Title: Intelligent water drops algorithm: fluid dynamics-based technique or a swarm-based approach

Authors: Shruti Goel; V.K. Panchal

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi 110058, India ' Defence Terrain Research Laboratory, Defence Research and Development Organization, Metcalfe House, New Delhi 110054, India

Abstract: In the field of natural computing, be it human-based, bio-emerged, swarm-based or non-living-based, the level of imitation of computational intelligence from nature is rising day by day. Researchers are incorporating the natural intelligence into various algorithms and systems for solving different complex problems. These algorithms and systems being a part of natural computing fits into any of the above categories. One such natural computing-based algorithm is intelligent water drops algorithm. The objective of this paper is to annotate upon the categorisation of intelligent water drops algorithm. The paper gives the detailed comparison of intelligent water drops algorithm with different algorithms under swarm-based category and tries to identify its place among different categories under natural computing, based on its suitability.

Keywords: bio-inspired computation; fluid dynamics; intelligent water drops algorithm; natural computing; non-living-based computing; swarm intelligence; computational intelligence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSYSE.2016.078998

International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering, 2016 Vol.2 No.3, pp.131 - 138

Received: 03 Mar 2015
Accepted: 14 Jan 2016

Published online: 08 Sep 2016 *

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