An evolutionary multiagent diffusion approach to optimization

Kwok Ching Tsui*, Jiming LIU

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This article proposes a novel multiagent approach to optimization inspired by diffusion in nature called Evolutionary Multiagent Diffusion (EMD). Each agent in EMD makes the decision to diffuse based on the information shared between its parent and its siblings. The behavior of EMD is analyzed and its relation to similar search algorithms is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-733
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence

User-Defined Keywords

  • Autonomy oriented computation
  • Emergent behavior
  • Evolutionary diffusion
  • Multiagent system
  • Optimization

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