The Analysis of Peculiar Control Parameters of Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm on the Numerical Optimization Problems

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Abstract

Artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm is one of the popular swarm intelligence algorithms. ABC has been developed by being inspired foraging and waggle dance behaviors of real bee colonies in 2005. Since its invention in 2005, many ABC models have been proposed in order to solve different optimization problems. In all the models proposed, there are only one scout bee and a constant limit value used as control parameters for the bee population. In this study, the performance of ABC algorithm on the numeric optimization problems was analyzed by using different number of scout bees and limit values. Experimental results show that the results obtained by using more than one scout bee and different limit values, are better than the results of basic ABC. Therefore, the control parameters of the basic ABC should be tuned according to given class of optimization problems. In this paper, we propose reasonable value ranges of control parameters for the basic ABC in order to obtain better results on the numeric optimization problems.

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Kiran, M. and Gündüz, M. (2014) The Analysis of Peculiar Control Parameters of Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm on the Numerical Optimization Problems. Journal of Computer and Communications, 2, 127-136. doi: 10.4236/jcc.2014.24017.

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