A Deterministic Metaheuristic Approach Using “Logistic Ants” for Combinatorial Optimization

  • Rodolphe Charrier
  • Christine Bourjot
  • François Charpillet
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6234)


Ant algorithms are usually derived from a stochastic modeling based on some specific probability laws. We consider in this paper a full deterministic model of “logistic ants” which uses chaotic maps to govern the behavior of the artificial ants. We illustrate and test this approach on a TSP instance, and compare the results with the original Ant System algorithm. This change of paradigm —deterministic versus stochastic— implies a novel view of the internal mechanisms involved during the searching and optimizing process of ants.


Metaheuristics Chaotic Map Optimization Swarm Intelligence Ant Algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodolphe Charrier
    • 1
  • Christine Bourjot
    • 1
  • François Charpillet
    • 1
  1. 1.LORIACampus ScientifiqueVandoeuvre-lès-NancyFrance

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