Solving Vehicle Routing Problem Using Ant Colony and Genetic Algorithm

  • Wen Peng
  • Chang-Yu Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 15)


Vehicle routing problem becomes more remarkable with the development of modern logistics. Ant colony and genetic algorithm are combined for solving vehicle routing problem. GA can overcome the drawback of premature and weak exploitation capabilities of ant colony and converge to the global optimal quickly. The performance of the proposed method as compared to those of the genetic-based approaches is very promising.


ant colony vehicle routing problem genetic algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wen Peng
    • 1
  • Chang-Yu Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyNorth China Electric Power UniversityBeijing 

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