• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 10, Pages: 1-13

Review Article

A Review on Nature-based Swarm Intelligence OptimizationTechniques and its Current Research Directions


Background /Objectives: In today’s world, finding a feasible solution for combinatorial problems becoming a crucial task. The main objective of this paper is to analyze and comprehend different nature based algorithms enabling to find optimal solution. Methods/statistical analysis: Bacterial Foraging Algorithm (BFOA), firefly algorithm, Ant Colony Optimization (ACO), bee colony optimization, cuckoo optimization etc. Which have been used in power load balancing, cost estimating, optimal routing, color segmentation were discussed. This paper also highlights the constraints and convergence properties of each algorithm to solve certain problems encountered in various fields of application. Findings: Ant colony algorithms were successful in finding solutions within 1% of known optimal solutions. Optimal solution was found in BFOA by adjusting chemo taxis step size. Also, this paper analyzes results of various research works done in numerous fields using the swarm intelligence techniques

Keywords: Combinatorial Problems, Optimization, Swarm Intelligence


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