Research Output

Solving a real world routing problem using evolutionary agents.

  This paper investigates the solving of a real world routing problem using evolutionary algorithms embedded within a Multi-agent system (MAS). An architecture for the MAS is proposed and mechanisms for controlling the interactions of agents are investigated. The control mechanism used in the final solution is based on the concept of agents submitting bids to receive work. The agents are also allowed to alter their bidding strategies as the solution improves. The MAS solves the test problem is solved, which previously could not be solved within the hard constraints.

  • Date:

    07 September 2002

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006 Special Computer Methods

Citation

Urquhart, N. B., Ross, P., Paechter, B. & Chisholm, K. (2002). Solving a real world routing problem using evolutionary agents. ISBN 3540441395

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Keywords

Computer programming; Evolutionary algorithms; Multi-agent system; Computer architecture; Case study; Routing problem;

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