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Title of paper: Generalized net model of the Firefly algorithm
Olympia Roeva
Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 105 “Acad. G. Bonchev” Str., Sofia–1113, Bulgaria
Pedro Melo-Pinto
CETAV - University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Ap. 1014, 5001-911 Vila Real, Portugal
Presented at: 14th IWGN, Burgas, 29-30 November 2013
Published in: Conference proceedings, pages 22-27
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Abstract: The apparatus of generalized nets is herewith applied to describe the Firefly algorithm (FA). The FA is very efficient and can outperform other meta-heuristics, such as genetic algorithms, for solving many optimization problems. Although the FA has many similarities with other swarm intelligence based algorithms, such as Particle Swarm Optimization, Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm, and Bacterial Foraging Algorithm, it is indeed much simpler both in concept and implementation. The proposed generalized net model provides the opportunity to describe the logic of FA.
Keywords: Generalized nets, Meta-heuristics, Firefly algorithm.
AMS Classification: 65K10, 90C15, 90C31, 68Q85
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