# On the Solution of the Steiner Tree NP-Hard Problem via Physarum BioNetwork

@article{Caleffi2015OnTS, title={On the Solution of the Steiner Tree NP-Hard Problem via Physarum BioNetwork}, author={Marcello Caleffi and Ian F. Akyildiz and Luigi Paura}, journal={IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking}, year={2015}, volume={23}, pages={1092-1106} }

In the last several years, many algorithms trying to mimic biological processes have been proposed to enhance the performance of communication networks. However, the bio-inspired algorithms represent only the very first step toward the design of a smart adaptive communication network since: 1) they model only a limited set of the rules underlying the biological processes, thus, omitting fundamental functionalities; 2) they are executed on traditional computer architectures, thus, failing to…

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