Parallel framework for ant-like algorithms

  title={Parallel framework for ant-like algorithms},
  author={Mitica Craus and Laurentiu Rudeanu},
  journal={Third International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing/Third International Workshop on Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Networks},
This paper describes the work of an objective framework designed to be used in the parallelization of a set of related algorithms. As a concrete application a parallel ant colony optimization algorithm (ACO) for the travelling salesman problem (TSP) is presented. The idea behind the system we are describing is to have a reusable framework for running several sequential algorithms in a parallel environment. The algorithms that the framework can be used with have several things in common: they… CONTINUE READING