A Bare-Bones Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm that Performs Competitively on the Sequential Ordering Problem
EigenAnt is a bare-bones ant colony optimization algorithm that has been proven to converge to the optimal solution under certain conditions. In this paper, we extend EigenAnt to the sequential ordering problem (SOP), comparing its performance to Gambardella et al.'s enhanced ant colony system (EACS), a model that has been found to have state-of-the-art performance on the SOP. Our experimental results, using the SOPLIB2006 instance library, indicate that there is no statistically significant difference in performance between our proposed method and the state-of-the-art EACS method.
A. Ezzat et al., "A Bare-Bones Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm that Performs Competitively on the Sequential Ordering Problem," Memetic Computing, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 19-29, Springer Verlag, Jan 2014.
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