Chapter 8. Parallel Ant Colony Algorithms

  1. Enrique Alba
  1. Stefan Janson,
  2. Daniel Merkle and
  3. Martin Middendorf

Published Online: 16 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471739383.ch8

Parallel Metaheuristics: A New Class of Algorithms

Parallel Metaheuristics: A New Class of Algorithms

How to Cite

Janson, S., Merkle, D. and Middendorf, M. (2005) Parallel Ant Colony Algorithms, in Parallel Metaheuristics: A New Class of Algorithms (ed E. Alba), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471739383.ch8

Author Information

  1. University of Leipzig, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 19 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471678069

Online ISBN: 9780471739388

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Keywords:

  • ant colony optimization metaheuristic;
  • combinatorial optimization problems;
  • information exchange;
  • topology;
  • hardware parallelization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ant Colony Optimization

  • Parallel ACO

  • Hardware Parallelization of ACO

  • Other Ant Colony Approaches

  • References