Fuzzy Aided Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm to Solve Optimization Problem

  • Aloysius George
  • B. R. Rajakumar
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 182)


In ant colony optimization technique (ACO), the shortest path is identified based on the pheromones deposited on the way by the traveling ants and the pheromones evaporate with the passage of time. Because of this nature, the technique only provides possible solutions from the neighboring node and cannot provide the best solution. By considering this draw back, this paper introduces a fuzzy integrated ACO technique which reduces the iteration time and also identifies the best path. The proposed technique is tested for travelling sales man problem and the performance is observed from the test results.


Fuzzy logic (FL) ACO Travelling sales man problem fuzzy rules shortest path 


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  1. 1.Research & DevelopmentBengaluruIndia

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