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The Bees Algorithm for the Vehicle Routing Problem

@article{Fenton2016TheBA,
  title={The Bees Algorithm for the Vehicle Routing Problem},
  author={A.J.L Fenton},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1605.05448}
}
In this thesis we present a new algorithm for the Vehicle Routing Problem called the Enhanced Bees Algorithm. It is adapted from a fairly recent algorithm, the Bees Algorithm, which was developed for continuous optimisation problems. We show that the results obtained by the Enhanced Bees Algorithm are competitive with the best meta-heuristics available for the Vehicle Routing Problem (within 0.5% of the optimal solution for common benchmark problems). We show that the algorithm has good runtime… 
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