par Oliveira, Sabrina;Bin Hussin, Mohamed Saifullah ;Roli, Andrea ;Dorigo, Marco ;Stützle, Thomas
Référence CEC 2017(5-8 June 2017: Donostia-San Sebastian; Spain), Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Press, page (1734-1741)
Publication Publié, 2017
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Résumé : The population-based ant colony optimization algorithm (P-ACO) differs from other ACO algorithms because of its implementation of the pheromone update. P-ACO keeps track of a population of solutions, which serves as an archive of solutions generated by the ants' colony. Pheromone updates in P-ACO are only done based on solutions that enter or leave the solution archive. The population-based scheme reduces considerably the computation time needed for the pheromone update when compared to classical ACO algorithms such as Ant System. In this work, we study the behavior of P-ACO when solving the traveling salesman and the quadratic assignment problem. In particular, we investigate the impact of a local search on P-ACO parameters and performance. The results show that P-ACO reaches competitive performance but that the parameter settings and algorithm behavior are strongly problem-dependent. © 2017 IEEE.