Solving a complex optimization problem in a limited timeframe is a tedious task. Conventional gradient-based optimization algorithms have their limitations in solving complex problems such as unit commitment, microgrid planning, vehicle routing, feature selection, and community detection in social networks. In recent years population-based bio-inspired algorithms have demonstrated competitive performance on a wide range of optimization problems. Chicken Swarm Optimization Algorithm (CSO) is one of such bio-inspired meta-heuristic algorithms mimicking the behaviour of chicken swarm. It is reported in many literature that CSO outperforms a number of well-known meta-heuristics in a wide range of benchmark problems. This paper presents a review of various issues related to CSO like general biology, fundamentals, variants of CSO, performance of CSO, and applications of CSO.
- Chicken Swarm Optimization algorithm
- Nature inspired intelligence
- Optimization algorithm