Inter-species Cuckoo Search via Different Levy Flights

  • Swagatam Das
  • Preetam Dasgupta
  • Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8297)


In this paper we improve the meta heuristic algorithm known as Cuckoo Search (CS) to solve optimization problems. The proposed Inter-species Cuckoo Search (ISCS) algorithm is based on the brood parasitic behavior of different inter-related cuckoo species in different areas in combination with Levy flight behavior(which changes with the terrain) of birds. The proposed algorithm is then tested against various test functions and its performance is compared with genetic algorithms, particle swarm optimization and previous versions of Cuckoo Search algorithm.


clustering inter-species cuckoo search Levy flight metaheuristics optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Swagatam Das
    • 1
  • Preetam Dasgupta
    • 2
  • Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi
    • 3
  1. 1.Indian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Jadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia

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