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Title:Ant Colony Optimisation for Bin Packing and Cutting Stock Problems
Authors: Frederick Ducatelle ; John Levine
Date:Apr 2002
Publication Title:Procs of UKCI-01
The Bin Packing and Cutting Stock Problems are well known NP-hard combinatorial optimisation problems with many applications. A number of evolutionary computation techniques have been applied to these problems, including genetic algorithms and evolutionary strategies. In this work, we investigate the use of Dorigo's Ant Colony Optimisation meta-heuristic to solve Bin Packing and Cutting Stock Problems. We show that the technique works well and can outperform other EC techniques. It is also shown to be quite sensitive to the relative weighing of the heuristic (first fit decreasing) as opposed to pheromone trail information.
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author = { Frederick Ducatelle and John Levine },
title = {Ant Colony Optimisation for Bin Packing and Cutting Stock Problems},
year = 2002,
month = {Apr},

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