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    • ISSN: 2301-3559
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jemal Antidze
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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Prof. Jemal Antidze
I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of LNSE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of Software Engineering.

LNSE 2013 Vol.1(3): 279-283 ISSN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2013.V1.61

Improved Bat Algorithm (IBA) on Continuous Optimization Problems

Selim Yilmaz and Ecir U. Kucuksille
Abstract—Heuristic optimization techniques have became very popular techniques and have widespread usage areas. Since they do not include mathematical terms, heuristic methods have been carried out on many fields by researchers. Main purpose of these techniques is to achieve good performance on problem of interest. One of these techniques is Bat Algorithm (BA). BA is an optimization algorithm based on echolocation characteristic of bats and developed by mimics of bats’ foraging behavior. In this study, exploration and exploitation mechanisms of BA are improved by three modifications. Performance of proposed and standard version of algorithm is compared on ten basic benchmark test problems. Results indicate that proposed version is better than standard version in terms of solution quality.

Index Terms—Bat algorithm, continuous optimization, exploration and exploitation, heuristics.

S. Yilmaz is with the Mechatronics Engineering Department, Pamukkale University, Kınıklı, 20070, Denizli, Turkey (e-mail: selimy@pau.edu.tr).
Ecir U. Kucuksille is with the Computer Engineering Department, Suleyman Demirel University, 32000, Isparta, Turkey (e-mail: ecirkucuksille@sdu.edu.tr).


Cite: Selim Yilmaz and Ecir U. Kucuksille, "Improved Bat Algorithm (IBA) on Continuous Optimization Problems," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 279-283, 2013.

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