Inspired by the remarkable ability of social insects to solve problems, Dorigo and Stützle introduce highly creative new technological design principles for seeking optimized solutions to extremely difficult real-world problems, such as network routing and task scheduling. This is essential reading not only for those working in artificial intelligence and optimization, but for all of us who find the interface between biology and technology fascinating.(Iain D. Couzin, University of Oxford)
Marco Dorigo and Thomas Stützle impressively demonstrate that the importance of ant behavior reaches fear beyond the sociobiological domain. Ant Colony Optimization presents the most successful algortihmic techniques to be developed on the basis on ant behavior. This book will certainly open the gates for new experimental work on decision making, division of labor, and communication; moreover, it will also inspire all those studying patterns of self-organization.(Bert Hölldobler, Professor of Behavior Physiology and Sociobiology, Biozentrum, University of Würzburg, Germany)
About the Author
Thomas Stützle is Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Darmstadt University of Technology.