A New Emigrant Creation Strategy Based on Local Best Sources for Parallel Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm


24th Signal Processing and Communication Application Conference (SIU), Zonguldak, Turkey, 16 - 19 May 2016, pp.901-904 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2016.7495886
  • City: Zonguldak
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.901-904
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Artificial Bee Colony algorithm, inspired by the foraging behavior of real honey bees, is one of the most important swarm intelligence based optimization algorithms. Like other population based evolutionary computation techniques, Artificial Bee Colony algorithm is suitable for parallelization on distributed architectures. In this paper, we presented a new emigrant creation strategy that is being distributed between subcolonies running simultaneously on the independent compute nodes. The running times and objective function values obtained by the parallelized Artificial Bee Colony algorithm with the proposed model on different number of compute nodes are compared with the sequential counterpart of the algorithm and it is seen that convergence performance of the parallelized Artificial Bee Colony algorithm is significantly improved with the proposed emigrant creation strategy.