Ant colony optimisation is often used to construct solutions to problems for which it has no a-priori knowledge. However, decision makers and designers often have insight and practical experience concerning what constitutes good and acceptable solutions. In this paper we exploit this knowledge by applying a pre-seeding procedure to the initial pheromone structure. Using the real-world RFID antenna design problem, we show that very good solutions can be produced. Moreover, this technique allows fine tuning of the search procedure.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - 2010 6th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, eScience 2010|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||2010 6th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, eScience 2010 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia|
Duration: 7 Dec 2010 → 10 Dec 2010
|Conference||2010 6th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, eScience 2010|
|Period||7/12/10 → 10/12/10|