Artificial Ants: from collective intelligence to real life optimization and beyond
The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in ant colony algorithms. The first part of this book will help the reader to understand the basis of ant colony algorithms, and to map them to a panorama of applications in the field of optimization, particularly in the field of real-world applications. The second part deals with broader topics, such as those not limited to optimization problems, and provides an overview of current research in the field of artificial ants. The chapter "Artificial Ants: from collective intelligence to real life optimization and beyond" provides the state of the art of ant clustering algorithm.