FlockOpt: A new swarm optimization algorithm based on collective behavior of starling birds

@article{Hereford2011FlockOptAN,
  title={FlockOpt: A new swarm optimization algorithm based on collective behavior of starling birds},
  author={James M. Hereford and Christian Blum},
  journal={2011 Third World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing},
  year={2011},
  pages={17-22}
}
The aim of this paper is to introduce a new algorithm, FlockOpt, for real-parameter optimization. The proposed algorithm is inspired by a recent model of the flocking behaviour of starling birds and combines the main elements of this model with additional features from Swarm Intelligence. The results of from FlockOpt are compared to the results of generic… CONTINUE READING