A Hybrid Immune Algorithm with Information Gain for the Graph Coloring Problem

  • Vincenzo Cutello
  • Giuseppe Nicosia
  • Mario Pavone
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2723)


We present a new Immune Algorithm that incorporates a simple local search procedure to improve the overall performances to tackle the graph coloring problem instances. We characterize the algorithm and set its parameters in terms of Information Gain. Experiments will show that the IA we propose is very competitive with the best evolutionary algorithms.


Immune Algorithm Information Gain Graph coloring problem Combinatorial optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Cutello
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Nicosia
    • 1
  • Mario Pavone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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