Title: Bat algorithm: literature review and applications

Authors: Xin-She Yang; Xingshi He

Addresses: School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT, UK ' School of Science, Xi'an Polytechnic University, No. 19 Jinhua South Road, Xi'an 710048, China

Abstract: Bat algorithm (BA) is a bio-inspired algorithm developed by Xin-She Yang in 2010 and BA has been found to be very efficient. As a result, the literature has expanded significantly in the last three years. This paper provides a timely review of the bat algorithm and its new variants. A wide range of diverse applications and case studies are also reviewed and summarised briefly here. In addition, we also discuss the essence of an algorithm and the links between algorithms and self-organisation. Further research topics are also discussed.

Keywords: bat algorithm; cuckoo search; firefly algorithm; eagle strategy; nature-inspired algorithm; optimisation; metaheuristics; bio-inspired computation; self-organisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIC.2013.055093

International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, 2013 Vol.5 No.3, pp.141 - 149

Available online: 15 Jul 2013 *

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