Isula: A java framework for ant colony algorithms

Gavidia-Calderon, Carlos and Beltrán Castañon, César (2020). Isula: A java framework for ant colony algorithms. SoftwareX, 11, article no. 100400.



Ant Colony Optimisation (ACO) algorithms emulate the foraging behaviour of ants to solve optimisation problems. They have proven effective in both academic and industrial settings. ACO algorithms share many features among them. Isula encapsulates these commonalities and exposes them for reuse in the form of a Java library. In this paper, we use the travelling salesman problem and image segmentation to showcase the framework capabilities using three top-performing ACO algorithms implemented in Isula. This framework is an open-source project available at GitHub, where is currently the most popular ACO java repository.

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