Ant colonies, and more generally social insect societies, are distributed systems that, in spite of the simplicity of their individuals, present a highly structured social organization. This book deals with the self-organizing principles which allow the highly coordinated behavior of real ants can be exploited to coordinate populations of artificial agents that collaborate to solve computational problems. The field of ‘‘ant algorithms’’ studies models derived from the observation of real ants’ behavior, and uses these models as a source of inspiration for the design of novel algorithms for the solution of optimization and distributed control problems. This book attempts to develop algorithms inspired by one aspect of ant behavior. It also includes information on the use of artificial ant colonies for the search of approximate solutions to discrete optimization problems, to continuous optimization problems, and to important problems in telecommunications, such as routing and load balancing. This book presents an overview of this rapidly growing field, from its theoretical inception to practical applications, including descriptions of many available ant colony optimization algorithms and their uses.
AUTOR: Jos, Ignacio
EDITORA: Auris Reference
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