Special Issue "Swarm Information Acquisition and Swarm Intelligence in Engineering"
A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2015).
Interests: artificial intelligence; urban logistics; public transportation
Interests: medical image analysis; deep learning; artificial intelligence
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Information: Computational Intelligence Technique in Medical Image Analysis
Special Issue in Technologies: Medical Imaging & Image Processing Ⅱ
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Fractal Based Information Processing and Recognition
Special Issue in Journal of Imaging: Deep Learning on Medical Image Analysis
Swarm intelligence (SI) is an artificial intelligence technique based on the study of the behavior of simple individuals (e.g., ant colonies, bird flocking, animal herding and honey bees) in various decentralized systems. The population, which consists of simple individuals, can usually solve complex tasks in nature by individuals interacting locally with one another and with their environment. Although their behaviors are primarily characterized by autonomy, distributed functioning and self-organizing capacities, local interactions among the individuals often cause a global optimal.
Recently, SI algorithms have attracted much attention from researchers and have also been applied successfully to solve optimization problems in engineering. However, for large and complex problems, SI algorithms consume often much computation time due to stochastic feature of the search approaches. Therefore, there is a potential requirement to develop an efficient algorithm to find solutions under limited time and financial resources in real-world applications.
The aim of this special issue is to highlight the most significant recent developments in the topics of SI and to apply SI algorithms in a real-life scenario. Contributions containing new insights and findings in this field are welcome.
Dr. Baozhen Yao
Prof. Dr. Yudong Zhang
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- benchmarking and evaluation of new si algorithms
- convergence proof for si algorithms
- comparative theoretical and empirical studies on si algorithms (e.g., ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, artificial bee swarm algorithm, bacterial foraging optimization, artificial fish algorithm, …)
- si algorithms for real-world applications