Swarm Stability and Optimization

Author: Veysel Gazi,Kevin M. Passino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642180415

Category: Computers

Page: 299

View: 6511

Swarming species such as flocks of birds or schools of fish exhibit fascinating collective behaviors during migration and predator avoidance. Similarly, engineered multi-agent dynamic systems such as groups of autonomous ground, underwater, or air vehicles (“vehicle swarms”) exhibit sophisticated collective behaviors while maneuvering. In this book we show how to model and control a wide range of such multi-agent dynamic systems and analyze their collective behavior using both stability theoretic and simulation-based approaches. In particular, we investigate problems such as group aggregation, social foraging, formation control, swarm tracking, distributed agreement, and engineering optimization inspired by swarm behavior.

Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence

6th International Conference, ANTS 2008, Brussels, Belgium, September 22-24, 2008, Proceedings

Author: Marco Dorigo,Mauro Birattari,Christian Blum,Maurice Clerc,Thomas Stützle,Alan Winfield

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540875263

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 9078

The series of biannual international conferences “ANTS – International C- ference on Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence”, now in its sixth edition, was started ten years ago, with the organization of ANTS’98. As some readers might recall, the ?rst edition of ANTS was titled “ANTS’98 – From Ant Colonies to Arti?cial Ants: First International Workshop on Ant Colony Op- mization. ” In fact, at that time the focus was mainly on ant colony optimization (ACO), the ?rst swarm intelligence algorithm to go beyond a pure scienti?c interest and to enter the realm of real-world applications. Interestingly, in the ten years after the ?rst edition there has been a gr- ing interest not only for ACO, but for a number of other studies that belong more generally to the area of swarmintelligence. The rapid growth of the swarm intelligence ?eld is attested by a number of indicators. First, the number of s- missions and participants to the ANTS conferences has steadily increased over the years. Second, a number of international conferences in computational - telligence and related disciplines organize workshops on subjects such as swarm intelligence, ant algorithms, ant colony optimization, and particle swarm op- mization. Third, IEEE startedorganizing,in 2003,the IEEE SwarmIntelligence Symposium (in order to maintain unity in this growing ?eld, we are currently establishingacooperationagreementbetweenIEEE SISandANTSsoastohave 1 IEEE SIS in odd years and ANTS in even years). Last, the Swarm Intelligence journal was born.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466658894

Category: Computers

Page: 10384

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"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.

Computational Intelligence

A Methodological Introduction

Author: Rudolf Kruse,Christian Borgelt,Christian Braune,Sanaz Mostaghim,Matthias Steinbrecher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447172965

Category: Computers

Page: 564

View: 5492

This textbook provides a clear and logical introduction to the field, covering the fundamental concepts, algorithms and practical implementations behind efforts to develop systems that exhibit intelligent behavior in complex environments. This enhanced second edition has been fully revised and expanded with new content on swarm intelligence, deep learning, fuzzy data analysis, and discrete decision graphs. Features: provides supplementary material at an associated website; contains numerous classroom-tested examples and definitions throughout the text; presents useful insights into all that is necessary for the successful application of computational intelligence methods; explains the theoretical background underpinning proposed solutions to common problems; discusses in great detail the classical areas of artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems and evolutionary algorithms; reviews the latest developments in the field, covering such topics as ant colony optimization and probabilistic graphical models.

Glowworm Swarm Optimization

Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Author: Krishnanand N. Kaipa,Debasish Ghose

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319515950

Category: Computers

Page: 248

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This book provides a comprehensive account of the glowworm swarm optimization (GSO) algorithm, including details of the underlying ideas, theoretical foundations, algorithm development, various applications, and MATLAB programs for the basic GSO algorithm. It also discusses several research problems at different levels of sophistication that can be attempted by interested researchers. The generality of the GSO algorithm is evident in its application to diverse problems ranging from optimization to robotics. Examples include computation of multiple optima, annual crop planning, cooperative exploration, distributed search, multiple source localization, contaminant boundary mapping, wireless sensor networks, clustering, knapsack, numerical integration, solving fixed point equations, solving systems of nonlinear equations, and engineering design optimization. The book is a valuable resource for researchers as well as graduate and undergraduate students in the area of swarm intelligence and computational intelligence and working on these topics.

Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2013 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1490110127

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1037

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Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Approximation Theory. The editors have built Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Approximation Theory in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Logic, Probability, Combinatorics, and Chaos Theory: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence

Concepts, Principles and Applications

Author: Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi,Yuhui Shi,Meng-Hiot Lim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642173905

Category: Computers

Page: 544

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From nature, we observe swarming behavior in the form of ant colonies, bird flocking, animal herding, honey bees, swarming of bacteria, and many more. It is only in recent years that researchers have taken notice of such natural swarming systems as culmination of some form of innate collective intelligence, albeit swarm intelligence (SI) - a metaphor that inspires a myriad of computational problem-solving techniques. In computational intelligence, swarm-like algorithms have been successfully applied to solve many real-world problems in engineering and sciences. This handbook volume serves as a useful foundational as well as consolidatory state-of-art collection of articles in the field from various researchers around the globe. It has a rich collection of contributions pertaining to the theoretical and empirical study of single and multi-objective variants of swarm intelligence based algorithms like particle swarm optimization (PSO), ant colony optimization (ACO), bacterial foraging optimization algorithm (BFOA), honey bee social foraging algorithms, and harmony search (HS). With chapters describing various applications of SI techniques in real-world engineering problems, this handbook can be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners, giving an in-depth flavor of what SI is capable of achieving.

Intelligent Robotics and Applications

4th International Conference, ICIRA 2011, Aachen, Germany, December 6-8, 2011, Proceedings

Author: Jeschke Sabina,Honghai Liu,Daniel Schilberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642254888

Category: Computers

Page: 623

View: 4743

The two volume set LNAI 7101 and 7102 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2011, held in Aachen, Germany, in November 2011. The 122 revised full papers presented were thoroughly reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They are organized in topical sections on progress in indoor UAV, robotics intelligence, industrial robots, rehabilitation robotics, mechanisms and their applications, multi robot systems, robot mechanism and design, parallel kinematics, parallel kinematics machines and parallel robotics, handling and manipulation, tangibility in human-machine interaction, navigation and localization of mobile robot, a body for the brain: embodied intelligence in bio-inspired robotics, intelligent visual systems, self-optimising production systems, computational intelligence, robot control systems, human-robot interaction, manipulators and applications, stability, dynamics and interpolation, evolutionary robotics, bio-inspired robotics, and image-processing applications.

Particle Swarm Optimization and Intelligence: Advances and Applications

Advances and Applications

Author: Parsopoulos, Konstantinos E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615206671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 9287

"This book presents the most recent and established developments of Particle swarm optimization (PSO) within a unified framework by noted researchers in the field"--Provided by publisher.

Swarm Intelligence

7th International Conference, ANTS 2010, Brussels, Belgium,September 8-10, 2010 Proceedings

Author: Marco Dorigo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642154603

Category: Computers

Page: 582

View: 9951

These proceedings contain the papers presented at ANTS 2010, the 7th Int- national Conference on Swarm Intelligence, organized by IRIDIA, CoDE, U- versitéLibre de Bruxelles,Brussels, Belgium, during September 8–10,2010.The ANTS series started in 1998 with the First International Workshop on Ant Colony Optimization (ANTS 1998), which attracted more than 50 participants. Since then ANTS, which is held bi-annually, has gradually become an inter- tional forum for researchers in the wider ?eld of swarm intelligence. In the past (since 2004), this development has been acknowledged by the inclusion of the term“SwarmIntelligence” (nextto“AntColonyOptimization”)intheconference title. This year's ANTS conference was o?cially devoted to the ?eld of swarm intelligence as a whole, without any bias towards speci?c research directions. As a result, the title of the conference was changed to “The International Conf- ence on SwarmIntelligence.” This name change is already in place this year,and future ANTS conferences will continue to use the new title. Thisvolumecontainsthebestpapersselectedoutof99submissions.Ofthese, 28 were accepted as full-length papers, while 27 were accepted as short papers. This corresponds to an overall acceptance rate of 56%. Also included in this volume are 14 extended abstracts. Of the full-length papers, 15 were selected for oral presentation at the c- ference. All other contributions, including short papers and extended abstracts, werepresentedin the formof poster presentations.Following the conference,the journal Swarm Intelligence will publish extended versions of some of the best papers presented at the conference.

Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing

4th International Conference, SEMCCO 2013, Chennai, India, December 19-21, 2013, Proceedings

Author: Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi,Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan,Swagatam Das,Subhransu Sekhar Dash

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319037560

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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The two-volume set LNCS 8297 and LNCS 8298 constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing, SEMCCO 2013, held in Chennai, India, in December 2013. The total of 123 papers presented in this volume was carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the proceedings. They cover cutting-edge research on swarm, evolutionary and memetic computing, neural and fuzzy computing and its application.

Advanced Intelligent Computing Theories and Applications

Third International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2007, Qingdao, China, August 21-24, 2007, Proceedings

Author: De-Shuang Huang,Laurent Heutte,Marco Loog

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540742018

Category: Computers

Page: 1373

View: 367

Constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2007, held in Qingdao, China in August 2007. This work addresses various issues in the field of intelligent computing technology, including theories, methodologies, and applications, such as artificial intelligence and soft computing.

Particle Swarm Optimizaton

A Physics-Based Approach

Author: Said M. Mikki,Ahmed A. Kishk

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598296159

Category: Computers

Page: 103

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This work aims to provide new introduction to the particle swarm optimization methods using a formal analogy with physical systems. By postulating that the swarm motion behaves similar to both classical and quantum particles, we establish a direct connection between what are usually assumed to be separate fields of study, optimization and physics. Within this framework, it becomes quite natural to derive the recently introduced quantum PSO algorithm from the Hamiltonian or the Lagrangian of the dynamical system. The physical theory of the PSO is used to suggest some improvements in the algorithm itself, like temperature acceleration techniques and the periodic boundary condition. At the end, we provide a panorama of applications demonstrating the power of the PSO, classical and quantum, in handling difficult engineering problems. The goal of this work is to provide a general multi-disciplinary view on various topics in physics, mathematics, and engineering by illustrating their interdependence within the unified framework of the swarm dynamics. Table of Contents: Introduction / The Classical Particle Swarm Optimization Method / Boundary Conditions for the PSO Method / The Quantum Particle Swarm Optimization / Bibliography /Index

Biomimicry for Optimization, Control, and Automation

Author: Kevin M. Passino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846280696

Category: Computers

Page: 926

View: 9540

Biomimicry uses our scienti?c understanding of biological systems to exploit ideas from nature in order to construct some technology. In this book, we focus onhowtousebiomimicryof the functionaloperationofthe “hardwareandso- ware” of biological systems for the development of optimization algorithms and feedbackcontrolsystemsthatextendourcapabilitiestoimplementsophisticated levels of automation. The primary focus is not on the modeling, emulation, or analysis of some biological system. The focus is on using “bio-inspiration” to inject new ideas, techniques, and perspective into the engineering of complex automation systems. There are many biological processes that, at some level of abstraction, can berepresentedasoptimizationprocesses,manyofwhichhaveasa basicpurpose automatic control, decision making, or automation. For instance, at the level of everyday experience, we can view the actions of a human operator of some process (e. g. , the driver of a car) as being a series of the best choices he or she makes in trying to achieve some goal (staying on the road); emulation of this decision-making process amounts to modeling a type of biological optimization and decision-making process, and implementation of the resulting algorithm results in “human mimicry” for automation. There are clearer examples of - ological optimization processes that are used for control and automation when you consider nonhuman biological or behavioral processes, or the (internal) - ology of the human and not the resulting external behavioral characteristics (like driving a car). For instance, there are homeostasis processes where, for instance, temperature is regulated in the human body.

