An Adaptive Comprehensive Learning Bacterial Foraging Optimization for Function Optimization

  • Lijing Tan
  • Hong Wang
  • Xiaoheng Liang
  • Kangnan Xing
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 375)


This paper proposes a variant of the bacterial foraging optimization (BFO) algorithm with time-varying chemotaxis step length and comprehensive learning strategy, namely Adaptive Comprehensive Learning Bacterial Foraging Optimization (ALCBFO). An adaptive non-linearly decreasing modulation model is used to balance the exploration and exploitation. The comprehensive learning mechanism is adopted to maintain the diversity of the bacterial population and thus alleviates the premature convergence. Compared with the classical GA, PSO, the original BFO and two improved BFOs (BFO-LDC and BFO-NDC), the proposed ACLBFO shows significantly better performance in solving multimodal problems.


Bacterial foraging optimization (BFO) adaptive chemotaxis step comprehensive learning mechanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lijing Tan
    • 1
  • Hong Wang
    • 2
  • Xiaoheng Liang
    • 1
  • Kangnan Xing
    • 2
  1. 1.Management SchoolJinan UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.College of ManagementShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina

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