Novel Genetic Bees Algorithm applied to single machine scheduling problem

Michael S. Packianather, Baris Yuce, Ernesto Mastrocinque, Fabio Fruggiero, Duc Truong Pham, Alfredo Lambiase

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    The proposed novel Genetic Bees Algorithm (GBA) is an enhancement to the swarm-based Bees Algorithm (BA). It is called the Genetic Bees Algorithm because it has genetic operators. The structure of the GBA compared to the basic BA has two extra components namely, a Reinforced Global Search and a Jumping Function. The main advantage of adding the genetic operators to BA is that it will help the algorithm to avoid getting stuck in local optima. In this study the scheduling problem of a single machine was considered. When the basic BA was applied to solve this problem its performance was affected by its weakness in conducting global search to explore the search space. However, in most cases the proposed GBA overcame this issue due to the two new components which have been introduced.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorld Automation Congress (WAC), 2014
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-889335-49-0
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2014
    EventWorld Automation Congress - Waikoloa Hilton Village, Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, United States
    Duration: 3 Aug 20147 Aug 2014


    ConferenceWorld Automation Congress
    Abbreviated titleWAC
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityKona, Big Island of Hawaii
    Internet address


    • barium
    • genetics
    • Single machine scheduling
    • Educational institutions
    • Optimization
    • sociology
    • statistics
    • single machine scheduling
    • genetic algorithms
    • search problems
    • jumping function
    • genetic bees algorithm
    • GBA
    • single machine scheduling problem
    • swarm-based bees algorithm
    • genetic operators
    • reinforced global search component
    • Swarm Based Optimisation Technique (SBOT)
    • Bees Algorithm (BA)
    • Genetic Bees Algorithm (GBA)


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