An algorithm that mimics the social hierarchy and navigation mechanism of grey wolves in nature to solve optimization problems.

An optimization algorithm inspired from bubble-net foraging of humpback whales.

The ALO algorithm mimics the hunting mechanism of antlions in nature. Five main steps of hunting prey such as the random walk of ants, building traps, entrapment of ants in traps, catching preys, and re-building traps are implemented.

The main inspiration of this optimizer is the navigation method of moths in nature called transverse orientation. Moths fly in night by maintaining a fixed angle with respect to the moon, a very effective mechanism for travelling in a straight line for long distances. However, these fancy insects are trapped in a useless/deadly spiral path around artificial lights. This paper mathematically models this behaviour to perform optimization.

The main inspiration of the DA algorithm originates from the static and dynamic swarming behaviors of dragonflies in nature. Two essential phases of optimization, exploration, and exploitation, are designed by modeling the social interaction of dragonflies in navigating, searching for foods, and avoiding enemies when swarming dynamically or statistically.

This algorithm mathematically models and mimics the behaviour of grasshopper swarms in nature for solving optimisation problems.

The main inspirations of this algorithm are based on three concepts in cosmology: white hole, black hole, and wormhole. The mathematical models of these three concepts are developed to perform exploration, exploitation, and local search, respectively.

This algorithm creates multiple initial random candidate solutions and requires them to fluctuate outwards or towards the best solution using a mathematical model based on sine and cosine functions. Several random and adaptive variables also are integrated to this algorithm to emphasize exploration and exploitation of the search space in different milestones of optimization.

The main inspiration of this algorithm is the swarming behavior of salps when navigating and foraging in oceans.

The PSO algorithm mimics the swarming behaviour of bird flocks in nature.

The ACO algorithm solves optimization problems in a similar manner that ants find the shortest path from a food source to their nest.

The GA algorithm inspires from Darwinian's survival of the fittest theory in nature.

This is a local search algorithm that attempts to find a better solution by making an incremental change to the solution.

Simulated annealing is an improved version of hill climbing that mimics the annealing process in metallurgy.

Differential evolution is an optimization algorithm that optimizes a problem by iteratively trying to improve a candidate solution with regard to a given measure of quality.

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