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Author, Editor
Author(s):
Kötzing, Timo
Lehre, Per Kristian
Neumann, Frank
Oliveto, Pietro S.
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Not MPG Author(s):
Lehre, Per Kristian
Oliveto, Pietro S.
Editor(s):
Pelikan, Martin
Branke, Jürgen
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Not MPII Editor(s):
Pelikan, Martin
Branke, Jürgen
BibTeX cite key*:
Koe-Leh-Neu-Oli:c:10:AcoMinCut
Title, Booktitle
Title*:
Ant Colony Optimization and the Minimum Cut Problem
Booktitle*:
Proceedings of 12th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO-2010)
Event, URLs
Conference URL::
Downloading URL:
Event Address*:
Portland, USA
Language:
English
Event Date*
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Organization:
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Event Start Date:
7 July 2010
Event End Date:
11 July 2010
Publisher
Name*:
ACM
URL:
Address*:
New York, NY
Type:
Vol, No, Year, pp.
Series:
Volume:
Number:
Month:
Pages:
1393-1400
Year*:
2010
VG Wort Pages:
ISBN/ISSN:
978-1-4503-0072-5
Sequence Number:
DOI:
10.1145/1830483.1830741
Note, Abstract, ©
(LaTeX) Abstract:
Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is a powerful metaheuristic for solving combinatorial optimization problems. With this paper we contribute to the theoretical understanding of this kind of algorithm by investigating the classical minimum cut problem.
An ACO algorithm similar to the one that was proved successful for the minimum spanning tree problem is studied.
Using rigorous runtime analyses we show how the ACO algorithm behaves similarly to Karger and Stein's algorithm for the minimum cut problem as long as the use of pheromone values is limited. Hence optimal solutions are obtained in expected polynomial time. On the other hand, we show that high use of pheromones has a negative effect, and the ACO algorithm may get trapped in local optima resulting in an exponential runtime to obtain an optimal solution.
This result indicates that ACO algorithms may be inappropriate for finding minimum cuts.
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MPG Unit:
Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
MPG Subunit:
Algorithms and Complexity Group
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BibTeX Entry:

@INPROCEEDINGS{Koe-Leh-Neu-Oli:c:10:AcoMinCut,
AUTHOR = {K{\"o}tzing, Timo and Lehre, Per Kristian and Neumann, Frank and Oliveto, Pietro S.},
EDITOR = {Pelikan, Martin and Branke, J{\"u}rgen},
TITLE = {Ant Colony Optimization and the Minimum Cut Problem},
BOOKTITLE = {Proceedings of 12th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO-2010)},
PUBLISHER = {ACM},
YEAR = {2010},
ORGANIZATION = {Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)},
PAGES = {1393--1400},
ADDRESS = {Portland, USA},
ISBN = {978-1-4503-0072-5},
DOI = {10.1145/1830483.1830741},
}


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