Ants colonies exhibit very interesting behaviours: even if a single ant only has simple capabilities, the behaviour of a whole ant colony is highly structured.Expand

A combination of distributed computation, positive feedback and constructive greedy heuristic is proposed as a new approach to stochastic optimization and problem solving. Positive feedback accounts… Expand

A combination of distributed computation, positive feedback and constructive greedy heuristic is proposed as a new approach to stochastic optimization and problem solving. Positive feedback accounts… Expand

We propose a distributed heuristic algorithm that was inspired by the observation of the behavior of ant colonies, and we propose its use for the quadratic assignment problem.Expand

We show how a new heuristic called ant system, in which the search task is distributed over many simple, loosely interacting agents, can be successfully applied to find good solutions of job-shop scheduling problems.Expand

This paper proposes a system based on a parallel genetic algorithm with enhanced encoding and operational abilities to evolve feedforward neural networks.Expand

In this paper we consider the Project Scheduling Problem with resource constraints, where the objective is to minimize the project makespan. We present a new 0-1 linear programming formulation of the… Expand