Welcome to our
Mean Field Solver
for problems in 
Operations Research

Complex Systems Group
Department of Theoretical Physics 
Lund University

Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) is a computer paradigm that has gained a lot of attention during the last 5-10 years. Most of the activities have been directed towards feedforward architectures for pattern recognition or function approximation. Feedback ANN, derived from the mean field approximation, can be used for difficult combinatorial optimization problems found in Operations Research. (References)

This WWW server is an attempt to let people try the mean field annealing approach for some common combinatorial optimization problems. No a priori knowledge about the mean field method is required.

Have fun!

Currently the following combinatorial optimization problems can be handled by this server:

If you want to learn more about the mean field method, here is:

Last updated: Feb 16 1998
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