Solving Permutation Flow Shop Scheduling Problem with a Cooperative Multi-swarm PSO Algorithm ⋆

In this paper, an Electoral Cooperative Particle Swarm Optimization (ECPSO) based on several subswarms is presented to solving the Permutation Flow Shop Scheduling Problem (PFSSP). In the proposed algorithm, several strategies are employed to avoid falling into local optimum, improve the diversity and achieve better solution. Firstly, a electoral swarm is… CONTINUE READING