A unified ant colony optimization algorithm for continuous optimization

  title={A unified ant colony optimization algorithm for continuous optimization},
  author={Tianjun Liao and Thomas St{\"u}tzle and Marco Antonio Montes de Oca and Marco Dorigo},
  journal={European Journal of Operational Research},
In this article, we propose UACOR, a unified ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithm for continuous optimization. UACOR includes algorithmic components from ACOR; DACOR and IACOR-LS, three ACO algorithms for continuous optimization that have been proposed previously. Thus, it can be used to instantiate each of these three earlier algorithms; in addition, from UACOR we can also generate new continuous ACO algorithms that have not been considered before in the literature. In fact, UACOR allows… CONTINUE READING
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