Bacterial Foraging Optimization

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Bacterial Foraging Optimization
Bacterial foraging optimization algorithm (BFOA) has been widely accepted as a global optimization algorithm of current interest for distributed optimization and control. BFOA is inspired by the social foraging behavior of Escherichia coli. BFOA has already drawn the attention of researchers because of its efficiency in solving real-world optimization problems arising in several application domains. The underlying biology behind the foraging strategy of E.coli is emulated in an extraordinary manner and used as a simple optimization algorithm. This chapter starts with a lucid outline of the classical BFOA. It then analyses the dynamics of the simulated chemotaxis step in BFOA with the help of a simple mathematical model. Taking a cue from the analysis, it presents a new adaptive variant of BFOA, where the chemotactic step size is adjusted on the run according to the current fitness of a virtual bacterium. Nest, an analysis of the dynamics of reproduction operator in BFOA is also discuss...
Kevin M. Passino
Added 05 Mar 2011
Updated 05 Mar 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Kevin M. Passino
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