzy optimization problems.