Firefly Algorithm, Lévy Flights and Global Optimization

  • Xin-She Yang
Conference paper


Nature-inspired algorithms such as Particle Swarm Optimization and Firefly Algorithm are among the most powerful algorithms for optimization. In this paper, we intend to formulate a new metaheuristic algorithm by combining Lévy flights with the search strategy via the Firefly Algorithm. Numerical studies and results suggest that the proposed Lévy-flight firefly algorithm is superior to existing metaheuristic algorithms. Finally implications for further research and wider applications will be discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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