Title: A selective approach to parallelise Bees Swarm Optimisation metaheuristic: application to MAX-W-SAT

Authors: Souhila Sadeg, Habiba Drias

Addresses: National Institute of Computer Science, BP 68M, Oued Smar, El Harrach, Algiers 16309, Algeria. ' National Institute of Computer Science, BP 68M, Oued Smar, El Harrach, Algiers 16309, Algeria

Abstract: In this paper, we present a parallel version of the Bees Swarm Optimisation (BSO) metaheuristic. Firstly, we present a sequential algorithm, then we expose the original and innovative approach used for its parallelisation. Experiments comparing the performances of the sequential and the parallel algorithms in solving instances of the weighted maximum satisfiability problem are presented. A comparison is also done between BSO and other metaheuristics performances.

Keywords: combinatorial optimisation; metaheuristics; swarm intelligence; bees swarm optimisation; BSO; parallelism; MAX-W-SAT problem; parallel algorithms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICA.2007.016796

International Journal of Innovative Computing and Applications, 2007 Vol.1 No.2, pp.146 - 158

Published online: 22 Jan 2008 *

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