This paper presents a search method that combines elements from evolutionary and local search paradigms by the systematic use of crossover operations, generally used as structured exchange of genes between a series of solutions in genetic algorithms. Crossover operations here are particularly utilized as a systematic means to generate several possible solutions from two superior solutions. To test the effectiveness of the method, it has been applied to the resource-constrained project scheduling problem. The computational experiments show that the application of the method to this problem is promising.
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