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Swarm Intelligence

Focus on Ant and Particle Swarm Optimization

Edited by Felix Chan

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China


In the era globalisation the emerging technologies are governing engineering industries to a multifaceted state. The escalating complexity has demanded researchers to find the possible ways of easing the solution of the problems. This has motivated the researchers to grasp ideas from the nature and implant it in the engineering sciences. This way of thinking led to emergence of many biologically inspired algorithms that have proven to be efficient in handling the computationally complex problems with competence such as Genetic Algorithm (GA), Ant Colony Optimization (ACO), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), etc. Motivated by the capability of the biologically inspired algorithms the present book on "Swarm Intelligence: Focus on Ant and Particle Swarm Optimization" aims to present recent developments and applications concerning optimization with swarm intelligence techniques. The papers selected for this book comprise a cross-section of topics that reflect a variety of perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds. In addition to the introduction of new concepts of swarm intelligence, this book also presented some selected representative case studies covering power plant maintenance scheduling; geotechnical engineering; design and machining tolerances; layout problems; manufacturing process plan; job-shop scheduling; structural design; environmental dispatching problems; wireless communication; water distribution systems; multi-plant supply chain; fault diagnosis of airplane engines; and process scheduling. I believe these 27 chapters presented in this book adequately reflect these topics.

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Swarm IntelligenceFocus on Ant and Particle Swarm OptimizationEdited by Felix Chan

Published: December 1st 2007

DOI: 10.5772/48

ISBN: 978-3-902613-09-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5816-5

Copyright year: 2007

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116619 Total Chapter Downloads

131 Crossref Citations

275 Web of Science Citations

321 Dimensions Citations


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1. Preface: Swarm Intelligence, Focus on Ant and Particle Swarm Optimization

By Felix T.S. Chan and Manoj Kumar Tiwari


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2. Chaotic Rough Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithms

By Bilal Alatas and Erhan Akin


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3. Integration Method of Ant Colony Algorithm and Rough Set Theory for Simultaneous Real Value Attribute Discretization and Attribute Reduction

By Yijun He, Dezhao Chen and Weixiang Zhao


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4. A New Ant Colony Optimization Approach for the Degree-Constrained Minimum Spanning Tree Problem Using Pruefer and Blob Codes Tree Coding

By Yoon-Teck Bau, Chin-Kuan Ho and Hong-Tat Ewe


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5. Robust PSO-Based Constrained Optimization by Perturbing the Particle's Memory

By Angel Munoz Zavala, Arturo Hernandez Aguirre and Enrique Villa Diharce


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6. Using Crowding Distance to Improve Multi-Objective PSO with Local Search

By Ching-Shih Tsou, Shih-Chia Chang and Po-Wu Lai


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7. Simulation Optimization Using Swarm Intelligence as Tool for Cooperation Strategy Design in 3D Predator-Prey Game

By Emiliano G. Castro and Marcos S. G. Tsuzuki


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8. Differential Meta-model and Particle Swarm Optimization

By Jianchao Zeng and Zhihua Cui


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9. Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm and Its Application to Generalized Assignment Problem

By Adil Baykasoğlu, Lale Özbakır and Pınar Tapkan


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10. Finite Element Mesh Decomposition Using Evolving Ant Colony Optimization

By Ardeshir Bahreininejad


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11. Swarm Intelligence and Image Segmentation

By Sara Saatchi and Chih-Cheng Hung


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12. Particle Swarm Optimization - Stochastic Trajectory Analysis and Parameter Selection

By M. Jiang, Y. P. Luo and S. Y. Yang


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13. Stochastic Metaheuristics as Sampling Techniques using Swarm Intelligence

By Johann Dreo and Patrick Siarry


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14. Artificial Ants in the Real World: Solving On-line Problems Using Ant Colony Optimization

By Bruno R. Nery, Rodrigo F. de Mello, André P. L. F. de Carvalho and Laurence T. Yang


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15. Application of PSO to Design UPFC-based Stabilizers

By Ali T. Al-Awami, Mohammed A. Abido and Youssef L. Abdel-Magid


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16. CSV-PSO and Its Application in Geotechnical Engineering

By Bing-Rui Chen and Xia-Ting Feng


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17. Power Plant Maintenance Scheduling Using Ant Colony Optimization

By Wai Kuan Foong, Holger Robert Maier and Angus Ross Simpson


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18. Particle Swarm Optimization for Simultaneous Optimization of Design and Machining Tolerances

By Liang Gao, Chi Zhou and Kun Zan


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19. Hybrid Optimisation Method for the Facility Layout Problem

By Yasmina Hani, Lionel Amodeo, Farouk Yalaoui and Haoxun Chen


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20. Selection of Best Alternative Process Plan in Automated Manufacturing Environment: An Approach Based on Particle Swarm Optimization

By Felix T.S. Chan, Manoj Kumar Tiwari and Y. Dashora


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21. Job-shop Scheduling and Visibility Studies with a Hybrid ACO Algorithm

By Heinonen, J. and Pettersson, F.


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22. Particle Swarm Optimization in Structural Design

By Ruben E. Perez and Kamran Behdinan


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23. Reserve-Constrained Multiarea Environmental/Economic Dispatch Using Enhanced Particle Swarm Optimization

By Lingfeng Wang and Chanan Singh


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24. Hybrid Ant Colony Optimization for the Channel Assignment Problem in Wireless Communication

By Peng-Yeng Yin and Shan-Cheng Li


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25. Case Study Based Convergence Behaviour Analysis of ACO Applied to Optimal Design of Water Distribution Systems

By Aaron C. Zecchin, Holger R. Maier and Angus R. Simpson


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26. A CMPSO Algorithm Based Approach to Solve the Multi-plant Supply Chain Problem

By Felix T. S. Chan, Vikas Kumar and Nishikant Mishra


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27. Ant Colonies for Performance Optimization of Multi-components Systems Subject to Random Failures

By Nabil Nahas, Mustapha Nourelfath and Daoud Ait-Kadi


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28. Distributed Particle Swarm Optimization for Structural Bayesian Network Learning

By Ferat Sahin and Archana Devasia


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