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Stigmergic Optimization


Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cazangi R. Renato, Von Zuben J. Fernando, Figueiredo F. Mauricio
    Pages 25-63
  3. Swaminathan Karthikeyan, Minai A. Ali
    Pages 65-84
  4. Gerasimov Vadim, Guo Ying, James Geoff, Poulton Geoff
    Pages 117-130
  5. Mostaghim Sanaz, Mostaghim Sanaz, Halter Werner, Wille Anja
    Pages 209-238
  6. Chu Shu-Chuan, Tsai Pei-Wei, Pan Jeng-Shyang, Pan Jeng-Shyang
    Pages 261-279
  7. Iourinski Dmitri, Starks A. Scott, Kreinovich Vladik, Smith F. Stephen
    Pages 281-295
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 297-299

About this book


Biologists studied the behavior of social insects for a long time. After millions of years of evolution all these species have developed incredible solutions for a wide range of problems. The intelligent solutions to problems naturally emerge from the self-organization and indirect communication of these individuals. Indirect interactions occur between two individuals when one of them modifies the environment and the other responds to the new environment at a later time. Such an interaction is an example of ‘stigmergy’. This book deals with the application of stigmergy for a variety of optimization problems. This volume comprises 12 chapters including an introductory chapter giving the fundamental definitions, inspirations and some research challenges.

Important features include a detailed overview of all the stigmergic optimization paradigms, excellent coverage of timely, advanced stigmergic optimization topics, state-of-the-art theoretical research and application developments and chapters authored by pioneers in the field. Academics, scientists as well as engineers engaged in research, development and application of stigmergic optimization will find the comprehensive coverage of this book invaluable.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringChung-Ang UniversityRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science Faculty of Mathematics and Computer ScienceBabes-Bolyai University400084Cluj – NapocaRomania
  3. 3.IST Technical University of Lisbon1049-001LisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stigmergic Optimization
  • Editors Ajith Abraham
    Crina Grosan
    Vitorino Ramos
  • Series Title Studies in Computational Intelligence
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-34689-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07106-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-34690-6
  • Series ISSN 1860-949X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 299
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematical and Computational Engineering
    Artificial Intelligence
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