A Pheromonal Artificial Bee Colony (pABC) Algorithm for Discrete Optimization Problems


Applied Artificial Intelligence, cilt.33, ss.935-950, 2019 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/08839514.2019.1661120
  • Dergi Adı: Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.935-950


The Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) algorithm, which simulates the intelligent foraging behavior of the honeybee colony, is one of the most preferred swarm intelligence-based metaheuristic methods for combinatorial optimization problems. In this study, the local search ability of the ABC algorithm, which can be spread to different regions of the solution space, is developed with the pheromone approach of ant colony optimization (ACO). The effects of the method, named pheromonal ABC (pABC), to the standard ABC and its competitiveness with other metaheuristic methods was presented with testing with popular benchmark problems in the NP-hard problem class. For 40 different benchmark problems, while 15 results with ABC have reached the most successful results were obtained in the literature, 25 results obtained with pABC have reached to literature. While ABC best results were behind literature with a percentage of up to 1.12%, pABC best results were behind the percentage of up to 0.63%