Road Traffic Management Using Egyptian Vulture Optimization Algorithm: A New Graph Agent-Based Optimization Meta-Heuristic Algorithm

  • Chiranjib SurEmail author
  • Anupam Shukla
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 284)


In this paper we have continued the introduction and application of a new nature inspired meta-heuristics algorithm called Egyptian Vulture Optimization Algorithm (EVOA) which primarily favors combinatorial optimization problems and graph based problems. The algorithm is derived from the nature, behavior and key skills of the Egyptian Vultures for acquiring food for leading their livelihood. These spectacular, innovative and adaptive acts make Egyptian Vultures as one of the most intelligent of its kind among birds. The details of the bird’s habit and the mathematical modeling steps of the algorithm are illustrated demonstrating how the meta-heuristics can be applied on the route planning for a graph based road network depending on the multi-parametric optimization of distance (travel time) and waiting time. Due to the dynamically changing behavior of the waiting time for the various crossings of the network, the system is dynamic system and the best optimized path tend to change with time and will help in diverging the vehicle flow through the various routes of the road network. The road network problem is considered as a special case of Travelling Salesman Problem based combinatorial problem with changes and constraint imposed and also the steps of the algorithm is also changed to suit and quicken the solution finding process and imbibe the theory of chance and rejection subsequently. The results of application of the algorithm on the road network and its comparison with Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm & Intelligent Water Drops Algorithm show that the algorithm works well and provides the scope of utilization in similar kind of problems like path planning, scheduling, routing, and other constraint driven problems. EVOA is one of the very few algorithms which are readily applicable for discrete domain problems.


Road Network Travelling Salesman Problem Good Path Cuckoo Search Local Search Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Soft Computing and Expert System LaboratoryABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology & ManagementGwaliorIndia

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