A Fractional-Order Weighted and Self-Adaptive Max-Min Ant System with 3-Opt Algorithm for Traveling Salesman Problem
International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems
Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages: 48-54
Received: May 8, 2016;
Accepted: May 31, 2016;
Published: Jun. 21, 2016
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Shushu Chen, College of Computer Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Yifei Pu, College of Computer Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
In this paper, a Fractional-order weighted and Self-adaptive Max-Min Ant System (FS-MMAS) is proposed to make full use of spatial information of the traveling salesman problem. Furthermore, it is realized so that ants can select next city according to the complex topography. Most advanced algorithms based on Ant Colony Optimization can't take advantage of spatial information during the traverse tour, which easily leads to local minimums. Through the multi-scale and self-adaptive search, ants can take advantage of information which contributes to finding the global optimization. Finally, the 3-Opt algorithm is used to improve local solutions. The performance of proposed method was investigated on eight different benchmark problems taken from a literature and proved to be better than other well-known methods in terms of solution quality and robustness.
A Fractional-Order Weighted and Self-Adaptive Max-Min Ant System with 3-Opt Algorithm for Traveling Salesman Problem, International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems.
Vol. 5, No. 4,
2016, pp. 48-54.
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