New Running Technique for the Bison Algorithm

  • Anezka KazikovaEmail author
  • Michal Pluhacek
  • Adam Viktorin
  • Roman Senkerik
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10841)


This paper examines the performance of the Bison Algorithm with a new running technique. The Bison Algorithm was inspired by the typical behavior of bison herds: the swarming movement of endangered bison as the exploitation factor and the running as the exploration phase of the optimization.

While the original running procedure allowed the running group to scatter throughout the search space, the new approach proposed in this paper preserves the initial formation of the running group throughout the optimization process.

At the beginning of the paper, we introduce the Bison Algorithm and explain the new running technique procedure. Later the performance of the adjusted algorithm is tested and compared to the Particle Swarm Optimization and the Cuckoo Search algorithm on the IEEE CEC 2017 benchmark set, consisting of 30 functions. Finally, we evaluate the meaning of the experiment outcomes for future research.


Bison Algorithm Running technique Swarm algorithms 



This work was supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic within the National Sustainability Programme Project no. LO1303 (MSMT-7778/2014), further by the European Regional Development Fund under the Project CEBIA-Tech no. CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0089 and by Internal Grant Agency of Tomas Bata University under the Projects no. IGA/CebiaTech/2018/003. This work is also based upon support by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) under Action CA15140, Improving Applicability of Nature-Inspired Optimisation by Joining Theory and Practice (ImAppNIO), and Action IC1406, High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications (cHiPSet). The work was further supported by resources of A.I.Lab at the Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin (


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anezka Kazikova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michal Pluhacek
    • 1
  • Adam Viktorin
    • 1
  • Roman Senkerik
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Applied InformaticsTomas Bata University in ZlinZlinCzech Republic

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