Biogeography-Based Optimization

  • Yujun ZhengEmail author
  • Xueqin Lu
  • Minxia Zhang
  • Shengyong Chen


Biogeography is a discipline of the distribution, migration, and extinction of biological populations in habitats. Biogeography-based optimization (BBO) is a heuristic inspired by biogeography for optimization problems, where each solution is analogous to a habitat with an immigration rate and an emigration rate. BBO evolves a population of solutions by continuously migrating features probably from good solutions to poor solutions. This chapter introduces the basic BBO and its recent advances for constrained optimization, multi-objective optimization, and combinatorial optimization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yujun Zheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xueqin Lu
    • 2
  • Minxia Zhang
    • 2
  • Shengyong Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Hangzhou Institute of Service EngineeringHangzhou Normal UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.College of Computer Science and TechnologyZhejiang University of TechnologyHangzhouChina

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