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Natural Computing Series

Swarm Intelligence

Introduction and Applications

Editors: Blum, Christian, Merkle, Daniel (Eds.)

  • Combines an overview of swarm intelligence with an up-to-date treatment of the advances in the field
  • Of interest to novices and experienced researchers in the field
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The laws that govern the collective behavior of social insects, flocks of birds, or fish schools continue to mesmerize researchers. While individuals are rather unsophisticated, in cooperation they can solve complex tasks, a prime example being the ability of ant colonies to find shortest paths between their nests and food sources. Task-solving results from self-organization, which often evolves from simple means of communication, either directly or indirectly via changing the environment, the latter referred to as stigmergy. Scientists have applied these principles in new approaches, for example to optimization and the control of robots. Characteristics of the resulting systems include robustness and flexibility. This field of research is now referred to as swarm intelligence.

The contributing authors are among the top researchers in their domain. The book is intended to provide an overview of swarm intelligence to novices, and to offer researchers in the field an update on interesting recent developments. Introductory chapters deal with the biological foundations, optimization, swarm robotics, and applications in new-generation telecommunication networks, while the second part contains chapters on more specific topics of swarm intelligence research such as the evolution of robot behavior, the use of particle swarms for dynamic optimization, and organic computing.

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"This book, edited by Christian Blum and Daniel Merkle, gives us the state of the art in this new and intriguing field of research, through a collection of eight chapters written by leading experts in the field. … Overall, this book is successful in presenting how naturally inspired design differs from traditional approaches … . an interesting read for researchers, to learn the latest developments in this fascinating field, and also for beginners, to get an introduction to swarm intelligence topics and applications." (Alessandro Berni, ACM Computing Reviews, June, 2009)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Biological Foundations of Swarm Intelligence

    Beekman, Madeleine (et al.)

    Pages 3-41

  • Swarm Intelligence in Optimization

    Blum, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 43-85

  • Swarm Robotics

    Şahin, Erol (et al.)

    Pages 87-100

  • Routing Protocols for Next-Generation Networks Inspired by Collective Behaviors of Insect Societies: An Overview

    Farooq, Muddassar (et al.)

    Pages 101-160

  • Evolution, Self-organization and Swarm Robotics

    Trianni, Vito (et al.)

    Pages 163-191

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-74089-6
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Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-74088-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-09343-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Swarm Intelligence
Book Subtitle
Introduction and Applications
Editors
  • Christian Blum
  • Daniel Merkle
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74089-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74089-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74088-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09343-2
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 286
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