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Theory and New Applications of Swarm Intelligence

Edited by Rafael Parpinelli

Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil


Heitor Lopes

Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil

The field of research that studies the emergent collective intelligence of self-organized and decentralized simple agents is referred to as Swarm Intelligence. It is based on social behavior that can be observed in nature, such as flocks of birds, fish schools and bee hives, where a number of individuals with limited capabilities are able to come to intelligent solutions for complex problems. The computer science community have already learned about the importance of emergent behaviors for complex problem solving. Hence, this book presents some recent advances on Swarm Intelligence, specially on new swarm-based optimization methods and hybrid algorithms for several applications. The content of this book allows the reader to know more both theoretical and technical aspects and applications of Swarm Intelligence.

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Theory and New Applications of Swarm IntelligenceEdited by Rafael Parpinelli

Published: March 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1405

ISBN: 978-953-51-0364-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5584-3

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

18578 Total Chapter Downloads

47 Crossref Citations

50 Web of Science Citations

70 Dimensions Citations


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1. Swarm-Based Metaheuristic Algorithms and No-Free-Lunch Theorems

By Xin-She Yang


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2. Analysis of the Performance of the Fish School Search Algorithm Running in Graphic Processing Units

By Anthony J. C. C. Lins, Carmelo J. A. Bastos-Filho, Débora N. O. Nascimento, Marcos A. C. Oliveira Junior and Fernando B. de Lima-Neto


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3. Social Emotional Optimization Algorithm with Random Emotional Selection Strategy

By Zhihua Cui, Yuechun Xu and Jianchao Zeng


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4. The Pursuit of Evolutionary Particle Swarm Optimization

By Hong Zhang


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5. Volitive Clan PSO - An Approach for Dynamic Optimization Combining Particle Swarm Optimization and Fish School Search

By George M. Cavalcanti-Júnior, Carmelo J. A. Bastos-Filho and Fernando B. de Lima-Neto


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6. Inverse Analysis in Civil Engineering: Applications to Identification of Parameters and Design of Structural Material Using Mono or Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization

By M. Fontan, A. Ndiaye, D. Breysse and P. Castéra


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7. Firefly Meta-Heuristic Algorithm for Training the Radial Basis Function Network for Data Classification and Disease Diagnosis

By Ming-Huwi Horng, Yun-Xiang Lee, Ming-Chi Lee and Ren-Jean Liou


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8. Under-Updated Particle Swarm Optimization for Small Feature Selection Subsets from Large-Scale Datasets

By Victor Trevino and Emmanuel Martinez


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9. Predicting Corporate Forward 2 Month Earnings

By Michael F. Korns


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