Bio-Inspired Optimization Methods

  • Oscar Castillo
  • Patricia Melin
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES, volume 1)


In this chapter a brief overview of the basic concepts from bio-inspired optimization methods needed for this work is presented. In particular, the methods that are covered in this chapter are: particle swarm optimization, genetic algorithms and ant colony optimization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar Castillo
    • 1
  • Patricia Melin
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Graduate StudiesTijuana Institute of TechnologyChula VistaUSA

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