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Weis, G., Lewis, A., Randall, M. & Thiel, D. (2010). Pheromone pre-seeding for the construction of RFID antenna structures using ACO. Paper presented at the Sixth IEEE international conference on e-Science: e-Science 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

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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.



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