Potentials of Hyper Populated Ant Colonies

  • Andrzej SiemińskiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9011)


The paper discusses the potentials of Hyper Populated Ant Colonies (HPAC) using the well-known Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP) as the study area. The paper starts with an examination of the simple static version of the TSP. The obtained results are later applied to its dynamic version. The carried out experiments strongly suggest that the TSP performance improves significantly with the increase of the Ant Colony size. The phenomena is especially noticeable for dynamic environments. Moreover the processing time does not necessary grow longer. The increasing size of ant colony could be compensated by the decreasing number of iterations. Both the theoretical analysis and initial experiments show that the processing time could be further reduced by the introducing parallelism. The programming technique used is the RMI - Remote Method Invocation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and ManagementTechnical University of WrocławWrocławPoland

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