An elite opposition-flower pollination algorithm for a 0-1 knapsack problem Online publication date: Wed, 28-Feb-2018
by Mohamed Abdel-Basset; Yongquan Zhou
International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation (IJBIC), Vol. 11, No. 1, 2018
Abstract: The knapsack problem is one of the most studied combinatorial optimisation problems with various practical applications. In this paper, we apply an elite opposition-flower pollination algorithm (EFPA), to solve 0-1 knapsack problem, an NP-hard combinatorial optimisation problem. The performance of the proposed algorithm is tested against a set of benchmarks of knapsack problems. Computational experiments with a set of large-scale instances show that the EFPA can be an efficient alternative for solving 0-1 knapsack problems.
Online publication date: Wed, 28-Feb-2018
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