Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm Based on Ensemble of Constraint Handing Techniques

  • Yue-Hong Sun
  • Dan Wang
  • Jian-Xiang Wei
  • Ye Jin
  • Xin Xu
  • Ke-Lian Xiao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10954)


Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) Algorithm was firstly proposed for unconstrained optimization problems. Later many constraint processing techniques have been developed for ABC algorithms. According to the no free lunch theorem, it is impossible for a single constraint technique to be better than any other constraint technique on every issue. In this paper, artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm with ensemble of constraint handling techniques (ECHT-ABC) is proposed to solve the constraint optimization problems. The performance of ECHT-ABC has been tested on 28 benchmark test functions for CEC 2017 Competition on Constrained Real-Parameter Optimization. The experimental results demonstrate that ECHT-ABC obtains very competitive performance compared with other state-of-the-art methods for constrained evolutionary optimization.


Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) algorithm Ensemble The constraint handling techniques 



This research is partly supported by Humanity and Social Science Youth foundation of Ministry of Education of China (Grant No. 12YJCZH179), National Social Science Foundation (Grant No. 14BTQ036), and the Foundation of Jiangsu Key Laboratory for NSLSCS (Grant No. 201601). The authors thank the anonymous reviewers for providing valuable comments to improve this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yue-Hong Sun
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dan Wang
    • 1
  • Jian-Xiang Wei
    • 3
  • Ye Jin
    • 1
  • Xin Xu
    • 1
  • Ke-Lian Xiao
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesNanjing Normal UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Jiangsu Key Laboratory for NSLSCSNanjing Normal UniversityNanjingChina
  3. 3.School of Internet of ThingsNanjing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsNanjingChina

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