International Conference on Water Resource and Environmental Protection

WREP2014

Author: N.A

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605951862

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 510

View: 2029

The 2014 International Conference on Water Resource and Environmental Protection [WREP2014] aims to bring researchers, engineers, and students to the areas of Water Resource and Environmental Protection. WREP2014 features unique mixed topics of Water Resource and Environmental Protection in the context of building healthier ecology and environment. The conference will provide a forum for sharing experiences and original research contributions on those topics. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to WREP2014. This proceeding tends to collect the up-to-date, comprehensive and worldwide state-of-art knowledge on water resource and environmental protection. All of accepted papers were subjected to strict peer-reviewing by 2–4 expert referees. The papers have been selected for this proceedings based on originality, significance, and clarity for the purpose of the conference. The selected papers and additional late-breaking contributions to be presented will make an exciting technical program on WREP2014 conference. The conference program is extremely rich, featuring high-impact presentation. We hope this conference will not only provide the participants a broad overview of the latest research results on water resource and environmental protection, but also provide the participants a significant platform to build academic connections.

Power System Small Signal Stability Analysis and Control

Author: Debasish Mondal,Abhijit Chakrabarti,Aparajita Sengupta

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128006706

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 3851

Power System Small Signal Stability Analysis and Control presents a detailed analysis of the problem of severe outages due to the sustained growth of small signal oscillations in modern interconnected power systems. The ever-expanding nature of power systems and the rapid upgrade to smart grid technologies call for the implementation of robust and optimal controls. Power systems that are forced to operate close to their stability limit have resulted in the use of control devices by utility companies to improve the performance of the transmission system against commonly occurring power system disturbances. This book demonstrates how the application of power system damping controllers such as Power System Stabilizers (PSSs) and Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS) controllers—namely Static Var Compensator (SVC) and Thyristor Controlled Series Compensator (TCSC)—can guard against system disruptions. Power System Small Signal Stability Analysis and Control examines the signal stability problem, providing an overview and analysis of the concepts and of the controllers used to mitigate it. Detailed mathematical derivations, illustrated case studies, the application of soft computation techniques, designs of robust controllers, and end-of-chapter exercises make it a useful resource to researchers, practicing engineers, and post-graduates in electrical engineering. Examines the power system small signal stability problem and various ways to mitigate it Offers a new and simple method of finding the optimal location of PSS in a multi-machine power system Provides relevant exercises to further illustrate chapter-specific content

Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing, Part II

Second International Conference, SEMCCO 2011, Visakhapatnam, India, December 19-21, 2011, Proceedings

Author: Bijata Ketan Panigraphi,Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan,Swagatam Das,Suresh Chandra Satapathy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364227241X

Category: Computers

Page: 332

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These two volumes, LNCS 7076 and LNCS 7077, constitute the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing, SEMCCO 2011, held in Visakhapatnam, India, in December 2011. The 124 revised full papers presented in both volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 422 submissions. The papers explore new application areas, feature new bio-inspired algorithms for solving specific hard optimization problems, and review the latest progresses in the cutting-edge research with swarm, evolutionary, and memetic computing in both theoretical and practical aspects.

Computational Techniques for Voltage Stability Assessment and Control

Author: Venkataramana Ajjarapu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387329358

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

View: 7941

This book provides comprehensive details on continuation power flow, and reviews concepts in bifurcation theory and continuation methods for assessing power system voltage stability. The author proposes a uniform framework that provides computational approaches for both short-term and long-term voltage stability phenomena. Readers can access the author’s web-based simulation tools, which are based on the advice in this book, to simulate tests of systems up to the size of 200 busses.