Title: A comprehensive review of cuckoo search: variants and hybrids

Authors: Iztok Fister Jr.; Dušan Fister; Iztok Fister

Addresses: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Smetanova 17, Maribor, Slovenia ' Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Smetanova 17, Maribor, Slovenia ' Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Smetanova 17, Maribor, Slovenia

Abstract: Cuckoo search (CS) is an efficient swarm-intelligence-based algorithm and significant developments have been made since its introduction in 2009. CS has many advantages due to its simplicity and efficiency in solving highly non-linear optimisation problems with real-world engineering applications. This paper provides a timely review of all the state-of-the-art developments in the last five years, including the discussions of theoretical background and research directions for future development of this powerful algorithm.

Keywords: cuckoo search; swarm intelligence; nonlinear optimisation; nature-inspired algorithms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMNO.2013.059205

International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation, 2013 Vol.4 No.4, pp.387 - 409

Available online: 07 Feb 2014 *

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