Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing   »   2015 Vol.9, No.4

 

 

Title: An improved artificial bee colony with new search strategy

 

Authors: Xiuqin Pan; Yong Lu; Sumin Li; Ruixiang Li

 

Addresses:
School of Information Engineering, MinZu University of China, Beijing, China
School of Information Engineering, MinZu University of China, Beijing, China
School of Information Engineering, MinZu University of China, Beijing, China
School of Information Engineering, MinZu University of China, Beijing, China

 

Abstract: Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) is a recently proposed optimisation algorithm, which is inspired by the foraging behaviour of honey bees. Although the original ABC has obtained competitive performance on many optimisation problems, it lacks exploitation ability. To overcome this issue, an improved ABC algorithm called IABC is proposed in this paper. The IABC uses a new search strategy by incorporating some randomly selected individuals and the global best individual. In the experiment, a set of well-known benchmark functions are tested. Computational results show that the proposed IABC outperforms the original ABC and GABC.

 

Keywords: ABC; artificial bee colony; search strategy; global best individual; optimisation; exploitation ability.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2015.074032

 

Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2015 Vol.9, No.4, pp.391 - 396

 

Submission date: 07 May 2015
Date of acceptance: 22 Jun 2015
Available online: 02 Jan 2016

 

 

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